Love and Rootz
Papa Rose and all of us here at LCS]]>
Here’s hoping all of you are enjoying the warmth and beauty of the fully sprung springtime! I wanted to discuss a question that’s come up a lot as of late; how does one use powders? Well; powders have always been a “secret weapon” in the arsenal of the rootworker. They are versatile and useful for so many things, depending on the condition and situation one is working with.
One way to use them is by applying them on yourself, just like any other beauty powder. If you are attracting something or someone to you; apply the powder to yourself from feet (don’t forget the soles) upwards; so as to “pull” your desired goal (love, good luck, money, protection, etc) to you. If you were doing an uncrossing or “cut and clear” work; you would apply from head to foot, so as to remove or send away negative messes. To expand on this theme; let’s say you have a “love interest” you want to bring your way. Take a small pic of the person and write their name and birth date on it. Burn it to ash and add this to the powder (mixing thoroughly) before applying. If you wanted to amp up your protection powder; tear psalm 91 out of a bible and write your name and birth date on it. Again; burn it to ash, add it to your powder and apply.
You can use powders in candle work as well. You can enhance a glass encased vigil (either for a Saint/Spirit or a desired goal) by lightly dusting the top of your candle with the powder of your choice in a clockwise manner. You can also roll a freestanding candle in the powder of your choice (towards you) to attract you desires or you can surround your candle in your chosen powder (depending on your goal; in the shape or a heart, a triangle, a circle or square but always in a clockwise manner) and light your way to success! Remember to carve you candles with your name, birth date and goal before working them. State your desire out loud and pray while burning your candle.
And yes; you can “drop” powders at doorsteps, on cars, in shoes, at places of business for so many different goals. There are so many different ways to use and work with powders that truly the only limitation is your inspiration! So, that said; please take a minute to look through our selection of powders available on the website and the descriptions found there. If you have any more questions, need some tips/troubleshooting or a full on consultation; schedule a session with me! I’ll be glad to help you on your way to a successful working! As always…..
Love and Rootz,
Well I’m finally caught up after my trip to California! While I was there I was working with some dear clients doing some cleansing, love and alignment work. All the while sharing good times and reconnecting.
The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful; all the more enjoyable as I also got to do some work in the gorgeous mountains and by the sea shore. The crisp mornings and brisk nights were invigorating and inspiring. I was also able to visit a shop I have been wanting to check out for some time.
I got to meet the “BossLady” of the shop (a fellow “native New Yorker”, sweet soul and all around great gal!), her partner (nicest guy ever!) and my beloved Pixie-Girl (miss you Didi!). They made me feel welcome and like long lost family! I had such a great time enjoying their company, I lost all track of time! LOL! I can’t wait to see them all again share space and have a kiki! I’m very blessed and thankful for ability to help my peeps and get to travel and meet some “extended family” across the country.
Despite all the work done there, I came home pumped, inspired and ready to brew up some supplies (4 thieves vinegar, grinding brick dust, preparing herbs for powders, washes and baths) and help out my patiently waiting clients (thank y’all). I was a lil’ backed up to say the least! LOL. All this said (and again many thanks to you all and my Peeps), now is a great time to book a reading and schedule your time before I’m all booked up! Can’t wait to hear from you soon! Love and Rootz, Papa Rose.]]>
I was talking to a colleague the other day, and she asked me what advice would I give in respect to “dressing” a room (or a house) for love. Well, we discussed it and in the back of my head I thought “this is too good not to share”. So, that said, lets get into it!
Firstly; I’d make sure that both you and your “love nest” were properly spiritually cleansed prior to any work. Then, prepare a luscious herbal love bath; have some red or pink candles going dressed with some love drawing oils, and have some incense going as well (like Rose, Patchouli or any scent that inspires love in your mind). Soak in the tub for at least 15 minuets praying and telling the Universe your desires (don’t be shy, be real). When you come out of your bath; save back about a cup of your bathwater and put it to the side.
