HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!

The midsummer solstice (Litha, Longest Day, shortest night) is today! The summer solstice is the time of nature's bounty and abundance. The elementis FIRE, the direction is south, and all around us we are surrounded by color and fragrant aromas  fromblossoming roses, wallflowers, lavender, honeysuckle, and jasmine.


Becoming the Earth: Contemplation, Visioning & Aesthesis.

Written By Alicia Bello

I wanted to write an erotic love article to you. I wanted to write love to you by saying: May all kinds of milks, honeys, fragrant oils and flowers fill your home, altar, and bath. Let there be Eros possession in which every word rolled off the tongue is a spiced nectar. Let there be every lush nude sensation. Let every body in whatever sensual embrace undulate, hum, shudder and drunk on rhythm and ecstasy … whether crying out or soft sigh of respiration, mouth the genuine expression of ecstatic release (and please do always). Hopefully that article will want to be written soon because, well… what a sensation. Instead this article transformed from body in relationship to body into body in relationship to earth… a different kind of body, of intimacy.. the same and different.. but kind of the same. I have found myself outside significantly more than being inside anywhere. My hands and feet have been constantly investigating and trampling through the tropical landscape of Florida and so the intimacy running through me has been the aesthesis of shoots of new green covered in dew, balmy air scented with salty wet earth, and bees pressed deep into the center of flowers… and all of this is happening in the wide open, no shame, Nature needing no permission to burst with her blatant sensuality.

Connecting to the earth is not a new concept for those who practice the craft (to each and every guardian of the directions, the elementals, Hail and Welcome). It is a foundation of study and also a potent remembering. Within every natural witch lies dark earth, fertile, lush with the protected seedcrets of ancient ways, alive with mystery and kept sacred and untainted from the “normalization” of the status quo. No matter how we practice, each and every expression of the work that we do is beautiful to behold in its own right. Our earnest devotion to our practice is the catalyst to what peels away the layers so we begin to see the world completely differently. The earth is living, breathing, pulsing and we perceive it perhaps as our ancestors have, not in the grandiose Hollywood kind of way, but magic in the very real sense that begins to show itself when we learn(remember) how to look (be in relationship to it).

The Anima Mundi, the spirit of the world at this point is no longer a concept but so much more. It is perceived in the body and felt in the depths of individual experience. We, in turn, interact with our planet instinctually, in which in any given moment we turn on and tune in, and allow the power to course through our very body vessel. We can play the subtle vibrations like an instrument that opens the gates to other perceptions and other realities. The relationship that we cultivate with the spirits of the land is so very vital and just like any important relationship we’ve got to keep in touch, forget the small talk so to speak, and nurture it. We know the state of earth right now and quite obviously to say that it’s not healthy is a gross understatement. Just being with the understanding is like a glacial shower and it’s a beginning. We start right here, right now, with what is right in front of us. Without projecting rage or blame on anything, or fear, for the current state of the earth but to just be in a state of heightened mindfulness about say, the decline of bees or the poisoning of water… The Mother is where she’s at just as we are. Just to be in a heightened kind of mindfulness before any practice in which we evoke the elements, and contemplate their actual current state is incredibly important because we have to start where we are at. That being said, magic works non-linearly. No matter how we are working we can heal through coming into contact with root essence of the elements. What I am offering, however is to maybe initiate any ritual with that kind of present acknowledgment and then move into connection with the spiritus, gennii loci, and/ or Anima Mundi.

Visioning

I practice this visualization outside with meditation and contemplation either at sunrise or sunset, but as I usually instruct: if it feels right to practice it in ritual then do it. If you feel inspired to practice on the spot totally do it….except if your driving…listen to your intuition.

Demeter, just one name for Earth Mother is birthing and dying and birthing for us constantly...

