So today I would like to go over a really simple house purification ritual/ceremony.
I think ceremonies are more fluid and rituals follow things step by step. I find that ceremonies that I make on the spot are much more powerful than rituals, for me personally.
I feel like my magic can flow wherever its needed within the spell and if animals giving their medicine are nearby I am much more aware and receptive of their help.
So all you need is:
-Preferably a clear path all the way around your house, but can be optional.
Why these ingredients?
The burnt herbs should be from a previous spell which attracted health or wellbeing into your life, personally, not an external spell (i.e. for someone else) this is to tie you yourself to the spell, not anyone else.
This will basically rule out any negativity dispelled from your house directly into the outside area, of the protection circle you are casting and protect you personally as well, as the caster.
The fresh herbs give the spell power, it draws up energy from the surrounding earth, from the core of the earth and from the sky straight into your circle.
Blend them together and start from the Earth Direction (either north or south depending on location) and go around your house sprinkling your mixture in clockwise for southern hemisphere and anti clockwise for northern hemisphere.
Why these directions?
– This comes from how the earth rotates while traveling around the sun. Clockwise for southern hemisphere is banishing and Anti clockwise is attracting. Vice versa for the northern hemisphere.
-Same with your elemental directions. Earth for me is towards Antarctica and Earth for northern hemisphere would be towards the Arctic Circle
So you want to start out by blending your herbs together. Fresh and dry. Each herb you use will be for a specific purpose.
Basil for me represents protection and abundance. Sage is for clearing the energy and making it fresh. Chili is for boosting the spell’s power and rosemary is also for protection. Siratro (local herb) for me represents binding of the spell into the physical world.
So, take some herbs that you represent personally with protection, purification, binding and/or banishment. Could be anything from daisies to dandelions I don’t care what you use, the main thing when doing spells is, what does it mean to you?!What does it represent for you?!
Without this, your spell will not work.
Next, you want to walk in the opposite direction of your sun’s path across the sky, for us down here, thats clockwise, for you northern hemisphere folk, that’s anticlockwise. You’re making a barrier, not only physically (with the herbs) but energetically and psychically (with your mind).
Don’t worry about going around your house and having to tie the circle you make with other areas you cannot reach. That’s okay. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you just need to create a circle of protection and this happens if you walk around your house at least 80% in the correct direction and then grab lines that need to be connected together.
Finish in the same location you started in (Earth Direction) to finish of the spell.
So this is one of my crystal grids, I’ll be posting more of them in the coming months. Mostly to give as a tool for each of us to transition into 2020.
This crystal grid is one for love and acceptance of self, self esteem and personal growth.
It incorporates the energies of Serpentine, aventurine, blue agate, green calcite, black onyx, purple jadeite, and sodalite to bring all these aspects together.
Now for me, black onyx is a really good grounding stone, it keeps me in check but it also isn’t afraid to point out my flaws. Green Calcite is a warm, nurturing energy that is basically hugs hugs, hugs and more hugs.
My Blue agate over there is very translucent. I’ve tried researching what it really is but im just calling it a blue agate for now! I’ll keep researching that one.
Serpentine is pretty special. Do you know why? It’s actually the floor of the ocean, spitted out from volcanoes through processes which actually grab the sea floor, melt it down and shoot it out through the volcano and into the sky. Yep. That is the general story for every serpentine you see. It’s an amazing stone, and it is definitely for overcoming challenges, difficulties and past emotions. (It’s that big guy in the bottom left which looks lime-yellow).
I’m not sure why, but my idea of aventurine is always about going on an adventure! Going on a quest, maybe going on a shadow self quest to look deep inside.
This crystal grid is here to support you in combining all of these aspects to achieve personal realisation and growth.
How to activate the grid
You can use this grid anytime. Anywhere.
Start by either printing the picture out or having it on a computer screen or phone.
Get into a meditative state and ask yourself why do you need to use this grid at this time?
Set your intentions, and maintain a steady grasp on them throughout the ceremony.
