Friday, 28 October 2011

Essential Oils Used In Spiritual Work

Essential oils have been around and in use for thousands of years all over the world. From Egyptian hieroglyphics to chinese manuscripts, we learn their priests and physicians used oils in everyday life. They were used in rituals, sickness/illness and embalming etc. Today we also use them for for our emotional well being, there are many different oils to suit most emotions through inhalation.

Using Oils For Spiritual Work

We can use essential oils when carrying out our spiritual work, these oils will help enhance our emotions and connections with spirit. Below are a few basic oils and their properties to get you started.

Bergamot, Cedarwood & Ylang Ylang~ These 3 oils will help you to concentrate and to put focus on the task at hand which is great for a busy mind. They will help those of us who lack confidence whether in our work, meeting new people etc.

Frankincense~Use this oil if you want to cleanse the area you are working in, also used to link in with spirit, it helps to open the connection as well as giving us protection. Brilliant for getting those creative juices flowing!.

Lavender~If you want to bring about a calm and inner peace then this is a great oil to use. Perfect for use in class when there are lots of energies.

How To Use Via Inhalation

Essential oils can be used in many ways, here i will explain about some of their most popular uses. Let the aromas fill the room you are using and as you breathe them in you will feel them working on your emotions.

Oil Burners~Place some water in the bowl compartment and add 1-9 drops of your chosen oil. The heat from the candle warms up the water and oil to release the aroma.

Room Spray~ Perfect if like me you cant use the air fresheners. Fill a new plant spray bottle with warm water and add your oil, 4-6 drops of oil to 280ml of water. Shake before each use. I use this as a air freshener, carpets, curtains, even smelly shoes. Avoid wood and always do a test patch first.

Radiator~ I place a couple of drops of oil on a cotton wool ball and place on my radiator so the heat warms up the oil.

Humidifier~Simply add 1-9 drops of oil to the water.

How to keep your oils safe

How you store your oils is very important, you must make sure the bottle caps are closed correctly and store away from sunlight and heat. Also keep away from children and pets and be responsible when using oil burners.

It is important to consult your doctor or qualified aromatherapist before using oils on yourself, pregnant and breast feeding woman must be careful as well as those who suffer high blood pressure and other medical conditions. 

© The Faery Enchantress

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Preparing For Magick

Preparing For Magick

Preparation is just as important as the actual performing of the magick, infact I would say it is a smudge more important. We need to be focused upon what we are about to do so here are a few tips on what you can do to make sure there is a balance of emotions.

1. You need to be in the correct frame of mind before performing any kind of Magick and one of the best ways to do this is to set the mood, run a warm bath and add a few drops of either Rosemary or Lavender essential oil for cleansing. We need to get rid of any negative energies that may be clinging to our skin from the day's events, the vapour from the oil will also swirl up from the water and will infuse within our mind cleansing all thoughts. 

These will also help you to focus and relax while in the bath, light some candles white for protection and purple for power, you will be drawing power/strength from within when performing Magick. You can place around the bathroom some crystals, choose ones such as Clear Quartz or Tigers eye or whatever you feel drawn to. (very important~please check to see if you can use these oils via a doctor as you cannot use them during pregnancy, high blood pressure etc and never ever swallow any oil).

2. Think about what items of clothing you may want to wear, a cloak may make it all feel that extra bit special or you may have one outfit that you keep just for this. Don't forget that you are preparing to connect to mother earth, nature, a god, goddess so you want to feel positive and dressed for the part.

3. Use a singing bowl to cleanse the room you are using or a smudge stick. I do not do to well with the smudge as I have asthma and it affects it slightly so be aware if you have others in the room. Prepare a affirmation asking for protection and cleansing of the room as well as your Besom.

4. Play some music that is appropriate for your work, there are so many lovely new age cd's available, the music will soften any external noises and will set the mood to one of calm and seriousness as you will begin to get into the zone so to speak.

5. Place a jug of water and some cups nearby in case of a dry throat, it does happen!.

6. Now you can prepare to set up your altar and work your Magick.

Of course this is just a guide, how you prepare is up to you. Making your Magick an occasion will be showing not only yourself but those you connect to that you are serious, that your heart works in love, light and above all "harm ye none", we are not here to work anything other than good. So enjoy your Magick and all that comes before it.

Faery Blessings

© The Faery Enchantress

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Faery Magick

I have been working alongside the fae for some years now and at first I was not aware of who this guiding light was until a faery revealed to me that it was the fae I was connecting to. I have been involved with faery magick for a little while and it has brought me so much joy that I want to share some of my work with you.

