Monday, July 6, 2009

Which Magic Rituals Should You Do Now?

By Alan Joel

It's amazing how, during this economic downturn,
people are suddenly confused about what kind of magic spells and
rituals they should do now. Sure, more people are unemployed, the
economy is pretty rocky, and times seem uncertain, but in actuality
nothing has changed.

Here's the deal: we are all students in the
Earth school and there are a limited number of problems we need to
learn to solve while we're in school. The basic lessons are health;
wealth and career; and relationships and sex. Sound familiar? Just
about everything else can be put under these basic categories. And,
here's the real kicker: we get happy and graduate when we solve these

Your Big Life Lesson

Each person usually has one main lesson to learn in Earth school.
If you look back on your life, you can probably easily figure out which
lesson you signed up for. You can look at your friends, and do the
same. For instance, you probably have one friend who has never had
relationship issues but can't seem to get healthy. Then there is your
friend who has money problems like crazy, but is as healthy as a horse,
which is good because he can't afford to go to the doctor.

matter which life lesson you have, chances are that the world economic
situation hasn't really changed it, right? Maybe the lesson or
"problem" has intensified, but it's still the same old problem. In the
worst-case scenario, you might still have your major life lesson, but
now you have a minor in some other life lesson, too. If health has been
your main lesson, maybe the economic crunch has now made it more
difficult for you to get the healing you need. But the bottom line is
that health is still the main issue.

In short, nothing has really changed.

Magic and Your Big Life Lesson

So what kind of magic rituals or spells should you do now to help
you learn about your life lesson? Your first magical act should be to
meditate on the fact that, magically, size doesn't really matter when
it comes to problems, or their solutions. As our teacher Abraham-Hicks
is fond of saying, "It's just as easy to manifest a button as a
castle." By the token, it is just as easy (or difficult) to magically
solve the problem of unemployment today as it was when the economy was
going strong. Your big life lesson is the same as it always has been.
So, if you are feeling depressed, fearful, or pitiful, stop it. Get off
the pity pot. Nothing, regardless of the gloom-and-doom of predictions
of economists, is any worse than before.

The Sun Candle: A Magic Ritual for Today

Now that you've discovered that you are no worse than before, it's
time to start using a magic ritual that will help you stay positive,
and make forward progress toward learning your big life lesson.

of the simplest magic rituals you can do to help you stay positive is
to use the Sun Candle. Burning the Sun Candle with the appropriate
litany on a daily basis will not only nourish your spirit, but give you
tangible magical act to do, so you feel like you "doing something"
about your situation.

Here's how you use the Sun Candle.

will need a pure yellow candle (a bright yellow that is not too orange)
and wooden or paper matches. You can find pure yellow candles at most
grocery stores in the section with the religious candles (in glass

You will also need to know which direction is South.
To create sacred space with the Sun Candle, you will need to "charge"
it, or program it to do so. Here's how:

* Stand or sit in the South facing North with the Sun Candle in front of you

* Light the candle using wooden or paper matches (do NOT use a lighter)

* Wait until the candle flame is steady and tall

* Hold your hands up to and around the flame, focusing your attention on the candle and flame.

* Say the charge verse below in a voice of command (a strong, powerful voice)

Child of Wonder,

Child of Flame,

Nourish My Spirit,

And Protect My Aim!

If there are other people in the
room with you, you can change the "My" to "Our" and the word "Spirit"
to "Spirits." Leave the candle burning in the room for at least 30
minutes (be sure the candle is on a protected surface such as a plate
and is not a fire hazard).

At the end of 30 minutes or when you
feel ready, blow out the flame (don't snuff it). Spend a moment or two
in the area to see if you can detect a difference in the level and
quality of energy. The area should feel lighter, more harmonious and/or
more peaceful to you.

Have fun using this daily magic ritual to regain balance!

Joel co-founded the Esoteric School of Shamanism and Magic with the
goal of the helping people create permanent, positive change in their
lives through the study of magic and shamanism. Get free magical and
shamanic tips and resources at
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