A Witch’s first sacred rule is to be one with Nature and Nature’s Animals. I know most Witches cannot stand or tolerate animals being hurt or mistreated by others. How can we understand what Earth’s herbs, fruits and berries can do for us; if we don’t find Nature sacred first?
I must say, I do respect that in a Witch. Having absolute faith in the holiness on Earth, not just above. How us being here can also be comforting and how it ties to Angelic Realms (You are free to imagine Golden Gates and a Pearly White staircase here).
I think it is no secret that I love animals (I said this to my mother and she said it is a secret, kind of offended, so I’ll think I’ll state that here). When you truly connect with an animal and can feel their energy, it might come as a shock to some how calming their energies are.
I went to a seminar a couple of years ago and met a lovely English woman there, who currently resides in Bahrain as a Psychic and Energy Healer. She hosts very insightful events and meditation groups ~ I had the pleasure of joining one evening. We spoke about the energies in Bahrain and how it feels like a strong wave is growing here (I say wave because she recalled a story where one of her clients had just gotten in from New Zealand and could not stand the Energies in Bahrain. She felt extremely depressed and took the next flight back).
Why that happened? I am not exactly sure. It could be because Bahrain has a strong magical History, tying Gilgamesh, The Flower and Tree of Life to this area. I took to the internet to find more answers and found this fascinating article from The New York Times from 1984:
The land of Dilmun is holy, the land of Dilmun is pure. In Dilmun no cry the raven utters, Nor does the bird of ill-omen foretell calamity. The lion kills not, nor does the ravening wolf Snatch away the defenseless lamb.
Unknown is the wild dog who tears the kid. The dove does not conceal its head. No one here says, ”My eyes are sick,” No one here says, ”My head is sick,” No one here says, ”I am an old woman,” No one here says, ”I am an old man.” The maiden walks here in innocence. No lustrations need to be poured. The somber death priest walks not here, By Dilmun’s walls he has no cause for lamentations.
These words come from one of the world’s oldest poems. It was first written down some 4,000 years ago in the ancient Sumerian city of Nippur near the Euphrates, using cuneiform wedge script on a clay tablet.
The poem tells about the doings of the gods at the dawn of time in a sacred island paradise called Dilmun, a place closely resembling the Garden of Eden, where death and sickness did not exist and sweet waters flowed.
Holy Dilmun is mentioned in many other cuneiform writings of that period. The epic hero Gilgamesh goes there to obtain the secret of eternal life from Ziusudra, who alone among mankind survived the Great Flood after building an ark on instructions from Enki, Lord of the Abyss and Ruler of the Sweet Waters Under the Earth.
Gilgamesh dives into the sea with stones attached to his feet and brings up the ”Flower of Immortality.” In a clear parallel with the biblical story of Adam and Eve, he allows a serpent to eat the flower, cheating mankind of its benefits.
Other ancient records show that 4,000 years ago Dilmun was also a great trading center and the capital of an empire. Yet until 1857 when Sir Henry Rawlinson, a British scholar, discovered how to read cuneiform and the first references to this ancient island paradise were deciphered, the name of Dilmun had vanished from the collective memory of mankind.
And the collective memory of mankind remerged and churned out another name – The Kingdom of Bahrain.
With Nature’s elements being the key to this post (and story), I decided to place Two Spells Here: Connecting With Your Animal and Helping Nature Grow.
Connecting With Your Animal
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Goddess Diana1
- Pictures or ornaments that remind you of your Animal. This will strengthen your spell.
- One Light Blue Candle2
- One Purple Candle3
- Cooking Pot
Goddess Diana (meaning “heavenly” or “divine”) was the Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. She adored wild animals and frolicking in The Woods. She had The Power to talk to and control animals. She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, who equally loved animals and was known for having a Sacred Deer as her Animal Totem.
Light Blue is a very calming colour and reminds me of a new born baby, boy. We always see hues of pastel colours in delivery rooms and there is a strong reason for that; pastels are calming and nurturing.
Purple is the colour of our Crown Chakra. Using colours that correlate to our Chakra helps with strength.
- Bring your cooking pot to a low boil and add one drop of Rosemary. Most animals are not accustomed to drinking Essential Oils, so add one drop the first time you try this spell and add more accordingly.
- Bring the heat all the way down, let your water cool and pour water into your animal’s drinking bowl.
- Take the bowl to your altar. If you do not have an altar or area of practice, a nice comfortable spot somewhere in your home will do.
- Place your pet’s ornaments around the bowl.
- Place one of the candles on the left and one on the right. Light them.
- Place your hands above your bowl and repeat the following: “Diana Goddess of Hunt and Home, Make Me Hear What is Unknown. My Animals Bring Me Peace and Hone, Let Their Thoughts Show Through Their Face”.
Help Nature Grow
- A Small Square of Natural Fabric (Muslin or Hessian Fabric will do)
- Hemp Oil
- Blue Berry Leaves
- Find a nice comfortable spot next to the plant you would like to help grow. I tried this with my Lime Tree and it worked just fine. I planted it last year and it is already half the size of my Palm Tree. Don’t be surprised if the fruit tastes more sour 😀
- Drop a few drops of Hemp Oil on to the cloth and repeat the following three times: “Help Me Nature Find A Spot, By This Tree And By This Rock. When One Week Passes And Before The Third Make This Plant Grow More And More”.
- Place the Blue Berry Leaves in middle of the fabric and roll the fabric from the top to the bottom, forming a scroll. If leaves fall to the ground leave it, it was meant to be.
- Put the rolled fabric in soil and enjoy.
Good Luck and Blessed Be