Reflections: Fight

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If you want something, you have to fight for it. HARD.
 
No excuses, no days off, no self-pity. The world is turning more difficult every day, and as much as I would like to believe New Agers and their “a shift is happening” fantasy, I can’t. Maybe it is because it is a belief that only privileged people can have, and being a poor, non-binary woman of colour who lives in a tiny island and is in charge of her house, my level of privilege has never been that much.
 
I’ve had to fight for everything that I’ve ever had, and I still have to, every single day. I work seven days a week – I do not tend customers on weekends, but if you think that an Espiritista has weekends off, holidays, or anything similar, think again. There isn’t a day that I don’t have obligations to my Spirits, the Land, and my own practises. And that doesn’t even begin to cover the fight to regain my mental and physical health that has happened in the past years.
 
Learn to enjoy the fight. Learn to thrive against the odds. Learn to win. And celebrate, celebrate each one of those wins, so they fuel more commitment, more devotion, more giving yourself into every goal you have. Because my friend, life owes you nothing, and will give you nothing unless you conquer it yourself.
 
Visualize your Ancestors and your Cuadro Espiritual around you while you fight. Light a candle for their elevation and empowerment as you work through the day, and remember to thank them with offerings regularly, because they truly are there for you. Make them stronger, so they make you stronger, and so you leave a legacy of power to the next generation.

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Reflections: On The Realness Of Love Spells

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I don’t go around giving people my opinion, mostly because I do not care one single bit, but if you come to me with the “if you need love spells your relationship isn’t real” discourse, this is exactly what you are going to get from me:
 
I do spells of all kinds. If you receive healing through spellwork, is it fake healing? If you receive a job through spellwork, is it a fake job? If you receive protection, or hex-breaking, is it not real?
Then why such a prejudice about love magic???
 
Stop acting as if spellwork was something dirty that devalues love. Love spells are sacred work, just as any other. Yes, I do agree that they can’t make someone love you if they don’t, but if you think that is the only reason why people get them, you don’t understand spellwork at all.
Love spells fix broken relationships, bring back stray spouses, remind partners of how important they are for each other, reopen communication between lovers, spark lost physical passion, remove rivals from the way, and SO MANY other important things that help Love triumph. You cannot even imagine.
 
And, may God help you if your relationship fails, because this Bruja won’t be there to help you.

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Photo Post: A Magical Life (2)

Images from everyday magic and everyday life, that I hope will inspire you and delight you!

In The Sacred Garden

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A new variety of Lavender for our garden, Lavandula Stoechas – doing well for now. Summer temps are already here, and all plants will be put to the test.

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Mealy Sage (Salvia Farinacea), flowering this week. A Mexican variety, favourite of butterflies and bees.

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It’s corn harvest season here, and every year, I make a husk doll with the first ears that we get from Fernando’s parents’ crops.

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Lovely Lady Corn got a headdress of Lavender flowers, and offerings of bread and honey. Making the garden Spirits happy is a total priority when you live in the SubSaharan area – temperatures are already very high, regular sandstorm season has started, and we need our green babies protected, for us and for all the customers who benefit from this garden through their candlework and spellwork. As you all start enjoying warmer weather and blooming gardens, we begin the slowest season – the first harvest is done, the land goes dormant, and we retreat inside most of the day.

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Gorgeous Fiesta Gitana Marigold – this variety of Calendula is doing so much better in our weather than any other I’ve planted before. Hopefully I will be getting lots of viable seeds to plant next year!

Magical Outdoors: Sacred Places

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One of the most beautiful traditions of May 1 is the Cruces De Mayo, which celebrate the foundation of the capital of the island, Santa Cruz De Tenerife. Accross the entire city, neighbourhood associations, schools, and the ciry hall, decorate huge crosses with flowers and fruits. A beautiful example of spiritual traditions crossing lines into civilian life, and blending with it unnoticed – since the cross is a powerful symbol of protection, these decorated ones protect and bless the entire city. We found this gorgeous examply while driving to the plant nursery to get some new plants for the garden.

The Craft Of A Bruja

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I took this picture only to promote the Tarot Forecast Newsletter, but it’s so pretty that I wanted to add it to this post. The lovely Italian style deck was a gift from my mother. By the way, you can find the link to join the Newsletter below.

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Artwork Available: Pintadera Earrings

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Colourway 1 – Two Pairs Available

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Colourway 2 – Two Pairs Available

I’ve been back to beading after a very long hiatus, and truly loving it like never before! These pieces are embroidered in felt, and were inspired by Guanche Pintaderas. They are, of course :), filled with powerful talismanic energy; beading is a meditative practise for me, just as painting or gardening, that is always done with mindful disposition. “Hobby” is a banal word that I’ve grown to dislike – I don’t do this to pass the time, or to make money; I do this to honour the creative urge in me, and its Divine Source.

