Posted in Inspiration, Life, Magic

Seeing with new eyes

Here is something to ponder and to really let the power of the words sink in. Take a moment to dream, make time for yourself. It only takes a minute, but it can have a huge impact for the rest of your life. How do these words apply to you/us? Are there things you/we would like to change?

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust

In a world where we are constant learners, our vision has to adapt with changing times. When life happens and throws us a curveball, what do we do? Do we make lemonade out of the lemons we’ve been given or do we adapt and learn to see with new eyes. When was the last time you’ve witnessed beauty? When was the last time you’ve counted your blessings? When was the last time you saw through the eyes of a child in wonder and amazement?

Posted in Magic, Mythology, Symbolism, Witches

Witch’s Bells

I made my first crafty project in quite some time. I came across an original design by the Spirit Den and used it’s inspiration to make my own. I felt immediately drawn to the project for unknown reasons and loved to learn a little more about them. My space is small but mighty, and only meaningful items are within my four walls. It’s a great way to become a minimalist and find yourself surrounded by your favorite things, vs unnecessary “Stuff.”

Hung over an entry door or window, it is said that these bells are symbolic, offering protection for your home. With the recent nearby fires, perhaps there lies a connection in it itself as to why I felt my home could use a little extra protection. Even the materials used have a special meaning as highlighted by the Spirit Den.

Bells: Because of the vibratory nature of bells, they are an extremely effective form of spiritual cleansing. The sound of a bell continues to resonate far beyond the time that you can actually hear it. Bronze, having its own metaphysical properties, is known to clear negative energy and bring good luck. Because these bells are made of iron and bronze they are working double time to bring you protection.

Key of Hecate: symbolizes knowledge, attracts positive energies and helps to open doors of opportunity. Hecate is known as the goddess of magic and the keeper of keys. Protecting us and lightening the way ahead.

Black Ribbon: the color black is the most grounding color on the planet. It is used as a shielding and protective color. Black has a long standing association with mystery, transformation and magic, absorbing negative energy and helps protect from harm and negativity.

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Magic

Darling, you are Magic 💙

We have this one life.

How do you want to spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Worrying? Pretending? Wearing masks to hide your true self? Running after people who don’t see you? Swallow your truth?

It’s not worth it, trust me. But instead….

Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Listen to your body. Take risks. Take the leap. Trust. Love with your heart vs your head. Breathe deeply. Slow down. Make time for what truly matters. Never delay telling someone how much they mean. Don’t go to bed angry. Start your day with intent. Let go of the past. Enjoy every moment.

You don’t need to believe in magic. You are magic, you just need to believe in yourself. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.

Posted in Fall, Magic

Autumn Equinox – Reciprocity Ritual

It’s that time again and the autumnal equinox, also known as Mabon, is one of two points of the year where day and night are equal and in perfect balance of light and dark.

Many believe that for magic to manifest, you must reciprocate or give back in some way. Mabon provides a natural time to reflect on your exchange of energy. It’s also a potent day to make shifts, cuts, or rebalance what feels “off.”

For this little ritual you will need: Wine or tea. Bulbs to bury or inside herbs to plant (optional).

WHAT SHALL YOU REAP? Have an honest look at your life. Do you feel stuck? Have you outgrown parts of your life? Think about what you need to cut or change through the perspective of harvesting. When you harvest, the food gives you sustenance, then transforms into your life’s next expression. Do the same for big changes – take them in, be grateful for the lessons, and accept the transformations.

WHAT SHALL YE SOW? What are you planting to give back? You might empower others or make beautiful things. Perhaps you volunteer or grow things in your garden. This is a unique proposition between yourself and divine spirit, and it may be more mundane than you think.

THE RITUAL: Set up an altar that represents balance within yourself. Burn Yerba Santa, rue, or sandalwood to help clear your emotions. To signify what you are reaping, toast (with wine or tea) to the life and death of anything that you are letting go of. To dedicate to what you will sow, plant bulbs or herbs that represent what you’ll give back.

Excerpt from my magical planner by Amy Cesari

Posted in Inspiration, Magic

Seek Magic every Day

Bridal Veil Falls / Yosemite National Park

Picture from my current road trip. The falls are almost dried up this late in the year, but the magic of this magnificent place never disappears.

And by the same token, you don’t have to visit a national park to experience magic. Each day can be filled with magic and to bring it into your life, you should seek it every day. Here are just a few suggestions on bringing more magic to your day. Feel free to share your own magical ideas. I’d love to hear about them.

