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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 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 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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Introspections

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6/1/16
I decided to sit and write this post in light of the recent death of Ryan’s stepfather. His death is a bleak reminder that our parents aren’t here forever.
It also reminded me of my other best friend/sister Michelle Burks and the loss of her parents. My parents and I might not always see eye to eye but I love them dearly and really don’t know what I would do without them. They are my island in the immense sea that is my life. They support me in whatever I choose to do, whether it be spiritual or mundane and they are my biggest inspiration to better myself so that I might help others.
You see I am and have always been a healer. The healer aspect of my soul is just like breathing to me. Sometimes I can’t help it even it’s detrimental to my health and well-being
I’ve have always tried to set aside one day a week to spend time with my parents even it’s only for a hour or so waiting for Tier’s karate to get done.
My paternal grandmother is on borrowed time and I just want to hug her close and tell her I love her. Her stories are part of the tapestry of my life. I see my deep seated strength in her when I look into her eyes and listen to her talk. She is also another one who inspires me with her presence in my life and I really believe has shaped me into who I am today. The resilience and strength is like a well spring, able to be tapped if I have the will to do so. Her health is really one of the reasons I try to make it a point to visit as much as I can. Because folks, tomorrow is never promised.
This ties in with the Orlando shooting. People going on with their lives enjoying life and all its glory when it was savagely cut short by that gunman who took hate, let it fester, and explode into the immense sorrow of innocent lives lost. It’s a sad world we live in when we are living in fear of death.
Death is just another stop on your journey. Another waystation on the way to big bang of life. What ends begins again and hopefully you are able to learn from your mistakes in your next life. I cannot say I don’t fear death, what I fear is the loss of faith. Faith that you are not alone in this world even if it seems so.
Stay strong for the ones who cannot. The burden is placed on your shoulders when you feel everything. You were given that task and it’s not for everyone. Shamans see everything differently, sometimes it’s things that you don’t want to see but see you must. You must have your eyes open when others are asleep. You are their champion in the infinite cosmos of time and space.
I look at my children and am reminded that I’m only in this body for a short time and I need to make the most of it. My kids need to see my strength to gain their own so that they can continue on when I’m gone. I want them to know they have that strength but they need the will to tap it.
As I grow older, things become clearer. Things that seem irrelevant when you are young and just beginning your life became important. They are lessons, the infinite school of this life. You either get stronger from it or you get weaker. Which will you choose??
Even though I’m 42, my youth seems to be a vague memory now. I look back and find myself 20 years later wondering if the path I chose this time around will be the final one, the ascension. If I’ve learned my lessons or if they will begin again when my body shuts down and my soul remains. How many times have I begun again?? I feel like it’s been a thousand or more. Each return is another cog in the wheel of the universe.
If I have one lesson to share, it’s to live life and take the leap. Have faith that you will fly!!! Hold your loved ones close and tell them that you love them every day.
Look at each day with joy that you made it through another one. That you are still kicking, you are still fighting the good fight. Remember you have a thousand ancestors behind you holding you up when you fall.
I love each and every one of you who has crossed my path!! Every one of you has a lesson to share. I become the student as well as the teacher. Let old wounds heal and speak with your loved ones because the next time may be next to a coffin and you are wondering what the fuck happened.
As always,
Heather “Earthwindwalker” Powers

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Contemplations and Visit with The Sisters

As I reflect and contemplate my 42nd birthday, I find myself going back to the messages that I received from spirit as the day approached. Finally, the day came and I felt a subtle change in my awareness, a twitch in time so to speak and I began to feel things. At first, it was small, a touch upon my brow. Then, I found myself driving up to Michigan to meet up with some friends this past weekend. At one particular spot on the trip, my awareness shifted, a subtle change in air pressure, and I grew particularly interested in the movement of the leaves on the trees as the wind blew through them. Ordinarily, my eyes wouldn’t notice the change but this time was different. This was another sign of enlightenment. Next, I found myself hearing the wind, seeing the colors in the movement. But it doesn’t stop there, another message from spirit came in the visit from The Sisters. I know their names but for some reason I was drawn to calling them The Sisters. I really wasn’t expecting any form of enlightenment. It was just in my mind to have a meeting of minds, a connection…tentative but somehow important in the scheme of things. A parlay in caution and boundaries. But the vibration of that meeting changed when they came. As we conversed, an overwhelming sense of DejaVu came over me. I shook it off at first but it gradually increased as the interaction continued. That feeling of rightness, my inner light pulsed in sync with theirs. Words fell from my lips, completely unbidden, as a topic was started. That pulse grew stronger and that feeling of significance increased. A voice spoke and said you are walking in the right direction. Here is your map and key and follow me.

I again proceeded to move the encounter from my mind and dismiss it as a flight of fancy, a thimble full of wishful thinking. But I was quite literally smacked on my head and told that this significant moment in my path should not be shrugged aside.

So I keep my mind open to the possibility. I was rewarded with two particular visions after that. The first being just a voice that spoke and said The Sisters and I were meant to meet…your compass is aligned and it’s time to move forward. The future interactions would prove to be other markers in my road. The road becoming clear as time passed. The next vision was this morning. I started out with my normal morning meditation and felt relaxed. I saw my tree and felt complete. I then completely went against my routine and stepped outside at 530 on my back steps and closed my eyes and heard the bird singing, the wind whispering, and fingers of dawn crept across the horizon and found myself in a car on a long winding road with tall trees on each side of the road with The Sisters, our hair blowing in the wind and singing together. I was full of happiness and adventure. An awakening of senses. I felt like a wild woman and wanted to scream in the wind!! Exhilaration and gratitude all encompassing.

So thank you to the Fates who put me in the path to The Sisters and I look forward our future adventures.

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The Jaguar and The Owl Podcasts in order of recording

Hello everyone,

Here is The Jaguar & The Owl podcasts by one of my kindred, James Stovall, from The Wandering Owl. I’m guest starring in Episode 5

http://www.thejaguarandtheowl.com/the-jaguar-and-the-owl-episode-00/

http://www.thejaguarandtheowl.com/the-jaguar-and-the-owl-episode-02/

http://www.thejaguarandtheowl.com/the-jaguar-and-the-owl-episode-03/

http://www.thejaguarandtheowl.com/the-jaguar-and-the-owl-episode-04/

http://www.thejaguarandtheowl.com/the-jaguar-and-the-owl-episode-05

http://www.thejaguarandtheowl.com/the-jaguar-and-the-owl-episode-06/

http://www.thejaguarandtheowl.com/the-jaguar-and-the-owl-episode-07/

Please check it out:)

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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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