- Evil Fighting Herbs: Growing Plants That Ward Off Evil
- Herbs Against Evil
- Herb Plants That Ward Off Evil
- Gardening: Keeping evil spirits away
- 4 Common Plants to Attract Luck, Keep You Protected, Clear, and bring prosperity
- 4 Magical Plants Master ClassJan 12th 2018 at 11am EST Live.
- 12 Spiritual Plants For Clearing Out Negative Energy and Bad Vibes
- White Pine
- Other Earth Allies to Burn
- Herbs of Appalachia
- Frankincense & Myrrh
- Palo Santo
- Energetic Detox: How To Get Rid of Bad Energy
- True Ghost Tales
- Smudging with Sage – How to and Origins and Practices
- How To Smudge With Sage
- Ruby Warrington
- Discussion Guide for Leaders
- Ephesians 6:10-20 Contemporary English Version
- Bad Spirit Remover Magic Candle
Evil Fighting Herbs: Growing Plants That Ward Off Evil
For many gardeners, planning the home vegetable garden revolves around choosing plants that look and taste delicious. However, some consider other aspects when deciding what and when to plant their growing plot. For centuries, many plants have been cherished and celebrated for their supposed spiritual uses. Plants that ward off evil, for example, have a rich and interesting history.
Herbs Against Evil
In many different cultures, it has long been said that there are some plants that repel evil. While some gardeners may disregard information concerning a plant’s ability to serve more alternative purposes, others may be quite interested in learning more about these “evil fighting herbs.”
Folklore and stories handed down throughout history have long mentioned other uses of trees, plants, and herbs. Whether hoping to rid their homes of witches or other evil spirits, herbs were used in the form of wreaths, incense, or even loosely scattered throughout the home. Home herb gardeners may be surprised to learn that many of the plants, which they already grow, may have perceived significance as evil fighting herbs.
Herb Plants That Ward Off Evil
Ancient herbalists once valued sage for its believed healing abilities, as well as its ability to cleanse spaces. The belief is in these properties is one that is still common today. Another popular herb plant, dill, was believed to ward off evil spirits when worn or when made into a wreath and hung above doorways. Dill was also used as an herb to encourage and welcome prosperity into the home.
Other popular herbs said to protect the home and self from evil include rue, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. All of which, in some capacity, are said to drive negativity from the home.
While we will never know if any of these alternative uses for herbs actually work, it is interesting to learn more about the history of our gardens and the plants that we maintain. As with any gardening endeavor, those wishing to explore alternative uses for any herb should make certain to thoroughly research each plant.
Gardening: Keeping evil spirits away
I saw him standing there nervously, on the street corner, next to the stop sign, with his black hat and long white beard. It was clear from his gestures that he was trying to get a passing driver to give him a lift. It was Friday morning and he seemed terribly anxious, as if Shabbat was rapidly approaching, even though it was a number of hours away. I am hardly a saint and have not gone out of my way nearly enough to help others in need. But on this particular morning, why not? The old man got into my car and I drove him several blocks to his destination. On the way, he offered me, for a few shekels, a fragment of paper with a sprig of rue, both safely preserved in laminated plastic. For a few shekels more, he gave me a small jar of herbs, whose primary ingredient was ezov. Just next to the rue, on the paper fragment, there was a quotation from Rabbi Haim Yosef David Azulai (the Hida). Rabbi Azulai was a charismatic figure and major halachic authority who, 200 years ago, traveled throughout the Jewish world. His diary is one of the most captivating documents of his or any other era. Not only is it filled with details about life in the many Jewish communities he visited, but it is replete with Azulai’s own unparalleled pearls of Torah-inspired wisdom. Born in Jerusalem, he spent many years in the Diaspora collecting funds to sustain the Jews living in Hebron at that time. The quotation I now possessed, taken from Azulai’s book Kikar L’Eden, was written in 1806 and reads as follows: “I must make known to every generation that the herb which the Mishna calls pigam, also known as ruta, is beneficial in nullifying the evil eye. Ruta is a holy name and whoever carries this herb and has it in his thoughts will prosper.” The odor of ruta or rue (Ruta graveolens) is one of the most repellent in the botanical kingdom, rivaled only, perhaps, by the carrion flower, whose smell of rotting meat attracts pollinating flies. In the case of rue, the malodorous foliar scent is mitigated by two other foliar phenomena: when rue leaves are crushed, they emit a pleasant fragrance of oranges, a clue to the plant’s kinship with the citrus family; also, when rue leaves are chewed, they dispel bad breath. Rue is a powerful drug. It can be found in tablet form for relief of sprains and tendonitis. Rue is also used to alleviate problems associated with the genito-urinary tract, but should be avoided by pregnant women since it can lead to miscarriages. Most remarkably, it was reported in the October 2003, issue of the Journal of International Oncology that six out of seven patients with glioma brain tumors experienced complete tumor regression after receiving medications containing rue extract. Rue is a highly ornamental shrub that grows to around a meter tall. It has delicately lobed, blue-green leaves, and produces dense sprays of butter-yellow flowers during the summer. It is easily propagated from seeds and shoot tip cuttings. It can grow in almost any kind of soil, is cold hardy, and thrives in either sun or partial shade. Prune it with gloves since its sap is allergenic and known to cause severe dermatitis in some people. The jar of spices that I also acquired from the old man has a label that extols ezov, an ingredient of the mixture it contains, with two testimonials attached. According to Rabbi Yitzhak Luria, if you keep salt and ezov on your table, you will never be without food, while Rabbenu Asher, the great talmudist, holds that ezov keeps all manner of evil spirits away. What is ezov? Popular Bible translations render it as hyssop, but this is incorrect since hyssop is native to Europe, not the Middle East. Ezov (Majorana syriaca) is a kind of marjoram, strictly speaking, sometimes called za’atar, although this Arabic word is also a generic term for a number of different spices. Ezov is an herb whose taste combines the flavors of marjoram, oregano and thyme; all these herbs are in the mint family, along with rosemary, lavender and sage, and grow easily in sun or light shade with a minimum of irrigation. Ezov grows out of crevices and rocks throughout the Land of Israel. It is used locally, especially by Beduin, for flavoring bread. It might seem strange, at first glance, that Torah scholars would see the efficacy of certain plants in warding off evil, whether evil spirits or the destructive evil eye of jealousy. But who are we to say what people who attain an exalted level of holiness can see? When he walked in the fields around Safed, Rabbi Yitzhak Luria would stop and appear to make conversation with the trees. When asked what he was doing, the rabbi responded that he was communicating with the souls of people who had been reincarnated in a vegetative form. When Moses was tending Jethro’s sheep, he came upon a burning bush. The Midrash relates that God chose Moses to be the leader after he turned to take a closer look at the flaming plant. In the words of Rabbi Elie Munk, “Many people pass by a miracle without ever noticing it. They are either simple-minded, dull or skeptical. Moses, who noticed the miracle and became enthralled by it, possessed the inner flame and faith needed to accomplish great things.” Some day soon, let us hope, someone among us will once again see the miracles in little things, in shrubs and herbs, and lead us forward.
