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Litha; Summer Solstice Virtual Sabbat

Litha; Summer Solstice Virtual Sabbat

Calling all seekers of light and magic! Midsummer has arrived, gracing us with the longest day and the shortest night! The Goddess is at her most abundant, a radiant mother brimming with potential, while the Sun God burns with the strength of a thousand suns! Join me for a LIVE and interactive ritual, a chance to weave your own magic under the solstice sky. Together, we'll harness the potent energy of this sacred time, releasing our desires and empowering our lives! To join the ceremony from your own mystical haven, gather these tools: Incense for cleansing the air (think magical smoke bombs!) A small candle, a fleeting flame to represent your wishes (a tea light will do nicely). Find a fireproof vessel to hold it (a cauldron is ideal, but an ashtray will work in a pinch). A scrap of paper, ready to receive your deepest desires. Something to write with, to etch your intentions onto the world. Before we gather virtually, take some time to contemplate what you wish to cultivate in your life. What seeds of growth do you long to plant and see flourish under the coming moon cycles? Remember the Rede: harm none, and weave your magic with joy! During our LIVE ceremony, we'll embark on a wondrous journey together: We'll cleanse the space with purifying smoke, chasing away any negativity. We'll ground ourselves, feeling the roots of our being connect to the earth's powerful energy. We'll cast a sacred circle, a space woven with light to hold our magic. We'll call upon the elements, the building blocks of our world. We'll invoke the glorious Gods, asking for their blessings. And finally, we'll weave a seasonal spell, a collective infusion of intention to empower our desires. Make sure you have a quiet space where you won't be interrupted. Allow yourself ample time to focus and delve into the depths of your being. Prepare to be transformed!

Unveiling the Hidden Self: Exploring the Shadow and the Path to Integration

Unveiling the Hidden Self: Exploring the Shadow and the Path to Integration

Carl Jung's concept of the shadow self occupies a crucial space in the exploration of human psychology and spirituality. It represents the unconscious repository of all aspects of ourselves deemed unacceptable or undesirable. This includes our repressed desires, negative emotions, and hidden talents. While the shadow often manifests in destructive ways, it holds immense potential for growth and self-discovery. By integrating these disowned aspects, we pave the way for a more whole, authentic, and fulfilling life. However, integrating the shadow is a complex and ongoing process that requires acknowledging its various components and actively engaging in shadow work. One of the primary elements of the shadow is the presence of unacceptable emotions. We are often conditioned to suppress emotions like anger, rage, jealousy, and selfishness. However, these emotions, when acknowledged, provide valuable insights into our needs and desires. For instance, suppressed anger can manifest as passive-aggressive behavior, hindering authentic communication. Recognizing and expressing anger in healthy ways, through assertive communication or exercise, allows for a more balanced emotional state. The shadow also houses repressed desires that could be sexual, creative, or aggressive. Societal expectations or personal limitations often lead to the suppression of these desires. When unexpressed, they can resurface in unhealthy ways. A person with an artistic yearning they've dismissed might resort to excessive online browsing, a behavior that provides a temporary escape but doesn't fulfill the true creative desire. Engaging in artistic pursuits, even at a beginner level, allows for a healthier expression of the repressed desire. Interestingly, the shadow can also encompass hidden talents and abilities. Fear of failure or societal expectations can lead to the dismissal of one's true potential. Someone who excelled at math in their youth but pursued a career in a different field due to pressure might discover a hidden talent for data analysis in their current role. Integrating this shadow aspect involves acknowledging the talent and exploring avenues to develop it, perhaps through online courses or volunteering opportunities. Projection, another crucial aspect of the shadow, involves attributing our disowned qualities to others. When we readily identify negativity in someone else, it's often a reflection of something we're unwilling to face within ourselves. A person who constantly criticizes the messiness of others might be struggling with their own disowned shadow aspect of disorganization. Recognizing this projection allows us to redirect our critical lens inwards and practice self-compassion for our own imperfections. The shadow also holds immense power. When integrated, it allows us to tap into a wellspring of resilience, assertiveness, and confidence. Someone who has successfully integrated their shadow anger might find themselves standing up for themselves in a difficult situation, demonstrating a newfound sense of empowerment. Furthermore, the shadow is a wellspring of creativity. By embracing our shadow qualities, we can access new ideas, perspectives, and forms of expression. An artist who integrates their shadow anger into their work might create pieces that explore themes of power and societal injustice, enriching their artistic expression. The shadow can also contain aspects of ourselves that have been disowned due to trauma or negative experiences. These disowned aspects could include our inner child, our wounded self, or even suppressed rage. Integrating these aspects involves acknowledging their presence and practicing self-compassion towards our younger selves or wounded parts. Techniques like journaling or therapy can facilitate this process. Unintegrated shadow material can manifest in various ways, including addictions. Substance abuse, workaholism, or codependency can all be attempts to numb or avoid painful shadow emotions. Recognizing the underlying emotional triggers and seeking therapeutic support are crucial first steps towards overcoming these addictions. Interestingly, physical symptoms can also be a manifestation of unaddressed shadow material. Chronic pain, illness, or fatigue may sometimes have a psychosomatic root. Exploring the emotional underpinnings of these symptoms with the help of a therapist can lead to a more holistic approach to healing. Finally, the most destructive manifestation of the shadow is violence, aggression, or self-harm. When the shadow remains unintegrated, it can erupt in these harmful ways. Recognizing the shadow aspects that contribute to such behavior and seeking professional help are essential for breaking these destructive patterns. Integrating the shadow is a lifelong journey that requires commitment and self-awareness. Techniques like dream analysis, journaling, and therapy can provide valuable insights into the unconscious realm. Engaging in activities that resonate with our shadow desires, such as artistic pursuits or physical exercise, can also facilitate integration. Ultimately, achieving authenticity requires embracing all aspects of ourselves, both light and dark. By integrating the shadow, we liberate ourselves from self-judgment and limitations, paving the way for a more fulfilling and authentic existence.

