Welcome to the very FIRST of our featured writer blogs!
For this blog the lovely Patti Negri has given us exclusive excerpts from her international best selling book Old World Magick For The Modern World and she also provided us with a brilliant in-depth exercise which you can try yourselves at home!
Before we get into the main feature of this article
Let’s learn a little more about Patti!
Patti is a psychic-medium and “good” witch.
She was voted number one psychic, medium, trance medium, tarot reader, witch / magical practitioner in the world this year in an International competition by Times Square Press.
Patti has been able to communicate with the spirit world since she was a toddler and consciously since she conducted her first séance at age eight. Since then, she has conducted séances, clearings and sessions on radio, film, TV and in living rooms across America.
Patti enjoys working her magic on television. She appears regularly on the Travel Channel TV Show Ghost Adventures.
Patti’s working style is magical, loving and upbeat which creates a positive, safe and fun environment for you to learn, grow and heal.
She has been practicing natural magick her entire life. Her specialty is in adjusting energy and flow – in people, spaces, situations, most anything.
She works organically by creating spells and rituals that arrange natural elements to the rhythms and cycles of the universe to bring about healing, change our lives for the better, and create balance.
Patti’s new book ‘Old World Magick For The Modern World‘ has recently topped the best seller charts in FIVE countries! The US, UK, Germany, France and Australia!
She has provided us with excerpts from her book below including an exercise you can all try yourselves at home!
I am now going to hand the blog over to Patti and you can read below what she had to say about her book!
In my book OLD WORLD MAGICK FOR THE MODERN WORLD Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Balance, Empower and Create a Life You Love! You will learn to bring clarity, confidence and courage to your life with fun, simple magickal practices.
Enlightenment is all about your relationship with yourself and with spirit. You will receive a collection of fun, easy, insightful techniques to open your awareness and your sight – and therefore your own self-empowerment! You will learn easy ways to truly take the driver’s seat and be the architect of your life, so you can create a life you truly love.
For the fulfillment of our heart’s desires we need the willingness to step out of our cocoon of false beliefs and any limitations that appear to be sabotaging our efforts. The choice is ours, and it is greatly dependent upon how we view change: as an opportunity to release our fears and insecurities or as a challenge we prefer to avoid.
When the exploration of consciousness is interwoven with the unfolding of events in our everyday lives, we have made a conscious choice to discover and live our limitless potential. Our dreams really CAN come true! And, it is as easy as we allow it to be – or as hard as we make it. Let’s go for easy!
What is Practical Magic?
Practical magic is simple techniques, spells and thought patterns that anybody can do to improve your day to day life and help you live a magical life every day! Everything is a combination of Mind, Body and Spirit to create the shift, open the door, enhance the opportunity, see a new perception to move forward in the direction you want with a bit more grace, ease and enjoyment as you manifest the life you want! Everything from how to deal with difficult relationships, your own personal blocks, fears and limitations, to how to develop your own psychic ability and intuition and to tune into your own guides and deity. Who has the power? YOU do! (If not… who or what have you given it away to?) I will teach you how to be the master or your universe. The architect of your own life.
Mind, Body, Spirit Connection
The one thing we know from the 200,000 books written about it, is that everything we do must include mind, body and spirit. One out of three is “wishful thinking”. Two out of three is “hit or miss” at best. Three out of three is a “home run”! To break it down, to do anything we first must do or have it in our head, in our thought process. We don’t do ANYTHING without it being a thought first. Examples are: “I’m going to be rich. I’m going to eat. I am going bowling. Everybody takes advantage of me”. Etc. Then, hopefully, our body takes action. We start the process of making money, eating, bowling – or even the manifestation of people taking advantage of us… (People most always DO live into our expectations… keep aware of that!) But the third and often elusive is the “spirit” element. It’s less tangible. Harder to grasp. But, the spirit aspect is the “battery power” that makes it happen. It’s like the aspirin for the headache. Spirit can be created a lot of ways; via prayer or affirmations, vision boards, spells and magical workings, or it can be done via the elements. Every element has some specific attributes. We will be using all of these techniques, elements, spells through out
Living your belief system
To me it is all about Awareness… Awareness, Intent and Conscious Creation. Let’s live our life “Awake”. Which is very different than a life lived on “auto pilot”, “phoned in” or “asleep at the wheel”! This book is the perfect place to get started…We know that where you put your energy is where you live. Start putting your energy into the things you want – not the things you don’t have. The classic “Glass half empty vs glass half full” is a perfect place to start. Yes, fate exists. But free will and manifestation outweigh it by a landslide. This is a good place to begin in creating a life you love. You can’t control everything around you. But you CAN control how you react to the things around you – and that changes EVERYTHING!
Elemental Balancing Exercises
Or what I like to call… 30 seconds to fix anything!