Photo: Alicia Bello 

Photo: Alicia Bello 

Vision your body/full self becoming Demeter by dissolving into the earth completely and merging with her creative chaos and order. Lie down on the earth while practicing. If you can, be completely naked or partially naked. See the shape of your body turn into dirt. Watch all of what you were dissolve into the earth completely. You are gone, but now you are also the whole of the earth. You are reborn in spring. See your blooms opening and the bees drinking your nectar. Smell sweetness of the season on the wind. Go through all the seasons of the earth in this way over and over. See the earth, which is you, floating in space. Place the periphery of your attention on the rhythm of the breath of your body. See the earth in your visioning breathing, the rhythms are in synch. Draw the scope of your vision to the place within the earth that you inhabit. See you where you are envisioning yourself as the earth while you are also the earth. Draw this harmonic image into the vision of your heart and let the vision pulse with your breath as you bring your attention back to your physical body. Enjoy your breathing still seeing the earth pulsing with your breath as your beating heart. Start all over again. Do it as many times as you can.

  • Take notes on how this practice affects you after two weeks and a month.

 As you move through your day, contemplate aesthesis as drawing in the essence of the world, the Anima Mundi with robust sensory perception. Drink in everything.


LOVE SPELLS

Love magick helps us to get in touch with the love within, It is the most important, basic step of Love magic learning. Through these rituals we are reintroduced to ourselves as creatures of love, and find the source from where all of our love can be graced by the presence of magick. 


Queen Hecate & Tending The Bone

"As witches we don't just walk in the shadow, we open to it's mysteries like night blooming jasmine. Fragrant with magic and revived in the properties of the night." Journey with Author Alicia Katrina to working with the Dark Mother Goddess Hectae as we learn to "tend the bone". 


New Moon In Scorpio~ October 30th, 2016

The Moon's transit through Scorpio on Halloween weekend  is a time of death and rebirth (not necessarily physical death) but certainly of.Intensity, extremes, and heightened sensitivity. Learn more about how you can connect to and work with this potent New Moon tonight! Read More...


The Hoodwitch: Weekly Horoscopes ~ October 28th, 2016

Astrology By Amelia Quint

 

Moon Void of Course Times
October 27, 9:51 AM Moon enters Libra
October 29, 6:09 AM Moon void in Libra
October 29, 10:01 PM Moon enters Scorpio
October 31, 6:09 AM Moon void in Scorpio
November 1, 10:43 AM Moon enters Sagittarius
November 3, 6:35 AM Moon void in Sagittarius
November 3, 11:05 PM Moon enters Capricorn

 

Moon Phase: New Moon


Under the new moon, work magick to grow, heal, and create. The Scorpio new moon will intensify your connection to the spirit world, So  Samhain rituals will be intense! Be careful what you wish for: attraction spells are powerful now!

During these signs, work magick around the following:
Scorpio- sexuality, investments, rebirth
Sagittarius- law, studies, wisdom
Capricorn- business, ambition, order

Aries

As an Aries, you adore straightforwardness―but not everything in life is that linear, especially when spirits get involved. Under the Scorpio new moon on Sunday night, you may begin to feel as someone is reading your thoughts, or watching your every move. Lady Luna will be on Mercury, supporting this sympatico vibe. She’ll also be in sync with Neptune in your spirituality zone, throwing a veil of mystery over the situation. It’s Samhain, so know that this feeling runs deep. Trust your instincts and don’t try to make sense of it.

 

Taurus

Under Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon, expect things with a lover, business partner, or dear friend deathly serious. What I mean by that is that you may have an encounter that brings you close to a past life you shared together, or a thread in the fabric that’s tying you two together in this life. Lady Luna on Mercury sends a clear message about the purpose of your current incarnation. She’s also in sync with Neptune in your friendship sector, elevating the love between you to cosmic levels. If it sounds spooky, did you expect anything less from a new moon on Halloween?

 

Gemini

Sometimes taking care of yourself, day by day, can be an act of spiritual service to your soul. The Scorpio new moon on Sunday night falls in your sixth house of self-care, where your daily habits and personal rituals dwell. If you’ve been feeling drained, this is an invitation from the heavens to start over. Lady Luna and Mercury will be entwined, so you may want to write your way out of this one (as is your sign’s custom). A sync to Neptune in your worldly wisdom sector opens up a portal between you and your most admired icons. Create an ancestor altar for them and see what happens.

