Ah number one. Such a powerful number. I remember when I first began to consciously see this number. It was during a rougher time in my life with an ex where I was thoroughly unhappy. This unhappiness lead to a deep depression and an alcoholic phase. While the phase was short it was a time that has taught me many things, and so did that relationship. When I first spotted the number I was deep in thought. I was beginning to realize that the life I had been living wasn't real. It wasn't anything that I wanted. my relationship was bogus and I was living a facade that was unknowingly feeding his obsession. I was realizing that I wasn't happy and that I needed more than this boring, magickless life.
At this time I was already involved in the craft, but had strayed away. I was sitting on my bed bawling my eyes out wondering how I had ever let myself become like this and asking for help when something made me look up. Across from the bed was an old fashioned roman numeral clock I had gotten and the time read 11:11. There it was. My beginning. The number sighting was so continuous that I eventually looked it up. This was the change I needed. I knew I wasn't alone anymore. I was backed by things more powerful than I ever imagined, and this knowledge lead to the best summer of my life.
I spent more time outdoors barefoot than I ever did in my life. I was in a state of euphoria. I was so in the flow of the universe that summer that nothing bothered me. I knew the emotions of others had nothing to do with me and angry words rolled off of me like rain water on skin. my intuition and sight had sky rocketed, and I was back practicing my craft. I was doing more for myself than I had ever allowed before. While the bliss of that beautiful summer has passed, I still remember it everyday and it serves as a reminder of what life could be like again if I can find that flow. I know it wont be exactly the same. This time it will be better.
We covered zero in our last post, we will jump straight into the next number- one. One is viewed as many things from a master number to a wishing number and is more often than not seen in sets of threes and fours. Angel number one is most often seen at the beginning of peoples spiritual journeys, which is why it is commonly known to herald beginnings.
When seeing angel number one, it is an important reminder to keep your thoughts positive and focused only on what you desire because they are manifesting rapidly into form. Positive thinking is important anyway, but angel number one reminds you of this. Thinking negatively will block different blessings and spells that have been trying to come to fruition in your life and instead replace them with the opposite of what you want. Seeing Angel number One is also a reminder to remain open to the energies and vibrations of the universe and the divine. Doing so will allow you to flow better with life.
You will notice that this number will tend to pop up a lot throughout your journey, even if you have progressed to more advanced numbers and signs. Just today I looked at my clock and saw 11:11. Seeing this made me realize that I have been letting my mind run ragged with worry. It isn't always easy to stay positive. With all that is happening in the world today even the best of us can slip into negativity. And that is okay. We are all human and here to experience emotions and to make waves.
Angel number one is your angels and guides way of nudging you into recognition and helping you get back on track. We all know we need it sometimes. Its easy to get caught up in gossip, jealousy, and drama and these are not the best things for our being. We are here to vibrate higher, release ego, and become one with our higher selves. This path isn't linear, it zig-zags and spirals always coming back to things that we havent quite grasped the lesson of yet. This is what your angels and guides are for. To help is, to provide us with peace and knowledge in times where we really need it. We all have a purpose, and Angel numbers are a magnificent way of guiding us on our journey.
While our experience with this number may not be the same, I hope it brings you your blissful summer, winter, or autumn. I hope it opens your eyes to the beautiful little things in your life, and most importantly- the beauty of you.
K. (Kristin of Silfren Circle)
Many of us are in tune with the energies around us. From being outside on a hot summer day and catching a chill, to sensing something wrong with someone we know, we find it very common to sense the unseen in our lives. While sometimes its our intuition with its highbeams on, other times it is Spirits. For some, like myself, this can be unsettling. In my situation it had become clearer and clearer with age that I have a sensitivity to spirits, but it is something I have refused to recognize in the sense that I haven't worked with them. I have a natural aversion to death that can put me into a panick attack in a second. I was always blah about death until my mother passed away in 2012. That was my true adult experience with death. And it rocked my world. This January my mom passed away (I can sense your confusion. to explain, my mother is my biological mother. My mom is my step-mom, and the woman who raised me from the age of 8.) and the experience felt different. It was more intense and something I wouldn't let myself feel. This was mainly from guilt. For a whole week before my mother's passing, something kept telling me you should call your mom. And for a whole week I found some reason not to reach out and call her, even for a simple "I love you, mom. Hope you're okay". Then that one Saturday morning that I will never forget came. My dad called, which was highly unusual. I gave him a call back and received the awful news. All I could think about was that voice telling me to call her and how I never listened.
