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About Heather Powers

Extraordinary girl in an ordinary world. I'm a mom, part-time poet/writer, and earth goddess-protector of the furries and like.

The Lady Within

The Lady Within

Heather Powers

1/9/17

In the silent introspection of morning and in the whisper of the dusk, she calls me.

She calls me and shows her feathered cloak as it glistens in the moonlight.

The beautiful mistress caught in a moment of time, a fleeting glimpse of the starlight in her eyes.

Tresses wrapped in red fall upon her shoulders, shimmering in the candle light.

Her voice a caress along my arm, ever so gently.

Filling me with strength.

Her beauty shines through my eyes as I consider the mirror of night.

The falcon’s wings surround me, embracing me, integrating with my soul.

I stand as the warrior’s metal falls upon my shoulder, dark feathers in the shadows.

I grasp the vestiges of time as it encompasses me, aging from the maiden’s beauty, to the mother’s dress, and wrinkles fall deep upon my face.

Time is a limited concept, brushed aside by the legacy of spirit which lives on in memories.

I bow deeply to her lady as she moves forward and touches my shoulder, the touch spirals through my body and I become her, not realizing the truth until it burst forth in merriment.

Tinkling laughter fills the corridor, freedom a mere glimpse away.

Embracing the magic as it touches the reaches of my soul.

Such is the meaning of prayer and conversation; the illusion is broken and you are set free at last.

To look upon the visage and realize the truth was always there, you just had to grasp it.

 

 

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HTS 30 DAY MAGICAL ITEM CHALLENGE-DAYS 27-28 (December 28-29)

HTS 30 DAY MAGICAL ITEM CHALLENGE-DAYS 27-28 (December 28-29)

Day 27-I just did some rune research for my sigils for the bowl.

12/28/16 Rune Sigil Work for the Bowl

OTHALA

RUNIC NUMBER 23

DEITY: ODIN

COLOR: DEEP YELLOW

ELEMENT: EARTH

ZODIAC/ASTROLOGICAL: FULL MOON

HEARTH, ANCESTORS, INHERITANCE

WARDRUNA-ODAL

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ALGIZ

RUNIC NUMBER 15

DEITY: HEIMDALL

COLOR: YELLOW

ELEMENT: AIR

ZODIAC: CANCER

PROTECTION, SAFE REFUGE, ROOTED AND REACHING FOR THE DIVINE

WARDRUNA-ALGIR

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FEHU

RUNIC NUMBER 1

DEITY: FREY, FREYJA

COLOR: LIGHT RED

ELEMENT: EARTH/FIRE

ZODIAC: ARIES

REWARD, WEALTH, NOURISHMENT

WARDRUNA-FEHU

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ANSUZ

RUNIC NUMBER 4

DEITY: ODINN/LOKI

COLOR: DARK BLUE

ELEMENT: AIR

ZODIAC/ASTROLOGICAL: VENUS

WISDOM, COMMUNICATION

WARDRUNA-ANSUR

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TIWAZ

RUNIC NUMBER 17

DEITY: TYR/TIW

COLOR: BRIGHT RED

ELEMENT: AIR

ZODIAC/ASTROLOGICAL: LIBRA

COURAGE, WARRIOR RUNE, NEGOTIATION RUNE

WARDRUNA-TYR

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WUNJO

RUNIC NUMBER 8

DEITY: ODINN, FRIGGA

COLOR: LIGHT BLUE

ELEMENT: ICE/WATER

ZODIAC/ASTROLOGICAL: LEO

HAPPINESS, EMOTIONAL SATISFACTION

WARDRUNA-WUNJO

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DAY 28 (DECEMBER 29TH)

Sage cleansing

Dragon’s Blood Incense

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Called in the Ancestors, Runevaettir, spiritual allies, and Odinn

Pulled the above runes

Galdr’d Ansuz and the above runes for the preparation.

Played the above video links as I carved my rune sigils.

9 rune sigils on the outside of the bowl-carved with dremel tool

Put the runes and herbs that I have been using in the bowl overnight for final infusion.

Thanked the ancestors, Runevaettir, spiritual allies, and Odinn for joining the blessing of the bowl.

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I had such a positive spiritual experience with this. I’m glad my co-founder and spirit sister Kimberly received this gift.  I wish her many positive things when she uses this prayer bowl.

