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SpellCrafting: Spells & Rituals

June, 2018

Dragonfly Medicine Magick

 

 

Merry meet.

You can use the dragonfly you made as a craft as part of a ritual or spell by calling on dragonfly medicine.

According to BirdClan.org, “It is a power animal which can help to put us in touch with nature spirits.

Dragonfly medicine is about the breaking of illusions, especially those illusions that prevent growth and maturity. Dragonfly is the bringer of visions of power.”

Dragonfly medicine can both foretell a time of change and help during the transition. So, if you’re uncomfortable, overwhelmed and struggling, seek assistance from dragonfly. They can help us see beyond the limits we place on our reality and remind us we can have a world where magic exists.

In her blog on shamansmarket.com, Aleeiah Sura states, “Sometimes seeing a Dragonfly may foretell a time of great change and transition. The first thing that usually happens when a big change is due, is that we put up lot of emotional energy into resisting what’s coming, even though on a mental level we may understand that change is very much needed. Dragonfly is an especially helpful guide and ally for those who are resisting change that is overdue, and can teach us to go through change without kicking and screaming.”

Part of the reason, I believe, is because dragonflies span two realms. They begun as aquatic larva known as nymphs. and can spend up to five years in fresh water. Water speaks of emotions, the subconscious mind and dreams. The larva then undergo an almost magical series of changes; they move through stages, grow their wings and take flight as an adult. Adults may live from several days to a few weeks. They can fly up, down, left, right, backwards and forwards, making them very adaptable. If they lose one of their two sets of wings, the can still fly. They are often found by water and are capable of crossing oceans. As a creature of the air, they are linked to thoughts and communication.

Because of their short lifespan, dragonflies also help us to value time and not waste it on what does not serve our highest good and greatest joy.

 

 

If you choose to call upon the spirit of Dragonfly to assist your journey, be ready for a shift in perspective. Dragonfly often shows us that things are not as they seem. Look behind the veil of mind created illusion, and be willing to shed some old beliefs. Call upon the Dragonfly for help with transition and when you need the power of adaptation, strength, and resilience to go through big life changes,” Sura writes.

A song she wrote in 2017 entitled “Dragonfly Medicine” may be useful in your work. She explains the song “holds vibrational medicine for those who may be resisting change. … It also contains the energy for healing ancestral wounds.”

While composing this song, Sura said she became a student of Dragonfly medicine.

The Dragonfly had quite a few things to teach me about letting go, transitions, and not resisting life’s flow.”

The lyrics follow & the track can be bought for $1 at the following link:


https://aleeiahsura.bandcamp.com/track/dragonfly-medicine

 

Dragonfly Medicine
by Aleeiah Sura

 

Dragonfly, Dragonfly call my name.

It’s been far too long since I changed my way.

 

I need your spirit now to guide this change.

Shine some light now into this pain,

Shine your light now into this pain.

 

And let these winds blow through your heart.

And let these winds blow through your heart.

 

Let these winds blow through my heart,

I let these winds blow through my heart,

 

Shine some light now into this pain,

And let it heal these wounds of ancient days.

Let it heal these wounds of ancient days.”

 

 

Merry part. And merry meet again.

 

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About the Author:

Lynn Woike was 50 – divorced and living on her own for the first time – before she consciously began practicing as a self taught solitary witch. She draws on an eclectic mix of old ways she has studied – from her Sicilian and Germanic heritage to Zen and astrology, the fae, Buddhism, Celtic, the Kabbalah, Norse and Native American – pulling from each as she is guided. She practices yoga, reads Tarot and uses Reiki. From the time she was little, she has loved stories, making her job as the editor of two monthly newspapers seem less than the work it is because of the stories she gets to tell. She lives with her large white cat, Pyewacket, in central Connecticut. You can follow her boards on Pinterest, and write to her at woikelynn at gmail dot com.

WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

June, 2018

Dragonfly

Merry meet.

 

 

With the magic of midsummer comes the magic of dragonflies. Their gossamer wings, narrow body and big eyes make them seem like they come from the Land of Fae I imagined in my youth as being all wee and cute.

I have many memories of lazing on the lake on an inner tube or raft and having one or more landing on me, as if finding an island on their long journey over the water. Some would stay for many minutes. Seeing them reminds me of those warm, long days.

To hold on to that essence of summer and the solstice – as the cold and the dark begin to slowly but steadily creep in – make a dragonfly or two or three.

 

 

Gather dry maple seeds and tiny twig pieces. Stand the stick up in a short container of sand or similar material. Put a dab of hot glue on the seed pod end (I compressed the pod first) and attach to the twig, holding for a few moments until the glue holds. You can then add color with paint or glitter. If I had had beads handy, I would have put two on for eyes.

 

 

If using tacky glue, place the seeds on your work surface with end touching, add a drop the glue and rest the twig on top unit the glue dries.

