Chapter 6: The Seven Wonders of Integrity

Week 6 of the Magickal Recovery & Discovery Pilot Program, The Seven Wonders, by Daniel Link


December 12, 2020





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HEY EVERYONE, DANIEL HERE, AND WELCOME TO CHAPTER 6: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF INTEGRITY.

IF YOU’RE JOINING US FOR THE FIRST TIME, THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN - FEEL FREE TO WATCH THIS ENTIRE CHAPTER, BUT I DO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SEVEN WONDERS IS ACTUALLY A 12-WEEK MAGICKAL RECOVERY COURSE. EACH CHAPTER IS DESIGNED TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH A WEEKLY PROGRESSION - SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO CIRCLE BACK AND BEGIN AT CHAPTER ONE, WHERE I INTRODUCE THE COURSE, THE SHADOW WORK BASIC TOOLS, AND MY PERSONAL BACKGROUND - AS IT RELATES TO MY QUALIFICATIONS FOR INSTRUCTING THIS PROGRAM.


IN CHAPTER 5: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF TERRITORY, WE TOOK A SURVEY OF OUR PERSONAL ENVIRONMENT AND THE VARIOUS HAZARDS THAT OCCUPY OUR TERRITORY. ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF DOING OUR DAILY SHADOW PAGES, IS THAT THE VAGUE GRADUALLY BECOMES VIVID…THE UNSPOKEN SUDDENLY HAS VOICE. AS OUR BELOVED SHADOW BEGINS LEAKING ONTO THE PAGE AS BLACK INK, IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG BEFORE TROUBLE SPOTS ARE OUTED AND FILLED IN BY OUR ATTENTION.

OUR SHADOW LEADS US TO THE OUTLINE OF OUR TRUE BOUNDARIES…IN BLACK AND WHITE. SOMETIMES QUICKLY, SOMETIMES SLOWLY…THROUGH THE DAILY PRACTICE OF MORNING WRITING, THE HEAVY FOG THAT ENCOMPASSES OUR LIVES AND TERRITORY BEGINS TO LIFT. AND AS WE BEGIN TO SEE THROUGH THE FOG, WE ALSO BEGIN TO SEE THROUGH PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS. AND AS SOMEONE WHO HAS SAT THROUGH 22 YEARS OF AA MEETINGS, I CAN TELL YOU, MANY OF US DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE COLD, HARD TRUTH OF OUR DANGERS.


THE VERY NATURE OF OUR TRUE BOUNDARIES SEPARATES US FROM OTHERS. THIS CAN AND PROBABLY WILL FEEL COUNTERINTUITIVE, AND IN FACT MAY APPEAR TO BE DESTRUCTIVE. IT’S NOT. AT LEAST, NOT SELF DESTRUCTIVE…STRONG, TRUE BOUNDARIES WILL, HOWEVER, DESTROY YOUR ILLUSIONS - OF SELF, AND OF OTHERS.

AS YOUR INTEGRITY BEGINS TO MATERIALIZE, (OR RE-MATERIALIZE), YOUR FORMER LIFE BEGINS TO EVAPORATE. THIS IS A TIPPING POINT, WHERE MANY PEOPLE WILL EITHER SURRENDER TO, OR REJECT THE RECOVERY PROCESS ALL TOGETHER. IN AA, WE CALL THIS THE MOMENT OF SURRENDER - “JUST LET GO.” THE SPIRITUAL TERM IS “KRIYA” - A SANSKRIT WORD, MEANING SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY…OR SURRENDER.

