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Shamanic Musings-The Call of the Stars

The Call of the Stars

By Earthwindwalker

 

The fire spirits dance in the wind as we stand in the meadow of ancient tree people.

Silvery threads of light shone through the tree tops as the birds sing their song. The lodge, made from the bodies of the tree people hugging the cloth that lay on the branches in ceremony, stands there and greets us.

The crackle of the flames fills the glade as we watch the fire move in intricate patterns within, smoke rising to the sky and towards the lodge. The trail of smoke moves with purpose as the sweet aroma of the herbs blends in the fire.

I am drawn to the flames, the mosquitoes flitting around us, landing and absorbing their sacrifice of blood from each of us. Sometimes just landing and watching the flames with us. The connection to all things is very present here. It’s a feeling in the air, the smell of woods in your nostrils, the songs of the birds, and the frogs intoning their mysteries to us.

I am exhilarated but intimidated, the feeling of powerful medicine sings in my blood. The purification is close at hand as the flames dance higher, binding us all together in harmony and solemnness as we line up, the elders first. We remove our material possessions one by one as we watch the lodge change in color. The lodge becomes a doorway into our souls, one that a few are reluctant to enter. What wisdom will be had there? What knowledge passed onto you? Where were will you go??

As each of us move towards the entrance, we lean down and move forward slowly on our knees and form into a circle, feminine energy is strong here, each of us carrying knowledge in with us. We are all starting on our journeys, some of us earlier than others, some of us have been on our journey for many years. The wisdom of the grandmothers to the maidens passing through us to each other,

The heat of the lodge overwhelms as we find our place in the circle around the rock people, the ones with the medicine to share. You can feel their ancient knowledge in there, a heaviness of spirit descends upon you. You feel the elders here. The ones who have walked before us and passed into their next plane of existence.

I lean back against the walls of the lodge, my body slightly bent and my legs crossed as I distribute the energy from the stones into my body. The energy is heavy but calming. The warmth that the stones radiate embraces you as the door to the lodge is closed for the first round of prayers. Sweat drips from your pores as the elder pours water on the stone people. You hear the sizzle of the water hitting their bodies.

My mind is buzzing, the spirit presence is strong. Time becomes irrelevant here. You are here as long as you need to be. You are here because you need healing whether it be soul or physical. Each one of us that walked through the doorway is here for a reason.

The prayers are sung, the notes of sound cut through my fear of knowledge yet to be heard. My mind kicks in and starts analyzing things and I heard a voice telling me to stop and listen. The medicine you need is here but you are trying to hinder it. Stop suffocating it with material things.

I relax my body, the pain that I feel slowly disappears, the sweat coming from my body goes unnoticed. My mind is silenced and I just feel at peace. As the final round begins, my mind tries to take over again and I’m fighting to let go and soar.  I send prayers to the stone people to release my anger and pain for things that have been happening to me and stifling my spiritual growth. My chest becomes tight and as I begin to lose the battle between my mind and spirit, I am thrown into a vision.

My eyes close and I am no longer there in that lodge. I’m soaring from my physical body, spirit flying. Vistas of beauty appear. The rivers flow quickly past me, the desert sands undulate, and forests move past me.  I slow in my flight and look up into a night sky with a million stars and utter calm fills my soul. As I look up, Grandmother Spider walks in front of me and is joined by the four legged and the feathered, a wolf moves in beside me, a panther slinks forward, an eagle flies in from the left and a hawk from the right, and an owl flies in front of the spider. They all move forward in unison and blend into another. An ancient voice speaks and tell me to let go of what holds me back. We are all connected, what you feel is what we feel and you are not alone. We take it all into ourselves and give it back into the earth beneath our feet and the sky above our heads. It is not important in the web of life; the pattern needs balance and for this balance you must let go. You are energy formed from stardust and your physical form is temporary, it is just one of many forms and moves forward onto the next, each one interconnected and woven together into a larger and broader pattern. Time is a construct of the human mind. Time is irrelevant. It limits growth. You are a creator as well as a destroyer as we all are. Acknowledge this and you will begin to see the mysteries and the patterns that are outside of your perception. Cool breeze flows through me, refreshing and light. The beat of the drum far away call me back, the song becomes louder and awakes me from my vision. I fall back into my physical body and feel the heat but am refreshed. A coolness flows over my face and fills my body, relaxing me and I sit there in silence as the pipe is shared. The tightness of my chest is released to the stones and I feel renewed.