 

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HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Days 23-26

HTS 30 DAY MAGICAL ITEM CHALLENGE-DAYS 23-26 (DECEMBER 24-27)

DECEMBER 24TH (DAY 23)

SAGE CLEANSING

JASMINE INCENSE

RUNEWORK WITH THE BOWL

CALLING IN ANCESTORS, RUNEVAETTIR, ODINN

SWING BAG 9 TIMES BEFORE PULLING

BREATH INTO THE RUNE BAG 3 TIMES

4 RUNES PULL

URUZ-STRENGTH RUNE

DAGAZ-COMPLETION

GEBU-GIFT

FEHU-WEALTH, GOOD LUCK

PLAYLIST:

WARDRUNA-URUR

WARDRUNA-DAGAR

WARDRUNA-GIBU

WARDRUNA-FEHU


DECEMBER 25, (DAY 24)

NOTHING WAS DONE


DECEMBER 26, (DAY 25)

SPACE CHANGE-ALTAR ROOM

DRAGON’S BLOOD INCENSE

BLUE CANDLE (HEALING)

SAGE CLEANSING

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CALL IN ANCESTORS, RUNEVAETTIR, ODINN

GALDR ANSUZ

SWING RUNE BAG 9 TIMES

CALL UPON ODINN AND RUNEVAETTIR TO PULL THE TRUE RUNES

BREATHE INTO BAG 3 TIMES

2 RUNE PULL

EIWAZ-CONNECTION, SPIRITUALITY

ALGIZ-CONNECTION TO THE DIVINE, MESSAGE, PROTECTION

DRAGON’S BLOOD IS OFFERING TO RUNEVAETTIR

PLAYLIST

WARDRUNA-EHWAR

WARDRUNA-ALGIR


DECEMBER 27 (DAY 26)

NOTHING OFFICIAL DONE BUT I WENT TO LOOK AT THE BOWL AND FOUND 2 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RUNES IN THERE. EITHER I WAS OUT OF HERE IN MY TRANCE AND PUT THE WRONG RUNES DOWN OR THEY SWITCHED ON ME.

IHWAZ-MOVEMENT TOWARDS ENLIGHTENMENT, HARMONY, LOVE AND PEACE.

TIWAZ-LOYALTY, FAIRNESS, VICTORY

 

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HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Days 12-22

30 DAY MAGICAL ITEM CHALLENGE- DAYS 12-13, 14-16, 17-20, 21, 22

Day 12 (12/13/16)

Ansuz Galdr

8-minute meditation playing while I’m pulling the cards.

Call on ancestors and spiritual allies to join ritual.

Help from Mister

No incense burned. I just cleansed with sage.

2 card pull

Fertility-fertile ideas and prayers, prayers that help with progress

Field around you that is bringing stuff to you, new ideas or new ventures.

Hope- Works with fertility for progress

Mister has his paw on me. Celtic/Pagan mix station on Pandora

Sally’s Song-Amy Lee

Lord of the Flame-Inkubus Sukubus

Everybody’s Fool-Evanesence

DAY 13 (12/14/16-Full Moon)

8-minute mediation music

Ansuz galdr

Sage for cleansing

Call on ancestors and spiritual allies to join ritual.

Card pull

Destiny-can use as scrying bowl-holding the bowl while music plays.

Tranced easily with this ritual.

Hold bowl on my heart chakra. Very relaxed and fell asleep.

Songs

Orinoco Flow-Enya

Only Time-Enya

Croi Croga-Clannad

Day 14-16 (December 15-17, 2016)

I have no notes on these days. We stayed at a friend’s place and I wasn’t home..

Day 17 (December 18th, 2016)

Mister-helper

8-minute meditation

Ansuz galdr

Call on my Ancestors and Spiritual Allies

Sage for cleansing

Jasmine incense

Card pull

Fertility card-fertile mind or fertility ritual

Songs

Feel Me Heaven-Enigma

Evening Falls-Enya

Filtered Sunrise-David Arkenstone

Day 18 (December 19, 2016)

Sage for cleansing

Hold the prayer bowl while song is playing

Card Pull

Shadow-bowl could be used for shadow work

Song:

The Memory of Trees-Enya

Day 19 (December 20, 2016)

No ritual

Day 20 (December 21, 2016)

Winter Solstice

Magnolia Incense

1st day of Rune work with the Prayer Bowl

Added Mugwort

Ansuz galdr

Call Runevaettir, Ancestors, Spiritual Allies to join blessing of bowl, Allfather, Odinn (Galdr 9 times)

Swing rune bag 9 times before rune pull. Breath into the bag 3 times.