CHAPTER 6 LESSON: SHIFTING SHADOWS


THE LONGER WE PRACTICE WRITING DAILY IN OUR SHADOW PAGES, OUR SHADOWY FEELINGS BEGIN TO SHIFT AND TAKE A MORE SOLID FORM, DAY BY DAY. THIS CAN BE PARTICULARLY ALARMING, ESPECIALLY IF THOSE SHADOWY FEELINGS INVOLVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP, THE “WEIRD” ENERGY AT WORK, OR THE ELEPHANT IN THE FAMILY ROOM. OUR OFFICIAL FEELINGS, THOSE WE ISSUE “PUBLICLY,” USUALLY TAKE THE FORM OF, “I FEEL OKAY ABOUT… (MY LOVER’S SLIPPING INTEREST, MY BUSINESS PARTNER’S RAGE ISSUES, OR THE OUT-OF-CONTROL SIBLING - WHO CONSISTENTLY DROPS AWKWARD AND UNNECESSARY BEHAVIOR AND/OR DRAMA AT EVERY FAMILY GATHERING.) BUT DO WE REALLY FEEL “OKAY”? WHAT DOES “OKAY” MEAN?

“OKAY” IS A COVER WORD, AND MOST OF US USE THE WORD “OKAY” TO DIFFUSE AND NEUTRALIZE MORE COMPLICATED FEELINGS, AND IT ALMOST ALWAYS SIGNALS PAIN AND LOSS.

AT THE CORE OF OUR RECOVERY PROCESS, IS THE COMMITMENT TO EXPOSE DENIAL. WE CAN NO LONGER SAY “IT’S OKAY”, WHEN IT IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING ELSE. SHADOW PAGES WILL NOT ALLOW OUR TRUE FEELINGS TO LINGER IN THE SHADOWS FOR LONG. AND IT IS PRECISELY THIS REASON, WHY MANY PEOPLE TEND TO NEGLECT OR ABANDON WRITING IN THEIR SHADOW PAGES ALTOGETHER.

IF WE HAVE A HAUNTING FEELING THAT OUR LOVER IS NOT BEING HONEST WITH US, OUR SHADOW PAGES HAVE A WAY OF HAUNTING US, UNTIL WE FACE OUR TRUE FEELINGS… AND THE REALITY OF A HARD CONVERSATION MAY FOLLOW. RATHER THAN FACING A HARD CONVERSATION, WE REFUSE TO FACE OUR SHADOW PAGES.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, A “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE” PERSON ARRIVES IN OUR LIFE, AND SHADOW PAGES BECOME A THREAT. WE DON’T WANT TO RUIN THE HOPE & HAPPINESS WE ARE EXPERIENCING, SO RATHER THAN CHECKING IN WITH OUR SHADOW PAGES, WE IMMERSE OURSELVES IN THE EUPHORIC BLISS OF OUR NEW LOVE INTEREST, AND ABANDON OUR ABILITY TO MONITOR OUR OWN BEST INTEREST.

BASICALLY, EXTREME EMOTIONS OF ANY KIND CAN TRIGGER US TO STOP WRITING IN OUR SHADOW PAGES…WHICH IS A PARADOX…BECAUSE THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT SHADOW PAGES ARE EXCELLENT AT - PROCESSING THOSE EXACT EMOTIONS.


PRACTICED OVER TIME, SHADOW PAGES PERFORM SPIRITUAL CHIROPRACTIC - BECAUSE WE DECIPHER THE INTELLIGENCE OF OUR EMOTIONS, BY ALLOWING THEM TO EMERGE AT THEIR OWN PACE, IN THEIR OWN WAY, IN A SAFE AND STEADY ENVIRONMENT. OUR FEELINGS ARE NEITHER RUSHED, JUDGED, OR STIFLED…THEY ARE SIMPLY GIVEN THE INTEGRITY TO FORM. THINGS ARE NO LONGER “OKAY”…THEY ARE DEFINED…IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

WITH OUR FEELINGS CLEARLY FORMED, WE CAN THEN RESPOND ACCORDINGLY, AND THE RESPONSE WILL BRING CHANGE. CHANGE BROUGHT ABOUT BY OUR OWN HAND…WHICH CAN LITERALLY BRING US TO OUR KNEES…AND QUESTION IF GIVING UP OUR ILLUSIONS IS WORTH ALL THE PAIN. (HINT: NO PAIN, NO GAIN!)

