Day Ten! — 2012 Great Release Challenge! by Silver RavenWolf copyright 2012
Today, have a big box of tissues handy. I’d like you to set up your sacred space, relax a few minutes and think about all that is RIGHT in your life. Then, move on to your mental/spiritual challenge for today.
Mental/Spiritual Challenge for Today — Free Form Writing about something you want to release. No punctuation, no paragraphs, no writing rules. Set your timer and write non-stop for three minutes. You can write about anything. Although you can do it on the computer, this one is better done in your own hand with pen or pencil and paper. Just let it flow!
Here’s mine: I want to release my negative feelings and memories of the care and death of my father this year so sad to die that way I wish I could have been a better person throughout it all I carry feelings of guilt that I could have done better although I did everything he wanted me to sometimes I can’t sleep at night because I empathically understood his pain and loneliness to die that slowly is lonely i can’t watch a television or show right now about old people because it makes me feel so sad i want to release my anger too because I often felt like the last woman standing yet I’m grateful for all the support I had from my family and friends and am thankful that they came repeatedly to my rescue often when I thought I just couldn’t take it any more someone would come over and help me and i think i was so lucky to have that
Yes, junk will come out. Now, burn the paper you wrote your release on and any tissues you used to bawl into, then throw salt on the ashes. Scatter out doors off your property.
What if there is more than one thing or memory or situation that you feel you need to release? Go ahead and write another paragraph on the different topic.
Next, we are going to stand up straight with our arms over our heads and breathe in, lowing our arms as we do so. Stop at the center of your body, and then begin to exhale by pushing your hands toward the ground. Inhale pulling up from the ground, stopping at the solar plexus and exhale pushing your hands up and out over your head. This is called the Balance of Heaven and Earth and is a Tai Chi exercise. Repeat at least three times before we move on to today’s physical challenge. This exercise is excellent for innumerable situations, such as:
Grounding and Centering Preparing for a Ritual, Spellwork, or Initiation Before a big interview First thing in the morning Last thing at night When you are upset or worried Before doing Braucherei (Pow-Wow) or Hoodoo magick When you are frightened When someone is verbally attacking you (here, you would visualize as you breathe)
Time to turn to something fun. Your underwear drawer! Oh, yes, Rita, it is that time again. (Rita does the program every year and this part of the challenge is her ticket to go shopping at Le Pearla!)
Your Physical Mission Today: Your Underwear!
Your underwear is a personal statement. You wear it right next to your body (yes, I can hear you, smartie, out there who doesn’t wear underwear — if this is you, think of another challenge). How can you expect to be tranquil, or happy, or rich, or joyous if you are wearing beat up I-don’t-give-a rat’s-ass underwear?
Too, thinking about underwear takes us into partnership territory, whether we are single, married, engaged, living together, etc. Did you know that you don’t have to throw out all that old underwear? That you can use at least one pair for harmony magick? Yup. You cut a square of your underwear and a square from your partner’s old underwear and make a conjuring bag out of it. Add dried herbs and charms associated with a happy partnership. Sew it shut. Place it between the mattress of your shared bed. Renew every six months.
Tomorrow: Catch Up on the Little Stuff
1. Do Your Morning Braucherei Ritual and light your goal candle. 2. Continue to Work with the Sea of Potential Affirmation. 3. Practice the Speed Clean exercises. 4. Do the Release Free-form writing exercise. 5. Clear out your underwear drawer!
Give yourself one gold star if you did today’s Underwear Challenge. Two gold stars if you also practiced the mental challenge exercise. Three gold stars if you managed to catch up and do something you missed from the day before. Four gold stars if you completed something on your Wish List . Five Gold Stars if you kept up your Speed Cleaning Exercises. Remember, for every seven gold stars you earn, you get to treat yourself with something special! 5. Get ready for tomorrow!!
Peace with the Gods Peace with Nature Peace Within.
So be it.