Five Personal Questions Answered!: Wisdom Unveiled Series Finale!

Five Personal Questions Answered!: Wisdom Unveiled Series Finale!

Join me as I answer five insightful questions from fans and followers about my personal journey and experiences. Discover what inspired me to become a spiritual influencer and teacher, how my diverse cultural background has shaped my spiritual path, and the pivotal moments that have defined my life. I’ll also share how I balance my various roles and offer advice for overcoming personal challenges. Don’t miss this candid and heartfelt session! Hey, Wisdom Seekers! Bernard here, and I have some big news. The series finale of "Wisdom Unveiled" is upon us, and trust me, you won’t want to miss this one. Join us for an epic and thrilling conclusion that’s packed with insights, surprises, and a few heartfelt moments as we wrap up this incredible journey together. After this finale, I'll be taking a brief hiatus during the month of July to recharge and prepare some amazing new things for our community. But don't worry, I'll be back in August with more wisdom and inspiration than ever before.

What Is The Higher Self?

What Is The Higher Self?

Join me, Bernard, as we explore the concept of the Higher Self—a profound part of our being that connects us to our true purpose and divine wisdom. Learn how tapping into this higher consciousness can guide you on your spiritual journey, bringing clarity, peace, and alignment with your deepest truths. 🌈✨ From the class "A Journey To Connect With Your Higher Self: Awakening Your Inner Wisdom".

