These Words from the Heart are a
Collection of Life Thoughts and Healing Words
by Brenda "Rion" Sewell
Aura of Protection
Candles: Colors and Workings
“If one is to work within the spiritual world, it is vital to remember, “it is in this world where we see clearly the reflections of unseen realities”.
Just as you would clearly avoid an evil person by locking your doors when you leave your home, so too must you lock the gateways in your mind. You must be careful when you venture into the light to take a journey away from your body.
Leaving your mind open with no protection leaves you vulnerable to the negative energies active in the universe.”
© 2001 Karen Taylor
Aura of Protection
This is a relaxation exercise combining visualization, breathing, and body awareness. It can be used to 'center' or 'ground' yourself in order to relax. By performing the exercise on a regular basis, you will come to associate physical sensations and emotional responses to the different stages of the exercise.
a) Begin by assuming a comfortable posture, and take a few deep, slow breaths until you begin to feel relaxed. Your spine should be held straight, and your head tilted slightly upwards.
b) Imagine a tiny spark of light floating within the depths of your mind. Slowly, as you breathe in and out, it rises until you can see it in front of your eyes. It settles upon the crown of your forehead, where it becomes a sphere of white light.
c) Slowly, a soft white light begins to flow from the sphere, filling the room around you. You know you are safe within this light, and that it has the power to dispel all doubts, fears, worries, and negative energy. This protective light comes from a universal source of energy, both from outside influences and from within your inner self.
d) Upon your next in-breath, imagine the white light is forming a solid shell about you, becoming an egg that encompasses your body. As you breathe, this egg becomes more solid, until it is shimmering, and shot through with flecks of gold. Nothing can penetrate this egg, once you weave it about yourself.
e) Allow yourself time to bask in the egg, or bubble, of white energy. When you feel you have had enough time, pay attention once more to your breathing. With each successive inhalation, feel the egg drawing upwards and inwards, so you are drawing it into your body as it fades from solid to mist.
f) Again, with each in-breath and out-breath, allow the light to shrink until there is the ball of white light up on the crown of your head.
g) Finally, allow the white sphere to shrink into a spark. Then draw the spark back into the depths of your mind until it vanishes in the darkness. Know you have the power to call forth the white light of protection whenever you need it.
This exercise is useful whenever you feel tired or if you have to defend yourself in a social exchange. As you place the protective shell around yourself, it can be useful to imagine any worries or sources of tension as dark patches that fade away as you build the egg around yourself.
If you find it useful to be 'cued' in each of the stages, you may read the stages of the exercise onto an audio tape. With practice, you should be able to use this exercise in a variety of different settings.
Candle burning is one of most simple forms of magic. It can be performed almost anywhere and candles are very easy to purchase. The basic principles are to concentrate, visualize and using the candle as a focus point for your own inner energy.
Candle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, and developing psychic powers. Candles can also be used to honor someone near and dear to you.
You should clean the area where you place your candles. While working with the candles stay relaxed with a positive state of mind. Choose new, unused candles. Do not use the ones you choose for any other purpose.
Quiet surroundings is helpful, some people use soft music. Before any candle ritual, do not eat or engage in negative activities. A "cleansing" bath is also helpful.
Hold the candle in your hands for a few moments to allow your own vibrations to enter the candle. This will enable the wax to absorb a bit of your life force.
Using essential oils on the candle is fine. The energy from your hands will pass into the wax. Always start rubbing the oil from the top to the bottom when anointing a candle. Then go from bottom up to the center of the candle. While you oil the candle, you should concentrate on what you want to accomplish with the candle. Visualize success with the ritual and see your desires accomplished.
Candles and Color
Color is very important in candle magic. Color has subtle influences and each one vibrates at a different frequency. Different colored candles are used for different magical end-results. Different colors have different effects on the human psyche and the surrounding environment. These colors and their vibrations are also closely linked with the psychic energy within each person
Each color in the spectrum is connected with the astrological signs of the Zodiac and their planetary rulers. Below I have listed the main colors used in candle magic together with their magical significance's and the influences of each astrological sign.
White represents purity, spirituality and peace. In some cultures it is the color of death and mourning.
Red symbolizes health, energy, strength, sexual virility, courage and the masculine principle in Nature.
Pink is associated with romantic love, affection and friendship.
Yellow is the color of the intellect, the powers of the creative imagination, memory, communication and mental agility.
