Midsummer Blessings!

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Today we celebrate the longest day of the year and the start of a new cycle in nature. As of tomorrow the days will once again grow shorter and eventually lead us in to winter. When nature goes through its cycles and changes so do we. In order for us to bring in the harvest in the fall, from all those seeds filled with intentions that we planted in the spring we must rid the weeds and pests that might damage our crop.

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So I think today is a great day to use the transformative and cleansing fires of the Midsummer Sun to burn away all those things that no longer serve you so that you have space to bring in what does. A simple Midsummer ritual that you can perform today is to step outside barefooted connect with Mother earth and raise your face to the sun. Let the sun bathe you in his rays. Feel the warmth, the energy that he brings into your being. Visualize every cell in your body re-energizing and filling with its glow. See and feel how you are now glowing with a golden light. Then sit down under a tree and ask your higher self, the Universe, teacher or guides to help you meditate and identify a feeling, resentment or obstacle that is keeping you from being able to move forward and reach your goal. Once you have identified this ready yourself to do journey-work. Travel in to the Underworld and state the reason for your visit. Ask for a spirit to step forward on your behalf to help you do what you came here to do. As you are there you can take a walk and when you come upon a block on your path. I want you to light a torch with the golden rays of the sun and burn the brush down. See the brush turn into ashes and you can dispose of the ashes however you see fit. Now see the goal that you want to accomplish clear before you on your now clear path. Take a deep breath filled with gratitude as now you will be able to walk the path with more ease. Ask your journey teacher if they have a message for you. Once it is delivered, make your way back into this reality. Show your gratitude by giving an offering to the land where you work was done.

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After you have completed your spiritual work this day, have fun and enjoy the day with your family and love ones. My wish for you is, for you to have a powerful day and one that propels you forward in your own spiritual journey. Many blessings to you!

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Chakralicious! Naval Warrior

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Naval Guardian Journey

As I drifted back in to the journey to find my Solar Plexus Chakra Guardian. I started to see lots of green swirls of color. I immediately recognize who the spirit was, she was Cheetah. As the realization washed over me, all of a sudden found myself standing in an African  savannah and she was standing to my right however she was about 10 feet ahead of me and her back was towards me. As I approach she turned her head to acknowledge my presence she then beckoned me to come closer telepathically. Which I did, as soon as I was at her side we both just stared out in to the savannah and took in the beautiful setting. The Sun was hanging low on the horizon washing the savannah in its beautiful golden glow. We saw a sea of yellowish tall grass that was being caressed by a gentle breeze and in the distance we saw some green and mountains. I started to walk and so did she. This spirit I know, I have worked with her before and with her showing up as my guardian of this Chakra, it even makes more sense why she has become an integral part of my life.

She then began telling me that she was here to help me come in to my own power, she says I have come a long way but there is still much to be done. She said that she is here to help me understand and accept my own power. She said that I have to completely accept this fact, which she was quick to point out NOT to understand it, but to ACT and FEEL accordingly to the fact that I am a co-creator of this reality (and as she said this the scenery changed from the African savannah to the dewy emerald forest setting that I always find solace and that I prefer). As it was time for me to return she gave me this beautiful necklace with a glowing green gem like the one she wears on her head. I was happy, thankful and excited to see and share with her yet again. I am so happy that she has taken an interest in helping me be everything that I can be.

One interesting tidbit is that she had always worn a green gem on her forehead and I never thought twice about it. Which I find now interesting since Manipura means Lustrous Gem. I also found interesting that as I was writing this blog she was guiding me to find images to use for it. As I was looking for images I found this picture that an artist named Iza Pug drew which made me feel as if she had posed for this and that it was her portrait!

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The other picture that she liked was this one. She says granted that is not a cheetah but to me it does embody our relationship. When I see her, I see you! Now you can see yourself through my eyes. A warrior woman who is assertive and full of power. She knows what she wants and she makes it happen. She then says very sweetly, I am always by your side. The feeling of love and acceptance that I felt from her were quite overwhelming.

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Basic Information and Insights

The Naval Chakra also known as the Solar Plexus Chakra is ruled by the element of Fire. Its affirmation is “I use my warrior energy to help myself and others in a just manner” and its mantra is OM MANGALAYA NAMAHA. The naval Chakra deals with will, power and assertiveness. For me the Sumerian deities that are connected to this Chakra is Utu, the God of Sun and Justice and Gibil the God of Fire.

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This was an amazing Chakra to delve in. For starters, we do our journeys before any actual Chakra information is studied or discussed in class. I found absolutely fascinating, that she used words that define this Chakra. I am not going to pretend that I had no knowledge of the Chakras prior to this workshop. I did, but I always associated this Chakra with the word confidence and not power (which I found out thanks to this workshop that confidence is more tied to the Sacral Chakra). This was a new perspective that she brought up to me. She made me shift from the word confidence to personal power and assertiveness. As a shaman this is a concept that we work a lot with and I still find myself working hard at it. When doing spiritual work at times, I wonder am I really fulfilling my role as a healer and at times, this self-doubt comes over my mind and brings with it the clouds. I am happy I have Cheetah to help me chase them away!

When I think about it, I still have certain fears that I am still working through. I am just happy that I have such an ally by my side. With us just having that simple conversation about the picture that she liked and why she liked it. It has helped me to shift my mindset when tackling certain situations and thought patterns. It also showed me how much further I must go and the importance of having a Can Do Attitude! She believes in me and therefore I believe in myself that much more. I truly want to be that woman in that picture!

