Tree-Lore

Tree-Lore

Tree-Lore

Here are just a few trees and their meanings below

Birch
Known as the tree of rebirth, spring and fertility. Oil from the bark was often used for skin conditions and depression. People were once “Birched” to drive out evil spirits while twigs were given to newly weds to ensure fertility. Witches would use Birch twigs bound with Ash for their broomsticks or besoms. Birch has been known to curemuscular pains and the sap used for wine, beer and vinegar. Birch suggests dispelling negative energies and influences while preparing for a fresh start or new beginnings.

Rowan
Rowan can be planted near houses to protect from evil influences and is used for dowsing also deflecting spells. The Cornish and Scots carried an equal sided cross of Rowan to protect them from harm.
Wands were placed over doors to ensure good fortune. The Rowan is known as a tree belonging to the Faery. The wood was used for bows after the Yew which was their first choice. When sliced in two the berries reveal a pentagram symbol of protection. Hence the tree will protect from enchantment and trickery and enhance strength with courage.

Alder
Wood used for creating magical whistles and flutes. Another Faery tree sacred to Bran therefore oracular and used for divination. When submersed in water the wood hardens making it ideal for bridges and underwater supports. When felled the tree literately bleeds turning from white to red. Medicinally the Alder would be used to rid people of fleas and boils. This tree will protect and aid awareness of difficulties, often offering solutions and direction towards a resolution while teaching us to trust in our intuition.

Willow
Staves cut from the Willow were used for fencing, roofing for houses and lunar wands. Sandalwood and Willow bark aided in conjuring spirits forth from the Otherworld. Willow also helps to soothe those who felt bitter or jealous. Pregnant women would lay cloths underneath the tree to catch the leaves and ensure an easy birth. The water loving Willow symbolises the rhythms of the circle and the female.

Ash
Wood from the Ash is still used for Druid’s wands and staffs as Nuinn (the Ash) links the inner and outer worlds. Twigs were placed in circles to protect from snakes while witches would use the Ash as handles for their broomsticks. Children would be passed through the tree’s branches to protect and cure them from illness. Leaves of the Ash were placed under pillows to induce prophetic dreams or in bowls of water to ward off illness.

Hawthorn
The Hawthorn offers psychic protection for the traveller. The twigs would be used as a cure for depression and to protect from misfortune when taken inside. The powered seeds were used as a cure for gallstones. This Faery tree was often used for walking sticks and fires. Also, the Maypole around which Celts would dance at Beltane celebrating the onset of summer – a later introduction to the Celtic festival. The Hawthorn talks of cleansing and protection with the ability to see past ignorance and create strength. Hawthorn may be employed to dispel negative energies and curses while enhancing protection.

Oak
Folklore suggests that if the Oak blooms before the Ash there will be a good harvest. The Oak is considered to be the king of the trees and guardian of the realms held sacred by the Dagda. Celtic Druids venerated the Oak and would ceremoniously cut the mistletoe from it’s branches with a golden sickle. Acorns were said to protect from lightening hence they can be found in medieval building carved into staircases etc. Medicinally the Oak is known to heal gout and bleeding gums. The tree of learning, Druids (duir-doorway) would tutor the young underneath it’s branches. Like the lightening which strikes the Oak it warns us to expect the unexpected throughout life’s journey.

Holly
Carried by Celtic men for good luck. The Holly eases thoughts of jealousy and mistrust while protecting from evil spirits. Reputed to tame wild animals, bairns were bathed in water from the leaves to protect them from harm. The Holly will Indicate a balance and strength needed to overcome challenges. An excellent tree for retaining energies and warding off unwanted influences or attentions with the knowledge of when to fight and when to defend.

Hazel
The Hazel’s forked twigs are still used for divination and seeking water along with other treasures. Druids carried staffs made from the inspirational tree, while the nuts were savoured by poets seeking the muse. Hazel pins were used to protect houses from fire and the trees as shade from the sun, Hazel can also cure coughs. By opening yourself to this tree you will be lead to the wells of divination, poetry and healing and perhaps allowed the ability to inspire others with wisdom. The Hazel is known as a tree of learning and teaching.

