Monday, March 11, 2013

Working with Spirits

Working with spirits is part of the pagan and witchcraft path. Whether by choice or not. It is common that when an individual begins exploring the magickal paths they become sensitive to spiritual energy. And spirits begin to notice them in return. Sky Cradle promotes working with spirits in a positive manner. There are many practitioners who work with totems, angels, the passed, and more that have found that these spirits have contributed to positive and healing experiences. Like any practice, working with spirits can be personal, as with people,  relationships with them take time and effort. Some tips for beginning..

Make sure you understand what you want to communicate with and why.

Be Patient and Open
Keep yourself open to communicating with the types of spirits you are hoping for. Always start a morning by saying, "I am open to hearing the messages from my totems/angels/faeries/etc."

Like Attracts Like
Arrange a little space for the spitits you are hoping to attract. Set out offerings, crystals, images, and colors that will attract their attention and make them feel welcome.

Stay Positive
Make sure to attract spirits that want only good for you. Never let anything that causes mischief or harm stay in your home. simply doing a home cleansing or the LBRP  will take care of them.

Here is looking to a brighter future with our spiritual brothers.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Praises to Deity

Praises to deity can be a way to truly express your devotion, love, and loyalty. Thy can be as simple as a prayer of gratitude, a work created for the deity, or a long term established action such as lighting a candle or incense everyday for 6 months in their honor. In Sky Cradle, we do not focus on a particular pantheon or deity structure. Your gods are your gods. So in however you can show love and appreciation, connect with the Universe and bring about the positive force within.

Things others have done...

-dieting in deity's name
-lighting a lamp every night
-writing a prayer in a prayer book each day
-creating a poem or painting for a deity
-setting out an offering every day
-showering everyday
-throwing a feast once every year
-dedicate a shrine to deity
-establish a place or organization in their honor
-craft jewelry/wands/staffs in their honor

and more....

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram

Take a steel dagger in the right hand (or use the index finger).

Face EAST. Perform the Cabbalistic Cross as follows:
 Imagine, at the first word intoned, a brilliant white light descend from above.
 Touch the forehead and vibrate ATEH (thou art) Imagine that same brilliant white light form a 6 inch diameter sphere just above the crown of your head.

 Touch the middle of the solar plexus and vibrate MALKUTH (Kingdom)
Imagine a shaft of light descending from the Crown Sphere and descend to the feet where another 6 inch sphere expands just under your feet.

Touch the right shoulder and vibrate VE-GEVURAH (and Power) Imagine a 6 inch sphere of brilliant white light appear just next to the right shoulder.

 Touch the left shoulder and vibrate VE-GEDULAH (and Glory) Imagine a shaft of light emerge from the right Sphere and cross your breast to expand and form another Sphere at your left shoulder.

 Clasp the hands before you and vibrate LE-OLAHM (for ever) At this point imagine clearly the cross of light as it extends through your body.

 Hands as before, with the dagger between fingers, point up, vibrate AMEN
 Note: Any image or figure traced in the air with the finger, dagger or other magical instrument, is to be imagined in brilliant scintillating white Light. In more advanced working, other colors may be used. Make sure that all images drawn are correct, as brilliant as possible, and complete.

The beginning and end of a drawn Pentagram must come completely together.

 Draw, in the air facing EAST, a banishing Earth Pentagram as shown in the diagram, and bringing the point of the dagger to the center of the Pentagram, vibrate the Name Y H V H (pronounced YAHD HEY VAU HEY). Imagine that your voice carries forward to the LIMITS of the UNIVERSE.

 Without moving the dagger in any other direction, trace a semicircle before you as you turn toward the SOUTH. Again trace the Pentagram, bring the dagger to the center of it, and vibrate the Name ADNI, (pronounced AH-DOH-NEYE).

Again, trace the semicircle with the dagger to the WEST, trace the Penta- gram, bringing the dagger to the center, and vibrate the Name AHIH, (pronounced EH-YEH).

Then, turn towards the NORTH, while tracing the circle, trace the Pentagram, bring the point of the dagger to the center and vibrate the Name AGLA, (pronounced either AH-GAH-LAH or ATAH GIBOR LE-OLAHM ADONAI).

