Samhain blessings from Coven Life
Let me start by reminding you the Universe, Gods, and Goddesses do not wear watches, look at clocks, or use calendars as we do. Where we may think of time in different ways for different things in this lifetime starting with a year being 365 days for 3 years in a row and than the 4th year has 366 days. Or to break it down smaller those day are broke down into 12 months 11 of them always have either 30 or 31 days and the 12th month consist of 28 dayys for 3 years in a row and every 4th year it gets 1 extra day. The 12 months break down in 52 weeks most consistening of 7 days. 7 days breaks down for a total of 168 hrs or 24 hours per day every day of a year. I could go futher and break it down to the number of minutes and seconds per day but I don’t feel like borung you or doing the math right now. The form of a calendar was introduced in 1584 by Pope Gergory XIII and is referred to as the Gregorian calendar.
Right about now if I were you I would be asking myself, “What does this have to do with Witchcraft and spellwork?” The answers is we are bound on this planet by time restrictions be it something that make time seem to go faster or be it something that makes it feel like time is running slower but no matter on the passing of time feels a day still only has 24 hours, each hour 60 minutes, and each minute has 60 seconds.
When we write a spell the questios I was taught to ask and teach my students to ask include When should the spell start and when should it come to furitation? Going back to my original sentence that Goddesses, Gods, and The Universe do not wear watches or look at clocks to find out what time it is, nor do thet look at at calendar to see the day or date or even what year it is.
Keeping in mind about time, the Universe, and when you want a spell to come to fruitation bring the results you want. Let me tell you from personal experience one spell I did multiple times a years for 17 years and each year I would pick a date for my spell to come to fruitation. I wrote a spell for each phase of the Moon asking for a coffee shop to open up within walking distance of my house. Here’s where we go to lack of Universal time for me it took 17 1/2 years for my spell to work but if you think of how long scientists have said our universe has been around those 17 1/2 years are probably less than a blink of an I for the God and Goddess I invoked to help my spells to have more power. But there is now a nice coffee shop about 5 blocks from my home that also has yummy baked goods they make right there.
A close friend of mine wrote different spell and rituals to bring as perfect of a fit as possible to what she wanted in a man for a long term relationship. After dating a few men that were not right at all when she really got to know them. But she kept empowering a special jar where she placed things and a list of the qualties the right man she wanted it had. Each time she tired and it wasn’t the right man she got discouraged but did not give up and about 4 years after doing a lovers spell for the 1st her dream man came into her life and they are very happy together. I need to stress this was not a special to make a specific man fall in love with her. The spell was sent out for a man to come to her of his own free will to see if they were compatible or not.
The reason for these examples is to stress you may have to wait for your spell to work and when it does it is because it is at the time in your life you really need it to come to fruition. So don’t get upset if it doesn’t happen by the date you set for it to. I have learned instead of setting a specific date I want wherever it is I did the spell for I ask the deity and/or universe to find the right time in my life for it to happen. There are exceptions to this like healing or comforting spells or a ritual for someone who died to cross the veil as these are thing we need our spells to work as quick as possible and the Goddesses and Gods can see the urgency in the spell or ritual happening right now.
I have been asked many times if a spell has to rhyme or not. This is a topic that is damaged daily by pagans especially witches. The Wicce/Wican Rede says, “To bind the spell every time, let the spell be speak in rhyme.” But their are traditions in the pagan community that follow none of the Wicce/Wiccan and even some witches that do follow the major part of the Rede,”Do what ye will, least it harm none, and” do not always rhyme spells. Personally most of my spells rhyme but longer ones usually do not. I have over the years that when my spells rhyme because it takes longer for me to write them which helps me to focus more on my intent to make sure the words I am using have the correct meaning for the out come I want.
I strongly suggest that every with who is writing spells have a regular dictionary, a thesaurus (sometimes a word you are using his no rhyming word that works for your spell so you can look it up and find others words with same meaning that rhyme with another word you want to use in your spell), and lastly a rhyme dictionary (this dictionary has been invisible to me when my brain derails from failing to come up with the word I want to use.)
I teach my students as I was taught to have any spell we write to be able to answer all 6 of these questions:
Who is the spell for?
Why does the person including yourself want it done?
What is the spell for?
When is the best for the spell to be done?
When should the spell come to fruition?
How is the spell going to be done? This answer would list things like herbs, essential to oils, crystals, bags to make into a mojo bag, candles, paper, pen, altar items, etc.
The great thing about being a with is you do not have to follow my suggestions at all and do spell in a way you are comfortable with and you get results from.
Copyright Lady Beltane 2019
This evening in the Northern Hemisphere celebrating Samhain your ritual was written by Coven Life and Witches of The Craft High Priestess Lady Beltane who will also lead it.
This morning in the Southern Hemisphere celebrating Beltane your ritual was written by High Priestess Beth of Guild of the Gods located in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. She will also be leading your ritual.
