From part time to full time!
Posted 28 August 2016 - 01:09 PM
Posted 28 August 2016 - 01:18 PM
"When I cast something, its a whole different story. Its automatic. I know every step and exactly what i need to do. No research at all. I just do. Its like something takes over and I'm just the vessel with the intention."
I've quoted part of your post which actually I could have written myself. I don't have such a problem with it though - and it might not be so much of a hurdle as you suggest. Why not get right back to working with plants again? That could be the way forward. What plants did you have success with? Look into them some more.
When it comes to looking up what colour means what - don't bother. Develop your own, personal correspondences. You might have them already without realising.
Round the corner. Through the first gate
The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:27 PM
This is how I usually cast but I think it's my "higher self" or subconscious dramatically taking the reigns. With correspondences I have read what they "mean" but I just go with my favorite colors or another color that strikes me at the time as being the correct one for whatever I'm trying to achieve. Same with stones and crystals and, to a lesser extent, tarot.
I sort of hit a similar wall as that, if I'm understanding you correctly. I realized I was getting too caught up into expectations and wanting to jump deeper too rapidly and went sort of back to basics with what I already knew and decided to explore those things more deeply. I developed a sudden block for trancing and visualizing--after having success with those since I was a teenager--and after going back to practice instead of with purpose I had some of the most profound experiences I've had yet to date. I don't know if that helps.
Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM
Posted 14 September 2016 - 07:08 PM
It seems like you have more difficulty working at certain times than others, am I understanding correctly? Do you keep a journal? Not like a super witchy grimoire, just... a journal, of how you feel in general every day, and of when you have an easier or more difficult time doing things.
Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:23 AM
Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:07 AM
I was in a similar situation where I could have made more effort but didn't know where to start with new things. This site did help because it introduced me to loads of new idea's which you can transfer into your every day life so that some things become a part of your every day practice. Even things like making natural lemon spritzers which I spray around my house to cleanse negative energy. It's also a great thing to use in after my kids have used the bathroom!!
I am now looking into learning how to make my own candles, which I want to engrave and put specific energies into.... maybe engrave runic symbols. All of these little things I am adding into my time as part of my practice.
Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:18 PM
Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:06 AM
Llyr I am a craft and diy addict so if you need any help in the candle making department shoot me a msg!
Fabulous thanks Kalinia!! I will keep that in mind!
Edited by Llyr, 21 September 2016 - 10:06 AM.
Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:12 AM
I hit a hurdle several times, first one was probably turning things from an interest into a practice. Then it was turning it from something I practiced into a lifestyle, and within that deciding what I believe spiritually. The hurdles overlapped, and they can ebb and flow. The hardest for me was and is finding out what I believed spiritually and then finding a way to make that belief a lifestyle and a part of every action, thought, and breath, (rather than just "aha" moments in a culture and job that does not support the belief). To me the hurdles are movements deeper into it, and they will most likely be continual over a lifetime (which is a good thing for spirituality is not static lol)....