Bellisana's Blog

Welcome! Here's where I share my thoughts on life, being Pagan, and living pagan in today's world.  I hope you find something you like.

 

What the Dragonfly Can Teach Us

What the Dragonfly Can Teach Us

Bellisana 04/08/2019 0
“Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? …We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.” – Diane Ackerman The other night, I was working at my computer, as usual, and a dragonfly came and sat on my arm. It stayed there for about 15 or 20 minutes. I wasn’t moving my arm trying to wave it off or anything, but I didn’t just sit there holding my arm still either. A dragonfly landing on you is believed to be good luck, and who doesn’t need good luck? I will, of course, welcome all the good luck that comes my way, but of course, that le...
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How to Identify and Consecrate Your Talisman

How to Identify and Consecrate Your Talisman

Bellisana 30/06/2019 0
The 4th of July is this week, so everyone is posting flags and patriotic pictures.  This time of year, many people contemplate independence and what that means to us on an individual level. Not everyone has the freedom to openly practice their religion, even here in the US, but we have made progress, and many more religions can practice openly today than ever before. That doesn’t mean, however, that the members of that religion can all state their preferences when a discussion on belief systems comes up. I was a solitary practitioner, except for the occasional attendance at ritual, until I met my fiancé, and we still follow that practice; how...
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How Healthy is Your Prana

How Healthy is Your Prana

Bellisana 16/06/2019 0
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned, I am working on a book about Chakras, so I blog about it frequently. That being the case, I want to take some time to introduce you to the basics of understanding Chakras by talking about Prana, Nadis and Kundalini energy in the body, how they manifest, and how they affect the chakras. First, a few definitions:Prana: Known as “chi,” “qi,” “ki,” “the force,” “mana,” or simply “universal energy,” prana is the energy that makes up the universe and every living thing in it, including the physical body. Prana flows in and through the body when we breathe. It can be broken down into Vayus, which we will discuss in more d...
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10 Ways to Balance Your Sacral Chakra

10 Ways to Balance Your Sacral Chakra

Bellisana 26/05/2019 0
 The last time we visited the Chakras, we talked about how you can drain your root chakra by “giving your all” to other people and ways to balance the root chakra. The need for balance runs throughout your body, and without it we’re unable to be our true best selves. From our root chakra, we move slightly upward in the body to the Sacral Chakra. Issues with the Sacral Chakra affect our emotions, our sexuality, our creativity, and our passions.The real problem with chakras is that simply being blocked is not the worst of your worries. Having an excess of energy in one of your chakras can cause entirely different problems. When you first balanc...
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Raise Your Hands

Raise Your Hands

Bellisana 19/03/2019 0
Have you ever noticed how many people raise their hands when music comes on? People do it in churches all the time, and religions always take it as a form of worship. Some say it’s a sign people are admitting they’re weak before God and cite scriptural references to raising hands in worship. The Knowing Jesus website lists 21 references to raising of hands in worship. However, none of these theories take into consideration that this happens with all music, not just the music of religion. People at concerts raise their hands; people dancing raise their hands. Even babies raise their hands when music comes on. I confess to being one of these pe...
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A Spell for Banishing Negative Energy

A Spell for Banishing Negative Energy

Bellisana 22/08/2019 0
This spell will help you banish any negative energies you might come across. You don’t have to use a spell this complex, but you can see how it’s set ...
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Herb Correspondences

Herb Correspondences

Bellisana 22/08/2019 0
Like the Stone chart, this Herbal chart is not comprehensive but is a work in progress. We will add much more information to the Herbal section of our...
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Stone Correspondence Chart

Stone Correspondence Chart

Bellisana 21/08/2019 0
Welcome to the Correspondences.  I don't know about you, but I like to be able to find what I need quickly, so I've created these charts to help you i...
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