We crawl out of the lodge touching the earth with our hands and knees and I look up into the sky and everything sparkles and shines with an inner light. The air feels lighter and like an old friend’s embrace. I stand up on wobbly knees and draw strength from the earth beneath my feet. I am offered water and it fills my body and refreshes me. I am healed and I feel everything around me. I am ready to move forward in my journey, reborn, and welcoming whatever the future holds for me.

 

 

 

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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 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-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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Birthday Contemplations

Today on my 42nd year on this Earth, I have found myself contemplating on my inner goddess and basking in her wisdom. This morning, I had an emotional meditation and had several moments of clarity. As I walked outside in the early morning air, I heard the trees singing their ageless song and all the landvaettier were the chorus. The sunrise was amazing and I felt more alive than I ever felt.

The Triple Goddess spoke with me and shared her wisdom and  I felt very happy and at ease. Everything will be okay. Things will work out and the pieces will fall into place. They have been falling into place little by little as my birthday approached. Now one last thing that I’ve been grasping for and hope to gain this boon.

Tomorrow, I shall be in good company at the The Wandering Owl Discussion Group and after that there shall be a celebration with lots of laughter and happiness.

I press on and take one more step on this journey and see where it leads me 🙂

As always,

Earth Goddess

 

 

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30 Day Magical Talisman Challenge-Days 18-24

Heather’s 30 Day Talisman Challenge-Day 18-24

I’ve been called to use music whether it’s galdring or listening to a particular mix of music every time I do an empowerment. Some days are more elaborate and I trance out very quickly and other times I go into a trance for almost 2 hours.  I go by what spirit tells me and what feels right. The keys are electrified with energy and I can feel it every time I hold them. I think that in the most part is from the storm energy that activated them. Keep in mind that some days I’ve not did the daily empowerment because it didn’t feel right or my energy is wrong.  In place of the days I missed, I went into very long trances and that felt right by spirit.

DAY 18-20 MUSIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE DAY

Warduna-Ansur

 

I trance out very quickly with their music so I was out for about an hour. I played this song after I galdred Frigg/Freya/Odin 9 times each. I had the keys in my hands while I was tranced out. When I came back to myself, the keys were very warm and comfortable.

Incense used was Moon.

Day 21-MUSIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE DAY

Gaia by Faun

 

 

 

Egil Saga by Faun

This was a pretty short empowerment this day. I galdred Frigg/Freya/Odin 9 times each while holding the keys in my hand.  As always, I felt the keys get very warm and comfortable.

Day 22-23

Einherjer by Adrian Von Ziegler

This was a long trance day. I think I was out about an hour. The keys were very hot this day and there was a floral scent in the room that I smelled immediately.

Incense used Dragon’s Blood/Moon

DAY 24-MUSIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE DAY

Shamanic Journey

This was done last night and was very powerful. I sense this the pivotal period of my empowerment as there are 6 more days left before completion on December 21st.  My talismans will be done on winter solstice

This was a very long trance day. I went into this empowerment for 30 minutes. I even set myself an internal limit but was actually in trance for 2 hours and 40 minutes. I think when I journey time is much different there than here. 30 minutes there ends up being hours here. For the first time, I think I understand one of my friends, Chris and how he may experience time. For everyone who knows me, you know who Chris is.

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Thoughts from Spirit 8/14/13

Thoughts from Spirit

Written by Heather Powers

Owl spreads his wings

Holds them to the sky

Says fly little one fly

He stands before the

Tree of sacred wood

The tree whispers

It’s in your blood

The tree shares much

The knowledge of the Olde

Flows through her veins

As a bright light blazes

Within her soul

The runes speak in song

Images flash in her mind’s eye

The learning has begun

Hold fast to the sun

Fly on the wind

 

Please do not copy what you did not write~~copyright Heather Powers 2013

 