Nine Magical Herbs! Nine is a powerful number that pops up over and over again in societies of magic and mystery. 9 is a sacred number to the Maya Healers, for the number corresponds to the 9 Maya Spirits; Ancient and very strong spirits for healing among the Maya Healers. In African American Folk Magic circles it is a very important number for activating effective communication with the unseen world. In Western Numerology the number represents death and the completion of a cycle. This makes the number closely relatable to ancestors and the “other side”. In the Santeria tradition, there is a Goddess of the wind & death named Oya. She is referred to as the “Mother of Nine”. I have chosen nine herbs for this class in the spirit of those wonderful magical circles that have come before.
Plants have been used to aid in exorcisms and banishing evil since the dawn of man. Here is a list of herbs said to be great for ridding a home or person of evil spirits.
1. Rosemary- The last time that I had a hard time sleeping because of a nightmare of one kind or another, I placed some rosemary into my pillow. Very forcefully, I was pulled from the consciousness of the negative dream to a place where images were much more pleasant. It was as if hands were in my brain rapidly tapping out codes to alter my consciousness.
Quote-“I rushed back to the cement house with the coals, catching Panti dousing the woman with holy water from head to foot, nearly shouting the Mayan prayers over her. I went to fetch the pieces of Copal…He also sprinkled dried Rosemary on the coals as he repeated the prayers and held her pulse.” –Rosita Arvigo “Sastun”
Lore- Rosemary is said to stimulate memory. It also promotes joy in people feeling the blues. It is extremely famous in esoteric circles for getting rid of bad dreams once sprinkled inside of a pillow. It has been used to attract luck and is often mixed with copal to aid in spiritual purification. Rosemary is an all around sub for any spiritual use.
Medicinal Factoid- “Drink a tea of leaves to cleanse stomach of mucus.”
2. Rue- I met a woman that told me that her son suffered from night terrors. Shee would wake up in the middle of the night and walk around screaming, fighting and crying while still asleep. She tried all sorts of modern approaches to the problem to no avail. While studying herbs she found out that Rue was used in repelling bad spirits. She sort of chuckled and brought a rue plant home and sat it in her son’s room. From then on out, there was no sign of even a nightmare!
The first time I slept near this herb, I dreamed of powerful being with great white wings; an amazing force of love and light!
Quote- “The main ingredients he used were holy water from any Catholic Church, an herb called Rue and Copal incense, which he garnered from the resin of the sacred Copal tree. Rue known around the world as the Herb of Grace, has many different uses in both physical and spiritual healing. It is a favorite household remedy for many ailments but it is best known for its sure action against evil spirits.”
Quote-“That night I had a dream…to me left was a pure white female Angel, clothed in glowing crystalline garments the poured forth pearly white light. She stood serenely, emanating love and grace. She was the spirit of Rue.”
Lore- Rue is a powerful ally, worn for blessings and protection, pushes away harm and calls health and all good things. Said to actually irritate evil presences that may be floating around you; Popular in Mediterranean traditions, especially in the realm of Italian Witchcraft. Central and South American practitioners also recognize the power of Rue and used it for the same exact purposes. Some skin types are extremely sensitive to rue so be careful in handling this plant.
Medicinal Factoid- Hysteria, menstrual cramps, stomach ache and onset of epilepsy.
3. Juniper- Quote- “Overlapping traditions are useful in triangulating valid functions in folk medicine. If unrelated traditions say that Yarrow clots the blood, it is easier to accept that is probably the case; if they say juniper clears “bad vibes” many of us start to back up and start to twitch skeptically. “- Michael Moore
Quote-“But he himself (The Biblical Elijah) went on a day’s journey into the wilderness , and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die…And as he lay and slept under a Juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, arise and eat.” -Bible
Lore- Tibetan Monks write letters and burn the letters over the smoke of burning juniper leaves to make sure that the message gets to the “other side” safely. It is said that angels can easily make use the smoke or steam of a juniper branch to manifest in the physical realm. It is said the Juniper can go deep into the spiritual body of a person to remove old baggage and developing seeds of negativity. Lore suggests that one should chew the berries if they fear that they may catch the sickness of another. The berries have been carried in pouches for protection or as spiritual medicine by certain native groups. Chinese, Pueblo Indians and many other groups use this great smelling plant to ward off all evils.
Medicinal Factoid- Urinary Tract Herb
4. Basil- I get good vibes from Basil. I sense it as being a masculine herb that emanates a spirit of abundance and courage. It is an herb that has a high affinity for people.
Quote-“It is revered in ancient tradition. It was sacred to Krishna and Vishnu and it was said to be that every Hindu slept with a Basil leaf on his breast.” Anthony Kweku Andoh
Lore- The plant has been used as a talismanic charm by the Hindu people who would plant the herb in the front yards of their homes. Some Hindu families would worship the divine presence behind the sacred herb. They would ask this herb to bring protection to their bodies and to inspire fertility among the men and women. This plant is also revered as one of the mighty “3 sisters” by Mexican healers: Basil, Rue and Rosemary. These plants together are said to be a powerful aid against spiritual evils. Basil is also used by the Ashanti people of Africa to rid a space of evil. Praised as a love herb by Italians and Sicilians, young people place a spring behind their ear to attract love and let others know that they are ready for it.
