Posted in divine magic, Mother Earth, nature, Shamanism, spiritual skills and techniques, transformation

Magickal Sacrifice

I’ve been aware of the value of sacrifice lately.  Sacrifice is a common element of ceremony and magick.  It’s about giving up energy and is usually part of an exchange.  Sacrifice is only of value when we’re giving up something we care about. 

What might you choose to give up?  When is the right time for you to make a sacrifice?  How would you meaningfully do so? 

We make these exchanges all the time.  We pay money for goods and services, financial payment is a form of sacrifice and a reason I don’t give my services for free anymore, although I’m always happy to discuss what kind of energy exchange a person is prepared to make for what they receive.  There needs to be an exchange of some sort and it needs to be commensurate and valued, otherwise the receiver isn’t going to respect what they gain.  What I do is coming from spirit through me and spirit expects some kind of energy exchange. 

There are many ways we make sacrifices, giving up our time or caring for somebody, whether or not we feel we have a choice. We do have a choice, we could walk away, even when a powerful sense of duty or guilt motivates us.  Sacrifice is chosen but we may believe we don’t have an option when we do. 

One of the ways that sacrifice has become apparent in my life recently is in lightening the load.  By that, I mean reducing material possessions.  This is not always easy, sometimes it’s difficult to let go when giving away books or thinning out the wardrobe.  And what’s the pay off?  It’s provided me with a sense of lightness, space and personal freedom.  It’s felt a bit scary because I’ve removed much of what felt comforting and difficult to part with, but afterwards I appreciated the space and felt less inclined to refill that space with new things.  There’s something really satisfying in weighing up the value of each item in my life.  By value, I don’t mean monetary value, I mean what sparks joy.  A big ‘thank you’ to my soul sister, Emma, who gave me this nugget of wisdom.   

It’s the deliberate action of making sacrifice as a part of some magickal intent that really calls me, the power and transformation that can be invoked.  Sacrifice makes me think of offerings, making gifts to Mother Earth, nature, the elementals or the ancestors at sacred places.  More and more, I leave them energetic gifts.  It used to be little crystals, dried sage or food.  Now, I often materialise an energetic sun or maybe a diamond or heart emanating love.  It means I always have something to give, even when my pockets are empty.  Sometimes, it might be a hair from my head or a prick of blood from my thumb.  It’s the intent, sincerity, love, peace and gratitude that matter.  And I may ask for nothing, perhaps just to pass through a place peacefully and safely.

When it comes to magickal spell-work, the bigger the gesture or sacrifice, the greater the energy we unleash.  The greater the energy, the more we can do with it.  Sacrifice in ceremony may be used for letting go of what no longer serves us and cutting ties.  For this, I might break a sacred tool or object, much as our ancestors broke a precious sword or mirror in two and placed it in the river, lake or bog. 

There are times we are called to give something up, whether it’s something from inside ourselves, of ourselves or something precious to us.  When we do, sometimes we are purposely calling in something new, something we are specifically looking for.  And sometimes, we are releasing and allowing whatever is ready for us to come fill the space we made.  

Be aware, with magickal work, sometimes there’s a backlash, especially when we receive something profound.  We may have an extra price to pay, one that we weren’t expecting.  It may be in the form of making us unwell.  It’s best to take it as a positive, evidence that our request was heard and accepted.  We will get better, as long as our protection is good, we are being challenged as spiritual warriors and energy workers and it’s a part of our growth and maturing as practitioners to be so.  When we seek transformation and empowerment, when we ask to be fast-tracked to higher levels, don’t always expect a free ride.                    

Posted in divine magic, elemental kingdom, nature, Online workshops, Personal Story, Soul Mastery

Soul Mastery Alchemy

Things are moving forwards with purpose as far as the workshops are concerned.

The Twin Flame Alchemy online workshop has changed date, it’s now going to be running on Friday 13th August at 3.30pm for 2 hours.  Go here to learn more. 

This, like all my courses, will be guided meditations, information given at a deeply received level of consciousness and several activations that empower and activate the energies of divine union.

Then, the Soul Integration course, which was very well received, will run again.  You can find out all about it here. This time, instead of 45 minutes over 6 sessions, it’s going to be one hour over four sessions, although the content is just the same.  Here’s some feedback I received from the participants about the course:-

“I am blown away by the Soul Integration workshop, it is powerful, affirming and comforting to feel that sense of connection so strongly.  Gathering together with that shared intention is very powerful.  The energy is strong and loving.  I feel full up with a beautiful light.  Ananda’s presence is so loving, calming and reassuring.  I feel completely safe in that sacred space.”


“The Soul Integration course was illuminating and satisfying. I feel that I was given tools which will enrich me and that the course is a catalyst, like ripples in a pond when a stone is dropped into it. Ananda’s voice is so soothing and calming and quickly puts one into a meditative state.”

I recently received some powerful insights for future courses. They are going in the direction of magic and nature, working with the elements and elementals and utilising shamanic skills. The Soul Integration course is an essential foundation for all the new courses. So, with the exception of the Twin Flame Alchemy workshop, all participants require the Soul Integration course in order to access further workshops and courses. The Soul Integration course is now a foundation course and will run every other month.

The Soul Integration course integrates your being with your soul. You become your soul and that’s powerful and makes everything different. To be able to incorporate that vast change into your life means you then bring that embodiment with you into every other workshop and course. You come to each course as a whole, complete, integrated soul , a being of love, tooled up with all the skills and wisdom that your soul holds, and your soul holds masses and masses.

The ideas for future courses are still materialising, they involve working with magic and manifestation. We will be creating strong personal protection through making a range of amulets. So many people would benefit from knowing how to create strong protective devices for themselves, their friends and family, and the principles you will learn have limitless applications.

Another area we will be exploring is communicating with the elements, elementals and nature, understanding and working with the consciousness in plants, insects, animals, trees and earth, air, water and fire.

These courses are going to be more practical than those I’ve done so far, and it’s going to be a challenge as I work out how to do that really well online.

I am picking up a huge surge in the deep connection with nature that people are feeling on all sorts of levels. I am wishing to dive into that Earth energy with you and explore tools and abilities to plug into the energy. We will all uncover so much more in the way of magic and meaning through these new, exciting courses.