IT’S HARD, HONESTLY ADMITTING WHICH FRIENDS NO LONGER WORK IN OUR LIVES, WHICH SITUATIONS DRAIN US, NOT TO MENTION FACING OUR SUBTLE, SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS. AND IT CAN LEAD US TO GIVE UP ALTOGETHER, BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT TO FACE THE GRIEVING PROCESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEATH OF OUR PREVIOUS LIFE AND MISCONCEPTIONS. AFTER ALL, ALTHOUGH WE WERE MISERABLE, WE WERE ALSO COMFORTABLE WITH THE FAMILIARITY. AS ONE OF MY MENTORS USED TO SAY, “I KNOW MY SHIT STINKS, BUT AT LEAST IT’S WARM.”

“I DON’T WANT TO RAISE MY CONSCIOUSNESS, I WANT TO…” AND THANKS TO SHADOW PAGES, WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT, AND EVENTUALLY BECOME WILLING TO TAKE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE.

BUT. IT’S GONNA SUCK, AND YOU MAY PITCH A BIG HUGE FIT…FOLLOWED BY A KRIYA…A SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY AND SURRENDER THAT TAKES A SPECIFIC FORM AND CARRIES A SPECIFIC MESSAGE.

A FRIEND OF MINE FINALLY EXITED A TOXIC WORK ENVIRONMENT, ONLY TO BE STRUCK WITH A MIGRAINE DAYS AFTER. THAT’S A KRIYA…MY FRIEND’S BODY LITERALLY BROKE DOWN UNDER THE PRESSURE OF TRYING TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE FOR AN IMPOSSIBLE BOSS FOR TOO LONG. AGAIN, OUR BODIES ARE OUR MOST PERFECT PENDULUMS…THE MESSAGE HERE IS VERY STRONG, AND MY FRIEND SURRENDERED TO “LETTING GO, AND LETTING GODDESS.”

TO QUOTE JULIA CAMERON, FROM THE ARTIST’S WAY: “ALWAYS SIGNIFICANT, FREQUENTLY PSYCHOSOMATIC, KRIYA’S ARE THE FINAL INSULT OUR PSYCHE ADDS TO OUR INJURIES: ‘GET IT?’ A KRIYA ASKS YOU.

GET IT? YOU CAN’T STAY WITH THIS ABUSIVE LOVER.

YOU CAN’T WORK AT A JOB THAT DEMANDS EIGHTY HOURS A WEEK.

YOU CAN’T RESCUE A SISTER WHO NEEDS TO RESCUE HERSELF.”

KYRIES ASK US TO JUST LET GO. BUT WE WON’T KNOW WHAT TO LET GO OF, UNLESS WE ENGAGE WITH OUR SHADOW PAGES. WITH OUR SHADOW WORK IN FULL PRACTICE - OUR MORNING WRITING, ALONG WITH A WEEKLY SHADOW DANCE AND VISION QUEST - WE WILL BE ABLE TO TRUST THE INTEGRITY OF OUR PERCEPTIONS. AND WE WILL KNOW IT, AS WE ALWAYS DO...WHEN WE TRUST HOW IT FEELS IN OUR BODY.

REMEMBER THIS - THE MORE YOU FEEL LIKE A TOTAL STRANGER IN YOUR BODY, THE MORE YOU CAN TRUST THE RECOVERY PROCESS IS WORKING. TASTES IN CLOTHES MAY SUDDENLY CHANGE, YOU MAY FIND YOUR SLEEPING PATTERNS ALTERING, TO MORE SUITABLE CYCLES. YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF VOICING WHAT YOU LIKE AND DON’T LIKE MORE FREQUENTLY. (ALL OF WHICH YOU’VE NEVER SAID BEFORE!) YOU MAY FEEL AS IF YOU’RE OPERATING AS “SELF WILL RUN RIOT” - YOU’RE NOT. THAT’S YOU’RE INTEGRITY, EMERGING.

