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I started a new job. I believe in God, and thought that he led me to this job. It seemed to happen effortlessly, and I prayed about it. But, I'm not happy lately in this job. I know no job is perfect, but I feel like for the past few weeks, I've been working as hard as I can, but with little return. (I'm in marketing)

So, I pray for strength, and I ask God...what should I do? While I know he cares (this is my belief) I feel like he doesn't decide for us what we should do next, when faced with adversity.

How do you process adversity, in your belief system? How do you know you're doing the right thing or on the right course, when you make decisions?

Just wondering.

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General LHP Discussion / An observation of people who follow the LHP
« on: August 23, 2018, 01:55:30 am »
You're more rational than other religious folk. lol Seriously, I've been around religious people all of my life...my parents are Catholic (they're not rational, no offense to Catholics),  and a variety of others, and it would seem that those who follow the LHP seem grounded. Seem...to understand themselves.

Seem to accept their own darkness, and not fight against it, but embrace it. For in it, we find ourselves...we find the light. We are all battling something, and in many religions, there is this idea that we should just give it all to God. While I believe that, I believe that God wants me to sort things out, he wants me to forgive others, forgive myself, and come to him yes, but understand thy self.

I just wanted to share this. Of course, there are exceptions. But, just as a general observation, especially on this site, y'all aren't afraid of being your true selves, darkness and all.

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General LHP Discussion / Making your own incense
« on: July 07, 2018, 05:16:42 am »
I'm going to give this a try, seeing that I recently read up on the meanings and effects of different spices, when mixed together. I might use it with meditation, or maybe another spell. I'll see what moves me.

Just curious if you ever make your own incense, and use it in your own rituals?

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Other Religions / Spells vs Practical/Secular Advice
« on: June 26, 2018, 02:29:34 am »
Had an interesting experience on a Wicca site, earlier tonight. I recently joined a site to merely learn more about Wicca. I find it very enriching, and really mysterious. Different than I had imagined. I love the positivity of it all and the spells or rituals are very intriguing. I asked a question and it was suggested for me to perhaps ''not use a spell,'' but to find a secular way to handle my dilemma. It has to do with my work situation, and while the spell worked that I performed two weeks ago (I think), it worked mainly because my intention was positive. But, last week, my boss started being rude to one of my coworkers, and was also semi-rude to me, today. So, the advice was to make my work place more positive...but, the thing is, I've done this. All of my coworkers have done this, I feel like I have nothing left to give, and honestly, I'm tired of giving so much energy to compensate for his negative energy. :/

I just thought it was odd to have a site devoted to spells/magick, suggest a practical approach.

I prayed tonight, and did an incantation, for protection and to bring about positivity (didn't use any ingredients or items). I was told also that a spell might not work if it is against the person's will. If my boss was capable of change, he'd change by now, so I thought that was also confusing. Why would I turn to a spell or ritual if my boss would realize on his own to change his ways?

Not sure of my question here lol but, just wondering if anyone here has had this happened?


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Other Religions / Spells and feeling overwhelmed?
« on: June 23, 2018, 01:18:58 am »
I shared with you all that roughly two weeks ago, I used a spell, for the first time ever. It was very basic, simple...but powerful. I felt different, the next day. I invoked God in the spell, and in some ways, it felt like a very powerful prayer. Well, this spell ''worked.'' I can hardly believe it, but I put forth my negative energy from the situation, and the spell I chose was a banishing spell. But, I wouldn't ever want to harm anyone, it was to simply ''banish'' my boss' negative bs and energy away from me, and my coworkers.

Okay, fast forward to last week, HR started talking with him, people started complaining about him. I had never really said much about him, as I'm not a confrontational type, so...fast forward even more to this week, and it's like my work place is totally different. He was called out by HR ...in a harsh way. Basically, I heard today that if he doesn't shape up, he will have to leave. I honestly can't believe it.

Of course, this has been a long time coming. I've worked here for a few years, and he's been a jerk for most of that time. But, in a matter of two weeks, ironically right after I used that spell...the energy in my work area began to change. Like I could feel it. I feel different. If I'm honest, I feel a little overwhelmed, because since that spell, I had also used incantations to give the spell a ...nudge. lol

So, my question for you all is when you've done spells or incantations...have you felt a sense of calm, but also a feeling of being overwhelmed? I feel overwhelmed in that I can't believe that I'm witnessing so much change in such a short amount of time, and all the while I thought this situation was hopeless.


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Lounge / What are you doing right now?
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:42:29 pm »
I’ve liked this thread on other forums so why not here. It’s nice to share what’s happening in our days. If you like, feel free to post.


Right now, I’m eating a salad and looking online for black candles and some possible stones to use in a potential spell I’ve been thinking about.

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Journals / Spellbound - Deidre's Journey into Spells and Incantations
« on: June 17, 2018, 04:09:03 am »
A new diary is in order, me thinks. I've embarked upon a path in what started out as just learning about spells, magick and incantations. This all happened somewhat accidentally a few weeks ago, when I googled ''how to deal with difficult bosses.'' lol I googled different things dealing with the same problem, and eventually, the links led to a Wicca site, talking about spells and incantations. I read a little bit, and thought...me? Spells? I think that the term ''spell,'' carries with it a bit of an off putting connotation. People don't like what they don't understand.

Nonetheless, I decided to try my hand at a banishing spell. What was required: a fire proof plate, a piece of paper, and a pen. This spell suggests that you write down the name of the person you'd like to banish, or the situation, and then light the paper on fire, and as the ashes are falling onto the plate and the paper lights up...you meditate on what you would like to see as the outcome. Visualize it. Bring your intentions forward. In prayer, I'm rather passive, but this required more of me. I invoked the name of God, as this is what is comfortable for me, but if you're a Pagan, Setian, Satanist, or follow any other type of belief system, you can use whatever fits your perspective.

