Love’s Enchantment Dream Pillow Crochet Pattern

Love’s Dream Enchantment Pillow

Approximately 11 inches

CPR Karen Glasgow Follett 2011

 

                        

  Dream magic is the magic of the infinite soul.. All obstacles (untoward patterns, limiting judgments, lack of confidence, ete.) imposed by the ego are transcended.  The consciousness of the dream state is that of the Higher Self.  In this realm the Higher Self (or infinite Soul) conducts the universal abundance and conveys the universal wisdom in response to the intent of our magical desires.

Magic is of the realm that knows no limitations of time or space.  Magic is used when magic is needed.   But it is universally recognized that there are events that occur when nature “paves the way” for the energies of magical work.  Since this creation is primarily one of attraction, many people may wish to begin during the waxing phases of the moon and complete with the full moon.

To create this magically enhanced pillow, you will need;

1 skein 4 ply ww yarn in a main color

1 skein 4 ply ww yarn in a complimentary color. “A”

1 skein 4 ply ww yarn in a complimentary color “B”

Small amount ¼ inch ribbon.

The colors selected for the pictured pillow are those most often associated with love.

Red – attraction, passion, intensity, love

Pink – Romance, gentleness, love

White – purity, flow of energy

Size “G” crochet hook

Large eye needle (ie tapestry needle) to weave in ends and to sew on “core” pocket.

Fiber fill stuffing

Mix herbs (such as rose petals, or lavender) or essential oils ( such as rose, sandalwood, or jasmine) that are associated with love attraction with the fiber fill.  Focus on the intent of your spell as you mix to “infuse” the fiber fill with the energy of your desires.

Centered on both sides of the pillow are “core pockets”  These pockets will contain symbols of the “core of your radiating energy” and the “core of the energy that you desire to be drawn to you.”  These symbols can be a written list of attributes, or runes, or gemstones (such as garnet or rose quartz, clear quartz, etc)  You can either decide on these symbols prior to beginning your pillow, or, you may get an even stronger sense of these symbols while you work on the creation of the pillow.  *These pockets can be worked as shown on the graph (as a square) or as a heart as shown the pictures*

The art of crochet works perfectly in tandem with the art of magical creation.  Projecting the energy of your focused intent infuses your creation with the magic of your desires.  As you work the repetitive stitches of crochet (or any needlework) your brain shifts into an alpha state of function.  The energy waves generated during this mind state are synchronized with the energy of the earth.   This harmony carries the energies of manifestation to this plane of existence.

The crochet stitches that you will use for this pillow are a slip stitch (slp st)  single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) chain (ch). Treble (Tc), Treble crochet cluster (Tc CL).  You will also be working from a graph that will indicate the change of color necessary to create the images in the crochet fabric.

To work a treble crochet cluster; Y.O twice,* insert hook into designated stitch, YO, pull back through, Work off 2 loops, YO, work off 2 loops*,  Do not complete last step, but YO twice and repeat from * to * then YO and work off remaining loops.  This completes the stitch.

The charts included with this pattern begin at the lower right.  The first row of single crochets is row 1.  This row and all subsequent odd numbered rows are worked from the right to the left and are considered to be the front or “right” side of the work.  The even numbered rows are worked from left to right and are considered to be the inside or “back” side of the work.  The marked squares indicate the changes of color from main color to the complimentary color.

To change color in crochet; work the stitch just prior to the color change to the last step (in this pattern, there will be 2 loops on the hook)  Yarn over in the new color and complete the stitch.   In this pattern you can complete the heart color changes by holding the unused color yarn to the back side of the piece and working your single crochets over this unused yarn until it is needed again.  Instead of carrying the unused color of yarn from heart to heart, you may want to drop the complimentary color after the completion of one heart.  You can make a separate ball of complimentary color yarn to create the next heart color changes.   Using the tapestry needle, weave in the ends (or tails) on the back side of the fabric.

