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Neither Good Nor Bad – Karma is Karma

BK GKI love a good root word, and Karma does come through with a depth of meaning.    The Sanskrit root – Karman means, "to do, make, perform, accomplish, cause, effect, prepare, undertake".

At it’s root, Karma’s definition is the executed action and the intent behind the action.   Some Indian scholarly schools of thought teach that Karma is the effect of your actions. Some schools of thought feel that karma is a much longer term than that and it takes more than one lifetime to experience the effect that your actions caused.

The Buddhist teach that  the lesson of Karma is  always “volitional action”.  In a nutshell, the law of karma says that if you do good, you will experience good and if you do evil, you will experience evil.   Karma is not a judgement, as us Westerners think, it is simply an explanation of the cause and effect of our actions.   

Buddha also taught that we could change our Karma with our free will, or doing more and more good in the world.   Karma is not blame but the set of circumstances that we react to, thus creating more karma of effects from the actions.    

Karma is not bad or good so why in the world do we have a Good Karma Blessing Kit?   Because you can adjust your energy, attitude and “cause” to have a different “effect” upon the word.   The Good Karma Blessing kit has votives of our Emotional Balance, Healing and Needed Change candles.   This combination is perfect for healing and balancing the energy around you and adjusting your energy to change the flow of the “effect” you created.

The Emotional Balance votive helps you get out of the crisis and drama that is throwing you off base.   The Healing votive helps you pinpoint the actions that keep creating the unwanted “effect” so you can see how to heal it.  The Needed Change votive helps create that adjustment of energy so you can take a different path, thus changing your “effect” for the better.

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Where does peace begin?

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Theresa

Where does peace begin“In my world, peace begins and ends with me.”  It’s the same in your world.  Go ahead, repeat that line aloud and see how it feels.  

Does saying that phrase aloud inspire feelings of freedom?  Does it inspire fear?  Does it inspire peace or maybe it goes the opposite way and inspires judgement or righteousness.   If you were to live your life with peace as the center of it, what would it look like?

I thought for years that if I had peace as my center then life would be boring.   I would lose my passion and would become complacent with my lot in life.   I was mistaken.   I equated peace with not caring.  I equated peace with being a victim. I equated peace with a lack of action.  Living your life in a place of peace does not mean any of these things.

My mind will always have a flavor of turmoil.  My mind will always welcome ideas and creativity and that immediately stirs up the status quo so how can I find peace there?   My spirit is always yearning for evolution, I am always reaching for more understanding and wisdom.  How can I be at peace there if I am never satisfied.    My emotions are always reaching out to understand others, to connect with empathy and love.  None of this is peace inducing so how can I find peace if my whole being is in constant motion and growing.

I have found some peace recently in my center and it all starts, like Mother Theresa said, with a smile.   I have found peace in how I interact with others.   I recognize that we all are talking through the filters of our pain and have empathy.  I have found we are all in need of clarity and boundaries so I assert mine with compassion.   I have found we all need recognition so I embrace accountability in behavior with rewards and questions.    

Basically, I stopped freaking out.

No one responds well to a freak out.   You lose credibility, you lose attention and you lose your point when you freak out.  Basically when you lose your sh*# at the people around you, you are passing the pain x1000.  You are taking something that can be corrected in a calm and rational way and turning it into punishment and retribution because it’s too painful to handle on your own.

I also started forgiving myself.   

When I can forgive myself of my failures I can be forgiving to others.   When I can’t forgive myself, I stay in the middle of that pain and as it collects beyond a level I can handle, I pass it to others in an unproductive way.   (Yes there is a productive way to pass the pain).   When I can forgive others then I can interact with a sense of inner peace.

I stopped giving others my power.

I had been giving the people around me the power to disrupt my life and create chaos.  From the husband and daughter, to my staff, to my friends.   If they had an emergency it was my emergency.  If they were in chaos I let it become mine.   If they were expressing a bad day, I took it personally.   I can stand in my own power, be compassionate.  

Peace always begins with you and your actions.   It’s your choice how you affect your world.  

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Special Pour: Peace Candles coming soon!

W-PEThe Peace candle from the World Magic Line will be back for a limited time starting in November.  We have only poured a few small batches for the holiday season.  The candle will have new new label, updated blessing but same wonderful formula.