Medicinal Factoid- Noted as being good for stomach disorders, nervousness, migraines and insomnia.
5. Osha- Osha is the most powerful anti- evil herb in my world. Evil won’t go near it. The plant houses a consciousness that only attracts other angelic presences. The spirit within the herb is large, ancient, divine and powerful. The roots love to be talked to and the smell of the roots alone is invigorating to the body, mind and spirit. Love is all this plant knows. There is no way to use this plant for sinister causes. Osha only blesses. In the case of an exorcism I would wear these roots in a pouch around my neck and place the root around the neck of the demonically possessed individual while at the same time burning the root along with other herbs such as rosemary and sage.
Quote-“There is a long standing belief that wearing or carrying Osha wards off snakes, especially rattlesnakes.”
Lore-Also known as the Empress of the Forest, Osha is highly revered by Native American groups. The plant is more famously known as “Bear Meidicine” because bears have quite an affinity for it. They dig it up, eat it, offer it to their mates, roll in it and have even been seen “praying” with it. The herb is looked at by many Native groups as a talisman to bring luck and power. It is said that the root wards off evil spirits and negative thoughts. The root is also used in dream work and can be burnt in ceremonies to bridge this world to the next.
Medicinal Factoid- Osha is exceptional for throat problems and clearing the lungs of excess phlegm. Chewing on the root makes one feel refreshed and strong during hard physical work.
6. Angelica- Quote-“Angelica is a powerful guardian and healer, said to enhance female power, protect children, ward of evil and improve health and family matters” Catherine Yronwode
Lore- Angelica is a much used magical herb praised by many groups. In the African American Folk Magic Tradition or “Hoodoo” it has many uses. A whole Angelica root is placed in a bag with a mix of Marshmallow Root, Flax Seed and Rose buds. This bag is blessed with Holy oil and placed near a sleeping baby for protection. The powdered root is also mixed with salt and sprinkled in each corner of each room to purify a home. It is also used by the Iroquois people who would make a tea out of the root and sprinkle it around their homes to quiet poltergeists. In the Mexican tradition it is advised that a young woman who has been badly frightened to carry a whole Angelica root in a white bag.
Medicinal Factoid- Angelica is a great women’s health herb.
7. Copal- Quote-“The Copal tree is considered a spirit in its own right and is also capable of cancelling out evil.”
Quote- “She burned Copal all night, and for the first time since she took ill, we didn’t have to tie our mother down on the bed.” –Rosita Arvigo “Sastun” (both quotes)
Lore- The resin from the Copal tree is used by Maya healers for the purposes of dispelling evil. The quote above was referring to a woman who was healed from a bad case of spirit possession in Rosita Arvigo’s “Sastun” a book on her apprenticeship with a Maya Healer named Don Elijio. He would often mix Rosemary and Copal to cleanse etheric space of all evil. Maya Healers also use the resin to induce trance states and make space right for divinatory practices. In Guatemala, Saint Statues are passed through the smoke for purification reasons.
8. Garlic- Quote- “The Arhuaco Indians have known about the garlic’s elemental magic since very ancient times. The garlic shrub possesses various little thin elementals with white tunics.” S.A.Weor
Lore- Most famous for its effects against vampires, garlic is revered for deterring other evil forces as well. Garlic is used in spiritual scrubbing mixes and a braid of garlic is also hanged in the home to ward off evil.
Medicinal note- Garlic Eaten raw can soften the hoarse cough and bring back the voice.
9. Marigolds- Whenever I am around the flowers of this plant I can feel the presence of another dimension. Its other worldly vibration speaks to me. The veil between the two worlds is thinner than before. Marigold flowers attracts ancestor and spirit guides. The flower also speaks of abundance, joy and festivities. The flower is magic itself manifested in flower form. It is what the essence of magic looks and feels like. This flower is of a “calling” nature. It’s a spiritual magnet that draws in. If you wear it makes you visible to the “other side”. It is attractive to spirits of all kinds.
Quote- “It is believed that the spirits of the dead visit the living during the celebration. Marigolds guide the spirits to their altars using their vibrant colors and scent.” Katie Dillon
Lore-It is said that the Aztecs used this “flower of death” as a remedy for hiccough and lightning strikes. It is also said by some to be the only flower that spirits can smell from the “other side.”
There you have it! 9 Powerful plants! I mentioned 9 but there are many more protective herbs such as Hyssop, Ivy, Heliotrope, Elecampane and Asafetida. These plants can add so much color and positive energy to your practice. In the case of needing to banish or exorcise, I’d prefer the heavy hitters, Rue, Osha, Copal, Rosemary, etc. If you can’t get all the herbs you want, try others. The energy will be weaker or stronger or different depending on your herb combination but sometimes even a weak combination is enough to scare off an evil.
Lore notes from Nichola Battilana, Samuel Weor, Don Elijio, Anthony Andoh, Christopher Penczack, Cat Yronwode
4 Common Plants to Attract Luck, Keep You Protected, Clear, and bring prosperity
Every plant has magical and spiritual uses. Each one is connected to a Lwa or number of Lwa that it is sacred to.
“The magic is in the leaves” one of my mentors taught me . . .
In fact, Leaves, Trees, Plants are a common theme in Vodou Songs and Vodou Language . . . and a cemtral, integral and important ingridient in most vodou spells, ceremonies, magic and ritual.
Earth and nature really supplies and supports what you need for a real relationship with the Divine and powerful magic.
While we do use quite a number of herbs and plants that are not native to the US and are not easily found, we also use many of the “common” plants found in many households.
Most if not all of these plants can be attained all over the world.
This plant has many uses in homeopathic remedies and other self care. It is a very popular plant for good reason. It is very easy to keep alive and doesn’t require much.
Aside from what you know, spiritually this plant is used to:
Absorbtion of Negativity
Bring Peace and Understanding
Tranquilize a Situation
Best Locations for this Plant:
Near the Front Door
In the Living Room (or wherever you entertain the most)
Cacti are some of the easiest plants to keep, even if you don’t have a green thumb. They don’t require a lot of care and maintenance.
