Being an empath during this unprecedented time in recent history that is battling a worldwide pandemic called COVID-19/Cornavirus/Novel Coronavirus. This virus that we have not been exposed to ever is making some people very ill and killing a lot of them is very difficult for the human population in just about every part of our lives. Many people are having moderate to high levels of, hopelessness, grieving, worry, anxiety, depression, etc, and we as empaths can feel this no matter how strong of an empathic ability.
I am a strong emotional empath and have not been feeling well for weeks now to the point where my doctors had me do to different tests to make sure I did not have COVID-19. Thank the Goddess both the nasal swap and blood test came back negative. My fibromyalgia flare pain is off the charts, daily migraines, and reaching for sweets in place of dealing with what I was feeling, have a terrible cough, sore throat, and just want to sleep until this whole thing passes. I do know almost nothing in the USA will be the same as before COVID-19 and that scares me.
So I thought I had figured out why I was not feeling well at all and felt so weighed down when I stood up I had to have my knees slightly bent. My shoulders felt as if there was a huge weight on each of them. I could feel negativity literally bouncing around inside of me. Yesterday was the feeling that broke this camel’s back. It was a feeling of this is the simplest thing to pay a bill online but I couldn’t get it done.
Somehow I allowed energies in again yesterday, probably because my bubble wasn’t strong enough to start with, and last night the coughing kept me up most of the night. During this period of coughing and no sleep I came up with a solution with what to do with all the negative feelings of others no matter what they are based on. First and always smudge or however you cleanse negativity out of your sacred space your your are working this request in a clean environment. I proceeded to make the bubble I have around me very thick and sticky so the negative feelings stick to the bubble than I can gather them up and then banish negativity into the Sun, I use the Ancient Egypt God name RA, to have them burned up so they do not transfer to another person especially those who are sick, worrying about a loved one or grieving those who died.
To help protect yourself from everyone else’s feelings that are good and/or bad call upon the Goddess and/or God you feel most comfortable working with to wrap you in a cotton bunting full of their love and comfort. Next ask them to surround you in a bubble that will hold the negative feelings but strong enough that they do not get through to you. Then as often as you feel you need to banish those feels into the Sun do so. This will put you in an emotional void of all but your true feeling making it easier to deal with them. I used this to put my 2 familiars in separate from me and each other bubbles. I left a very minute way for my husband’s love which I found out yesterday was a mistake as we had a small tift and all that negative energy started bouncing around my bubble working itself inward which brought back all the bad side effects that I had before I put my bubble up. So as hard as it may be for you to cut all emotional ties with everyone in your life until you feel you have healed and are ready to go back to deal with everyone’s feelings from anywhere in the world Keep your emotional vacuum bubble in place. Now that negativity cannot attach to or be around you do a very thorough smudging of your entire home and either put up for the first time or to reinforce the blessings you already have on you home, After this collect up all the negativity and banish it into the Sun to be incinerated,
I hope this story and ideas for dealing with not wanting to feel other’s emotion helps at least one empath to reclaim their own feelings, to let your empathic ability to hibernate so you come back feeling better and stronger. If any empath wants to “speak” with me about what I have written here please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am in a valuable position myself because of being a strong emotional empath and can help the dead cross from this plain into the next and hear spirits talking to me I need to be a little selfish and not reading a venting email. You can still email you venting to me but please put “This is a Venting” in your emails Subject Line and then I will put it aside until I can read and reply to them. No matter how long you may have studied magic or what position we hold in our coven we are still humans with human frailties.
You to take if you want to – For my Sisters, Brothers, and myself I ask the Universe to help me send love, comfort, healing, and positive energy to each of you dear Sisters and Brothers and Others. May the Goddesses and Gods watch over you in this period of so many uncertainties and bring you through to the other side of “Stay at Home” in one piece mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. May you find at least one small thing that brings a smile to your face and/or a calming of mind, body, and spirit. Until we meet again Sisters and Brothers Blessed be.
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[Not just for Pagan children that are homeschooled but for any Pagan child)
The world of homeschooling is dominated by Christians, and the majority of online resources are Bible-based. For someone who is Pagan, it gets pretty frustrating to find great printables that aren’t filled with Bible scriptures or Christian phrasing. So I wanted to create a resource for all of us who are parents and/or homeschoolers who are following other spiritual paths.
My purpose is to create pages that can be mixed in with other resources to add some Pagan terminology, ideals and history so that people can teach their children something that is uniquely Pagan.
I also intend to have selections of nature-based and generically “spiritual” material that could be used by folks who aren’t really Pagan but want an option away from the Christian materials as well.
