Friday, 20 April 2012

New Orleans calling and the Miracle of Synchronicity

Evening peeps!

So here's a to do; a few weeks back, whilst praying at my space to San Expedito, and giving thanks for some recent work done, I suddenly, pretty much out of nowhere, got the sudden urge to go on a pilgrimage to a Saint Expedite shrine.

Now, this is no easy feat. The Catholic Church has been trying for quite a long time now, to eradicate the existence of this precious Santo. Last I checked, I think he got de-sainted(is that even a word??). He fell into the realms of folk magic, where he has a huge following. And of course, just because he got demoted, doesn't mean Catholics stopped praying to him.

There are very few official statues of churches left that are dedicated to him; one such place, curiously, where you can still find him in abundance, and where he has his own cult however, is the Reunion Islands.
Another place is New Orleans, where his statue stands proudly in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

So, back to the flash of inspiration, and I'm thinking 'yes it is definitely time to go visit him at a shrine that is recognized by catholics and well other folks too. And I've never been to NOLA before.....' Before long my feet were walking me straight into the nearest bookshop and ten minutes later Im sitting sipping a coffee and reading Frommers Guide to NO :D

So, the plans are tentatively scheduled for sometime early May next year, 2013.

I'm praying to San Expedito to help me fund the trip. Today I picked up some more work, thanks to all my spirits, which will help contribute to the NOLA Fund. I also have some other work lined up.

And yesterday morning, as I was sitting at work, someone left this on my counter.

Now THATS synchronicity! Guess I'm off to NOLA next year!!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

April 19th Feast of San Expedito

On this, my Santo's official Feast Day, I wish to pour out my eternal thanks to my wonderful spirit, Saint Expedite; Lord of the crossroads, Opener of the ways, Keeper of the keys, Remover of ALL obstacles, stresses and problems, Spirit of urgencies and emergencies, bringer of Luck Love Success Prosperity Abundance Justice.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my humble heart!

Forever your devotee,

Miss D

Friday, 13 April 2012

Saying Thank you.....

The most important thing, after RESPECT, in spirit work 101, at least in my books, is saying THANK YOU.

One would expect this to be an obvious point; it stands to reason that if someone does something nice for you, you say Thank you. It needn't be a long-winded acceptance speech, but something heartfelt, warm, and above all, sincere.

But I have been  shocked when I have read on other sites, or spoken with other workers who may not be so clued in, workers coming from an outside point of view of spirit work, with no real concept or understanding of just how these things work, that just saying THANK YOU for blessings and petitions received, is such a massive problem for them.

I've said it once, twice and what seems a million times over, and I'll say it again for good measure;you must ALWAYS say your sincerest thanks to a spirit, and pay them their due, once they have completed their work for you.

What in God's name makes you think that if a spirit has the power to grant you your wish, that they don't possess the same power to take it away AND punish you? Why else would you be fundamentally petitioning a spirit, if it wasn't to gain the favours of a higher power? Ipso facto then, you wouldn't want to go pissing them off, by not making good on promises and paying them their due.

This attitude and approach to spirit work I've seen alot, I'm sad to say, more recently, since living in the UK. Thankfully, I do not mingle with too many ninny heads, and most of my friends are very well clued in and jacked up on the correct ways to approach a spirit.

And REALLY! how hard is it to say Thank you? Spirits are not just there to serve our needs, listen to our whining and manifest all our heart's desire. 

There is this rather worrying trend I see that one can just pick a spirit or a saint for one day, call upon it's powers and presence, ask for them to bring X Y and Z, expect them to crack on with it, and then proverbially dump them once the XY and Z have been delivered. That has to be, for me, the dumbest approach to spirits.

Half the work involved in spirit work is creating a bond, a spiritual link and eventually a deep friendship with a spirit. It's a reciprocal relationship. Emphasis on RELATIONSHIP folks. that end. I should like to express my eternal thanks to my two most important and guiding spirits, who I enjoy an excellent relationship with. Because like all other relationships, I have put in the time, energy, love, devotion and money, and what I now have is beautiful and deeply moving relationship with them.

BOOM!  Spread their names! The Miracle-working San Expedito and THE QUEEN Santa Muerte!

God Bless folks!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Who Am I?

One night I was dancin' with a lady in black 

Wearin' black silk gloves and a black silk hat 

She looked at me longin' with black velvet eyes 

She gazed at me strange all cunning and wise 

Then I saw the flesh just fall off her bones 

The eyes in her skull was burning like coals 

Lord, have mercy, fire and brimstone 

I was dancin' with Mrs. D.

~Rolling Stones