And now, a little insight on how to manifest things more easily. Last month, I put up a poll on my author’s page to help decide what topic I should focus on for the next video. I think manifesting was actually the post popular, but as inspiration has her own ways of getting things done, it was the last of the poll to get made. Videos notes follow below after the video.
– Sorry about the overuse of the word “tap” – sometimes when recording, one word gets stuck in my head…so well, just go with it.
-Some clarification, as I lost my thread a bit when the timer went off. Part of the difference between a portable or travel altar and what I mention here as what we did for the house/move, is that the latter is essentially a working vs. an actual altar. Meaning, we really didn’t have a travel altar – we had a mobile piece of spellcraft that was a highly specific working. It had altar elements, but it didn’t exactly reinforce our connection to ourselves – we were basically unrooted/without an anchor. Which I suppose one could argue that for a moving spell, you don’t want to be dealing with roots. But there are other options we could have utilized, which are fairly easy to see in hindsight. In the end, the working was successful – we got the house, we moved without major incident, and all as well. But I would have appreciated a little more spiritual, emotional, and mental stability – that’s for sure.
-Another thing I didn’t mention specifically in the video that aids greatly in manifesting: setting up a regular practice in however that looks like for you. Working with an altar is one aspect of that. Another aspect is incorporating ritual. Ritual doesn’t have to be complex – it can be solitary or done with a group. Shortly after landing here, we rolled right into our coven’s activities (esbats, sabbats, coven meetings), and that too provides a sense of pattern and connectivity. Observing the seasons and the changing of tides, connecting with the local landscape – these are powerful ways to tap in to your surroundings. You can read more about the power of ritual and place in Weave the Liminal.
And if you’re curious about altars:
– The Witch’s Altar – by myself and Jason Mankey – is chock full of everything you need to know (and more) about altars in Witchcraft. There’s also some blog posts from earlier this year about using the elements as altars that you may want to check out.