We are the centers of our universe.  Our thoughts, beliefs and expectations create the people, the events and the situations in our lives.  Since we are at the core of all that we attract; begin your pillow with the first chart of “radiating out.”   (if it makes more sense to you to change the pattern charts, please feel free to do so.  This is your magic and your intent supersedes any instruction that I have written)

If you know that you have patterns of thought and behavior that have historically attracted those who are not in your best interest; you may want to resolve these patterns prior to beginning this work.  Or you may want to meditate in communication with your Higher Self to focus on the true, beautiful, authentic “you” who deserves to attract nothing less than the best.

Begin the chart with a chain of 46.  Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across for 45 single crochets.  As you work the radiating chart, visualize the wonderful you that you are radiating out.  The energy body that knows that you deserve to thrive in love with yourself and then to thrive in love with another person.  Focus on the attributes that are you or focus on the Higher Self flow of radiant energy.   At the end of row 45, cut and secure the yarn.

Maintaining the Higher Self radiant focus, begin the core pocket (or optional heart).  Chain 16.  Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across for 15 single crochets.  Complete the pocket as per the chart .  Using yarn and the tapestry needle, sewing the pocket to the center of the pillow side.  Insert your symbol of your “core.”

Before you begin the “attraction in” chart, please pay heed to the “high probabilities” that are associated with magical attraction.   One probability is that you will receive what you request.  Keep this in mind.  Allow your Higher Self to know and to draw toward you the energy for your greater good.  (not the gorgeous blonde with the six pack abs and great glutes  that you met last week)  A second probability is that – in order to receive – you must be willing to receive.  Pay close attention to any of those “self limiting” voices or feelings that may emerge while you work.  Please work with these feeling prior to attraction as their “energy of expectation” could be a magnetic pull.  A third probability is that any sustained energy for any thoughts will draw their thought creations toward you.  So if you focus on “what you don’t want;” you will draw exactly “what you don’t want.”

Begin the “attraction in” chart with a chain of 46.  Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and  single crochet in each chain across for a total of 45 single crochets.

Visualize the Higher Self energy magnetizing the energy attraction for your greater good.  The attributes that will nourish and nurture you.  Work the piece as per the chart.  At the end of row 45, cut and secure the yarn.

Complete the core attraction in pocket as per the chart while maintaining the focus of the Higher Self.  Sew the pocket to the center of the attraction fabric.  Insert the symbol of the attraction energy.

OR to work the heart;

Ch 2,

1)      Work a sc in the 2nd chain from the hook

2)      Ch 1, Work 3 sc in the sc, (3)

3)      Ch 1 Work a sc in each sc across (3)

4)      Ch 1, Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in 2nd sc, and 2 sc in last sc, (5)

5)      Repeat row 4  (7)

6)      Repeat row 4 (9)

7)      Ch 1, sc in each sc across (9)

8)      Ch 1, sc in each sc across (9)

9)      Do not work sc, Slp st in to first stitch, * Skip next stitch, Work 5 dc in the next stitch, Skip next stitch, slp st in next stitch*. Rpt from * to *.  Do not fasten off

Work edge; Ch 1 sc in same slp st on row 9, Evenly space 7 sc along side to tip of heart; Ch 1, sc in tip, Ch 1, Evenly space 7 sc along side to row 9; Work sc in each dc, Slp st in the base of the slp st. Work sc in remaining 5 dc, slp stitch to beg sc.

Cut and fasten off yarn

Attach Red (or other cc) to back loop of heart edge, Ch 1, sc, in same stitch as joining.  Ch 1, sc in the back loop of each stitch around.  Ch 1, join to beg sc.

Attach to pillow from row 9, along tip to row 9 on the other side.

Attach ribbon as desired.

Blend fiber fill maintaining your focused intent.

Hold the” radiating out” and the “attraction in” sides together with right sides facing out.

You will attach these side together by working sc in to the back loops of each stitch)  The back loops are the loops of the stitch that are the furthest away from the right side of the crocheted piece. In this instance the back loops are the loops that are sandwiched together.

Working in the back loops through both pieces; Join complimentary color with a slp st through the back loops  at any corner. Ch 1, work 2 sc in the corner. * Work a sc in the back loops of each stitch across to corner, work 3 sc in corner.*  rpt from * to  * twice.  Insert fiber fill as needed as you work up the last side. Work sc in each sc along side to beg corner, work sc in the beg corner, join to beg sc with slp st.  Do not cut for fasten off yarn.