Faery Magick is about enhancing the communication between you & your chosen faery. You should have the right atmosphere & be in the correct frame of mind when making an affirmation. Lighting a candle always sets the mood, choosing a crystal that has properties you are asking your specific faery for will help to strengthen your affirmation. To ask for something is important to & the way in which we ask, be specific.

It's best to use flowers/leaves/herbs etc that are already laying upon the ground but if you cannot find what you are looking for then before you gently take a flower/leaf/herb etc from the keeper of what you need, its important to always ask that particular faery first, offer them a blessing and a gift to replace what it is you require. You can offer them a gift of whatever you like such as a pebble, flowers, already fallen fruit, cake etc. It's important to show respect for mother nature and all that live within her so only take what you need and do it with love.

You can do faery magick indoors or outdoors, either way you can if you like dedicate a space for a faery altar. You don't need anything fancy, a piece of cloth, candles, pebbles, water, faery trinkets etc or you can just have the few items needed for the affirmation you will perform. You will over time find your own way on doing things which is what it is all about.

Daffodil Faeries

Daffodil Faeries~As spring rapidly approaches us, the warmth and happiness that the lovely Daffodil faeries ooze, will help to bring about a new start to your life. They can give you guidance upon a path you may wish to walk. They will also help you to realize your full potential by way of dreams. The daffodil faery will show you just how beautiful you are. x

To call upon these faeries, a yellow candle is required, a daffodil and the gem amber, arrange them to your liking and then say your affirmation.........."I call upon the guidance of the Daffodil Faeries..............fill in the dots with whatever words you feel drawn to saying, let them flow from your heart and mind. Always remember to thank your faery.

This is just one of many pieces of faery magick I have in my faery & Elemental journal. I hope that you enjoy and spend many years connecting with the faeries, they have so much to teach us. Look out for more on faeries and elementals. x
© The Faery Enchantress

Angel Magick

Angel magick works in a similar way to my faery magick in that we are connecting to certain Archangels for guidance. You can of course connect to any angel you feel drawn to but here I will show you how I call upon some of the archangels for assistance. By using this type of communication we are taking time and making preparations on a deeper level because we can of course at any time, place and without any tools call upon the angels and they will come to us.

Angel Magic is about enhancing the communication on a deeper level between you & your chosen angel. You should have the right atmosphere & be in the correct frame of mind when making an affirmation. Lighting a candle always sets the mood, choosing a crystal that has properties you are asking your specific angel for will help to strengthen your affirmation. To ask for something is important to & the way in which we ask, be specific. And always remember to thank your angel.

It may be a good idea to set up a angel altar, it can be small or big with items that you feel drawn to being placed upon it. You can lay a piece of cloth down with angel ornaments, sentimental items, photos, incense etc. Just keep a little space upon your altar for your angel magick tools. I lay my cloth down and place a candle and gem upon it, I light the candle and take a moment to gather my thoughts and to relax. My affirmation I usually write down but you don't have to do this. Keep your affirmation straightforward and to the point because it is really easy to become side tracked even to the point of wondering what to cook for tea! it does happen!. It is entirely up to you how you set up an altar and how you perform your angel magick, you will find a way that works for you and this is just how I work.

Archangel & Angel Magick

Archangel Michael~ The angel of protection, light a blue candle and the crystal Lapis Lazuli can be used. This gem is excellent for psychic protection, inspires trust from others, brings contentment and is good for animals who are highly strung.

Archangel Gabriel~The angel of arts & communication, light a purple candle and place the crystal purple fluorite by the side. This gem is perfect for writing, presentations, learning, interviews, exams etc. Amethyst could also be used to inspire thoughts/ideas.

Archangel Jeremiel~When you need guidance to change your life and make it positive, he will help with clairvoyance & prophetic visions and will help you to interpret psychic dreams. Place a silver candle with moonstone by its side and make your affirmation.

Jeremiel is the Archangel who review's our lives with us after we've crossed over. He is also able to do this for us while we're still living, helping us to review our life up till now so we can correct the wrongs we've done by making positive adjustments. Through this, he's able to help us make life changes, making us stronger and lead us to the right path.

Jeremiel also helps us with clairvoyance and prophetic visions, and helps us to interpret psychic dreams.

Archangel Uriel~ When you need a solution that is practical and will work for your situation call upon Archangel Uriel. You won't know that he has given you a solution for you will think the idea was yours as he is extremely subtle. Light a White candle and place clear quartz by the side to enhance truth, unblock energies, increases your clarity of thought.

