My journey through magick
When I was a baby on a rug on the carpet in the lounge room I recall struggling to lift my upper body up, from that face planted position on the floor, and looking up at that tv screen, awestruck at the new age of technology I had entered into in this life, and thinking "that thing is sure interesting. " But magickally, I noticed I could not only "see, feel, hear, and know stuff" I could also seemingly affect it to through my energy from when,later on, as a young toddler I did a controlled astral travel, and watched myself leave my own body and do a loop-de-loop auric somersault out of my body, above it, below it, and then back into my body.
I knew I was quite different than the other kids, but I was shy about letting them know, and they didn't seem to do the same things as me. They thought I was weird, and I just felt like the odd one out, as if everyone had been invited to a party, or that if I was invited I was probably that shy kid in the corner. That would be hard for anyone to believe these days of course.
Coming out of the broom closet as I have called it for two decades now, was no small feat at the time. It was not all that widely accepted, and people would feel quite justified discriminating against you when you applied for day jobs. They would do it based on you being publicly out there as a witch, shaman, alchemist, or psychic.
It's all improved a lot these days, and while in some quarters, people of a certain line of thinking might still might chuckle a bit, at first... Their facial expressions quickly change when I demonstrate a sound knowledge of clause 116 of the Australian Commonwealth Constitution and section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
While dealing in love and light, compassion and "letting things go" it's also handy to know the law, and not just the lore of things.
And that tends to be a lot quicker than allowing people to stomp all over you in the name of you just being the "better person," There is a time for turning the other cheek, and there is a time to take a firm stand as a community service because too many others have been hurt or blocked from progress based on narrow thinking.
But what really is alchemy and magick?
There are many forms of magick practised, and I lean towards shamanism and alchemy more than wicca itself. These are all mother earth honouring spiritual practices and philosophies, and work with the energies of the universe, and in some cases different aspects of that and also of the person's being.
What it isn't
I do not cast spells to harm or that interfere with the free will and natural path of others. I do get asked periodically about spells to bring a lover back, and rarely some people do pluck up the courage to ask about how to make someone else feel all the same awful pain they have felt the other person personally caused them. I do not entertain these requests, only seek to educate and warn in those asking so that they can prevent harming themselves and others.
In love spells for example, while you may be initially successful in your aim using such spells and incantations, the repercussions are immense. And it always ends up in regret in so many different ways.
Logically speaking, if you cast a spell to force someone to return to you who chose to leave, and it actually worked, how would you ever know that they actually love you of their own free will?
And how would you feel with that question continually burned away inside you?
You would end up in far more doubt about your relationship than ever before they left you. Love is not the same as control and possession.
Love means allowing that other person to have choice.
Using magick to make them return assumes you have the both the power over their choices and the entitlement to have that control over them.
And to in effect, see them as 'less than' you, and therefore you aren't truly loving them by not giving them equality.
To love someone is to respect them. Think about it for yourself.
Clearing herbs and energies
In working with clients in shamanic healing, clearings and blessings, I am working on
increasing positive chi flow, clearing blockages, and working on multiple layers, from the auric, chakras, guiding energies, cording to other people, connections, as well as spirits, sound, color, crystals, aroma, the elements and directions. Also in soul retrieval, and clearing homes and bringing harmony through energy clearing and also placement and organisation of the floor plan. I also work astrally, and can "transport" us to the sacred and special place I am guided towards for the healing of that individual, often when I take clients to a specific temple, the more sensitive people will be able to describe intimate details of that particular temple and different peoples accounts of it are very similar if not at times identical to each other.
Alchemically, I am also using tools to transform energies within, without, and that which is being transmitted, where relevant. I also make up individualised herbal sachets and ritual resin and incense blends custom made for the individual client and their situation.
Sometimes clients who are using the sachets talk about how the sachet smells like a specific smell from their childhood, and reminds them of a happy time, or one that has a lot to do with the issue that was raised in their session about things going on in their life now.
In other cases, menopausal women who haven't told me about their hot flushes, comment that sniffing the blend I made suddenly makes them feel cool and calm. This may simply be a feeling, but the energy of the sachets is about bringing balance back on an energy level, and so the herbs used will be intuitively selected by me in front of the client at the end of their session, and when I look at the traditional magickal and healing energy use of the herbs, the text on it correlates quite exactly with what is needed.
Of course I do not prescribe herbs for consuming in teas, that is not my role. These are magickal sachets and incenses, and more often than not, the nose knows what it needs. A lot can be achieved quite normally, through taking a deep breathe.
If a lovely and perfectly mixed aroma is smelt as we breathe, then the relaxation and magickal value can be ascertained for oneself. Many things in life are simply about enjoying the simple pleasures, relaxation is one of the most important of those simple pleasures. When we are more relaxed in our state of mind, we are clearer in our thinking and thus decisions we are more likely to be clear, and if we are relaxed we can deal with changing circumstances with more resilience and strength.
Alchemy is often about shapeshifting,and having greater flexibility, resilience, and being able to transform situations and energies.
Most spiritual and magickal disciplines, are also about knowing and mastering yourself, magickally and fundamentally... And then helping others to do the same, for the view of the benefit of many, and our for our mother earth, holistically.
And of course, I still use herbs, sigils, candles, walk between worlds, and do the cooking and washing up.
Working with both the shamanic pathway and that of alchemy, and working from a point of inclusiveness and that of the community, I had been asked and had asked over the years about becoming an ordained minister. But the answer that came back strongly to me from spirit was that I cannot become an ordained minister of any one single religion, because to do so would be to exclude all others.
So for now, I remain as always, here in service to spirit in the way that I am guided. My work is always about helping people, while also respecting self and my path in this life.
May your weekend be enjoyable and remember to relax, and look at what new energies and beginings you may want to make.
I am at Girls Day Out Expo this weekend, presenting on stage daily at 11:30am and available for one to one readings at our stand, as well as ritual guidance, incenses, herbs, resins, smudge, crystals and lots of color.
Prebookings for this event and also for private bookings are available
Text 0439 488 558
Phone 1300 760 651
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