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Advice from the Dragon’s Den:The Philosopher’s Stone for this month

Advice from the Dragon’s Den


 


The Philosopher’s Stone for this month is Puffer/Bellows


The key terms are Reorganize / Reconsider Your Goals / Find the Humour in Your Frustrations




Message of Puffer – Bellows


The Bellows call to you and tell you that it is time to place your priorities in the right place. Look at the factors that are motivating you. Are you doing things for the right reasons or are you being motivated by selfish desires? Are there others who are manipulating you to let go of your goals and your ideals and telling you that you need to follow them? There are many factors that a mixing together in your life right now and it is very easy to lose track of what you want and where you are going. The Bellows want you to keep a clear head and follow instinct and intuition. Do not allow yourself to be overwhelmed or coerced in any way.


The Bellows indicates that there will be difficulties coming up for you. You will need to be strong and you will need to have yourself balanced with your priorities in the right order. Now is the time to look at yourself long and hard. Now is the time to find and be honest about any weaknesses that you have. Knowing your weaknesses will allow you to laugh at them when they are discovered by others. You must carry with you a light heart during these trying times. Do not take yourself too seriously. Allow yourself to laugh and to be light or the trials and obstacles will overcome you.


Bellows indicate that you are carrying negative emotions. You are carrying guilt and blame for yourself and for the actions of others. Now is the time to break free from this load. Allow yourself to experience the power and freedom of forgiveness. There is a cathartic release that comes with this process. You will be able to see where you have been blocking yourself and how you can now move forward and heal.


The Bellows ask you to stop focusing so much on the end result. They want you instead to focus on the process you are going through. This is a period of learning and drawing on your strengths while at the same time taking time to develop your weaknesses. By analyzing the short false you are able to understand your own though process and you are able to adjust so that there is a greater chance at success. Bellows allows you to breathe the power of alchemy into your life. The first step shows that you need to think about the processes that you are working with and as with anything now is the best time to change as you are at the beginning of the process. There will be much that you will need to change here on the material plane but the Bellows expand up and into the many layers of consciousness. They expand both your material and physical life as well as your non-corporeal and spiritual life. Do not be afraid of the spiritual quest that is before you. Open your heart and be prepared for the adventure that has opened up before you.




Meditation for Puffer / Bellows ~ Finding your Priorities


Find a time and a place where you will be able to sit or lie comfortable without interruptions. Allow yourself time to find a comfortable position. When you are ready close your eyes and allow yourself to listen to the sounds around you. Focus on the sound of your heart beating, the sound of your body inhaling and the sounds of the room around (or if you are outside the world around you). Breathe in deeply and hold the breath in your lungs for a count of 3. Slowly release the breath and hold for a count of 3. With every breath you breathe in feel yourself grow relaxed and calm. With every breath out feel your anxiety and worries fade away. Allow your mind to wander and to drift as continue to breathe deeply for 10 breath cycles.


Your body grows heavy with each breath you take. You feel yourself sinking through the floor and down into the earth. You see the different layers of the earth as you sink down through them. You can feel the energy of the earth all around you. You come down through to the center of the earth. Instead of a molten core you see a beautiful field. In the center of the field are many small firefly like creatures that are floating all through the air. The slowly begin floating closer and closer together until they forma human silhouette. You feel drawn closer and close to the figure and with each step you take the figure takes on more and more shape until you see before you the beautiful form of Gaia herself. There before you stand the human form of the Earth in all her glorious beauty. She asks you why you have come. You tell her that you have come to help find your priorities. She asks you to walk with her and she tells you how everything has patterns in their lives. The patterns of their lives will dictate the priorities which they set. She tells you that everyone must search and find their own priorities and that no one can do this for them. She tells you that she will help you to find your priorities but you must be willing to follow her directions and to have faith in what she tells you. You tell her that you will do as she tells you and you promise to have faith.


She then gives you a map of her core. She tells you that in the different layers leading back to your body you will find secret passages and caves. Inside each of these caves you will be able to find something that you should be focusing on. What is in the cave, she tells you, is only what you have put there.