Apple
Avalon is said to be the isle of the Apple trees and unicorns apparently live beneath them. This tree provides a sacred food of the Gods and Goddesses for the likes of you and I. The blossoms are used for perfume and apples in the making of cider. A love spell (not recommended without the full consent of both partners) is created by sharing an apple with your lover. Blossoms were thrown at newlyweds for blessing and protection. The Goddess Brighid muses with poets underneath the Apple tree’s branches. As they associate with her triple aspect and choice. Commoners were once granted land by allocation of the Apple tree’s fruit.

Vine
Sacred to the deities, grapes are used in the making of wine allowing those who participate to speak with truth (as they see it) and to release their inhibitions. Also used to stimulate prophecy in the seers by permitting them to reach deep within their inner self with intuition acting as a guide. When used in moderation the Vine helped to speed inner development for those who retained some responsibility for their actions.

Ivy
Carried by women for good luck and used to aid fertility. The Ivy when used correctly heals headaches, muscle cramps and assists in the art of prophecy. Symbolic of the soul’s journey and the spiral towards the self. The Ivy encourages assistance towards others in their search, so that in turn they may assist you. Ivy is known for opening minds and developing the group soul which may lead to both joy and success.

Reed
Growing by the waterside the Reed is used in the making of instruments flutes, pipes, and music. The Celts would thatch their roofs with Reed to protect from the winter months and to ward off evil spirits. Reed assists in finding the correct path and bringing order out of chaos, while taking charge of a situation. Also used as thread by the weaver.

Blackthorn
Witches would choose this tree for their broomstick handles, Blackthorn is also used for making walking sticks. It’s thickets were employed as barriers or fences to keep people and evil spirits out.
The berries were added to wine enhancing the flavour. The Blackthorn is symbolic of a cleansing period which may be somewhat unpleasant.
The thorns are sometimes used in piercing waxen images and may bring hardship upon either the practitioner or the recipient. A strong tree which offers courage and strength towards facing a situation.

Elder
The twigs of the Elder enable the wearer to see spirits and experience visions. Justice was dispensed by the Druids under this tree. Medical uses include a cure for epilepsy, warts and toothache. Flutes made from Elder held the power to enchant spirits, while berries provided wine. Tea was brewed from the flowers for cleansing the blood.
Damaged branches re-grow signifying the circle of life and rebirth, new beginning from the old.

Silver Fir
High views and long site summarise the Fir tree attributes quite nicely. Sometimes used as incense and in the construction of building interiors along with musical instruments. For a weather witch, the cones warn of wet weather and foretells when a dry season approaches.
Offering a clear perception of the present and the future, it’s wood is used for shape-shifting and magic involving change.

Heather
Once cut and dried the Celts utilised Heather for fuel and it’s blossoms for the making of tea, while honey gathered by bees provided nourishment. As bees travel in relation to the sun it is also regarded as a messenger, indicating healing and contact with the spirit realms and suggests listening to the inner self. Druids recognise Heather as part of a cure for all illness, whether mental, of the body or spiritual.

Furze
Used for alleviating despair and for money spells due to the gold flowers, along with psychic protection. Another who is visited by thebees throughout the year. Cattle would be set to pasture amongst fields of Furze, horses and deer would also visit to feed upon it.
Celts would and still do burn fields of Furze cleansing the way for new growth and gathering the elements together. This would involve the tribe who shared in their gain while preparing for the future.

Poplar
Utilised for arrows, spears and shields The Poplar foretells of wet weather by turning it’s leaves and is said to attract money. Poplar is also (at times) burnt by practitioners to aid astral projection.
Growing beside the river the Poplar talks to those who listen about challenge and how to succeed against adversity. Offers a positive outlook when opposing material strains in your journey.

