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Friday, September 27, 2013

Negative Thinking: Uncrossing the Mind

In a previous entry, I wrote about spells and how they (sometimes) work. In that entry, I talked a great deal about the power of the mind and the importance of belief in rootwork. Of particular importance is the ability to control one's thoughts for within them lie the seed of creation.

Simply stated, what you dwell on inwardly you will manifest outwardly. This is probably the number one reason that most spells fail and many beginning magicians do not meet with success. If you believe that you are sick, you will never be healed; if you believe that you are unworthy of love, then you will never find it; if you believe that you''ll never pay off your debt, you will always be poor; if you see an enemy lurking behind every corner to destroy you, then you will always be crossed up. It is often been said that "perception is reality" and as you can see our thoughts are important because they shape our our reality.

Some of the ways in which we can uncross our minds on a subject is to consciously re-train our brains. Each time you find yourself  thinking negatively immediately begin to think positively about our situation or issue. So instead of thinking I'm always broke, staring thinking I always have enough money to meet my needs and more.
Other methods of uncrossing the mind include spiritual cleansing of the head itself. This can be done by making a tea of rue, which is said to clear the mind and improve mental processes,  and washing one's head each night while focusing the mind on only positive thoughts and outcomes.

The egg-cleanings or “egg roll” is a ritual for cleansing oneself of evil which entails taking a fresh, raw egg and rolling over the body in a downwards motion and out a the extremities. This ritual is often performed with the recital of a prayer or Psalm (such as Psalm 51). When done, the egg is often cracked into a glass of water and the remains red for signs before being disposed of at either a crossroads or at the base of a strong tree. The Egg Cleansing can be performed alone or on your behalf by another individual who rubs the egg over your body. 

Similar to an egg cleansing, the person’s body is smoked with incense or a smudge stick (traditionally sage) to for spiritual cleansing and to drive out evil. In my personal practices I have burned sage in a fire safe bowl which I placed on the floor as I stood over it between my legs allowing the smoke to rise over my body. If you desire, you may place a white sheet over your body to hold the smoke it for a more comprehensive smoking of the body. 

Spell to Reverse Negative Thinking 

Items needed:   
  • Silver Candle
  • Van Van Oil 
  • Pen and Paper 

Working the Root:  When the moon is waning on a Monday flip a silver candle and write the negative thought on it backwards (a style of writing also known as mirror writing). Anoint the candle with Van Van Oil, which is known to change bad luck to good, and say:

"With God's blessings, just as Jesus turned the water into wine do now do I change my bad thoughts to good. Amen"

Set the candle in a holder and put it aside. Write your negative thought on a piece of paper nine times. Anoint the four corners and center with Van Van Oil. Fold the paper away from yourself three times saying:

"With God's blessings, just as I fold this paper away from me these negative thoughts now turn from me and are replaces with only good thoughts. In Jesus' name. Amen.".

 Place the petition paper under the candle. Light the candle and say:

"With God's blessings, just as Jesus turned the water into wine do now do I change my bad thoughts to good. Amen"

This should then by followed by praying Psalm 51: 7-10 and then by reciting a positive though to counter your negative one. This positive thought should become your mantra on which your thoughts should dwell eat waking moment.

When the candle is almost spent, remove the petition paper and burn it in the flame of the candle. When the candle burns out dispose of any remaining wax and the ashes of your paper at a crossroads.