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

sage

pine

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 !

3 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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 :)

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