Yew
Transformation, reincarnation, eternal life and immortality sums up the attributes of the Yew tree. The Yew is never planted near grazing beast’s due to the poisonous nature of this tree. Druids would sleep under the Yew to receive visions from the vapours given forth by the leaves during the summer months. Signals a rebirth of the self as the new tree grows from within the old ancient trunks. By letting go of the old the new-sprung brings peace of mind.

Spindle
The Spindle provides powered fruit employed as an insecticide, while its wood is used for spindles, bobbins and knitting needles. It’s red and yellow dye is also used for decoration of materials and for makeup. Standing for honour and community spirit this unselfish tree helps to cleanse old wounds. Its nature suggests that you tend to your obligations and the requirements of others.

Honeysuckle
Connected with the lapwing in Celtic lore and also known as the Woodbine. Honeysuckle resembles the growth patterns of the Ivy and the search for the self. The Honeysuckle encourages us to reach for those desires sought and ignore distractions, while remaining true to the values and beliefs held. The sweet scent of the Honeysuckle signals joy in the search for the self.

Beech
Beech may be applied to swellings and scabs for healing purposes.
Symbolic of wisdom and used to ensure wishes yield results. The wood of the Beech is employed for furniture making, writing tablets and basket work. This tree is also used for spells involving cleansing and warding. In listening to the Beech the ability to learn from past experiences becomes apparent, while respecting the inner voice.


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If any man be vain of his knowledge, thinking himself wise, let him but visit the ” world of insects,” and question himself which is the greatest, his knowledge or his ignorance.


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Reiki Explained

Reiki Explained

Reiki Explained

Reiki is one of the widely known forms of energy healing. Energy healing involves direct application of Chi to the universal life force, for the purpose of bringing the physical, mental and spiritual bodies into alignment.

Reiki is very easy to learn very simple to use and beneficial for all.

It is one of many forms and healing through the use of natural forces, which were given the name Chi by ancient Chinese mystics. Some forms of healing using chi energy forces are Chi Gong, Pranic healing, Chelation and Polarity balancing.

All use the same energies with different techniques of application and energy quality commonly known as vibration.

(This term vibration is used to refer to arrange in experience is between the dense or low vibration of the physical world to the higher vibration of the spiritual world. The term is inadequate to truly describe the difference the term is descriptive of how the energy feels).

Since the word Reiki means universal life force energy, it refers to the energy and not the specific techniques taught by Reiki masters. The techniques are more properly called the “Usui System of Natural Healing. After the founder of the system Dr. Mikao Usui. However Reiki is the common name, and the one most people associate with. Reiki Explained

A Reiki healing is very simple to perform. The practitioner places his or her hands upon the person to be healed with the intent for healing to occur, and the energy begins flowing. The Reiki energy is smart since the universe is a very smart place indeed. The energy knows where to go, and what to do once it gets there, or else is being directed by a higher intelligence. The energy manager its own flow to and within the recipient. It draws through the healer exactly the amount of energy the recipient needs. All this happens without direct conscious intervention by the healer. The healer’s job is to get out of the way, to keep the healing space open and to watch and listen for signs of what to do next.

REIKIS’ CAPABILITIES

Reiki is capable of healing anything because it works at a very fundamental level of reality. Even though the capability is there, this is not what always happens.
The limits of Reiki seemed to be in the recipient’s willingness to cast off old habits and patterns, to accept change and healing. The level of reality we are Reiki operates is the underlying energy structure of matter, as the physical matter we see around us is a solidified firm of energy. At the level where Reiki works anything can be changed because is fluid like and very malleable. Emotional difficulties are just as healable as physical ones since emotional issues are even more directly present in the energy structures.

In this context the word healing has a somewhat different meaning from the widely accepted meaning. Which seems to be curing of symptoms, for that seems to be what medical doctors and the like look to do in their practices. The other meaning for healing used in the practice of Reiki as well as other related areas, is the return to greater wholeness. There is an ideal form each of us has, this ideal form being the highest and clearest expression of who we are. Pain and disease comes from any deviation between the person’s current form in the physical world and this ideal form. Healing then is to bring this physical form into closer alignment with the ideal form.

The way we acquire deviations from our ideal form is to accept limitations into our life.