Spiritually this plant is great for:
“Keeping What’s Really Needed”- Keeping Resources in the Home
Best Places to Keep:
Near Front and Back Doors
Near front windows
Basil is used for so many things in spiritual work. It is used to bless and consecrate sacred items, create sacred washes, and bring good fortune.
This plant requires a bit more love and attention.
She is often referred to as Queen of the Herbs.
Spiritually this plant:
Luck and Good Fortune
Abundance and Wealth
Love & Romance
Best Places to Keep
4. Rose of Jericho
Now, the Rose of Jericho is not necessarily the easiest plant to find. However, it is well worth the search.
It is a miraculous plant that upon being submerged in water comes back to life.
It can be attained on Amazon.com, in most botanicas, and I’m sure online in many other places.
Spiritually this plant:
Peace in the Home
Prosperity and Abundance
Attracts Good Luck
Useful in magic
Best Places to Keep
Near the Front Door
On an Altar
If you want to learn how to use these plants and prepare them spiritually for success, I am holding a Special Class this Month to teach you exactly that.
4 Magical Plants Master Class
Jan 12th 2018 at 11am EST Live.
During this class, we will cover:
The 4 plants mentioned above and How You Can Use Them to:
Create Peace and Harmony in the Home
How to Create a Barrier of Protection around Your Home
Make Sacred Water that Attracts Good Luck, Abundance and Prosperity
Create a Spiritual Sponge which absorbs negativity from your Environment
and more . . . .
If you’ve ever wanted to tap into simple yet powerful natural Caribbean magic, then this class is for you.
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12 Spiritual Plants For Clearing Out Negative Energy and Bad Vibes
Basil is a symbol of fertility and in Italy, basil is known as the symbol for love because the leaves resemble hearts. The Basil deva (plant spirit) is a protector of family, and burning basil oil will help to relieve negativity from the home. It l creates a sympathetic vibration and is often worn to assist in clashes with other people. Basil stimulates the conscious mind to invoke happiness. Opens the heart meridian-clears energy movement between the heart and the hands. Basil oil is also associated with clairvoyance, divination and honesty.
2) WHITE SAGE
Has been used for thousands of years for neutralizing energies. The smoke from white sage is known by the North American Indians to be very cleansing. Sage emits negative ions which is the good stuff you find in the air just after a storm or at the ocean. You can dab the essential oil on the pulse points of your body. The Greeks and Romans wrote that the smoke imparted wisdom and mental acuity. You can also use the smoke of a smudge stick of white sage to neutralize energies in your home. By pulling the smoke gently around your body and into your auric field, you can neutralize the discordant energies in your auric field. You could also benefit greatly by planting it around your house.
Fennel has long been associated with longevity, courage and strength. It wards off negative energies by its purifying properties and provides protection to the human energy field while fortifying healthy boundaries.Fennel is also thought to be of assistance in influencing others to trust your words. Fennel symbolizes; victory, heroism, flattery, strength, praiseworthiness, fierceness in battle and success. Fennel is also associated with; Healing, vitality and virility.
Used in Rituals and spell crafting to promote love, long life, and happiness. Sniff the Essential Oil to clear your conscious mind and improve your memory. Rosemary was traditionally burned in Greek temples as an offering to the goddesses and gods. Rosemary oil, when burned, emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations, and is used to rid a place of negativity. Rosemary is most commonly known as a symbol of remembrance and is an aid to strengthen and fortify the memory. Rosemary is also associated with; friendship, passion; increasing mental powers; preventing nightmares and sleep.
Used to heal (purify) a room or house of negative psychic energy, especially when people have been engaged in verbal, emotional or physical combat. It will naturally carry the essence or energy for cleansing and healing whatever is congesting your energy pathways to success. Eucalyptus oil is great for cleaning out residual energy.
Produces a heightened awareness of the spiritual realms and will deepen any secular experience. It elevates personal and spiritual love and heightens awareness on all levels by inspiring and awakening the spiritual senses. It Reduces stress by pointing out that our lives are bound up with more than one reality. Promotes higher consciousness and is ideal to use before meditation. Frankincense releases powerful vibrations for protection and purification. It enhances divine connection and brings inner peace.
Fosters happiness, harmony, love, peace, protection, psychic development, growth, and tranquillity. Medicinally, it’s similarly been used for centuries. In traditional Chinese medicine and European folk medicine, it’s been useful to treat and prevent a variety of emotional and physical ailments. Practitioners of some forms of Stregheria brew an oregano tea and then use it to wash down the outer walls of homes, forming a protective barrier against negative energy.
Promotes healing and heightens courage. Strengthens the conscious mind and helps with retrieving long lost memories. Clove provides insight into our pain (physical or emotional). It allows a connection into the realm that the physical and emotional are interwoven.
Aids in all Rituals involving health, love and peace. Lavender can dispel depression, and helps to control our emotions. Sprinkled on your pillow it encourages sleep. It promotes happiness and harmony in the home by providing tranquillity, ensuring fidelity and devotion in relationships.
10) YLANG YLANG
Aids in all rituals involving peace, sex and love. The fragrance and energies are soothing and will calm anger and negative emotional states. With proper visualization is can be a powerful aphrodisiac.
Cleanses and purifies the human energy field, strengthening the energetic boundary offering protection against all negativity, increases vital energy flow and grounds both the mental and emotional bodies. Vetiver is also associated with; tranquillity, psychic protection, wisdom; centring; intuition, peace and luck.
Encompasses and enhances both the spiritual and physical well-being of men and women. It fosters protection, clairvoyance, consecration, divination, and meditation. It is thought that sandalwood guides away the distractions of the mind back to the sensual joy of the body-the oil is said to predispose the body and mind to sexual ecstasy. Sandalwood has one of the highest vibrations of any oil that resonates with aspects of ourselves, attracting the highest spiritual vibrations, opening the highest spiritual centres and aligning the chakras to enhance spiritual awareness and allowing healing energies to flow.