Pintaderas were the signs used by my guanche Ancestors to decorate their homes, wares, and even as body paint. It is believed that they represented the Guanches’ cosmology, elements from Nature, and even family lineages (as a primitive coat of arms). Here are some examples from the Canarian Museum Of History:

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I have two pairs available of each colourway – let me know if you are interested. 35€ per pair, international shipping included, payable through Paypal invoice.

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Reflections: On Parasitic Spiritual Entities

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As always, my everyday talks with my customers give me the best ideas for posts. Here’s today’s reflection:
 
Parasitic entities (which are called Espiritus Obsesionados in Espiritismo) feed off your energy, until there is nothing left of you. They can pass as physical and mental illness – not that I’m saying that these two things do not exist by themselves, but in a world where health professionals often lack spiritual training, they cannot diagnose what they cannot see, no matter how good their intentions are.
 
This phenomena manifests as bad luck, being “gafe” (binging back luck to others, or unintentionally doing mal de ojo /evil eye), bad health without reason, hallucinations and nightmares, paranoia (as in feeling watched), drug addiction as a coping mechanism, and the total inability to evolve in life, no matter the effort. It can happen as the result of being cursed, of self-cursing too, and also as a totally random situation.
 
People with chronic illness, mental and physical, children, and people with spiritual gifts, are specially vulnerable – and YES, you can die off this if it is not treated. I am not joking, and yes, I have seen it. The entity will just jump to the nearest and weakest victim after you are gone, to feed off them.
 
If you feel that you may be under the attack of a parasitic entity, PLEASE go to a professional. Do not try to fix this yourself. You need the help of someone with a powerful Cuadro Espiritual that the entity will not be able to touch. Again, this is no joke, and trying to do what you don’t know how to do will only bring more harm. This is the reason why people like me exist.

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Tips To Unblock Abundance

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Our Financial Blessing Service, which will happen on May 21, is intended to align you with the opportunities and energies that exist around you, that adapt to your needs and desires, and that work well with your own Ancestors and Spiritual Guides. Nobody has the power to make someone else wealthy (I wish I had!), but you can definitely be harmonized with the forces of abundance, because abundance is every human’s birthright.

Here are some things you can do to prepare for our Service, and unblock the energy of abundance:

· Light green and golden candles, and Sandalwood incense every day for one hour;

· Get a Spiritual Bath made with Chamomile and Fresh Basil every Sunday;

· Pray to Saint Pancras, patron of prosperous businesses, and offer him a bundle of fresh Parsley;

· Drink Spearmint tea to keep the mind open to opportunities;

· Offer coins and/or banknotes + a pyrite chunk on your Ancestor altar.

· Wash your home’s floors, doors and windows with the juice of fresh Basil, fresh Parsley, and fresh Sunflower/Pumpkin seeds (not roasted or salted seeds).

And the MOST important piece of advice: remember that money energy is fluidity manifested – pay attention to clutter, physical or emotional, that is keeping the fluidity from entering your life. Clogged homes, and clogged people, cannot open themselves to abundance!

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Reflections: On Money And Spirituality

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I know a lot of magical practitioners who have troubled relationships with the energy of money, but I am not one of them. The fact that the system that we are under is inherently wrong, and that it produces unjust situations, doesn’t make an enemy of money/wealth, but something that must be healed, so we can all benefit from it. And, it is the job of spiritual leaders to help others understand it, and heal it, and enjoy it.

When you get a participation in our upcoming Financial Blessing Service, you are not getting anyone’s wealth, you are learning to attract and keep your own. Money is just fluid energy, and the more it flows, the better for everyone, not only for you. Our Services, and our entire work as Espiritistas, is not for the passive – it is for those who want to BE more, and DO more with the blessings they receive.

When you learn to attract, empower, and make your wealth grow, you are not becoming a greedy villain unless you CHOOSE to do so – I cannot speak for anyone else, but I can tell you that with the money I make, I not only provide for myself and my home, but also support local markets/businesses/events, donate to charity, adopt and foster stray animals, work towards the recognition and expansion of Canarian+Guanche culture worldwide, and that makes me a better person, and a better Espiritista.

And I want more, so I can do more. If you think that is wrong, it is you who needs to reconsider the relationship you have with money.

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Photo Post: A Magical Life

I have not done one of these photo posts in a while, so here is one with my favourite images from the past months. Images from everyday magic and everyday life, that I hope will inspire you and delight you!

