Playing with the Faeries

Playing with the Faeries

Thursday, December 8, 2016

HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Days 4-6

Hollow Tree Society 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Days 4-6
 I’m combining my journal entries because it’s getting too hard to do them nightly. So, I’m going to update my journal every 3 days.
I do a sound recording of what I do because it’s too easy to forget what I’ve done when I’m in ritual headspace.

 DAY 4
I cleanse my sacred space every day with sage and rotate different incenses. I also invite my ancestor and spiritual allies to join me in the ritual
 Dragon Blood Incense
 Did a card pull with my Psychic Oracle deck.
#2 Sacral Chakra card from Psychic Oracle deck.
Colors-Orange
Sound-Vam
Element-Water
Characteristics-Creative movement such as dancing and sexuality.
This is interesting because I have incorporated dance when I started working with the bowl.
The herbs also decided they didn’t want to be separated and mixed together. So, I put the card on top of the herbs overnight.
 Playlist:
Spineee by Gary Stadler
Close your Eyes-Bernward Koch
Nocturne for Guitar and Strings-Jerry LaRocca


DAY 5
I cleanse with sage and call in the ancestors and spiritual allies.
Dragon’s Blood Incense
Continue with herbs
 Card Pull
Heart Chakra
Color: Green
Element: Air
Characteristics: Unconditional love and healing
Playlist:
Sirena-Faun
Song and Dance-Blackmore's Night
An Toll Dubh-Runrig


DAY 6
I cleanse with sage and call in the ancestors and spiritual allies.
Dragon’s Blood Incense
Continue with herbs
2 Card Pull
Universe/Love Begins
Mummer’s Dance by Loreena McKennitt
Titanic Set by Gaelic Storm
Ordinary Miracle by Sarah McLachlan




Sunday, December 4, 2016

HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 3


30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 3

12/4/16

For my 3rd day of the challenge, I decided just to play some music and infuse the bowl with positive energy.

I cleansed my space with Sage and called upon my Ancestors and spiritual allies to join me in my ritual.

All the herbs from the 2nd day are still in the bowl and will stay in there as they are needed.

While the music played, I just held the bowl in my hands. I knew it was working because I felt tingling and energy flowing into the bowl.




After the music was finished, I placed the bowl on my 3rd eye and sent good positive energy.

I thank the Ancestors and my spiritual allies for joining me in the ritual and closed the circle.




Saturday, December 3, 2016

HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 2

0 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 2


Tonight, I started my ritual by cleansing my space with Sage, I moved clockwise and then smudged myself.

Herbal infusion of the bowl. To accomplish this, I was told to put the following herbs in the bowl and keep them in it overnight. I initially thought it would be 6 but it ended up being 9 herbs.They were put the bowl in a clockwise pattern, starting with the 12th hour position.

Lilac- draws protection spirits, faery communication, helps recall past lives
Yarrow Flower- courage, love, psychic powers, purification
White Willow Bark-  Lunar energy, water, and magic. Signifies transformation and rebirth.
Lemongrass- psychic powers, spiritual growth, purification
Jasmine-  Love, money, prophetic dreams, emotional inner peace and calm of mind
Rosemary- Protection, love, purification, healing, good luck, psychic development
Sweetgrass- Healing, peace, and attracts positive energies
Sage and Tobacco were put in the center of the bowl.
Sage- Purification, wisdom, and longevity
Tobacco- Healing and purification

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Next, I played Gary Stadler Radio Station on Pandora and let the program choose what songs would be used. As I played the songs, I lay back down with the crown chakra touching the bowl and sent healing and psychic energy to the bowl. I felt tingling on my crown chakra and then put my hand on the side of the bowl.

Song List:
Breath of Love
Athair Ar Neamh
Keys to the Heart

After the songs finished, I laid face down with my crown chakra touching the bowl and my hands holding the bowl while I sent prayers  into it so that it would help the person who receives this with what they need.

I smudged the arm and closed the circle, thanking and acknowledging all who joined me in the ritual.




Friday, December 2, 2016

HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge- Day 1

12-2-16- Day 1 of 30 Day Magical Item Challenge

Materials for the Ritual:
Incense burner
Dragons’ Blood Incense
Kanaga water
Prayer/Offer/Spellwork Bowl
Owl Rattle

I started my ritual around 9 pm in my altar room. To clear my ritual space, I lit and burned Palo Santo and went around the altar room and then smudged myself. I put a soft blanket on the floor and placed my incense burner in front of it and burned dragon’s blood incense. I faced east.
I moved the bowl over the incense smoke, took a cloth and washed the bowl in kanaga water.  While I was cleansing the bowl, I intoned Ansuz rune 9 times as I moved the cloth in a clockwise motion. 
I called upon my ancestors, the deities I work with, the rune spirits, and my animal guides to join me in my ritual.
After the circle was open, I intoned Ansuz, Algiz, and Othalla 3 times each while holding the bowl. I also sang into the bowl.
I was told to play 3 songs and just let Pandora shuffle it how it was meant to.  

First song:
Tine Beltaine by Omnia.

With this song, I was told to dance in a circle as I played my owl rattle while the song played. I took the bowl and danced around the circle clockwise and acknowledged the directions, starting with East, North, West, South
The energy was amazing during this part, all the hairs on my arms and behind my neck stood up and it tingled all over my body. It was almost as if I was out of my body and someone else stepped in and infused the bowl with primal energy.