Now it’s time to ‘prepare” yourself. Let yourself air-dry and anoint your body with love drawing oils, from feet (toe to heel), behind each knee, just above the “area” and at all pulse points, in an upwards or “drawing” manner. Once done, powder your body with a love drawing powder in the same upwards manner. Spritz a lil’ bit of your favorite perfume or cologne and get ready to go in either your best outfit (ladies pull out the “freakum” dress and guys pull out the “player” outfit) or some comfy, yet sexy, home attire. And yes, men can do this as well (guys need love too) and you can adjust the products for either a str8 or gay slant. Versatility and variety, after all, are the spices of life!
Now, lets get on to dressing your home! Remember that cup of your bathwater you saved to the side? You can use it as a sprinkle that you use in your chosen area/home (from front to back or in a clockwise manner to draw love to you) or you can add it to a love drawing floor wash (and mop the floors in the same direction as the sprinkle). This ties your essence (in the bathwater) to your desires and your area; making a powerful concentration of good juju! And keep in mind that old line “you so sexy I’d drink your bathwater”!
Burn some more incense in the area/the home and sprinkle some love drawing powder in the 4 corners of the room/throughout the house in the same manner as the wash and sprinkle a bit in the center of the room/each room (or blow it to the 4 directions, E-W-N-S and some above you). Blow some of your love drawing powder out the front door and call your lover to come to you (or a good love that you want to manifest).
Now, here is where I will share a lil’ trick with ya; we all buy scented candles from the wally-world or dollar store (the glass jar kind, with or without a lid) and we just light and enjoy the smell. Well, why not make them work for your desires as well as make the house smell good? All you gotta do is write your name and what you desire in the wax of the candle, take a little bit of your love oils and anoint the candle clockwise while praying your needs on it. Then voila!, instant undercover conjure! While dressing your nest/home; have some of these “undercover” candles burning (safely) and belt out some good lovin’ music; y’all know I pull out the Barry White (ladies, you better sing along with Chaka Khan’s “I’m every Woman” and mean it!).
Now the love mojo should be a-flowing good! This procedure can be done just before a love encounter (to set the mood), before going on the hunt, or just before doing love work (and it really boosts the power of the work). If your gonna “go out on the hunt”; don’t forget to wink out the candles, make sure the incense is off and take a love mojo with you! I hope this inspires you to work some good ‘ole conjure and get some love flowing to you! As always if you need any help or trouble shooting, don’t hesitate to get with me!
Love and Rootz,
“cuz the Rose knows, darlin’!”
Love and Rootz!
The veracity and reality of the subject isn’t important; from the point of view of the envious, we are “the golden child of all fortune”. They forget that appearances can be deceiving. Perspective is too much work and it’s not an issue to ponder, in the jealous mind. There are also times when we ourselves see someone that is happy/prosperous/ad infinitum and can unintentionally feel intense pangs of envy at their PERCEIVED happiness or good luck. This can also manifest as that “one-upmanship” attitude (sometimes unnoticed by the perp himself/herself) that can be projected by our “friends” or ourselves and comes from envy and insecurity. Again, it’s all about perspectives, but that’s a subject for another blog.
All in all, these negative emotions can manifest as harmful energy that can be leveled at you or by you! This is called “casting the evil eye” and is known around the world by many names (Malocchia, Mal de Ojo, the Kabbotz, ect). Be it unintentional or not, the evil eye can cause strain, stress, malaise and even physical harm! Many cultures have their own specific wards, protections and remedies against/for the evil eye, but all agree that the best course is prevention. Blue eye charms and beads, crystals, mirrors, the hamsa, “holey” stones, all are worn or displayed to repel the evil eye cast from others. There are also hand gestures that can ward it off. There are many cleansing rituals that are done to remove the eye and its influence as well.
