When You Miss Someone – A Blessing Rita

If you miss someone or want to send them lovingkindness and blessings, this Beja Rita is a good place to start.

This simple Beja Rita (Blessing Rita) is perfect if you miss someone, and can’t tell them. Perhaps you know someone, miss someone or love someone who is experiencing hard times.

Light a candle and some incense. Declare out loud that the smoke from the incense carries your intentions into the universe and extends to all beings until it reaches the person you are dedicating the Beja Rita to.

Declare that this Beja Rita is to send loving-kindness and blessings to your intended.

Focus on the flame of the candle, slowly and deeply breathing in and out until you are relaxed.

Then, close your eyes and visualize your intended. Visualize them in any setting you wish, what is important is that you visualize your intended experiencing loving-kindness, being well, happy and peaceful. Visualize them in pure peace and happiness, free of worry and free of trouble. See the smile on their face as they exist in this perfect condition and perfect state of body, mind and spirit.

Tell the universe about your intended, describe them to the universe, to sayari, kojma or anyone else that you wish. Or you could talk directly to the intended. This is great if you have a picture of them.

Talk about fun things you have done together, positive and happy memories of them. Talk about how you miss them and how much you love them.

Then say the following prayer:

As great as the distance between us
As great as the obstacles you face,
that great and multiplied by one thousand is the love that I give to you.

Your Great Mother Sayari loves you,
your family loves you,
I love you.

When the sun rises on your day so does your peace,
when the sun rises on your day so does your love.

As the sun sets and the light fades so does your troubles,
as the sun sets and the light fades so does your suffering.

And each day you wake is a new chance at life,
you are blessed
you are loved
I send you my blessings and my love…

You have success at what you do
You have no fear you have only comfort
You do not worry for you know that the sun always sets and rises

As great as the distance between us
As great as the obstacles you face,
that great and multiplied by one thousand are the blessing that I give to you.

Rita To Protect From Wickedness : A Sepina

A Sepina Rita For Warding Off Wickedness

There is no hiding the fact that their is wickedness in the world. It wouldn’t even be possible. Maybe, you could choose the path of ignorance and ignore the evidence, but that isn’t the Klana Way. No, the Klana Way is to recognize the wickedness in the world and to stay very, very far away from it.

Sometimes, though, that wickedness finds you. Sometimes in comes into your life and grabs hold with harmful talons that can poison your family’s chpiratnya and leave you all completely out of tune.

So here is a Rita to protect each member of your family from wickedness.

What is a Sepina?

Think of it as kind of like a novena, a prayer said for 9 days in a row. A sepina is said for 7 days, a whole week, in the morning and the night. This goes on for as many weeks as it takes.

A sepina uses the phases of moon as a guidance for the rita.

Essentially, during the Krechkluna (when the moon on its journey from New Moon to Full Moon) you focus your Sepina Rita on gaining positives, whether they be gaining positive events or states of mind or just positive tuning.

For example, say your Sepina Rita is being dedicated to help you overcome your habit of resorting to insults when you are angry or offended, during the Krechkluna you would focus on gaining something that would help with that endevour. Such as patience, compassion or forgiveness.

Make a list of all of the things you want to gain during this phase of the Sepina Rita, and during your rita every morning and every night light a candle dedicated each item on your list and say a prayer, asking Lu Cia, Kojma, Sayari, Karichna and Sapyana for help with each one.

Basic Sepina Rita To Ward Off Wickedness Steps

These steps are performed every day for seven days in the morning and then again at night before bed.

Step #1

At the families shrine, sit, kneel or stand. Whichever is the way you do things. Breath in and out slowly and deeply to induce a relaxed state. With each inhale, visualize that the outcomes you seek have materialized as energy which you are now breathing in. Breathe in your goal, achieve it and make it one with you.

When you breath out, feel the weight that achieving your goals has lifted off of you.

