So last week, I talked about how you can move your practice from some-timey to getting the results you desire more-often than not.
I mentioned that one of the things that can turn your rituals around is the practice of preliminary divination.
Check out my blog here if you missed it, because there is juicy information that explains “why”.
This practice is something I started doing as a young adult, and stopped because I realized not everyone understood it. I don’t even know how much I understood it at the time. But, I must admit that I was at the point in my life where I “cared” what people thought.
In my effort to try to “fit in”, I gave up practices that were as natural to me as brushing my teeth.
I continued to have an altar but it didn’t get elaborate until after my divorce, when it was just my daughter and I living in our house. Then, even through the numerous relationships I had, my altar was “alive and well”.
But it was after losing 5 people back-to-back in 2016, that my altar became a portal. It is a space between worlds. The energy shift can be sensed. On those rare occasions I give readings in my home, people are drawn to it.
My altar now holds the secrets to my magick and this is the second practice that took my work from some-timey to results oriented.
In a word, this simple step is Offerings.
You may say to yourself “why would I do that?”
We take for granted being here in the material world. And even though I hear way too many people lament about being human, believe me, you will miss it when you are gone. Our visceral life may come with a lot of pain, but we also experience so much pleasure! Think about it: Food; Fashion; Fragrance; Art; Music; Sex; even Sleep…Just a few of life’s rewards!
You may now be saying to yourself “ok…what do I offer?”
THAT depends on who you are working with. My favorite entities are my ancestors and those I lost, so I simply give them the things they love.
But if you are working with, say, Kuan Yin or Mother Mary, flowers, candles and incense are perfect offerings.
Offerings provide a foothold for the spiritual in our material world. You see this demonstrated in every culture, although they may not call them “offerings” per se. Hell, they even do it in church.
I personally don’t care what you call it, but I do suggest you try it.
My daily ritual includes chatting with my peeps, and offering a fresh candle. My weekly ritual, on Sundays, I energetically “clear” the house, then tend to my altars with offerings and conversation.
I can’t tell you how many miracles I’ve experienced – I don’t even bother counting.
But I do encourage you to give both of these tips a try.
Also, one quick suggestion: Don’t just make offerings when you want something. Make them “just because”.
You won’t be sorry!