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Chakra Assessment #Domagick Day 28

It’s the last day of the current Domagick challenge. In the end, I would have to say that my chakras are  in better condition now than they were a month ago. I discovered a major blockage in my heart chakra earlier in February, and I managed to clear that away.

However, I have noticed a tendency for my chakras to slow down over the course of each week. This is natural, I suppose. We all get tired and need to refresh and balance ourselves. I’ve found that brief, daily attunements keep things  in alignment until my weekly rebalancing. Without them I am sluggish and have a hard time collecting my thoughts at work. If nothing else, this challenge has reinforced how important frequent psychic hygiene is—and given me a couple of technique to use to maintain mine.

For the last day of the challenge, I decided to move through the salutations of Ptah meditative/breathing positions. Afterward, I felt clear-headed and ready to tackle the rest of the afternoon. My Lenormand pair for the day was SHIP + FISH, which I read as “discovering wealth” or “discovering value.” And, yes, I certainly have discovered physical valuein my chakra work this month. It has helped body’s energy as well as my mood, both of which make dreary winter afternoons easier to take.

Divination to #Domagick Day 20

I laughed out loud when I pulled my Lenormand pair for today. I drew HOUSE + FOX, which I read as suspicion of caution over traditions. If I’d been drinking coffee, it would have shot out of my nose. Let’s just say that tradition has been the buzz word in my part of the Pagan community this week. (Of course, it means nothing else to anyone else.)

When I asked my deck how I could focus on my own self-care and chakra-work, I came up with ANCHOR + BOUQUET. The first thing that came to mind was ‘rewarding routine,’ but these cards can also imply stability in your social circle, or routine time with friends and family. My normal family schedule will be out of whack tonight, so I am going to yesterday’s meditation and breathing positions again.

I prefer doing divination at the beginning of my Domagick work. That way I can adapt my daily practice for whatever the cards say, using them as a prompt. It’s not that I think my fate is set in stone, but I hate doing the exact same thing every day. I need a little variation.

Domagick Day 19

I took time off from the Domagick challenge over the weekend and concentrated on family and work, in that order. I won’t complete the criteria in the traditional sense, but I will have my sanity, so that’s okay. Today I got straight back into it with a Lenormand reading. It said the week ahead will be especially trying, so I should focus on self-care. Instinctively I went into a set of meditation / breathing positions I call the Salutations to Ptah. I picked them up as part of my seminary work last year, and use them to clear and balance myself before spell-work. I wanted something physical I could lean into today and just do, that I could focus on without any accompanying visualization. I needed practice rooted in my bones. I felt much better after: clear-headed and more optimistic.

If it works, do it again! #domagick 16

I’ll keep this short. It’s Friday and, truth be told, I want to get to my weekend! Since yesterday’s practice worked so well, I decided I best duplicate it this afternoon. If it works, do it again. I read my cards first and pulled Lenormand’s THE BOUQUET, indicating I was on the right path; I’d nourish my heart chakra through the gift of an easier practice today. After a short body scan, I went straight to chanting the five warrior syllables. I didn’t concentrate on moving energy through my body at first, just air. After about ten minutes, I started working Reiki energy along my core and down through my legs along with the syllables as well. My head felt much more clear afterward, and my body felt better from having been at work all morning. Success! It does my heart and its chakra good!

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Back to Five Warrior Syllables #domagick 15

I fell into bad habits again today and sat down at my desk before I sat down on my meditation cushion. I broke off after only a couple of hours work, however, and that made the difference. More imporantly, I switched up the order of my practice today and started with my card reading. I pulled two Lenormand pairs for the recent prompts on how to open my heart chakra. They inspired me to return to a technique I haven’t used for months: chanting the five warrior syllables.

Day 14: Show Kindness by (KEY + BOUQUET) opening up to compliments and rewards. This Lenormand pair gave me quite a bit to think about today during the Loving Kindness meditation that followed. If I shrug off someone’s compliment, am I denying both of us a kindness?

Day 15: Connect to (SNAKE + SUN) my desire to be happy. This Lenormand pair says it’s okay to look on the bright side and to even treat yourself once in a while. Today I decided to treat myself by depending purely on physical practice and skipping the “energetic” side of chakra balancing. While I did check in with what my body felt like on the physical level, I did not move through my body energetically afterward to see how each chakra was doing. I simply chanted the five warrior syllables of Bon Buddhism over and over and over until my mind and body felt free and clear, trusting that the technique itself worked as well as it always has for me. Frankly, this is the best day I have had yet in this challenge.

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The second of my valentine gifts. Not as cute as the last, but just as adorable to someone who writes horror!

 

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A Joyful Open Mind #Domagick Day 06

After meditation and a body scan, I continued work on my sacral chakra today. It’s still spinning well, but I’m glad I’m keeping a better watch on them. It might be a hold over from surgery, or simply having a desk job, but I’ve noticed some tend to slow and wobble more as the week progresses. That’s the whole point behind my more intense tuneups on the weekends. Appointments and work this week are a nightmare, so I know I’ll need it.

Today’s chakra prompt for the day was “trust more in…” I accidentally pulled two cards, DESPONDENCE and IMPARTIALITY. I decided to read the key concepts behind these cards together, rather like I would a Lenormand pair. That would mean I should trust more in a “joyful, open mind.” I could look at the brighter side of things more often! HA!

The Problem with First Impressions #domagick

We are often advised to make good first impressions—told that those first initial seconds when we meet someone are crucial in gaining their appreciation, affection, or favour. Our language even backs up this idea by urging us not to judge a book by its cover. After all, just because a cover is well drawn doesn’t guarantee the story inside it will be well told. The same goes with people, where a handsome face might hide a monster within. Indeed, the nightly news seems to prove this regularly.

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I Don’t Wanna Spread

I admit it. I don’t want to blog today. I don’t want to do much of anything. It is chilly outside, and all I want to do is hide under the covers with a good book. Well, other than nap. It is positively dreary outside. Still, I know there are a few things on my To Do list yet to check off. Unfortunately, I’ve put them so far out of my mind that I’ve forgotten what they are. To jog my memory, I’m using the I Don’t Wanna spread.

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After shuffling your cards until you feel satisfied, set one out in the middle. This represents what you are ignoring. The other three indicate what will happen if you leave the matter alone, if you tend to it, and what you can do to resolve it right now.

“I Don’t Wanna” is a very simple reading for those moments when brainpower is running low and you feel like you need that fourteenth cup of coffee. Speaking of which, I am off for one now.