If the moon is growing (best to start this on a new moon) then light a candle for each wickedness you intend to ward off. When you light each candle, say something similar:

Klana: Vwa lum e mwa lum, kai es formagi l’chlekt. j’voci t’mwa panyas pwa ayida. Lu cia, lum ebli t’i car vu. Ayidi ej se vu van. Kojma, na lasi l’chlektajas akiranti t’ej merchlektmagi vu, ayidi ej se vu van. Sayari, wa panya, vu e mwa ham kai  brahajdonichta.  Ayidi ej se vu van. karichna, wa panya, ayida ej. Vwa kinta-klana e chlektmaganti pwa ej. Sapyana, ebli vwa chlektajas t’forici sa vu ebli t’i patse kai falice. mwa panyas, ayidi ej, car [spag’ konoserne l’ajas da vu brahi t’avi t’magi l’chlektajas forici].

English: Your light is my light, and it repels the wickedness. I call to my panyas for assistance. Lu Cia, light is able to exist because of you. Help me, if you will. Kojma, do not let the wickedness happening to me to continue infecting you with its wickedness, help me if you will. Sayari, our mother, you are my home and my caregiver. Help me if you will. Karichna, our mother, help me. Your daughter-family is causing wickedness for me. Sapyana, may your wickedness end so you may be peaceful and happy. My mothers, help me, because [talk about the things you need to make the wickedness go away]

Remember in the Krechkluma you should focus on gaining something positive that will help in being released from the wickedness.

If it is during the Dorficluma (the shrinking of the moon, from Full Moon to New Moon again) focus on releasing the wickedness.

Light a candle for each wickedness or aspect of the wickedness’ effect on your life that you want to be rid of. Then, on paper right down that wickedness, draw it or in any other way that is meaningful to you represent that wickedness as best you can on a peice of paper. Light the paper with the candle and let it burn in your bowl of soil. As it burns, visualize your trouble going up in smoke, being converted from its current, wicked form, into a new, more pure form.

Say something similar to:

Klana: L’chlektajas da chlektmagi t’ej ici flamit, chanjanti. Na mere chwe es avi chlekte chpiratnya kai chlektdoni t’ej. l’chlekt e flamit, kai chwe magi guca pwa Sayari kai pwa che kintas Vejna kai Karichna.

English: The wickedness that has been effecting me has been burned. It has changed. No longer will its source be negatively tuned and causing wickedness. The wickedness is burnt, and will benefit Sayari and her childen, Vejna and Karichna.

Now take some time in meditation to visualize your life and your family’s life free of this wickedness. As the panyas and the helpers to help you to always keep yourself positively tuned and to make decisions, thoughts, speech and actions that will benefit the goal of warding off the wickedness and attracting positive energy, peacefulness and love.

Step #2

Proceed with your morning or night time Da’was as you always do them.

When Life Takes Away From You – A Diary Entry

A Diary Entry From Klana Ruje.

Life is a container of events. Basically, life is a chest. It can hold anything that it can fit inside of it. These events can be events that you find favorable or unfavorable.

Meeting the woman who would later become my wife. This is an event the chest that is my life contains. I am thankful and made very happy by that.

The birth of our daughter, so completely awesome of an event.

Somebody we don’t know stealing a radio from someone we knew. Hmmm. You may think, this one probably doesn’t make you very happy. Maybe makes you a little sad.

Nope. This one terrorizes me. This one frightens me. Why? For one, because it took our little families life and completely turn it upside down, inside out and tore it to pieces.

For two, it taught me something. It taught me something real. It taught me something terrifying.

Bending a blade of grass is not without its consequences.

Someone we had not really known for a long time had been hanging out with us near our favorite hiking trail. He had been drinking, which normally makes me nervous but he was nice. A fellow musician.

However, while we were walking around on the trail a bit, someone had taken his radio from where he had left it.  The blade of grass had been bent. My family would be the ones to suffer the consequences.

We are a peaceful, non violent people. That goes without saying, it is our way and we take our way very seriously. May all beings be well, happy and peaceful. May we always think, speak and act purely and beautifully.

When our acquaintance’s radio came up missing, he became violent and very angry. He became convinced that we took his radio, despite being with him the entire time. He wanted to fight, and I tried with everything that I had to calm him and help him find his center.

All I remember after that was that I would regain consciousness again just in time to see his fist coming back down upon my head. I have no clue how many times that happened. I was knocked out on the ground being beaten repeatedly in the head by this man. My wife was holding our daughter just a few feet away, and they were both scared.