Most of this comes from early childhood because that is the phase of life where we are most open and inquisitive about life. A limitation maybe a parent yelling “Be Quite!!” enough times that the child learns not to speak. Another limitation may be a limp continues long after the physical injury has healed, maybe with phantom pains. These limitations are behaviour patterns, eating patterns, physical limitations, imagined physical limitations, psychological, mental or emotional ways of being, living, expressing or loving that is not in alignment with our personal highest expression.

In any healing the goal is to find the limitation, recognize the pattern, recognize where it came from and to let it go.

Reiki accomplishes this by providing the recipient enough energy to step above (metaphorically) to see all that and have the courage to let go. This usually does not happen consciously as a result of Reiki, but sometimes it does happen that Reiki gives the recipient the conscious awareness of the pattern and recognizing where it came from. Our lives are a constant flow of patterns of activity and it is our choice, to have the patterns remain stuck in limited expression, or to release old patterns and try on new and shinier ones.

Reiki is also a gateway shining pure love into the universe. It is this love which allows us to transcend our wounds and help us remember our true nature.

WHAT REIKI IS NOT
It is not massage
It is not religion
It is not a substitute for traditional medical treatment.


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Crystal Healing Regarding Men

Crystal Healing Regarding Men

Crystal Healing Regarding Men

Birthstones/crystals are different to Astrological Star Sign Crystals in that they relate to the month of Birth

A lot of men feel uncomfortable with crystals healing not because they don’t believe in it more they do not wish to be the butt of jokes and ridicule and also they do not wish to appear weak.

Thank the Universe that this is changing and more and more men are starting to take an interest in crystals and their healing properties.
There a number of Crystals and Gemstones that can be of benefit for men and help them with issues that arise in the areas of physical health, emotional health and spiritual health. 

One of the things about Crystals and Gemstones for men is in the wearing of them, for women that is quite easy jewellery is a great way to do this, men on the other hand can be limited due to workplace personal preferences etc. I would suggest that for men you could perhaps try a ring with the Crystal or Gemstone set in to it, usually a birthstone is used here and this method works fine if you wish to keep just one crystal with you for a long period of time, but is a little expensive and impractical if you only wish to use the crystal or gemstone for a short period of time. 

Perhaps the best method would be more suitable. Place a small crystal in your pocket or wallet to keep with you at all times. At work you can place it on your desk or work area and it will appear to be just an ornament always keep safety in mind when placing Crystals in this type of environment. If the man is comfortable he could wear a bracelet maybe just set with one crystal or more depending on how comfortable the person feels. If you are in a vehicle for the better part of your day then you may wish to place your Crystal or Gemstone on top of the dashboard or in the glove box. If you leave it on the dashboard make sure that you secure it firmly to stop it becoming a missile in case of an accident or sudden stop. 

Below is a few of the issues that can affect men and then a list of Crystals/Gemstones that will help with these problems. Remember this is not the full list of crystals or conditions but they are some of the more common ones. 

Aggression
Allergies
Colon Cancer
Communication
Confidence
Depression
Frustration
Hair Loss
Impotence
Kidney Disorders
Liver Conditions
Male Menopause
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Repressed Feelings
Sensitivity
Self-Expression
Suicidal Tendencies
Ulcers

BOTSWANA AGATE: This healing Crystal aids with Stress and depression enhances creativity. Stimulates Crown Chakra assist with releasing repressed emotions lets us look for the solution to a problem. Also enhances our attentiveness and helps us to be forthright. The healing properties help the healing of The Central Nervous System, Depression and can be used for removing toxins from the body.

LAGUNA AGATE: This crystal helps to provide flexibility in our lives, is very useful in mathematical endeavours.
Its healing properties are very good for helping one return from the depths and despair of depression. This healing crystal also helps us to continue to dream it stimulates our precision. It healing properties have helped with disorders of the colon and lower digestive tract and vitamins A and D and zinc absorption by the body. 