Take a crystal which has a point and either:
a) tap the point on one of the edge stones in the crystal grid and visualise it becoming like an electrical circuit, getting wired up from where you are pointing towards the centre with white energy cords, feel the vibrations of the cords as the link each crystal up together, once all of them are linked up, the middle should burst into a colourful beam which sends the intention and energy of the grid out, up into the sky, or down into the earth, depending on what type of grid it is, and for what intension it is for.
b) Point the crystals pointy end to one of the most outside crystals in the grid and blow onto the crystal, activating the grid all at once, and sending the energy column where it needs to go into the universe, similar to method (a)
You can use any activation technique.
Ground and Centre.
Remember, the crystal grid is a time stamp. It is a grid that you can use anytime, anywhere, and draws on your power and your intentions. Not my crystal babies. 🔮🔮
Grids are like sort of a digital spell. It’s already laid out for you, all you have to do is activate it, in your own creative way and your intention and power sends it off, shooting out into the universe, and you intention will be met with a response in due time.
The crystal grid uses energies from each crystaline parent spirit (E.g. the spirit of quartz, the spirit of calcite) not the individual spirits of the pieces that I have displayed.
Cheers guys. Happy Be- nah not going to say it. Happy Halloween guys. Happy May Day. Yep I’ll call it that for now.
Hello everyone, Mysty here. I’m going to share what I do on a regular basis.
I don’t have a set thing I do everyday, but I try to, every morning:
-Meditate between 10-30mins
-Read all your blog posts when they come out in the morning. (Normally posts you might have put on the previous day)
-Read with my oracle/tarot cards what I should be focusing on or what should I do in the coming months, personal questions.
I feel like my decks have a small spirit of their own. They feel a little like a tiny breath. A tiny whisper. They are adorable and I love them. I should draw them sometime for you. And the raindrop spirits that are just too cute!
I normally choose a crystal to go with me for the day. It’s always a different one everyday. I cleanse them every 3 months. And I have wards around my room, which are pebbles, and they make a sacred barrier that cannot be crossed, and that is charged with energy and cleansed from the inside by incense or by white-golden light about every week.
So the pebbles (wards) are about half the size of a womens hand, and I have one in every corner of the room & on the window-frame. I sometimes put out some crystals/stones on the window frame as well so overnight they can get recharged.
So this eliminates the need to cleanse my room every week. It’s more like every 3 months. Because I’m in the closet, it is only possible way. Being realistic here.
Every night I normally say a prayer to the universe, to assist me in my daily work, both spiritual and mundane.
I also ask my spirit guides to show me messages in my dreams for what I might be holding back, suppressing or overlooking in my life. That could be related to family, university, friends and old emotions. Sometimes I’ll ask my guides to help me progress on my path and maybe release old thought/action/feeling patterns that are weighing me down, and transform them into something positive.
My regular practices normally don’t involve spell work for the fun of it. Spell work to me is a sacred act and a sacred duty. If I see a need, as a witch I feel the honour and the privilege to provide for my community and the community around me. Just like my rain spells, some real change can come about from spell work and so I do it only where theres a need. Which is normally about once or twice every month.
I do sometimes do spells for myself, or if I feel like someone has put a hex on me I’ll do hex breaking, or if there’s a spirit vampire, I’ll pull them off like a leech and swing them into an astral-plane oblivion.
Again, if there’s an Earth bound spirit in my house (which I’ve only had the pleasure of once) then I’ll set aside time to work with them too.
There’s always something to do, working with local spirits, ancestors, the Earth and Mother, are apart of me and always will be a part of my practice.
Thank you all for reading my blog posts, I really appreciate it. I’ll probably draw some of my spirits pretty soon just to give you an idea about what they look like.
So I would like to thank everyone who supports me online. Thank you for reading my posts, especially when I’m in such a hole full of work to do.. in short I think this degree is killing me.
But I’m still here!
What I would like to share today, is an important step in any craft. How to actually achieve results, and for the most part, why do these results happen as they do, and how do we effectively control the outcome of our work?
In witchcraft, there’s some substantial amount of behind the scenes work from spirit in general. Everything you see is either influenced by a larger spirit and/or has it’s own spirit. Even down to electronics.