 

What is the Peace candle for?

Through this candle, your personal prayers for peace join with the collective prayers of humanity to form a web of peace around the globe. The sacred herbs and oils from the 4 corners of the Earth, bringing a global focus for our prayers and intentions to transform hatred into love, fear into peace and intolerance into empathy.

 

Included in the candle recipe are:

Lavender from Europe

Frankincense from Africa

Jasmine from Asia

Cedar and Vanilla from the Americas


The Peace candle is sold on a first come, first serve basis.  We only make a limited amount of candles so don’t wait too long to get your candles!  The Peace candles will be available starting November 1st until sold out.

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Spell Caster Club: Guts and Glory Spell Set

WU-DBWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.  

 

Spell Casters Club: Wildly Successful Spell

 

This spell is all about powering up your spells and building upon success. Success can be professional or personal, help bring the positive, happy and lucky energy your way. The Dragon’s Blood candle and oil are all about energizing and adding that extra kick. The set includes 1 Dragon’s Blood Oil, 1 Dragon’s Blood Pillar, a spell recipe card and a witches union member card.


The spell card comes with two spells on it and they are easily repeatable! There are also some substitutions offered on the card. Please remove all packaging before use and never leave a burning candle unattended.

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What Does it Mean to Be a Witch?

It is the month of Halloween and everyone starts talking about black cats, witches and brooms. We took a moment to stop and ask ourselves, what does it mean to us to be a witch.  Thankfully, we have many members of the staff who identify with the pagan and wiccan community and we asked them to give us a couple of words they would use to define a witch. Below are a the most common words and explanations on the anatomy of a witch.

 What do you think?  Did they get it on point? Missing anything important?  Share your thoughts with us on our facebook at coventry creation or tweet at us @coventryc #beingawitch.

 what does it mean to be a witch

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Spell Caster Club: Wildly Successful Spell Set

WU-DBWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.  

 

Spell Casters Club: Wildly Successful Spell

 

This spell is all about powering up your spells and building upon success. Success can be professional or personal, help bring the positive, happy and lucky energy your way. The Dragon’s Blood candle and oil are all about energizing and adding that extra kick. The set includes 1 Dragon’s Blood Oil, 1 Dragon’s Blood Pillar, a spell recipe card and a witches union member card.


The spell card comes with two spells on it and they are easily repeatable! There are also some substitutions offered on the card. Please remove all packaging before use and never leave a burning candle unattended.

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Spell Caster Club: Curse Breaker Spell Set

WU-EEWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.  

 

Spell Casters Club: Curse Breaker Spell

 

Negative energy and thoughts flowing your way can feel like a curse.  It could be that you have accidently surrounded yourself with negative or jealous people, or that a series of hard events have left yourself and your space in a pattern of pessimistic heavy energy. Break any bad energy or jealous thoughts headed your way with the Curse Breaker spell. If you feel like you have been going through some bad luck lately or you feel like you need some protection and cleansing from those who may not be wishing you well.  The set includes: 1  Evil Eye oil, 1 Evil Eye Pillar, a spell recipe card and a witches union member card


The spell card comes with two spells on it and they are easily repeatable! There are also some substitutions offered on the card. Please remove all packaging before use and never leave a burning candle unattended.

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Spell Caster Club: Money Bags Spell Set

wu-wpWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.  

 

Spell Casters Club: Money Bags Spell

 

Money, money, money!  It makes the world go round.  As much as we hate to admit it, sometimes we just need a little more cash flow to get things done. This spell is for money! Use this spell to bring prosperity and abundance your way. This spell can be used for situation where quick cash is required or reveal a path you can take to help change your money woes in a bigger way. This set includes: 1 Witches Purse oil, 1 Witches Purse Pillar, a spell recipe card and a witches union member card.


The spell card comes with two spells on it and they are easily repeatable! There are also some substitutions offered on the card. Please remove all packaging before use and never leave a burning candle unattended.

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Witches Union Spell Boxes

Witches Union Spell Box

 

Spell boxesWe are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.   It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  The Witches Union is a series of Spell Boxes that come with the candles, a spell with detailed instructions and of course your very own witches union card. Unlike a subscription box, we make them available to purchase when you are ready.  Buy them every month or skip a few and pick the ones that are relevant to you.

