Healing Magic

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In the Magic Q&A Tea Party (It's a free, live Q&A session I hold every Sunday at 5PM Pacific on Instagram and YouTube), I answer questions posted by followers about magic, the law of attraction, spirit guide contact, spells, past lives and more. One of the questions that was posted was the simple question "Is there a spell for alopecia?" Alopecia is the medical word for hair loss and this question brought me to a deep discussion about healing spells in general and my personal healing spell story. 

When I was in my twenties, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - which is basically when your immune system sees your thyroid as a "threat" and begins to attack and destroy it (all autoimmune issues are basically this - your immune system attacking healthy tissue that it sees as a threat).  My regular medical doctors told me to "just keep an eye on it." I didn't know how to keep an eye on it or what that meant, but I watched my mother go through a lot of pain and misery in her life because of autoimmune issues that caused not only Hashimoto's, but Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's Disease and more. I was just hoping and praying that I didn't go down the same path as she did.

When I got into my 40s, I suddenly developed Alopecia Areata - smooth, completely bare, bald spots about the size of a quarter on the back of my head. I was able to cover them with my thick hair, but I was still self-conscious about them and wanted to heal them. I went to a dermatologist, who gave me the diagnosis, shot cortisone into my scalp and said, "it's caused by stress."  The cortisone shots would temporarily bring back a few tiny hairs but they would fall out again within a week or so. More bald patches started appearing and I began to panic (so much for keeping my stress levels down!).

When the doctor's failed, I began looking at spiritual solutions for my health issues. I began speaking affirmations ("My hair is full and covers my entire head"), I started to light Blessed Herbal Healing candles and taking baths with Healing oil. I began focusing on my healing, seeing myself as whole and healed. 

Now, I believe that magic is working in conjunction with your guides, sometimes the magic comes purely from the intention, other times it works with synchronicities, but either way, it works to bring you exactly the solution that you need. 

As I was doing this work, I got the guidance that I should be looking for natural solutions - that there was something that I was missing. I looked online for information about Alopecia Areata and its causes and I "stumbled upon" (really, my guides led me to) the first piece of important information - that Alopecia Areata was an autoimmune disease (and therefore related to the other autoimmune diseases that my mother and I had experienced). From there, over the next few weeks, I kept looking for solutions to autoimmune diseases and again "stumbled upon" (yeah, the team was at it again) the key that unlocked the door. Someone had posted in a chat room about the fact that their Hashimoto's issues were resolved when they stopped eating wheat. When I saw this, my guides were like, "You need to try this!" and I figured, "What have I got to lose?" I committed to stopping wheat for a month to see what would happen. 

And a miracle happened! Within two weeks of quitting wheat, the hair started growing back on my head. After years of having these bald patches, and seeing them get worse, not better, I was seeing a profound turnaround. My hair grew back fully and now 10 years later, I haven't lost another hair (in fact the hair on my head has gotten thicker!)

The result of this was that I was led to research even more about autoimmune issues and discovered that there is a legitimate medical path that deals with autoimmune issues in a way that looks at diet as the source of inflammation - it's called Functional Medicine. I read this amazing book by Dr. Amy Myers called The Autoimmune Solution and got even MORE information and began seeing a Functional Medicine nutritionist who did a blood test to see which foods I have an allergic reaction to (which triggers an autoimmune response). Doing this was life changing - better than any medical doctor's help with my autoimmunity. I am now healthier, more energetic, happier than I was in my 20s!

So... the point of all of this is that when you do a Healing spell, it will work! It might bring you healing on the energetic level or it might bring you the synchronicities ("chance" encounters with people, places or information) that are exactly what you need. 

And, if you have an autoimmune issue, I urge you to do some online searching for Functional Medicine or read the book I linked above. Discover what is triggering your autoimmune issues and let go of those things that personally poison you. You CAN heal yourself - you CAN get better at any age!

Working with the Spirit of Black Hawk

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Black Hawk (who was born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak), was a famous Native American war leader from the Sauk tribe in the American Midwest. When Native Americans were being forced off their lands by white American settlers in the early 1800s, Black Hawk led several successful attacks to defend the lands of his tribe. 

There is a long history of Spiritualist churches working with Native American Spirits. The spirit of Black Hawk came to Mother Leafy Anderson in the 1920s as her spirit guide and has since contacted many other spiritualists to guide them. (By the way, check out the gorgeous spirit lights around Mother Leafy Anderson in the photo above.)

Black Hawk is particularly attracted to helping those who are fighting social injustice, to protect those who have been oppressed by "the system," and those who have Native American ancestry.

If you would like to work with Black Hawk (or any spirit or deity, for that matter). I recommend that you first ask the spirit if you may work together. If the answer is a yes, you will be given some sort of sign. For those who ask to work with Black Hawk, I have heard many different possibilities of signs - seeing a hawk in the sky, seeing an image of or the word "Hawk," seeing Native American imagery and so on.

If Black Hawk agrees to work with you and you would like his aid and guidance, I recommend the following spell:

Choose a Black Hawk candle of a color that is aligned with your intention (red for love, green for prosperity, white for general blessings).

Inscribe your intention around the base of the candle. Be sure to word your petition in a gracious way that doesn't sound demanding, for example, "Black Hawk please aid me in protecting my loved ones" - that "please" is important. Black Hawk will be more likely to help you if you approach him with the respect and reverence he deserves. 

Dress the candle with Spirit Guide oil or Indian Spirit Guide oil and place it on a dish or tray. As you dress the candle, respectfully ask the spirit of Black Hawk to assist you in your worthy cause.

Place five Indian Head Pennies and three whole fruits around the base of the candle; small apples are an excellent choice, as they are regional to the midwest and less likely to go bad while you do this spell. 

Thank Black Hawk in advance for his help and sprinkle the candle with Tobacco to assist your connection to him before lighting for your intention.

Burn your candle for three nights, snuffing it out before you go to sleep.

After the candle has burned completely, retrieve the pennies and use them as talismans to keep the spirit of Black Hawk close to you.

Eat the fruit or offer the fruit back to the earth as compost.

Soften the remaining wax with a hairdryer and mold it into a talisman for your altar or bury the wax in your backyard.

Look for signs that Black Hawk is communicating with you and assisting you from the spirit realm.