In same space; Ch 4, tbc. Ch 1, Tc CL, in same corner space. * Ch 1, Tc CL in each stitch across to corner.  Ch 1, Tc CL, ch 1, Tc CL in corner. * Rpt from * to * twice.  Ch 1, work tbc cl in each stitch to beg corner, ch 1, join to begin cluster.  Cut and fasten off yarn.

Join CC “B” in to the unused loops of beginning edge sc, Work sc ch 1, in each unused loop around.  Join to beg sc with slp st.  Cut and fasten off yarn.

To complete the spell gather your pillow and a pen and paper to your bedside.  As you relax and meditate to your Higher Self, state these or similar words;

“Through slumber’s waves of starry night –

Together our souls call

Together our energies draw

To Love’s attraction of full moon’s light.”

Visualize the magnetic swirl of energy from your etheric body; the Higher Self energy of love’s attraction.  Focus on your feelings of welcomed and nourishing love.  Focus on these feelings and this love being yours in the here and now.  Allow yourself to drift off to sleep, affirming that your Higher Self will bring you the desires of your greater good.

Before arising in the morning, journal any dreams, perceptions or feelings that emerge with your initial awakening.  Thank the universe and affirm that love is attracted to you.

Know that you have expressed your intent to the all knowing and all loving universe.  The universe will answer your intent with the messages and the events that will lead you to a place of unconditional love and nourishment.

**Please note that, as with all spell work; the magic is within the practitioner; not within the spell itself.  Your results may vary**

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Cpr Karen Glasgow – Follett  2007 updated 2011.

*** Note – This graph has been quite stubborn with uploading.  If you are having trouble seeing the graph (which the entire pattern is based) please feel free to email me at underthemoon3@aol.com.  Place Love’s Enchantment (or some such) in the subject line and I will be happy to email you a PDF of the pattern.  THIS OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/12

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Psychic and Client communication – Being on the same Page

Like most people, I have been psychically “aware” pretty much since day 1.  While all too many people get this awareness socialized into dormancy, for whatever reason, my awareness  refused to go dormant.  This refusal could be a part of my soul’s understanding that this attribute comprised one of my reasons for me being her at this time … or it could be just my contrary attitude of “just cuz you say to do it doesn’t mean I’m gonna do it.”  I do prefer to think that it’s the first reason, however, all delusions aside, I’m pretty sure that there is more weight on the second rationale.

 I have been a professional psychic medium (meaning getting paid for my services) since my college days.  I now earn a most of my income in the wonderful, and frequently misunderstood, profession.  Most of my income currently is derived from consultations with individual clients.  These consultations typically last anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour (or so…) But I also do abbreviated readings (of about 15 to 20 minutes) in a local metaphysical shop and at psychic fair events in theMidwest.

 Like everything on the planet, there is a cycle of growth and a cycle of reduction.  In the span of my life and career, I have seen many of these cycles in relation to the psychic perception.  Our current cycle is one of definite growth in both psychic perception (having a psychic interpret the whats, whose, wheres and whens for you) and in psychic development (learning to develop your own sense of psychic whats, whose, wheres and whens).  

 If there is one “constant” in the psychic perception, it is the “constant” that there are no “constants.”  Each psychic perception and interpretation is as individual and as unique as each person perceiving and interpreting.  Professionally, the individualized nature of perception and interpretation is an extremely important point to consider as all information that we give and receive is filtered through that unique nature of belief and expectation.  . 

 Like, most professional psychics, I can recount many times when clients come to readings with a set of expectations and beliefs that are definitely not on the same page as my expectations and beliefs.  Here are two very profound instances that I have experienced in my career;

 Several years ago a woman came to me regarding the death of her son.  Her beliefs and expectations of a “Medium” centered around Hollywood’s depiction of how Mediums “do their thing.” 

As the reading progressed, I connected with her son.  The information flowed and was very precise and prolific.  The woman verified that the information was accurate and (what she couldn’t at that time know was accurate) made sense. 

Regardless of this, it was easy to see that the woman had the perception that she was not getting what she came for.  I asked what she was feeling and she said, “well, this is all well and good, but I don’t understand where you are getting the information.”