 

The Spell boxes have been custom designed and formulated by Jacki Smith, President of Coventry Creations and author of the books Coventry Magic and Do it Yourself Akashic Wisdom. They are perfect on the go spells that are simple to set up and created to fit  with the season.  We hope to continue updating the witches union spell boxes, and we invite you to become a card carrying member of the witches union.

 

Here are this season’s Spell Boxes

Ancestor Altar-Recipe and candles to setting up your ancestor altar.  Create an altar to deepen your connection to them and build a strong spiritual foundation for all magical and inspirational pursuits.

Gratitude-This kit is for when you have experience failure, disappointment or stress to drive into gratitude and stop yourself from continuing down a negative path.

Jinx Removing-When you are trying to figure out where this bad luck keeps coming from, use this kit to clear up the jinx and get back to normal.

Spiritual Cleansing-After a particularly difficult situation, when you are surrounded by negative people or just had a bad day; it is always a good idea to spiritually cleanse.


In addition to these season spell boxes, we also have our Witches Brew Spell Caster club boxes featured throughout August.  Look for the the details in the Witches Union Category at the Coventry Creations Shop!

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Witches Union Card

Witches Union CardWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family membership into the Witches Union.  

The Witches Union is a selection of spell boxes that will update every few months. Unlike a subscription box, we make them available to purchase when you are ready.  Buy them all or skip a few and pick the ones that are relevant to you.

When you purchase a Spell Box or a witches brew Spell Caster Club Recipe Box, included will be the candles, a recipe card for the spell for when, why and how and also will be your very own Witches Union card.  You can find the sets under Witches Union in the Coventry Creations Shop.

Written on the back of the card are the entitlements and benefits of being a card carrying member of the witches union!  We would love to hear your thoughts on what this means to you or even some pictures of you toting your card loud and proud!  Post to our facebook at coventry creations or you can also tag us on instagram @coventrycandles.  If you want to proclaim what it means to you to be a witch, tweet us @coventryc #beingawitch

 

Witches Brew Spell Caster Club Sets

Money Bags Spell

Curse Breaker Spell

Wildly Successful Spell

Guts and Glory Spell

 

Witches Union Spell Boxes

Ancestor Altar Spell Box

Gratitude Spell Box

Jing Removing Spell Box

Spiritual Cleansing Spell Box

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What's the Candle Magic of Halloween?

Using the Halloween Pillar in Candle Magic

 

HalloweenThe Halloween candle also known as the Night of the Witch is from an old favorite from the original witches brew line known as spell caster.   The original label said “a powerful blend to open the path to manifesting your dreams.”  For us, this recipe was perfect to incorporate into Halloween or Samhain traditions and ceremonies.  Using the time when the veil is it at its thinnest between this world and the next.  Call on your ancestors to help bring about the energy to manifest your goals, wishes and dreams.   


The Halloween candle will only be around for a limited time.  The candle burns for 70 hours and includes a blessing on the label to recite with the candle and intention. Please never leave a burning candle unattended.

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Unwrapping the Gratitude set

Unwrapping the Gratitude Spell Box

 

SB-GRWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.  These spells are simple, easy to do and most importantly work well and work fast!

 

Gratitude is a beautiful thing.  It helps to bring in happiness, forgiveness and even open to fresh ideas.  Celebrating the wins in your life as well as the lessons learned can give you the edge in this world. The more grateful you are to the universe, the higher power you believe in, your family, your friends and even your little pet companions the more you are opening yourself up to the abundance of life, happiness and prosperity. This simple spell kit helps you pay tribute to all that is around you while welcoming more positive and lucky energy towards you.


The set contains the candles, oil or spray in the recipe, a spell, instructions for a superior spell and a short list of some simple items that can easily be found in your home and your Witches Union Membership card.  They are perfect for your new witches or witches on the go and a great way  to learn about magic! To get the spell box of your choice, go to the Witches Union box sets in the coventry creation shop.