  • Pick dandelions and make a wish
  • Plant lavender by your garden gate for luck
  • Watch a meteor shower with someone you love
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Add edible flowers to a salad, especially those associated with health and healing.
  • Soak in a milk bath for silky soft skin or on a full moon to embrace the feminine energy. (You can also just soak your fingers in a warm milk bath for the later)
  • Make smudge sticks for the season, using chamomile buds for spring, lavender for summer, sage for fall, and pine for winter.
  • Wear your favorite outfit and feel the goddess in you rising.
  • Purchase drippy candles and place them on wine bottles
  • Practice magic whenever, wherever and however feels right to you!
Posted in Healing Crystals, Healing Vortex, Inspiration, Magic

The Vortex – Part 1 Sedona Azeztulite

It’s time to write about vortexes, what they mean, and how they came to be for me. How they still change my life, and why my soul seeks their nourishing powers to be still.

At first note a Vortex is described as a mass of whirling fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind. If you ever witnessed a dust devil kicking up sand, you have witnessed a Vortex. But what I’m talking about is a place in nature where the earth is exceptionally alive with energy. There are places all over the world such as Sedona, Muccu Piccu, or Mount Shasta to name a few of the ones more known, where it is said that some may pick up in the energy of that sacred, healing place. There is a calm that surrounds, a well being, and inner peace that is credited to these amazing sites that flocks people from all around the world.

The term Vortex in Sedona refers to a place where the earth energy swirls and draws to its center everything that surrounds it like a tornado. These vortexes are created, not by wind or water, but from spiraling spiritual energy. I have never been to Sedona to witness these vortexes, but I have been to Mount Shasta where I definitely picked up on the energy, long before I even knew about vortexes and their healing properties. I have been hooked ever since and I chase this feeling, picking up on other sites, unknown where I get that sensation. Maybe not as strong as these well known places, but it’s still there if you pay attention and are in tune with what it is. I will explain more about this in part two.

I was a little nervous yesterday, wearing a very special necklace of an sedonian Azeztulite, a birthday gift made by my dear sister Amanda. Nervous, because in the past, things that had great meaning to me have always had a tendency to break or turn up lost, such as my necklace from Mittenwald. Without a doubt is this one a great treasure for me that started with the compassion, the followed thought, the vision and the final end result as it is today in this beautiful necklace. It is me all the way and my dearest soul sister knows my heart as if we’d known each other for decades. Perhaps we have, and walked together in a different lifetime. I certainly feel like we have, and there is a comfort and knowing in each other that is simply beautiful. I’m still blown away of the love and friendship this piece conveys every time I see it. So yesterday I wore it for the first time. Touching it ever so often to make sure everything that it was still perfectly safe, I got sidetracked by feelings rather then concentrate on it’s true purpose. Still, it was wonderful and I’m already looking forward to wearing it again.

Sedona Azeztulite is a newly discovered variety of Azeztulite, from the the Red-Rock areas around Sedona, Arizona. Physically, it combines pure White Azeztulite with the iron rich rock of the Sedona landscape. The quality of the stones availability thus is very limited.

Robert Simmons writes: Sedona Azeztulite are astonishingly powerful stones! They embody the intense Vortex energies of Sedona, as well as the Nameless light currents of the great central Sun. When one holds a Sedona Azeztulite to the 3rd eye, powerful and fast pulsations move in immediately. If one places one at the 3rd eye and another at the crown chakra, the entire interior of the head becomes quickly filled with highly uplifting and very powerful energy. These stones literally create an energy Vortex within the body – a field which, because of its high vibrational level, is one of absolute purity and light.

The initial spontaneous response of ones Liquid Crystal Body, when one encounters this stone, is one of joy and excitement. As one continuous meditating with it, this joy evolves into an elevated sense of serenity, and an expansion of awareness. This is a stone capable of opening one’s mind to cosmic dimensions, and of raising one’s bodily vibrations into resonance with the highest spiritual realms.

Sedona Azeztulite is a very active interdimesional stone. It can facilitate rapid access to communication with one’s spirit guides, angelic guardians, benevolent ET’s and even the Azez themselves! Sedona Azeztulite is a stone of the Universal Tao, the river of energy that flows through everything, appearing as the unfolding of time and the manifestation of all things. It is a stone of the wisdom of the Earth, and it encourages us to join in the joyful co creation of the infinite potential of the future, crystallizing into each present moment. Sedona Azeztulite helps one awaken to this co creative dance, manifesting one’s highest intentions.

Sedona Azeztulite brings spiritual light into the emotional and physical bodies, facilitating one’s natural healing process. It has the capacity to acquaint the emotional body with the energy of ecstasy. Sedona Azeztulite can stimulate the torus energy vortices that emanate from each cell of one’s body, aiding one in bringing one’s body into alignment with the Divine Light. This attuned one to the body’s Divine Blueprint of perfection, and the ancient alchemical ideal of immortality.

No wonder I am so protective of this precious gift and the stone itself. I know you understand, and besides….how cool is that?