Something similar happened with my mother, but it was the experience with my mom that dipped my toes into the water ofthe spirit world. They say that when you are visited by Spirits in your dreams you know. Its a completely different experience and when you wake up you just know that you have been visited. This is something I can verify. One night after finally falling into an unfit sleep I had this dream that I was in my childhood home (which is where she passed away). There were all these people there, some I knew and some I didnt. It was kind of like a small party. I turned and there she was. My beautiful mom. So happy with the biggest smile in the kitchen talking to who I assume was family. I go running down the hall to tell someone "I knew it! I knew she wasnt really gone." But then I heard that voice. It told me "Just enjoy this moment. Go see her one last time and know she is happy." So I left the room, went back and just stared at my mom. She looked beautiful. Younger. But so, so happy. When I woke up I was balling my eyes out, but I had a sense of closure. Where ever she was my mom wasnt angry or sad. She was happy and she knew I needed to know that. To this day I can still smell her cigarettes in a quick whiff when walking into my bedroom like she was waiting for me after a long day, and still hear her calling me "baby girl" as she always did.
We shared alot of things in common. The main things were our love of coffee and our love of angels. Growing up our living room was lined with angels of every stature. Something I found quite comforting. Though I have a religion that has lead me away from my christian and catholic roots, one thing that has always stuck was my belief in angels and demons. While my mom was my first human spirit contact she was not my first spirit in general. I have seen demons as well as angels and other things. But the one I do keep contact with on a daily is angels and guides. This can be hard to do when you aren't really in tune and don't know the signs.
One of the easiest ways they can reach out to us with messages is numbers. Due to humanity's constant contact with time and money, its easy to slip in a few 1111's and 555's to catch our attention. So through this small series I will discuss with you numbers and the messages that they hold for all those willing to listen. For this post we will begin with the number zero.
Zero is a number that can be easily ignored. It has become a number that holds little significance because we assume it amounts to nothing. Along my path and my procession through angel numbers and messages I can not ever remember seeing it at all. Not even in the more advanced messages with multiple different numbers. However this number holds a big message, and those who have seen it are very lucky.
Zero is a never ending cycle. It is the start, middle, and finish. It is a number that brings everything together. In the beginning there is nothing, and at the end there is wholeness. This number has many meanings, but its main message is to remind you of your connection to the Divine and the universe. If you see this number it is a sign that the connection is close. It is also a reminder to raise your vibrations. The highest form of energy through the universe and the Divine is love. So seeing this number is reminding you to always think and act through love.
Because the angel number zero signifies a cycle, seeing this number can also be a message that you are beginning a spiritual journey or new phase in your life. This can be very exciting, or fearful depending on the situation, but angel number zero is here to remind you that you are whole and never alone. Consciousness and the physical world have come up with this idea that we are all singular beings. All on our own. While this is true, it is also not. While we are one physical being, this is not our true form. We are our higher form. And our higher self understands that we are all connected. We are all one. My actions send out a ripple that effects us all.
Imagine a supernova. A single star that's core is outgrowing its mass so it starts to implode. After a while the implosion bounces back off of the core and sends stellar material out into space. While this stellar material can spread out very far, all of it has one single source. We are the star dust, All leading different lives and coming from different places but we all have one source. Angel number zero is here to remind you of this.
I hope you all enjoyed this read. Until next time.
Author: Kristin of Silfren Circle
Blessed day all!
This fine day I am here to discuss with you the basics of spell casting.
So you’ve studied and studied some more and you finally feel ready to cast your first spell. Or maybe you have been casting for awhile and feel a bit disconnected so you decided to start from the beginning in the hopes of rekindling that spark. Whether you are on the former or latter part of the spectrum or somewhere in between, this is the post for you!
It’s Important to remember that knowledge is power and one of the most important steps in spell casting. If you don’t know what you are doing bad things can happen and questioning yourself will lessen the power of your spell and can cause it not to work. Now on with the post.
Step one: deciding on the type of spell to cast
Since you’ve been researching you probably already now what sort of magick suits you best. The path you have chosen, or lack there of, dictates a lot of what you are drawn to as well. Deciding on the spell you’d like to cast helps you figure out what you need to do next.
Some of the most popular first time spells/ rituals are:
• initiation rituals
• protection spells
• glamour spells (admit it, we’ve all tried to change our eye color at least once)
• full moon rituals
Along with deciding what type of spell you must also decide whether you will write your own spell, or use one you have found. While using one will work fine, one you write on your own will have much more power and be tailored to your specific needs.
Step two: picking a day and time to cast
Truthfully you can cast your spell any day at any time. However choosing a day, even an hour, and moon phase to cast under will help enhance the power behind your spell and add extra umph.
