|Color of the day: White
Incense of the day: Jasmine
Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. Our images of self are so low that we sabotage our own successes by listening to that vicious inner voice that tells us bad things about ourselves. When we believe these internal lies directed at us, we clothe ourselves in the garments of failure. This simple poppet spell can be hand sewn with a needle and thread, or you can use a sewing machine, which was patented on this day in 1846. On a plain piece of fabric that generally matches your skin tone, draw a simple outline of a person, marking in some way your attributes according to gender and body type. Cut out two of these outlines. Go into a meditative state with these two fabric pieces in your hand. Envision what you are when you do not listen to this negative voice. Envision yourself clothed in talent, success, pride, beauty, and power. Still in meditation, open your eyes and, using various pens, crayons, and other implements, write or draw symbols and adjectives that describe you as you envisioned. Keeping your vision in mind, chant, "Sew be me" as you sew those two pieces of fabric together with the drawn sides facing inward, leaving an open space at the head. Stuff the poppet with quilt batting or cotton balls. Be sure to include any other herbs, small gemstones, or beads that enhance your inner strength. Finish off the poppet and draw the facial features. Clothe the poppet in fabric and decorate it beautifully. Keep the doll in a safe place, visiting it often, until your role as your own worst enemy disappears. Then lovingly take the doll apart and bury the parts in Mother Earth, thanking her for your strength and wisdom.