New Videos and Live Broadcast!

Hello all!

I hope this message finds you well. I am traveling to the lovely land of Canada, on the 23rd-28th, while there I will be communing with a very good friend of mine, Alan Jay. He is a lovely soul and a very gifted psychic and spiritual psychotherapist with certification in Angel Therapy®. We will be posting two videos on my main Youtube page CLICK HERE to access the previously made videos, and to find the new ones in the following days.

Another exciting project we will be doing on is a live feed video. This will be hosted through my Youtube channel once again. You can submit questions and comments through Twitter, e-mail, and comments on a later post concerning the topic video, so be aware of that post.

The videos that will be posted on January 24th and 25th will be “Love Magick” and “Spellcasting.” These videos will voice how-to’s as well as the nature of love magick and spellcasting that we believe have been skewed over the years. We invite comments and video responses.

Imbolc

This is an overview of how the Lythia Pagans celebrate Imbolc. Blessings and love to all.

Celebrated around February 2 this is the first harvest Sabbat after Yule, the God is an infant. Born at Yule. The days are growing longer and the sun shines bright in the sky. This is a time of happiness. A neat aspect of Imbolc is that naturally this is around the time of the calving season. This is why harvesting milk is such a big deal. This ritual of harvesting milk and getting the heard ready to bring forth the white gold has been passed down for generations. In the past, harvesting milk meant sustaining life. This day is seen as holy because it is a sign that the God and Goddess always provide. Winter has loosened up its mighty grip and the spring is coming forth thawing the frozen hearts and brightening the sorrowed filled minds. The earth begins to yawn and stretch as it comes to life. The harvesting of milk is the first sign of a new beginning. Milk is very important to even those who are not within the Pagan faith. Mother’s milk is the first nourishment we have. Thus the milk of the first sun brings forth an intense need. Fasting allows the body to yearn for what it is missing. The white substance of the mother is coveted at this time.

The day before the Imbolc celebration is a time for cleansing. This is where the notion of spring cleaning came. Cleansing for the Lythia Pagans is an intense part of all rituals of the year. Not only do they clean their bodies and homes, but also the mind and spirit. This is a time of meditation and internal discovery. Brushing off the cobwebs of the faith is necessary for a pure sun to appear and fill the heart. A cup filled with grime cannot be filled with refreshing water. This is the time to bring purity back into the lives of those who have gone cold over the harsh winter.

A week before the actual Sabbat, Lythia Pagans light white candles to symbolize the infant sun. As do many other Pagan sects, these white candles are often placed in the window seals to let the sun know to shine upon that particular home. This is also the first day of a weeklong fast from dairy products. Imbolc celebrates the wonderful flavors of milk. The Lythia believe that one must know what it is to live without. If one does not suffer a day in his/her life, he/she will never know how beautiful life can be. After this weeklong fast, the Lythia have a feast spotlighting dairy products. The celebration traditionally calls forth the young God, but the Lythia do not do rituals involving only a single deity. Each ritual at least mentions the Father God and the Mother Goddess. The God and Goddess rule in tandem and the Lythia deem it taboo not to celebrate both of them during major Sabbats. This is shocking, especially compared to the strong faiths that spotlight femininity and the power of the female presence.

The rituals for Imbolc, traditionally involved a candle lit vigil throughout the field clearing the old energy and expelling negativity and spirits that have lain in the field throughout the winter months. There are far less people now that own farm land than there used to, and thus this ritual may not be practical for many practitioners. The Lythia sect has modified this ritual and made it possible to do it without the field.

Personal Advice and Love to You

Today I would like to speak to all of you personally.

There has been an influx of stress, fear, and intense emotions here lately. Perhaps this is only a part of my life at the moment, but I feel there is something big on the horizon. Something worth fighting for.

When we are stressed or in a “bad place” in our lives we often lose sight of the light, we forget the power of the God and Goddess. Their ability to take our woes, our pain, our strife and transform it into blessings. I find that often times we refuse help because we are taught to deal with our own problems, and for the most part we can achieve great things without someone holding our hand. But there are always situations that you cannot make it on your own, and that is not a mark of weakness. If you have to ask for help it means you are humble, it means you are smart, it means you are human.

The God and Goddess gave us the ability to express ourselves, but for some reason we refuse to do so when we are in times of trouble. When the water is swift and you cannot touch the bottom, you cry out for help. When the fire crackles and threatens to burn you, the firemen are contacted immediately. Why then, do we not ask for help when we are swamped?

Emotional pain is often the worse because no one can see it, but it hurts the most.

Always remember friends, you are not alone, you are loved and wrapped in the arms of the God and Goddess. When you fear losing yourself, cry out for help. Tears, anguish, anything! Send the smoke signals of distress, an emotional/Mental SOS. Your cries will be heard. You are loved, you are safe.

“By the God and Goddess open my heart, may I understand when I need help, allow me to trust, allow me to know when I need help. Heal me, Love me, Blessed be, Great Mother and Father of my body and soul”

Blessed be, friends.

Sheldon