Rune Pull

Mannaz-humans, help from others, collective consciousness

Dagaz- completion

Uruz-Strength rune

Put the runes in overnight.

Songs:

Mannar-Wardruna

Dagr-Wardruna

Urur-Wardruna

Day 21 (December 22, 2016)

No ritual work.

Day 22 (December 23,2016)

8-minute meditation music

Call on the Ancestors, Spiritual Allies, Runevaettir

Rune Pull

Eihwaz-protection and motivation, connection, spirituality

Algiz-tree, protection rune

Laguz-healing, potential

Berkana-birth, metamorphis

Holding the bowl while music is playing. Fell asleep

Songs:

Lumenis-Delerium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Days 7-11

Day 7 (12/8/16)

Materials:

Psychic Tarot

Prayer Bowl

Same herbs still in bowl

Music:

Tonya Threet’s Lullaby

Listen to Lullaby Here

Ansuz Cleansing Galdr

Call in the Ancestors and Spiritual Allies

 Cards:

Rest and Recuperate-Number 4, Rest and Recuperate, Healing energy sent to bowl. Emotional taxing experience and time to heal.

 Music:

Enya-One by One

May It Be-Hayley Westenra

In the Hollow of Trees-Gary Stadler/Singh Kaur


 

Day 8 (12-9-16)

Psychic Tarot

Prayer Bowl

Same herbs still in bowl

Helpers:

Mister

 Cards:

Truth-See truth within yourself to find clarity. Share your spiritual truth.

Passion Ignited-Stir up your passion. Spirit card. New beginnings/ideas. Find your spiritual truth, your passion becomes ignited.

 Held the bowl to my heart chakra while listening to 1st song

While holding the bowl, I got some feelings of presence, enough that it jerked my head back. I asked the presence to not bother me unless it pertained to ritual.

While listening to 2nd song, flash of image came, shy looking fox or dog, very expressive face. Someone giving me a message.

Continued to listen to music-see links below

Loreena Mckennitt-Mystic’s Dream

Leaves’ Eyes-Ankomst

Ailein Duinn-Dan Ar Braz


 

Day 9- (12/10/16)

Materials:

Psychic Tarot

Prayer Bowl

Same herbs still in bowl

Pagan Magic Incense

Music:

8-minute meditation app

Cards:

Sacrifice-Prayer work is a sacrifice, you are sacrificing your control of the situation.

Love Begins- Once you let go of control of the situation, you will be able to move forward with Love.

 Call in the Ancestors and Spiritual Allies

Listened to 8-minute Meditation app while pulling cards for bowl

Listened to Music-See links below for music

 Deanta-Blacksmith

The High Kings-As I Roved Out

Qntal-Falling Star


Day 10 (12-11-16)

Materials:

Psychic Tarot

Prayer Bowl

Same herbs still in bowl

Helpers:

Mister

Cards:

Emotional Loss-This is one of the things you would use the prayer bowl for. Healing of oneself.

Throat Chakra-Light blue, Sound: HAM, Element-Sound, Keywords: I speak

Emotional Loss healed by sound/music (Throat Chakra)

Listened to music-See links below for music

Secret Garden-Moving

Loreena Mckennitt-Samain Night

Mordred’s Lullaby-Heather Dane


 

Day 11 (12-12-16)

Materials:

Psychic Tarot

Prayer Bowl

Same herbs still in bowl

Pagan Magic Incense

Cards:

Destiny-This is a useful card for using the bowl for scrying

Memories of Love-This is a useful card for using the bowl for memory recall.

 

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HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Days 4-6

Hollow Tree Society 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Days 4-6

I’m combining my journal entries because it’s getting too hard to do them nightly. So, I’m going to update my journal every 3 days.

I do a sound recording of what I do because it’s too easy to forget what I’ve done when I’m in ritual headspace.


DAY 4

I cleanse my sacred space every day with sage and rotate different incenses. I also invite my ancestor and spiritual allies to join me in the ritual

Dragon Blood Incense

Did a card pull with my Psychic Oracle deck.

#2 Sacral Chakra card from Psychic Oracle deck.

Colors-Orange

Sound-Vam

Element-Water

Characteristics-Creative movement such as dancing and sexuality.