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Day of the Dead

Using the Day of the Death Pillar in Candle Magic

 

Day of the deadThe day of the dead, or dia de los muertos is an ancient tradition celebrated all over the world to honor our ancestors and our roots.   Many of us feel the need to connect with something older and bigger than ourselves, finding out where we came from in order to help us discover our own path.  By honoring our ancestors and also the land in which has housed us, fed us and formed our cultural identity, we allow ourselves gratitude and growth to complete the challenges before us. In our path for personal discovery, we need not lose the important lessons gained by our family and heritage.

 

Celebrate your family here and those no longer with us by lighting the Day of the Dead candle in their honor.  Whether or not you have an altar, a collection of photos or just memories and stories, you can manifest that love and energy through this candle and feel the love your family has for you.

The Day of the Dead candle will only be around for a limited time.  The candle burns for 70 hours and includes a blessing on the label to recite with the candle and intention. Please never leave a burning candle unattended.

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Unwrapping the Spiritual Cleansing Set

Unwrapping the Spiritual Cleansing Spell Box

 

SB-SCWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.  These spells are simple, easy to do and most importantly work well and work fast!

 

It is important to clean things out every once and a while.  This goes for your closet, your fridge, your car and your soul. Negative thoughts, fights, misunderstandings, stress and even a depressing movie; these things grow bad mojo mold all over your insides. Clear out the bad energy and let the lemon fresh happy vibes back into your life.  This spell combines the power of clearing and cleansing in both candle and room spray to bring you back to a peaceful and positive space.

 

The set contains the candles, oil or spray in the recipe, a spell, instructions for a superior spell and a short list of some simple items that can easily be found in your home and your Witches Union Membership card.  They are perfect for your new witches or witches on the go and a great way  to learn about magic! To get the spell box of your choice, go to the Witches Union box sets in the coventry creation shop.

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What's the Candle Magic of Santisima Muerte?

Using Santisima Muerte Pillar in Candle Magic

 

Santisima MuerteOf the Halloween candle series, Santisima Muerte,or the bony lady, is the most unknown.   We wanted to include this candle in the line, not only because of who the bony lady is, but because her magic is so strong and so beautiful, a Halloween set would not be complete without her.  

 

Santisima Muerte means the holiest of deaths. Now death does not need to be literal for this candle magic.  It is all about transitions, changes and protection. Whether you are burning the candle for someone you love to give them strength during a difficult passage of life or for yourself during a time of metamorphosis; our lady of blessings can be there to help protect and cleanse you through this process.   She is there for those moments you feel the most alone to remind you that you never are.

 

The Santisima Muerte  candle will only be around for a limited time.  The candle burns for 70 hours and includes a blessing on the label to recite with the candle and intention. Please never leave a burning candle unattended

 

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Unwrapping the Ancester Set

Unwrapping the Ancestor Altar Spell Box

SB-ANWe want YOU to join our Witches Union!  It’s time to stand together loud and proud to celebrate all the diverse and amazing folks who are delighted to call themselves a witch.  We are very excited to offer all the Coventry Creations family, membership into the Witches Union.  These spells are simple, easy to do and most importantly work well and work fast!

 

Creating a connection to your ancestors is vitally important.  You fill a hole inside of you that helps you to know where you come from and where you want to go.  Use this kit to create a sacred space that invites your ancestors into your life. Honor them and ask them for protection, abundance and help on your journey.  If you are lost, your ancestors will help you figure out what are your values and lessons in order to give you direction to your true most fulfilled self.


The set contains the candles, oil or spray in the recipe, a spell, instructions for a superior spell and a short list of some simple items that can easily be found in your home and your Witches Union Membership card.  They are perfect for your new witches or witches on the go and a great way  to learn about magic! To get the spell box of your choice, go to the Witches Union box sets in the coventry creation shop.

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Unwrapping the Jinx Removing Set

SB-JXFall is the time of power and Jacki wants YOU to join the witches union. Witches Union Spell Box sets come filled with candles, a spell card and a special limited edition Witches Union card made by Jacki Smith. The spell boxes will be available all fall!  There will be 6 boxes made with the Autumn traditions like creating an ancestor altar, spiritual cleansing, removing a jinx and other amazing kits. Go to coventrycreations.com to check how you can join the witches union!

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What's the Candle Magic of Hekate?

Using the Hekate Pillar in Candle Magic

 

HekateThe Halloween candles are a special set of pillars that we made for the autumn.  Hekate is one of the most popular of the Halloween special pour that we have.  She celebrated by many and is known as the triple goddess, goddess of the crossroads, goddess of the ghost, queen of the witches among many other titles.