When my wife couldn’t get him off of me, couldn’t get him to stop beating my head in, she stabbed him in the shoulder. I came to again to see him walking away, back up the trail.

We have no clue who took the radio, but now my wife is being charged with a crime, even though she saved my life, and possibly hers and our daughters, too.

Here’s the thing. I know this much at least. When our new friend woke up that morning and we made the plans to get together that day, those events that would end up happening were not on his mind. They weren’t even a possibility. He was drunk, and drunk people are not known for their clear minds and rational thinking.

I also know that the kid who stole his radio never thought about the fact that his actions would cause what happened to occur. We were both put in jail, and the released. Charges were filed against my wife, our daughter had been taken by CPS while we were in jail. We’ve been trying to get her back and that has not been easy.

To top it all off, despite trying hard to do everything right, it hasn’t worked. Despite checking 3 times to ensure that the courts had the proper mailing address, an important paper was mailed to the wrong address. We had to go to the courthouse to get it. Yet, every time we did, it was nowhere to be found. We had been told that failure to get that paper would result in a warrant being released on my wife. We went up there several times, no success. We called, we left voicemails and received no return calls.

So now, tomorrow morning I have to take my wife to go to jail. Despite us doing everything that we could, it wasn’t enough.

Don’t think that I am not stressed. I am. I am stressed, I am sad. I am afraid for my wife. I am appalled by the system that is so unorganized and biased.

Yet, life is a container of events. Someday, who knows when, all of this will be behind us in life. When those days come, we will breathe in the fresh air and give thanks to Sayari for the life that she provides to us. We will move on.

It is the Klana Way. The Family Way. We love our family. All of us do, that is why we follow the Klana Way. Because family is important to us. You can sit there and contemplate for hours before making a decision, yet the result aren’t always controllable. You control you, what you do, what you say, what you perceive. Others, well.. those are the wild cards.

The Klana Way teaches us to love all beings, and to wish all beings wellness, happiness and peace. Just, whatever you do, always be prepared. We never, ever, not once in a million years thought we would ever be caught up in something like this. Yet, it happened. It happened because somebody we do not know, have likely never seen, stole a radio. He maybe wanted to sell it for drugs. Maybe he thought it was cool. I don’t know.

I know it doesn’t matter why he did it. His intentions don’t matter. It was the actions that brought the results. The intention only gave it flavor. Even if he had intended to steal the radio, if he hadn’t acted on those intentions, none of this would have happened.

 

Spiritual Caffeine- How To Raise Your Spiritual Awareness – Rita

When most people work with their breath, the take deep, long inhales and exhales. This effects the body in many helpful ways. There is another type of breathing work, however, and it has its own benefits.

This will be  short post, but a helpful one.

When most people work with their breath, the take deep, long inhales and exhales. This effects the body in many helpful ways. There is another type of breathing work, however, and it has its own benefits.

It will raise your spiritual and animal awareness, activate your body and mind into an alert mode.

To do this type of breathing work, follow these simple steps (carefully, doing too much could also be bad for you). Following these steps will help you to make this Rita safely.

Step #1

Sit in a comfortable position if possible, as if you were about to mediate.

  1. Make the Hands of the Way and state your intent that the energy you are about to use is for the purpose of heightening your spiritual and your animal senses.
  2. Take one, slow and long deep breath in, visualizing an energetic light being absorbed into your nostrils. Breath slowly, and focus on the sensation of the air as it enters you. Pay attention to each sensation, in your nose, your throat, your chest.
  3. Slowly, exhale this breath while humming in a soft, low voice. Feel the vibrations in your throat and/or head (this will depend on how high or deep your voice is).
  4. Repeat this step a few times until you feel you are ready and relaxed enough to continue.

Step #2

  1. Begin breathing in and out rapidly, counting on each inhale and each exhale. Count to ten. Number one should be an inhale, 2 an exhale, 3 another inhale, and so on. All the way to ten. Each breath in and out should be quick, almost as if hyperventilating. once you have reached ten, draw in a long, slow inhale and hold it for the count of three, then exhale it slowly until the air in your lungs is emptied.
  2. Repeat again, breathing quickly in and out to the count of 10, and then slowly taking in a long inhale and holding it to the count of 3, and then slowly exhaling it again.