The journey will now begin

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Runic Journey #2 3-9-13

Runic Journey #2 3/9/13

I’ve been having a particularly hard time the last few weeks.  Death has been my shadow in the form of my second mom being overcome by cancer and now Illness is at hand with my Grandmother in the hospital with pneumonia. Sometimes I think perhaps my shamanic journey the last 6 months has led me to this moment where strength, compassion and love are things I need to hold. The main point being I’m not alone. I have become more aware of my guides and the deities who have chosen to work with me now. They were really there all along just in the shadows waiting until I was ready. Being a shaman is not an easy journey and you are a fool to think otherwise. I choose Saturday for my meditation and prayer to my guides and my bond with the runes. After a day at the Owl with the grounding and centering meditation and then Who is Your Goddess class, it was already well on the way to an intensely spiritual day. There was also a reading by the medium Melissa Morgan and I don’t know if I will share that or not but I will definitely write it down for my journey book.  I have shared it with my love only because he is intricately bound in it and some enlightenment came and I remembered what was once forgotten. But I digress. The reason I wanted to do a special prayer is because I had much sorrow and pain and needed guidance and chose to read the runes after my meditation for validation.

I started out with a simple plea for my guides and deities for help with my shamanic work with my second mom. My main goal for this work was to provide comfort to her and prepare the way for her spirit to leave this plane. I’ve accomplished that partly but there is still more work to be done but it’s not time for that just yet.  Then I lit some Dragon’s blood and prepared the runes for the post work.

I started in my sacred grove and sat under Mother Tree, who has shared many visions and embraces with me the last two weeks. Mother Freya appeared first as her particular gifts are what I need at this time and then Odin, whose relationship to me has been very murky until that knowledge was shown to me early in the day. Freya has her hair down and her helmet on and her two cats, I want to call them Muse and Darmia for some reason. She always brings them with her because she knows they comfort me. And then walks up my panther Li and my wolf Lobo.  They eat rest their heads in my lap and I pet them one by one. Li is to my left and Lobo is to my right. Odin is to my right and Freya to my left.

They tell me that Momma Lu’s god awaits her and to follow them to see what I must see. We walk for a long time and come to a big oak door and it’s huge and massive and ornate pieces of gold wrap around it and in the middle is such an intense white light that it blinds me. Freya and Odin speak in unison and tell me to call Lu’s angels to help her walk through the gate. The name Michael forms on my lips and in a voice that is my own and not my own. I clap my hands three times and I call down Michael to hold audience with me. One of your own needs you and please come for yours. A beautiful being in gold armor appears to the right side of the gate and he says I have come and I will hold vigil for LuAnn Spears Burks and then to the left I see her ancestors and family members walk up and stand and say we shall hold vigil until the time has come.  You shall bring her to us and she will move on. A feeling of dismissal weighs the air down and my deities walk back to the tree with me. Each clasp my shoulder and Freya kisses me on my brow and I feel such a beautiful tickling going up my left arm like I’m wrapped in silk. This is for you she said and walks away. In my right arm, a wave of strength moves up to my shoulder. Then he walks away.  My panther and my wolf are always the last to leave me. Wolf and panther both lick my hands and rub them over their fur and I have strong warmth fill my body.

I woke up to my room and the world is crystal clear and then I close my eyes and ask the runes for their help. “Rune spirits, please give me your guidance so I may move forward” A tingling in the back of my neck forms and runs down my body and my hands are guided to the bags of runes and I start pulling them one by one and when I get to the ninth one, a multitude of voices speak in my head and say Look and learn.

Here are the runes I pulled and what meanings came to me.

Right to left

DAGAZ-major transformation, radical transition where ordinary life falls away

KENAZ-reversed-joyful giving up of old ways. Stasis. Death and Rebirth

OTHALA reversed-discard old conditioning and move forward with honesty. Then adapt and wait for universe’s bounty

EIHWAZ- enlightenment, balance, strength

NAUTHIZ-patience, face your fears, major self-change

HAGALAZ-disruption upon awakening from a deep sleep then complete power surge

GEBO-partnership that is separate yet united. Union with the Divine

JERA-seeds have been planted and sown. All is as it should be and patience is necessary. Wait to see the fruits of your labors.

FEHU-wealth, fruits of our labor, creation and destruction, abundance.

OFFERING TO THE RUNES,

DRAGON’S BLOOD INCENSE

MEAD

In closing, I thanked the rune spirits and then relaxed. I came awake and Mister was to my left.

 

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