 

For candle magic, this pillar is for calling for help when on the crossroads from one transition to another. With help not only for help navigating in transitions but vision on which path will be the safest journey what will lead you on towards the right path. Follow its light to help you to keep going towards the journey you need for growth and recuperation.


The Hekate candle will only be around for a limited time.  The candle burns for 70 hours and includes a blessing on the label to recite with the candle and intention. Please never leave a burning candle unattended.

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Halloween Sneak Peak

Halloween sneak peakHalloween Special Pour Available for September!

 

We do two special pours in late summer.  One is our ghost candle line that we have been promoting all August.  The second pour are the Halloween candles. The Halloween candles are a combination of old retired favorites and a new recipe from 2014.  They are mostly candles that, while are not popular year round, are amazing candles for working with  ancestors, samhain, spirit work and family traditions and with altars.

 

Just like the ghost candles, we only make a few batches once a year. Once they are sold out, they will not be available until the next year. Last year we sold through them very quickly so we did up our batch size this year, but we are still expecting them to go fast so if you are interested,do not hesitate.  These candles will be available starting in September, so keep a look out.  If you are interested in keeping up to date with our newest products and current sales, I suggest subscribing to our newsletters.  Not only is there up to date information but also links to Jacki and Patty’s more recent articles and upcoming events to stores near you!

 

The Halloween Special Pours are:

 

Hekate: Queen of the Witches-Is a retired candle from the world magic line, Hekate stands at the crossroads to open the paths between the worlds and lights the way to the future. Hekate is ageless, believed to have come from Egypt and crossed into the Greek pantheon as the original Triple Goddess. It is helping us through these crossroads of like that has earned her title of "Queen of the Witches." Her traditions continue to this day, as many honor her at places where three roads meet

Halloween: Night of the Witches Is a retired candle from the witches brew line known originally as Spell Caster. Halloween, also known to many pagans as Samhain(sah-win), is the night when the veil between the world of the living and the land of the dead is the thinnest.  Ancient Celts would call upon the blessing of their ancestors to protect them from spirits that would spoil the harvest.

Santisima Muerte: Our Lady of Blessings- Our newest recipe, Santisima Muerte, "The Most Holy Death", is a folk saint with origins in the Aztec Gods. Santa Muerte holds dominion over all death, thus holds dominion over all aspects of life. Call to "The Bony Lady" to help you through any of life's challenges, to bring blessings and cleanse you of negativity.

Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead- A seasonal favorite, Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 1st, is when families gather in the graveyards or create Offrenedas (altars) to celebrate their ancestors. This celebration shows us that death is not to be feared, but to be celebrated as the return to the creator.

 

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Letting go of the past – Do you know whose past you are letting go of?

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Letting go of the past, do you know whose past you are letting go of?

By Jacki Smith

letting go of the pastI can place a pretty sure bet that you start thinking about family, family gatherings and your reaction to them.You either are obligated to attend a gathering of the clan and you, or feel abandoned and isolated from family. We idealize (or demonize) what this gathering would look like and like every other member of society have a reaction to the holidays. You try and try to create a new paradigm for yourself around this, but you fall back into that old pattern.

 

I have a nice big fat reaction to family and/or friend gatherings. In past years it would cause huge anxiety and I would either overcompensate from guilt of not wanting to be there or have so much trepidation I would refuse to go. Oh, how I hated the holidays. I had such a big issue around impending holidays that I even chose a husband that doesn’t celebrate holidays or birthdays… at all… ever (after 20 years he has not budged on this).  When I look at this from the 30,000 foot view I realized it all works together forcing me to heal this issue.   

 

Into the Akashic records I went!  For full disclosure, I don’t think I went into the Akashic records for this issue.  If I remember correctly, I went into the records for a food issue and found myself smack dab in the middle of some family legacy issues that needed to be addressed.  Needed is not even an adequate word to describe the urgency of me dealing with this issue.  What I found waiting for me was a filter that I was viewing family and friends and that was causing a lot of disconnected and abandoned feelings.   This filter was not even of my own making!  I was trying to release something that was mine, but what I needed to clear was not something that I created, it was something I inherited.  