Step #3

Repeat Step #2 as three times. Your body should feel tingly, as your nerve senses and mental awareness have just been heightened. You have activated the spiritual and animal senses in your at a heightened level by reminding them of their need for survival.

This state brings you closer to Karichna and therefore closer to Sayari. Your body is using more energy now, and is therefore more energized. Your brain will function better for a time and be more capable of percieving things. Your alertness will increase, and so will your blood pressure.

This is a way of taking control of your vehicle and the systems that cause it to perform various functions and activating them at will. Eventually, through practice and paying attention to the sensations your body feels as you go through the process of activating this state you will be able to activate this state without the breath work.

General Purpose Rita – Raising Energy

This Rita is like the swiss army knife of Ritas, it can be used for anything and everything. It is a true, general and all purpose Rita.

 

This Rita is like the swiss army knife of Ritas, it can be used for anything and everything. It is a true, general and all purpose Rita.

Please understand, however, that the most effective and powerful Ritas are the ones that are designed specifically for an intended purpose, and much more so if the Rita was designed by you.

This, however, should work fine for most people as a quick, general purpose Rita if time doesn’t allow or the need is too urgent. The direction of the energy and intent is up to you, and with these general purpose Ritas it is important that you keep very aware that your intent is extremely important. Focus will help, and lack of focus may completely negate all of your actions if not careful.

General Rita Step #1

  1. Begin this Rita with the Klana Manas, the Hands of The Way.
  2. Hold a small stone in the palm of your hand (the one you feel is the most dominant hand, or the one you feel would most comfortably send out energy)
  3. say:

    klana: ci da dorfboja haladi l’chpiratnya j’doni t’es

    english: this stone stores the energy that I give it

  4. While thinking of your intent for the rita, embed the stone with energy.

General Rita Step #2

  1. Once the stone is embedded with energy, say:

    klana: ijichta da haladi ci da dorfboja chwe avi l’vana l’chpiratnya ine s’e doni

    english: anyone who carries this stone will recieve the intent the energy of this stone provides

  2. close your eyes and imagine the holder of the stone (the intended holder) recieving the intention of the Rita. Focus on not only the reception of the intention and the realization of the intention, but also on how you as well as the intended feel about it. Focus also on the results that the fulfilled intention will have on both yourself and the intended (if the two are different).
  3. Make the Hands of the Way again in conclusion of the Rita

General Rita Step #3

  1. Give the stone to the intended and once done, make the Hands of the Way again,
    saying:

    klana: mwa vana ici

    english: my intention is fulfilled.

 

 

 

Learn To Speak Klana Lesson #1: Pronunciation

Learn how to pronounce the Klana Language vowels and consonants, plus learn a few words and simple sentences!

lerni klanaspaga – lernaja #1 – ausspaga

The Klana language isn’t hard, but it isn’t necessarily easy either. It is technically a constructed language as far as I know. I know someone who speaks it much much better than I, and their entire Hearth uses it for daily communication. I truly admire the Ruje family.

They speak Klana with Klanichtas, and the language of the area when talking to non-klanichtas. I consider myself to be quite well with klana, these folks however… if you only knew.

Word is that one of them is planning on uploading videos to YouTube in the near future. Let us hope so!

LEAVE A COMMENT SAYING YOU DEMAND THE RUJICHTAS TO MAKE VIDEOS

I really really want them to XD

 

 

Ok, so back to pronouncing Klana. It’s pretty simple. So let us start with the vowels, A E I O and U

How To Pronounce Vowels In The Klana Language

Unlike in English, the letter Y is never used as a vowel

always has the sound of the “O” in bot or hot.

has a sound half way between the  in them and the ey in they, unless at the end of a word, it is a long sound like an emphasized version of the ey they. When the letter appears by itself, it sounds the way it does when not at the end of a word.

always sounds like the ee in feet.

always sounds like the oa in boat.

always sounds like the oo in boot.

When you see two vowels together, like these:

AI always sounds like the English word eye.

