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Title: Awakening the Magick within Your Child
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(Date Posted:02/17/2009 07:44 AM)
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AWAKENING THE MAGICK IN YOUR CHILD

Children live in quite a different world than most adults. They absorb life like a sponge, their active minds still fresh and full of wonder at the Universe around them. This is the time in their lives when they really should be encouraged to believe in their dreams and their own creative abilities. But nowadays with the rise of technology, computer games and too much television, children can start to lose valuable play-time in which to practice their natural fantasies and intuition. With these simple magic games you will not only bring out the imagination and self-expression of your child, you may also re-discover your own wonderful enchanted world.

MAGICAL BEGINNINGS
This is a beautiful way to bring magic to a child's christening or a baby naming ceremony. You can bring along some items to represent the four magical elements. Earth, Water, Fire and Air. Such as
A white candle,
a bowl of spring water,
a container of earth,
and a white feather.
Begin the ceremony by placing the four items onto a table, light the candle and hold the feather in your right hand as you look over towards the family gathering and say this blessing.

'Hail and welcome. We have come together to celebrate the naming of this precious child. By water and earth you shall love the animals and learn the wisdom of Nature. By fire and air, you will walk safely through all places. May the Universal spirit, God and Goddess bless and protect you as you grow in the light of love.'


SWEET DREAMS
To help your child sleep peacefully and have pleasant dreams, create a tranquil and calming environment in their bedroom. The windows should have curtains and walls that are light colored or pastel tones and make sure the bed head is well away from the door. Cleanse the atmosphere by holding some vanilla incense and walking through the room with a peaceful mind and heart.
At bedtime turn off everything in the room that is distracting or disturbing, like television and loud music or radios. Put a lavender sachet under your child's pillow and before you tuck them into bed say,
'Feather light on starry night, cosy warm and tired, pleasant dreams and sweetest thoughts as little angels smile.'

ENCHANTED BIRTHDAY
Children's birthday parties are a perfect time to for 'wishing spells' and lucky charms. After all, we all still practice the ancient tradition of making a wish as we blow out our birthday candles. To add a special touch of magic to the celebration, hang up lots of your child's favorite colored balloons which have been tied with green and white ribbons for luck, and to help attract good fortune and fairy magic, sprinkle glitter and rose petals or scented potpourri around the table. Hang a mirror somewhere on the wall so the elves can see the food and drinks and don't forget lot's of fairy cakes and bread with hundreds of thousands. For extra enchantment, remember that pixies are supposed to be very fond of lemonade, strawberries and small bells. You can also buy a 'magic wishing book' for your child and place it near the front door where each of the party guests should sign their name near the words,
'As your birthday guest and friend so true, I say your wishes will come true.'

MAGIC WAND
What can be more fabulous for a your child than to have their own magic wand? Instead of just going to a store and buying one, it's much more effective and creative to help them make their own special wand. Firstly, you will need to go outside together to a garden or park (preferably on a Sunday or the morning of a growing moon) and search for a slim stick that appeals to your child. Hazel or Hawthorn is the ancient traditional wood, but if that is difficult for you to find, then you can us the Druid's favorite, a twig from an Oak tree. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere you can use any of our native sticks and still have a highly effective magic tool. Once you have found the stick, take it home and really let them use their imagination to decorate it with different items such as beads and feathers that can be tied on firmly with white, purple or gold string. You could also show them how to glue on some stars and moons and lots of glitter. Leave the wand for one day and one night near a window to absorb the light of the sun and moon and then they may charge it with their own personal magic by holding it in the air as they turn clockwise in a circle and say, 'I charge this wand for the good of all in the name of love and magic.'

Lovely breezes and windy days can be used to show children the magical element of Air and this 'I'll be happy' charm is one that any child can easily do for themselves and their friends. On a breezy day, give your child a piece of blue material or ribbon and show them how to tie one end to a fence, a tree branch or a clothesline. Then, as they watch the ribbon fly and wave in the wind, they should repeat these words.
'Blow laughing winds from North and South, from fairy lands and East to
West, I'll be happy as I say send me magic every day.'
They can leave the ribbon there for as long as they like and add any others to it for family and friends.

If your child is being bothered at school or is not getting along with some other kids, show them this lovely charm. Take some cotton wool balls, sprinkle with a tiny dash of talcum powder, and have your child sit in a quiet, light filled space while they breathe calmly and let their mind and body relax. Ask them to close their eyes and then put a few of the cotton wool balls in their hands as they feel the softness of the fluffy cotton and gently breathe their cares away. Next, ask them to repeat after you, these words,
'Softer, lighter, one two three, problems float away from me. I have friends
who care about me and I am lucky as can be.'
Then, open a door or a window and help them throw the cotton balls outside, just as if they are throwing away all their worries and cares.

I receive many letters from parents and their children who are concerned about passing their school exams. This 'self esteem' charm will help release stress and give them the ability to focus on their studies

You will need these ingredients,
A mirror
A clear quartz crystal
A crayon or old lipstick.

On any morning or evening, have your child sit in front of a mirror so they can see their own reflection and put the crystal on a table or flat surface nearby. Ask them to think about what they would like to achieve in the future or in their exams and let them write that down onto the mirror surface. Next, ask them to concentrate on looking at themselves in the mirror and letting go of all worries so they feel calm and positive and then repeat these words.
'I am unique and special, I am loved by the Universe and I have a clever
mind. When I believe in myself, I can create wonderful things around me, I
can do anything and I believe in me.'

They can then keep the crystal in their room or school bag and should repeat this spell whenever they feel like it.

MAGICK and BLESSINGS - Deborah Gray
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