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Day Ten — 2011 Great Release Challenge! Saturday, 10 December by Silver RavenWolf
Today we have a fun experiment! Choose three small items in the home, one of which can be broken when the experiment is over. Cleanse two of the items with holy water. (I keep a spray bottle of blessed water mixed with herbs like lavender and rosemary in my fridge). The first item you blessed will be the one you will eventually break — I’d like you to hold that item and curse at it, let out all your frustration, your woes, your pain, your hatred…got it? …into this object. Set aside.
The second object that you blessed — fill it with love, make it sparkle, make it shine, see it glitter in your mind…and attach to this all the positive things you would like to draw into yourself and your environment.
The third item? Just let it sit there.
Watch what happens with family members (and yourself) when you pass by or come close to each of the objects. Pay close attention.
Once you feel you’ve had enough of the experiment, take the yucky item outside and BREAK IT. (Be careful — don’t let pieces fly up and hurt yourself). As you bust this up (I’m using a sacred hammer by the way) declare loudly to the universe that you are releasing all the negativity within yourself. Then, take a deep breath, and spray yourself with some of that blessed water or you may choose to use empowered perfume or Florida Water.
To make this really powerful — decorate your hammer — make an official “break it up the crap” hammer. Add runic sigils, angelic designs — I don’t care — be creative!
If you do this experiment, please let us all know how the process worked for you.
Onward and upward!
Is it getting any tougher, or are you boom-sailing? Remember, the idea of the Great Release Challenge is to willingly let go of stuff, ideas, beliefs, and habits that no longer serve us well. Sometimes, we don’t even realize how well we are doing in the challenge until the program is over and then it is like a big, fat, yummy breath of fresh air! Don’t give up! Keep going!
It is okay if you can’t get to the listed challenge each day — just release something, anything every day — it doesn’t have to be what I have written down. If you are stuck living with someone else and must abide by their rules on what environmentally to let go of or not — concentrate on yourself, your things, your ideas, your habits. The program will work either way.
Ring the bell! It’s time for the next challenge!
Your Mission Today —
For the Busy Person — Clean out under the kitchen sink.
For the Dedicated Enthusiast — Clean out under the kitchen sink. Since it is the weekend, are you ready for that refrigerator or the oven? You might want to schedule your attack.
While you are cleaning this area, think of your own body and its pipe lines — mental, spiritual and physical. Are there ideas within yourself that are clogging up the pipes of your own healing and success?
Gold Star Meditation For Today —
If you complete this challenge — you earn another gold star! This one goes on your behind. Yes, that’s right. On your tuckus. Activate it when you want to give yourself a kick in the butt. Besides, everyone’s derrière should glow now and then, don’t you think?
Remember that list you made on the first day? Keep it handy, we’ll be working with it soon.
Release Program Diary
For me, writing this blog, the December Lunar Eclipse of the Moon in Gemini and the Sun in Sagittarius is tomorrow morning. Before I worked on December 10th’s tasks, I did a quick blog on the Eclipse with several links. I believe all magick is just a science we haven’t quite managed to pin down, and in that thought process, I always look to the science we do know first as a base meter, and then try to follow through with magickal applications as they might seem to naturally grow from that science. (Not that science, of course, is always right as we understand it.)
Tonight’s energy involves Gemini (Air, Mutable) and Sagittarius (Fire, Mutable) — Communicative energy-in-motion — that adapts easily to change. I’ll be doing magick at the time of the Eclipse that concentrates on the higher vibrations of this type of energy which includes communicating with eloquence, laugher, traveling etc. Tonight, because Uranus turns direct in Aries, I’ll be making Dragon’s Blood wax melts and candles to gather the slingshot effect of more power; because when you go for Dragon’s Blood you’re going for the power.
In the meantime, I’m washing the curtains throughout the house, which is a bit of a problem because, having a dementia patient to care for, I’m already doing three, sometimes four loads of laundry daily. Just trying to fit my own clothes into the schedule is somewhat of a problem, lol, but I’m bound and determined that I’m going to get all those curtains done!
Many of you have mentioned that the planet Mercury is retrograde — yepper! That’s why I haven’t mentioned any drastic changes in your daily lives right now. I’m holding off on your new hair-do and a few other things until Mercury turns direct. Right now, Mercury Retrograde is truly the perfect time for self-review. We think about those big decisions we want to make, and then we let them percolate in our brains until the timing is right to act on those ideas that we feel have the most merit. In the meantime, as I clean, I’m also tying up loose ends on all sorts of things, doing my best to finish things as the slips to a close.
Is there one thing you can think of that you would really like to have finished before the year ends? Is there a way to do that during this challenge?
Think about it.
Peace with the Gods Peace with Nature Peace Within So Be It!
For Tomorrow: The refrigerator.