Birds, trees, rain, leaves, you name it, if you just sit down in nature for a while and be still, nature around you is working. Ants are moving, birds are making their nests, trees are growing. They have their own agenda. How did they get that agenda? We don’t really know that answer, but what we could say is, the spirit of that animal is within each of the animals continuous. Each animal of the same species will likely have the same tendencies, same level of intelligence, same methods of obtaining food, no matter how bizarre and they live! They’re still here, despite all the recent changes to our planet, for the most part plant and animal life is continuing. But quite alot have become extinct and I’m pretty saddened by that.
How does this effect your craft?
Well, every one has local animals, plants, rocks, stones, trees. You have these sorts of spirits in your area. They provide you the air you breathe, the water you drink, unless you get it trucked in… The point is, is that spirit is part of your daily life.
Saying hello and talking to these spirits is a wonderful part of life. It truly is. I’ve been through alot of hardship this semester of university but I have been carried by my spirits more times than I can count.
They lift me out, pull me up to start again, to have best friends as spirit, is probably the best decision I’ve made. Within the last minutes of trying to finish an awfully lengthy assignment, an extension was given to everyone in the class. I was shocked. It was no short of a miracle.
I thanked my spirits and it just came down in rain. Gratitude is probably one of the most powerful magic you can ever do.
Spirit affects your life and your magic, if you don’t acknowledge the workings of life around you, even if you don’t believe them as spirit. Maybe just acknowledge them as nature, life, or another name.
How to achieve results
Theres a few things that magic needs for it to manifest into the world:
-Purpose of the spell: You need a purpose before you can continue and you need to have your intentions and motivation stuck to this purpose.
-Willpower: do you really want xyz to happen? Why do you want it to happen?
-Visualization: Imagine what would happen if this event did happen, what are you feeling, thinking, doing at this time. E.g. For a rain spell you would be jumping for joy, basking at the rain, looking up to the sky and smiling, finally thinking, rain is here! it’s finally here!
-A representation in the physical world: You need to tie your spell to something. For example, for the recent rain spell I did I tied the spell to the action of me picking up a dry stick and throwing it into a body of water. Why? Because I associated the communion of dry ground being made wet again with the stick splashing into the water and becoming saturated.
-Focusing your intentions to get your result: Throughout the spell, you need to constantly think about your purpose, your goal. Without adding in any negative feelings, thoughts or words into the spell which might counteract your willpower to change into xyz. It’s hard, I know its hard, I struggle with that sometimes, but you can do it!
-All things after this are secondary.
Why didn’t my spell work?
Probably because you didn’t do basic things like
-Talk to local spirits/Gods/Deities to help you. (If applicable) >Which all need some form of working relationship before being called upon
-Willpower: Do you really, really, really want this to happen? Is your heart in it. Inside the spell, radiating its energy. Please ask outside powers to help you in large spells (like changing the weather) because you will be utterly drained of, not ironically but the following :
—-Willpower, sense of purpose, energy fueling the spell.
— It’s kind of funny that I only noticed now that a spell is an equation, what you put in is actually taken from you directly if you don’t have other sources to fuel the spell. So please please ground your self, centre yourself. Afterwards go have fun! your work is over, go get a coffee, have some chocolate. Be kind to yourself because you might have some backlash.
-Not having the right mindset- Get into a slight trance to put of that logical part of your brain
-Not focused enough on the intention of the spell
-Whoops you might have said something negative in the spell about the purpose ‘my cat is wild and free -to- my cat is free to pee’ (thats just a rhyme gone wrong example) those sorts of peter piper sentences are really hard, especially if you’re like me who makes spell words on the fly. You might miss a rhyme somewhere then you’re like, well shit. Start over, Start over. Rewind!
Thank you guys for reading my posts! I truly appreciate it.
Being in the broom closet is hard, and I hope that I’ll be able to be free to live my own life soon, once i’m finished this shit degree.
Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog, I’m your host Mysty.
So today I would like to share my thoughts on one of my most favourite stones I have.
Black Obsidian is excellent for anyone beginning or continuing their relationship with working stones.
Working stones work with you when you need their help and its good to start a relationship with them before you begin working with them.
This might mean including then on your workbench/ altar when:
– Doing a ritual if you think it’s appropriate
– Meditations, prayers, small spells and divinations
– On your table when you’re reading up about something or researching
– Reading a new book, maybe even talking to them what you found out or explain to the stone what you discovered in your own words.