In addition to all of these procedures and amulets, I think we also would be wise to keep these points in mind as well. Firstly, we need to keep a firm belief that there is enough good to go around. This cannot be stressed enough; for those who are envious, jealous or those who are just plain haters (willfully casting the evil eye) have a world view of limited good. They believe (sometime unbeknownst to themselves) that if someone else is lucky, there won’t be any luck left over for them. Deep inside, we all share a modicum of this belief. Secondly, we should all start cultivating what the Sefer Hasidim (a medieval text written by Judah the Pious) refers to as the “glance that sheds benevolence” or the eye of blessing. Look on others’ happiness and rejoice in your own, or be happy for them. Allow the scenario to be a point of inspiration to achieve. If you can, add to this eye of benevolence some kind words; a polite greeting, “have a nice day” or even “God Bless” (you don’t have to mention which God). Of course, to cultivate the “eye of blessing” we must constantly purge ourselves of negativity (remember that jealousy and envy, the trouble twins, should not be welcome in your house or heart) and look upon the world with kindness and openness. So if you’re wearing any charm to ward off the evil eye, are doing gestures or cleanings against or for it; let them carry this additional meaning for you.
On another note; if you see someone being victimized verbally or getting rude treatment, take immediate steps to help that person. Someone brutalized like this will invariably have been “looked over” by the evil eye from the aggressor, so it is imperative that this negative energy be transformed and dispelled quickly. Reassure the victim by saying something like “I’m sorry that person was so rude, I hope the rest of your day will be better”. This shows the victim that, though you “saw that”, you don’t judge the person and that it’s ok and wasn’t their fault. This is called “compassionate witnessing” (coined from author Kaethe Weingarten) and can help the victim, and bystanders, in ways you cannot imagine.
In this increasingly uncivil society, where “being PC” has replaced common sense, we need to strive to reclaim basic courtesy, decency and manners (yes, that was a little bit of “my own 2 cents” in there). Remember that our thoughts and actions are like seeds; they will take root, grow and give us fruits, for our good or ill. And the only ones that will have to deal with these in the end will be us.
If you believe that you’re having trouble caused by the Evil Eye or concentrated negative energy, contact us here at the L.C.S and allow us to help remove the negativity and restore balance to your life.
Love, Rootz and God bless y’all;
Surely the very first clue that you may have gotten hexed or jinxed would be that you are asking that very question. What lead you to think you might have gotten crossed? The answer to that question may very well be the answer you are looking for! But, let’s examine some of these things in greater detail.
An important thing to note is that a crossed condition can occur in many ways. The most obvious way is that someone skilled in laying roots, or spells, has intentionally hexed you. However you may also be the recipient of the evil eye. The evil eye is a funny thing because, much like the laying of roots or working of spells, it can be done quite purposely. But, it can also be the result of deep envy, jealousy, anger or hatred towards you from someone who has no idea that their intense feelings have created an energy that is now directly knocking your life out of balance.
So, what are some of the “signs” that can suggest whether or not you have been crossed or hexed? Well, what has been going on in your life? Have you had a sudden run of bad luck? Does this bad luck seem to be ‘out of the blue’ and otherwise unexplainable? Does everything seem to be spinning out of control? Are you having trouble sleeping and/or experiencing emotional disturbances such as depression or anxiety that are out of character for you or that you just can’t explain? Are you feeling an overwhelming sense of malaise or “doom and gloom”? All of these things on their own could very well just be life for you at the moment. However, when you start experiencing these things simultaneously or back to back to back, it may be time to consider that you have a crossed condition and seek out help from an experienced root worker.
A skilled root doctor might “prescribe” any number of remedies to help you clear your condition and improve your life. You may be instructed to go to your local grocery store to buy items with instructions on what to do with them once you have them, or you may need something more intensive depending on how severely you’ve been crossed. You will find that here at Louisiana Curio Shoppe we have several different items crafted specifically to aid you in clearing up a crossed condition. You can purchase these and give them a try or if you want to get a more individualized remedy on how to work through your problems, you can schedule a reading and ‘attack’ the problem head on with personalized remedies.]]>
Louisiana Curio Shoppe’s web-mistress here. I just realized that while I was working on certain aspects of the site, I had inadvertently disabled open user registration for the site. It is now back up and running and myself, Papa Rose and Jeff encourage everyone to sign on up for an account. Stay up to date on all that happens with LCS, get the latest and greatest insights and information directly from the source and join in the conversation!
Ache’ and Light Ya’ll!]]>