Cancer

Everyone else might think this weekend is unnecessarily macabre, but not you, Cancer. As Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon dances through your house of play, it’s time for you to party. You don’t have to turn up if that’s not your style―in fact, a sync from Neptune says that ingesting too many mind-altering substances might get weirder than you anticipated―but you should let yourself out of your shell. Should you need any more motivation, whatever diversion you choose will be potent inspiration for any creative projects you have in process.

Leo

Whatever inner ghosts and past hurts may be haunting you, this weekend will banish them once and for all. Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon lands at the base of your chart, where your deepest emotions reside. It’s like hitting the celestial reset button on your psyche. Lady Luna will be on Mercury, so expect a powerful message about this deep cleanse. She’ll also be in sync with Neptune in your transformation sector, so you’ll want to give yourself space for the waves of compassion to roll in and out. After this, you’ll be a new person. What will you do next?

Virgo

Do you believe in fate, Virgo? Something very much like it is at work this weekend, working to bring you and a kindred spirit together for an important purpose. On Sunday night, the Scorpio new moon lands in your siblings zone, which can also extend to friends who feel more like family. It’s in sync to Neptune in your partnership sector, activating a soul mate connection between you and someone you’re in close proximity with, be it a lover or acquaintance. Have you met long before this? You decide. Mercury and Lady Luna conspire to send you a message that answers that question clearly.

Libra

They say “Money is the root of all evil,” but what are you to do when it’s a necessary one, Libra? Your diplomatic sign is forced to reckon with money, power, and value under the Scorpio new moon on Sunday night. Lady Luna will be on Mercury, implying that you’ll need all your strategic wiles to work this out in your favor. A sync to Neptune in your wellbeing zone means you’ll need to tend to your spiritual health before moving ahead on any major moves. This is Samhain, after all, so call on your deities, spirit guides, guardian angels, and ancestors for help.

Scorpio

It’s your personal new year, Scorpio! On Sunday night, the new moon in your sign lines up with Mercury to give you a message about what magick the next year holds. The question is: how will you use it? Lady Luna will be in sync to Neptune, your house of progeny―of blood or spirit. This year, consider what gifts you want to leave behind for the world when you join the ancestors on the other side. Yes, biological children are one option, but so are artistic creations, businesses, political legacies, and so many more. You stand at the crossroads, a powerful liminal space. Soak it in, Scorpio.

Sagittarius

Your lighthearted sign may be feeling worn out from all this darkness, Sagittarius. First, Saturn in your sign since last September gave you a major reality check. Now the sun and Mercury in your shadow sector are shining a bright spotlight on your inner self, giving you the tea on where you need healing. Luckily, this Sunday night’s new moon in Scorpio is exactly what the witch ordered. It’s in sync with Neptune at the base of your chart, so you may feel as if you’re floating in an isolation tank. Enjoy being buoyed by the cosmos, even if just for a moment, and know the universe has your back.

Capricorn

As a Capricorn, you’re meant to lead, but who will follow? You can be an isolationist at times, but on Sunday night, the Scorpio new moon in your associations sector reveals a group where your soul can finally feel at home. Lady Luna will conspire with Mercury to give you silver-tongued wit with which to charm your new compatriots, and a sync from Neptune in your communication sector seals the deal. In fact, this group may be one that centers around writing, creativity, or technology. A new class or workshop could introduce you to people to which you’re psychically linked.

Aquarius

Forget Halloween’s dark and spooky connotations. This is your moment in the spotlight! Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon lands at the top of your chart, prompting you to make serious power moves in your career, whether you realize it or not. Lady Luna and Mercury will flirt with one another, giving you the perfect words, messages, and body language to see your plan through. Lady Luna will also be in sync with Neptune in your secrets zone, so what happens on Samhain doesn’t have to go anywhere else―the spirits know how to keep silent. Have fun, stay safe, and know your moon will be memorable.

