Top 10 favourite beliefs, spiritual stuff and traditions!
Top 10 traditions I have
Decorating the Christmas tree on December 1st (as in UK we don’t have Thanksgiving)
Cinnamon French toast & plum compote for breakfast on Christmas morning
Decorating the house for Easter & having an Easter tree
Because I am multi-faith I do acknowledge small aspects of the Jewish Sabbath, not much but there are things I do on Friday nights if nothing gets in my way! Paul doesn’t like a lot of it he is completely faithless; Henry likes it, but if Paul doesn’t like it we don’t do it. I like to light a candle and acknowledge the sabbath in prayer, but that’s all I can do here and usually in the bedroom not at the dining table where its supposed to be! Two years ago Henry and I was seriously thinking about going back to the old family faith entirely, but we didn’t have the support from his dad. My friend Lizzy who is quite Frum in the Jewish community was thrilled and supportive. In fact its because of this, that Henry and Paul’s relationship has suffered, because Henry really wanted to go to the synagogue and learn more and he is upset he won’t be getting a bar mitzvah in May 2023 when he will be 13! -I know it sounds counter to the belief, but visions and spiritual guidance has improved a lot since deciding about exploring my Jewish ancestry.
On New Year’s Eve, you should clean the house as much as possible, open all the windows and doors as close to Midnight as possible and sweep the old year out of every door you can and sweep in the new year – if you are partying that night, don’t worry, do it first thing in the morning!
Dressing up on Halloween and giving candy to Trick or Treaters – or if I am lucky and able to go to or have a special Halloween party!
A special family meal on all Equinoxes and Solstices!
Sprinkling magic dust for the reindeer on Christmas Eve with Henry on the path of the house and putting up the magic key for Santa to get indoors and hanging it on the wreath of the door!
Putting a silver coin in the Christmas pudding for extra luck for the lucky person who finds it Christmas day!
Prayers to the full moon about what you need in the coming month with a silver coin in hand flip it 3 times and spin 3 times.
Top 10 superstitions I have
As a woman I shouldn’t pick up a dropped or crossed knife (it’s an old Romany belief)
Shouldn’t cut a person’s hair if they are sick and when you cut your hair it should be buried or burned!
You must always leave a food or drink offering to house spirits before you go to bed, in a specific place in the kitchen for them!
My grandma always told me to stick a knife or a piece of sharp wood under the cradle of all babies to protect them from Lilith – not sure if this is a Jewish belief or not, but it’s in my family! Henry still has his sharp wood under his bed, I don’t let go! Lol
If you are having a period of bad luck in your life, bathe in sea salt water in the bath, get out the bath, dry yourself off and before you do anything get your clear quartz crystal and circle yourself, do this for 3 days.
Black cats and the number 13 ARE VERY LUCKY POSITIVE symbols to me and my family, not the normal beliefs others have!
I can’t identify yellow chrysanthemums but when I find out that someone has bought them into the house and told me what they were, I get upset because in family tradition, those flowers denote death and mourning and if nobody has died, they’ve no right to be inside your house!
A robin visiting the window or coming too near me in the garden means that my ancestors need me to talk to them and so I should go and meditate at my earliest convenience.
Don’t talk ill of the dead.
Don’t go out of your way to contact the dead, it’s disrespectful you can talk to them if you like – but don’t actively disturb them! I am clairvoyant, but I don’t force communication!
Top 10 spiritual things I do or believe
I believe in the God of the Old Testament and no presumed messiah, yet; but I also ask for advice from angels, spirit guides and animal guides or my higher self that looks like prayer but isn’t – totally different ball game!
Though I consider myself mostly a believer in the Old Testament, I do believe in some aspects of revelations in the New Testament, primarily because of my upbringing – but also because of unexplained visions and dreams which have come true over the years and I continue to get these visions at times and I am too shy to talk in depths about them!
My family believe they are descendants from all sorts of things – Vietnamese ancestors believe they’re dragon shapeshifters – my Irish ancestors believe we’re descended from the tuatha de danann, fairies and Celtic Gods, part of my Greek ancestry believe we are descended from Dionysus, the Romans believed they were Sons of Mars and my grandma said we’re related as distant cousins to the families Vakarelski (I have found this to be true on Genesreunited) who were accused of vampirism and are also cousins to Vlad Tepes the III! As well as many Salem Witches and Aleister Crowley – phew, so I definitely believe I have magical blood. Especially as my grandma told me that I have green eyes which instantly strengthens all magical powers tenfold! Along with this whenever I get angry, power cuts occur or electrical appliances die! Paul never believed me until he witnessed my first fury living with him!
I believe in the healing energy of the earth – I like to walk barefoot in the garden to soak up the energy, when I don’t do this for a while I get sick.
I believe in crystal healing magic.
I believe animals can and do communicate with people, only most people are not attuned to hear them or bother understanding them and their ways!
I believe you need to be careful at whatever you say, you can’t be flippant in your words as what you say has a way in actually manifesting – so choosing your words carefully is vitally important. Because the more energy you put into your words, especially if it’s a heightened energy like anger, because it will work faster and hit you on the nose later on! Consistency in thought word and deed is essential!
I believe dreamtime is every bit as real as the awakened world and that you can shift realities after a while of practising and trusting things.
I believe in the balance, to be totally for dark and totally for the light is bad – you need both or everything will be destroyed!
I believe everything is interconnected to everything else, you can’t exist as a lone entity and so what you do and say is important, not just for yourself, but others. You need to be mindful in your life, not do things constantly for selfish reasons as what you do and say can affect many people around you – it’s like a butterfly effect.
Top 10 faiths I have enjoyed learning about and practised in the past and present, present is indicated with *
The Kabbalah (a Jewish mysticism) *
Native American shamanism *
Romany witchcraft *
Buddhism philosophy, though not lifestyle yet
I will confess I learned a lot in the dark side of the occult in my youth and it made me research harder than anything and bought me back to basics and learning a lot more than I would had I of just stayed influenced by the J-witness movement my mum got me involved in! Long and arduous path, but it made everything I was taught by religion more sense! Basically the darkness taught me how to see the rainbow and appreciate the light and balance! Ultimately, it taught me that there is nothing to fear spiritually, all things I must fear are within humanity and other people, not spirits.
Mormonism – they accept people like me who are seers and clairvoyants.
3 responses to “Top 10 beliefs & superstitions”
As an Italian who’s grandparents came to the USA from Italy, I am well aware of all the superstitions they brought with them. They were also Roman Catholic and that religion has some superstitious beliefs as well, having been founded on much paganism since Rome itself was rife with pagan cults/beliefs at that time.
Yes, the Romans for example believed in house spirits that needed drinks or food by the hearth in a kitchen, they blessed the house & form miracles etc. It kind of stuck with the farming community, I think. Because the aristocratic side didn’t really know about that sort of thing, but the farmers in the family did.
Also I realised I got the wrong ancestor name up there, it wasn’t Yaraslavna it was Vakarelski, I know it’s not an Italian name lol. But
I must have had a brain fart or something, wrong family line nevermind. lol. I get awkward when I’ve got something wrong! Going to make an edit there.