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the magic of words/thoughts/intentions / creating vials of magic


Have you ever read of Masaru Emoto's water crystal experiments? By exposing water to words (printed and spoken), freezing it, and photographing the ice crystals, ze found that positive words created beautiful crystals and negative words created broken crystals or none at all. Inspired by this, Dr. Dean Radin did a double-blind study of crystals (interview) and then studied the effects of positive intention on chocolate (I'll just buy a cheap candy bar and bless it myself, thanks!).

All of that is really secondary to me, because I believe in my own spirit before I believe in science, but I love when science acknowledges that which I already believe. I am convinced that eventually science will get over this anti-spirit bias and we'll learn that there is both a physical and a spiritual reason for everything, and that these things overlap and do not conflict.

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I believe words have power. Not just the power of suggestion, but power of their own -- magic. I believe this because I've felt the effect of words on me, both read and spoken, and because several of the belief systems I learn from agree on it. I'm still amazed when I think about what -- or rather, who -- spoken words of gratitude have brought into my life. (after only 12 days, remember?) And I think words have the most magic when they're created by hand or spoken: given life directly by a person. The process of translating thoughts into visual symbols by the movements of our hands is ritualistic and uniquely expressive. Even the same word written by the same person is unique every time it is created, with its own life and energy -- and written words last from one moment to the next, almost like a perpetual echo.

Recently I visited a craft store and was drawn to small glass vials -- I didn't know why, but I got them. Later I looked at them wonderingly and in a flash of intuition saw the final creation in my mind. I was filled with awe and delight -- this glow of creation stronger than any I have ever felt in any other artistic expression. I could feel what I was making taking shape spiritually as well as physically (the others I believe were created spiritually as well but I couldn't feel it so strongly). I wrote out magic words on tiny scrolls of paper -- faithful declarations, blessings, prayers -- and slipped them into the vial with tiny glass marbles and glitter (which has always been magic to me) and symbolic shapes (stars). Throughout this I was in an almost trancelike state of love and focus, consciously allowing divinity to flow positivity through me into the vial. That vial was created for Aurilion ♥







Since then I have been wanting to create more but I will not make them generic; by their very nature they must be created with the owner in mind. Do you want one? Would you wear it for 8 days consecutively if I made you one? If so, I need to know what colors/shapes/symbols you resonate with, if you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires or create it all myself, and if you want me to write an affirmation and send it along. Disclaimer: I need to have a good feel for you, so I may say no, and these take several hours and I have to be in the right place energetically so I'm not making any promises on timing. There are four people especially on my mind right now but I want to see if you are drawn without me calling you out. ♥ And the wearing-for-at-least-8-days thing is important too (but they're too delicate to wear to bed or in the shower, so you'd have to remember to put them back on, if that's a consideration). I don't want to create these merely to decorate someone's jewelry rack, at least not without having a chance to connect to you first.

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I had an idea! I'm thinking of listing these on etsy (making them custom, of course), then donating all profit to RAINN, Equality Now, Legal Momentum, CHRIS Kids, Georgia Equality, or The White House Project -- either the buyer's choice, or on rotation. I'll ask for a minimum donation of $13 (as that is a sacred number to me) and then $4 for shipping. I think I'll have people can pay me so it is just one transaction, then I will make the donation and email a copy of the receipt to the person getting a vial.

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acid_burns ══╣ga / who's making you cry╠══
You know I don't wear jewelry (there's only just my Celtic ring that I never take off), but I would be more than honoured to wear something from you, made by you. And I would. But that's only if you want me to.

belenen ══╣magical╠══
ohhhh ♥ yes, you were definitely one of those on my mind, but I didn't know if you would wear something like that. I'm so delighted that you would! *hugs!*

so, what colors/shapes/symbols you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?
acid_burns ══╣╠══
Sorry it took so long to reply.
belenen ══╣╠══
Re: Sorry it took so long to reply.
adamantplatypus ══╣╠══
That's incredibly sweet and awesome, all rolled into one.
belenen ══╣hopeful╠══
aww, thank you!
manifestress ══╣╠══
I was totally engaged with this post and I have the desire to have one - yet I'm concerned that you don't know me and would turn me down...

Just putting that out there.

And yes, I would be thrilled to have one.
adamantplatypus ══╣╠══
I'll second this.
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dithering ══╣╠══
Those vials are so neat and what you've done with that one is beautiful. I love your creativity.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
awww thank you! ♥
diepunyhuman ══╣eye two╠══

I don't know that we have a good feel for one another or not. Qu'est-ce que tu penses ? (What do you think?)
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
You were on my mind, actually! I feel I don't KNOW you all that well but I FEEL you, know what I mean? Would you wear it for 8 days? If so,

what colors/shapes/symbols you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?
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ladywind ══╣Raven╠══
~tilts head~ What an interesting piece of synchronicity: the thought of the power in written words (is it the word, the paper, the act of writing, or some combination of things that gives the strength?) has been rolling through my head today.

