So this evening I got a flash of inspiration. More specifically it was a hamster kick of intuition. Both of us have been feeling downright crappy for about 2 weeks. Different stuff for each of us, but it has just sucked all the way around. So tonight on the way back from ice cream I got a spark of inspiration.
Recently, when the good Frater goes to bed and wakes up feeling better I get his back and leg stuff. At first I thought it was just sympathy pains. Then I thought it might be a straight energy transfer. Then it hit me. Bugs. It is some sort of pain thought form bug. When I started to express this to the good Frater, a plan started to play out in my minds eye. I got a very clear visual of running this critter through with a blade. When I started to describe this, the pain in my leg stopped. At some level I knew that it knew that I knew. Yeah just say that a few times fast.
So when we got home, I found the nearest coin and started asking a few pointed questions. I was, as usual, not asking the "right" questions and it took a while for the waters to clear. When they did, I found that my old embroidery sissors may have found new life.
Now the general point here will be to run something of iron through the thing and thereby short the little bastards out. The irony it that this is TWO blades that are designed to cut only what you want and leave the rest. While they may not look like functional magickal items, they most certainly have proved themselves to be in few practice runs.
This metaphor tool set might not work for the whole world, but for me it is perfect. I suspect that this (these) things feed on the energy of pain. If so then their whole goal is to cause as much pain without actually harming the organism. So my goal is to surgically place the embroidery sheers between it and us. Like all good scientists, I am setting up a few dry run trails before I go full bore. If I am correct it will short out. If I am wrong, we will have another good story to laugh about.
In this dry run process, I kept getting prompted to chew and burn angelica root. I grow it and have the dried root around the house. In the dry run I burned some, chewed a little and then placed the blades on the areas the hurt. The sensation was intense. I could feel the heat and sense the electricity. I was sure that the blades would be hot. When I pulled them away they were quite cool to the touch. I tried it on the good Frater with the same reaction only more intense.
While I am not saying that this will fit the problem immediately. Original trials have improved the pain levels significantly for me. I will keep working on this. If anyone has any experience shorting out astral bugs, please let me know any tips. Pardon the pun.
Alright, back to your regularly scheduled program.