– Reading up specifically about that stone, and seeing what really fits with your specimen you have and what it feels like to you.
My Obsidian, I’ve learnt over time, is very calming. When I’ve had a bad day or bad bowl movements (which is common for me), I’ll take it in my hand, and sit with it during meditation. Or I will close my eyes and converse energies with it.
When I say converse I mean, sort of evenly trade energies. So it might give me calming energy and I respectfully give it some of my bad energy, then I’ll direct that bad energy into the Earth.
Find the small little rituals which seem right to you.
Not everyone is going to channel, direct, feel/see, sense or connect with energies and beings the same as everyone else! Otherwise this would be a very boring world in deed.
Perhaps this is why our psyche has been made this way, otherwise authenticity could be mocked, misused, or completely falsified.
This is why each practitioner should have their own set of rituals, spells, and so on that they develop themselves. Of course reading material will help, but don’t do it word for word, action for action. Otherwise your magick will be lost in the ritual, and it would be ineffective. Like a mime who tries to talk by moving his mouth but could never have an audible conversation, so can the meaning of your words and actions be mimed, then no one can hear you.
Thanks for reading,
I’ve been very busy lately, and I will try to post when I can, but uni days will prevail until its over with.
So, being a witch has really blessed my life. It’s helped me take control of my addictions, my anger and frustration, anxiety and depression and has lifted me out of toxic mindsets.
My Craft comes from my heart and I feel like it’s more Druid and Shaman like than before. I speak with the pieces of the plants and herbs I use in my spells and rituals. I speak to the land spirits and the spirit inside me. I greet the dawn with a welcome and say, Hail.
Meditation and Journeying have really emphasized to me that my witchcraft days have only begun and there’s so much more for me to learn. I know I need to find a suitable teacher in this life soon, but someone that will also respect what I’ve learnt so far and how I’ve developed relationships with both my tools and ally’s (natural items like stones, crystals, candles, leaves, seeds, you name it).
I’ve been reading a lot of herbalism books and I would love to do more of that in my practices.
Journeys are becoming more prominent. I had a horse spirit come talk to me, and I saw the same horse the very next day. I played and patted him in real life and I feel like when he came to talk to me the night before, it was a sign that my work is becoming more involved with the spirit world and I need to trust in my own abilities just that little bit more. (Without certain events happening that day, I would have never met him, it really was an alignment)
I, and all of you, have these amazing gifts within us. Either you have awakened them, or starting to like me. Or, you’re putting it off, or it just doesn’t appeal to you and that’s okay. We can choose where our paths go in this life, but sometimes Spirit comes to talk to us and, some of us, (me included), were always meant to be in this line of service, and we have to be patient and listen. Others, don’t need to work with Spirit and that’s okay. There’s many lines and paths that we can all take on this magical journey, and they all lead to the center. (More information on that in this post) https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/07/24/health-issues-and-re-aligning/.
There’s something else I’ve learnt over the course of this year. Take everything you see on the internet with a pinch of salt. Mercury (and other planet) retrogrades are nothing more than a natural occurrence and optical illusion which covers reality. The reality of a retrograde is that particular planet LOOKS like its going backwards, only because it’s passing our orbit and we’re rotating in opposite directions. It doesn’t mean the planet is moving backwards, its moving forwards! It just LOOKS like it’s moving backwards.
Because of all this, astrologists have made up some gobbity-goop just so we can blame things time and time again on the retrograde and not on the real causes of the calamities that happen in these periods. Wake up.
My personal journey is taking a turn. I no longer look towards Deity’s for help. I look towards the universe itself. I send a prayer out into the universe every morning and I give gratitude every night and I really has changed my practice and my perspective on life. The universe is waiting to give us blessings and if that’s in the form of your personal Deity’s. Keep asking them for help and guidance, they are happy to help (most of the time).
My Deity’s definitely helped me to get to this point. I acknowledge the massive part they had to play within my journey so far, but I have to let go of my preconceived beliefs and look into the abyss. I have to take that leap of faith and land where ever Spirit wants me to go. I have to trust in the universe and my gut feelings that this is the path for me. I feel it within my whole body and in my heart that this is where I need to be. Why I started this journey in the first place was to find myself and the correct path for me. For now, I have. I say thank you to the path that brought me here, and I say welcome to the new one that awaits me.
