Thursday, October 20, 2022

How to Manifest Your Dreams by George K.

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Do you want something in your life so badly that you could taste it? We all have goals and aspirations, whether they are for a new car, a larger home, or a job promotion. The problem is, sometimes, our dreams seem unattainable. We may feel like we’re stuck in a rut and that our wildest dreams are nothing more than pipe dreams. But what if I told you that you have the power to manifest your dreams into reality? Although you will feel it is too good to be true, it's not.

What Is Manifestation? and How To Manifest Dreams Your Dreams?

Manifestation is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. This is because our thoughts and feelings attract experiences into our lives.

In other words, if we want to manifest our dreams, we must believe they're possible. We must also take steps to make them a reality.

You can manifest your dreams by following these simple steps:

1. Get Clear On What You Want
The first step to manifesting your dreams is understanding what you want. What dreams do you have? What do you long for? Write it down and be specific. Give as many specifics as you can so that you can visualize them.

Include the address, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the square footage, etc., for instance, if you want to buy a house.

By doing this, you are creating an image of your dream in your subconscious, channeling your mind to act toward achieving it.

2. Visualize It Happening
When you have a clear idea of your desire, start visualizing it. Close your eyes and visualize yourself driving your dream vehicle or living in the house of your dreams. Feel the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair.

Picture yourself at your dream job or taking that long-awaited vacation; you will really feel the emotion of achieving your goal. Your chances of realizing your dream are improved by a visualization that is as vivid and realistic as possible.

3. Believe It's Possible
This step is key to manifesting your dream because, without belief, manifestation is impossible. You have to believe that what you want is within your reach truly. That may mean changing your mindset or letting go of some limiting beliefs.

But once you truly believe that anything is possible, your brain starts channeling your actions toward your dream. Hence, manifestation will become easier and quicker.

4. Get Rid of the Doubts
Once you've decided what you want and started believing it's possible, get rid of doubts or negative thoughts about achieving it.

Doubts will only hold you back from manifesting your dream into reality! So whenever a doubt pops up (e.g., "I'm not good enough," "This will never work," etc.), counter it with an affirmative statement like, "I am capable," or "I will make this happen."

5. Take Action Steps
Just because you're focused on positive thoughts doesn't mean your dream will automatically become a reality—you also need to take action to make it happen!

Figure out what concrete things you can do to achieve your goal (e.g., if your goal is to get a promotion at work, talk to your boss about what you need to do to make that happen). And then take those action steps!

The more consistently you take action, the more you will solidify your belief in yourself, and the closer you'll be to manifesting your dreams into reality!

6. Release it to the Universe
The most crucial step is likely this last one. Once you’ve taken all the steps to achieve your goal, it’s time to let go.

If you really want something, you should send it out into the universe and let the universe take care of the rest. Your dreams will materialize in due course, so let them go into the ether and have faith in them.

It may sound like a leap of faith, but believe me, we are all connected to one another and some greater power.

And so, by releasing your dreams into the universe, you ask for guidance and support in making them a reality. Be patient, as things take their time. And have faith that, eventually, your dreams will come true.


Dreams and Mythology have long been interpreted for their hidden meanings. The power to manifest your dreams is within you—but only if you take action toward making them happen.

So, what's stopping you from manifestation? The answer is quite simple—you. If you want to receive guidance about your dreams, it starts with having an open mind and being willing to grow.


George K. is an independent researcher and avid writer interested in the meaning and symbolism of myths and dreams. A contributor to multiple blogs and magazines, he has gained the ability to ground complex topics in simple and applicable terms. You can find him at or on Instagram and Pinterest @dreamsandmythology

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Magical and Medicinal Uses of Vanilla

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Gender: Feminine
Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Powers: Love, Lust, Wealth
Magical Uses and History: Vanilla, which is derived from three species of orchids that produce a fragrant cured fruit, has a long and rich history in Central and South America before it became widely popularized through colonization. Records indicate the first civilization to use vanilla or xanat (nectar of the gods) was the Totonac peoples of eastern Mexico who used it for medicinal and religious purposes. According to legend, Tenitzli III and his wife, which in some stories is the fertility goddess Xanat, were blessed with a beautiful daughter. She was so beautiful that her parents decided she could not marry just anyone and instead dedicated her life to Tonoacayohua, the goddess of crops and subsistence. She grew up in the temple, spending her time bringing offerings to the goddess. It was during one of her trips from the forest that a young man, in some recounts a prince while in others a commoner, caught sight of her and instantly fell in love. Each day the young man returned to watch the princess walk through the forest until one day she stumbled upon his hiding spot. Upon meeting him, she fell in love and desired to be with him. This is where many stories begin to differ. According to one legend, the princess, in a fit of despair at not being able to be with the man she loved, transformed herself into the orchid with a sensuous flavored fruit to express the depths of her love. In other stories, the young lovers ran off together and were later found and killed by the priests of Tonacayohua. Their still-beating hearts were removed and taken back as an offering to the goddess while their bodies were thrown into a ravine. Shortly after their deaths, a strong bush and later a dainty orchid bloomed where their blood had been shed and when the flowers died, a sweetly perfumed pod was left behind. No matter the story, vanilla is deeply associated with love and passion and therefore can be used in love spells and rituals, recipes, incense, and more, especially if you are looking to ignite passions.