As she tells you this you notices that her form begins to fade away and the small firefly creatures break off and begin to fly away. Soon you are left alone in the field. You look at the map and begin to follow on your journey. You see on the map there are five different layers between the field and your body. You follow the map and you wind your way through to the cavern in the first layer. In this cavern you see a small table. On the table is a red plate. You approach and see on the plate a red letter. You open the letter and in fiery red letter you read: This is the cave of life lessons priorities. Here in this cave you will be given a vision of the priority you must set for this area of your life. A small stool appears where the table once sat. Sit on the stool and watch the wall of the cave. On the wall images, words, symbols will appear. Pay close attention to what you see, feel and hear during this process. When the images fade you are ready to continue your journey to the second level.


You continue to follow the map and you wind your way out of the cavern and through passages to the cavern of the second layer. In this cavern you see a small table. On the table is a yellow plate. You approach and see on the plate a yellow letter. You open the letter and in airy and wind blown yellow letters you read: This is the cave of intellectual priorities. Here in this cave you will be given a vision of the priority you must set for this area of your life. A small stool appears where the table once sat. Sit on the stool and watch the wall of the cave. On the wall images, words, symbols will appear. Pay close attention to what you see, feel and hear during this process. When the images fade you are ready to continue your journey to the third level.


You continue to follow the map and you wind your way out of the cavern and through passages to the cavern of the third layer. In this cavern you see a small table. On the table is a purple plate. You approach and see on the plate a purple letter. You open the letter and in phantom purple letters you read: This is the cave of spiritual priorities. Here in this cave you will be given a vision of the priority you must set for this area of your life. A small stool appears where the table once sat. Sit on the stool and watch the wall of the cave. On the wall images, words, symbols will appear. Pay close attention to what you see, feel and hear during this process. When the images fade you are ready to continue your journey to the fourth level.


You continue to follow the map and you wind your way out of the cavern and through passages to the cavern of the fourth layer. In this cavern you see a small table. On the table is a blue plate. You approach and see on the plate a blue letter. You open the letter and in watery blue letters you read: This is the cave of emotional priorities. Here in this cave you will be given a vision of the priority you must set for this area of your life. A small stool appears where the table once sat. Sit on the stool and watch the wall of the cave. On the wall images, words, symbols will appear. Pay close attention to what you see, feel and hear during this process. When the images fade you are ready to continue your journey to the fifth level.


You continue to follow the map and you wind your way out of the cavern and through passages to the cavern of the fifth layer. In this cavern you see a small table. On the table is a green plate. You approach and see on the plate a green letter. You open the letter and in leafy green letters you read: This is the cave of material priorities. Here in this cave you will be given a vision of the priority you must set for this area of your life. A small stool appears where the table once sat. Sit on the stool and watch the wall of the cave. On the wall images, words, symbols will appear. Pay close attention to what you see, feel and hear during this process. When the images fade you are ready to continue your journey home.


Leave the cave and wind your way back up into the floor of your home and up into your body. When you are back in your body take time to breath and feel yourself completely back to yourself. Allow yourself time to become aware of your surroundings and your own sense of self. When you are fully back open your eyes. Take time to reflect on the images you have seen and the feelings you have felt. Make a plan in your mind as to how you will set these priorities in motion in your life. When you are ready stand up and walk around the room.

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author bio:


DragonAngel


I have been studying Pagan traditions for my whole life. I have been publicly involved in Wicca for over a year. I have been a solitary all my life as my family seems to think that these leaning of mine qualify me for the black sheep of the family title. I have always been a little odd and unique. During my studies the one area I took to was Tarot.


I have read tarot cards for over 10 years now. I began as a closet reader. I would only read for myself and for a few close friends. Over 3 years ago I left my closet and joined the Canadian Tarot Network and began my journey of certification. I joined the Canadian Tarot Network because I wanted to learn more. I worked hard on my certification and I am still working. The highest degree right now for Tarot readers is Certified Grand master. This is my ultimate goal. Right now I am a Certified Tarot Master.


Aside from Tarot I love to write. I am in there process of putting a manuscript together for a submission to a publishing company. I am a Reiki 3 Master and I do a great deal of healing rituals. I love to write my own rituals and I am always researching something. I am currently a First Degree Priestess of the Correllian tradition. I am working on my second degree and hope one day to complete my third degree studies. I have given workshops on many different topics and for this reason my column "Advice from the Dragon’s Den" will hold a great deal of different types of information. There will be a lot of Tarot related information but you will be able to find other topics as well as time goes on.