CHAPTER 6 WEEKLY TASKS/ASSIGNMENTS & SPELL WORK:

SHADOW MATES, SOCIAL MEDIA DEPRIVATION, AFFIRMATIVE CHARMS, SEVEN SINS, THE COLE HARD TRUTH, BOTTOM LINE AGREEMENTS: THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR WORD, SEVEN ACTS OF CHERISHING

SHADOW MATES

ALL RECOVERY PROGRAMS CENTER AROUND FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT. IN AA, WE ARE ADVISED TO TAG SOMEONE AS A “LITTER MATE” - SOMEONE TO CALL BEFORE AND AFTER A DIFFICULT TASK OR STEP.


THROUGHOUT THE COURSE SO FAR, I HAVE MENTIONED MY SHADOW MATES…FELLOW WITCHES, WHO ARE AWARE OF THE PROCESS I AM GOING THROUGH IN DEVELOPING THE SEVEN WONDERS. AND BOTH ARE GOING THROUGH THEIR OWN MAGICKAL, SEVEN WONDERS EXPERIENCES…WHICH REQUIRE A FAITHFUL, TRUSTED AND UNDERSTANDING SOUNDING BOARD.


JILL HAS OFFERED SUPPORT, BY EDITING MY WEEKLY LESSON PLAN AND VIDEO SCRIPT. AS A PROFESSIONAL, PUBLISHED AUTHOR, HER GENEROSITY NOT ONLY IMPROVES MY WORK, BUT JILL ALSO ENCOURAGES AND SUPPORTS MY VISION. ULTIMATELY, JILL KNOWS THAT WHAT I REALLY NEED IS SOMEONE TO HELP ME STAY ACCOUNTABLE TO MYSELF.

SAME WITH MY FRIEND, JEN. WE CHECK IN ON EACH OTHER TWO TIMES PER WEEK, OR MORE WHEN EITHER OF US HAS SOMETHING PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING TO DO, OR TO CELEBRATE PRIVATE VICTORIES.

MAKE A SHORT LIST OF TWO TO THREE PEOPLE, WHO YOU CAN CALL FOR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. THESE ARE YOUR SHADOW MATES. IF YOU HAVE A TOUGH CONVERSATION COMING UP, ASK A SHADOW MATE TO SUPPORT YOU. “OK, I HAVE TO TALK TO DAVID ABOUT THE MONEY MESS. I’M GOING TO DO IT FRIDAY. CAN I CALL YOU SATURDAY?” A “SANDWICH CALL” WILL HELP YOU FEEL THAT YOU’RE NOT ALONE, WHEN FACED WITH CHALLENGING TASKS. MORE THAN THAT, IT WILL BOOST MOTIVATION TO ACCOMPLISH DIFFICULT TASKS THAT YOU WOULD OTHERWISE BE TEMPTED TO AVOID. EQUALLY, AND ESPECIALLY TRUE, FOR THE LITTLE, MUNDANE TASKS - THAT WE HAVE ALL FALLEN INTO NEGLECTING - DUE TO QUARANTINE FATIGUE, AND CHAOS.

SOCIAL MEDIA DEPRIVATION

YEP. FOR A WHOLE WEEK. STAY COMPLETELY OFF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. THE HARDER YOU RESIST THIS, THE MORE LIKELY YOU NEED TO DO IT. SEE HOW YOUR DAYS GO, WHEN YOU ARE NOT JUDGING HOW YOU’RE DOING BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF LIKES YOUR LAST POST GOT…OR DIDN’T GET.

DON’T USE THE PANDEMIC AS AN EXCUSE. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO KEEP IN TOUCH AND STAY INFORMED. PHONE CALLS, OR BETTER YET, CARDS AND LETTERS ARE IDEAL. IT’S ONLY A WEEK. SEVEN DAYS WITHOUT ANY SOCIAL MEDIA.

IF YOU ARE WORRIED YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, NOW’S THE TIME TO PUT YOUR NEW SHADOW MATES LIST TO USE!

IF YOU BREAK YOUR DEPRIVATION, WHAT CAUSED YOU TO DO SO? HOW DID YOU FEEL BEFORE, AND AFTER. CONTEMPLATE THIS IN YOUR SHADOW PAGES.