  Return to the EAST, completing tracing the circle of brilliant white Light, bringing the dagger point to the center of the EAST Pentagram. Extend the arms in the form of a cross, say: BEFORE ME (then vibrate) RAPHAEL (pronounced RAH-PHYE-EHL) Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel in front of you and facing you. In his/her right hand is a magical Sword held with the point upright. The background is a pale, pure, bright yellow. Cherubs can be imagined near the Archangel. Imagine a gentle, refreshing breeze, cleansing and purifying the air.
 Then, say: BEHIND ME (then vibrate) GABRIEL (pronounced GAH-BREE-EHL) Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel behind you and facing you, holding in their right hand an exquisite silver Chalice. He/she is standing on a Cerulean-blue ocean and dolphins or mermaids are nearby. Imagine feeling the mist and cool spray of the ocean breeze.
 Then, say: AT MY RIGHT HAND (then vibrate) MICHAEL (pronounced MEE-CHYE-EHL) Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel at your right, facing you, and holding in their right hand a transparent scarlet red Wand with a scintillate pure diamond top. Waves of scarlet, red-orange and orange fire in the background.  Imagine you feel the heat and power emanating from the SOUTH.
 Then, say: AT MY LEFT HAND (then vibrate) AURIEL (pronounced AWE-REE-EHL) Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel at your left, facing you, and holding between their hands a Disk with a scintillating white Pentagram in the center. The ground is russet-brown, the leaves of the trees are olive-green, there are black shadows from the trees in a number of places, and the light is citrine (light yellow-green.) Feel the solidity of the Earth, and imagine the odor of the leaves and muskiness of the ground.

 Now, say:
 Imagine the complete circle of brilliant white light at whose quadrants are the 4 Pentagrams. At the center is the Cabbalistic Cross of Light extended through one's body. Repeat the Cabbalistic cross, and, according to some occultists, stamp your right foot at the conclusion of the complete operation. The Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram is performed preliminary to any magical operation and precedes the Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram.

from outside source.

The Lesser Banishing ritual of the Pentagram is a fundamental ritual that should atleast be done once. It can very very powerful.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Drinking in the Sun

To Clear your Spiritual Body 

 The power of the sun is enormous and its ability to cleanse is very important. Here is a way to help cleanse your aura.
 Buy a few oranges and wash them in cold water. Set them out to dry in the sun. Let the fruits absorb the sun's energy for an hour, two at most. Peel one orange and set it aside on a plate, it should be the ball of orange innards. Juice the other or blend it into a smoothie. As you eat your orange fruit and drink your drink visualize yourself bursting with the sun's light. The light breaks up and erases the negative energy around you.

Brown Sugar Healing Spell

To Help Heal Another or Self

  • Brown Sugar
  • Jar with lid
  • Picture of sick person

As you sit and prepare for the spell, visualize the person who is in need of healing. Hold them in your mind as you take their picture in your hands. Place the picture to the side and scoop out some brown sugar. It should fill the bottle half way. If you have other ground healing herbs (cinnamon or lavender work well), drop a little bit of those in. Take the picture of the person, a piece of paper with their name can substitute, and place it in the jar so it sits in the sugar. Cap the jar tight and visualize the energy brewing within the jar. Begin shaking the jar up and down say,

"Sweetness bind your blood and bone,
Sweetness to your strength
Sweetness build you up and up,
Sweetness dull your pain."

Say this three times as you shake. When you are done, go outside. Take the cap off the jar and pull out the picture, or name, of the person. Pour the contents of the jar out on the earth. Keep the picture for yourself or give it to the person.

Best done on a waxing moon.

Release, Relinquish, Refuse

Move Past Emotional Pain

 Tie a red ribbon around your pinkie finger. Tie it into a bow with no tail. Take a few deep breathes, remembering your relationship. The good things and the bad. Reaffirm that you want to and are ready to move past the old relationship. When you are ready say,

"I release, relinquish, and refuse."

Cut the red ribbon off your finger. Let it drop into the trash can and forget about it.

Positively Positive!

To Keep Energies up and Healthy

Get yourself 7 small yellow candles. They can be scented or not. Get a lemon and cut it in half. Squirt the juice from each half into a cup or small bowl. Place your candle on a table. Now start singing your favorite pick-me-up song. Walking on sunshine is always popular if you can't think of one.

Once you're feeling good pick up the first candle and dab your finger in the lemon juice. Keep humming your happy song and rub the candle with the juice. Do this to all the candles as you keep up your tune. When you are done splash a bit of lemon juice outside your back door and the rest outside your front door.

Starting today light one candle per month. Whenever you need that extra boost of positive force!
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