You always have the freedom to choose. The challenge is choosing wisely.
Great Release Program Day 13 Friday, 13 December 2013
by Silver RavenWolf copyright 2013
Sun in Sagittarius (Fire) Second Quarter Moon (Building, Revitalizing, Overcoming Minor Obstacles) Moon in Taurus — Comfort, Security, Harmony, Wealth Friday – Ruled by Venus Today: The Angelic Spirit Within You
This week I felt moved to write a little piece on FB for those who are struggling — emotionally, spiritually, physically — in hopes that they would read the message and feel better. I was shocked at the number of comments, and it made me realize how much people need small “gifts of spirit”. We live in busy times and the season adds extra pressures. One person remarked that he always feels suicidal at this time of year. I understand that. Years ago I grabbed this time of year by the throat and shook it. Hard! Glaring at it squarely, I said, “You are just a bunch of days like any other days in the year. I am not going to fall victim to your commercials, your pressure to perform, your desire to push me under and wallow in the past either with bad memories or with feelings that I can’t get good times back, your negative, insidious thoughts that slink through my mind like worms in the decay of society! No! This year I’m going to do something different! This year I am going to release all your monstrous negativity and I’m going to move forward. And dammit! I’m going to succeed!”
The Great Release Program was born.
Every year since then I’ve tried to do something different with the program. Keep it fresh. Keep it in tune with the times. Push it to encompass more people and greater ideas. If there is something you’d like to add to the program this year, please feel free to cast your ideas upon the waters of this blog. I’m sure many of us would love to hear your spiritual or practical ideas about how you handle release or how you have learned to make this time of year less stressful.
Today is Friday the 13th! To me, it is a lucky day! I have a magickal task for you today: Find 13 pebbles, wash them, bless them and rub them softly in your hands while you connect with Spirit (or your angels, or your totem, or a particular religious persona). Breath deeply as you rub the stones — from the tip of your toes to the top of your head — then funnel the energy out through your heart chakra and into your hands. For the first minute or so, just raise energy, connect with Spirit, and breath deeply. Allow yourself to just flow with the rubbing of the stones, your breath, and the love of the universe. Move from this connection into the focus of joy — not what joy — just joy for the sake of the feeling. Think of something that makes you incredibly happy — your love for a puppy — what you cherish each day that is bright and beautiful — don’t worry so much about what — capture the feeling!
Next, softly blow on the stones — thinking of this feeling of joy. When you are finished, seal the stones by drawing an equal-armed-cross in the air over the stones. You might also say: “As above — So Below, this working is sealed. May all astrological correspondences be correct for this working. Only the Good Remains. So be it.”
Today, you are going to be a Secret Angel with your stones. Give twelve of the stones away to people you know who will appreciate them OR place those stones where you feel they are most needed — in a parking lot, at the corner of the building or place where you work, by a grocery store — wherever you think joy is needed. As you place each stone, you can say: “Guardian Angels and Angelic Hosts, I give the world joy.” Place the stone. Then say: “Peace with the Gods, Peace with Nature, Peace Within. Only the good remains.” Or, you can say whatever you desire — a whispered prayer or chant — the gift of words is entirely up to you. You can also use stones you have in your collection. I recently bought a bag of lodestones, so I want to bless those, asking the stones to draw joy and blessings to them before I give them away.
Tell us how you felt after you have given away or placed all your stones in interesting places. How did the rest of your day go?
So many times we do not realize the power we have to change the world simply by giving a blessing or writing a piece from the heart that pours out love to strangers. Yes, you do have the power to do just that.
Today — you are the angel.
Your Physical Challenge for Today: Do one thing on your list, or use today as a catch-up day.
Summary: Many times we release anxiety and unhappiness by translating that energy into something amazing — like giving a gift of prayer. Today’s exercise is all about trusting your power, and learning that your gift of thought coupled with love is extremely valuable. Sometimes, we feel embarrassed that we believe we can do such a thing. Without reinforcement from community, such thoughts are often trod under the ignorance of society. By placing the stones in a magickal way, you are exercising your choice to have faith that your thoughts and actions can impact the world around you.
(1) Do your Braucherei Morning Ritual. This time, cross your palms over your chest at the fourth time you intone the chant — you will most likely feel a lovely rush of energy. This is your acceptance of Spirit and healing. (2) Complete your Angel Mission — blessing stones and giving them away. (3) Catch-up or do something on the list you made at the beginning of the program. (4) Give away or throw out at least one thing today. (5) Do one Mad Minute Exercise
Tomorrow: Be Nice To You Day! Saturday is your special day. Plan something fun, unique, and relaxing for yourself!
Peace with the Gods Peace with Nature Peace Within! Only the Good Remains!
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