uplifted vibrations

Try to pay special attention to taking care of yourself. If you’re hungry, feed yourself. If you’re tired, take a nap. When you’re ready to take on the world each day, get out there and shine your light! Create positive affirmations for yourself, and say them at the beginning of each and every day; things like;

Today will be an amazing day!
Today I am filled with energy and love!
Today I will give it my all and go to bed leaving the world a better place!

It’s astounding how things as simple as words can impact our beliefs. Please try to make moment to do this; whether it’s in the shower, on your way to work, or before bed. Even if you don’t believe what you’re saying, you must continue, for sometimes it takes a while to alter one’s attitude and state of mind.

IN MANY CLASSIC TRADITIONS, MAINTAINING YOUR MAGICKAL TOOLS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU DO WITH THEM.

Many of us are hyper-concerned with what we are accomplishing magickally speaking. We try and take care of issues by using crystal grids, herbs, and intention. We put our power into the universe, and seek returns. That is AMAZING, and we have never been so empowered in our ability to manipulate our lives through magick and energy manipulation. 

There’s a very important message a lot of you need to hear, however.

⛥ Staying hydrated is just as potent and important as water magick.

⛥ Lighting some candles for tranquility can be just as empowering as fire magick.

⛥ Studying for class can be taken in an artistic and magickal lens. People are inherently magickal…everything they do operates on that law. Be it science, math, history, architecture – it doesn’t matter. There’s something magickal about it.

⛥ Diet and Exercise can be completely magickal. The energy that we put into our bodies is just as important as what we send out of them.

⛥ Communing with and playing with your pets can be just as important as a conversation with a spirit guide.

There is enlightenment everywhere you look. Everything around you is made of divine stuff – therefore none of it is superfluous. 

Many magicians cleanse and charge their crystals, clean and dust their altars, and do everything they can to maintain their magickal space.

Your body is your temple – your mind is the ultimate crystal grid. You are inherently divine and need to be maintained in the same way you maintain the physical and metaphysical world around you.

Treat your body, mind, and soul with the same reverence you bring forward to your spirit companions, to your crystals, your tomes, your altars.

Self care is the most potent form of witchcraft because it has immediate returns.

Bless yourself and you can change the surrounding world.

Treat your shrines and artifacts with reverence, but do the same for yourself.

Do all things with the knowledge that you are working with a highly energetic and potent network, and that you are one of the most important plugs into that network.

                                                                                    and so it is!

✿Frankincense✿

Folk Names: Incense, Oilbans, Oilbanum 

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

…Origins…

Also known as Olibanum, Frankincense is a resin obtained from the Boswellia sacra tree as well as other closely related trees. The resin is gathered by slashing the bark of the tree & allowing the sap to bleed out & harden. The Ancient Egyptians burned Frankincense at sunrise to honour their Sun God, Ra, & was also used in their embalming process. According to the Bible, Frankincense was one of two magickal resins presented to Jesus in the story of his birth by the Magi or “wise men”, who were traditionally wizards from the east. Frankincense resin can be burned over hot coals in a brazier or made(or bought) as incense sticks or cones. It is often crushed & mixed with other resins, particularly Myrrh. Adding Frankincense to any incense blend will increase the action of the other woods, herbs & resins in the blend.

…Magickal Uses…

Purification: Frankincense is most commonly used as an Incense to purify an area of evil & negativity. Often used by many Witches to cleanse a space before Ritual as it not only rids energetic tensions, but also raises the energy of the space. 

Protection: Due to the great purifying qualities of Frankincense, it is also a great addition to any banishing, exorcism, or any general protection ritual/spell. Frankincense can also be used as an oil for protection/purification sachets.

Meditation: The strong purifying, uplifting vibrations produced by Frankincense make it an excellent choice in meditation incenses & also in mixtures used to promote spiritual growth as well as to induce visions.

Misc: Frankincense is commonly added to herbal combinations as when burned, Frankincense sends off strong vibrations that work to increase the action/effect of the other herbs, making Frankincense one of the most commonly used herbs in Witchcraft both historically, & today. Frankincense is also a great herbal offering to any Sun Deity. Rosemary may be used as a substitute for Frankincense. 

…Medicinal Uses…

Frankincense is used as an oil in aromatherapy to relieve stress & anxieties. Frankincense is also used topically on the skin to reduce inflammation. When purchasing essential oils, avoid those that state ‘fragrance oil’ etc, as these have synthetic chemicals added in which may inflame the skin more. Stick to 100% pure Frankincense & dilute with water if needed. A few drops of the essential oil can also be in combination with lavender &/or Chamomile for an ultimate tranquil experience which helps to ease tensions, paranoia, & anxieties.  Due to its antiseptic properties, Frankincense oil is a great addition to any oral hygiene regimen. Look for natural oral care products that contain frankincense oil, especially if you enjoy the aroma. It can help prevent dental health issues like tooth decay, bad breath, cavities, or oral infections. You can also consider making your own toothpaste by mixing Frankincense oil with baking soda. Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can help to fight acne, blemishes, the appearance of large pores, & works to prevent wrinkles, it will even help lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging. Be sure to always do a small patch area first to test for possible allergic reactions. Frankincense can be burned or the oil used as a natural cold & flu remedy. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce & eliminate phlegm in the lungs, as well as to aid an inflamed nasal passage, or throat. Add a few drops of the oil to a cloth & breath in, or allow to burn as incense. 