After the paper is completely burned, you take the ashes and the plate outside and place it in the woods, or a faraway dumpster. I live in a townhome, so there is a dumpster like 20 feet from my house. The reason for that, is to not keep that negative energy inside your home after the spell is completed.

I can only say, I felt empowered the next day, and all through this past week. My boss' attitude improved, and things happened at work...he was called out by management for his bad behaviors. It was surreal. Granted, we reap what we sow eventually, and he had been acting poorly for a long time. But, that spell. It really makes me wonder if bringing forth our intentions with such passion and control, if that moves situations differently. If we can bring our energies forth with fate, and things change.

It was amazing, but since then, I've been doing only incantations this week. No items or ingredients required. I'm a little lazy, some of these spells require lots of stuff! :D

Thanks for reading if you made it this far...stay tuned for more....


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General LHP Discussion / Justice spells
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:50:07 pm »
I don’t wish to call them revenge spells, as I don’t believe in revenge. But justice spells? I think I’m going to explore these.

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General LHP Discussion / Why a black candle? (and other questions)
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:37:39 am »
I joined a spells forum today, and one of the banishing spells that I'm interested in requires a black candle. I'm just wondering the significance of that as compared to any other color, for such a spell?

Also, where do you buy your materials for your spells, rituals, etc?


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General LHP Discussion / Soooo, I cast a spell today
« on: June 06, 2018, 12:34:46 am »
I never thought I would feel brave enough to do this, because I believe in God, and was always taught (old habits die hard) that God wouldn't like anything having to do with spells.

Well, I've been dealing with a very stressful situation at work for a few years. My boss is a total asshole. A bully. I have tried to look past his flaws, I've prayed for him, I've prayed for my own peace and strength. And of course, I believe prayers work, and are answered. (this is what I believe) But, again this week, he blurts out something rude again, and I'm just done. I'm going to resign at the end of this month. I'm waiting until then, because I'm going to make a pretty great bonus, and don't want to resign too soon.

In the meantime, how do I cope with this guy? I looked up different thought process and meditation advice last night, and then...I ran across spells. In particular Wiccan spells, for ''beginners.'' lol This particular spell that I chose is super easy, and I didn't want anything too challenging.

Basically, the instructions are to write out the name of the person in your life who is harming you in some way, and you can invoke anyone to help you drive the force of this person away. You then, get a fire safe plate and burn the paper with written name, and as it burns, that is when you meditate upon driving these negative spirits away from you. Driving this person away from your life.

Then, you are to take the ashes and the plate, and dump it somewhere off of your property. Don't dump the ashes in your kitchen garbage can for example.

It's supposed to take a few days to ''work,'' so there you have it. That's what I did after work today.  :D

Some thoughts to this - I read that when you cast spells, you should be calm, as if you are agitated or stressed, the spell can become a curse to your target, and harm them. I have no desire to harm my boss. Just want him to stop being a jerk to me and others. Also, you shouldn't tamper with anyone's free will, so in other words, love spells and such should be avoided, because someone should fall in love with you naturally, not through a spell. I'm not sure how much I believe just yet but there is power in our own intentions, and the energy of those intentions, I believe.


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General LHP Discussion / Is the LHP a form of spirituality?
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:31:42 am »
Can you follow a god or higher power, if you are following the LHP path? Or is it more of a philosophy? I ran across an article tonight about how spirituality doesn't require faith, says some naturalists. So, it made me wonder about the LHP path, when it comes to spiritual ideas.

Here's the article:

http://www.naturalism.org/spirituality/spirituality-without-faith

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Lounge / Agree to disagree
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:52:35 pm »
If I’m honest, I say this A LOT. Sometimes, I listen to someone’s argument about a point, and after a while, naturally reach an impasse. It happens. But there are times, I’m lazy and it’s an easy statement to blurt out when I’m just over the conversation. And maybe I haven’t really considered all the other person’s points. Do you use this a lot and what’s the motivation?

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Entertainment / Member pics
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:23:11 pm »
Thought it would be nice to have a place for member pics. Can be pics of you, your pets, your artwork, your music, your car, your food, etc. Anything you like  :D

Here's my new avatar - it's a pic of me. My friend took a pic of me, and gave it an artistic touch - I like how it makes me look like a painting.




I look forward to seeing your life pics.

Edit, hmmm, I thought that would show up a little larger. Oh well. You can see it better if you're using your phone on here.

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General LHP Discussion / How do cope with grief?
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:53:24 am »
How does your belief system deal with loss and grief? With the painful despair over losing a loved one? I'm having one of those bad days, when I'm missing my paternal grandmother, and nothing seems to take the sting away...except time. Maybe time is all we really have to count on, because grief strikes, and there's literally nothing we can do.


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Other Religions / The essence of spirituality
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:31:09 pm »
I've been on a wild ride for like the past five years. I started out as a Christian, left that, then was an atheist for around two years or so. Then, I sat on the agnostic fence for a time, then turned to Zen Buddhism, Deism, back to Christianity, and explored Luciferianism. I've come to the conclusion, that a little bit of all of those things makes logical sense to me, and where I feel most comfortable is calling myself spiritual, now. I have been reading the Bible for a few months, from an objective point of view, and there are principles within it that I feel have merit, just like there's merit in so many faiths. But, I don't really follow a ''religion'' per se, any longer. I'm not ''religious.'' I don't really care for that terminology, anymore.

I feel there are so many truths within all religions, and perhaps that is the essence of spirituality. I don't feel the need for steadfast labels, anymore.

Anyone else feel this way?

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