Witches creating magick in our Hearth & home

Florida water: making it yourself

Florida water is a plant based cologne made by infusing flowers, herbs, and spices in alcohol. Because it carries the essence of the plants, it’s often used like holy water to cleanse spaces, purify intentions, and enhance spiritual practices.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 lemon peel
  • A handful or two of fresh herbs of your choosing (i.e., mint or basil or rosemary or all)
  • 1 cinnamon stick or a handful of cloves (optional)
  • Fill the jar half way with distilled water not tap water and add of your ingredients and then fill the rest of the jar with vodka.

Method:

  1. Combine all your ingredients into a amber glass container and seal it.
  2. Replace the lid and gently swirl to combine. Store in a cool, dark pantry or cupboard for 40 days, shaking once a day.
  3. Strain the ingredients through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer and store the Florida Water in an airtight glass bottle.
  4. Crystals can be used to amplify the water’s energetic properties. After making your Florida Water and straining out the herbs, place 1 to 2 water-safe crystals (amethyst, quartz, citrine, carnelian, or obsidian) in the water overnight. In the morning, remove the crystals and your energetically charged Florida Water is ready to use.

The uses of your Florida water:

  1. Offer it to your ancestors or guides on your altar in a bowl.
  2. Have some in a bowl nearby when communing with ancestors or guides and asking them for advice.
  3. Place a small bowl of Florida water on your altar as an offering of self-love.
  4. Wipe your mirror with diluted Florida water, and then do a self love ritual of your choosing in front of the mirror.
  5. Energetically cleanse yourself with Florida water by spraying it around you or putting a bit on your wrists.
  6. Energetically (and literally) cleanse ritual tools like your crystals with a bit of diluted Florida water to give them a refresh.
  7. Use it to cleanse your altar and anything on it by diluting some with water in a spray bottle and spraying on your altar, then wiping down.

I hope you enjoyed this information sharing blog! May you always find your light burning, may you always feel enlightened, may you always be able to find your peace and balance!

Bless be!

LucyLu (journeywithspirit72)

Witches creating magick in our Hearth & home

Creating a Magickal space:

Manifestation’s 🖤🌜🦌🦅💕

Dear Friends,

Sharing knowledge helps us develop our own spirituality, healing and higher vibrations!

My spiritual journey manifested during my disappointment in never birthing a child. I had to turn to myself and find the strength to stay true to ME.

Once I started on this journey in depth, I started dreaming of my experiences with my Avos. When I was a child I didn’t acknowledge the magick my Avos empowered within their daily routines! They always created a magickal garden full of nutritional foods and medicine that they used in their cooking each day.

They created tinctures to heal wombs, cuts, colds and moments of sadness. They also used tinctures to ward off evil entities, warding off negativity, cleansing space, and seeing the future.

During the early 1800s these tinctures/ powders/potions were seen as witchcraft and many women were set on fire for practicing. As we have all learned that FEAR is the driving force of many of these atrocious!

I didn’t really understand the magick my ancestors displayed until later in my life journey. My mom displayed these gifts throughout her journey and I learned from her.

My ability to run a household in a mgickal spiritual flow was adapted through my mother. My mother is connected to mother earth, plants, soil & grounding. It lives within her soul, spirit & mind.

Those gifts shine through in my gardening, cooking, seeding, grounding & spirituality. My bliss of the world is seen through the colours of flowers.

My witch side has grown stronger in its connection to mother earth, grounding & connecting. It balances my spirit, which reminds me to always pick kindness even in darkness.

Creating smokebundles allows me to use the sacredness of my herbs, flowers and plants. I can feel my plants, hear my flowers sing, and my trees strength.

I have grown in my relationship among my plant ally’s and connect in witnessing their colours, shape & smells.

I become connected to natures life, six years ago. My trip alone to Turkey/England & Scotland. My soul was roaring and its vibration spoke to nature. Since than, I have held butterflies, touched the back of a bumblebee, petted a wild deer, and am gifted with random animals on my drives.

It’s magical when you are able to tap into the things around you as you do in a human experience. I am honoured, I am gifted, I am happy for the mystic powers developed with our Mother Earth.

In Portugal many witches that were herbalists their intentions were meant to manifest lightness. To help others find hope, dreams, that would heal their spirits.

Being a green witch allows me to be open, to be light, and battle darkness. You build your intuition, and trust in who you are. The universe begins to Empower you when you open up To the universe through grounding & connecting.

I hope to continue in my learning of plant medicine, herbs, plants, seeds & flowers. I adore gardening. Are you aware when you play with soil it ignites your serotonin to release and battles depression.

My garden is my heart as it finds peace, calmness, happiness and healing moments.