AU always sounds like the OW in cow.

How To Pronounce Consonants In Klana

This is where pronouncing Klana can be a bit difficult, especially for an English speaker. It has a few sounds not found in English.

Let’s start with the things that sound like you would expect them to.

B, D, F, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, W, Y, Z   These all sound like you would expect them to sound in English.

You may have notice that quite a few letters were missing up there, notably:

C, G, H, J,  and V.

Note that the following letter aren’t used in Klana: Q and X

The Letter C always sounds like the CH in CHip.

When you see the letters CH written in a word, that is the same as the English SH. It sounds like the SH in SHip.

The letter always sounds like the the Arabic letter ghain or similar to the french r in au revoir.

The letter is a gutteral H, very aspirated and made by pushing a lot of air into the pronunciation of your H.

The letter is a difficult one to explain.

Think about the word MEASURE.  The S in meaSure is kind of like a very soft J sound. The J in klana is like a very soft version of that. So it is twice as soft as the sound represented by S in measure. 

The  in klana is also very soft. You make an English V sound by pressing you upper teeth against your bottom lip. In klana, you do kind of the same but you don’t really press hard at all. In fact, the Rujichtas say that they don’t even touch their upper teeth to the bottom lip at all. These say they “fake” the v sound kind of like the way a “t” sound can be faked think of a british person saying little, but it really is a bad example)

When you see a KH this is a gutteral K sound. You make the K sound, but put some distortion into it.

 

Practice with these basic words:

ej – I, me

vu – you

um – they, them, gender neutral pronoun

e – is, am, are

guce – well, good, fine

na – no, not

with these words you can even make some simple sentences:

ej e guce* = I am good

e vu guce = Are you ok? (Are you good/well/fine?)

 

ej e na guce* = I am not good (i’m not ok/well/fine)

* while ej e guce is technically correct, it isn’t spoken or written that way.

it would be spoken and written j’e guce = I am good.

with verbs used with ej, the e is dropped and the “j” sound is just added before the verb.

j’e na guce = i am not ok

 

And That’s It For Now For Learning How To Pronounce The Klana Language!

I hope I didn’t do too bad of a job explaining things, and I hope my post doesn’t look to ugly.

Klana Manas Rita: The Hands of The Way

The Hands of The Way is a very small Rita that we use to initiate and to conclude our prayers and our Ritas.

The Hands of The Way is a very small Rita that we use to initiate and to conclude our prayers and our Ritas. Its purpose is three-fold:

  1. To add energy to the Rita or prayers
  2. To connect our selves, our energy and mind to the Klana Way
  3. To solidify the philosophies of the Klana Way in our subconscious

When we make the Klana Manas, we are putting physical action together with verbal action and mental/energetic action. This corresponds with the Three Pillars of Klana, which are Family, Speech and Action.

When making the Klana Manas we are devoting that moment of our existence to Family, and we are doing so with our Actions and our Speech.  By devoting ourselves to Family we are honoring Sayari by showing love and appreciation for all that she has given to us.

How Do You Make The Hands of The Way?

It is really, really simple and can be done in three simple steps.

Step 1

Touching your heart with the palm of your open hand, say:

Klana: ciame wa klana

English: Forever our Family

The reason that we touch our hearts while we make this step of the Klana Manas is because Family is close to our hearts. We have one another’s love, loyalty and devotion. 

Step 2

Next,  touching your lips with your pointer and middle fingers, say:

Klana: wa spaga

English: Our Speech

We touch our lips while making this step of the Klana Manas to solidify the connection between our words and our mouths, taking responsibility for the things we use our words to do and acknowledging our ownership of the things that we speak.

Step 3

Touch your forehead, around the location of your minds eye (the indentation above your nose, between your eyes). If you need help finding it, use energy to find it. Hover your finger above your nose and between your eyes and search for the area where you feel the tingling.

Where is the third eye? To find where the mind's eye is, look above your nose and between your eyes. There you will find your mind's eye.
Where is the third eye? To find where the mind’s eye is, look above your nose and between your eyes. There you will find your mind’s eye.

