This morning the brilliant Novaa Veo commented on one of my “thought direction” posts. She mentioned that my posts were inspiration for the spells she uses while doing energy work at her altar.
How magickal and amazing is that?! I realized -I- should be using my posts as spells while doing energy work at my altar! But first: to make the altar!
I’ve always loved ritual and it’s always worked for me. Why I haven’t been doing a daily ritual with magickal objects at an altar is completely beyond me! But there’s no time like today to start.
I gathered my most useful tools: a kaleidoscope, a deck of tarot cards, a tea light and a cozy wooden box. I began to fill the box with objects that called to me, knowing they would guide my ritual. I dusted the bottom with gold glitter and admired my new treasure box!
To begin, I light the candle. I take a peek into the kaleidoscope and pull myself into the Now (it helps to whisper “Now. Now. Now.”).
Next, I visualize activating my chakras, pulling love and life force into my body like this:
I breathe in and bring light into my crown chakra.
I breathe out and activate my crown chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my third eye chakra.
I breathe out and activate my third eye chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my throat chakra.
I breathe out and activate my throat chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my heart chakra.
I breathe out and activate my heart chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my solar plexus chakra.
I breathe out and activate my solar plexus chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my navel chakra.
I breathe out and activate my navel chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my spine chakra.
I breathe out and activate my spine chakra.
I shuffle the tarot cards and pull one out. This card sets the tone for the ritual, helping me remember the big picture of what I’m doing. Today’s card, the 5 of swords, reminds me that I need to take care of myself, but also serve the greater good. An excellent omen for my new practice!
After the tarot reading, I open the box and read the card taped to the lid. “Enjoy the contrast. You are the creator. Have fun, play, be mad! Be a joy to watch. It’s for your eyes only. I totally and completely love and accept myself. I am my reason for feeling good.” I begin pulling items out of the box, repeating an affirmation for each object.
- A. Feather: I am light.
- B. Claw pendant: I let go of my resistance.
- C. Clear gemstone: I am magickal.
- D. Heart crystal: I love myself. I am my reason for feeling good. I project love and serve the greater good.
- E. Fish hook pendant: I honor my body.
- F. Pentagram: I am abundant in every way.
- G. Bottle filled with carbon: (Open bottle) I transmute my fears into excitement. (Close bottle)
- H. Cross: I am evolving into Christ consciousness.
- I. Silver canister: (Open) I wish for _______. (Close)
- J. Gratitude stone: I am grateful for _______.
- K. Mirror shard: It can only reflect me.
- L. Hematite bead: I am grounded.
- M. Hemp seed: I am becoming.
- N. Pink stone: I thank all those who have helped me come this far.
- O. Wisdom tooth: I remember my mortality and resolve to live this day to the fullest.
After my affirmations, I do a few rounds of EFT about any resistant thoughts I may have. “Even though I ________, I still totally and completely love and accept myself.”
I spend a few moments in a meditative state, feeling for my inner body. And with that, I’m done! I do a quick grounding spell to release the energy I have gathered: “I now ground this energy that hasn’t been used and return it to the earth. Thank you for helping me.”
What kind of rituals do you use? What are your magickal implements? I’d love to hear your own process!
While meditating on June 14, I asked for a good idea. During the session I heard “$5 Ultimate Positive Thinking Tool”. When I pictured it I saw a ring with many sides that all meant something different—a wearable reminder to be in the present.
I chilled on the idea because I had no idea to execute it. On June 26, I did a “best case scenarios” exercise where I listed my visions for tomorrow, next week, next month, 6 months from now, 1 year from now, and 5 years from now. I stated that by August 2013 I wanted to have the $5 Ultimate Positive Thinking Tool created.
Recently, Kelly and I have been filling out our worksheets and posting them to the School of Life Design blog. Doing my own worksheets months and sometimes years after I’ve created them helps me see how I can improve them, and which prompts really work the best.
I realized that I desperately needed to make a new worksheet—one that included all the best prompts from previous worksheets. Being the designer of my life means deliberately choosing the emotions I feel and the thoughts I think, and it’s something I have to do every single day. I love coming up with ways to “create my reality” and I ADORE daily-planner-esque tools that give me a structure to play with every day.
Hence, the Make My Day worksheet was born. Intended to be filled out on the daily to help me consciously create each day, this worksheet really is the most “ultimate” positive thinking tool I can imagine.
It’s not exactly a ring on your finger, but fill it out each day and you’ll be more present no matter what you’re wearing. (Also, I liked it so I put a ring on it–the flower of life rings! Ah. Ha. Ha.)
How the Magick Works
First of all, Kelly designed this beauty to be the most colorful and fun worksheet to date. She is a typography genius! Second, each section is designed to help you focus on the most important aspects of conscious creation.
- How do you want to feel about your body, finances, relationships, health, work, life and thoughts?
- Who do you want to be? What do you want to have?
- What do you want to touch, see, taste, hear, smell, think, and know?
- Can you count to 100 without thinking? Stop your thoughts and you’ll return to your natural state of feeling good instantly.
- What are you grateful for? What do you love about yourself?
- What act of kindness have you imagined, witnessed or performed today?
- What’s making you laugh?
- You love it when…
- What are a couple favors you could do for yourself?
- What was the best part of your day?
- What’s the best case scenario for today, tomorrow, next year?
Each of these prompts have been specifically chosen to generate feelings of love, abundance, generosity, joy, excitement and peace. Each section will help you clarify what you want and what you already have that you’d like more of.
