BRIGHID’S CALL: Reforge Hardened Hearts

My own version of the Morrigan’s spell to channel anger, banish fear and hate burned entirely cleanly in one solid interval. I’m very pleased, as my first attempt at this work got overwhelmed and the wick drowned. But that was clearly because I was over-reaching, trying to channel all that anger and fear into one candle, instead of caring for my own valley and letting others care for their lands.

With some aid from another friend, I was able to clarify Brighid’s portion of the spell, which is optional for those who feel up to it (again, paraphrased from memory):

“Heat not only burns fuel away, it also softens the hardest of metals, making them malleable. Use this fuel, this fire, to bring hardened hearts to my forge, that I may shape them, temper them, and heal them in the waters of my well.”

Simple Candle Spell

My version of the spell to channel anger, banish hate, and transform hardened hearts.

As before, the spell is two fires, and local water: Let one fire (red) channel the anger, fear, and hate, and the other (white) illuminate the truth, so that people are not so easily swayed by lies and doubt. Let both fires burn hot, to soften hardened hearts that Brighid may help them heal and learn. Let the waters connect the spell to the local land, to define the area of the water table, and to provide cooling healing to all.

One thing I realized as I was typing all this: Brighid is also allied with the Christians as a saint, and thus can reach many who might otherwise balk at the aid of a Pagan goddess.

If you are willing, I am still asking people to please share the original post, and/or this one – share the link, repost/reblog it, copy the text entirely, or even make your own version.

Again, the work is what matters.


About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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2 Responses to BRIGHID’S CALL: Reforge Hardened Hearts

  1. Jan Tjeerd says:

    Hello Ember.

    At our ADF grove retreat last weekend, we did the working as part of our ritual. I added a yellow candle for wisdom and intelligent minds to be present as well.

    The candles all burned down and the water left at the base of a beautiful Ponderosa pine.

    May the hatred and anger subside.

    Thank you for sharing this working.

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