Seeing is Believing: How Visualization Boosts Your Magic

Seeing is Believing: How Visualization Boosts Your Magic

Hey there, fellow mystics and moonbeams! We've all heard the whispers: "manifest your desires," "focus your energy," and the ever-important "good vibes only." But how do we take those whispers and turn them into a magical roar? Enter the secret weapon of witches and wizards throughout time: visualization. Think of your mind as a cosmic canvas. With visualization, we paint vivid pictures of our goals, weaving spells with the very fabric of our imagination. It's like planting a magical seed, nurturing it with focused intent, and watching it blossom into reality. Here's the cosmic dust: Clarity is Key:  The clearer your vision, the stronger your magic. Don't just wish for a "better job," envision yourself crushing that interview, rocking the first day, and feeling the joy of professional success. Engage All Your Senses:  Don't just see it, feel it! Smell the fresh coffee in your dream office, hear the happy chatter of colleagues, and feel the confidence radiating from your core. Emotional Alchemy:  Visualization isn't just a pretty picture. Infuse it with powerful emotions! Feel the excitement of achieving your goal, the gratitude for abundance flowing into your life. Repetition is Magic:  The more you see your desires in your mind's eye, the more you weave them into the tapestry of reality. Schedule daily visualization sessions, even if it's just for a few minutes. Ready to cast a spell with your mind? Try this: The Luminous Moon Ritual: Find a quiet, comfortable space under the moonlight (or use a candle if the moon is shy). Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, feeling yourself connect to the earth's energy. Imagine a soft, white light emanating from the moon, filling your entire being with its gentle glow. This light represents your desires and goals. See your goals clearly in your mind's eye. Feel the emotions associated with achieving them: joy, peace, abundance. Let the moonlight amplify these feelings. Spend a few minutes basking in this luminous energy. Feel it coursing through your veins, weaving your desires into the fabric of the universe. Slowly open your eyes, feeling empowered and aligned with your magical intentions.
Remember, fellow travelers, visualization is a practice. The more you use it, the stronger your inner magic becomes. So, unleash your inner artist, paint your desires on the canvas of your mind, and watch the universe conspire to bring them to life!

A Journey To Connect With Your Higher Self: Awakening Your Inner Wisdom

A Journey To Connect With Your Higher Self: Awakening Your Inner Wisdom

Join us for an enlightening and fun class where we'll explore the incredible concept of the Higher Self. This session is all about helping you tap into your inner wisdom and discover the deeper parts of who you are. What’s on the agenda? Defining the Higher Self: We'll kick things off by breaking down what the Higher Self really is and why it matters. Characteristics: Learn about the key traits of the Higher Self. Daily Tools: Get practical with everyday tools and practices. Short Meditation: Experience a guided meditation to connect with your Higher Self right there and then. Whether you’re new to this or looking to deepen your spiritual practice, this class is perfect for anyone wanting to connect more deeply with themselves and the universe. Come with an open mind and leave with a heart full of inspiration. See you there! Hey there, beautiful souls! 🌟 Are you ready to take our connection to the next level and become part of something truly special? Join me in the most awesome club in town – become a Supporting Member on YouTube and Facebook, and let's elevate our journey together! 🚀 For all my YouTube fam, head on over to: https://www.youtube.com/cha.../UCrnCSiHSy7xmOLjddory7VQ/join Prefer to keep the vibe alive on Facebook? No worries at all! Simply visit: https://www.facebook.com/BernardAlexAlvarez/support Get ready to dive deeper into the magic with exclusive content, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and all-around good vibes. Let's create unforgettable memories together! 💫 And guess what, my loves? Our broadcasts are like those priceless moments in life – completely FREE! 🌟 But if you're feeling extra generous and want to give me a little high-five for all the love and light, you can tip me over at: https://www.paypal.me/bernardalvarez Let's keep the good vibes flowing and shower some love! 💸 Thank you for being the amazing souls that you are. Together, we'll continue spreading love, light, and positivity to all corners of the universe! 🌈✨

How To Clear Negative Energy From Your Home

How To Clear Negative Energy From Your Home

🌟 Join me for an exclusive sneak peek into 'Harmonizing Spaces: A Guide to Spiritual House and Property Cleansing'—a transformative journey to cleanse and revitalize your living spaces! In this special preview, I'll share powerful insights and techniques to create harmonious environments. Want full access to the entire class? Become one of my Supporting Members today! Unlock the complete course and embark on a journey of spiritual renewal with me. Don't miss out—reserve your spot now! ✨ #SpiritualCleansing #HarmonizingSpaces #ExclusivePreview