I think the key to almost everything is balance. Every once in a while, well heck almost daily, we get or feel a little out of balance. Here are my super easy elemental exercises to help get you back in balance within 30 seconds almost anywhere you are!
Picture your entire life in the four basic elements. Earth. Air. Fire. Water. Your Earth is who you are, your home, your sense of being, the womb. Our Air is our thinking brain, our thoughts, our sense of reason, (and often that chatter that won’t shut up when we want it to). Your Fire is your passion, creativity, the blood in your veins, your spirituality. Your Water is your emotions… and remember water is about 70% of our body and 70% of our planet, so our emotions are a big part of who we are. So, the next time you are not as happy as you can be, or productive as you can be, or even as awake and conscious as you would like to be… (we really don’t want to go through life “asleep at the wheel”, “phoned in” or on “automatic pilot”!) Instead of just staying in that state decide which of those four elements is the most out of balance. I promise, one of them will be!
Water/Emotions… Is it your emotions that are out of balance? Are you angry or sad or worried about something? Whether held inside or screamed out the window… whether justified or not, if it is your emotions keeping you from your full experience of life in this moment… you need the water element. An attribute of water is emotion. Think of it like an aspirin for a headache. Just think how good you always feel after a shower. It’s the water! You can’t jump in a shower every time you’re sad or angry or worried, but you can almost always find running water. A sink, a kitchen, a bathroom, a drinking fountain or hose. So, going back to the mind body and spirit equal “home run” formula… walk up to that sink turn on the water, first set your intent (mind) perhaps ask your higher self, God your Spirit guides or whatever words you use that with this water you are releasing this extra emotion. Then run your hands under the sink for 30 seconds (body or action). If you want, you can visualize that anger or sadness running down the drain. The water itself is the “spirit” or battery power! You now have all three elements, so within 30 seconds you will have healthfully released that excess emotion. Gone. Not stuffed down, or ignored or discounted…. just gone. So now, if you need to deal with what caused the emotion, you can now do it without the overwhelm of it. Give it a try… I think you will be pleasantly amazed!
Air/Thoughts… Do your thoughts get the best of you sometimes? Do you overthink? Get foggy? Sometimes can you just not get your thoughts to SHUT UP! If so, you need the air element. An attribute of air is thought. In these rushed modern times, very few of us breathe deeply. Unfortunately, the effect of shallow quick breathing goes directly to your head! So just being aware of your breathing can be a huge help in itself… but my “magic fix” for foggy brain is adding some sound to your breath… Vowels sounds to be exact. Any vowel, any order. Vowels literally clear the head. Think about how almost every sacred word or chant is a vowel… “Amen”, “Om”, etc. So… next time you get chatty or foggy brain – do my one, two, three (Mind, body, spirit) quick fix. First set your intention that with your deep slow breathing and vowel sounds you will clear and quiet your mind… then just DO IT! Within 30 seconds you will actually notice the chatter in your head begin to stop – and the fog clear up. Great to do before a presentation or important conversation – or anytime you need clear thinking!
Earth/Grounding… If you are not feeling “grounded” or “in your body” – you need to tap into the earth element. Its great to get outside in nature. Get barefoot in the dirt or grass. Hug a tree – literally! But, if you are on the 35th floor of an office building going in to a very important meeting and feeling a little “queasy” – grab ANYTHING that is wood or stone. A pencil, a wooden chair or desk. The granite countertop, a crystal, even the diamond, opal or any stone in your ring. Grab onto it. Decide in your head that this item will ground and center you. Hold on to the object. Deep breath for 30 seconds. Everyone feels this one a little different. I feel like a warm earthen blanket surrounds me. Some people feel like “roots’ are coming out of the soles of their feet into the ground. However it feels to you – you WILL feel immediately grounded and centered.
Fire/Passion… If you are feeling tired, passionless or not inspired – you need to call in the fire element. Maybe you have a hot date with your honey and just not “feeling it”. Or working on a creative or art project and need inspiration – or maybe you are just exhausted, in bed and have to get up! You have all the “earth” you need – but you need the “fire” power to rise and shine. This, like air is breathing and sound magic…Set your head what you want as in the others… than do 30 seconds of deep breathing while going zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (Ask any eight-year-old what sound a bee makes… you’ve got it!) Within 30 seconds you will start to feel a tingling in the base of your spine. It will rise up and in no time at all you will have all the energy, passion and creativity you need to move forward.
These four techniques really can be like your hidden super hero powers! You can do them anywhere. They cost nothing and take only 30 seconds! Keep them in your invisible back pocket – and pull them out whenever needed for immediate balance and relief!
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I really hope you have enjoyed this blog! Patti is one of the most loveliest people I have ever had the pleasure of speaking to and it’s been a real honor in having her guest write for my blog!
I definitely recommend her book!
As the first of our featured writers I would like to say a massive thanks to Patti and also to everyone who took the time to read this article!
We will now be taking on more featured writers moving forwards!
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Until next time,