Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

This was an incredible holiday for me. You may find this surprising, since I am not Chinese. However since I have been studying Ancient Chinese Magick; I have found myself drawn more and more to Chinese culture, traditions and their thousands of years of civilized history.

My relationship with China has been confusing since I am Buddhist and support many organizations hoping to free Tibet from Chinese occupation. I have followed His Holiness, the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion and good will toward those who invaded his country in the late fifties. I have a deep reverence for China, even though I have disagreed with their politics. This has been an excellent lesson in compassion. I have learned to love the people and culture outside of political disagreements. My interest in China was further enticed in learning Feng Shui, working with the I Ching and studying Chinese Mysticism.

I have offered a Chinese Prosperity spell for over a year now as well as my Chinese Prosperity oil. Both work incredibly well and have deep roots in Feng Shui and Chinese history.

The spoken word incantation of the spell for Prosperity accompanies an envelope of symbols and Chinese herbs used in the spell. Part of the spell is spoken in Mandarin. The incantation is so lovely it is like a song. It takes me away to another land, another time. Thousands of years of magick go into that spell. I am passing something unique on to my clients; giving them a piece of history.

I have several Dragon Spell’s but I do not offer them on the site. I decided to celebrate Chinese New Year this year by offering a powerful wish-granting/desire Dragon Spell.

I conducted this spell, this past night.

It is an incredibly long spell – first there is an energy clearing, then chanting, then a prayer in Mandarin. I also must invoke my Mythical Animal Guide (the Dragon) to assist with the spell. It was limited to seven clients for I have to do each part individually.

Six hours later, here I am, coming down after the high of casting these Dragon Spells. The incense, the crackling of the fire in the fire pit, the numbing chill in the air (Central Florida gets cold at night this time of year!) and the promise of strong hot coffee to help me ground myself after I finished the last spell; seems almost like a dream now.

I often feel that way after casting. Most witches do as we enter an altered state (Alpha State) that is like lucid dreaming. Often I cannot recall exact details but I am aware that I have cast the spells and sent the energy out and have experienced the flashback that uplifts my spirit to the light of the Goddess. She and I have been one and that great touch of the feminine divine is like no other feeling I have felt.

It was my great honor to deliver the desires to Her hands on this night; this New Year, this New Moon and may she grant these desires and wishes with pure love, compassion and understanding. With harm to none and blessings to all.

xin nein kuai le!
(Happy New Year in Mandarin)

Pure Love

Most love isn’t about love. It is about winning. And winning is all about ego.

As a Buddhist one of the issues I work on constantly is seeing outside of my ego which in effect destroys it. The beginning, in fact the whole of enlightenment is an egoless state. To realize emptiness (in the Buddhist sense) is to be without ego.

Yet so many people invest their ego in loving. It becomes all about their happiness, not the happiness of the one they love. To love without ego is pure and does not mean you are a doormat. It means that you see outside relative truth (which is everyday truth) to absolute truth (essentially – what is – is.).

Many clients write to me and ask me: How do I know my love is pure?

It is an interesting question and one that can have many answers. One answer may be that if you have to ask the question, then your love is probably not pure – however that is a little flippant for my taste. To know yourself is to understand the love you feel for another and to realize the purity of this love is a deep transformative process.

There are some questions you can ask yourself to see the purity and egolessness of your feelings. Don’t be alarmed if you find the answers are not to your liking. Just remember this is a process. No one begins self-exploration as all-knowing.

1. Ask yourself about the happiness of the one you love. Is their happiness more important than yours? What if that happiness does not include you in their life? Would you still have feelings of love for them?

2. If the one you love told you that they did not love you at all – would you still feel the same way?

3. Ask yourself what needs this person fills in your life. The fewer the needs filled the more genuine the love. Love without attachments is the most pure love there is.

4. Imagine your life without this person in it – would you be able to find happiness in some form again? A pure love, once again does not have attachments. If you feel your life would end when theirs did that does not actually mean that you feel so deeply for them, just that you have attached unrealistic value to them.

That said, I wonder what love is but unrealistic value of a person!

5. There is a clear line between real love and obsession.

Ask yourself if you are happy. When you wake up, are you glad to be alive? Is your life on a positive track? Do you have hope for the future? Do you have dreams and work toward them all the time?

6. Are you in this relationship alone? If you are you need to ask yourself why this is and how much this matters to you. Does it matter to you that none of your dreams and hopes may ever come to fruition or are you comfortable with that, having no expectations?

In the end no one can tell you if you are in love or not. Or if your love is pure or infatuation or obsession. This is for you to seek and to know.

When you do know; you will know yourself better than you ever have before.