2nd Wednesday: Cottage Witch Corner (everything home, garden & family)
So, as many of you know, there are a lot of life changes going on for me these days. It’s as though my soul went through the dead of winter, but now Imbolc has passed and my soul has started to stir again. Spring may not yet be here, but I’m starting to turn my face toward the sun and feel the warmth of hope washing over me. It’s still faint, but I’m motivated to look ahead.
The next big hurtle I face is finding a new home. I’m moving to a brand new city, and it feels like a great way to start over. It’s like getting a fresh notebook and pack of pens. All those clean, blank pages– they mean possibilities. A new chapter. A fresh start.
So, there’s some magical plans in the works to help this goal along.
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At this phase of my moving plans, I’m mainly focusing on finding a place I’ll love and projecting as much positive thoughts as I can into my future. I started with positive affirmations about my future:
- I’m loving my new home, my new city, my new life
- This move is the best thing for me and is opening doors of opportunity for family, friends, work and fun
- I am moving into a river of abundance and am being washed over with health, prosperity and happiness
- I hold the power to make my life whatever I want it to be
So these are just a few of my affirmations that I have been drilling into my subconscious on a daily basis.
My next project was to create a small altar toward my goal. I don’t want to talk to much about it or post a picture of it right now, because it’s still in the works and I don’t want the wrong energies interfering with it. Generally I don’t talk about magical workings very specifically while they’re still going on, but pictures of what I want, candle and container magic, prayers, petitions, the right symbols and crystals and herbs, etc. are all contributing to the working.
Of course, divination is also very useful. I like to use my pendulum, like I did when I was looking for my car. I shop around and print out images of the possibilities then turn them over and do a ‘blind’ reading over them with the pendulum. I prefer to do it this way so that when I do a reading over each ‘image’, I don’t see it. Seeing it can influence the outcome; like I might LOVE the look of one totally cute place, and might misinterpret the reading because I’m so hopeful of getting it. I don’t want my opinions to influence the interpretations of the answers coming through my divination tools.
I ask questions and write the answers that come on the back of the image, then I turn them over and see what answers I got for each one. I ask questions such as, ‘Will this place suit my needs?’ ‘Are there any problems I should be aware of?’ ‘Will I be happy here?’
With pendulum, I start out with yes/no questions, then I attempt to ‘hone in’ on the answers by playing ’20 questions’. Or, I get out my chart of letters/numbers and use that to get more direct messages spelled out for me (literally) if I feel like my guides are trying to tell me something.
Finally, I’ve been doing some cleansing as I start preliminary packing. I physically and spiritually cleanse an area before going through and packing it. No need to bring any negativity when I move.
And of course, I’m doing the practical stuff, too: checking the credit report, searching the market, figuring out what I can afford, etc. Hopefully within a couple of months, I’ll be settled somewhere new.
But until then, I’m still here, and still hanging in. Until next week :o)