Embracing Earth Spirituality: A Journey of Reverence and Renewal

Embracing Earth Spirituality: A Journey of Reverence and Renewal

Hey there, beautiful souls! Can you believe it? Today marks a major milestone on my journey—I've hit the halfway mark in crafting my latest book, "Sacred Earth, Sacred Self: A Journey into Earth-Based Wisdom." To celebrate, I wanted to spread some love and light by sharing a revamped version of one of the initial chapters with all of you. I hope it resonates with your hearts as much as it does with mine. Oh, and guess what? Keep your calendars marked because "Sacred Earth, Sacred Self" will be gracing bookshelves near you in early Autumn 2024, or who knows, maybe even sooner! So, without further ado, let's dive into this cosmic adventure together. Earth-Based Spirituality: A Timeless Wisdom for a Modern World Earth-based spirituality, a concept interwoven with the traditions of indigenous cultures globally, offers a profound counterpoint to the frenetic pace of modern life. This essay explores the historical roots, contemporary expressions, and enduring relevance of this reverence for the natural world. Deep Roots, Enduring Wisdom Indigenous cultures serve as the wellspring of Earth-based spirituality. From the animistic traditions of Africa to the Native American reverence for the land, these communities have fostered a deep respect for the Earth as a sacred entity. As Robin Wall Kimmerer posits, true understanding arises from a holistic engagement with the world, encompassing mind, body, emotion, and spirit. Echoes in History's Tapestry The veneration of the Earth as a divine force transcends cultures and eras. From the animistic practices of ancient Asia to the Greco-Roman pantheon, the Earth emerges as a central deity, embodying the essence of the natural world. Theologian Thomas Berry underscores the inherent link between nature and humanity, arguing that disconnection from the Earth severs us from our own roots. Adaptation and Evolution Earth-based spirituality is not a static relic of the past; it adapts and evolves alongside humanity. Contemporary expressions, such as the Celtic reverence for sacred landscapes or the Hindu worship of Mother Earth, offer fresh perspectives on our interconnectedness with nature. These traditions act as guiding lights, illuminating a path towards a more sustainable future. A Call to Action in a Time of Crisis In the face of pressing environmental challenges, Earth-based spirituality offers a compelling call to action. Environmentalists and spiritual leaders alike advocate for a return to Earth-centered values, urging us to coexist in harmony with the natural world. As Matthew Fox reminds us, our spirituality should be one of joy, gratitude, and reverence for the gift of life. A Journey Towards Harmony By heeding the voices of indigenous elders, spiritual guides, and environmental champions, we can cultivate a deep respect for the Earth and its inhabitants. This journey fosters a world where harmony and sustainability reign supreme. As we embark on this exploration of Earth-based wisdom, let us remember that the Earth is not just our home; it is our greatest teacher and ally. References: Berry, T. (1999). The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. Three Rivers Press. Kimmerer, R. W. (2013). Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions. (Copyright Bernard Alvarez 2024)