I told her that the information was being provided by her son.  Her response was, “well your voice didn’t change; your facial expressions and mannerisms weren’t his … you didn’t do any of the things that the Medium did in the movie ‘Ghost.’” 

And she’s right… I didn’t (and I don’t).  The character in the movie was an example of a physical medium.  The physical medium will often allow their physical energy to play host to the energy from the otherside.  I don’t do that.  I am a mental medium.  I tend to have mental (or inner) perceptions and conversations with those from the otherside that I translate for the client. (and I explained this to the client)

In this situation, and no matter the accuracy,  not being on the same page of beliefs and expectations invalidated the entire reading for this woman. (On a side note, she did return to me later in the year to tell me that the information that wasn’t verifiable at the time of the reading was later proven to be accurate.  BUT … as she left, she said, “I still don’t know where you got your information …” )

 On the heels of that initial reading, I did a  general reading with another woman who (to put it gently) had a very “glass half empty” view of her world.  And yes, she had a job where she worked very hard and was paid very little.  Her small, rodent infested, apartment was in a very high crime area of the city. She stated that she wanted change.

As the reading progressed, the information came through that was showing the energy of very good things to come.  She had the opportunity for a new job that would yield a significantly higher salary and a significant decrease in workload.  This increase in salary would allow her to move from her current residence into one where she was safe and happy. 

As the reading ended, she looked at me as if I had just shot her dog.  I asked her what was going on and she stated, “Well this wasn’t very good … you just told me that I was going to lose my job and get evicted from my home.” 

While there were absolutely NO words that were stated to indicate either one of those “I’ve lost” scenarios; it became very clear that what was said was filtered through her “glass half empty” worldview, and translated in to the very different message that she heard.  

 These two reading were the inspiration for my writing “Getting the most of your reading – making sure we are on the same page” guideline.  NOW I WILL STATE that this information pertains to my viewpoints and beliefs.  Since there is no “constant” in the world of psychic perception and interpretation, your mileage with this will probably vary. 

The purpose of this guideline was to open the avenues of communication. My clients know “what page I am reading.” They can then let me know “the page that they are reading.”  This allows us find a common page where both of us understand the same language and can follow the same story.

 The purpose of me including this guideline is;

1)      for any of my potential clients who want to know “what page I am on.”

2)      To maybe help any client, who is seeking any psychic, to look at and open their own form of “what page” of communication when deciding on a psychic  and …

3)      To helpfully cut down on any perceptions of getting / or giving “bad readings.” Since most “bad readings” are actually good readings that have been miscommunicated or misunderstood. 

 A special note that these guidelines were initially created for the abbreviated readings.  But a vast amount of the information can be translated in to the lengthier readings. 

 

Getting the most of your reading – making sure we are on the same page

 

These are short readings. The time will go quite quickly.  It may be helpful for you to have some questions or areas of interest in mind when coming to the reading. The “tell me all about my life in 20 minutes or less” approach is selling yourself short. I think that the events and paths of your life would extend way beyond the short readings.

 Many times we place very left brain labels and parameters on concepts that are very abstract and “individually flowing”.  It’s hard, but try to leave the labels behind and listen to what is being said without any predetermined labeling (I’ve had people assume that what we do is the same as what is seen on TV and in the movies; or that the information from one author is carved in stone for all perceptions and perceivers)

 Release any predetermined expectations over the information that constitutes a legitimate psychic experience.  Example; some people will decide that the person “coming through” needs to deliver a specific piece of information in order for the entire reading to be valid.  So while grandma may not mention “Lucky” the dog, she may be giving you other fabulous clarifying (clarifying as to who she is) information and other incredible life fulfillment information.  It is a shame that you miss THAT information because your entire focus was on “Lucky” the dog

 Relax and be open. I view these readings as “my Higher Self (angels, Guides etc) talking to your Higher Self” (angels, Guides, etc) This type of communication ensures I am not going to see anything that does not promote your greater good. I will not see anything that you are choosing to keep private (we are entitled to our privacy) I am not invading your “energy” at all – your space is protected.

