Thursday, October 31, 2013

Are you an Empathic Pinata?


                Yes, I too am an empath and for those that might not know what that entails the only education you may have on the topic are airy fairy new age healing articles touting the wonderments of being an empathic healer.  First, allow me to define what it means to be empathic.  It means that you can tune into other individual's moods, attitudes, feelings and sometimes thoughts.  If you are only an empath, you are not considered psychic because you cannot foretell the future and/or should a person wish to deceive you in conversation you stand only a little better chance than the normal individual at seeing through the deception.  However, you are damn close to being psychic or you may have psychic talents that have not been awakened.
             Second, it is this skill of identification that makes you this wonderful healer.  Caring, kind, attentive and completely miserable at times.  If you dread with all of your being funerals, family get togethers, and unstructured debates then you might be an empath.  The reason for your misery is that without knowing it, your friends, family and even total strangers can pick up on the receptivity of your gift and rather than seeing the warm blanket of energy that is there for them to snuggle up in, they instead see a punching bag or a pinata.  They accomplish this by a technigue known as projection and energy drain.

            Projection is easy to identify, it normally occurs during the course of your conversation with an individual who is upset with another person or group of people.  While listening to the other person's strife a bizarre twist occurs...they project the source of their upset onto you thereby making you a target.  Identify when this happens by an increase of their use of apparent role playing.  They will use the word "You" a lot even when talking about another person or group of people and they will point directly at you.  When this happens you have gone from being a friendly ear to an unwilling target.  Nip this quickly by asking them to use different pronouns or if you are worried that you may upset them by asking them to rephrase their dialogue then cover your solar plexus with both hands and focus on hardening your aura from the inside out.  *If that last part sounds like hoky new age crap, I endeavor you to at least try the technique...you'll find that the person who is projecting will increase the intensity of the attack as you have made it harder for them to hit your core.

         Energy drain in these situations is inevitable unless you cut short the conversation and tell the individual that you just can't listen to thier agnst at this time.  Of course, you are not going to say that because you are an empath and it is in your nature to help, inspire and nurture others.  Again, the defense against complete energy drain is a focus on hardening your aura and covering your solar plexus.  Be prepared for the next inevitability...the individual may hate you for a certain time period.  During the conversation, you represented the source of their anger and/or grief.  They will feel better but, do not expect them to either thank you or love you for giving them something to beat up on.  Over time you will note those individuals that use you for these purposes, do not take it personally but, do take it upon yourself to take a point of authority on how much energy you allow others to take at any one time.

       At the end of the day an empath is worn out especially if they were a target.  So light up the incense, take a bath or shower using a salt scrub, perform some sort of grounding exercise and beef back up your aura through meditation.  In all cases remember this one fact, they need you more than you need them.  Never be afraid to walk away.  Hope you found this useful.

 In LVX,

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Comet ISON and the Starship Enterprise

Please do not take any of the below seriously. 


                           Not really sure at this point, but I'm having way too much fun messing with my head on this one.  I apologize up front because this is grossly off topic.
                           So, for fun I like to search pop culture media items for esoteric and archetypal imagery because; A. I'm a nerd and B. its art.  Come on let's face it, multimillion dollar movie productions are the work of great effort.  Every detail for every scene is well thought out in advance.  So if you're a carpenter or stone worker or say a movie set designer that's into the whole occulted message motif, you'd throw in some occult art maybe even some symbols.


                          My current favorite is the opening to "Star Trek Into Darkness".  I'm loving the story line of an unenlightened race of primitives (dark eyes = not illuminated) being saved by an advanced civilization of star travelers.  The premise is that a volcano is set to blow and Cmdr. Spock sets off an ice bomb to neutralize or freeze the explosion.  Kirk ticks off Spock for disobeying the "Prime Directive"...the "Prime Directive" is keeping their presence a secret from the unenlightened natives.  So far, this is secret society awesomeness.  And, then it happened. 
                      A full on, Illuminati orgasm at minute mark 1.17: Kirk comes running into greet Spock after saving him from the volcano and I noticed the Egyptian Goddess Ma'at feather on the door.  Well...that makes sense with the storyline after all Ma'at is Mercy (Kirk) and Judgement (Spock).  But then, I noticed the numbers M-3110 Holy crap that's Halloween!  Check out the red shirt with his eye covered in the left background...a sure sign of an occulted message.  And although you can barely make it out the number on the right column in this scene is M-0122 (Jan 22).
                    So, I did some research to see what was happening in the world on Jan. 22, 2013...I did not find much, just a gigantic solar flare is about all that made the news.  Which parallels our solar systems state right now as there is a tremendous increase in solar flare activity this week.  Solar Flares, well that would relate to fire and the volcano, what about Ice?  ISON!  the supposed chunk of ice has a 50/50 chance of surviving the ride around the sun and it's not looking any better with huge blasts of Sun Plasma blowing around as it makes its way from Mars towards the Star.
                 But is ISON really a comet or is it really Mr. Spock riding an ice cube grenade to save us from a massive blast from the sun on Halloween?!!  After seeing the clip below, I'd just like to say...thank you in advance to starship ISON for saving our collective asses.
Live long and prosper,

Friday, October 4, 2013

Overcoming the Fear of Invocation


                          There are few things that can be more inspiring and/or more soul stirring than an invocation to universal powers in ceremonial magic.  However, growing up in an American, Judeo-Christian home I was taught at an early age that to ask God for some thing or some quality required a lot of due diligence in order to make sure that what I asked for did not pervert the Will of God and therefore a sin.  God the ultimate power and his angels were to be approached with humility and fear.  Because of this childhood background, when I began practicing the art of ritual magic, I found that my invocations were timid and "lack luster".  I could imagine the angelic hosts that I was invoking, sighing in frustration and saying to each other how they couldn't believe that they came all the way to my place for pitiful ramblings or jumbled canned speeches.  Worse, sometimes I could imagine the heavenly hosts actually becoming annoyed and angered by my stumbling and timid address, leaving me to be tormented by the dark forces of Hades which instilled even more paranoia and fear.  I am finding that some magicians beginning the art of ritual are having similar issues and worry tremendously about coming off as stumbling, timid and unsure or they feel that they have to be overly cautious not to appear too forceful, too prideful, or as challenging the authority of God.
                      A lot of us that have walked a mostly solitary path of ritual magic know that in time every magician comes to the place where they are comfortable with their invocations even to the point of tossing aside the index cards and addressing Archangels, Planetary and Zodiacal forces as close personal friends that you are calling to come over for a visit.  Coming to this point of comfort in invocations on your own can be a trying process.  But, rather than have other magic artists suffer the chaos of doubt and second guessing it takes to get to that point, I found a piece written by David Griffin, the Imperator of the Alpha Omega, that made a lot of sense to me and may help ease some of the tensions of the beginning magician in the art of invocation.

                    To paraphrase a small part of Griffin's piece, he writes that in ritual a magician should view themselves and their ritual space as a microcosm or small universe corresponding to the large universe.  The large universe's multitude of energies are a kin to physical Sunlight; brilliant, unrestricted, and pure.  While our sphere of sensation and/or microcosm acts as a prism for that light, allowing focused streams of energy of different qualities and colors to stream in. 
                   Looking at invocation in this light we can see how the deities and powers we invoke to help "focus the Light through the prism" are like really awesome lab colleagues.  Therefore, when calling on our colleagues the process should be respectful, friendly, tactful, unforced, with a dash of humility and a whole lot of love and adoration.  Rest assured that your "colleagues" are not judgmental or annoyed with your requests.  They, like you, enjoy and love this great and wonderful art of the universe.
Hope you found this helpful