A New You
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV
As we enter into a new year we often make a resolution to improve our lives. We break this into smaller goals like, “I will start; exercising, eating healthier, get angry less, control my spending, watching less television, going to church each week…” The reason why so many of our very earnest and well-intentioned resolutions fall by the wayside is because we are essentially trying to change our habits and routines.
Well engrained habits and routines don’t spring up overnight and more importantly they don’t become established for no reason.
They are usually symptoms and expressions of what we are like in our souls.
I broke an eight-year drug and cigarette habit. I didn’t do it by just deciding one day that I wasn’t going to do it anymore. God knows I decided that a few times but my resolve never lasted more than a few days.
When writing Romans 12:2, Paul uses the most amazing word, “transformed”, describing how we change if we do it God’s way.
God is not interested in a simple behaviour change. He is interested in heart transformation that has symptoms and expressions of an entirely transformed life.
We are given two instructions in the above passage.
1. Do not conform to the pattern of this world
2. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind
There is a don’t and a do.
Don’t form your opinions based on the world’s message allowing that to shape you. Instead do renew your mind by allowing the Word of God to shape your opinions, as you do this the by-product will be a magnificent transformation in your life!
One of the best New Year’s resolutions that you can make is deciding to allow what God says about you and life, shape the way that you think.
That is guaranteed to transform your life in an amazing way!
pure beeswax ritual candles are available at Practical Magick in Saskatoon, Cuppa T in Regina & at The Whispering Tree in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Each candle is crafted by me by hand using pure beeswax, candle dye & essential oils. Includes glass votive holder & detailed instructions. Made with specific intent, each candle is anointed, smudged & spell cast before leaving my home. These candles are made right & have an approximate burn time of 10+ hours each. Some styles that are currently available are: Luck/Money/Success, Love, Healing, Protection, Grounding, Life Path, Release Of Negative Emotions, Animals, Focus/Concentration, Psychic Ability/Open Third Eye, Psychic Protection, Smudge, Heighten Artistic Talent, Altar, Grief Recovery, Stress & Anxiety Relief, Sex/Lust/Aphrodisiac & Weight Loss. More varieties coming soon! Also note that Made By A Real Witch mirror candle stands are now available in stores as well (See 1 post back). Burning a ritual candle overtop of a mirror is said to double its effect. Not seeing the ritual candle or candle stand you need in the store where you shop? Send me a message & I will do my best to hook you up. I hope that everyone is having a good start to their work week. Happy Tuesday everybody. Love & light from YXE, YQR & YQU. ♥️🕯♥️ @madebyarealwitch#whitewitch#goodwitch#wicca#pagan#ritualcandles#ritual#rituals#spells#lightworker#lightupthedarkness#loveandlight#magick#candlemagick#love#protection#luck#health#focus#griefrecovery#archangels#angels#yxe#yqr#yqu#saskatchewan#alberta#saskatoon#grandeprairie#reginask#madebyarealwitch
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Well it’s happened.. time marches forward and habits are forged in the fires of consistency.. the gym has become my safe space. My sanctuary, my holy place, where I pray, meditate, and focus. In a life where I am driven by passion and the hunger to succeed, I am often caught chasing expectations.. I know that that mindset is dangerous, but here in the gym.. it’s my reason for success.. I guess what I’m saying is, find that outlet where you can unleash all of you.. and the outcome is progress :)) I love you guys! #actor#lightupthedarkness#losangeles#youhavealwaysbeenenough#iloveyou
I’ve received a few messages from people who weren’t able to make it to my recent grounding class in Grande Prairie, Alberta, asking for advice on how best to ground themselves. There are many ways to do it. Here is a simple grounding meditation exercise that anyone can do so long as they are mobile enough to get outdoors & find a tree.
This meditation exercise is best performed at dusk or dawn. It can help to alleviate stress, pain, anger, sadness or a multitude of other things going on in your life. Brody & I practice this method often...at the base of our sacred tree in the valley near our home where we practice spell work.
Go outdoors & select a tree that you feel some kind of a connection to. It doesn’t need to be a big tree or a certain species. Literally any tree will work so long as you feel some sort of a connection to it. Sit or stand facing away from the tree with your back pressed up against it’s trunk. Brody & I like to sit. Relax your body & quiet your mind by doing some deep breathing exercises. Take several slow deep breaths...in through your nose & out through your mouth. Breathe in softly, hold for a count of 3 & gently release. Do this several times until you feel relaxed - for some people this takes longer than others to achieve. Once you feel relaxed close your eyes & imagine your body becoming a part of the tree - as if you are fusing yourself to its trunk. Allow energy from the tree to enter your body & heal or fix whatever is wrong. I usually feel the energy as a surge of electricity but other people may feel their trees energy in different ways. Remain with your back against the base of the tree & doing the visualization until you feel good again. The amount of time will vary from person to person & will depend on how much inner gunk you need to release. Brody & I have sometimes sat at the base of our tree for hours. It all depends on what’s going on. Continue with your meditation for as long as you feel comfortable. When you are ready, mentally detach from your tree & bring your mind back to a conscious state. I hope you find this post useful. Happy Sunday everybody. Love & light from YXE. ♥️🕯♥️ @madebyarealwitch#whitewitch