 

 

Merry part. And merry meet again.

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About the Author:

Lynn Woike was 50 – divorced and living on her own for the first time – before she consciously began practicing as a self taught solitary witch. She draws on an eclectic mix of old ways she has studied – from her Sicilian and Germanic heritage to Zen and astrology, the fae, Buddhism, Celtic, the Kabbalah, Norse and Native American – pulling from each as she is guided. She practices yoga, reads Tarot and uses Reiki. From the time she was little, she has loved stories, making her job as the editor of two monthly newspapers seem less than the work it is because of the stories she gets to tell. She lives with her large white cat, Pyewacket, in central Connecticut. You can follow her boards on Pinterest, and write to her at woikelynn at gmail dot com.

NATURE ALCHEMY ~ A Journey to Yourself

October, 2014

DARING DRAGONFY
~ Gift of Opportunity ~

When a great moment knocks on the door of your life,
it is often no louder than the beating of your heart. ~ Boris Pasternak

This is a journey into the Gift of Opportunity, a state of natural harmony with all life…and yourself…deep within the Universal Soul, of which you are a cherished and intimate part. Allow yourself to go on this inner journey…into the Spirit of your Beautiful Infinite Self. For here is where you shall find your Truth.

Begin by getting comfortable. Find a space that feels at ease with your body, and allow yourself to get into a soft state of relaxation. Take some deep, healing, cleansing breaths…gently inhale and exhale…slowly and deeply…in and out…until you feel rested to begin your inward journey. …imagine that with each breath, you begin to relax and release tension…let your breath flow freely, following its natural rhythm, and feel the gentle movement of your chest and abdomen…as you inhale and exhale, your mind can become quiet and still…with each breath, allow yourself to relax more deeply, and become more comfortable…now invite your body to rest, supported by the surface around it…There is nothing you have to do, nowhere you have to go, nothing to figure out, nothing to decide. Just let it all go…let your mind release all the ties that bind…just for now. You are just here…right now…in this gentle state of rest, and it is good…it is peaceful…it is soothing. Let yourself soften into this quiet space.

Allow the gentle opening of your Divine Gift of Imagination. Imagination is a powerful tool which can guide you into the transformation of Self. Imagination is your spiritual inheritance which can touch into the heavenly realms – a portal into worlds within and without – a safe place to explore and discover…to grow and embrace yourself, and the beauty of all life.

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Now, visualize resting outside on a bright sunny day. It feels like glorious Spring, oh yea! You are basking in the warmth of this balmy, beautiful day, and the serenity and ambiance brings peace. Surrounding you, in all their glory, are vibrant, verdant trees, filled with rich life and sweet birdsong.
Suddenly, appearing before you, a luminous dragonfly darts around. Then he hovers, ever so blithely, in front of your eyes. He is exploring you, as you are him. What a sweet exchange! His wings are radiantly iridescent, as is his body, and he begins to dart to and fro, showing you his colours sparkling in the sun. Daring Dragonfly has befriended you!
He begins to fly quickly – around, up and down, backwards, sideways – displaying his master craft of flight. What a sense of wonder the miraculous Dragonfly portrays! Watching his exciting aerodynamics display, you begin to sense an inner communiqué from him:

~ DRAGONFLY SPIRIT POWER MESSAGE ~
As you see me fly,
There are no boundaries –
No limits, no borders, no restrictions.
This is my message to you:
Your opportunity of flight is boundless!
Your Soul is Free!
This can be your driving force,
Your sense of direction, you see…
As you fly towards new Opportunity with me.
Remember your sparkle as you go,
For this is truly you and me, as you well know!

Now you are on your way! Daring Dragonfly shows you that freedom of flight is inherent within – a part of your Divine Being. Whatever way you can, however you are moved, join in the sky-dance with Dragonfly! Remember that opportunities abound – this is the magickal stuff of life – what keeps the eternal in Eternity.
Watching Dragonfly shimmer, as he flashes and dashes in the air, can bring a sense of inner joy, and outer sparkle. He is telling you that when you are bold enough to embrace a sense of Opportunity in your life, it can open doors to delight and fulfill you, because its source comes from within – from the desires of your True Self. Don’t deny yourself the Bliss! Fly high and thrive!

A Prayer of Thanksgiving to this Divine Being:

~ DREAM SONG TO OPPORTUNITY ~
You are my wings!
I take flight with you!
I can see opportunities before me,
And know that all they need is me!
What about this one, or that one…
It is all up to me.
Whither I go, or stay – is up to me.
My opportunities come from within…
As I call them forth to flourish.
Ho! The ones I choose will Sparkle and Fly!

I thank you, O Daring Dragonfly, for your Great Gift of Opportunity

~ From Heaven Sweet Nature Springs ~

BRIGHT BLESSINGS!