Touching this area with the same pointer and middle fingers, say:

Klana: kai wa vya

English: and Our Way

We touch our mind’s eye while making this step to connect to the fact that our way is beyond pure action. It exists in a spiritual manner as well as a worldly manner. To follow our way is to live our lives according to our way, which requires more than devotion of our physical selves, but also our spiritual selves as well.

What Does The Klana Manas Mean?

It seems to be a bit of an incomplete sentence, does it not? Forever our family, our speech and our way?

It is, and it isn’t. It is meant to be that way.

In one way, it is a complete concept. Forever our family, our speech and our way. May they live on, may they be healthy, good and peaceful.

In another sense, it is intentionally incomplete. Our entire lives are one big Rita. In the fact that we exist alone we are honoring our Great Mother Sayari. By focusing our existence on existing in a peaceful, happy manner, we are also honoring L’cia, existence itself.

Why Do We Begin and End Prayers With The Hands Of The Way?

Simply put, it is adding additional energy to the prayers or Rita when made in the beginning, and adding additional energy to the carrying out of the prayers or Rita when made at the conclusion.

It also tunes our subconscious and points its gaze towards the Way. Face it, we, as human beings, need to work to keep our minds on what we want. We are often fickle creatures. We are easily distracted.

 

And you know what? That’s OK!

30 Day Devotional To Sayari

In a 30 day devotional to Sayari, each day will begin with devotion to Sayari.

Guest Post From Aya Ruje of Klana Ruje

 

I would like to first start off this post with a bit about myself. Things have been hectic for our family, to say the least. We are dealing with a lot of worldly things right now. We haven’t been free of stress, and it has not only seeped into our spiritual life, but it has distinctly flavored it. Soon, you will see posts about my efforts to retune our families energy, especially since I plan to post much more with Michelle’s site.

One of these ideas I have for retuning our energy a 30 day devotional to Sayari. I haven’t worked out all of the details yet, however I also acknowledge the ability to wing it. I am not a fan of winging it though. I am much too calculated of a person.

What Is A 30 Day Devotional To Sayari?

Well, a devotional is a ritual devotion. In a 30 day devotional to Sayari, each day will begin with devotion to Sayari. I feel that I am being compelled to make 3 actionable offerings to Sayari each day.

In my mind, an actionable offering is something other than an object offering. Sure, offering fruit is an offering and their is nothing wrong with that. I feel that there is more energy potential in an actionable offering, where my offering is the completion of some type of action.

So far, I have received two great suggestions for actionable offerings. These are:

  • Energetic Offerings
  • Caring For A Plant

Caring for a plant would be an ongoing thing, so I would work that out in the following way. One day for my actionable offering I would place a plant on our Sayari Shrine (once I make one for our new home, of course). From that point on, caring for that plant would count for the offering of the day I placed the plant on the shrine. Watering it and grooming it each day would not be considered an offering for that day.

Energetic Offerings

These are much more simple than you would expect, especially for something with such a name. Anyone could make an energetic offering. I could play the Ukulele at the shrine with the intent of spending the energy in honor of our Great Mother. I could meditate and offer the energy used in meditation to her. I could exercise and offer Her that energy.

 

A Different Offering Each Day

As my reasoning behind doing a 30 Day Devotional to Sayari is to do some major retuning of not only my energy but our whole families energy, it seems fitting that each day my actionable offering be unique.

I have 2 ideas so far for offerings, leaving me with 28 more to think of.

What Ideas Do You Have For Actionable Offerings For a 30 Day Devotional To 
Sayari?

Gaia as the Universe, by Áine Órga

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Humanistic Paganism

Artist's Conception of a Terraformed Venus “For me, Gaia became the All.”

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Nothingness

As I wrote in my first post, the idea of nothingness – or that which is beyond infinity – is something that really captures my imagination, and trying to contemplate it generates a very powerful sense of awe for me. I spent a lot of time thinking about what deity meant for me – I had turned to atheism when I decided that I did not believe in a creator or a conscious, controlling god, or any sort of being or entity in the way that most people seem to view deity. But in a philosophical sense, I found it hard to pinpoint whether there was some other essence that transcended these aspects which could be defined as “deity”. I eventually came to…

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