Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tonight I wish to discuss with you some simple ways to protect yourself from any harmful, negative energies you feel might be floating around you. Now I'm not talking about evil spirits or demons, they are far less likely to be around you than typical negative energies from other people you surround yourself with. Do you have a co-worker that's always pessimistic and a real downer? Is there someone in your life that is always spouting off about the worst that is to come? Someone who is a master at seeing the worst in every situation? Perhaps you just feel that you have bad luck?
If enough energy, negative in this instance, is built up over time, then what seems to be a 'cloud' of negativity will seem to hover over you, darkening the area of your life and making it seem as if only bad things happen to you. Well, you can do some simple things to make your day brighter, to make your luck seem better and your outlook more positive.
Witch balls have been used for over 6 centuries to help trap negative energies and to keep harm from befalling a person. In medieval times, when witches were considered evil and harmful, witch balls were used to 'trap a witch' inside the orb thus preventing her from causing harm. Hmmmmmm, funny . . . I surround myself with witch balls and have never found myself trapped inside of one? But legends are curious creatures, are they not?
In Victorian times witch balls were signs of wealth and good fortune as only the wealthy were likely to be able to afford them. Today they are used primarily for decoration, but I still hold that they have magickal powers which help keep the air around a person or in a home clear and free of harmful energies. Once the energies are trapped inside of the witch ball you can eliminate them completely by wiping any dust off of the ball and keeping it clean. Some names for witch balls over the centuries are Fairy Orbs, Pond Balls, Spirit Balls, Friendship Balls, Good Luck Balls, Globes of Happiness, Gazing Balls, and Butler Globes.
Black salt is common salt that carbon has been added to. Note it is NOT salt that spices such as black pepper has been mixed with, so beware of unscrupulous dealers passing off knock offs. Black salt should look just like that, black crystals of salt. This can be used to sprinkle around doorways and placed in corners of your house to keep negative energies away and it is also reputed to keep harmful spirits at bay.
Now, there's always been an association with witches and the burning of black candles. People seem to want to assume by burning black candles we are up to something nefarious and evil! Nothing could be further from the truth. We burn black candles to keep harm and evil away from us. To keep bad things from getting too close. For protection and banishment is why a witch burns a black candle. Take a black candle, size doesn't really matter and burn while visualizing yourself surrounded by a glowing orb of love and protection. Remember the first time we saw Glinda the good witch of the North in the 'Wizard of Oz'? She appeared in a big round bubble floating over Munchkin Land, and this bubble is the type of sphere or orb I want you to imagine yourself floating in while burning your candle. This visual is very powerful and will bring strong protection to surround you.
Used in Hoo Doo a magickal practice which originated in the American South East, brick dust is used similarly to black salt to keep harm away from you and your home. It is reputed to keep evil and harmful energies in any form from crossing over a line of brick dust, thereby keeping those energies away from you.
Take a few pinches of salt and place in a small bowl of spring water. Put your right index finger (left if left handed) and trace the sign of a five pointed star in the water and ask the Goddess/God to bless this water. Then you can sprinkle this water around your home to eliminate unwanted energies. Trickle a small line of this blessed water across thresholds and with your finger, dip it into the water and mark on windows and doors a five pointed star surrounded by a circle for protection against intruders and harmful people.
These are just a few ways you can simply and inexpensively bring a lighter energy to bear in your home, office and other surroundings. I hope you find comfort and peace in these tips and tricks!
Peace and Happiness
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