Beltane 2024 Virtual Sabbat

Beltane 2024 Virtual Sabbat

The Beltane Letter of Struggles Spell

The Beltane Letter of Struggles Spell

As the sacred fires of Beltane blaze and the earth dances with life's vibrant energy, we gather to honor the turning of the wheel and the promise of new beginnings. In this season of fertility and growth, we are called to embrace the ancient tradition of crafting a Beltane Letter of Struggles. This sacred practice invites us to delve deep within ourselves, to tenderly acknowledge the challenges and burdens that weigh upon our hearts. With love and reverence, we commit our struggles to parchment, knowing that in the act of writing, we begin the journey of release and transformation. As the Beltane fires burn bright, it is customary to offer our letters to the flames, symbolizing the release of our burdens and the purification of our spirits. In this mystical union of fire and intention, we surrender to the transformative power of the sacred flames, trusting in the alchemy of renewal. Join us, dear one, as we embark on this sacred journey of healing and liberation. May our Beltane Letters of Struggles pave the way for joy, abundance, and the blossoming of our truest selves. A Beltane Letter of Struggles is a heartfelt communication written during the Beltane season, typically addressed to a trusted confidant or to oneself. It serves as a means of acknowledging and releasing inner struggles or challenges, symbolically aligning with the themes of renewal and growth associated with Beltane. Here's how you might write one: 1. Set the Intention : Begin by setting the intention for your letter. Reflect on the struggles or challenges you wish to address and release. Consider the areas of your life where you feel stuck or burdened. 2. Express Gratitude : Start with gratitude. Acknowledge the blessings and lessons that your struggles have brought you. Express thanks for the opportunity to grow and evolve through adversity. 3. Honest Reflection : Be honest with yourself about your struggles. Describe them in detail, acknowledging the emotions they evoke and the impact they have had on your life. Use this opportunity to explore the root causes of your challenges. 4. Release and Let Go : Release your struggles onto the page. Write as if you are releasing them from your mind and heart. Allow yourself to let go of any attachments or negative patterns associated with these struggles. 5. Affirmations and Intentions : Counterbalance your struggles with affirmations and intentions for growth and transformation. Write about the positive changes you wish to manifest in your life. Affirm your worthiness and resilience. 6. Closing Blessings : Close your letter with blessings and well-wishes for yourself or the recipient. Offer words of encouragement and support as you move forward on your journey. Remember, the Beltane Letter of Struggles is a deeply personal and cathartic exercise. It's a way to honor your experiences, release what no longer serves you, and make space for new beginnings. Blessed Be. LIVE VIRTUAL BELTANE SABBAT EVENT DETAILS! Come, gather 'round the virtual hearth as we embark on a joyous journey of renewal and connection! 🌸✨ Join me for a vibrant and spiritually uplifting ceremony, where we shall dance with the energies of Spring and weave our intentions into the fabric of existence. Under the gentle gaze of the burgeoning blooms, we celebrate Beltane in the Northern Hemisphere. This sacred day beckons us to honor the timeless romance woven by nature herself. Beltane, meaning "bright fire," kindles the flames of our hearts as we witness the divine union between the God and Goddess, their eternal love embracing all of creation. Mark your calendars for this enchanting experience! Tune in for our LIVE broadcast on Tuesday, MAY 7 at 4 PM ET, where we shall join hands and hearts in a celebration of love, growth, and the boundless magic of Spring. 🌿🔥💖 - Facebook LIVE facebook.com/BernardAlexAlvarez - YouTube youtube.com/justbernard 🌟✨ According to the whispers of olden lore, the Divine Union of the Lord and Lady has endured the wintry veil of separation, but on the sacred day of Beltane, they reunite in a splendorous dance of cosmic harmony. 🌺🔥 Picture the scene: colorful maypoles spiraling towards the heavens, laden tables adorned with sumptuous feasts, and the air alive with the hum of anticipation. This is no ordinary celebration; it is a jubilant homage to the sacred balance between the Divine Feminine and Masculine. 🌿🌹 As the Lord and Lady embrace in their divine union, the world itself bursts forth in a symphony of new life and vibrant hues, a testament to the wondrous alchemy of creation. 🌈💖 Prepare thy sacred space, dear ones, for our mystical rites shall soon commence! To partake in the ceremony from the sanctity of your home, gather a small candle, a fire-safe vessel, a piece of parchment, and an instrument of inscription. 🕯📜 In preparation for our spellwork, delve into the depths of your soul and pen a letter releasing the burdens of the past , while envisioning the seeds of your desires sprouting forth with the promise of new beginnings. 🌱✉️ During our LIVE ceremony, we shall embark on a journey of smudging, grounding meditation, casting sacred circles, invoking the elements and gods, and weaving the enchantments of Beltane into the fabric of our existence. 🌌🌀 Prepare thyself, dear pilgrim, for a sacred communion with the energies of Beltane awaits! Let us embrace the magic of this moment and usher forth the blessings of springtime with open hearts and minds. 🌼🌟 Happy Beltane, dear souls, and may our paths converge in the mystical realms soon! 🌺🔮

Harmonizing Spaces: A Guide to Spiritual House and Property Cleansing - Bernard Alvarez

Harmonizing Spaces: A Guide to Spiritual House and Property Cleansing - Bernard Alvarez