Pisces

If it told you this was a perfect time to study, would you be mad? Hear me out. Scorpio is your ninth house of worldly wisdom, including writing, philosophy, religions, and occult studies. Because this Sunday’s new moon in mysterious Scorpio falls on Samhain, there’s really no better moment to start a proper year-and-a-day commitment to magickal practice, or start exploring witchcraft for the first time. Lady Luna will be on Mercury―the zodiac’s eternal student―and in sync with Neptune in your sign, for added spiritual oomph. What you start now will resonate for years to come.

 

 

 

 


New Moon In Leo 2016

"More radiant than the Sun,

Purer than the snow,

Subtler than the ether,

Is the Self.

The Spirit within my heart.

I am that self.

That self am I."- Alice Bailey

With the new moon in Leo comes some dramatic happenings especially concerning emotions and being the center of attention. This is a moon of exuberance, vitality, and the best time to successfully work out issues with people who are in authoritative positions of power. Now is the time to take the direct approach and assert yourself. It is high drama with this moon, as she is going to step out onto the stage to entertain us once again. You may be tempted to act out the “drama queen” aspect of yourself, or you may simply just want to be romantic. Either way, this is a time of vital energy, affection, and again romance. A fiery Lion extravaganza! “Everybody is a star” and everyone will be recognized for his/her particular Goddess within.

You will want to spend money during this moon transit as it’s a bit hard to recognize limits when the moon is in Leo. This is also a time for power issues to ERUPT! Who will be the center of attention? Ambition + leadership can become very important issues as we are all well aware that Leo has great pride, which can become extremely evident right now. As our moon moves to Virgo, the ambitious energy of Leo will become unassuming. Try enjoying the warmth of kindness and generosity, excitement and exuberance with parties and celebrations. Renew & invigorate yourself this New moon.


Sun oil

Our beloved moon falls into the fiery sign of Leo, and Leo knows all about confidence so be ready to be the center of attention with this amazing "sun oil" potion.  Use this oil to bring out all of the benefits of the sun. This oil will have you feeling invigorated, powerful, sexy, and ready to take center stage!

Ingredients:

  • 4 drops essential oil of Frankincense
  • 4 drops essential oil of Myrrh
  • 1 drop Essential oil of Chamomile
  • 1 Essential oil of cardamon

Add the oils to a full bath just prior to entering. *If you do not have a bath tub, you may use these oils blended into your favorite carrier oil (grape-seed, jojoba) and worn as a body oil, or infused with salts to make an invigorating scrub.


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Coming Back To Life: Healing Through Crisis With Ritual + Action

"Overcome any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain that was entrusted to you. like the Mother of the world, who carries the pain of the world in her heart, each one of us is part of her heart, and therefore endowed with a certain measure of cosmic pain. You are sharing in the totality of that pain. You are called upon to meet it in joy- instead of self pity" - Sufi Saying

In the wake of more violent tragedies that have taken place in the United States,  many of our readers have reached out to us for healing and energetic empowerment. The bombarding of graphic video content, the relentless media headlines,  the racism and the chaos all becomes too heavy to hold. What we need now is healing: How can we help each other in time of crisis? is it through creating meaningful ritual? by protesting in the streets? or is donating money to just causes working towards the prevention of murder and the advancement of POC? we can't give you any of those answers, because only YOU can decide where to begin to make those changes.

The Zen Poet Thich Nhat Hanh asked "What do we need to do to save our world?" his questioners expected him to identify the best strategies to peruse in social and environmental action, but Thich Nhat Hanh's answer was this: "What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying."

Healing starts within each and every one of us. "In despair work, we learn to uncover our pain for the world and we honor it." Says Author's Joanna Macy & Molly Young Of "Coming Back to life: practices to reconnect our lives, Our world"  How can we do this?

  • Acknowledging our pain for the world (verbally or silently)
  • Validating it as a wholesome response to the present crisis
  • letting ourselves experience this pain
  • being able to express it to others
  • recognizing how widely it is shared by others
  • and recognizing that it is NOT "crazy" bu that it springs from our caring and connectedness.