Green equals abundance, fertility, good luck and harmony.
Blue is the color of healing, truth, inspiration, higher wisdom, occult power and psychic protection, understanding, good health and the feminine principle in Nature.
Purple symbolizes success in financial affairs, psychic ability of a highly developed form, idealism and spiritual power.
Gold attracts positive influences and it's connected with justice and career matters.
Silver represents clairvoyance, astral energies and channeling, also the faculty of far memory and remembering past lives.
Black is never used to attract evil, but to dispel it. It is a powerful color for change and is used to ban confusion, discord, evil, and loss.
Brown is used to rid one of hesitation, neutrality, and uncertainty
Aries (March 21 April 20) Ruling planet - Mars.
Shades of red, usually the darker shades of scarlet or crimson. Magically the planet Mars is the purifier and destroyer who sweeps aside the stagnant, the unwanted and the redundant so progress can be made. Red also represents the creative principle and the unconscious urge for the human species to reproduce itself, for life and death are two aspects of the same energy.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21) Ruling planet - Venus.
Green, ranging from the palest apple green to the dark olive of the earth forces. Green represents the spiritual desire to unite the opposites and to balance the dual forces of male and female. This union was known to the medieval alchemists as "the sacred marriage" and is symbolized in magic and Wicca by the ritual metaphor of the sword in the chalice.
Gemini (May 22 June 21) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Yellow is the color of this Zodiac sign representing communication and the power of the mind. In occult tradition Gemini is a symbol of the dualism.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) Ruling planet - the moon.
Metallic blue and silver are the colors of the lunar sphere. It is the realm of the unconscious, the hidden side of the personality and psychic forces.
Leo (July 23 - August 23) Ruling planet - the sun.
Its colors are gold and orange. The sun represents the life force and is the visible symbol of the Cosmic Creator in the solar system.
Virgo (August 24 - September 23) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Reddish-yellow is the color associated with the analytical abilities of the mind in the quest for scientific knowledge.
Libra (September 24 - October 23) Ruling planet - Venus.
Libra's colors are sky blue and rose pink. It symbolizes the heights attainable by romantic and spiritual love.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) Ruling planet - Pluto.
Dark red or silvery gray. The energy of the Plutonian sphere is connected with Mars and represents death and regeneration. Pluto rules over the underworld, the spirits of the departed and nuclear power.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21) Ruling planet - Jupiter.
Purple and royal blue are the colors of this Zodiac sign. It is an expansive planetary energy connected with the world of finance and social matters.
Capricorn (December 22 January 20) Ruling planet - Saturn.
Black is the primary color of the saturnine energy. It rules karma, fate and destiny, the law, old age and property matters.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) Ruling planet - Uranus.
The color of this astrological sign combines all the shades of the spectrum in a flashing rainbow pattern. This planetary energy is a higher octave of Saturn and rules over magic (forces, astrology and modern technology like television, video and computers).
Pisces (February 20 - March 20) Ruling planet - Neptune.
Serge or indigo are the colors of Pisces, which is connected with the planetary energy of Jupiter. Neptune rules over inspiration, matters connected with the sea, pleasure, and entertainment, especially the movie industry.
Chakras: The Seven Centers of Human Consciousness
The Pituitary Gland is associated with the energy center at the top of the head, the seventh Chakra. This Chakra is known as the Crown Chakra. It is the crossover point between the physical body and the Soul. Consciousness is associated with this Chakra.
The Pineal Gland is your Third Eye. It is sometimes referred to as the magic eye. Stimulation of this gland leads to ESP (perceiving non-physical energy as information). This gland is able to absorb light energy, even though it is located deep within the brain. This is because these higher forms of light energy exist in an energy state that is more refined and quite beyond the physical.
The Throat Chakra is a powerful energy center. Its gland is the Thyroid. The Throat Chakras associated with Sound (vibration). In metaphysical terms, sound is one of the primary energies of the Universe. With our voices we create sound energy. Sound moves matter.
The Heart Chakra is the center of our energy system. Its gland is the Thymus. The Heart Chakra helps balance the lower primal forms of Life Force energy with the higher forms of light energy.
The Solar Plexus is the body's center of life giving vitality. It works with the Adrenal Gland. It is known to Mystics and Yogis around the world as the seat of the Will. According to the system of the Native Americans, it is the center of our being. The Solar Plexus works with the Third Eye to draw light energy into our system. Your solar plexus is known to radiate and absorb energy.