Another thing that I find interesting is the presence of the green color which brings to my attention the aspects ruled by Heart Chakra. In all of my dealings with her I have felt loved and warmth and she has always worn a green gem on her forehead. Her gem, serves me as a reminder that though we become powerful in our own nature, and when we are faced with those times that we must exert that power, we have to do so from a place of love. The love regulates our will and power, it is a great way to keep checks and balances. The fact that it is on her forehead it is difficult to miss that reminder, that above all we need to come from a place of love!

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Yuletide Blessings To You!

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Tomorrow will be Yule! A Sabbath which brought hope of new beginnings to our ancestors. When they were reminded that once again, the sun will rise and longer days are to come. Many of us celebrate this joyous Sabbath in many different ways, but one thing remains the same, and it is the joy that we share with each other and the hope of a new year filled with promise.

Yule is here and now we must take some time to honor all of the experiences and lessons that we have  learned this past year. For me personally, this year have been very challenging and at the same time I have experienced spiritual growth and for that, I am thankful and I feel blessed. As the Sun is reborn again, Venus is at her highest position in the heavens calling us to commune with her during this special time. As she goes retrograde for the next 40 days, it gives us the proper time for inward and outward reflection on where we have been, where we are and where we want to be. During this time of reflection we can also figure out how we can be of better service those around us and our role in our families and communities. She is granting us the time to make proper plans for this upcoming year and with Saturn’s presence we feel compelled to let go of what no longer serves us. In other words this is the perfect time to come up with our New Year Resolutions! 🙂 There is no better time than now to honor our Great Mother as well as our Great Father for all the blessings they bring into our lives.

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As the Oak King regains control of the seasons once again and the days grow longer and warmer, he brings with him the hope of new life that we all need during our dark times. Things will get better and abundance will return once again to the land. May you be merry on this special day and may the magic of this day lasts you the whole year through!

This is the perfect time to make and charge a Peace and Harmony Herb blend as well as Happy Family blend for future spell work. My personal blend recipes are below, in case you want to craft them. If you don’t have all of the herbs it is ok, just use what you have. While you are blending the herbs together have a clear intent of what attributes you want to activate and bring forth into the blend and the goal of the blend itself.

Peace and Harmony Herbal Blend – the intent is to bring peace and harmony to a situation, place or person

  • Marjoram – Love and happiness
  • Lavender – Love, happiness and peace
  • St. John’s Wort – Happiness, love and protection
  • Violet – Love and peace
  • Vervain – Love and Peace
  • Blue lace Agate – Peace, happiness and love (I always like to add a stone)

Happy Family Herb Blend – the intent is to bring abundance, joy, healing, love and passion to the family

  • Allspice- Abundance, luck, healing
  • Angelica – Child protection, peace in home, faith in marriage, protection and strength for women (let’s face it, we are usually the ones that are holding everything together)
  • Lavender – Love, Protection, happiness, peace
  • Marjoram – Protection, love, happiness, health, money and relieves depression
  • Nutmeg – Luck, attracts money and fidelity.
  • Vervain – Love, protection, peace,healing
  • High John – Love, success and happiness
  • Gold Lodestone stone – to attract love, protection and prosperity (I always like to add a stone or two)
  • Pink Quartz – unconditional love and love in the family

Wishing you a very merry Yule and may the new year bring you blessings abound!

Aspects of Yule

Time of deepest darkness
The God is born anew
Seedling in the frozen earth
Awaiting springtime dew.

The ground, an icy wasteland,
Though neighbors hearts are warm
We share our goods with everyone
So no one comes to harm.

Snow lies on her shoulders
Frosted mantle for her hair
Winter’s Queen is giving birth
The Goddess, always there

The sun is growing brighter.
It happens every year
Promising return of light
For sod and oak and deer

Stag King, his mighty antlers
Rising from a drift
Leaps for the hunter’s arrow
Just as strong and swift

He knows his time has ended
He is heading to the plain
Where joy caresses memory
Like softly summer rain

New fawn takes his first step,
The buck he will become.
After the time of knowing
A new year has begun.

By: Zephir Lioness

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Blood Full Moon Brings Balance and Sheds Light on the Unseen

There is a lot going on astrologically with this month’s full moon. However traditionally this moon is here to serve as a reminder that winter is just around the corner and that we are now in the dark half of the year. At this time the veil between the ordinary and non-ordinary worlds is at it is thinnest and so we should not let the opportunity to communicate and commune with our ancestors pass us by. This is a great time to work on divination, journey-work and psychic communications with the spirits in the non-ordinary world.

This moon is experiencing an eclipse and we have the sign of Aries in the Moon and in the Sun we have Libra. So the theme that we see across the board is balance and reexamination. We all seek balance in our lives and most of the time for us to feel successful in life we need to  have balance. So tonight is a great opportunity to do works to help bring more balance to your life in those areas that you are currently struggling with. So take sometime to think what needs more balance in your life?

During the full moon we usually take inventory of the successes we have had or the things that have come into manifestation and we give thanks and we usually now start works that pertain to ridding ourselves of that which no longer serve us. Well with the eclipse’s influence we will gain a new perspective, so that which might have been eluding us and may have been hindering our ability to succeed will come to light. So this is a good time to make course corrections and to see what issues maybe keeping us from achieving what we want and get rid of them once and for all. Thanks to the eclipse those forces that might have been in the shadows influencing us will now come to light. As the night progresses and the moon no longer is in the shadow, we will also no longer be in the shadows and will come out full of power and knowledge to help us succeed in our endeavors.

May the shadow and the bright light of this Blood Moon bring blessings to you!

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