Everyone is welcomed to do both the Samhain and Beltane rituals no matter which hemisphere you live in. As the Beltane ritual uses planting of seeds for part of it those in the Northern Hemisphere might want to empower the package of seeds write down the goals and then plant them in the spring and carry on with the rest of the ritual then.
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Paper and Pen
This is information on what using a drum to accompany other instruments or by itself means to most Native Americans. Our coven Brother White Wolf wrote to friend and brother named Chief Golden Light Eagle. To listen to more of Chief Golden Light Eagle interesting and truthful videos covering different topics Chief Golden Light Eagle
Now on to the drumming information from Chief Golden Light Eagle via White Wolf…
“Whiteman uses drums in their dances — rock and roll, country and western and all sorts of other music categories — the sound of drums move people in many different way. So yes the heartbeat is what everyone depends on to stay alive – the drum helps us to remember our own heart – beat, our own breath and our life.
So yes the heartbeat is what everyone depends onto stay alive – the drum helps us to remember our own heartbeat, our own breath and our life.”
From White Wolf…
“The Native Americans believe that using a drum connects our heartbeat to Mother Earth’s heartbeat”
I am still not fit to be seen but at least I had the energy thanks to Sirona and Kwan Yin to catch up on birthday horoscope posts.
I apologize to my Southern Hemisphere brothers, sisters, and guests for not getting a current Moon phase and planetary positions up for you the last few days.
To my Northern Hemisphere brothers, sisters and guests I apologize for you missing a couple of days for the current Moon phase and planetary positions.
This is a rock and roll oldie. I hope you enjoy watching it and hopefully get a little chuckle out of it The Monster Mash Light Show
This is an interesting video showing a Beltane Fire Dance
No matter what sex you feel you are inside male, female, transgender, gay, lesbian, other, straight.
No matter what you look like on the outside or the color of your skin.
No matter whether you are obviously disabled or your disability cannot be easily seen by others.
No matter what path you choose as your spiritual one. There are way to many “main strean and clut religions” and “spirituality groups” to name.
As long as you are content and happy in your own skin and mind what anyone says about you to you face or behind your back please practice on not taking it personally, try not to allow yourself to become upset or angry. Instead attempt to ask the person in a kind ans calm manner why they are saying whatever about you and ask that tthe listen to yoour side of what happened.
Remember no has control over our emotions or the way we react to things except for ourself. Another person cannot make you angry but you can choose to react to whatever with anger.
Maybe some of you are asking yourself how did Lady Beltane go from talking about preconceived prejudice aimed at people different than youself to who has the ultimate control over our feelings. The answer dear brothers and sisters is prejudice and our feelings are intricately tied to gather when we say a person and/or speak to them.
Here is the actual “A Thought for Today”—-
How often do you turn your head when you are all alone in a public place because you notice someone looking at you just because they are different on the outside than you are?
Here is a little challenge for you — instead of turning away from that person say,” Hello, I’m ____. Who are you?” Than you can try to ask them to join you in a cup of coffee or tea or prehaps soda. Then if they accept be sur you don’t talk only about yourself, make sure to ask the other pers about themself. Most importantly don’t just here what they are saying instead actively listen to them. I think you will be surprised to find the two of you are not that much different.
Please let us know in a comment how the coversation went.
6 of Pentacles….is your integrity high? If it is, life is, life is looking pretty abundant for you this week!
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This is an introduction to help explain the title question. Today’s post is just going to answer frequently ask questions I have gotten over the years. Some of the other topics for this series will include but not limited to magickal tools, herbs, essential oils, crystals, precious and semi-precious gems, stones, your Book of Shadows, your altar and what you want to put on it, spells, rituals, etcetera. Most of the topics have other posts about them on Coven Life and Witches of The Craft. I also might add viedo links and/or a link for a general search on that day’s topic.
If you have questions about things in any of the post please ask them in the Comment box located below each post. This way if other people have the same question I only have to answer once.
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Any questions please ask them in the Comment section and I will reply to them by 8:00 PM CDT.
Tomorrow’s topic will be “Magickal Tool.” I look forward to learning different ways of doing things for every topic with you.
Many people would be shocked to learn that sometimes their entire load of curbside recycling is thrown straight into a landfill.
While recycling programs vary in different areas, most curbside programs follow a similar system; the recycling is picked up and taken to a sorting facility where materials are separated, then those materials are sold to various companies that make products out of recycled materials.
When people place non-recyclable items into their recycling bins, it keeps this system from being as efficient as it can be. Non-recyclable items can contaminate other recyclables, slow down the process and even damage machines. In order to keep the system running efficiently, sorting facilities may deem entire bins of recycling as trash if there are non-recyclables in with them.
This means that all of the plastic, glass and paper you assumed was going to be used to make recycled products is really just sitting in a landfill, releasing toxic chemicals into the ecosystem and finding its way into the digestive systems of birds and other wildlife.
In order to make it easier to avoid this, we’ve put together a list of 11 items you should never recycle.