The act of smudging herbs to clear and cleanse energy is deeply rooted in traditions across the globe. Here at Earth Magick, we smudge multiple times a week to keep the energy in our space fresh, grounded, inspiring and nurturing.
Most of us are acquainted with the classic white sage, but the list of beneficial herbs to burn is limitless. While all smoke is thought to purify, clearing any energetic cobwebs, each plant spirit offers a different energy and vibration on top of the cleansing qualities of its smoke.
Before you dive in, if you are not as familiar with this practice as you would like to be, check out our Smudging 101 for a quick history on the art of smudging and a how-to guide for beginners.
While smudging with cedar can help to dispel negative energy in the same way that white sage would, cedar offers a level of protection that other herbs do not. If you wish to build a protective energy shield around yourself, your loved ones, or even your pets and your home, cedar is the perfect option.
As you light the smudge stick, focus your intentions on surrounding what you are trying to protect with a mirror-like force field, bouncing any impending attack back onto the attacker. In your mind, picture the inside of the force field filling with love and safety.
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Evoking cypress energy allows a calm, grounded (even ancient) wisdom to enter your space and your being, eradicating negativity and excess energies. Connecting to this ancestral and ancient wisdom opens the pathway for psychic work such as divining, astral projection and lucid dreaming. If you want to use cypress for dream work, holding your smudging ritual just before bedtime would be the most effective.
Often seen as a nuisance that runs rampant, Goldenrod is an excellent smudging ally. Infusing the space with a prosperous vibration, the herb has often been used as a tool to step into abundance mindset. Welcoming in the warmth and masculinity of the summer sun, goldenrod is associated with money and luck.
A wonderful wintertime herb, Juniper is known for balancing and evoking the divine masculine energy in a space, as well as drawing in abundance and prosperity, all while clearing negative energy. Burning Juniper is a lovely way to invite in warmth and positivity, while maintaining balance and respecting the shadow.
In ancient times, Juniper was burned in temples during purification rituals. Burning Juniper in your sacred space can help you to view your vessel as a temple to your own divinity.
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Lavender’s gentle floral scent is simply intoxicating when burned in personal ceremony. In terms of aromatherapy, lavender is known to uplift the mood, dispel negative emotion and bring in a sense of calm and relaxation. Lavender can also quiet the mind and inspire restful sleepiness. Its tender smoke settles into the darkest parts of our energy and clears the space, like cobwebs out of a forgotten closet, making room for the light to enter us where we need it the most.
In folk medicine practices, burning mullein as inhalable incense has been used as a method to calm disturbed airways, especially as a remedy for cough, and asthmatic inflammation. In magickal practices, mullein has been used in hexing work – both in casting and breaking curses, as well as banishing the evil eye.
Rosemary is perfect for burning for purification rites. Like sage, rosemary is perfect for burning as a purification herb. Rosemary is often burned to create a “fresh start” in life. Whether it is breaking a habit, embarking on a new path, or opening up to more creativity, powerful and fragrant rosemary can help open doors to the new.
As you light the smudge stick, focus your intentions on cutting the energetic cords between your present self and your past. Imagine that everything from the past that is holding you back from your divine future is falling away. Allow the tendrils of smoke to guide you onto your true path.
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Dating back to the ancient Greeks, thyme, which stems from their word meaning “fumigate,” indicating that this herb was often used in sacred rites. Like the Greeks, you can use thyme in rituals to instill strength and courage. The herb has also been known to dispel grief in times of loss, negativity and hopelessness, as well as bring about restful sleep, and foster communication with faeries.
Pine has traditionally been used to cleanse and clear the space, as well as infusing protection and balance. Its bright and fragrant aroma is a wonderful addition to your meditation or smudging ritual. Pine is often associated with peace, both internally and externally. In folk medicine practices, burning white pine has been used as a way to draw pain out of the body.
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Other Earth Allies to Burn
In addition to these individual herbs, you can burn various blends of plants, woods and resins to emanate a unique vibration in your sacred space.
Herbs of Appalachia
On top of all of these wonderful allies, we also carry an array of blended herbal smudge sticks, crafted by local women of Appalachia, like the burning bouquets from Torches Ceremonial (seasonal blends of locally-grown flowers and evergreen clippings), the mystically-aligned blends from Blushing lakes (like Sacred Space or Fairy Realm), and our newest herbal vendor, Appalachian Sacred Smoke, who creates intuitive seasonal blends.
These bundles often combine many of the herbs listed above, in addition to allies like pineapple sage, rose, celosia, globe amaranth and more.
Frankincense & Myrrh
Frankincense has been used in cultures dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, and the Christian tradition says the wise men brought frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus. Always revered as a mystical resin, frankincense is known to purify and cleanse not only energy, but has even been used as a disinfectant. It has also been known to help to open airways, reduce blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote tranquility.
Myrrh is known as the oil of Mother Earth, connecting us not only to the earth, but also strengthens and improves our relationship with our biological mothers. Its sedative-like effect provides peace in meditation and sleep.
Palo santo literally means “holy wood” in Spanish. Traditionally, palo santo has been used by Amazonian shamans in sacred ritual, dating all the way back to the Incas.
Smudging with palo santo is said to bring blessings to the space, eradicating negative energy and chase away evil spirits. It can be substituted in any instance that you would usually use white sage, as their properties are fairly similar. Both white sage and palo santo “wipe the slate clean,” opening the way for positive energy to enter where there was once negativity.
The palo santo we carry comes from a sustainable source in Ecuador, who replants these sacred trees to give back to the Earth. The palo santo we carry comes from a 50 hectare tract of land, in the Machalilla National Park, dedicated to the conservation of the palo santo tree. Only dead branches that have fallen naturally are used. All good quality palo santo is sustainable because the oil needs years to mature within the dead branch.
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Energetic Detox: How To Get Rid of Bad Energy
Can you take us through the essential steps for clearing energy?
