Fire Magick

As Fire is both destructive and creative it its nature, it is easy to use, but must be treated with respect. The qualities most often associated with Fire Magick are:  Brightness, Thinness and Motion. It is considered to be continuously Active, with a mode of On all the time.  From the beginning fire has been used to warm our homes, cook our food, ward off darkness, to light our path both from man-made and the sun and of course it fuels the passions within.  We use it in modern times to bring us closer together, to sit within the warmth it provides and bond. Unlike the other elements Fire does not come from a natural state. Fire only happens when it is consuming other elements. Fire is the element of transformation.  It takes the energy of what it is consuming and converting it to another form: heat, smoke, ash, and light.

You can feel this power in its various manifestations on any sunny day, when the Sun warms and lights your way.  When the logs crackle and the smell of smoke is coming off of a burning fire, the manifestation is often comforting. When you gaze at the flame of a fire or candle and you lose yourself into the energy being emitted.

While fire has a destructive aspect, we can control that aspect, and it is in that control that we are able to gain benefit from the element’s energy.  A lit candle helps to limit the power of the flame, as well as call it forth. In addition, candles can add color magick, however that is in another post. While we often rue the destructive nature of fires, especially when they are within the limits of a city, we need to be able to see the positive aspects of those we can.  Often forest fires help to clear the underbrush and make way for those things that have been dormant to come forth from the Earth.   Thinning forests to create new spaces for those things that have not been able to grow for many years.

 

Often times herbs or flowers will be added to a bonfire or a hearth fire as added magick. Fire is often the only way to add those things to the magick we are using.  We need the consuming factor of the fire to be able to access the correspondences of the herb or flower we are using.  Fire is a powerful tool, an instant way to get the will and energy into the world.  As an active element it is an almost instant magick tool.

I use fire magick, in both my hearth and through candles almost daily.  Candle magick (as you know from a previous post) is my favorite for a variety of reasons.  Fire is my personal element and I am very much aware of that.  I feed my fire element daily and I work within my will and intent using candle magick.  I keep my home warm as well as protected using the hearth.  In the summer I am a Sun Worshiper.  I am a Leo by birth, and I have fallen into the path of the Sun and Fire with a whole hearted love.

What element speaks to you?  I will be discussing them all… don’t worry 😀

Overload…

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Have you ever just wanted to scream at the top of your lungs from overload?  It just seems that everything is too much, even getting up in the morning?  I think we all have if we are honest, at least with ourselves, even if we don’t voice it.

Yesterday I talked about working and “working”.  Taking it all on and maybe too much.  Luckily for me right now it isn’t, but I know people who do.  However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t still feel overwhelmed with what I have to do.  Sometimes my to do list is a daunting task.  It makes me feel insignificant and worthless, like I will never get it all done.  When that happens I tend to shut down and do none of it.  Anyone else out there like that?

Well I am here to tell you DON’T.  I know easy for me to say right? Nope, I just admitted I’m on of those who shuts down.  I know how hard it is to just push forward no matter what.

The other day I spoke on feeling falsely successful because I had accomplished some things but not all of them.  On days when you are overwhelmed, that isn’t the case.  Accomplishing even one thing is worth celebrating.  Usually, once you have started and finished one, you feel like doing another.  That feeling of success is one you like.

Just getting started is a good thing.  Journal, get up out of bed and shower, make yourself coffee, tea, a protein shake.  Look at all the things you have accomplished on a day when you would have otherwise done nothing.  Now, what’s the next thing? Start the diffuser? Do the dishes or laundry?  Workout? Do an Instagram Challenge? Grade papers? Post on a forum?  Send an email?

It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you do it.  And then you do the next thing and the next one.  After that your intentions for the day are set, you will get things done.  Say it aloud as a mantra.  “I will get things done today.”  Remember words have POWER and you control that.  Say things aloud, set the intention and follow through.  Repeat those words as often as you need them.  They will help you.

So what do you think?  Not easy I know, but can we all give a small nod and promise to at least try this?

Feeling Successful – Falsely

Today was a great day!  I set out to do 6 things on my list and I got them all done!  I am a success! Yes! I’m Great!

Wouldn’t that be an awesome thing to say and think and feel.  Well for me it is true.  I did get everything done today that I set out to do, including going to my tattoo appointment alone, something I hadn’t done before.  I am having my entire back and butt covered with a personal image the artist plucked from my mind.  I hate pain and this is my first tattoo, so usually my amazing man goes with me.  Today he was sleeping (he works night and worked last night and then again tonight), so off I went on my own.

When I got home and checked things off on my list I realized I was flying high.  I had gotten almost everything done.  What was left? The blog and the Instagram Challenge.  I asked myself if I needed to do them, since I had gotten everything else done and some of them had been hard and time consuming.  After all, a majority of it got done and now I’m tired.

The answer of course is yes, it must get done.  I was riding high on this successful feeling and trying to give myself a grace period, on Day 3 of the goal setting.  ?  Yep…and it is my experience that this is how the slide begins.  We get most of it done, so that’s good enough right?  After all tomorrow’s list of to-dos is less so we could add a few to there, right?  NO!!! Now, if you have to move something because someone else is supposed to help, or you need them to do something, different then giving yourself a “break” for getting almost everything done.

I told myself to stay the course, karma will come for me, and that intent is big.  My words have power, and right now that power is keeping me on the right path.mywordshavepower