AFFIRMATIVE CHARMS

PROCESSING FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS IN OUR SHADOW PAGES CAN BE, WELL, EMOTIONAL. AND IT SHOWS IN THE STRUCTURE OF OUR HANDWRITING. GOOD DAY ENTRIES WILL LIKELY LOOK LIKE CALM, CONSISTENT, EVEN, ORDERLY, HOMOGENEOUS, UNVARYING AND EVEN SOMETIMES WHIMSICAL PENMANSHIP - WHILE NOT SO GOOD DAYS MAY LOOK LIKE JAGGED, HARSH AND FRANTIC CHICKEN SCRATCH.


HANDWRITING IS A SPIRITUAL ART & PRACTICE. WE BLOCK THE SPIRITUAL BLOOD FLOW OUR SHADOW PROVIDES WHEN WE JOURNAL ON A KEYBOARD…BECAUSE THERE IS A MYSTERIOUS, SUBTLE ENERGY THAT FLOWS FROM WHERE YOUR SHADOW MEETS THE TIP OF YOUR PEN, AND TRANSFORMS INTO INK ON PAPER.

WHEN WE RECEIVE CARDS AND LETTERS, HANDWRITTEN MESSAGES ARE WARMER, AND CONNECT TO US MORE THAN A TYPED PRINTOUT - AS THE NEUROLOGICAL PATHWAYS ARE DIFFERENT FOR EACH.

WHILE READING PRINTED AFFIRMATIONS IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, (AND ENCOURAGED), WRITING THEM FOR YOURSELF YIELDS AMPLIFIED RESULTS. ALL THINGS BEGIN AS THOUGHTS. WHEN WE BRING OUR THOUGHTS ONTO THE PAGE, WE ARE IN FACT, BRINGING THOUGHTS INTO FORM AND REALITY. WE ARE MANIFESTING.

SHADOW PAGES NOT ONLY TELL US HOW WE ARE DOING, THEY HELP US DO THINGS. THEY REVEAL OPTIONS, ALTERNATIVES AND RESOURCES - PAGES AND PAGES OF THEM, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

SHADOW, OF COURSE, LIVES BETWEEN THE DARK AND THE LIGHT. THE SOLID PAST, THE SPECIFIC PRESENT, AND THE POSSIBLE FUTURE. IT’S THAT POSSIBLE FUTURE YOU’RE FORGING, WITH THE FOCUSED, BRAVE STROKE OF YOUR PEN.

I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH MY SHADOW MATE, JILL. SHE REMINDED ME OF A SEMINAR SHE ATTENDED, WHERE THE INSTRUCTOR DREW A STICK PERSON, ON A DRY ERASE BOARD - WITH LINES DRAWN TO THE LEFT, LABELED “PAST,” AND LINES DRAWN TO THE RIGHT, LABELED “FUTURE.” WHERE IS OUR INFLUENCE? WHEN HE SUDDENLY ERASED THE PAST, IT HIT HER LIKE A TON OF BRICKS - SHE SAID THAT MOMENT CHANGED HER LIFE FOREVER.

THE INSTRUCTOR WAS MAKING A POINT OF LINKING PAST THOUGHTS AND THE POWER THEY CAN STILL HOLD OVER US TODAY. ARE YOU STILL HOLDING A GRUDGE ABOUT THAT BITTER DIVORCE AND THE JOB YOU GOT FIRED FROM A DECADE AGO? HOW DOES THAT SERVE YOU TODAY, TO CONTINUE ALLOWING IT SPACE IN YOUR MIND? IT DOESN’T! MAKE YOUR OWN DIAGRAM AND RELEASE THE PAST. IT’S THAT EASY.

NOT THAT WE SHOULD FORGET THE PAST, FAR FROM IT. WHAT WE CAN DO, IS RELEASE THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION TO THE PAST, AS THE DICTATOR OF OUR FUTURE, AND THE INVADER OF OUR PRESENT.

FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS, DEVOTE PART OF YOUR SHADOW PAGES SESSION TO WRITING AFFIRMATIVE CHARMS FOR YOURSELF. CRAFT A COUPLE, AND WRITE EACH ONE SEVEN TIMES, AFTER YOUR NORMAL SESSION.