 

It was not my past I needed to let go of, but the collective past of my family that was attached to me. Family Legacies can also be called a family curse, but that implies this energetic discord was placed upon your unwitting and innocent ancestors.   A Family Legacy is the collection of belief and energetic blocks that build generation upon generation until it is so restrictive to your personal growth that is defines you in uncomfortable ways.   In the book Hauntings; Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives by James Hollis he talks about how the complexes, or issues of our parents are the lens we initially view our own life through.  If we remain unaware that we are running our lives based on the complexes of our parents, they become our own adult issues and then are compounded by the new complexes that are created through our own experiences.    It is when you clear or let go of the issues of your parents and ancestors that you can begin to heal your own jazz.

 

In DIY Akashic Wisdom: Access the Library of Your Soul, Patty Shaw and I talk about Family Legacies.  In chapter 10, “The people that we meet on the Akashic street” we talk about a spiritual pattern that you inherit along with your DNA.  These legacies can be filled with gifts, talents and strengths, but can also be filled with beliefs, thought forms and even contracts of behavior that are not good for us.   It is amazing how much nature and nurture combines to create YOU!  You are an ever growing and evolving being that is like no other.  It is when you consciously choose to move through life, connect with your divine spark and live today to its fullest that you can see the miasmas or dysfunctions that keep you anchored into unconscious drama that limits your joy.    

When I looked at the Family Legacy surrounding my holiday experience, it didn’t go back very far.  It went back to a place where the only thing that mattered was appearance.  We all must maintain the appearance of a happy, beautiful family.  This was not new or earth shattering or even unique to my family, but there it was trying to drive a bus that was not willing to go there (that bus being me).   

 

Since I had been living my life in a conscious way to bring love and joy into my life, that family legacy was the opposite of what I was going for.   No wonder I would melt down and become a complete wreck over what to buy as gifts, wear for gatherings and how we presented our own little family to my greater family of origin.   I even saw how my husband broke free of that belief and that I needed his stubborn refusal to participate in that legacy to break free of it on my own.  I had to let go of my mother’s complexes before I could heal and rewrite my own experience.

 

Once I cleared what belonged to someone else’s past I was able to heal the immediate discomfort I came to my Akasha to look at.   My food issue came in to play as the replacement of honest emotions and nurturing feelings with food.  That was the easiest part of the healing; now I needed a new belief to be embodied and a way to incorporate this healing into my everyday life.   My new belief is that we create our own holidays and they are not dictated by the calendar.   I also decided that I would participate as much as I wanted to in the family gatherings and no more.  Once I released the guilt, I felt free to create my own traditions. Now my family and I have Thanksgiving Lasagna, Christmas Tacos and spend the day together playing, relaxing and disconnected from stress.   If we decide to go to a family function it is because we are interested in it – not out of obligation.

 

It is one of the most empowering experiences to go through the Family Tree Meditation on page 137 of DIY Akashic Wisdom.  It is additionally empowering to add in ritual once the mediation is over to anchor in this new belief. I do what I call the Belief Anchoring Ritual and of course I use a selection of Coventry candles.

 

I start with an Uncrossing Hoo Doo candle or a Needed Change Blessed Herbal Candle and a piece of paper.  I have a terrible memory after any healing work I do so I light the candle that helps release any residual energy and write down what I cleared.   This way if it starts to come up again I will see the details that may need to be healed after the fact.  

 

I then get a clean sheet of paper, select a river washed stone or crystal, light a Stability Blessed Herbal Candle, a Heart Blessed Herbal Candle and a Fertility Blessed Herbal Candle and write down my new belief.  I do this as bullet points so I can post this paper and quickly reference it in times of stress. I then read through that list and create a new affirmation that embodies the new belief and place it on my mirror so I can recite it every time I look at myself.    I carry my stone with me and think about this new belief that I have.  This helps me remember to incorporate this new way of being in my waking life and to remember it in times of stress.   It is those stressful times that we will unconsciously revert to the old behavior.  It takes 7-9 instances of making a new choice before it becomes your new habit.


Take a moment the next time an old unhealthy behavior comes up and ask it; are you mine or do you belong to someone else’s past.  Sometime what you need to let go of didn’t belong to you in the first place.

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