You must find your why.
That why that gets you up early in the morning.
That why that has you staying up late.
That why that keeps you going.
If your why does not fill you up with a mixture of emotions, bringing with it both happiness and tears, laughter and anxiousness, eagerness and worries,
then it is not your why.
Keep searching until you find it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
I pray for those I can’t understand or misunderstand. I send them peace even if we can’t withstand peace together in the physical realm… I like to think that all souls want to make peace with each other… So if someone’s physical presence breeds low vibration, I pray for the uplifting of this person’s vibration through spirit… I like to believe that we don’t intend to send out low vibrations, it is our humanly trait of entitlement that causes such low vibes… I pray for every soul that needs to be lighten, I pray for the hearts with many hands on them, and hope they all master the art of detachment… May all souls in the spiritual realm resolve all differences, if we can not in the physical… Let’s be peace at soul.
—  I pray for souls not people. -AndreaSiera
Awakening Tips: In the Healers eyes

Whenever you are healing someone, make sure you are putting *you* in the equation. When you don’t realize this by creating a division between giver & receiver, you will feel drained, tired, restless or even sick afterwards.

For everything you give out in healing or positive love energy, you receive back more positive/uplifting/ higher vibrational source energy.

So when you give out readings, reiki, etc. you are receiving positive uplifting source energy within you. When you give, there is always a receiving point of an even exchange of energy. Honor this and you will benefit so much more from these experiences. 

Sometimes we forget the most important piece of the puzzle, ourselves… because we are the one who puts it back together. 

Don’t allow for the sadness of yesterday to hold you back from the happiness of tomorrow. You have so much that still awaits; not behind, but ahead of you. So raise up your head, and prepare for the radiance of a beautiful tomorrow.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Celestite (also known as Celestine) is a gorgeous sky-blue crystal that is said to aid in communion with higher dimensional beings such as angels. It has an uplifting and soothing vibration, a wonderful ally for meditation, emotional healing and any spiritual pursuits. This stone has been a personal favorite of mine as of late.

This sterling silver wrapped celestite is just $21 right here in my etsy shop😊

Even if it means going against the opinions of others,
Even if it means receiving disapproval,
Even if it means going against the crowd,
You must do what feels right to you.
If it makes you smile, feel more comfortable, or beam with rays of genuine happiness;

Then you must do it, regardless of anyone else.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

At this very moment,
I just wanted to reach out to you, grab you by the hand, and wish you a lovely evening.
You have done an amazing job today,
And you will continue to do an amazing job for many tomorrows.

As for tonight, rest easy.
Breathe.
Allow your worries to wash away.
If you’d like, feel free to stay a while;
To reflect, to relax, and to speak your thoughts to me.

I hope that I’m able to help even in the smallest of ways. Even if it’s minuscule.

So please, take the next little bit to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally.

Try not to seek for someone else to fill an emptiness that exists within. The only person who can fulfill this feeling is yourself.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Explore your life with a child-like curiosity. Treat every experience like it is the ultimate adventure. Go down at night feeling gratitude for each day, while feeling just as excited for the journey that awaits tomorrow.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
In order to change the world, you must first change your way of thinking. Do things in ways that other people do not do. Think new thoughts. Learn new ideas. Develop a plan. Each one of you has so much potential to change the world; you just need to be able to manifest it in the way that only YOU can.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Work on becoming the very best version of yourself. Not just for one day. Not just for every other day, but during each and every second of this beautiful life that you’re living.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
If you can dream it, you can be it.
If you can see it in your mind, you can most definitely see it in your reality.
There is no difference between dreams and reality except for the actions required to take you from where to currently are to where it is that you wish to go.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Don’t allow yourself to drown in the puddle of past mistakes. That storm has come and gone and is now well on its way. A beautiful, bright future now awaits you; yes, this may also include many more storms, however the forecast mainly shows sunny skies and a brighter tomorrow.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
You don’t need to become a certain person. There are no specific ‘shoes’ in which you must fill. You were born simply to become who you are; and who ever that may be is far more than enough.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Try to focus on accepting and loving yourself from the very core. If one is able to accept all of their own flaws unconditionally, then it becomes difficult for anyone else to be able to use their flaws against them.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Tough times call for tough individuals.

And guess what? That includes you.
You are an unstoppable, indestructible, and unshakeable being, with so much potential that it blows all roadblocks that may stand in the way.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin