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The Swan Song

9-6-17

Today is the Full Moon and I’ve been pretty antsy today and short tempered.  Spiritually, I’m in a dead zone right, disillusioned and apathetic.  I know you are supposed to go through these phases but they are happening more and more.

I’m floating around in spiritual ether, not sure at what point I go from here.

I talked to one of my spirit sisters today and was given a glimmer of light in this round of darkness and she did a few readings with her cards today. Swan came up and Fire Passion. Creativity seems to be the key to this bout of disillusionment. Maybe the influx of spiritual energy at Pagan Pride Day Saturday will help me get my creative juices flowing further. But today, poetry came to me today while I was talking to my spirit sister and some of the shadows dissipated from my gloom.

The Swan Song

Heather Powers

9/6/17

The world stood still

Balance was within a galaxy’s breath

The swan song rose from the muse’s psyche

Embraced and caressed her

Soft feathers masked the steel beneath the wings

The words laid bare to the world that troubled her

Her depth of sorrow swallowed her distress call.

She climbed up from the ashes

And found the illusion behind the glass

Her fingers clawed at the muddied tapestry of her thoughts

Her swan called, weaving an escape from the shadows.

She listened intently and hoped for the words of her song

To lift her from drudgery.

The sparkle of light danced at the edges of her vision

Pulling her from the dark recesses of her mind

The notes played a rhythm in her ears

Moving with the beat of creation.

She is not there yet but soon

The muse’s magic will overcome her

And begin her journey to spiritual epiphany.

The music will awaken her senses

The light becomes brighter with each step she takes.

The chains of despair will loosen and then break.

Forging a new path to enlightenment.

She waits quietly for that moment to arrive

Her soul’s whisper calling her through the storm.

She will become more in that moment of synchronicity.

She will be who she was meant to be.

So, this is how the muse flows, a moment of melancholy forms the creation of words. Why is that a person must deal with some form of tragedy before their words flow seamlessly? Why can’t you be happy and write? I’ve never figured out that one.

Creativity shouldn’t be formed always from tragedy. Happiness should enter in the picture occasionally.

All I can do is hope for is clarity, a light in the shadows on my mind. I hate being lost in my thoughts and wandering around aimlessly with no direction.

I guess that I all I have for the moment.

As always, I remain

Earthwindwalker

 

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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-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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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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FAUN – ANDRO

This is an idea of what I listen to as I read books:)

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Nostalgia and Music 11/11/10

Nostalgia and Music

 

11/11/10

 

Nostalgia and Music are tonight’s inspirations. Per request of my sis, Opie who wanted to listen to some of my videos, I posted them again. This in turn lead me down the music memory lane and I re-listened to all my videos and wav files I did.

In the process, I found the old one of me and my sis Chell when we were 15 and recording into a cassette recorder.

Music has always been a part of my soul. I sang daily a few years ago and need to get back into it. I miss it. Sang karaoke a few weeks ago and really made me want to get back into it again. One of my new friends is in Williams County Idol and she is stressing about her performance tomorrow night. I told her just breathe and let the music flow from your soul. That is a good rule of thumb for everyone. Feel free to take a listen to my videos and please let me know what you think.

So ends tonight’s post,Earth

 

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John Lennon – Working Class Hero

Happy Birthday John!!!

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8/21/10 Inspirations from The Pagan Norse

Ramblings inspired by the video Pagan Norse….

I’m again finding myself learning another piece to my path…it comes to me in jagged pieces. Perhaps, I will eventually finish this jigsaw of my spiritual life. I was online for some reason and was drawn to this video Pagan Norse. Now I’m sure some of you are knowledgeable about the Norse gods and goddesses. I wouldn’t go as far as say I would worship these gods and goddesses because I don’t go for the whole god and goddesses ideals. I think they were legends from long ago that through people’s perceptions have made them into gods. I would venture to say spirit guides of sorts. Many years ago I was drawn to the Norse mythology and find myself again back to this circle. I was specially interested in Freya and I like the thought of Valkyries. At one time, I felt a feminine energy that I felt reminded me of Freya’s energy..I think she is still with me but in the background with everyone else that help me along with my path. I was talking to another friend about this phenomenon and he said maybe my true self was coming to life. The old ways are part of me very much so. A lot of things I agree with are on this line.

My family is Finnish/Scandinavian in origins so when I hear music along this idea I feel a deep resonance inside me..like I’m closer to finding the next piece in my spiritual jigsaw.

So moving forward I’m going to check more into the Finnish beliefs and so forth and see if I can find more pieces to fit.

Feel free to comment on this post as I’m interested in hearing other people’s opinions on my spiritual jigsaw puzz;e.

Until next time… draft

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