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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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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Prelude to Darrow Dreamwalker

: The story starts with a dream…not a simple dream. Dreams never are. They seem simple on the outside until you follow the corridors to some unknown answer. I feel like I’m in a fairy tale where the only one who knows an answer is some witch in some old cave who speaks in riddles. I hate riddles. They dance around in your brain and taunt you with their secrets. So begins my story. My life has always been strange and different. My dreams are always popping up when I don’t want them to. But when they do, they replay until I decide to write them down or do something about it. Some people would call me a precog. I just call it my gift. Sometimes it’s a curse. You see my dreams give me gifts, different talents and I have no idea where they come from. This will lead me on a journey that twists and turns in ways I can’t even begin to imagine……

My story begins with a recurring dream. In this particular dream I am the “heroine”. I don’t know what my name is but I’m sure it will come to me. Sometimes I wonder if my dreams show my past lives. The reason is I have them in sequences. Once the dream manifests it keeps popping in and out of my consciousness. So in my dream I find myself walking to a house. This house looks like a museum, the kind of house that wealthy people own. How I can walk up there without tripping any alarms is a mystery to me. But I must be expected. Why else would I be here? The door opens up to show me a stiff butler. He’s the kind that will turn his nose up at the lower class. I hate that kind. He motions for me to enter and I find myself in a parlor one that looks like it hasn’t been updated since the Victorian era, flowered wallpaper prevails. A lady in a Victorian dress is sitting there waiting for me, drinking tea, in a stiff backed chair. She motions for me to sit down.

She said, “I have need of your services.” “What services?'”

“I’m talking your unique abilities of course.”

“I’m not for hire.”

“Oh everyone is for the right price. What’s your price?”

She seemed to know about my special talent and that scared me. I don’t make it public as a general rule. That sort of gift ends you in a mental health facility in a strait jacket

I said, “My price is to know answers. Why am I gifted with this ability?”

“Oh this is a fork in your path to knowledge. I need your abilities to find my son who was taken.”

I didn’t like the sound of this at all. It seemed very dangerous and secretive. I said, “By whom?”

“It’s a secret shadowy organization that causes things to happen. They are known for their insatiable desire to gain power by whatever means necessary. It extends beyond this world and threatens to destroy all worlds linked to this one.”

“What do you mean by other worlds??? I am only aware of this one.”

She laughed musically and my vision wavered for a minute and I glimpsed a radiant white light surrounding her. Her face was beautiful porcelain, pink lips perfectly shaped. Her ears were pointed. I blinked and her features reverted back to the grandmotherly look. She said, “Really my dear, is that the truth, because your eyes show me something different. If you are only aware of this world, explain your dreams to me. And your special abilities.”

“I’m sure there are other people who are better suited to this job. Perhaps you should look into other worlds to find that person.”

“Let’s just say, you are the only one who I would trust for this job.”

“How can you trust me? You don’t even know me.”

“Oh my dear, I do know you more than you know yourself. But there is no time to speak of that right now.”

Jump to my real life now, I wake up from this dream. Thus continues the story. I’m getting ready to go to work and I see a limousine that is parked in front of my house. And my dream becomes real just like that.

This is my journey and it will twist and turn in ways that I cannot begin to imagine

copyright Heather Powers 2015

This may not be copied or reproduced in any way without my permission

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Spiritual Awakening

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

The call came lightly through the wind…

A bison voice spoke of all things

His body lay torn as the day grew worn

His eye closed in eternal rest

His spirit flew as the day moved

Prayers followed as his friends looked on in sorrow

A red tailed hawk flew above the sight

Keeping all from the bison spirit bright

Two cranes emerged above the gloom

They lifted the heads with their glorious flight.

His family looked on in peace as the shadows grew.

Wishing him farewell as his spirit danced in the fading light.

Hands clasped in prayer and souls blossom

Spiritual thoughts flow through their minds

They awaken dormant songs within their hearts.

Messages were given as dreams brewed.

All is not as they thought, a different mind was brought.

Souls intertwine as the tears flow.

Connecting all to each other

Becoming one with the Creator.

Copyright Heather Powers 2012

 

 

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Lucidity by Heather Powers

Sitting down here to write on paper,

I have captured these things that elude

Me and for a moment, I find utter clarity and

Lucidity.

In the chaos of every day life, I seek

To find my inner peace.

I want to find my spiritual epiphany,

But that concept stalks away like a

Scorned lover.

The elusiveness puzzles and angers me

So much so that I find myself stagnant

In movement.

As I contemplate on the world today,

I feel sadness for the potential that has

Been misused and abused like a drug fix

Is to a junkie.

Mother Earth cries out in torment for what

Has been done to her and the few that know

can’t grasp the solution to the problem.

They just dance around the subject in an

Endless tango. coming back and moving away.

So here I am again wondering what part I play

In this big joke. What purpose do I share with the

Few that understand?

Isn’t that really what everyone’s ultimate question?

So as this scribbling ends, there is still no answer that

I can give.

 

Copyright-Heather Powers 2011

 

 

 

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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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30 Day Magical Talisman Challenge-Day 17

HEATHER’S 30 DAY MAGICAL TALISMAN CHALLENGE-DAY 17

I started tonight’s empowerment with prayer with Odin and my Ancestors as well as the Runevaettir. 

Then, I galdred Frigg, Odin, and Freya 3 times each. I’m not sure why the amount of times has changed but I went with it. My two girl fur babies joined me in my ritual tonight. They do this almost every time I do my empowerment rituals.

Olivia

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Lilly

 

 

Tonight’s music mix

Kate Rusby-Shoheen

Enya – Athair Ar Neamh

I have a couple of interesting things to note. My cat Olivia meowed with me when I galdred and then also looked around my room and checked the perimeter of my bed when the music was playing then came over and sat by me and meowed with the music as it was playing.

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