GROUNDING & PROTECTION: A Visualization Exercise

To ground yourself: Visualize a ball of white energy inside the top of your head. This ball of energy is going to move down right through your body, as it moves down it collects all the negative energy that your body and your aura is already holding. So imagine that the ball of energy is like a magnet.

Move that ball of energy down through your head and into your neck. Gather all the negative energy to that magnetic ball of energy. Continue the energy down through the upper body, and into the lower body, absorbing the negative energy as the energy ball moves downwards. Into the legs and down into the feet. When the energy reaches the feet, you visualize roots growing deep into the earth. The negative energy is then going to be discharged into the earth where it will be neutralized.

Once all the negativity has been released, grow the roots further downwards, or outwards. Then from these roots draw up white or silver energy from Mother earth. Draw the white energy up through the roots and into the soles of your feet. Visualize that pure white energy moving up through your legs and into the lower body. Moving upwards to the upper body, then into the neck and head. Ask then that the energy be used in whatever part of your body, mind or aura that the energy is needed.


If you are feeling particularly vulnerable and need extra protection, Utilize this cleansing aura bath that can be practiced once a week, or daily. 

Quick Fix Aura Protection Bath

You will need: 

  • 30-40 minutes of undisturbed time for yourself.
  • bathtub
  • 2 cups of sea salt
  • 2 cups of White vinegar Or Apple or Lemon Vinegar

This is the easiest aura cleansing bath of all. Toss the ingredients into a tub of warm water and relax. Focus on releasing any negative thoughts into the water. You should allow yourself time to soak in the warm water for at least 30 minutes, and to allow the water from the tub to drain completely as you envision any negativity swirling down the drain and out of your bodies energetic fields . This recipe iscompletely effective as is, but feel free to add essential oils or herbs of your choice.

Overwhelming Anger Bath

This bath should be used when our own rage overwhelms us and we need time to relax and re- focus.

You will need: 

  • A Bathtub
  • Chammomile
  • Catnip
  • Lavender
  • 4 drops of cherry plum flower essence (Bach, Healing herbs, Pegasus)

Use either herbs or essential oils for this ritual bath. Whatever you have on hand or whichever you find the most soothing.

  1. if you're using herbs make an infusion using a fistful of each herb and add it to your bath.
  2. If you're too overwhelmed to go out and buy herbs, you may alternatively use 3 drops of the essential oilsin your bath. Essential oil of catnip exist it's just marked sometimes with different names (i.e French Marjoram, catmint, mountain balm, or nepeta) do not use this during pregnancy, and if you can't find it, just leave it out the recipe or supplement with any of the suggested protective herbs on our list.
  3.   Place the cherry plum drops under you tongue, or rub them into your forehead. these can be purchased at any health food orspecialty store including Co-Op.
  4. You can add cherry plum drop into spring water in a spray bottle to keep on you and to cool yourself off.
  • Protective Herbs & Essential oils: Rosemary, Frankincense, Lavender, Sandal wood, Clove, Ylang Ylang, and basil.

  • Gems: Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Onyx, Smoky Quartz, Hematite.

 

  • Donate

Issa Rae of Inglewood, CA created the "Justice For Alton Sterling family scholarship" Where ALL of the funds raised will be donated to ll of Alton's 5 children.

There is also a fund for the family of Philando Castile, the young man who was shot and killed by police in front of his partner, and 4 year old child in a traffic stop. The Philando Castile Fund

  • Get Involved

NAACP LDF: Donate to the NAACP legal defense and education fund.

ACLU: American Civil liberties union

Start Your Own Healing Circle

Written by S. Wolf

Whether you're practicing by yourself or with a group of healers, the main process for setting a circle is the same. It can be as elaborate as you'd like, or as simple. Don't underestimate the simplistic, it's often the more comfortable and therefore can be most successful.

You'll need a few supplies.

  •  Incense or smudge sticks

  • Make sure no one has allergies first. I prefer to use a sage and cedar smudge stick.

  • A green or white candle.

  • It can be any color of green you choose, but it should be a little larger than a votive candle.

