Questions on Exploration Outdoors the Self…

Hi there witches of Reddit! I’m new to this group, however excited to have a discussion board to ask questions as I develop deeper in my observe. Anyway, just lately I’ve felt drawn previous this aircraft. By this, I imply that always I will probably be within the tub or strolling down my corridor to mattress and I’ll really feel this tug to look previous the bodily realm I’m accustomed to. This pull happens first in my chest, like my coronary heart chakra is about to burst forth, then my imaginative and prescient grows foggy. I can virtually make out one thing within the distance, however I’m not sure the way to pursue. I’ve by no means experimented with my astral physique so far as I do know, however I do lucid dream fairly ceaselessly. I additionally fear about venturing too far into the ether and going through one thing I’m solely unready for. I might actually admire any recommendation or private accounts of astral journey that you simply’d like to supply, in addition to any studying materials that might additional my analysis into the topic 🙂 please n thanks a lot!

Recommendation on methods to cope with a beloved one’s condemnation, and/or methods to cover your observe?

Hiya,

 
I hoped somebody right here could possibly assist me. Final 12 months, I informed my husband that I used to be occupied with pursuing a journey in witchcraft. I wasn’t involved; my husband is a really open-minded, atheist. I assumed he would have some questions, perhaps assume it was bizarre, however in the end I anticipated him to blow it off.

  He didn’t. I used to be shocked and harm when he informed me that I ought to take into consideration going to remedy as a result of solely loopy folks believed in that stuff. He chalked it as much as grief over our cat, who had handed away solely a few months beforehand, and i have not heard the rest about it.

  His response made me rethink my conviction. Was I attempting to exchange my grief? Was I actually unbalanced?

  Some background earlier than I proceed: I began on this journey once I was in highschool. I meditated frequently. My perception was that I could not know what it’s, however there may be an power to the Earth, locations, occasions, and so forth. I owned and frequently used a tarot deck. I freaked out a few of my associates with my readings. I even had an altar of types. All of this was executed with none actual analysis into witchcraft or Wicca. I simply did what felt proper when it felt proper to do it.

  I am unsure why I stop meditating steadily, or why I put away my tarot deck, however I did. Over the subsequent a number of years, I felt like one thing was lacking. I chalked it as much as being lonely. I met my husband, and it appeared like that one thing lacking feeling went away.

  Till final 12 months, at the least. I can not seem to keep in mind why or how, however i ended up getting a Spell-a-Day almanac from Barnes and Noble. I keep in mind being so nervous strolling as much as the register with my discover, however the girl on the counter was a witch! She gave me some suggestions on had been to begin my analysis and inspired me to take any inquiries to her. I took that as an indication. I left the shop feeling energized in a means i hadn’t felt in years. I began going to a neighborhood metaphysical store, accumulating provides. I began feeling icky about ‘sneaking’ round behind my husband’s again. So i made a decision to inform him about it.

  So after his response, I began reevaluating my emotions and my motivations. Then life received in the way in which, and that i forgot about it for some time.

  It wasn’t till this previous month, once I began going by means of and purging my crafting stuff, that I discovered my Craft stuff. Dealing with my issues made me keep in mind how good it felt to do the few spells and one ritual I did. Whereas I boxed up my Craft objects, I may really feel a spreading heat. I knew that I needed to begin once more. To date, issues have gone effectively with hiding from my husband. He isn’t been feeling effectively, so I have been free to arrange a ebook of shadows and perform a little research, however that will not final endlessly.

  Does anybody have any recommendation on how I can cover this? Or barring that, methods to really feel like I am not betraying my husband someway? Thanks a lot on your time, for those who’ve gotten this far. Sorry it went so lengthy. Although I do really feel a bit lighter simply typing this out.

Drawn to lavender… is there a motive?

Hoping that is the suitable place for this, but when anybody has a greater concept, please redirect me!

Recently I’ve been extraordinarily interested in lavender. To the purpose the place I am type of obsessive about it. I am inexplicably drawn to it.

Usually I would not query it an excessive amount of, as lavender is a well-liked scent and is nice for rest and focus, however I… used to dislike lavender. It was a migraine set off. So I closely related it with ache.

This got here out of the blue, and now it now not causes me any ache, solely aid and non secular steering. Like its main me to one thing…

Anyway, I am questioning if that is simply coincidence or if it may imply one thing extra? I assumed perhaps my thoughts was on stress overload and it lead me to this to assist ease it.

Any ideas or comparable experiences (with this, or different herbs/scents/vegetation/and so forth)?

What’s your story of “Oh wow, that labored so effectively/quick/precisely that even I am a bit of freaked out?”

This occurred yesterday, and requires some again story.

My hobbies/line of labor places me in touch with a ton of highschool children. I find yourself near fairly just a few of those guys, they usually all know they will inform me something/name me for something, so I find yourself because the non-licensed “Therapist” for an terrible lot of them.

One in every of my present “Youngsters”, let’s name her Sara, is a whip-smart, very proficient senior, who sadly has some psychological well being points (a number of diagnoses) and a barely screwy house life (although I’ll give her mother and father/stepparents credit score for getting her precise, high quality skilled assist. That is far more than I can say about a few of my different children.) Just lately, up to now few months, she’s began appearing actually recklessly as a means of self-medicating, and in the previous couple of weeks she’s began opening as much as me about what she’s doing and what is going on on in her head. I completely do not like her habits, and she or he is aware of this, however there’s solely a lot I can do on this scenario. It sucks.

