English: hauling of the yule log (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Day Seventeen! — 2012 Great Release Challenge! by Silver RavenWolf copyright 2012
Last night I hosted a Yule party. Along with our celebration were two points of magick. First, everyone wrote their name on a piece of paper. I then put the papers in a holiday basket and mixed them up, chanting the words “happiness” and “joy” as I swirled the papers. Each person drew one of those papers and checked to make sure they hadn’t drawn their own name. If they did, they were to put the paper back in the basket and draw again. Luckily this didn’t happen.
Then I said to them, “This working is called — I’ve Got Your Back. I would like everyone to step behind the person whose name you drew.” It was amazing how quickly and easily everyone circled up and they began moving in a clockwise direction without my asking them to. I hopped in at my place, and then said, “Put your hands on the shoulder of the person in front of you, and keep moving! Throughout 2013, this is the person you will work for, pray for, and encourage in your own way. You are their Believe Buddy, and your good thoughts for them will help them along their journey in life.” We continued moving in a clockwise direction, chanting “I’ve got your back!” to raise positive energy and reinforce the group mind.
They loved it!
Even if you are a solitary practitioner, there is no reason why you can’t do this type of activity with your family come December 21st. Children will particularly enjoy this activity.
Our second bit of magick was done outside in circle with drums and rattles. I believe that whenever people are drawn together this becomes a particularly special moment in time. That moment will never happen again, and the best way to use it is to consciously enjoy it. You will never be together again in the same place, the same circumstances, with the same thoughts, the same weather, etc. Every experience is totally unique. Any group mind activity affects the universe, and you do have the power to change things whether there are only two of you, or fifteen, or a hundred, or more! Several ways to synchronize this power is to breathe together, sing, visualize the same thing, make music, or chant.
Our music, singing and chanting was for peace.
Today’s Challenge encompasses a single action. You will find a rock. Sit still in privacy, and push all of your pain, unhappiness, fears, disquiet…into the rock. Have a box of tissues ready. You may need them. Then when you are finished, you will take that rock off your property and throw it good and hard away from you. (Please do not hit anyone or anything.) As you throw the rock, chant our Braucherei Evil Be Gone charm nine times:
Evil be gone Do not return The horse has run off And the bridges are burned.
When you throw the rock, immediately turn and walk away.
Do not look back.
Tomorrow: Praying or working for Peace
1. Do Your Morning Braucherei Ritual and light your goal candle. 2. Complete today’s Rock Throwing Challenge. 3. Practice your Sea of Potential Exercise. 4. Get Ready for Tomorrow!
Give yourself one gold star if you did today’s Challenge. Two gold stars if you Do a Charitable Deed for a friend or family member. 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 new 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!
Peace with the Gods Peace with Nature Peace Within.
So be it.