April 8th, 2019:
So, I really loved Nature as a kid. I would go outside and play. Play with stones, with rocks and stuff. I would chuck stuff into ponds that would dissolve and think, WOW that’s magical! I would get a rock and squish mock-orange oranges into a paste and well, I don’t remember the point of that one. But I do remember a lot of nature experiences that I had.
I had a lot of vivid dreams as a kid and I even still remember them to this day. I mean, as a twenty year old that’s quite an achievement because I don’t remember what I had for dinner three nights ago.
I remember smells and experiences from my childhood. And then school came around and I had a real trouble with school work. I could read really well but my spelling was awful and I didn’t know what clocks did even until 7th Grade (like 12 years old). So, fast forward into 12th Grade (last grade, being 16 years old) and I find out that I am dyslexic. It really shook me how all my teachers up to that point could not see my dyslexia. Like, holy shit were they blind.
Anyhow, so dyslexia funnily enough actually helps me visualise things in my mind in a 3D way. I can play videos in my mind and put rules on it (like gravity etc) so this really helps me in my Engineering Degree at the moment.
So, I use dyslexia in my magick too! Quite ironically. I can visualise really well and I can basically feel and see energy if I really want to.
So, in school, like probably 9th to 12th Grade I was looking into other religions and stuff and I came across Paganism and Witchcraft. I thought I was really interesting. But, I brushed it off after I finished school and didn’t touch it until maybe the end of the first year of my degree.
I started really researching, looking at books and then I had my first encounter with a Goddess. Athena. She is really fucking powerful, holy shit. Not to mention smart. So, she just waltzed into my house, gave me a copy of her big spear (It’s really sharp, silver, and shinny) and left.
That was probably the turning point in my discovery of the Craft. It made me realise that this stuff is actually real, and this included the visions of the future that I was having. She really was just protecting me and looking after me. So, I thank Athena all the time for her protection and even though she doesn’t really communicate with me all the time, I can feel her big presence when she’s in my house some times. Like right now. (I’m tingling all over right now and her big presence is in my house at the moment). She was the first Goddess to tell me that I’m not on this journey alone and so many gifts from my Spirit Guides have followed on from Athena.
The second gift was from my Spirit Guide, Mei. She is a Chinese Maiden from I think the Han Dynasty. In her Garden I went and she gave me a jade necklace, full of round beads. She was basically inviting me to the spirit world and welcoming me in. Kind of like a Spiritual Lei (For Hawaiians out there).
I then recently got gifted a black disc, from Warra my Kangaroo Spirit Guide, which transforms between a circle, rectangle and a square shape. This is like the screen between the spirit world and the physical world. After receiving that I had the huge blow out with a spirit which waltzed into my house a few months after! (Which is in the post How to help Earth Bound Spirits found here: https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/05/how-to-help-earth-bound-spirits/ )
So, that’s my journey so far in being a witch. My coming of witch story as some say.
I continue to be a witch because I know I can take control of my life and destiny is not set in stone. I create my own reality and witchcraft is a tool to do so. The most important tool is yourself in the Craft.
Hello everyone, Mysty here back with another Ways to Connect post.
In this post, we’re going to talk about some ways that you can bond with your solid friends. (See what I did there? No? Okay)
I’ve been a fan of rocks, crystals and minerals (from now on I’m going to use a collective term ‘rocks’ for all of these) for most of my life. I’m not going to get into that because you can literally find this information on any one on my Stone related blog posts, or Why I am a Pagan, Why I am a Witch, posts. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/08/why-am-i-a-witch/
So, let’s get down to it. If you have any rock doesn’t matter where it comes from, but hopefully its ethically sourced, you can bond with it pretty well, if it likes you, aha.
No really. Rocks are pretty picky when it comes to working with people, but there are some types such as pyrite, quartz varieties (including amethyst & rose quartz), aventurine, howlite, obsidian varieties, jasper varieties, and so on, who are not as picky as other rocks so they will actually not really mind who they work with.
Wow I have so many links to my own work for this topic, sorry guys. But you should really check out these posts because they cover some important information that you either have or haven’t heard about which are absolutely essential before bonding with anything spiritually.