For instance if you are interested in casting a love spell, you would choose to cast on a Friday which is ruled by Venus (the planet of love). For extra power you would cast in a Friday under the full moon, and for even more power you would cast on a Friday under a full moon during an hour ruled by Venus. It sounds a bit complicated but it isn’t when you have the right resources.
Of course it isn’t always possible to cast under those conditions, life has its own plans. You can find more information about casting by the day right here.
Step three: collecting all your materials
Before I even begin talking about this you need to know that: all you need to practice magick is yourself.
Literally you can sit in a room with nothing but your own beautiful magick filled mind and cast the greatest spell you’ve ever cast if you really believe in yourself and want it enough. For most of us it’s the aesthetic and having tools to work with that puts us in the casting mood. Which is why I added this step.
Magickal tools are just that- tools. They act as channels for you to focus your energy and achieve your desired result. So once you’ve chosen what spell you’d like to cast and when you’d like to cast it you’ll have to choose what tools and ingredients you need.
The most basic list of supplies is as follows (depending on your path)
• essential oils
• colored ink
There are tons more. Again this also depends on your path. Some people like poppets, and use graveyard dirt regularly. Some people, like myself, are minimalists and only use themselves, a few candles, and some herbs. Some people also like to work with blood. Magick has a wide range, and all of it is beautiful and fascinating.
A lot of tools, like candles, you will want to color coordinate to match your purpose. If that’s not possible, a white candle can be used for any purpose, and rosemary can be used in place of any herb if need be.
For more info on candle correspondences you can check here.
For info on herbs and their magickal uses you can click here.
Please do not use herbs and oils if you do not know about them. Do not ingest anything without proper research and a talk with you regular physician first.
Step four: prepping your space
Now that you have everything decided it’s time to get to work!! For most this means prepping your magickal space. For some this involves casting a circle. For others it’s just saging your space and casting a protection spell. For others still it’s just getting right to work.
You must also decide where you will be performing your Magick. Some like the privacy of the indoors. Some prefer to cast outside because they feel more connected. And some don’t have the luxury of open casting and find their space to be a bathroom or closet. Whatever you decide, make sure you have everything set up and where it is most accessible to you. There is nothing that lowers the energy you are raising than having to search for something.
As previously stated everyone practiced differently. That does not make their practices wrong. It’s just what feels right and comfortable for them.
Step five: beginning to cast/ raising energy
Once you have your space prepped you will begin to cast. What’s most important here is readying your vessel for the task at hand. You can do this with a few different techniques.
You can meditate on the spell you are casting. You can also ground and center yourself so your focus is fully on this project.
Once you begin casting you begin to build or raise energy. Once your spell is complete this energy will be released into the universe
To do your bidding. It’s important to not doubt or question the work you are doing. Believing in yourself allows your magick to come to fruition quickly and exactly as you’d like it to.
Building energy can be done a few different ways. One of these ways is where the iconic witches hat comes in! Most practitioners use this hat because it resembles the cone of power. Your energy builds in the cone and the tip helps to direct your energy upon release.
Another method is using an object. This can be a candle or a piece of paper with what you want written on it. You hold this object and focus all your energy into it. This can be done by chanting your spell over and over while holding it. Some people have other methods.
Once you feel like you have raised enough energy you can release it into the universe. This could be by lighting the paper or candle on fire, or drowning it in water (if paper). If you aren’t using an object to channel the energy, once you have built enough energy (trust me you will know) you can release it by closing your spell or willing it into the universe.
Step six: closing/ disposing of spell remains
This is just as important as starting. If you have invited deities, called quarters, or anything of that nature at this time you would thank them for there help and dismiss them (you would NOT dismiss your deities of course). You can cleanse your tools right away or wait until before you cast again.
Depending on your type of spell you may have a few things left over that you aren’t sure how to handle. Things like poppets you would store in a safe place for possible later use. If you did a binding spell or cord magick, and would like it to be permanent you would take it and bury it outside. If you would eventually like to undo the spell store it in a safe place. You would also bury the ashes of the paper you burned.
Welp, that’s all folks! If you made it this far thank you for reading this rather lengthy post! If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them below or send me a message!
Bright blessings ✨
Author: Kristin of Silfren Circle
All images were found on google but here is their original source:
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Hello all! My name is Kristin and I have a small family. I have been practicing for going on 12 years, and I am excited to keep growing and learning all I can. I am a daughter of Odin, The Morrigan, and Brigid. Cooking/baking, gardening, and spending time with my family are my passions along with the craft ;) I can’t wait to get to know you all!