Thursday, April 12, 2012

PBP Letter H ~ Humour : hearts & dog

PBP Letter H

Yep it happened again , I think I was taking myself far to seriously . Once again trying to control the uncontrollable .
Sometimes we work so hard to pull it off, that perfect spell , that perfect event, that perfect happening , we sort of forget , hey this is life & life is the magic and sometimes shit just happens
At times when life is so hard we are struggling often suffering sometimes we really need a good whack on the noggin or a good kick in the butt or a fall on the face seems to be my preferred method of learning those hard lessons .
and then there are those times when bam in the middle of the heavy when You just are thinking it can't get much worse then this . bam something so off the top happens , You can't help but chuckle & think how this is going to be extremely laughable & a humorous memory for yrs to come .
So I'd been planning a pretty big ritual for sometime I sort of plan things out in my head then go abouts collecting items , making special things etc.
So the last week and half I'd made corn dolls , collected my hair from my hair brush , bought special chicken hearts and went out to our property to collect special plants & trees . All this to get ready then came the putting it all together !
I had my own corn doll to represent myself I braid my hair strands together and wrapped it round the waist .

I then crushed wild rose petals , lavender, rowan and sacred earth .
This was added to special oil & water
I then placed one heart for myself in this mixture

then came the next step , wasps

add in touch me not

rowan & bittersweet



dog piss tobacco ( a last minute add in ) and wormwood

then the haw thorns . these things are strong hard things very good for protection work

I've never attempted this spell before but took the idea from another and added my own plants , dolls etc. to make it my own . The intent is not to harm another but to stop them from harming your person or family members etc. the visual is quite dramatic I know !

so I finished them up

made mine by tying it on with more hair
then I had raffia

and I bound the rams of the dolls together to make a circle

they can all dance away from me & my family !

I then placed them outside in the fire pit .I had laid in a circle wood of willow , hawthorn & pine

I brought out my Kateri doll & Our Lady Mount Carmel candle
my little playmobile owl sits atop the sweetgrass belt on Katri .

We were all ready to go , Sharon the magic cat enjoying the view

I placed my doll  top a wash basin , it was finally ready to go !
then something happened !

Dog dog dog
yep I said dog

I had told my dd I'd watch him while she went out to eat .
I put him out back with our dogs . Lovely weather and all they'd be sure to be okay .
However our dogs at times find this one annoying so I thought I'd go see how they were getting along .
I still did not even think of my ritual prep til I glanced over at the pit . things looked out of place , then it clicked in my brain !

yep even a few had lost their heads !
help what to do !
my heart and the others all were deep inside the belly of this big floppy beast !
Oh no he ate the thorns and all !
have I just killed our dd dog ?
how do I tell her , well your dog just ate a whole batch of chicken hearts , by the way they were soaked in some not so great thing , by the way he gobbled up all the thorns too !
never mind she is going to think her Mum is totally wacked using chicken hearts and thorns in a ritual .
That is when I laughed to myself because I could hear the conversation at family dinners to come " remember the time fritz ate the hearts ! ? what was Mum doing anyway ? "
I got some great advice from my family at CPF on fb and doggie is fine . Didn't even faze him in the least .
so I went on

I by chance had a frozen pig heart so I took a piece off that and mixed it with new herbs for myself
I placed all my pine cones I'll be attaching to my shaman belt round my doll .
when the whole thing was over I bagged her and am burying her on our property up a top the hill over looking all the land ☺
I luckily had some of the mixture still saved to throw on the fire so I soaked the pig heart in that .

Then the fire came

it was a gorgeous fire , my first in the city since Yule .
I saw many dancing figures in the fire as the night went by
as well as a beautiful crone hand

and that was it . I just waited til nothing was left just coals .
It was so peaceful and soothing .
I smile & chuckle and am so happy don't sweat the big stuff and appreciate the little .
I love that big dopey dog I can't help but laugh and be happy when I see him the big goof ball .
In the end my stuff got done but honestly was it that big of a deal if it didn't work out .what did work out was I lightened up , I/we enjoyed the fire and legacy hey if anything I will be remembered as the granny who can make people laugh , with the help of a few of my animal friends ;-)
I also think this is probably the last time I attempt the chicken heart spell !


  1. hysterical! That's the way - go with the flow, even if your "familiar" decides to get involved in the spellwork! Oh ..the best laid plans.

  2. One also have to remember the Universe has a whimsical side. Maybe this was the was it was supposed to go too. One never knows.

  3. I'm roaring with laughter! It seems your spell worked long before you went and fetched the piece of pig heart! This will surely be a fun memory for years to come! Thank you for the laugh :)