Monday, December 27, 2010

Miracle under Mercury

I have an amazing announcement!

My lap top was returned!!!!

Here is how the story played out. After posting my tragedy blog I didn't get on the internet for a few days. I just didn't want to be near a computer or have anything to do with them because it reminded me of mine being stolen. But when I did get on I saw the most uplifting and wonderfully helpful comments! Thank you to Aine, Wendy, and A. for the amazing advice and help. Aine, you must have some powerful mojo behind you because it came back! lol ;)
Wendy and A.
Thank you for the advice to work with Mercury. The night I read your comments, I went outside and had a chat with my new friend Mercury/Hermes. I didn't make any bargains from him, rather implored him to return my computer and if he couldn't return it to send me a new one if possible. Also since he is the messenger god I asked him to deliver a message to the thief's of my computer.
I was not sure how this was going to turn out. I had never worked with Mercury before, although I did love the character Hermes from the Disney movie Hercules! So I decided to do a little research on our dear friend Mercury/Hermes. From the beginning, Mercury had essentially the same aspects as Hermes, wearing winged shoes talaria and a winged petasos, and carrying the caduceus, a herald's staff with two entwined snakes that was Apollo's gift to Hermes. He was often accompanied by a cockerel, herald of the new day, a ram or goat, symbolizing fertility, and a tortoise, referring to Mercury's legendary invention of the lyre from a tortoise shell.
Interestingly enough, when the Romans conquered the Celts many Roman gods and goddess' were assimilated into the Celtic pantheon. When they described the gods of Celtic and Germanic tribes, rather than considering them separate deities, the Romans interpreted them as local manifestations or aspects of their own gods, a cultural trait called the interpretatio Romana. Mercury in particular was reported as becoming extremely popular among the nations the Roman Empire conquered; Julius Caesar wrote of Mercury being the most popular god in Britain and Gaul, regarded as the inventor of all the arts. This is probably because in the Roman syncretism, Mercury was equated with the Celtic god Lugus, and in this aspect was commonly accompanied by the Celtic goddess Rosmerta. Although Lugus may originally have been a deity of light or the sun (though this is disputed), similar to the Roman Apollo, his importance as a god of trade and commerce made him more comparable to Mercury, and Apollo was instead equated with the Celtic deity Belenus. But his tricks also made him patron of thieves. The Romans also made him god of merchants and he lent his name to "mercantilism". Wednesday was his day of the week. This day the Romans called "Mercurii dies", which survives in the names for that day in many of the Romance languages, such as the Spanish, "miƩrcoles". He protects and takes care of all the travelers, miscreants, harlots, old crones and thieves that pray to him or cross his path.

As I was doing this research my father called me into his room. I was not sure why he wanted to talk to me but we got to chit chatting. He then proceeded to tell me that he was going to buy me a computer to replace my stolen one! I almost cried. I told him he didn't have to do that, but he said that the universe had been good to him this christmas season so he had the money to spend. Being a jeweler is not the easiest job but luckily he had a lot of work to do this year. So the universe always has a plan. And then after he bought me my new one I received a call from my roommates that my laptop had been returned. No one knows by who. It was just there on my door step waiting when my roommates got home. There is nothing missing no files taken and it seems like the person who took it must have heard about me filing a police report.
The gods have a funny way of working things out. Mercury is a tricky one, we got a new computer to find out my old one returned. He had a plan to get me a new one and then returned the old one. I feel very blessed because my father is giving me the new one and giving my sister my old computer. I universe is a tricky thing, but always seems to work out for the good of people.
I can't thank you all enough for the wonderful energy you put out there for my computer to be returned. I am so grateful to all.
All is right and I am ready to get the new year started off with clearing the negativity from 2010!!!
Blessed be!


Leo said...

I'm so happy for you!

Find a lavender bush and leave a few coins (pennies) near the base, as a tribute to Hermes. You can also burn lavender incense on your altar, since lavender is one of Hermes' sacred herbs.

Aine O'Brien said...

Oh, I am so happy for you! I have to admit your story was on my mind for quite a while - adding to my dwindling faith in humanity and now a wonderful resolution - including an "alternate ending" your Dad's understanding and generosity which just proves that not all is lost....

Lyn said...

That's wonderful news ;-)

Ponderosa Pagan said...

Thank you Leo! I will have to find a lavender bush around me. Where do you find your information? I am a really bad searcher on the internet because I can never seem to find what I need to.
Aine thank you for your thoughts and remember humanity will work itself out. Hopefully soon!
And thanks Lyn!

Leo said...

Scott Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs is an extremely valuable book to have in your magickal library. It's regarded as a must-have by most, and that's my go-to guide for plants, trees, herbs, etc.

Ponderosa Pagan said...

Perfect I am going to look into that! Thank you Leo!

Wendy said...

Now, this is an amazing story, Christian, I cannot believe the power of the magic that you drew upon and that your computer was returned. That's very rare for Mercury to be so cooperative ;) I think you need to make a small altar for him as he seems he might be one of your patron gods. I am so happy you got your computer back and that life is moving forward for you. Thank the Gods and Goddesses that Mercury is direct now even though for the next couple of weeks, we'll still feel the slight "aftershocks." I'm so glad we've become friends and I'm wishing you a New Year full of beautiful growth and happiness. Big hugs to you and Rafiki and thank you so much for sharing your journey with everyone.

Rue said...

This is such a nice ending! And also your sister gets a new-to-her laptop too!

Blessings to you in 2011!