 It’s ok to talk.  I will let you know when I need for you to be quiet so you don’t accidentally “lead me.”  Some people come to a reading with the idea that “I won’t tell her anything – I want to see if she can pick it up.”  Of course you are welcome to do that. But at times, that is about as time and cost effective as taking your car to a mechanic and not telling them what is going on. In my opinion, this is not a very bright move if you really want your car fixed.

 I don’t play “stump the psychic” or let’s “test” the psychic. These game playing tactics can lend a deceptive energy to the reading and can affect the quality of your reading.  Since you are spending your money, I trust that you won’t play those games either.

 Often times the perceptions come in as symbols.  These symbols may not make sense to me, so I will tell you what I perceive.  Trust your first heart felt flow of response in what these symbols mean to you.

 Your perception of reality is what is important.  Do not buy or sell the farm based on anything any psychic tells you.  We can tell you, “this might shift the energy flow” but we do not give advice.

 If information doesn’t make sense to you right now – honor what you know to be your reality. But keep the information close by.  What doesn’t make sense now may make sense 4 weeks from now.

 If information doesn’t make sense but you get a visceral response when you hear the message – again honor your perception of reality.  But that visceral feeling is telling you that (at least) part of that message needs to be examined.

 Future and time elements don’t mean “squat” Each thought that we have, each decision that we make, each action (or inaction) can change future and time.  The most that I can tell you is “here the energy source … here is how the energy is projecting forward … here are some possible outcomes based on this energy projection.”  Note that you can most always change that energy source and projection and therefore change any outcome.

You don’t want “pie in the sky” nonsense. I will tell you what I perceive.

 I can’t sell a cat to a dog person.  I can’t “prove” anything to anyone who chooses not to accept proof.  My job is to tell you what I psychically perceive. It is NOT my job to prove that psychic energy exists. 

 “NoBots.”  A “NoBot” is a person who will disagree with a statement that a psychic makes – and then will validate the content of the psychic’s statement by rewording what the psychic initially stated.  (Example; Psychic states, “The sun is shining.” –  The NoBot states, “No … But the sun is bright.”)  This typically denotes an outlook that is infused with “prove it to me” or “control” energy.

“YeahBots”  A “YeahBot” will degrade any idea or concept that is given to remedy a situation or change a flow of energy.  (Example; The Psychic States, “Taking a class may get you the promotion that you want” … or …. “here is a bag of gold.”  – The YeahBot replies, “Yeah …. But I can’t take a class … its just too <choose one or several > expensive, time consuming, far to drive, not at the right time, etc” … or … “that bag of gold is too heavy to carry.”)  A YeahBot typically is so used to a situation or a flow of energy (be it the energy of events or actions) that the idea of change is as alien (and as hard to accept)  as stepping on to the planet Mars.  In my readings, I point this out to the client if this is happening during a reading.

 Everything that we “sense” is filtered through our “belief system world view” filters.  Feel free to ask questions, to restate what you hear; as you want to make sure that what is being said is what is being heard and understood.

 Know that those who love you (and those you love) on this side continue to love you and be “around” you (in a supportive and loving way … not in a voyeur or stalker way)  from the “other side.”  I am NOT the boss when it comes to who communicates and when.  I am just their interpreter.  You may be looking for “Mom” but it may be Grandma who has the most powerful information for you at that time. 

 Even loved ones who you never knew on this side are supportive of you from the “other side” and may chime in with insight.

 While I do believe that when we “cross over,” we do gain a much clearer perception, I also believe that we maintain “who we are” to a certain degree.  So consider the source of the information.  IE If my grandmother came through, she would tell you that I’m the best psychic in the world.  Of course I’m not … but my grandmother would think that I am.

 I also believe in the idea that “we do the best job that we can with the tools that we have.  When we get better tools we do a better job.”  With that in mind, there may be loved ones who (ahem) struggled in this life, but may show much higher level of understanding and compassion and life skill from the other side.

 Above all, enjoy your psychic experience.  Just as we all have physical senses; we are also wired for (and have) psychic senses.  We may not label our perceptions as being psychic in nature, but many thoughts, inspirations and “ah – ha” moments have their roots in that perception of the more subtle psychic energies.

 Karen Glasgow – Follett

January 2012