Let’s get down to it.
You have a rock, crystal, stone, mineral in your hands. You just either bought it or picked it up.
You think to yourself, what is the purpose of even buying these?
That is a good question. A very good question you might say.
Why does one even need to buy these. Well, the truth is, you don’t specifically NEED any, but you can choose to have them.
Some uses can be:
Help you with meditations.
Spell work. Small little tumbles can be added to spell bottles
Rituals. Maybe your Obsidian can be a Goddess representation and a Quartz for the God. If you’re Wiccan I should say
Rituals. Maybe they will amplify your spell into the universe?
Just sit down and have a chat to your new crystal/stone/rock. How does it feel? How does your mood change once spending time with it? Do you feel more energized? More relaxed, calm, angry, selfish, goal driven? How does this crystal/stone/rock affect you? **Only use one at a time to see the differences. ** I highly recommend that you DO NOT mix up using TWO OR MORE at the same time because this can result in some mixed vibrations that could make you sick, drained, tired, unable to sleep, angry for no reason, toxic positivity and more.
Put different ones under your pillow when you’re sleeping (obviously small tumbles that are flat, not huge specimens ahah)
Shamanic Journeying, help you either go further into a journey or come back from a journey easier (Advanced**)
Bonding with your New Friend
All of the above methods will inevitably result in bonding with your new found friend(s).
If you believe in animism, (like me), you would understand that every living thing from the earth, sea and sky are alive in some way, even if their forms are relatively stagnant looking.
If you haven’t researched about this, most crystals are crystalline in form due to accelerating at really, really fast speeds. I mean, that’s the whole point of why quartz watches are created and work. The Quartz inside the watch is literally a somewhat ‘motor’ and the gears function off of its fast oscillation.
Even if the quartz is exposed to low frequency oscillation, it will basically match what ever frequency that is needed. That’s why quartz watches keep in time. They don’t speed up and slow down. They maintain a frequency. It’s literal science. That’s the reason why Quartz, in the metaphysical (psychic/new age (eww new age)) phase of the 1990- early 2000, around when Scott Cunningham released his book did people start to give crystals, stones, minerals and rocks certain attributes. But most of them are garbage.
For the most part, what people say about the general stones, such as obsidian, calcite, selenite, quartz varieties, jaspers, aventurine, howlite, alllll the main ones. For the most part, the information is correct. Why? Because about 90% of all pagans would agree that an obsidian is a highly grounding stone and a quartz crystal is a highly tunable one.
If you want a summary of my thoughts on these “correspondences” tables and information, I frankly think that whoever came up with them, simply wanted a sure way to sell they’re products. Now. I know that’s not true for ALL pagans, heathens, witches and druids and other categories of occult practitioners. But. There’s a time and place for knowledge, and there’s a time and place for CORRECT INFORMATION.
The only person I would EVER get information from for <correspondences (aka, real correspondences)> would be a Wild Crafter, a Witch from Michigan, Detroit or Chicago ( I know, highly specific, but they’re good at what they do), a skilled and highly trained Shaman from a specific tradition, may it be Norse, Apache, Mongolian, Native American (including Canada (Inuit)), Aboriginal Australian or from any other tradition passed on for thousands of years. Those, are the people I would get <correspondences> from.
So, what do you do if you don’t have contact with any of these people? Just go to the rock/crystal/mineral/ whatever and say hello. State your Craft name if you have one. I would start of, with it in my hand, say Hi, I’m Mysty, I’m a witch, what do you do? They’ll normally reply within a few seconds and say Oh, oh! Hello! I’m rosemary. I’m great for protection, cleansing the home, warding off evil and developing your psychic gifts. I’m really happy you asked me. You know I’ve never really been asked that before.
They will be really happy to work with you and really honoured that you said hello to them. I’ve had the same herb or item that I’ve talked to I might pick out a few pieces (like seeds or whatever) and I’ll ask them again what they would like to be in this spell bottle and sometimes they’ll have a different role they want to play. It’s really interesting.
So, my advice, put the books down, and pick up your spell items and tools. Talk to them. Learn from them, get to know them and they will be not only be friendly with you, but will be so much more attuned with your energy and ready to work with you.