ARAGONITE: You can use this healing crystal to help overcome anger and stress, it helps to provide us with patience and also to accept responsibilities, this crystal enhances our reliability and also our practicality. Its healing properties have been used to aid in the healing of general aches and pains chills wrinkles and weathered skin also hair loss and can be used as a “Spring Tonic”. 

BLOODSTONE: The healing properties of this crystal can help us to become centered. It is known as the “Crystal of Courage” it enhances friendships and provides us with grounding when needed. It also enhances our adaptability and unselfishness this crystal will bring harmony into our lives as well as wisdom and sensitivity it will help to banish bewilderment. The healing properties of this crystal have been used for conditions of the spleen as a toxin neutralizer for rashes and in the treatment of leukaemia.

CARNELIAN: Removal of negative energy can be undertaken with this crystal, it has been used to provide protection against envy fear and rage. It can help to banish apathy and indolence and can bring compassion to any situation. Its healing properties have been used to assist in the healing of allergies, colds, gall stones, impotency and neuralgia. Crystal Healing Regarding Men

FLUORITE: This crystals properties assist us with our concentration and impartiality. It is known as the “Crystal of Discernment” and is a great crystal to use in group situations it also helps us with our relationships and also to release repressed feelings. Its healing properties have been used to aid in the healing of ulcers, herpes staph infections and RNA/DNA damage.
JADE: this is the “Crystal of Fidelity” it is also known as the “dream crystal” so it assists us in solving what our dreams are all about. This crystals properties enhance harmony and wisdom brings with it self-assuredness and self-sufficiency it also enhances our confidence and helps to release repressed emotions. The healing benefits of this crystal can help with disorders of the kidneys and spleen help smooth the skin and stimulate healthy hair.
LAPIS LAZULI: This crystal helps to balance the Third Eye Chakra and provide insight into our dreams. It enhances our ability to communicate. This crystals healing powers also help us with depression and bring us serenity and self-acceptance it also very useful when dealing with relationships. The healing properties have been used to assist with disorders of the throat, bone marrow and also repairing damage to RNA/DNA.

MOONSTONE: New beginnings are associated with this crystal this is a very balancing energy and encourages us to wish and hope for what we truly want in life. It provides us with insight enhances our perception and assists with decision making. It is a great crystal for removing negativity from the Chakras and its healing properties have been used to temper aggression and brings calmness with it. It stimulates confidence and diplomacy the powers of this crystal have been used to provide protection for the traveller. The healing properties are used to assist in rejuvenating the body in the areas of the eyes hair and skin it is also a good crystal to have during childbirth.

SMOKEY QUARTZ: This is a wonderful healing crystal and can help us to dissolve negative energies and remove emotional blockages. Balances the yin-yang energies Smokey Quartz is great for grounding and protection enhances our survival instincts. It healing qualities can be used to help overcome suicidal tendencies promote pride and joy in ourselves and our lives. This is the “Crystal of Co-operation” and is very helpful in group and team work. Congestion and disorders of the hands and feet have been helped by this crystals healing properties. 

SAPPHIRE: This crystal can help rid us of unwanted thoughts it is the “Crystal of Prosperity” it brings joy and beauty into our lives provides us with intuition and peace of mind. Eliminate frustration and help to fulfil our dreams.
The healing powers have been used to assist in the healing of disorders of the blood cellular disorders and excessive bleeding.

STROMBOLITE: This crystal can bring cohesiveness to our lives enhance communication and openness it stimulates the Crown Chakra and helps us maintain our dignity in difficult times and situations. This crystal also provides us with grounding and is excellent for meditation. It enhances our generosity and love. The healing powers of this crystal can help with enlarged prostate osteoporosis disorders of the liver and eyes and also Bruxism.

BLUE TOURMALINE: Activates the Throat Chakra and so enhances our communication skills and allows us the ability of self-expression it provides us with harmony and enhances our intuition. Opens our psychic awareness and allows us to communicate with the higher realms. The healing properties of this crystal have been used to benefit disorders of the throat and larynx also the thymus and thyroid and also the eyes and brain.
ZINCITE: The powers of this crystal can stimulate your personal power and creativity remove energy blockages is very good for group and team work gathering those of like mind together aids in relationships. The healing properties can help improve the skin and hair treat disorders of the prostate gland.