The Magical Outdoors: Wildharvesting And Sacred Places

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Seeds of Mustard (Sinapsis Alba, Sinapsis Arvensis) and of White Lupin (Lupinus Albus), wildharvested. Both species are part of our traditional cooking – Mustard is very well known, but the beans of the Lupin are not so common as human food. In several countries of the North Of Africa and the Mediterranean, they are boiled and brined, and eaten as a snack. These two will be part of our garden after the summer is over – a very lucky find.

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The sacred Ceiba, tree of knowledge, tree of wisdom, tree of sacrifice, one of the most important of our Tree teachers. At the La Granja park, Santa Cruz De Tenerife.

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Beautiful grafitti of Our Lady Of Candelaria, on the city that bears her name, this week. One of my favourite places in the world, home of our Holy Mother Chaxiraxi.

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Fumigation sticks made of wildharvested endemic varieties of Wormwood and Sage. These will be used on our cleansing rituals, and as offerings.

The Magical Home (And Its Sacred Garden)

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Beautiful pine wood cross, made by Fernando using a piece of wood found in a very magical area of our town, historically known for being home to Akelarres. A Spirit of the area told us to make the cross for protection, and this Bruja is old enough to not question that kind of intuition :). Not for sale.
In case you don’t know, Akelarre is the Basque word for a reunion of Brujas. It literally means “field of the male goat”.

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A sunflower for my beloved Ochum, as every year. I have many plants (and I mean specimens, not types) that are devoted to a specific Spirit: a Rosemary for Saint Michael, Guava trees for Eleggua, Chrysanthemums for the Ancestors… they make gardening a sacred task, and the garden a temple.

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Friends who fish – and owe a couple of favours to this Bruja – make the best magical gifts!After a few weeks under our very unforgiving sun, these will be dry and ready to be used in magic work – claws and shells for prosperity amulets, and the rest will be powdered for protection/defense work.
Please notice that a) supermarket crabs; b) cooked crabs; c) farmed crabs will not have the power required to do the work. There are many reasons for the success of my work, and one of the most important is the extremely high standards of each one of the ingredients I use. These crabs have been fished using traditional methods, in an extremely small scale, and without affecting the environment – be very, very wary of occult shops having a constant supply of rare/exotic supplies, because that is simply exploitation of resources.

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Burning a few of the fumigation sticks shown in a previous photo from this post.

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The first Cosmos flower appeared a few days before the Spring Solstice. Such a joyful flower.

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A special craft to celebrate May 1, made with a Christmas decor wreath, dry flowers, ribbons and bells.

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Inspirational Images

Feel free to grab, use, and share these inspirational graphics – and may they bring you many Blessings!

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Since the Financial Blessing Service will be happening this month, I thought it would be a good idea to make this little digital spell for anyone who may need it.

All the coins and banknotes you see in the picture have been gifts from customers and friends; some are collector’s coins, some are regular currency coins, and some are extremely valuable historical pieces – for example, some pre-medieval coins from judeo-moorish Spain that my brother gifted to me. Each one of them has not only the energy of financial power, but also of the love and good wishes of the people who gave them to me. They could not be luckier.

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I also made these two using images of my own statues, and of flowers that have been offered at Spiritual Services, so they are filled with power and good energy!

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And finally, a reflection on the power of your own intuition, for those moments when we feel disconnected from the Divine Source.

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Reflections: Success Rate

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One of the questions I get over and over from customers is “Which is your success rate?”
 
Well, I have to say that my success rate is 100%, because 100% of times I provide a work done with the most exquisite materials, a proved ritual process that gives absolutely every customer the same amount of effort from me, and a powerful and sustained relationship with Spirits that is publicly shared every day on my social media. So, I DELIVER, 100%. I treat every customer and every work as a total success.
 
But, the resulting manifestation of spells does not depend on me, because it’s God (/Gods/Goddess/Goddesses) and the Spirits who grant the request, and not me. I am not a Fairy, and no matter how much I’d love to give everyone what they want, it’s not in my power to do so.
 
Also, the resulting manifestation depends on the request itself – it is not the same to do a love spell for a couple that needs to reignite their relationship, than doing a love spell to keep the company of a person who does not love you. The first will actually happen because it CAN happen; the second won’t, no matter how much magic you put into it.
 
Same goes for people who want wealth without sacrifices, good health without taking care of themselves, or who blame their problems on curses when they are sabotaging their own lives. If you are in denial about something, it does not matter how good of a Bruja I am (and have no doubt that I am!), you request won’t get true, lasting results.