Have an Exit Strategy: Before you light up, remember to open a door or window as the unwanted energy you are trying to clear must have a path to get out. Why? Let’s take a lesson from eighth-grade science class: Imagine that you took a bunch of chemical compounds and put them in a jar, sealed the lid, and shook the jar. You just created a chemical reaction, but the mixture has nowhere to go; so the jar could explode, crack, or not complete its chemical reaction because of the lack of oxygen/being compressed in a small space, and essentially not being able to change. If you are trying to get someone’s toxic energy out of your house after a weekend rager, or an intense meeting at work, you need to give that energy somewhere to go. Leave the door or window open for about an hour after clearing your space.
Be Prepared: Remember, you are lighting something on fire, so the right container for your smudging tool is key. Traditionally, people use an abalone shell to hold the sage (or palo santo) and then a feather to fan and spread the smoke around the space when burning it. Abalone shells are easy to hold when walking around a space, and they can withstand the heat created from the burning herbs. Feathers help to remove dense energy from the body and energetic field.
Dress for the Occasion: Wear black. Why? Practically speaking, you’re fanning lit herbs very close to your body. The first time I sage’d a house, I was wearing a white T-shirt and came home with brown spots all over it from flying ash. Rookie mistake. Ritualistically speaking, shamans wear black when performing rites/rituals/ceremonies/house clearings/exorcisms/healings to help the shaman remain invisible to the spirit/entity, and prevent anything from “sticking” to the spiritual practitioner. Psychologically speaking, wearing black gives you the feeling of being calm, in control, protected, and grounded—exactly how you want to feel when you’re telling the bad juju to get the F out.
Light Up: Once you’re ready to light your sage or palo santo, grab it as far from the burning end as possible. Hold it at a 45-degree angle, light it, let it burn for about 10 seconds, and then gently blow out the flame so that you see orange embers on the lit end. Clients sometimes tell me that they can’t get their sage to stay lit. If the sage bundle was packed too tight when made, then the oxygen won’t be able to get in, and the sage won’t stay lit. Loosen the ribbon around the sage and take the tip you are lighting and hit it against a hard surface to give it a little breathing room. This will help to keep your sage smoking.
Walk and Fan: Now you can start clearing your space. Walk slowly through the space while holding the abalone shell and fanning the sage or palo santo smoke around the room with the feather. If you start to see the glow of the embers fading, blow on the end that’s lit—but gently so you don’t send ash flying onto your outfit or carpet.
If you are clearing energy off yourself or someone else, be conscious of skin, eyes, hair, and clothing—again, sometimes ash will fly a bit. So, pull your hair back into a bun or ponytail, if relevant. It is customary to smudge yourself before moving on to someone else. When “fanning” someone else, remind them to shut their eyes. Start from the top, and bring the smoke around the head, down the torso, and toward the feet (covering the front of the body and then the back). Don’t forget to get the crown of the head, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. Use the feather as a fan to help keep the smoke going and to direct it.
Say a Mantra: Once they have the area ventilated and the herbs lit, I tell my clients to ask the unwanted energy to leave the space—out loud. I have them say some variation of: Any energy that is not of my highest and greatest good get the f*%k out—with love, but it’s time to go. Please exit through the open window/door.
Lights Out: The best way to extinguish the smudge stick is by pressing the burning surface firmly against a stone, fireproof bowl, or in dirt or sand until smoke no longer rises. (Although the shell can stand the heat, you save the finish by not mashing the smudge stick into it.) Don’t use water to extinguish the hot embers—it will ruin the tip of the stick and it makes it harder to light next time. Once you are done using the smudge stick, you can keep it in a bowl or plate until you are ready to use it again: Make triple-sure that every bit of fire and smoke has been extinguished and rest the stock in the shell or non-flammable container.
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Smudging with Sage – How to and Origins and Practices
What is smudging? Quite simply, it is the burning of sacred herbs (usually Sage, though others such as Sweetgrass and Cedar are also used) to rid a person or an area of negative energy. It is a practice that has been around for thousands of years. At one time, these herbs were crushed into a special bowl and burned, as the smoke surrounded the person or the area needing cleansed. Later, these herbs were bundled together into sticks and became known as “smudge sticks”. The concept was the same… letting the herbs burn and cleanse an area of unwanted energy.
Sage is the most commonly used herb for smudging. With its botanical name of salvia… a word derived from the Latin “salvare” meaning “to heal”… many believe in its power to protect against evil. Sage has many medicinal uses, including effectively treating strep throat and as an antibacterial agent. When burned, it is believed that the smoke clears away anything negative that might be in a certain area or emanating from a person. It is also believed to provide long-lasting protection against further negativity.
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While many people indigenous to the land now known as the United States have practiced smudging for centuries, it is not a concept unique to those nations alone. As far back as Ancient Babylon, the burning of herbs has been done during the offering of prayer or to ward off evil spirits. As a side bonus, they also discovered that it helped keep insects from destroying crops and bothering livestock. This added to the belief of its mystical powers. Many pagan religions also burn Sage and other herbs for protection and healing.
In Native American rituals, smudging with Sage has been practiced for centuries. Each nation had its own methods… but there were many common threads. All believed in the power of Sage to heal, not only the physical body but the spirit as well. For the body to heal and be strong… the environment must also be free of negative energy. The smudging was usually practiced by the healer, or shaman, however it was not limited to them.
How To Smudge With Sage
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Each element must be represented in a traditional smudging. The shell or container that is used to hold the herbs represents the water. Earth is represented by the herbs themselves before they are lit. Once lit, the herbs then represent fire. The smoke itself is the air.
As the herbs are lit, the smoke circles around the person and the area, gathering the negative energy. The smoke is then fanned away from the person or place, carrying that energy with it. As it continues to burn, the remaining smoke is rubbed or “smudged” on to the chakras. These are the points on the body where energies are exchanged. Having a home blessed with the smudging of Sage is said to keep negative forces away and keep positive energy at the forefront.
Through all of this, the main focus is the intent of the one doing the smudging. Often, prayers or incantations promoting positive and banishing negative help keep the intent clear and free from distractions. When smudging a person, the intent is to heal the mind and spirit… the rest will follow. When smudging a home or area, the intent should be to cleanse negativity.
Smudging with Sage has become very popular in the last decade, with many people wanting their homes or offices cleansed. There are many positive reports of its effectiveness. It may be because the participants truly believe in the power smudging has… and maybe that belief IS the power.