Second Song:
Kuoppa by Tenhi



With this song, I just sat on the blanket and put my hand on the bowl while infusing it with my energy. Olivia came up and sniffed the bowl then laid behind me



Song 3
Full Moonlight Dance
Tina Malia



I wasn’t sure about this one but there must be a reason why this song came up. I sat with the bowl here as well just holding it.

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After the songs played, I made the video of what I was doing and then closed the circle, thanking all my allies.




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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Song of the Drum

The Song of the Drum
By Heather Powers
10/10/16










Have you ever felt beauty but it scared you because it was so raw and open? A comment by a kindred sister spurred me to write this story of my drum. My drum, a muse within itself, led me on a dance of spirit and it was achingly beautiful and I want to feel that again. Control has been an issue with me…her claws gripping my head, screaming like a banshee. It’s difficult for me to let go of control, making me physically uncomfortable but I guess it’s one of my lessons to learn which has been a difficult one. One day a few years ago, my drum decided to take me on a journey, one where I lost that bitch called control. Vibrant energy flowed from the spirit of the drum, memories reeled in from the bison from which the drum was made. Strength radiated from the drum and I had no idea what dance the drum would swirl me in, a whirlpool of rawness and beauty that hasn’t been replicated since.
I love drum circles, they are my salve, my healing. When I play, my mind opens and expands and I see raw beauty, pure spirit. As I play the drum, the beat resonates deep within my soul. I connect with the energy that lies within. I feel the bison call….my other drum guardians join in the chorus but that is a story for another day.
This particular drum circle was the epicenter of my awakening, I found it but it’s became elusive in the years since. I feel it calling me but I fear it because of the control I will lose. My tenuous grip on control is unraveling and it seems as if events in my life are making me aware that I need to give up that control and have faith it will work out.
I started playing in this drum circle completely in control of my faculties for a while…but the drum had different plans unbeknownst to me. I started getting caught up in the emotions of the songs that we played but I was still in control. Then an extraordinary gentleman joined in the fray and started singing. That did it, my handle on my control fell apart and the journey began. I felt my spirit soaring and it scared me, oh how it scared me. But that didn’t matter, the drum sang and that was that. I remember falling into my head and another joined in. My pulse racing, edgy with anticipation but fear of what was to come.  As the drum sang, I too sang in a language I was unfamiliar with. I later found out it was Lakota. And I sang, my vocal cords straining with the tones of the song…And then that’s where my control got lost in a myriad of beats. The song from my lips gentle but heartbreaking. Tears fell down my cheeks, leaving their salty trails on my shirt. I felt utter beauty in those moments, a butterfly caught in flight, the colors sparkling in the sunlight. The song continued without stopping and then I just stood there. Fear’s fingertips touching my rational brain but also the utter certainty that I was safe that I wasn’t in harm’s way.

The beautiful moment was done, my wretched mind stepping in and bringing me back. With it came fear, the tendrils growing stronger. Strong enough to make me run out of the drum circle like a scared deer caught in headlights. I spent several minutes searching for help for someone to bring me back from the abyss. I finally found someone who knew what was happening and she sat me down. Snapped me back from the fear mindset and grounded me. She connected me back with my drum to see what messages I was meant to receive. For you see, I wasn’t getting it so they decided to take action. I sat there with tears in my eyes, the fear dwindling, and laid my forehead on the drum. The vision came then, I was in a leather dress, long brown hair, braided with feathers and in front of me was a papoose with a baby inside. The baby was crying and I felt fear in my heart that my baby was going to die and the only thing that would calm her was a lullaby. So I sang in this vision and it was the song that I sang in the drum circle. And the message I got was life is precious and it’s fleeting, and I should treasure it. Nothing else is important. Material possessions are meaningless in the grand scheme of things. The stars in the sky prove that, we are speck in the universe and everything will be okay and everything will work out. You just have to let go of the control and have faith.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thoughts from Spirit-8/14/13

Thoughts from Spirit

Owl spreads his wings

Holds them to the sky

Says fly little one fly

He stands before the

Tree of sacred wood

The tree whispers

It’s in your blood

The tree shares much

The knowledge of the Olde

Flows through her veins

As a bright light blazes

Within her soul

The runes speak in song

Images flash in her mind’s eye

The learning has begun

Hold fast to the sun

Fly on the wind

The journey will now begin

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ramblings of an Enlightened Mind-Rune Dance-4-10-13

RAMBLINGS OF AN ENLIGHTENED MIND

RUNE DANCE

4/10/13

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I took the runes into my soul

And began the dance of fate

They spoke to me and

Told me their names

Faces unmasked as the world spun

My journey has just begun

Here comes the hands of fate

My name they spun

As they spoke

Rune master-keeper of the gate

Take the runes unto your breast

Whisper their names

Sing the songs of love and praise

24 spirits become one

With you weaving your fate

Become their maiden

And learn their secrets

Dance, sing, and give thanks

Gebo, a gift for a gift

That is the way of things

24 voices sing in unison

As the dance increases the pace

No easy path to take

But is it one you are willing to undertake?

Does your voice increase in tempo?

Make your heart race?

Do you feel as if you are part of something great??

Do you accept your fate?

The beauty is there waiting to be seen

The knowledge taught

Do you hear their voices?

Can you feel their song?

I answer as I must

Yes I accept my fate

My soul yearns to complete their dance

And sing their song

Magickal, mystical twists and turns

This path will have me take

I take them in my hands and spin

Round and round the tree

Laughter fills the air

And our voices sing!!