I know that the term “Pagan” covers a huge range of faiths and beliefs, and I hope that I can properly respect them all here. My own path is more Wiccan and you’ll tend to see more material along that slant (lots of altars, Sabbats and pentacles!). I’d welcome any comments or suggestions from other beliefs so that I can accurately cover them. I apologize in advance if I have included anything that is inaccurate about other religions. Feel free to let me know.
So, welcome to Little Pagan Acorns and I hope that there is something here to help with your Pagan homeschooling and parenting!
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Written By Priestess Hypatia
For Coven Life
Before we begin to work Magick we need to understand what Magick is and where it comes from.
“You are the most powerful tool in your life. Use your energy, your thoughts and your magick wisely!” “Magick is an art; using reality and the world as its canvas.”
Throughout history the mystery of the human mind and its infinite powers has intrigued many philosophers dating back even further than the ancient Egyptians.
It is humanities natural disposition of ‘thinking’ that is one of the most powerful tools designated to our species. Anatomically human beings have the largest prefrontal cortex across all primates. This part of the association cortex is implicated in higher cognition and affect, one that simply translates as:
Humans have the ability to hold on to an idea, one that could guide our future decisions. It allows us to set goals, choose appropriate courses of action among many options, suppress unwanted and unacceptable responses and reactions and determine and correlate the relationship between objects and concepts. Now does that sound familiar, it should, as it’s the foundation of Magick!
The above ‘Thinker’ is a wonderful example of humanities ‘predisposition’. Yes we live more so in our heads than any other species. Sometimes good sometimes bad, but its moderation that is the key to a balanced human life. Possessing this incredible cognitive behavior possibly separates us from the other living creatures.
On the positive, it allows us to set tasks by holding information to initiate and sustain activity. We are able to observe and detect that activity through emotional regulation. This is done by anticipating and monitoring stimuli through switching our attention enabling us to execute control over life’s situations. Once again, all this should sound familiar as it the foundation of Magick!
“Be mindful of your self-talk. It is a conversation with the universe. You are a being, full of infinite possibilities! Focus your mind with positivity and you will have dictated the direction of your journey, your soul and your being, cascading in infinite abundance.”
― Angie Karan
Moderation for Abundance
Is the key to a balanced human life, one that has the potential to be filled with Magick at every breath. It is the power of the mind that allows Magick to be used for good or ill.
Magick is neither good nor bad, IT JUST IS, however this is a setting for another conversation.
The great injunction of the Greek Mysteries that were the predecessors of the Egyptian Mysteries was ‘Know the self’. In doing so, you understand that the true will and power was of the mind, this is where all the Magick you will ever need lies. How you perceive the world around you is what sets the stage for you as a practitioner of the Magickal arts, first and foremost you need to begin with understanding and healing YOURSELF as the only way to change your life is to change yourself first.
The Liberated Mind
The concept that we own nothing, that all we have is on loan, is a worldwide notion among many indigenous cultures that still holds true to their traditions. The seed of selfishness and greed takes root in the subconscious stirred by insecurities, this is where moderation needs to be applied.
Through will power, faith, imagination and concentration a liberated mind is able to draw to themselves the things that they need by awakening their endless powers one that allows you to experience abundance.
Communing with your own mind and becoming one with the Natural World is the definition of ‘as within so without’, Uniting with the Cosmic Mind is ‘as above so below’ both are one and the same- this is the true essence of Natural Magick. For instance, in order to connect to the element of fire, you need to become that element, same as becoming a mountain, stream, eagle, cat, snake etc, you see through their power, their eyes, their being, or their inanimate structure. This is the theory of say when a Magickal practitioner can turn into a cat, a tree, a bird and in Greek Mythology- Mountains, rivers, mythical creatures and even elements.
So how is this done?
Through the Power of the Mind!
The following is an extract from the ‘Flying Rolls’. Papers written by members from an order called the Golden Dawn.
One such paper is entitled “A few thought on Imagination” dating back to 1892.
‘Imagination creates a form on the astral level (now known as astral projection) or even some higher plane that makes it as real and objective as our earthly surroundings’.
It then goes on to say that;
‘Imagination must be distinguished from roving thoughts and empty vision resulting in an orderly and intentional mental process’.
‘To practice magick, both practice and will must be called into action’
In the next series
I will be looking at The Elements and the Magick they hold.
Written By Priestess Hypatia
For Coven Life
Some Definitions for a Better Understanding:
Natural– existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind
Magick– exceptional skill or talent or the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces
Practical– sensible and realistic in their approach to a situation or problem or likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasible.
“Egyptians termed Nature Herself a magician, because She has the alluring power to draw like things by likes; and this power, say they, consists love; and the things that we so draw and brought together by the affinity of Nature, these they said, were drawn by magick”
-Giambattista della Porta
Natural magick is a practical way of transforming, transmuting and translating Natures divine code by understanding Natures miracles, respecting Her laws and working to the benefit of all and everything.