HERE ARE A FEW GOOD EXAMPLES…FEEL FREE TO USE ONE OR ALL, TO HELP YOU GET STARTED.

“I TRUST MY PERCEPTIONS.”

“I TRUST THE RHYTHM OF MY DAYS”

“MY INTUITION IS GROWING STRONGER, AND MORE ACCURATE EVERYDAY ”

“MY NEW ABILITIES ARE EMERGING, AND DEVELOPING, NATURALLY, EVERYDAY.”

“MY BLOCKED ABILITIES ARE UNBLOCKING, IN NEW, CREATIVE WAYS, EVERYDAY.”

“I AM GUIDED CLEARLY, AND PROTECTED FIERCELY, BY MY ANGELS AND GUIDES.”

“I AM PERFECT. I AM HEALED. MY POWER ALMIGHTY, MY POWER IS REAL.”

HINT - IF THAT LAST AFFIRMATIVE CHARM SEEMS “TOO MUCH” FOR YOU TO BELIEVE IN JUST YET, USE YOUR IMAGINATION! PRETEND YOU FEEL IT. (YOU WILL!)


SEVEN SINS

NOT THAT I HAVE ANYTHING PERSONAL AGAINST A GOOD DAY OF SINNIN’, BUT THIS IS NOT A LIST OF “THINGS TO DO FOR THIS WEEKEND.” (ALTHOUGH, I’M SURE IT HAS BEEN.)


THIS IS A CREATIVE TWIST, ON A FORM OF ORACLE/DIVINATION. TO BEGIN, TAKE A PIECE OF PAPER, AND CUT IT INTO 7 EQUALLY SIZED STRIPS. ON EACH, WRITE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. SUBSTANCE ABUSE (DRUGS, ALCOHOL, FOOD)

  2. MASS MEDIA BINGING (SOCIAL MEDIA, NEWS MEDIA)

  3. SEX

  4. PERFECTIONISM

  5. MONEY

  6. RUMINATING ON THE PAST

  7. TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS

TAKE A MOMENT TO BREATH, CLEAR AND CLEANSE YOUR ENERGY FIELD, AND YOUR SPACE. CAST A PROTECTIVE CIRCLE, EITHER IN YOUR TRADITIONAL METHOD, OR WITH A SIMPLE PROTECTION PRAYER THAT IS MEANINGFUL TO YOU.

FOLD ALL 7 STRIPS AND PUT THEM IN A SMALL BOX, OR JAR - THIS IS YOUR ORACLE BOX. SHAKE THE ORACLE BOX.

NOW, DRAW ONE OF YOUR SINS OUT OF YOUR ORACLE BOX, OPEN IT. IN YOUR SHADOW PAGES JOURNAL, LIST 5 WAYS THIS SIN HAS A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE. (IF THE ONE YOU DRAW SEEMS IRRELEVANT OR INSIGNIFICANT, CONSIDER THIS RESISTANCE…AND SCAN YOUR LIFE, TO SEE IF OTHERS ARE INTRODUCING THIS SIN INTO YOUR WORLD.)


WHEN YOU’RE DONE, RE-FOLD THE SIN AND PLACE IT BACK INTO YOUR ORACLE BOX, AND CONTINUE THIS PROCESS UNTIL YOU’VE MADE SEVEN DRAWS, FROM ALL THE SAME SEVEN SINS.


IF YOU DRAW THE SAME SIN MULTIPLE TIMES - THAT IS SIGNIFICANT. BE GENTLE, BUT BE HONEST WITH YOUR EXPLORATION. OUR INTEGRITY DEPENDS ON RIGOROUS HONESTY.


ONCE YOU’VE COMPLETED THIS DIFFICULT TASK, ASK GREAT SPIRIT, OR ONE OF YOUR DIVINE PROTECTORS TO ENCOMPASS AND COMFORT YOU. I ALWAYS APPEAL TO OUR LADY GUADALUPE, FOR SACRED FEMININE HEALING AND NURTURING ENERGY.