This is interesting because I have incorporated dance when I started working with the bowl.

The herbs also decided they didn’t want to be separated and mixed together. So, I put the card on top of the herbs overnight.

Playlist:

Spineee by Gary Stadler

Close your Eyes-Bernward Koch

Nocturne for Guitar and Strings-Jerry LaRocca

 


DAY 5

I cleanse with sage and call in the ancestors and spiritual allies.

Dragon’s Blood Incense

Continue with herbs

Card Pull

Heart Chakra

Color: Green

Element: Air

Characteristics: Unconditional love and healing

Playlist:

Sirena-Faun

Song and Dance-Blackmore’s Night

An Toll Dubh-Runrig


 

DAY 6

I cleanse with sage and call in the ancestors and spiritual allies.

Dragon’s Blood Incense

Continue with herbs

2 Card Pull

Universe/Love Begins

Mummer’s Dance by Loreena McKennitt

Titanic Set by Gaelic Storm

Ordinary Miracle by Sarah McLachlan

 

 

 

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HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 3

30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 3

12/4/16

For my 3rd day of the challenge, I decided just to play some music and infuse the bowl with positive energy.

I cleansed my space with Sage and called upon my Ancestors and spiritual allies to join me in my ritual.

All the herbs from the 2nd day are still in the bowl and will stay in there as they are needed.

While the music played, I just held the bowl in my hands. I knew it was working because I felt tingling and energy flowing into the bowl.

Moonflight-Gary Stadler

Memories-Ryan Stewart

Lady of the Moon-2002

After the music was finished, I placed the bowl on my 3rd eye and sent good positive energy.

I thank the Ancestors and my spiritual allies for joining me in the ritual and closed the circle.

 

 

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HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 2

30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 2

 

 

Tonight, I started my ritual by cleansing my space with Sage, I moved clockwise and then smudged myself.

Herbal infusion of the bowl. To accomplish this, I was told to put the following herbs in the bowl and keep them in it overnight. I initially thought it would be 6 but it ended up being 9 herbs.

They were put the bowl in a clockwise pattern, starting with the 12th hour position

Lilac- draws protection spirits, faery communication, helps recall past lives

Yarrow Flower- courage, love, psychic powers, purification

White Willow Bark-  Lunar energy, water, and magic. Signifies transformation and rebirth.

Lemongrass- psychic powers, spiritual growth, purification

Jasmine-  Love, money, prophetic dreams, emotional inner peace and calm of mind

Rosemary- Protection, love, purification, healing, good luck, psychic development

Sweetgrass- Healing, peace, and attracts positive energies

Sage and Tobacco were put in the center of the bowl.

Sage- Purification, wisdom, and longevity

Tobacco- Healing and purification

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Next, I played Gary Stadler Radio Station on Pandora and let the program choose what songs would be used. As I played the songs, I lay back down with the crown chakra touching the bowl and sent healing and psychic energy to the bowl. I felt tingling on my crown chakra and then put my hand on the side of the bowl.

Song List:

Breath of Love

Athair Ar Neamh

Keys to the Heart

After the songs finished, I laid face down with my crown chakra touching the bowl and my hands holding the bowl while I sent prayers  into it so that it would help the person who receives this with what they need.

I smudged the arm and closed the circle, thanking and acknowledging all who joined me in the ritual.

 

 

 

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HTS 30 Day Magical Item Challenge-Day 1

12-2-16- Day 1 of 30 Day Magical Item Challenge

Materials for the Ritual:

Incense burner

Dragons’ Blood Incense

Kanaga water

Prayer/Offer/Spellwork Bowl

Owl Rattle

I started my ritual around 9 pm in my altar room. To clear my ritual space, I lit and burned Palo Santo and went around the altar room and then smudged myself. I put a soft blanket on the floor and placed my incense burner in front of it and burned dragon’s blood incense. I faced east.

I moved the bowl over the incense smoke, took a cloth and washed the bowl in kanaga water.  While I was cleansing the bowl, I intoned Ansuz rune 9 times as I moved the cloth in a clockwise motion.

I called upon my ancestors, the deities I work with, the rune spirits, and my animal guides to join me in my ritual.

After the circle was open, I intoned Ansuz, Algiz, and Othalla 3 times each while holding the bowl. I also sang into the bowl.

