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Today, I want to talk about one of the most important things for a person to have in life.
They are your beliefs., and your principles. But it’s not enough just to have them… you need to be able to stand behind them with conviction – with heartfelt emotion.
There are so many different branches of Witchcraft… some people consider some of the branches “religions”… some consider them “belief systems”… and some consider some of the branches “philosophies”…
…and some people just want to use their hidden energies to bring them their selfish desires in the form of Love, Money, and other things.
But no matter what branch of Witchcraft you choose to follow, no matter what path you take in this world – part of “finding yourself” and increasing your connection to Magick energy is to find your beliefs, and stand behind them.
“Feel” them – with everything you hold dear.
What types of “beliefs” should you have?
That’s a good question, and one that deserves a good answer…
Examples of beliefs that you have range from the deities you “believe” in and celebrate, the general philosophies you have about life, your beliefs in what happens when you “cross over”, beliefs in your morals, your beliefs in the celebrations of life and our beautiful earth…
And in order to develop these beliefs in who you are, and what you “do” – you’ve just got to know what the options are… and you need to do your research…
…and you may be very surprised about how your beliefs may change as you do your research.
What deities do you want to celebrate? Do a little research on “who” they are, and what they represent…which ones “resonate” most with you – and the person you wish to be (or already are)?
What is important to you? What do you believe happens when you “pass away”? How do you believe Magick should be used? What moral standards do you hold yourself to in the working of your Spells?
When you get a chance, do some exploration on who you think you are… a good way to do this is to follow the “internal sacred space” exercise in one of the lessons in my Magick Mini Course.
I’ll post it for you here in just a second. Do it… it’s a great way to “firm” your beliefs, and rid yourself of negativity.
Make sure to listen to the interview that Ash did with one of my best friends “Robyn” on the beliefs of “Pagans” – she also gives a little insight on a special will that may be important for you to create…
Before I give it to you though, I want to urge you to see Al Gore’s new documentary about global warming…
What Is Your Belief About Global Warming?
No matter what stance you take on this issue, it’s important to see it so that you can consider this very important issue.
Do you believe that global warming is as disastrous as he claims, and that our world may be damaged beyond repair in just 10 short years?
Or do you think it’s “hype”? I have my belief… and it’s important to get in touch with yours. After all, it’s our world we are talking about – the source for all of our powers and energies… the source for our lives, and that of our children.
That being said… here’s the “Internal Sacred Space” exercise I’d like you to find some time to do over the weekend…
Creating Your Internal Sacred Space
It’s your Internal Sacred Space that is the “fuel” behind every kind of Magick
you ever do. So let’s do something that a lot of Witches never get around to doing.
Let’s set up your Internal Sacred Space now…
1. Find a quiet place where you can sit down and concentrate. Preferably outside on a nice day, but you can also find a quiet place in your house where you feel at
peace. Grab a pen and a piece of paper of clean 8 ½ x 11 notebook paper, sit in a
comfortable position, and close your eyes.
2. Take a few deep breaths and think of emotional and sacred things in your life.
These could be fond memories, certain people in your life, emotions, feelings,
important objects, places, etc.
If you think of negative things, immediately “sweep” them out of your mind. When you are done, you need to only be left with all of the sacred things in your mind. Relax, and concentrate until you feel you are “ready”.
When you open your eyes, let your list fall out of your pen and onto the paper. Just let it flow. I want you to write down everything in a list. Be as detailed as you
possibly can about each sacred thing you can think of. (Remember, these are sacred things to YOU, and they can be anything that brings positive emotion into your heart)
When you are done, turn the paper over.
3. Now, close your eyes again and think of everything that is NOT sacred to you.
Think about your biggest long term problems, things that irritate you, things that
make you sad. Nobody is perfect, think about your flaws as a person. Think about
anything that brings negative emotion into your heart.
Once you have brought them all into your mind, open your eyes and write them all down on the back of the same paper. All of these negative things will keep you from creating your sacred space. You will soon find out how to keep them out of your sacred space so that you will have a true place of power within you for spell work.
Fold up the paper and get ready for the next step…
4. You’ve now got your lists. On the front you have a list of things that are
“sacred” to you. On the back you have a list of all things that are NOT sacred
(the things that bring negative emotions into your heart). Now, you will need to
gather a few tools to use to finish the building blocks of your Internal Sacred
Gather the following items:
* White candle in a holder
* Matches, or a lighter
* A glass (or ceramic) bowl
* A glass of water
Set them all up in front of you…
5. When you are ready, light the candle. Let it become your focus. Feel the heat
and energy coming from the candle. Visualize it’s energy surrounding you, enveloping you in it’s light and warmth. Let it’s light fill the aura around your body. See this light purifying your energy, filling your heart with it’s pure, white glow. After you feel warm and pure from the light of the candle, take the paper and unfold it.
6. Slowly read the list of sacred things aloud. Allow yourself to pause between
each one and think deeply on it. When you have gone through your entire list, say
the following aloud, and with purpose:
“These Sacred things that I see
Make them all a part of me
Help me raise the energy!”
Now visualize each item from your list rising up off of the paper to brighten the
white purifying light around you.
7. Next, fold the paper back up without even looking at the list of negative things.
Gently hold the folded paper into the fire on the candle (be very careful not to burn yourself or anything around you). Once the paper catches fire, drop it immediately
into the bowl.
Now say aloud:
“Cleanse the Space inside of me
And rid all negativity
I accept no less -
So Mote It Be”
8. Now watch the flames carefully as they burn the rest of the paper while you
focus on feeling your positive sacred energy full of grand emotions. Feel the energy again, surrounding you and cleansing your space with white purifying light, filled with all of your sacred things.
9. Pour some water into the bowl to put out the rest of the flames and ash to
“cleanse” all the negativity from your space. Now snuff out the candle.
You have now set up your basic internal sacred space that you are going to build on in the future. When you first set up your sacred space in this way, do this once a week for 4 weeks to reinforce it and grow the power of your space. (you can write down different things, or the same things every time)
Going forward, you are going to want to do this once a month to keep your sacred
space clean so that your Magick will work to it’s fullest and won’t be tainted with
Next week I’ll be giving you a special interview on an “opinion” that may upset some people – but that is very important to “look at” for yourself. It may save you in the future…
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