Coming at Conflict with an Open Heart

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following blog post today.  How easy it is to allow our own egos to control the situation instead of leading with our hearts.

©03032017 Wolf Woman Ways

Coming at Conflict with an Open Heart

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Conflict should always be met with open ears and an open heart.

Conflict is an unavoidable part of our lives because our beliefs and modes of being often contrast powerfully with those of our loved ones, acquaintances, and associates. Yet for all the grief disagreements can cause, we can learn much from them. The manner in which we handle ourselves when confronted with anger or argument demonstrates our overall level of patience and the quality of our energetic states. To resolve conflict, no matter how exasperating the disagreement at hand, we should approach our adversary with an open heart laden with compassion. Judgments and blame must be cast aside and replaced with mutual respect. Conflict is frequently motivated by unspoken needs that are masked by confrontational attitudes or aggressive behavior. When we come at conflict with love and acceptance in our hearts, we empower ourselves to discover a means to attaining collective resolution.

The key to finding the wisdom concealed in conflict is to ask yourself why you clash with a particular person or situation. Your inner self or the universe may be trying to point you to a specific life lesson, so try to keep your ears and eyes open. Once you have explored the internal and external roots of your disagreement, make a conscious effort to release any anger or resentment you feel. As you do so, the energy between you and your adversary with change perceptibly, even if they are still operating from a more limited energy state. Consider that each of you likely has compelling reasons for thinking and feeling as you do, and accept that you have no power to change your adversary’s mind. This can help you approach your disagreement rationally, with a steady voice and a willingness to compromise.

If you listen thoughtfully and with an empathetic ear during conflict, you can transform clashes into opportunities to compromise. Examine your thoughts and feelings carefully. You may discover stubbornness within yourself that is causing resistance or that you are unwittingly feeding yourself negative messages about your adversary. As your part in disagreements becomes gradually more clear, each new conflict becomes another chance to further hone your empathy, compassion, and tolerance.

Super Powerful Money Spell

“SUPER POWERFUL MONEY SPELL


This powerful money spell is excerpted from
Magical Housekeeping: Simple Charms and Practical Tips for Creating a Harmonious Home.

Ingredients:
9 oranges
A non-plastic bowl big enough for 9 oranges
Gold ribbon
Green ribbon
A green candle
Optional but recommended: a few drops of essential oil of cinnamon and/or clove mixed with a tablespoon of sunflower oil

Ideally, you would do this ritual on the new moon, but any Thursday or Sunday when the moon is close to new and between new and full will work too.

Assemble all ingredients and center yourself. Carve a dollar sign into the candle. If you’re using oil, anoint the candle with it by spreading a thin layer over the entire surface area, excluding the base and wick. Light the candle. Hold your hands in prayer pose, close your eyes, and say:

I call on the angels of abundance.

Direct your open palms toward the oranges and ribbons, and say:

I charge these ingredients with the magnetic light of financial prosperity.

Visualize sparkly green/gold/rainbow light coming down through the top of your head, to your heart, and out your hands into the oranges and ribbons. Now, tie a bow around an orange with one piece of green ribbon and one piece of gold ribbon. Once you’ve tied, it, hold the orange in both hands and say:

I open the floodgates of abundance and welcome infinite wealth into my life now.

Place the orange in the bowl and repeat with each orange. (If any of the bows fall off, don’t worry about it – the ritual will work just as well.) When you’re finished, hold your hands in prayer pose and say:


It is done. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessed be. And so it is.

Place the bowl on your stove, and place the candle next to it. Let the candle burn all the way down or extinguish it and burn it again (as convenient) until it burns all the way down. It’s okay to move the oranges and candle when you use your stove, just move them back again afterwards. At the full moon or the day after, dispose of the oranges by burying them or placing them in a compost heap or yard waste bin so that they can return to the earth. Or, in this case, it’s okay to eat them – just make sure you dispose of the peels in the above-mentioned way. (If you do eat them, you’ll be internalizing the magic, which will likely be verrrry interesting in a probably pleasant yet unpredictable way.) Tie the ribbons together into a charm, and hang or place in your gratitude and prosperity area or hang it on the outside of your front door, the inside doorknob of your front door, or on the wall above the inside of your front door.”

©03022017 Wolf Woman Ways

Spell of Remembrance

Beautiful spell my friend Monique posted on our Facebook page.

 

House of Stregga remembering those who are no longer with us.

Published by Monique Jackman

“Much  to the sisters of yesteryear..
Bless the days of your past — remember us now for the spell we cast!!
Until we meet again.. Blessed be, sister’s unite as we set you free– remember the candles of the past, your days are now remembered by the spell I cast…

You need:

  • Athame
    •Anointing oil
    •13 candles, one of each of the following colors: black, blue, brown, gold, gray, green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, white and yellow
    The purpose of this spell is to banish negativity, to strengthen positive virtues, to pay respect to both the Goddess and God. It may be done anytime it is needed.