The energy center below your Solar Plexus is associated with the Spleen and the Ovaries. This Chakra is a basic Life Force center and is important to the general vitality of the organs in the lower body. Strength in this energy center is necessary for controlling out of body experiences.
The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with the sexual organs. The Root Chakra is your connection with the Mother Earth and her primal Life Force energy. Some of the most potent forms of Yoga concentrate on awakening this energy. This energy is known by the ancient Sanskrit word 'Kundalini'.
An excellent way to fully understand the meaning of the chakras is to study the art of Jin Shin Jyustu. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a process of learning about ourselves; a process by which wisdom is drawn out of us and our true teacher is our higher self. Plato said, "Learning is simply remembering".
Harmonizing the spine and down the front of our body is essential in keeping the vital flame alive in all of us. It is the place of fire and desire. A self-help flow is often called the Main Central Vertical (the meridians of the body) and relates to the etheric body and nourishes the spine.
This flow holds all the mysteries and riddles of your being. Also, this flow is the overall tune-up for the body and comes from the highest heaven to the center of the earth. The more harmonious you are, the sooner things will manifest in your life.
Hold your fingers on each pressure point for about 2 minutes till you feel a light pulsing (like a heart beat) within your fingers and the area you are holding. This is called the Universal Pulse of Life. You may or may not notice different sensations going within your body. This energy is very subtle, but very powerful!
This flow may help in spinal cord injuries, decrease breast tenderness, comas, fatigue, lung issues, scoliosis, disk projects, eye strain, warms cold feet, balances appetites and clears the abdominal area. It is best to do this flow while lying down, either first thing in the morning or right before you go to sleep at night. Aligning the meridians in your body is essential finding the central focus within your inner self.
A Healing Meditation
Place yourself in a comfortable position and begin to relax. A warm tingling relaxed sensation begins at the top of your head slowly moving down, through your face, down through your neck into your shoulders. Feel your shoulders relax as all of the cares and worries of the day begin to dissolve.
Now that relaxation moves down through your arms all the way to your fingers, completely relaxed. Down through your chest and your back, the relaxation moves into your stomach and lower back; now your abdomen, into your thighs down through your calves and your feet to the tips of your toes totally relaxed.
Now see a beam of indescribably beautiful light coming from above and entering the top of your head. Beautiful, vibrant, alive, it is a wonderful healing light directly from the divine.
Vibrant with indescribably vivid colors this light begins to move through your head into your body, dissolving all blockages and imbalances cleansing them and filling them with light. See and feel all anger, fear, jealousy, envy, and intolerance, fade away into the light as it moves down through your body.
All negative emotions, limiting beliefs, and physical imbalance vanishing in the wonderful healing light, you feel good, at peace and in harmony with everything around you as the light finishes its journey.
Permeating every molecule and atom of your body you feel vibrant, alive, and connected as the light expands to fill your aura. Cleansing, healing and purifying until only joy, health and peace remains.
Now see the beam of light moving down through your feet cleansing and purifying as it connects you to the center of the earth. See the light expand connecting with all others doing the meditation filling the circle.
Where there were tensions now there are none, where there were imbalances, they are no more. The light expands filling the room clearing all stagnant energy and negative thought forms, cleansing the air all the way to the center of the earth healing the imbalances and damage. Creating harmony as it forms a ball at the center of the earth.
Now see the light expand to fill the building and the town that you are in. Cleansing all greed, envy, jealousy, hatred and intolerance. Healing and purifying until only love, peace, prosperity, and harmony remains.
Now see the light expand as your circle begins to connect with all of the other circles doing this meditation and see the ball of light in the center of the earth expand to begin filling the entire planet healing the damage, harmonizing the imbalances as the healing continues.
See and feel the light filling everything that exists on the surface of the world cleansing and healing. All intolerance, hatred, greed, poverty and illness dissolve leaving only peace, joy, harmony and love. See the light expand to fill all that exists, until there is only the light.
Now slowly return to your body and begin to return to full awareness, but as you return you continue to feel the unity and harmony, the joy and power of being at one with the divine spiritual, whatever you conceive it to be. You stretch, breath deeply and open your eyes. The colors seem more vivid and life is filled with joy as you have created a new reality.
© 1999 Spirit Song Studio
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