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Prayer for Self Acceptance

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self acceptance

Prayer for Self Acceptance for through Prayer I accept myself completely

Prayer for Self Acceptance

I accept my strengths and my weaknesses, my gifts and my shortcomings, my good points and my faults.

I accept myself completely as a human being. I accept that I am here to learn and grow, and I accept that I am learning and growing. I accept the personality I’ve developed, and I accept my power to heal and change.

I accept myself without condition or reservation. I accept that the core of my being is goodness and that my essence is love, and I accept that I sometimes forget that.

I accept myself completely, and in this acceptance I find an ever-deepening inner strength. From this place of strength, I accept my life fully and I open to the lessons it offers me today.

I accept that within my mind are both fear and love, and I accept my power to choose which I will experience as real. I recognize that I experience only the results of my own choices.

I accept the times that I choose fear as part of my learning and healing process, and I accept that I have the potential and power in any moment to choose love instead. I accept mistakes as a part of growth, so I am always willing to forgive myself and give myself another chance.

I accept that my life is the expression of my thought, and I commit myself to aligning my thoughts more and more each day with the Thought of Love. I accept that I am an expression of this Love. Love’s hands and voice and heart on earth.

I accept my own life as a blessing and a gift. My heart is open to receive, and I am deeply grateful. May I always share the gifts that I receive fully, freely, and with joy?

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Blessing 3 and 4

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blessing 3

Blessing 3 and 4 a really good read

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The majestic sphere of Creation is celebrated in the intimacy of Oneness. To recognize that each and every part and particle is representative of the whole is to stand in the light of universal wisdom. To know, that even genetically, I am the essence of All That Is opens me to the Divinity of God’s cause. I am the element of ordained God thought enveloped as human nature.

I use universal law of cause and effect to reveal the Spirit of this Living Source within. I know each moment of awareness I gain uplifts the populace of earth so I remain steadfast as I bring the essence, the nuance, the oxygen of God into my body, into all details, circumstances, agendas, happenings, and enfoldments of this earthly domain. I live the Truth of my authenticity Now!

There is nothing to gain, no more to seek on this soul path. I simply release “forgetting” that I am God. I commit to consciously being the spiritual ideals I hold so dearly. To begin each day in a place of peace, to see the labyrinth of Self-Soul, and of heart as clear to walk through. 

This peaceful frequency ripples out to everyone in my soul family, in my soul group, and to all those that are effected by the dynamics of my Presence.

I will do everything in my heart to bring forth this God agenda for the highest global soul patterns to live in their light vibrations. I am so thankful to be God’s humanity, and to live it boldly and beautifully. I am the seed source within the heart of man. And so it is. 

Blessing 4

The wings of heaven lift me forth into a new element of Love. I cross thru a Doorway of Healing and illuminated potential to sit with Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. I am embraced by the higher vibration of love that these gentle souls weave.

My heart opens to new pathways of instruction. Anything which no longer fits my new paradigm of existence is now escorted out of my realm of experience. I see with a new heart how beautifully love can be in every moment of Life. It is in every joy. It is in every strife. It is in what I view as darkness as well as what I decree a slight. It is in the fullness of all within me that I do not love, and within my world that I do not know how to love. No longer can these places be stained by the injuries of incarnated love. I integrate the Divine Female aspects of Universal Soul. Spirit hears this divine decree and I am transformed by its deliverance of this holy proclamation.

With a thankful honouring I live from this new elevation of Self and Soul. I am the grandness of love that comes to heal the scars of humanistic expression. From this sweet spot of satisfaction I know it is so. Amen.


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He who clings to old memories, clings to that which is dead. A child becomes a man, a man, an old man, an old man a child; the playthings of childhood give way to intellectual playthings, but when the latter have served their purpose, they appear as useless as did the former, only spiritual realities are everlasting and true.


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