Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Inspiration Jar

Inspiration Jar
The purpose is to bring on inspiration. For creativity - Author Unknown
Items you will need:
1 mason jar
1 small crystal 
Dried orange peels{two thirds}
Dried mint(one third}
2 drops orange oil
1 drop mint oil
A square piece of black cotton fabric
A rubber band
Orange fabric paint or orange acrylic paint
Orange ribbon

*Note: The color orange is the color of creative energies. The shading of how dark or how light the orange is that you use will denote the level of creative energies you wish to channel. A dark orange will take you deep into the creative energies while a light orange is less intense.

Moon cycle: No moon cycle is selected for this spell because all phases of the Moon hold different levels of creative energies, including the dark Moon. If you follow Moon phases, choose the cycle that fits your purpose best.

Gather all items. With a clean and dry jar before you place the mint first and then the orange peels inside, filling it up about two thirds of the way. Add two drops of orange oil and one drop mint oil. More if you are using a large mason jar. Stir ingredients together.

Take the small crystal in your hand and saying these words:
"Creativity Come to me in whispers and dreams and visions that gleam. So mote it be!"

Now, place the crystal inside the jar with the potpourri. For the lid, cover the opening of the jar with black fabric so that the side of the fabric hangs down over the edges about 2 inches. With a pencil, mark the center top of the fabric. Take the fabric off the jar, lay it flat on a hard surface. Using orange paint, acrylic or fabric paint, paint on a spiral. While the paint is drying, cover the jar temporarily with a lid so that it does not get spilled.

*Spiral: The spiral is a symbol of the dance of life. It shows the continuous cycle of ourselves going inward within ourselves and then going outward expressing ourselves.

*Black: The black fabric in this spell is used as an absorption color. Black absorbs all colors and all energies. By placing the orange spiral on this we are signifying just what those energies are that the black is absorbing, all creative energies.

Once the paint is dry, place the fabric on the jar once again. The spiral should now be on the centered top of the jar's mouth. Holding the fabric in place, wrap the rubber band around the sides to hold it in place. Next, tie the orange ribbon overtop of the rubber band.

Keep this inspiration jar in your work area, where you do your writing, painting, drawing, or keep it by your bed to bring on inspiring dreams.

Essential oils available athttp://www.naturessunshine.com/us/products/single-oils/cat-3-28.aspx

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