  • Something to light them with

  • Something to safely put them in

  • An Ipod, CD player and healing music to provide some soothing to help drown out outside noises and distractions.you may even take this a step further and incorporate singing bowls.

  • A list of those who have requested healing.

  • The list should have the person's name, their location (city, state, country) and ailment or need for healing.

 You can read the names and conduct healing on each person individually. You can have each person and their ailment listed on individual pieces of paper and everyone in the circle takes a person to focus their healing on. Or you can focus on the entire list as a whole group. But decide what you're going to do, before you enter the circle.

 

The Circle

A healing circle is typically set in a specific diameter.

  • If you are alone, you'd set your circle about 3ft in diameter.

  • If you have a small group, you may want to set the circle 6ft in diameter.

  • If you have a larger crowd, a 9ft diameter would be used.

  • If you have a large enough crowd, you'd simply add 3ft to your circle to accommodate the number of people who have come to participate; 12ft, 15ft and so on.

The circle can be made on the floor with rope made of natural fibers, such as cotton rope. Or it can be outlined with chairs. Wooden chairs are best, but if what you have available to you are metal folding chairs, then by all means go ahead and use them. None of this is written in stone. But when you lay out the circle, leave a small entry into the circle resting in the north side.

Before anyone arrives, enter the circle from the north. Stand in the center and face the north. Then light the incense stick. Hold it out in front of you and move in a clockwise direction saying a prayer to your form of the Divine and ask for clearing, cleansing and divine protection in this circle.

You can replace any of this with the labels you feel more comfortable with. For instance, The Great Spirits which is the label I give to the divine force in my beliefs. You might prefer to use God, Jesus, Goddess, Abraham, Buddha or some other name for your beliefs. The point is to choose the label that feels most comfortable to you and your healing partners.

For instance I might say:

Great Spirits, I ask for your help to clear and cleanse this space for our gathering to provide healing to those in need. To send your love, energy and protection to bless our work and empower our working with your divine light and energy. So Mote It Be.

If your circle is large, you might want to start in the center of the circle, then move outward until you have encompassed the entire space with your incense. You want to move around the circle in a clockwise direction. Just make sure you stop in the same direction as you started so you are sealing the energy.

If your circle is large enough to set a small table in the center, that would be a perfect place to safely set your incense and the green candle, along with the matches. Word of advice, make sure the table is sturdy and can take a little knock of someone accidentally bumps into it. Nothing can ruin a circle more quickly than an unexpected accident. So TV trays, and talk decorative tables usually don't work well.

 

Conducting A Circle For Healing

There are many ways to conduct the mechanics of a healing circle. The following method is one I like to use and is based on a circle I attended at the Edgar Cayce Institute many years ago. You can use this method verbatim, or use it to inspire your own process. This method can be performed by one person, or a group of people. It's very flexible and effective for any number of healers.

When your healing partners arrive, keep everyone out of the circle until you're ready to sit down and focus. When you are ready, turn on the music to a comfortable volume. You don't want it so low that you can't hear it and it becomes distracting. You don't want it so loud that it over shadows the person who will be leading the healing visualization. So check with your guests and make sure everyone is comfortable with the volume.

Now you and your healing partners can enter the circle from the north. Enter in single file and move clockwise around the circle until everyone is standing before a chair. When the last person enters, arrange the chairs so you're closing the entryway of the circle.

Before everyone sits down, one of you should light thecandle and as you do everyone should say a prayer to the Divine asking for help and guidance in performing the healings that are about to take place. You can pre-write the prayer, or say it off the cuff. But this is an important step to bring everyone’s focus to the work at hand. Prayer said, have a seat.

Technically, this method to raise energy is called a "Cone of Power". Through this method you will connect with your healing partners, center your energy, and direct the divine, loving healing energy out to those on your list.

You can write your own visualization script, or just use the following. Just make sure you and your healing partners are comfortable with what you're saying and doing in this visualization.

  • Everyone close their eyes and place their hands, palms up, in their lap.

  • See a light of love, a pink light, coming from your heart and moving to the center of the circle and the flame of the candle.