When the Aztecs conquered the Totonac people in the 1400s, they claimed vanilla for their own. It was used almost exclusively by Aztec nobility and in ceremonial rituals where it was combined with cocoa and honey, a drink known as xocolatl or the first hot chocolate. In 1518, Cortes landed off of the Mexican Gulf Coast where he was welcomed by the Aztecs. During their first meeting, Aztec emperor Montezuma shared xocolatl with Cortes and the Spanish conquistadors who were enthralled that such a small pod added such flavor and aroma. They nicknamed vanilla vainilla, Spanish for "little pod," and took it back home with them where the vanilla and cocoa mix became a favorite among the Royal Court and nobility. As such vanilla is associated with wealth, largely due to its difficulty to grow, and therefore can be used in wealth and money spells to 'sweeten,' especially when combined with honey.

Medicinally, vanilla, both scent and flavor, helps reduce stress and anxiety, boosts happiness, and promotes hair growth. Use vanilla in spells to bring happiness and health or in glamour spells and rituals.

Vanilla can be used in a number of spells including:
    Love Spells
    Money Magic
    Healing Spells
    Passion Spells
    Happiness Magic
    Glamour Magic

Medicinal Uses: Vanilla is naturally rich in vanillin, a phenolic compound that is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective. It can be used to boost your immune system, reduce sugar consumption, treat psoriasis, and reduce stress. Vanilla is naturally relaxing, having been shown to reduce the startle reflexes and even sleep apnea in adults and reduce crying in infants. It is this calming relaxation that many rely on to soothe an upset stomach, indigestion, nausea, and even vomiting. Its also considered a mild aphrodisiac and therefore can be used to boost sexual desire.

Preparation and Dosage: Internally, vanilla can be taken as an infusion or tincture and is best combined with cinnamon in both cases, although it can be taken alone. To create an infusion, combine 1/4-1/2 inch of vanilla bean split lengthwise with 1 cup water. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Drink up to three times a day. You can also use vanilla-infused tea leaves for similar benefits. As a tincture take 2-3 drops daily.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Magical and Medicinal Uses of Star Anise

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Gender: Masculine
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Powers: Divination, Healing, Luck, Protection, Psychic Powers
Magical Uses and History: Star Anise, not to be confused with anise seed, is native to Southern China and northern Vietnam and did not make it to Europe until the 17th century. This means that while star anise has a long and rich history in Eastern medicine and occult practices, it's relatively new to European witchcraft. In traditional Chinese medicine, star anise is classified as a warming yang and therefore is used to dispel cold and regulate the flow of Qi that has been disrupted by pain or the common cold. It was also believed to ward off evil and bring good luck to anyone who found the spice with more than eight pods in a single star. These beliefs followed star anise to Europe, where its star shape and medicinal uses quickly associated it with protection and healing. It was used to treat a number of ailments, including cough, colic, digestive upset, and respiratory infections. In modern witchcraft, star anise is said to resemble the five-pointed pentagram making it a powerful protective symbol. As such, it can be hung in the home, carried on your person, or used in spells and rituals, whole or burned, for protection, or used in healing spells and rituals.

Star anise, unlike anise seed, has a sweeter, milder flavor, which likely lends to its association with sweetness and good fortune. It was often carried for good luck or kept in a wallet or purse to draw money toward the owner. As such, it can be used to sweeten spells, bring good fortune, attract money, or generally empower spells.

Finally, star anise is associated with divination and astral travel. The origins of this are unclear, but star anise is often burned, simmered, or diffused to enhance psychic awareness, promote prophetic dreams, or reach an altered state of consciousness prior to hedge riding or other astral travel. The smoke can be used for scrying and the seeds are sometimes used as a pendulum.

Star Anise can be used in a number of spells including:
    Protection Spells
    Healing Spells
    Dream Magic
    Luck Magic
    Money Spells
Medicinal Uses: There are several varieties of star anise, such as yellow anise, swamp star anise, and Japanese star anise, that are toxic. For that reason, be mindful of what you are purchasing and only purchase food-grade star anise from a reputable source. Star anise contains shikimic acid, a chemical compound that is the primary precursor of Tamiflu, and flavonoid anethole. This makes star anise naturally antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal, and therefore it can be used to treat mild flus, colds, bacterial infections, and fungal infections. Star anise is also an expectorant and therefore can be used to treat respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, and coughs by helping to remove mucus and congestion. It also aids in digestion, reduces gas, prevents and heals stomach ulcers, and soothes an upset stomach by reducing stomach acid secretion.

Preparation and Dosage: Internally, star anise can be taken as an infusion or tincture. To create an infusion combine 3-4 star anise pods with 1 cup of boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes. Drink up to 3 times a day. Star anise combines well with cinnamon and honey for treating both respiratory and gastrointestinal issues. As a tincture, take 1-2 milliliters up to 3 times a day.

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