Join me for a transformative journey into the realm of spiritual house and property cleansing. In this enlightening class, I will guide you through my personal process, from preparing myself energetically to conducting a thorough scan of the home and property. Discover how I intuitively select the most effective methods, whether through smudging, sound therapy, or the establishment of psychic shields and wards of protection. Gain invaluable insights and practical techniques to create harmonious and energetically balanced spaces. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice and enhance your living environment. Ready to take your support to the next level and join the coolest club in town? Become a Supporting Member on YouTube and Facebook, and let's kick it up a notch! 🚀 For all you YouTube aficionados, hop on over to: https://www.youtube.com/cha.../UCrnCSiHSy7xmOLjddory7VQ/join Prefer to keep it social on Facebook? No problemo! Head to https://www.facebook.com/BernardAlexAlvarez/support and show your love there! Get ready to dive deeper into the magic, exclusive content, and all-around good vibes. Let's make some memories together! 💫 Guess what? Our broadcasts are like the best things in life - completely FREE! 🌟 But hey, if you're feeling extra generous and want to give Bernard a little high-five for all the awesomeness, you can totally tip him over at https://www.paypal.me/bernardalvarez . Let's keep the good vibes flowing and show some love to our main man Bernard! 💸

A Spell for Freedom, Healing and Release during the Pink Moon

A Spell for Freedom, Healing and Release during the Pink Moon

The full moon is growing in the sign of Scorpio, which is known for its intensity, depth, and themes of transformation, power, and intimacy. During this full moon, we experience deep emotions, such as a desire to shed old skin and embrace new beginnings. You may also reflect on your deepest desires and passions, and explore the depths of your inner world to uncover hidden emotions and confront unresolved issues from the past. This brings the opportunity to heal and release what's no longer serving us. Begin by finding a quiet and comfortable space where you can focus without distractions. Cast your circle -   “Circle of Power, Circle of Might, A space between the worlds tonight.”  Quarters -  By the air that is Her breath, Be with us now! By the fire that is Her spirit, Be with us now! By the Waters of Her womb, Be with us now! By the Earth that is Her body, Be with us now! Drawing Down the Moon - Mother Goddess, lend us your light, Give us your power on this magical night. We invoke you into our being and soul, Fill up our vessel, make us feel whole.” x3 Healing and Release Spell: A small candle (white or light blue) A piece of paper and a pen A fireproof dish or cauldron Instructions: Light the candle and place it in front of you. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and focus your intention on healing and releasing what no longer serves you. Take the piece of paper and write down on it the things you wish to heal and release. Be specific and honest with yourself about what you need to let go of. This could be negative emotions, past traumas, unhealthy habits, or anything else holding you back. Once you have written down everything you want to release, hold the paper in your hands and visualize each item being lifted from your being, leaving you feeling lighter and more free. When you feel ready, light the piece of paper on fire using the candle flame and carefully place it in the fireproof dish or cauldron. As it burns, imagine the flames transforming your burdens into ash, releasing them from your life. As the paper burns, repeat the following incantation or something similar, speaking from your heart: "By the light of this flame, I release and let go, All that burdens my spirit, may it now flow. Heal me, oh fire, with your cleansing light, Free me from darkness, restore me to flight." Sit quietly and meditate on the feeling of release and renewal as the paper turns to ash. Visualize yourself stepping into a brighter, lighter future, free from the weight of what you have released. Once the paper has burned completely, extinguish the candle.  Take a moment to give thanks to the universe, the elements, and any deities or spirits you work with for their assistance in your healing process. (Recite affirmation) Affirmation for Healing, Growth, and Freedom: "I am now a vessel of healing and growth, Embracing the journey, embracing both. With each step forward, I release the past, Free from burdens, I'm free at last. In the light of love, I find my way, Transforming darkness into brighter days. With every breath, I let go and trust, In the universe's plan, I place my must. I am worthy of joy, of love, of peace, My spirit soaring, finding sweet release. I embrace my power, my truth, my light, Guided by wisdom, I shine ever bright. As I move forward, I carry within, The strength of healing, the grace to begin. With each moment, I grow and evolve, Infinite possibilities, problems dissolve. Blessed be this journey, blessed be me, Aligned with purpose, I am free to be. So mote it be, and so it is done.”

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