ONCE DONE, THANK YOUR GUIDES, AND RELEASE YOUR CIRCLE.


THE COLE HARD TRUTH

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN YOUR SHADOW PAGES JOURNAL.

TELL THE TRUTH. WHAT HABIT DO YOU HAVE THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF YOUR PRACTICE?

TELL THE TRUTH. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEM REALLY IS? (IT IS)

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO ABOUT THE HABIT OR PROBLEM?

WHAT IS THE PAYOFF FOR HOLDING ONTO THIS BLOCK?

IF YOU CAN’T FIGURE OUT THE PAYOFF, ASK A TRUSTED FRIEND OR SHADOW MATE.

TELL THE TRUTH. WHICH FRIENDS/FAMILY MEMBERS MAKE YOU DOUBT YOURSELF? (THE DOUBT IS YOURS, THEY JUST TRIGGER IT)

TELL THE TRUTH. WHICH FRIENDS/FAMILY MEMBERS BELIEVE IN YOU AND YOUR GIFTS? (THE GIFTS ARE YOURS, BUT THEY MAKE YOU FEEL IT.)

WHAT IS THE PAYOFF FOR KEEPING DESTRUCTIVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? IF THE ANSWER IS, “I LIKE/LOVE THEM,” THEN THE NEXT QUESTION IS, “WHY?”

WHICH DESTRUCTIVE HABITS DO YOUR DESTRUCTIVE FRIENDS SHARE WITH YOUR DESTRUCTIVE SELF?

WHICH CONSTRUCTIVE HABITS DO YOUR CONSTRUCTIVE FRIENDS SHARE WITH YOUR CONSTRUCTIVE SELF?


BOTTOM LINE AGREEMENTS: THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR WORD

WORKING WITH THE ANSWERS ABOVE, TRY SETTING A BOTTOM LINE FOR YOURSELF. BEGIN WITH 5 OF YOUR MOST PAINFUL BEHAVIORS, YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD MORE LATER.

MANY OF US WHO ARE WORKING, ARE WORKING FROM HOME. THIS CAN EASILY BLEED INTO LATE NIGHT HOURS AND WEEKENDS.

SET A BOTTOM LINE, “NO WORK AFTER 5, AND I DO NOT WORK ON WEEKENDS.” WRITE OUT YOUR BOTTOM LINES IN YOU SHADOW PAGES JOURNAL. THIS IS THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR WORD, TO YOURSELF, FROM YOURSELF.


SEVEN ACTS OF CHERISHING

  1. LIST 5 SMALL VICTORIES

  2. LIST 5 SMALL ACTIONS YOU TOOK FOR YOUR MAGICK

  3. LIST 3 SMALL ACTIONS YOU COULD TAKE FOR YOUR MAGICK

  4. MAKE 3 SMALL PROMISES TO YOURSELF. KEEP THEM.

  5. DO 1 COOL THING FOR YOURSELF EVERY DAY THIS WEEK

  6. EAT 1 APPLE EVERY DAY THIS WEEK

  7. TAKE YOURSELF ON A 20 MINUTE WALK

THAT WRAPS CHAPTER 6: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF INTEGRITY.

IN ADDITION TO THE TASKS AND SPELL WORK OF THIS WEEK, DON’T FORGET TO CONTINUE WITH YOUR SHADOW WORK. THE BASIC TOOLS ARE DAILY SHADOW PAGES, 1 SHADOW DANCE A WEEK, AND THIS WEEK, I WANT YOU TO TAKE YOURSELF AND YOUR BELOVED SHADOW ON AN EXTENDED/WEEKEND VISION QUEST.

ALL OF THIS WEEKS SPELLS & ASSIGNMENTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE BLOG POST FOR CHAPTER 6: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF INTEGRITY ON DANIELLINK.COM. YOU CAN PRINT IT OUT AND KEEP IT HANDY.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND BONUS MATERIAL, ADDITIONAL VIDEO CONTENT AND VISION QUEST IDEAS IN THE “DIGITAL WITCHBOX” SECTION OF THE SEVEN WONDERS BLOG.

