Higher Level of Light

The Cosmic Cookie trail has led me to the following blog posts today….I read the first one in my email and thought I should share this one. I ran some errands, did the normal day to day stuff and then came upon the second blog post….I think I am being shown a message and wanted to share.

I found it interesting that BOTH blog posts were discussing ways to increase Light or raise vibration.  It is so easy in our day to day lives to forget to take care of ourselves in these very basic ways.  You can read both blog posts at the following links:

The first is by Hibiscus Moon:

http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/raise-vibes-home/

This one is by Julia Griffen:

http://onetrueself.com/living-with-a-higher-level-of-light/

May the Cosmic Cookie Trail lead you on your journey of discovery!

©09142016 Wolf Woman Ways

The Symbolism of the Skull

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A beautiful blood stone skull is in my guardianship that I have lovingly named Prometheus. Being with him during a meditation the other day invoked a thoughtful process of the meaning of the human skull throughout the ages.

You often find it in ghoulish pictures of Gothic inspired imagery created to invoke mystery, but the human skull has held a far greater meaning one that is held in both reverence and fear.

One of the classical meanings of the human skull is that of “memento mori” that which means to remember your mortality. This expression is directed to remember your death or literally to die. The ancient Greek philosophers that practiced Stoicism, Neoplatonism and Epicurean philosophy often pondered on the meaning of death, a subject that has not been diluted over time. One that was most probably taken from the ancient Sanskrit of the Verdict system.

The idea of philosophy as the “Practice of Death” is central to the western philosophical tradition and the meditation of death is the meditation of life.

“The exercise of living well

And the exercise of dying well

Are one and the same”

-Epicurus- (340BC)

It is through this practice that philosophers maintain tranquillity in the midst’s of the tumultuous circumstances of life therefore inward concentration can be thought of dying before you die. This will assist in living in the present and making the most of your life, it will assist you to live in whatever Nirvana you choose. It will encourage you to seize the day or “Carp Diem” usually represented as a skull with a red rose wreath.

Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and even Christianity all hold similar concepts, even in the macabre meaning of the Knights Templar that is associated with the Holy Grail all of which create a state of enlightenment akin to that spoken of by the Gnostics, alchemists and mystics.

For some, skulls can also symbolise protection, strength, power, fearlessness, wisdom, guidance, surviving through difficult times and immortality all of which lean towards the mysteries of dying before you die.

A beautiful poem by Rumi invokes feelings of the ancient translation of death one that reverberates till this day.

“Die! Die! Die in this love! If you die in this love, your soul will be renewed. Die! Die! Don’t fear the death of that which is known if you die to the temporal, you will become timeless.”

-Rumi-

Halloween, All saints day, All souls day, The Day of the Dead in Mexico (Dia De Mouertos) all have similar meaning. These festivals are popular with the symbolism of the skull that is identified with death. This is the time where the veil between the worlds is thin and therefore a good time to communicate with those from the spirit world. They will hear your prayers, they will give you guidance, and they will even offer you protection. These festivals span thousands of years and in Mesoamerica were dedicated to the Lady of the dead.

Another image that you may be familiar is the serpent crawling through the eye sockets of the skull. The serpent is considered a Chthonic God of Knowledge and Immortality (God of the Underworld). The serpent is always making its way thought the skull, representing knowledge that persists beyond death. As the Serpent guards the tree in the Garden of Hesperides and in a familiar story thousands of years later in the Garden of Eden it holds the secrets to the cosmos. The eternal knowledge within, the Holy Grail, the Kapala (in Sanskrit) and all of infinity.

Feeling Stuck?

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following blog post today:

http://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/dioptase.html

The blog post tells how the crystal Dioptase can help when you are feeling stuck…it brings up whether it is a past life karmic issue that is stopping your forward movement.  Here is some of the information from the blog post:

“It helps you to live in the moment and at the same time activates past life memories. By using this awareness of the past, you can release the karma from past lives that is holding you back.”

If you have pain in your feet, legs, or hips (all related to moving forward) you may want to check out this crystal to help you in your spiritual journey!

May the Cosmic Cookie Trail help you with your own spiritual journey of discovery!

© 08302016 Wolf Woman Ways

 

Witches Bottles

With this Full Moon coming up I got to thinking: what kinds of witchy things would I like to do?  The Cosmic Cookie Trail steps in and starts drawing my attention to Witches Bottles!  At Yule a few years ago I made one with some friends but haven’t done so since.  Time to look over my inventory of herbs and start planning.  You can read the article The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to at the following link:

http://www.earthwitchery.com/witch-bottle.html

©08172016 Wolf Woman Ways

Five Cosmic Crystals for Starseeds

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to this interesting article about Starseeds and five crystals that: “If you are a Starseed who needs a little help in that department, there are five crystals that can awaken your stellar memories and gifts–helping you execute your mission.”

You can read the rest of the article and learn about the cosmic crystals at the following link:

http://www.adriennegoff.com/2016/07/06/five-cosmic-crystals-for-starseeds/

May the Cosmic Cookie Trail lead you to where you need to go!

©08032016 Wolf Woman Ways

Top 4 Crystals to Work with Moon Energy

Hibiscus Moon has a blog post about which crystals to use to work with Moon energy.

Here is part of what she has to say”

“Intention

I feel that when you’re working with different phases of the moon, it’s not so much about the specific crystals that you choose to work with, because there are several different ones, but more about your intention of working with that particular moon phase.

There are several crystals that have vibrational frequencies that align with the moon in general, no matter what phase the moon is in at that particular time. Which is great b/c it makes uncomplicated work of it.

Again, it doesn’t matter whether it’s full moon or new moon, what I feel is most important is that you be very clear on what your intentions are & that you align them with that particular phase of the moon.

Here’s a very general summary of those energies…”

You can read the rest of the article at the following link:

 

http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/top-4-crystals-to-work-with-moon-energy/

©07272016 Wolf Woman Ways

How to Balance Chakras

There is a nice blog post at the following link to learn how to balance chakras using crystals.

This is part 3 of the articles that Hibiscus Moon has written.

 

http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/balance-chakras/

©07202016 Wolf Woman Ways

Black Tibetan Quartz and the power of OM

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Tibetan Black Quartz. One of the most spirituals uplifting and ethereal quartzes I know.
A powerful stone said to hold the energy of the OM and you can feel this when you are with one.
Choose this elder wisely for if you do the power to release unwanted energy blockages and balance all you chakras and meridians allows for an ethereal experience.

It bestows purification, protection and spiritual attainment. A wonderful crystal to use during mediation allows you to enter a space within.
It is said that a double terminated Tibetan Quartz is one of the most powerful stones for spiritual protection found, this makes it a wonderful tool for healers.

These crystals are especially good for girding to create a mini- vortex of good vibration. They harmonise well with Moldavite, Lemurian seed, Lithium and Faden Quartz.
Just remember when seeking one of these quartzes allow it to choose you. Have patience and it will come to you.

Many blessing Hypatia

 

Crystals and their Magical Properties

The Master List of Crystals and their Magical Properties

Found a neat blog post that has a list of the magical properties of various crystals.  I enjoy using crystals in ritual, or making mojo bags, or gem elixirs so this list is very helpful for when I am planning out what to use.  The blog post can be found at the following link:

http://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2016/05/the-master-list-of-crystals-and-their.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AncientMagicalRecipesOnlineNatureThroughSpellsAndHerbalMagicMagicSpellsHerbs+%28*+Ancient+Magical+Recipes+Online+*+Nature+through+Spells+and+Herbal+Magic+*+Magic+Spells+Herbs%29

©06152016 Wolf Woman Ways