I encourage all of you to begin understanding your moon-phases and plant to its cycles and witness its magick. The moon gives your gardens strength, psychic abilities, and strengthens intuitions.

Keep attention as your walk and see all the magick around you!

Mantras

Mantra for today:

“I call upon the energies of protection, may all be well…. I called upon the energies of peacefulness, may all be well… I call upon the energies of positivity, may all be well….blessed be me, blessed be thee. All is well under the moonlight.”

Sharing some plant medicine magick:

🌿Dandelion: provides shielding energy and also clears away the negative.

🌿Marigold: helps you to communicate with the spirit world and those who have passed on.

🌿Clover: will guard against misfortune and invite good fairies into your life.

So mote it-is,

LucyLu

Smokebundles: igniting our goddess
Witches creating magick in our Hearth & home

Heartshaped cauldrons, manifesting love, spells, love, protection, witches, moonlight, gifts, letters, writing, incense

smudges

Cleansing: creating a magickal Hearth & Home

Adorned smokebundles

🏹🗝 Smoke cleansing was traditionally used in Europe in much more secular times. In the 14th and 15th centuries, people burned rosemary in their homes as a means to protect themselves from bubonic plague and other contagions. Into the 20th century, French doctors recommended burning rosemary and thyme in sickrooms and hospitals to purify the air. They also recommended herbal smoking mixtures to address respiratory problems. These herbal blends would be burned on charcoal or thrown into a heating or cooking fire to fill the space and be inhaled.

🏹🗝There are many different smokebundles available in my shop for many different daily rituals. Always begin with meditation music on and take a moment to set your intentions. These intentions always need to be good positive manifestations for yourself and others.

Free-Spirited smoke-bundles

🏹🗝With smokebundles when lighting them, having the window open helps ignite its flame, let the bundle smoke for 30secs & then blow it out. Having a feather to wave the smoke & continue its flame as you cleanse your space. If it doesn’t stay lit then squeeze the middle to allow air circulation and this should allow it to smoke out longer.

🏹🗝When your smokebundle’s end is fairly black, trim that off and squeeze the middle of your smokebundle so it gets some air to begin its flame again.

🏹🗝You can also use your smokehundle outside to share with the universe or walk around your home. The outside air will flame up your smokebundle
so be mindful of that! Just a few tips on managing smokebundles!

🏹🗝Yerba Santa is traditionally used as a smoke bundle for protection and setting boundaries. Yerba Santa has also been used to support love, purification, growth, empowerment, beauty, and the release of emotional pain stored in the heart chakra.

🏹🗝Smokebundles come with the intention of happiness, self-fulling creativity, focusing on arts & painting. Looking inward and finding your inner child again. Being carefree to experiment without judgement.
🏹🗝To be in spirit of your soul, to dance as no one is watching and to laugh till your belly hurts! As we age we tend to forget yo be child like and often take life too seriously!!
🏹🗝All my bundles smell incredible, are created with intentions, to cleanse space & self. I adde to all of them patchouli essential oil and lavender essential oil!

Protection smoke-bundles

Types of items Included:
➡️Green: Invokes energy of growth, hope, promise, connect to Mother Earth, the Goddess Gaia, represents Venus and energies of love, or renewal of vows. Means tranquility, health and healing. The color green is very powerful in money spells.
➡️Lavender: Calming, relieves stress & anxiety, peacefully, invites positive energy, emits evil spirits
➡️Rosemary: Powerful cleanse, removes negativity, divination and great for meditation. ➡️Green Sage: Increase memory, balance, cleansing, & strengthening.
➡️Cinnamon: Spice for healing, protection, love, spirituality, success, power, psychic powers, and sexual desire.
➡️Apples: symbolize gratitude, generosity, harvest, and abundance.

May light & love surround your hearth with magical intentions daily. Let’s end with a beautiful mantra.!

Think intensely about the person you want to heal while chanting the following words:

Wrap thee in cotton,
Bind thee with love,
Protection from pain,
Surrounds like a glove,
Brightest of blessings,
Surround thee this night,
For thou art cared for
Healing thoughts sent in flight

Hold your hands to your heart and sense the energy centring deep into your being then send that energy to the person you want to heal.

To be a witch is to love and be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a witch is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a witch is to change the world around you, and yourself.
To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honour the gods, and yourself.
To be a witch is to Be Magick, not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honourable, or nothing at all.
To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a witch is to harm none.
To be a witch is to know the ways of old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon.
To be a witch is to be one with the gods.
To be a witch is to study and to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the earth, not just on it.
To be a witch is to be truly free!

With Love,

Manifestation

JourneywithSpirit