This has given me more food for thought. Thank you. :)
belenen ══╣interconnectedness╠══
ohh wonderful! I started writing this yesterday, and then decided to post it today -- interesting timing, eh?
musicandmisery ══╣mulholland drive - laura & naomi [one]╠══
I'm not at all sure if you have a good feel for me, but I would be completely honored if you made one with me in mind. ♥
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
You were one of those on my mind, actually! I feel like I connect with you in a wonderful way, even though I haven't known you for very long. I'd love to make you one! Would you wear it for 8 days? If so,

what colors/shapes/symbols you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?
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frecklestars ══╣amazing╠══
This is an _amazing_ idea to create something beautiful. I would definitely wear one of those.

If the idea of creating one for me resonates with you, I would like to make you something similar; not a necklace probably, but something akin to a pocket-shrine, or some art project. I have ideas floating around in my head, and I do so like the idea of reciprocity. Of course, get back to me on that, if you wish. :P I need an excuse to make beautiful things for other people.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
I had an idea after making this post -- to give them in exchange for a donation to one of the charities I support. Would you be willing to donate at least $13 to one of the charities listed in the post (plus $4 for shipping)? I feel like I can't sell these but at the same time I want to... make ripples with them. You know? If you would be willing/able to do that, I'd need to know:

what colors/shapes/symbols do you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?
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brightlotusmoon ══╣╠══
Wow.
There is so much power in that vial I can feel it from Maryland. :)
belenen ══╣wild╠══
ohhh wow, wonderful! ♥
diepunyhuman ══╣╠══
tindomerel ══╣╠══
I have a beautiful experience about blessing water and how it affected. I was on a little lecture about Emoto's water experiments and after that I always blessed the water I use for watering my house plants. Only a couple of weeks later a plant I have had for 11 years and has never bloomed before (I didn't even know those plants bloom!) started to bloom. It was awesome.
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
ooooooooooooohhhh!!! what an amazing story! ♥
wolfmare ══╣╠══
I saw the water crystal pictures quite some time ago... The thought definitely struck a chord with me, but I've always felt it's more then the words themselves that are important... The emotions and intent behind a word is what gives the word meaning, an identity of sorts. And when you focus on it, make each word meaningful and filled with that intent and emotion, it has power.

The vial you made definitely has it's own aura about it, I would think anyone gifted with that to be very lucky. I myself would be, and am, hesitant to ask for such a thing because it's not something so lightly given.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
oh, I definitely agree that the emotions/intent add power to the word... but I think that a word, as symbol for a concept, has power of itself also.

Oh wow ♥ I do feel that it is not lightly given, but I had an idea of how I could give them and not feel depleted, if you know what I mean... My idea is to give them in exchange for a donation to one of the charities I support. Would you be willing to donate at least $13 to one of the charities listed in the post (plus $4 for shipping)? If you would be willing/able to do that, I'd need to know:

what colors/shapes/symbols do you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?

Or you could just wait a while and after I finish the ones I have planned I may make you one, because I do feel a resonance with you ♥
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jenniology ══╣Blue skies╠══
That power and magic of words is what we kemetics call heka. :) It's a very powerful and beautiful thing.

I'd ask for one, but I'm not sure you know me well enough yet?
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
can I sit at your feet and learn, please?

I KNEW there was something like that, that the Egyptians believed in the magic of words, but I didn't know the name of it or anything very specific about it. Can you point me to any sites/books that would tell me more?

I do feel I know you well enough ♥ I had an idea after making this post -- to give them in exchange for a donation to one of the charities I support. Would you be willing to donate at least $13 to one of the charities listed in the post (plus $4 for shipping)? I feel like I can't sell these but at the same time I want to... make ripples with them. You know? If you would be willing/able to do that, I'd need to know:

what colors/shapes/symbols do you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?
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celestialsight ══╣╠══
Agreed with the comment about feeling the power of that vial all the way from Maryland! *grin* I would love to have one, but I don't know if you have a good enough feel for me or not to make one. ♥
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
ohh wow! *glows*

I do feel I know you well enough ♥ I had an idea after making this post -- to give them in exchange for a donation to one of the charities I support. Would you be willing to donate at least $13 to one of the charities listed in the post (plus $4 for shipping)? I feel like I can't sell these but at the same time I want to... make ripples with them. You know? If you would be willing/able to do that, I'd need to know:

what colors/shapes/symbols do you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?
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aliyna ══╣╠══
I would love to buy one for charity as soon as I can scrounge up the paypal cash! I think these are amazingly beautiful and I would love to describe my ideal one for you.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
ohhhhh YAY! *glows* that makes me so freaking happy! I want to make one for you anyway so I'll start (after I finish the other 3 I'm already planning) and you can donate whenever ♥

what colors/shapes/symbols do you resonate with?
do you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires/lyrics or create it all myself?
do you want me to write an affirmation and send it along?
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mourningdoveava ══╣╠══
An exquisite notion.

Curiously I do something similar, after I leave prayers on my kamidana for a time; I've wrapped them up before and made them into jewelry, and in some cases wearable origami, for the people that they regard.

Additionally, Ry has taken to dropping small prayers into a tiny glass jar (not entirely dissimilar to these vials, only mine is narrower and...longer-ish) that I wear oftentimes around my neck. It does make a world of difference.

Blessings to you in this, and I am glad the charities you named will be benefiting from a good work.
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
oh, wow! I love the idea of the wearable origami. ;-)
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