© The Faery Enchantress

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Earth's Little Guardian's

A Introduction

I am going to introduce you to some magikal little beings of nature that have been around since time first began. You will find them upon the pages of many books, TV and most importantly within the lives of many children. We all remember stories from our childhood of the faeries at the bottom of our garden and the one which is still very popular with the little ones today, the tooth faery although not so popular among adults as we like to keep our teeth no matter how much the going rate is! My own adventures with the fae started very young, the colourful orbs I would see everywhere and Morgan le Fay a faery queen would often come and pay me a visit, we would talk for hours! She had the most beautiful hair which would hold my attention especially when we would go astral travelling as it would trail behind her, floating magikally. Morgan le Fay lived during Arthurian times and didn't have a very nice aura about her but something changed and she has spent her faery queen years continuing her work as a excellent healer. She still comes to visit me.

Faeries belong to a group known as the Elementals, these elementals are divided into four and represent the elements North~Gnomes, East~Sylphs, South~Salamanders and West~Undines. There are many sub categories but I will discuss these at a later date with you. The faeries are beings of nature, they have love and light within their hearts and spend their life dedicating time, love and a way forward in helping Mother Earth to flourish. They have a very important job to do and they do it well, they should do after all they have been around since time first began so they have had lots of practice. They are also known for their naughty sides as they do like to be playful, just like we have fun so do they. You may be gently poked in the back and upon turning round find no one there or your hair might be tugged with no culprit in sight, all harmless fun but they have a side to them that is one of seriousness, for they are here to help Mother Earth but to avoid being on the end of their fun wear a item of clothing inside out, preferably under garments so to avoid people staring or repeatedly stating you are wearing your dress/trousers inside out!. We have all noticed the changes within our planet over the years and the faeries need us to help them maintain a healthy balance upon our planet, let us think of ourselves as keepers of Earth where we take care of her and pass her over to future generations who will do the same. Many of us work alongside the faeries and may not even be aware we do, through recycling, sowing seeds, nurturing our soil, plants and looking after the wildlife we are in fact connecting to the little people.

Their appearance differs somewhat, they can appear as little orbs flitting about their business quietly and invisible. I often see floating orbs and they can appear day or night time, sometimes it 's as if they are dancing upon the breeze and are very mesmerizing to watch. And sometimes they appear small with pointed ears, wild hair, slightly protruding face, beautiful eyes, very nimble upon their feet but their appearance might be slightly different to your eye than to someone else for they are not out to frighten us so they tend to soften those features and reveal themselves to us in a way we would not feel the need to gasp and run a mile. They inhabit a world that lays entwined within ours, if you stretch out your arm then you are probably just touching upon the cusp of Faeland. The are able to pass through this thin veil with ease but with us humans it is not so easy as they do have enchantments to keep themselves hidden. There are portals where if you are lucky enough you can pass through but this is quite rare as again there is magick surrounding them, the best times to try would be sunrise and sunset. every tree holds the passage through to the other world and places that have a unique strangeness about them, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when you come across it. We can through meditation and dreams be carried there upon the magick of our thoughts and will and this is far easier to try as you will be in the comfort of your own home, dry, warm and safe.

Faeries come in all shapes and sizes and are attached to nearly everything in nature. For every flower including weeds there is a faery, also for herbs, crystals, colours, seasons, trees etc. They take on the properties or the personalities if you like by fusing both energies together. This is where faery magick comes into play, it allows us to enhance the communication between us & our chosen faery and we can ask that they give guidance to us and also a way forward. I will be showing you more on the faery magick soon. It is easy enough to do and done in love and light.

This is just a tiny part of the fae and their lives, I have so much faery knowledge to share with you all such as the faery magick, how to connect to them & mother earth, celebrating the festivals with them, meditations, faery altars plus useful tips that will serve you well in your encounters such as never accept food or drink from the faeries, you will be trapped in faeland until they decide it is time for you to leave, as tempting as that may seem we have a balanced and grounded life to live upon our own land, I always take my own stash of food, egg sarnies and a flask of tea. A little faery task for you, choose yourself a journal, a book of enchantment, each day write down your thoughts, may want to fill the pages with poems or stories and add drawings. Make this your private space where you can connect to the fae for they will be drawn to your inner voice as if it were a beacon of light and within a few days of writing you may start to notice something going on around you, a small dot of light, a giggle from no source, the urge to walk in the woods all of these are the known way of the fae to bring you closer to them and their world, the more you invite them into your heart the more you will see the magick.

So until we meet again my lovely friends may the faeries bless your day with hugs, love, kisses and lots of wishes.

The Faery Enchantress x

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