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Chances are you’ve heard about smudging, the act of burning sacred herbs to transmute negative energy. Here, modern shamanic practitioner Marika Messager explains the process in detail and provides a step-by-step basic smudging ritual.
WHAT EXACTLY IS SMUDGING?
Smudging is the common name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing, a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition – but essentially it refers to the art of cleansing your self and your environment using simple ritual and ceremony. Our homes, objects and bodies do not consist of purely physical matter; they also vibrate with subtle, invisible energy. Cleansing a space or our bodies with techniques such as smudging clears away all the emotional and psychic “garbage” that may have gathered, perhaps over hundreds of years. It’s like spiritual spring-cleaning.
SO HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and put you back into a state of balance, peace and harmony. It is the psychic equivalent of washing your hands before eating – and used as an essential preliminary to almost all Native American ceremonies. And the apparent benefits are steeped in science – when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.
OH! HOW SO?
The aroma of sage, for example, increases the oxygen supply to the brain, producing a relaxation of muscle tension. In addition, the smoke from some herbs actually changes the molecular structure of air and energy, producing a cleansing effect. As the sense of smell is connected very powerfully to instinct and memory, the burning of smudge sticks has been found to be a very effective aromatherapy agent, especially when combating feelings of depression, anger, fear, frustration, resentment, and grief.
YOU MENTIONED NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITION – WHERE DID THE TRADITION ORIGINATE?
Smudging is a North American ritual, but is not exclusive to this area and has been practiced all over the world. In some cases, smudging is linked to the use of incense – as incense, like a smudge stick, is a natural object that is burned for a specific purpose. The history of incense itself goes back thousands of years to Egypt.
Most traditional cultures, from the Zulus to the Maoris, from the Chinese to the Balinese, have age-old forms of cleansing and blessing ritual. Even the West retains relics of it – the incense wafting through a church is cleansing the atmosphere just as surely as the medicine man’s bowl of sacred smoke, or smudge. The church bells that ring out on Sunday morning were also originally intended to purify the whole parish through sound and lead the community from everyday space into worship – just as the Shaman’s drum can lead us on sacred journeys into the world of the spirits.
IN WHAT SITUATIONS SHOULD YOU CONSIDER SMUDGING YOURSELF OR YOUR SPACE?
Smudging is both a ceremonial and an every day practice, so some smudging rituals are performed on a daily basis. Others are reserved for special or ceremonial occasions. As well as a way to clear one’s energetic field, smudging is often used to cleanse apartments and houses before they’re sold, before you move in, or whenever you feel the need to clean your environment. It’s also good to clean any objects you interact with regularly, like your computer or phone, while smudging can also be used to cleanse or protect crystals.
SO WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN USE TO SMUDGE WITH?
A smudge kit usually consists of four of five pieces, each representing one of the four or five elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and sometimes Spirit or life energy):
A shell (abalone shell is most often used) to represent Water
Unlit herbs to represent Earth
Lit herbs to represent Fire
Smoke to represent Air
Sage is one of the most popular plants used for smudging, as the smoke carries an amazing fragrance that lifts the spirits. Even though sage grows abundantly in many locations, the most commonly used sage for burning and ceremonies is desert sage, or white sage.
The smudge sticks you find in witchy stores are most commonly made of sage and sweet grass, both of which play an important role in the smudging process. Sage is used to evacuate the negative energies, spirits and influences, while the sweet grass will gather new and positive energies. Other herbs used for smudging are cedar, juniper and lavender, and plain tobacco is also sometimes used by Plain Indian tribes.
Palo Santo wood from the rainforests in Ecuador was also considered by many to be a Holy Wood, and burning Palo Santo has been used by the Incas since ancient times as a spiritual remedy, for purifying, and cleansing.
AND WHAT ARE THEIR DIFFERENT PROPERTIES?
Sagebrush (confusingly, the “sage” used in most smudge sticks, is not culinary sage but sagebrush): transforms energy and brings change.
Sage (the culinary herb): brings wisdom and is calming and healing.
Sweetgrass: attracts positive energy.
Lavender: restores balance and creates a peaceful atmosphere. Lavender also attracts loving energy and spirits.
Cedar: deeply purifying, especially for clearing negative emotions and for healing and as a way to attract positive energy. Also used to bless a home before taking residence there, a tradition dating back to the Northwest and Western Canadian Native Americans, and believed to aid clairvoyance, revive the tired mind, body, and spirit, and stimulate contact with other worlds.
Mugwort: stimulates psychic awareness and prophetic dreams. It also banishes evil spirits.
Juniper: used to purify and create a safe and sacred space.
Yerba Santa: used to purify and to set and protect boundaries.
Rosemary: a powerful healer that brings clarity to problems.
WHAT CAN YOU USE IN EMERGENCIES (WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE ABOVE FOR EXAMPLE)?
Visualisation is a very efficient technique that can be used anytime. For example, simply visualise that you are filling the room with clear white light that is removing all negative energies as the light is flushed out of the room. You can also use essential oil of sage or Paolo Santo on yourself or to spray in the room.
AND WHAT ABOUT SMUDGING A SPACE WHERE YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO BURN THINGS?
You can steep appropriate herbs or essential oils in water, creating a tincture to sprinkle or spray the area with. Placing Himalayan salt near a windows and then throwing the salt away will also disperse negative energies (ideally put the salt into the earth). Sound cleansing, using a gong or crystal sound bowl, is also very effective.
:: SMUDGING RITUAL: THE BASICS ::
- Before you begin your smudging ritual, center yourself, holding the intention to drive away all negativity from your energy and purify your soul.
- Put the herbs in a receptacle (ideally an abalone shell), light them and gently blow out the flame so that the herbs continue to smoulder.
- You can also hold the herbs in one hand. Bear in mind that you will only need a few leaves to create enough smoke.
- If you are smudging with Paolo Santo, all you need to do is light one side of the wood and hold the other side.
- Now, take some smoke in your hand and bring it over your heart, keeping the intention to clear your energy. Then bring some smoke over your eyes, your third eye and your head.