  • There our energies join together and rise up, gently swirling together in a clockwise motion like a giant spiral column.

  • As it joins together and rises visualize the light slowly changing color to a beautiful crisp and clear dark green. Like a clear emerald gemstone.

  • Everyone see this loving healing energy move up and through the roof of this building and quickly travel to (the location of the 1st person on your list).

  • Visualize this light finding (state the person's name) and providing healing for (state their ailment).

  • See (state the person's name) basking in the love and healing sent to them by this circle and the Great Spirits. See this energy fighting the disease that has attacked their body and returning them to good health.

  • Visualize in detail the green healing energy consuming the atoms of the disease and destroying it forever.

Continue the visualization for about 1 full minute. Depending on the ailment you may want to hold this visualization for 2 minutes or longer. When you're ready continue with the following.

  • We give thanks to the Great Spirits and offer prayers of health and strength to (state the person's name).

  • We release the energy to them and see our love and healing light return to our humble circle and the light of our healing candle.

  • We know that the Great Spirits will continue to light their way as long as needed, as we move our divine healing energy to (state the next location).

  • We watch our love and healing light travel once again through the roof of this building and to (state the name of the next person on your list) to provide healing for (state their ailment).

From this point you just keeping performing these steps until you get through your list. When completed your healing work, you will need to bring the energy back to the healers, close the energy and the circle.

  • Everyone see the healing light gently fall into the flame of the candle before us.

  • Now we see the light of love and healing release it's connection of unity and gently travel from the flame back to our own heart and bodies.

  • We welcome the healing and love we shared with each other, and see it replenish our own energies so we feel refreshed and revitalized and full of energy.

  • We give thanks to the Great Spirits and to all those who came here today to assist in these special spiritual healings. We share our joy and love with each other as we close our healing circle.

  • Many Blessings to all - So Mote It Be.

  • You could also say - Peace be with you all, Amen.

  • Everyone open their eyes and have a good stretch.

At this point you can remain in the circle and share your experiences. Or you can leave the circle.

 

Clearing The Circle

When you're ready to leave, everyone should rise at the same time. In a single line follow each other out in a clockwise direction and exist to the north in the same location you entered. If possible leave the candle burning; as long as it will be safe to do so. Once everyone is outside the circle you can move the chairs and take down the circle. Move the candle to a safer location if you need to.

it's also a good idea to have some healthy snacks after this kind of healing gathering. For some people sending out this kind of energy can drain them. Getting a little snack helps to revive everyone and it's also a good time to share with each other.

Finally, it's always a good idea for people to keep a log of their workings. Even in group situations, there can be a lot of information written and shared for future workings. It's also a good idea to record the names of those who were sent energy, including their location and ailment. So here are some things you might want to keep in your log.

  • The date and time the healing circle began and ended.

  • The weather (yes it can be an important bit of info).

  • The names of the healers who attended.

  • Count them up and record the number of healers.

  • The structure of the circle. How was it set and what items were used.

  • Did you use rope to create the circle, or chairs? Was the rope made of natural fibers, were the chairs metal or wood? Describe your circle.

  • Record the names, locations and ailments from the list.

  • If you remained in the circle and shared your experiences, you might also enter descriptions or summaries of those as well.

  • Sometimes people will receive feelings or visions about the person they're healing. It's a good idea to record these and refer back to them when you learn about the condition of the person in the healing. Often times you will hear back from people who know you were scheduled to send them healing energy.

  • Finally record any additional happenings after the healing circle was closed.

  • This might be something you go back to the next day, or before the next healing circle session.

Moving Forward

While we can't live in a bubble to protect us from the atrocities of the world, we CAN protect ourselves and our energy. It is ESSENTIAL that we care for our minds & bodies on the physical plane during these triggering and often confusing times. For those who want more solid answers on how we can "fix" the problem , there is no one size- fits all answer. We are just like you,  doing the best we can. These are steps that we can all take towards healing ourselves, reclaiming our personal power and healing our communities. Sending peace, wellness, and love to everyone in need.

"It's Ok if all you did today was survive"

-Unknown