Divination is the act of listening to the voices that are not physically on
this plane, reading the signs and omens around us and reconnecting to silence. We live
in a world of technology and scientific advancement, but it has cost us our connections
to our spirit guides and our divine self. We rely on Psychics, Mediums and Spiritualists
to give us messages; that is if we believe at all. The truth is that this is something
we are all capable of, it's just that we've been taught that it has no place in our
world of computers, cell phones and other high tech gadgetry. This summer most of
the eastern seaboard lost power; utter and total breakdown of the technology we've
come to rely on. To some people this was absolutely devastating and the silence was
overpowering and frightening.
Now is the time of renewal and one of the things that we have to renew is our
connection to mythic, spiritual world that our ancestors knew. It doesn't mean that
the advances of science and technology have to be put aside but it does mean that
we have to stop dismissing those things that we can not touch and explain. Both can
have a place in this world. The Divine didn't give doctors the brains to cure diseases
so that we could dismiss all other options in favour of one or the other; but
working in conjunction the possibilities become even greater.
This is a journey of growth; both spiritually and mentally.
Copper is a plentiful metal and it can be found in most countries. It has been
in use for centuries as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis. Copper has also been
used to boost and cleanse the immune system and cleanse organs. Copper allows
for increased oxygen exchange in the lungs; the whole of the respiratory system
can benefit from the addition of copper.
Copper has also been used to increase a person's ability to express emotions and
true feelings. It can balance a person's confidence with their reserved self. It
also can be used to improve the decision making process and it can be used to
increase self-confidence and a positive attitude.
As with any metal, crystal or stone, these should be used in conjunction
with traditional medicines.
Smudging for the Season
February 2nd is the traditional date of Candlemass. Winter is half over and
the season of rebirth is about to start again. The Earth Mother has rested from
the growth and harvest of the last year and is being refreshed to provide bounty
for this year.
As darkness falls on the 2nd, sit quietly and relax by breathing deeply for a
few moments. As the darkness becomes complete, picture yourself as a seed buried
deep within the earth. Feel the shell of the seed split and picture the shoots of
new roots reach out and take hold of the earth. Envision the growth process; the
roots expanding, the upward movement of the plant stem toward the surface. Feel
yourself break away from the confines of the ground. Face the sky and the sun knowing
that your roots are firmly attached to the Earth Mother.
Light a small candle and imagine your own hopes and dreams for this year. Gently
coax them into life just as you coaxed yourself into being from a small seed.
Answers to Questions Posed
Recently I was asked about curses. The truth is that no one can put a curse on
you, except you. Curses are based on negative aspects; thoughts and actions.
So if you believe that you are cursed the first thing to do is to stop feeding
it your energy. Negative thought become negative actions; the more thought you
give it the stronger it's influence in your life. You have to take a mental
note about yourself; it's facing all of your "demons", all the bad will and all
the wrongs that you are responsible for. This can be a very painfully experience
but nothing worth while comes easily. Then you should create a sacred place in your
home. You should also smudge yourself; consciously, psychically and physically
breaking the ties that those negative thoughts have on you.
At the end of the process of examining yourself you may find that participating
in a burning bowl ceremony can help to finalize the cleansing process. Sit within
your sacred space and write all the things that you need to release or that serve
no purpose in your life. Submit yourself to the Divine and ask that these be
removed from you and light the paper on fire. If it doesn't burn completely or quickly
you may have more work to do to release those feelings. Once the paper burns completely
write on a second piece of paper all the good things you wish to rebirth into
yourself and set in on fire.