Anyway, she came visiting for just a few hours the opposite evening simply to speak. But once more we hashed over why she should not be hooking up with random strangers from Tindr for intercourse and medicines. But once more she mainly stated she knew the dangers, and that yeah, it wasn’t good for her and she or he was doing it for awful causes, however she was being cautious (insert eye roll.)

She’s conscious of my non secular practices and is usually type of fascinated with them, finally the dialog turned to different issues, and for some motive I am unable to keep in mind I ended up getting my pendulum off my altar to point out her the way it labored. She decides to run it via a ton of questions in regards to the plan she has for later within the evening. By the tip of the questioning, the pendulum had mainly stated “Sure, going to the subsequent city over for that hookup you are pondering of is a nasty concept. No you shouldn’t do it. Sure one thing dangerous will occur if you happen to go, you are going to get pregnant.” She questions me on how correct this pendulum is. I inform her I have never had this one very lengthy (few months) however I might belief if if I used to be her. She finally ends up leaving (to go HOME, I assumed,) at about 10pm.

Quick ahead to 1am. I get a telephone name from Sara. She had determined that since she’d gotten a ‘warning’ from the pendulum that hey, she’d simply be further cautious and head out on that hookup anyway. Drawback is, her and the hookup bought excessive. Actually, actually excessive. Excessive sufficient to overlook issues. Just like the condom. She’d by no means forgotten beforehand, however tonight she did. And he or she does not find the money for for Plan B and she or he’s freaking out.

I ended up telling her to come back again to my place, and loaned her $50 to cowl the fee. I have never talked to her since apart from ensuring she bought and took the Plan B, however now we have a standing “date” to speak arising this week, and boy howdy are we going to have a speak about this episode, as a result of if this could’t get her to sensible up, I do not know what the heck will.

And yeah- the pendulum works GREAT.

Spirit Assist

I used to be doing a meditation (the place you utilize a mirror and your Third Eye to see spirits and previous lives), and I used to be doing a variation of it the place I targeted on seeing evil spirits, then good afterwards, to symbolize a stability between darkish and light-weight. I solely noticed silhouettes, so I am not solely certain what they have been. Most got here and went shortly, however one evil and good one did not go away till I modified my focus.

I could not inform a lot in regards to the evil one, but it surely appeared like a face. The great one appeared to be a dragon. (I have been enthusiastic about dragon magick for some time now.)

How ought to I name to the great one? And will I to something to banish the evil one, or ought to I do nothing?

Inquisitive about if my canine was a well-recognized or one thing supernatural

I’ve learn a bunch about familiars and understand that pets are usually not the identical factor. My understanding is hat a well-recognized is both some type of spirit that may take sure shapes, corresponding to an animal, or else could possibly be a spirit that has taken over an animal and makes use of its physique, or one thing of that nature. Be at liberty to appropriate me.
My canine, Romeo, handed away extraordinarily immediately over the summer season on the age of 10 months. He was utterly wholesome a month earlier than (had blood work performed previous to his neutering and he was in good well being) and immediately turned ailing and handed away within the spans of about three hours sooner or later. Upon his post-mortem the docs discovered no trigger for his signs that result in his demise – his blood work confirmed no toxins, solely proof was some mind swelling and his lungs filling with blood. They didn’t actually have a solution and neither did we.
Romeo was not like different canine. He was extra like a human than something, weirdly so in actual fact. You possibly can maintain a dialog with him and he would act on what you have been saying as if he utterly understood you (and each me and my associate really feel entire heartedly this was as a result of he did). We now have come to the conclusion that he got here to my life as a information and left when he felt his mission was full. This canine actually saved me, altering my life path from that of suicide to stability. He was what introduced me along with my present associate (now over a 12 months collectively and going robust). It’s exhausting to clarify, however it wasn’t merely he duty of getting a pet or one thing of that nature – it was him.
Everybody who met him felt he was particular on this approach as nicely.
My associate has expertise within the occult and I’ve pure psychic skills. I’m not a training witch however felt this subreddit could be most knowledgeable about this matter. Please redirect me if there’s a higher place to ask this. I do consider in mysticism and have been trying into shamanism as nicely.
My query is what may he have been, as he most actually wasn’t a canine. A well-recognized? An animal possessed with a guiding spirit? I’m undecided even analysis this matter as I’m undecided label what occurred.
Whereas I nonetheless miss him on a regular basis I’ve largely come to just accept his passing. Romeo by no means did something he didn’t wish to and he wouldn’t have gone if he wasn’t prepared.
Any recommendation would assist. I miss the connection I had with him as a lot as he himself. His presence unpowered and balanced me and i might like to faucet again into that type of a drive and talk with it if it’s a chance.

Are Salem Witch Trial Jokes Offensive?

The Salem Witch trials occurred over three centuries in the past and the premise of it was fairly silly however I’ve had somebody get mad at me for making a joke in regards to the conflagrations of “witches” (I doubt any of them had been truly witches, and sure, I do know they had been hung and never burned like they historically was.)

Attending to the purpose now: I am asking this right here as a result of… The place else do you ask this query? That is the subreddit for witchcraft, in any case.