This is going to be a long entry. Because of this, I will be leaving out some of the conversations.
I saw stories of two children that died needlessly, painfully, destructively today. Let the courts have their say. Mine will be much harsher. But Death isn’t the goal.
As I began my mental preparation, I realized that the first priority was the children. I could feel Hecate and Hel already agreeing and moving closer. Another forum member has several dead children that stay with her. If they’re not ready to move on, I will send them her signature. Hecate and Hel will move them on when they’re ready and make sure they get to my friend safety. As I was thinking of this Azrael said that he would help convince the children. Of what, he didn’t say.
I talked quickly with Santa Muerte, who came forward for the task. To increase their suffering (those responsible), she agreed to allow the Shadow People to also participate. They were my first choice, as a supplement.
As I prepared for the first set, I got everything ready.
Azrael came again and wanted a piece of the punishment, too. That was fine. It was agreed that Santa Muerte was running the show. I dressed the candles, wrote out the names, and noticed the child was in my ritual space already. I must’ve called on them accidentally , through intent and emotion. Hecate and Hel were present, so I let the child know to call on either of them, when the child was ready to move on. I then showed him the signature of the forum member. He left immediately, as soon as I let him know he was now safe.
I then called on those present to show me the signature of the child and the two adults responsible… Focusing on the child caused them to come without delay. I repeated the process I had with the other, with the same result.
At this point, it started to rain, so I had to move the table onto the porch.
This situation was slightly different than the first. There was supposed to be an entity present that started all of this. I asked for the signature of the entity and got it (I don’t know who gave it to me, the group was acting together to help).
I turned my incense triangle into a binding one by tracing the outline with my shadow wand and setting the intent. (Same process as outlining an area I’ve written about above, different intent.) Once I had the signature, I began the process of evoking it. One of those present saved me the time and it appeared in the triangle. I tortured it as I dissolved it into the Corrupted Stone (used for energetic offering to Legion and the Shadow People). Once it was dissolved, I sealed the stone.
I opened a Shadow Portal to talk to Legion. While I could call them through the Shadow Gate a mile away, I wanted to open one again, here, for this singular request. It was a personal ritual, not just business. It was like a breath of fresh air when the portal opened and I was hit with the energy I had gotten used to. Legion accepted the task and that it would be coordinated with Santa Muerte, until she released them to do as they will.
I needed to give Legion an official offering, even if he would’ve simply accepted their suffering in its place. I decided to do something different and turned to those present.
“I need you to send me their pain as they were hurt, beaten, betrayed, and died. All of it. I will funnel it into the stone and the candles, to add to my rage.” I intended to absorb it directly and channel it into the items. Instead, I followed the prompting to create a sphere of energy to act as a collector.
As soon as I created it, all 4 (not Legion) channeled the energy into it. Once Legion gave the prompt that he had enough, I redirected and let the streams split to their respective candles, adding to what I had put in earlier. I added what had come up when I was feeling this energy come through. Legion was pleased , so I closed the portal.
Now it was time for the payment. None of them expected more than what I had given on their candles or similar. But I pay for what I want. This would be a mixture of pain and blood. I slid the scalpel across the side of my index finger a few times. This would cause the pain to flare up at work, too, whenever that finger was used for a day or two.
The offering accepted, I lit the candles and did the Prayer And Spell for Destroying Enemies, substituting appropriately for suffering and torment for each of the parties (and those that weren’t mentioned). On the third iteration, Santa Muerte indicated it was enough.
I thanked them and closed the ritual.
When I had mostly cleaned up and the candles were still burning, Anuas came into my ritual space.
“Next time, place the name under the Skull of Death relic, link them, and send your energy into a candle, while focusing on the (linked) skull. Form the link, attach them all, and let it loose.” He left right after.
I saw bits and pieces of of colors, blood, etc… The point was to show some of the uses for the Skull. I’m more of an energetic worker than an herbalist or root worker. I was thankful for the breadcrumbs. I’ll need to experiment to turn it into something consistently workable, but it was nice to get something that more resembled my typical practice.