I was told to play 3 songs and just let Pandora shuffle it how it was meant to.

First song:

Tine Beltaine by Omnia

Tine Beltaine by Omnia

 

With this song, I was told to dance in a circle as I played my owl rattle while the song played. I took the bowl and danced around the circle clockwise and acknowledged the directions, starting with East, North, West, South

The energy was amazing during this part, all the hairs on my arms and behind my neck stood up and it tingled all over my body. It was almost as if I was out of my body and someone else stepped in and infused the bowl with primal energy.

Second Song:

Kuoppa by Tenhi

With this song, I just sat on the blanket and put my hand on the bowl while infusing it with my energy. Olivia came up and sniffed the bowl then laid behind me

Song 3

Full Moonlight Dance

Tina Malia

I wasn’t sure about this one but there must be a reason why this song came up. I sat with the bowl here as well just holding it.

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After the songs played, I made the video of what I was doing and then closed the circle, thanking all my allies.

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The Song of the Drum

The Song of the Drum

By

Heather Powers

10/10/16

Have you ever felt beauty but it scared you because it was so raw and open? A comment by a kindred sister spurred me to write this story of my drum. My drum, a muse within itself, led me on a dance of spirit and it was achingly beautiful and I want to feel that again. Control has been an issue with me…her claws gripping my head, screaming like a banshee. It’s difficult for me to let go of control, making me physically uncomfortable but I guess it’s one of my lessons to learn which has been a difficult one. One day a few years ago, my drum decided to take me on a journey, one where I lost that bitch called control. Vibrant energy flowed from the spirit of the drum, memories reeled in from the bison from which the drum was made. Strength radiated from the drum and I had no idea what dance the drum would swirl me in, a whirlpool of rawness and beauty that hasn’t been replicated since.

I love drum circles, they are my salve, my healing. When I play, my mind opens and expands and I see raw beauty, pure spirit. As I play the drum, the beat resonates deep within my soul. I connect with the energy that lies within. I feel the bison call….my other drum guardians join in the chorus but that is a story for another day.

This particular drum circle was the epicenter of my awakening, I found it but it’s became elusive in the years since. I feel it calling me but I fear it because of the control I will lose. My tenuous grip on control is unraveling and it seems as if events in my life are making me aware that I need to give up that control and have faith it will work out.

I started playing in this drum circle completely in control of my faculties for a while…but the drum had different plans unbeknownst to me. I started getting caught up in the emotions of the songs that we played but I was still in control. Then an extraordinary gentleman joined in the fray and started singing. That did it, my handle on my control fell apart and the journey began. I felt my spirit soaring and it scared me, oh how it scared me. But that didn’t matter, the drum sang and that was that. I remember falling into my head and another joined in. My pulse racing, edgy with anticipation but fear of what was to come.  As the drum sang, I too sang in a language I was unfamiliar with. I later found out it was Lakota. And I sang, my vocal cords straining with the tones of the song…And then that’s where my control got lost in a myriad of beats. The song from my lips gentle but heartbreaking. Tears fell down my cheeks, leaving their salty trails on my shirt. I felt utter beauty in those moments, a butterfly caught in flight, the colors sparkling in the sunlight. The song continued without stopping and then I just stood there. Fear’s fingertips touching my rational brain but also the utter certainty that I was safe that I wasn’t in harm’s way.

The beautiful moment was done, my wretched mind stepping in and bringing me back. With it came fear, the tendrils growing stronger. Strong enough to make me run out of the drum circle like a scared deer caught in headlights. I spent several minutes searching for help for someone to bring me back from the abyss. I finally found someone who knew what was happening and she sat me down. Snapped me back from the fear mindset and grounded me. She connected me back with my drum to see what messages I was meant to receive. For you see, I wasn’t getting it so they decided to take action. I sat there with tears in my eyes, the fear dwindling, and laid my forehead on the drum. The vision came then, I was in a leather dress, long brown hair, braided with feathers and in front of me was a papoose with a baby inside. The baby was crying and I felt fear in my heart that my baby was going to die and the only thing that would calm her was a lullaby. So I sang in this vision and it was the song that I sang in the drum circle. And the message I got was life is precious and it’s fleeting, and I should treasure it. Nothing else is important. Material possessions are meaningless in the grand scheme of things. The stars in the sky prove that, we are speck in the universe and everything will be okay and everything will work out. You just have to let go of the control and have faith.

 

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