JOIN ME NEXT, ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, FOR CHAPTER 7: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF COMPASSION.


THE WINTER SOLSTICE PLAYS HOST TO THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ASTROLOGICAL EVENT TO HAPPEN IN AGES - THE GREAT CONJUNCTION OF 2020, IS THE ALIGNMENT OF JUPITER AND SATURN - SOMETHING THAT ONLY HAPPENS EVERY 800 YEARS…HOWEVER THIS TIME AROUND, THERE ARE OTHER ASPECTS THAT MAKE THIS ALIGNMENT, IN PARTICULAR, A SHIFTING OF THE AGES…THIS CONJUNCTION HAPPENS IN AQUARIUS…THIS IS THE SHIFT FROM PIECES, OR THE AGE OF WATER (WHICH HAPPENED AT CHRIST’S BIRTH), INTO THE AGE OF AQUARIUS - WHICH IS AIR.


JOINING ME, TO BETTER HELP US UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS SHIFT, IS ONE OF MY DEAREST SHADOW MATES, LYNDA BYRD. LYNDA IS ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED & WIDELY RESPECTED ASTROLOGERS ON THE WEST COAST. SO WE WILL BE BROADCASTING FROM SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO & SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA FOR CHAPTER 7: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF COMPASSION

UNTIL THEN, BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND I’LL SEE YOU AT THE RAINBOW’S EDGE!



DIGITAL WITCHBOX & VISION QUEST OFFERINGS


4AM SLAM OVER COFFEE from Daniel's 2005 release COLOR OF RAIN

Music by Johnny Big & Spoken Word by Daniel Link



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Literally written in, and read from my Shadow Pages, this deep cut from COLOR OF RAIN never received the commercial airplay the rest of the album enjoyed...but I think it's one of my personal favorites...simply because it was so spontaneous, and I LOVED the music piece, when Johnny (producer, bass, backing vocals) first brought it to me.


Originally, I was looking for music to go with the lyrics for "ESSENCE" (also on COLOR OF RAIN), but this piece didn't fit. So we put it on the back burner, and I wrote a piano piece for "ESSENCE". A few months later, we revisited...and Johnny said, "why don't you go home and write in your journal...then come in tomorrow afternoon, and we'll just make this a spoken word, jazz thing. And "4AM SLAM OVER COFFEE" was born.



Moon Phase Effects on this week's chapter & tasks


Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

Magickal Energy Best Practise: Clean house, set up sacred space, acknowledge what has been brought forward, contemplate on any messages, let go, reflect and make space




recommended music video


Sarah McLachlan - Building A Mystery



recommended reading

The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living Kindle Edition



In the New York Times best-selling book The Tapping Solution, Nick Ortner, founder of the Tapping World Summit and best-selling filmmaker of The Tapping Solution, is at the forefront of a new healing movement.


In this book, he gives readers everything they need to successfully start using the powerful practice of tapping—or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to hamper our lives.


Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on particular negative emotions or physical sensations. The tapping helps calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body, and in turn rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways. This kind of conditioning can help rid practitioners of everything from chronic pain to phobias to addictions. Because of tapping’s proven success in healing such a variety of problems, Ortner recommends to try it on any challenging issue.


In The Tapping Solution, Ortner describes not only the history and science of tapping but also the practical applications. In a friendly voice, he lays out easy-to-use practices, diagrams, and worksheets that will teach readers, step-by-step, how to tap on a variety of issues. With chapters covering everything from the alleviation of pain to the encouragement of weight loss to fostering better relationships, Ortner opens readers’ eyes to just how powerful this practice can be.


Throughout the book, readers will see real-life stories of healing ranging from easing the pain of fibromyalgia to overcoming a fear of flying.The simple strategies Ortner outlines will help readers release their fears and clear the limiting beliefs that hold them back from creating the life they want.


GET THE BOOK



resources

THE ARTIST'S WAY by Julia Cameron


very special thanks to JILLIAN BRASCH

& RALPHIE



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