- You may wish to repeat the same process with your throat, solar plexus, sacral and root chakras, and finally your legs and feet (including the soles of your feet).
- As you smudge, visualise yourself being surrounded by gentle, loving energy. Breathe in positivity, courage and love. Connecting with each smudged area and the feelings you wish to release or attract will empower your ritual (i.e: letting go of self abuse and bringing empowerment while smudging your solar plexus, or releasing grief and calling for unconditional love while smudging your heart).
- If smudging a space, use a fan (ideally made of bird’s feathers) to drive the smoke into all corners of the room, again, holding the intention to purge the place of negative energy and invite in purity and light.
Find out more about Marika Messager and her work at Marikamessager.com
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Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night?
I can only imagine that Sam and Dean from the CW series Supernatural were once very afraid of those things, because one of them murdered their mother.
But now they are 20-somethings with incredible power and a deep-seated motivation to take out the demon that destroyed their family. Armed with the warrior training imparted to them by their late father and the secrets of supernatural victory in his diary, they are on a fantastic crusade to destroy as much evil as possible and ultimately save the world.
If you walk into spiritual warfare without spiritual armor, you’ll be pummeled.
Just a plot for a TV series, right? After all, that’s why so many people tune into shows like Supernatural, because it provides fantasy food for the imagination and an adrenaline rush for the mind.
However, I would like to propose that if you are a follower of Christ, you are more like Sam and Dean than you probably realize. The Bible paints a picture of the universe that naturalistic viewpoints simply cannot explain. This world is not just made up of things we perceive with our five senses, because there is an unseen world that is superimposed over ours.
And if we could put on special glasses that would allow us to see the unseen, it would send our heads spinning!
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), we don’t have glasses like that—but we do have the secrets of spiritual battle written down for us by our Father in heaven. Here’s how the Bible puts it in Ephesians 6:12-13:
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
It’s also clear from these verses that God has given us the armor we need to enter the fight. Do you want to make a difference? Are you ready to get off the sidelines and into battle? If so, here’s what you need to do.
1. Put on the full armor of God. If you walk into spiritual warfare without spiritual armor, you’ll be pummeled into spiritual silly putty. The armor is listed in Ephesians 6:14-17.
Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Engage with your friends about the spiritual realities of the world in which we live!
Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm.
2. Pray! Pray! Pray! Samuel Chadwick once said: “The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.”
Did you get that last part? He trembles when we pray! That’s why Paul finishes up in Ephesians 6 with this command:
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere (Ephesians 6:18).
Bottom line: We live in the supernatural, so let’s use the supernatural weapons we have been given to fight for the souls of our friends!
Flashpoint: Ignite Into Action
Like Sam and Dean, we have a chance each day to fight the unseen and be a part of advancing God’s Kingdom! So enter the fray and engage with your friends about the spiritual realities of the world in which we live. Try using Supernatural as an opportunity to introduce God into your conversation with your friends. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Ask your friends if they think there are spiritual forces of good and evil at work in the world.
- Do they think there is a cosmic battle being waged? Listen, then share what you believe about this battle.
- Sam and Dean are in a battle against evil—this hero role in stories is sometimes known as the “messianic” role. Ask your friends if they know the story of the real Messiah, who came to earth, battled evil and rescued a planet from spiritual destruction.
Accelerant: Fuel for THE Cause
Pray: Father, thank You for providing the armor of God for us so that we can fight in the battle. Help us keep our eyes fixed on You so we can be victorious
Read: 1 Chronicles 5:20. They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him.
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Discussion Guide for Leaders
Want to use this Soul Fuel as a bible study with your students this week? Copy and text them the following: “Jesus tells us that our fight is not against other humans. Find out in this week’s devo who our fight is against and how we can arm ourselves: http://hubs.ly/H01gvrV0”
Big Idea: We are called to put on the armor of God and prayfully join in supernatural battle being waged around us.
Key Scripture: Ephesians 6:12-18
- How have you seen spiritual warfare in your life?
- How do you see God using you in the battle?
- Why is it important to put on the armor of God?
- What other ways could you apply this Soul Fuel to THE Cause?
Contemporary English Version
The Fight against Evil
10 Finally, let the mighty strength of the Lord make you strong. 11 Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. 12 We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world. 13 So put on all the armor that God gives. Then when that evil day comes, you will be able to defend yourself. And when the battle is over, you will still be standing firm.
14 Be ready! Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God’s justice protect you like armor. 15 Your desire to tell the good news about peace should be like shoes on your feet. 16 Let your faith be like a shield, and you will be able to stop all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Let God’s saving power be like a helmet, and for a sword use God’s message that comes from the Spirit.
18 Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people. 19 Pray that I will be given the message to speak and that I may fearlessly explain the mystery about the good news. 20 I was sent to do this work, and that’s the reason I am in jail. So pray that I will be brave and will speak as I should.
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- 6.13 that evil day: Either the present (see 5.16) or <<the day of death>> or <<the day of judgment.’>
In the spiritual realm we are all at war and the enemy is fierce. Reality is that our enemy, the devil, is a formidable one. He’s had thousands of years of experience in tempting, destroying and taking people out of God’s presence.
But as big as our enemy is, our God is even bigger. And one thing is for sure: we are now on the winning side. Because of what Jesus did on the cross for us, we now share in His victory and can fight the enemy with a determination to win. God fights for us and equips us to win.
In times of spiritual battle, temptation, accusation, deception and condemnation, God has equipped us with His Word to fight against the forces of evil and push back the plans of the enemy. Chances are that you are in some form of spiritual battle today. And your means of fighting is knowing what God has to say about this battle in His Word.
Here are seven verses on spiritual battle and how to win against the enemy and claim the victory in Christ.
Psalm 91:1-16. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.”
Zechariah 4:6. “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
John 10:10. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
1 Corinthians 15:57. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ephesians 6:11-12. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
2 Thessalonians 3:3. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
1 Peter 5:8. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
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When the candle is done, you’ll find a stone inside that will be supercharged with your intention. Dig out your crystal if needed. Keep it on your altar or carry it with you as a totem reminding you of your spell. Stones vary in each candle and are put in the candle intuitively, what you get is what the universe wants you to have!.
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