Philosophers, prophets, priests, priestesses, Druids and Chaldean’s all practiced the ancient art of alchemy that is now known as science. ‘For natural magick is nothing but popular science, cosmology, geology, optics, plant products, medicines, poisons, cooking etc’. In other words, magick is in the stones, the flowers, the stars the wind at dawn and the sunset at dusk.
Does all that sound familiar?
It should, as the above examples are some of the basic foundations of what a Witch does and has always worked with.
This knowledge has been passed down throughout humanities history making it accessible to the modern day magickal practitioner by observation, by recorded history and of course experimentation.
Natural magick is not just about amulets, chanting and spell work. It encompasses the philosophical aspects of nature and has attracted the likes of Theophrastus, Aristotle, Avicenna and Agrippa. For the inquisitive mind natural magick is unavoidable. Observation of Natures elemental matrix has stimulated some of the greatest modern minds as well that include Tesla, Einstein and Beethoven just to name a few. However, you do not need to be a genius to understand and practice natural magick, that’s what makes it so practical. You do however need to have an enthusiasm and curiosity for the natural world as it is through this portal that all the other dimensions of what we recognize as our alternate reality can be accessed. Understanding the foundations of Nature’s laws is not only essential but important for the ethical and moral practice of magick.
Throughout history and modern times, from the Shamans of Siberia to the Druids of the Isles, natural magick has woven its law into the tapestry of such ancient cultures giving birth to folklore, myth and legend.
In the continents of Africa, the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe peoples understanding of the natural laws has allowed them to continue their Earth Walk since the beginning of time immemorial. They understand that it’s not about changing Mother Nature, it’s about assimilating and merging with Her. Magick works because of Nature’s laws, not in spite of them.
Humanities quest to understand the laws of Nature have been long and arduous.
When one works against the natural laws the consequences are here for our observation, one being climate change, bringing on dis- ease of all that it touches from planet to plant to animal.
When one works with the laws of Nature the benefits are wondrous, including longevity, preservation, and conservation and good health of the planet and the persons. Such efforts are rewarded with Nature’s pharmacy of clean air, clean food, clean water, clean energy, and clean medicines (direct from Nature and not synthetically produced).
All we need is the ability to see it, understand it and apply it.
Our ancestors lived close to the earth, they held an intimate relationship with the Great Mother and through observation and devout worship they could predict the behavior of Nature and Her phenomena.
Did you know that……
The layers of a locally grown onion can indicate the severity of the coming winter. This is not prophesy, this is observation.
In the first of the series- I will be mentioning one of the greatest instruments of magick and where it ALL starts- The Magick of the Mind.
We all need to protect ourselves from unwanted energies that we pick up from others, so today I thought I would share with you a modality that is completely mine that you can use on a daily basis to protect yourself in your path of being a witch.
When we pick up others energies, we are taking on their emotions and moods. This shield should be practice at lease once a day, so either in the morning or at night, whichever is best for you.
Start by getting comfortable, and a place you will not be disturbed. Start by closing your eyes and releasing tension or anxiety as much as you can.
Now visualize a purple light surrounding you, starting at the top of your head and then flowing down your entire body, through your heart Chakra down into your feet and then releasing into Mother Earth.
Now remember the purple light will get stronger and stronger and it is filling your body and its origin comes from the Goddess and God of your choice.
Next you will let the purple light come back up into your feet and then it surrounds your entire body into an oval shape, expanding out from your body. As the light forms around your body it encases you and it stretches out for 2 inches, then four inches, then 6 inches out from your body.
Now, affirm this statement: “The power of the Universe has surrounded me. Therefore the purple light around my aura is strong and protected, whereas it will repell any and all unwanted energy from others. I am safe within the boundaries of this purple light and nothing can harm or affect me. So mote it be!”
Now image the purple light going into the Universe, but the protection shield around you will remain enforced.
Now severe the rest of the energy by placing your hands about your head and slowly coming down and touching Mother Earth.
This is a very strong modality that I can up with about six months ago and it is very strong. I use it daily.
Witches I thought it would be a great idea to post today on what crystals that is good to use for the beginner witch. When I started out on my journey in witchcraft I started looking at what crystals I could you and I found it hard to find the information therefore that is why I choose to post this today to help my fellow witches.
List of crystals that every witch should have in their witch toolbox…
Hematite: this is good to use for grounding, protection, and scrying
Rose Quartz: this is good for promoting love and helps fight anxiety and depression.
Clear Quartz: this is good for protection, healing, and clarity.
Selenite: Prevents bad dreams and great for clarity.
Amethyst: Used for protection and helps to rebut effects you don’t want.
These stones will help every witch out there in everyday life and for use during rituals or really anything and everything in your life.