Make My Day is a 1-page, 8.5×11″ PDF worksheet designed by Kelly Cree and Jessica Mullen. When you purchase this digital download, you will receive two e-mails from Paypal. The first is your confirmation email; the second will arrive shortly after and contains your product download link. Happy conscious creating!
Everyone always asks me, “How did you get so powerful? How do you stay positive? How did you start living the magick life?”
I started my journey into the occult around age 12 when I checked out a book from the library on ESP. “That’s me!” I thought. It explained so much–my weird powers, my emotional sensitivity, my ability to know things.
Throughout my teenage years I ventured into Wicca, satanism and ceremonial magick. I learned how to meditate and cast spells. I suppose I got a little afraid of my power, because the decade after high school became one long bender of sex, drugs, bulimia, alcohol, and self-mutilation. Knowing my divine nature yet unable to navigate “real life”, I dulled my shine with negativity and self-destruction.
Cut to 2010, the year I graduated grad school, ran a marathon, and learned about the law of attraction. What I had known about myself all along was becoming mainstream enough for me to embrace the mystical and turn it into a lifestyle, an occupation, and a mission.
Finally, there were the words to explain my powers. Your thoughts create. How you feel attracts your thoughts. Your mood is your work. Whatever you believe is true. You are the creator. And I wasn’t special–these words applied to everyone.
Life began making sense. I created the School of Life Design to chronicle my journey into conscious creation and share what I learned along the way.
Being a witch only means to embrace the powers already within. We all can be witches, warlocks, magicians and sorcerers. I have to make the choice every single day I get out of bed. Will I let the flow of reality smash me into the rocks at shore, or will I ride the waves of the present moment as a powerful woman, awake and in control?
The following techniques are how I make the choice every single day to be a witch instead of a victim.
It’s hard to believe in my power if I can’t escape the negative thoughts in my head. If I feel bad, I barely remember I have power in the first place. I use EFT to dislodge destructive thought patterns and practice unconditional self-love, boosting me up the emotional scale to belief and empowerment.
If I find myself angry or depressed, I can’t even bring myself to believe in EFT. So I count in my head, as high as I can. Placing my attention on the soothing numbers helps me stop thinking altogether, which allows my mood to float back to the surface like a cork under water.
If I’m feeling scared or physically exhausted, I remember that I can breathe in life force. With each breath in, I imagine a flow of bright white light entering the crown of my head and filling me with love and superpowers. With each breath out, I visualize myself releasing my resistance and negativity in the form of dark tetrahedrons through the base of my spine.
Once I feel pretty good and want to keep my vibration high, I begin repeating a mantra in my head over and over. This repetition creates a channel in the mind for similar thoughts to flow through. My favorite mantra is “I love myself the way I am.” After thinking that over and over and over, I often find myself thinking thoughts that begin with “I love…” naturally. This allows me to project a vibration of love and appreciation without much effort.
What I think about, I bring about, so one of the most important aspects of witchery is disciplining the mind. Every single day of my life I deliberately choose the things I think about and publish my thought-direction practice on this site. This is the essence of spell-casting. I use quite a handful of prompts to get my juices flowing, all of which boost my mood and pre-pave my experiences.
- I am so grateful…
- I love it when…
- Wouldn’t it be nice…
- I am confident…
- I intend…
- I know…
- I’m creating the version I want. In the version I want, …
- Today I want to feel…
- Tonight I want to dream…
- Thank you for…
- Today I’m excited about…
- I appreciate…
- I love myself because…
- Dear Jessica, (a love letter from my higher self)
- Today’s affirmations
- What does my About page say today?
- I am…
Nothing is as necessary to being a functioning witch as seated meditation. For 15 minutes a day, I sit in front of a candle and clear my mind. This stillness connects me to source energy, calms my mind, and provides bursts of insight and creativity I couldn’t otherwise hear through the din of constant thought.
Staying in the present is a way to bring seated meditation into daily life. Being present is the witch’s only real craft. All previous techniques are just ways of staying in the present. When we stop thinking and just experience the present moment, we know the miracle that is life. We know our divinity and power. We know that everything is ok and always will be.
When we are present, all of the things we want begin flowing to us because we aren’t resisting them with negative thoughts. We are at peace, happy with what is, which results in us being a match to those things which we think would make us happy. When we feel happy for no reason, just because we are alive and present in the moment, we allow ourselves to receive the gifts life is constantly offering us.
Acknowledging that you are a witch takes balls in our Puritan society. It is only when you stop caring about what others think that you can be free to be yourself. You may feel crazy for listening only to the voice within, but that feeling of madness is only your mind reacting in fear to your connection to god. Your mind wants to be in control, and it wants you to think that you ARE your mind. So when the mind is threatened and things can’t be explained in words, you feel a bit nuts. Trust that it’s a good sign. You are listening to your higher self. You are accessing infinite intelligence.
When you don’t feel like doing any of the above, read Doing Thinking Feeling Being
Over the last 2 years I have compiled every morsel of conscious creation knowledge I have into a weekly digest called Tuesday Tips. Kelly and I have curated the very best tips into a single life design bible, organized by topic and easily readable on screen, phone or Kindle.
Reading Doing Thinking Feeling Being reminds me that life is magickal and that every moment is an opportunity to turn my life around. There are over 200 simple suggestions for any area of life I’m struggling with: abundance, creativity, lifestreaming, routine, releasing resistance, mantras, manifesting, appreciating contrast, self-love, practicing the feeling, relationships, health, meditation techniques and staying present.
I’ve collected each tip so that I don’t have to re-learn painful lessons over and over again. This book keeps me awake and focused on the path I’ve chosen: I’m a witch!
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