Cast circle clockwise:

“With a Witches’ blade
This circle now is made
Spirits of old
I call thee to guard and to behold. “

Face east and say:

“I greet the Spirits of the East
Who inspires Inspiration in all of us
Come and join with me
For you are welcome here.”

Face south and say:

“I greet the Spirits of the South
Who inspires Compassion in all of us
Come and join with me
For you are welcome here.”

Face west and say:

“I greet the Spirits of the West
Who inspires Faith in all of us
Come and join with me
For you are welcome here.”

Face north and say:

“I greet the Spirits of the North
Who inspires Wisdom in all of us
Come and join with me
For you are welcome here.”

Move back to the center and say:

“I greet the Spirits Within
Who inspires Understanding in all of us
Come and join with me
For you are welcome here.”

Arrange candles on the alter from left to right as follows: silver, gold, white, gray, black, orange, yellow, purple, red, blue, brown, green and pink.

Anoint candles and say:

“I consecrate thee
As a tool of magick
I charge thee with power
In the name of the Goddess
And in the name of the God
So Mote It Be!”

Repeat for each candle.

Light the silver candle and say:

“Candle of silver
I light thee in honor of the Goddess
May She bless and protect this circle
So the magickk that is within it this
Night will be brought to life.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the gold candle and say:

“Candle of gold
I light thee in honor of the God
May He bless and protect this circle
So the magick that is within it this
Night will be brought to life.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the white candle and say:

“Candle of white
I light thee for in your light there is truth,
Purity and spiritual strength.
As you burn bright and strong
May I learn to be more centered
And may I be blessed with wholeness.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the gray candle and say:

“Candle of gray
I light thee so that all negative energy
From within and without
may now be neutralized.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the black candle and say:

“Candle of black
I light thee so that all evil
May now be banished
And all sorrow and discord
Be brought to a close
Bless me with the power to let go of the past
and put to rest which is no longer
So that from this ending
A new beginning can emerge.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the orange candle and say:

“Candle of orange
I light thee for in your light there is
Encouragement and stimulation,
Adaptation and organization
As you burn bright and strong
May the powers of self-control and
Concentration be strengthened.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the yellow candle and say:

“Candle of yellow
I light thee for in your light there is unity,
Persuasion and creativity
As you burn bright and strong
May my confidence be increased
And my mind power be strengthened.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the purple candle and say:

“Candle of purple
I light thee for in your light there is
Ambition, dignity, and independence
Bless me with wisdom and protection
As you burn bright and strong
May my psychic and occult powers
Also grow in strength.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the red candle and say:

“Candle of red
I light thee for in your light there is
Strength, energy and passion
Bless me with will power and courage
Like the blood of life that flows through my veins
May your force always flow throughout
My body, my mind and my spiritual self.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the blue candle and say:

“Candle of blue
I light thee for in your light there is
Peace, inspiration and tranquility
As you burn bright and strong
May I come to know the virtues of
Patience, loyalty and understanding.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the brown candle and say:

“Candle of brown
I light thee for in your light there is
Stability and earthiness
As you burn bright and strong
May I learn to overcome
Indecision and hesitation
And all that holds me back.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the green candle and say:

“Candle of green
I light thee for in your light there is
Healing, fertility and prosperity
Grant me ambition and generosity
As you burn bright and strong
May I be blessed with good luck in abundance.
So Mote It Be!”

Light the pink candle and say:

“Candle of pink
I light thee for in your light there is
Affection and friendship,
Honor and unselfishness
As you burn bright and strong
May my spirit awaken and may my heart know
The true meaning of love
For love is the treasure at the end of the rainbow
And only love can conquer all
For love is light And light is love
And love shall be the law
So Mote It Be!”

Visualize the magickal energy flowing from the candle’s aura into your body through your fingertips. Continue until you feel your body is filled with the magickal rainbow of energy. Then close Circle.

Stand in the Center and say:

“I bid farewell to the Spirits Within
Open to the Understanding you inspired
Attuned to the energy of the Spirit
Thankful for your attendance.”

Face north and say:

“I bid farewell to the Spirits of North
Open to the Wisdom you inspired
Attuned to the energized of Earth
Thankful for your attendance.”

Face west and say:

“I bid farewell to the Spirits of West
Open to the Faith you inspired
Attuned to the energized of Water
Thankful for your attendance.”

Face south and say:

“I bid farewell to the Spirits of South
Open to the Compassion you inspired
Attuned to the energized of Fire
Thankful for your attendance.”

Face east and say:

“I bid farewell to the Spirits of East
Open to the Inspiration you inspired
Attuned to the energized of Air
Thankful for your attendance.”

“In perfect love and harming none
Our sacred spell work is now done
As the future becomes the present
As the present becomes the past
We bid farewell to the Goddess and God
This circle of magick is now uncast.
So Mote It Be!”

The candles may now be extinguished or burned out.”

©03012017 Wolf Woman Ways