Warm greetings to all!
Hopefully last week’s ritual helped to grow your wealth. This week, we’re celebrating growth of a different kind
Celebrated globally, Earth Day is a special time dedicated in thanks to Mother Nature. It is a time to give back to nature and show appreciation for the health of our beautiful planet.
Whether you practice Green Magick, work with Earth Deities, or simply love the world we live in- now is a wonderful time to gather with your coven and share a tea ritual celebrating our earth
~ ~ Thursday, April 22nd - Gathering for Gaia ~ : ~
Find some time to join in for a tea meditation - an easy and beginner-friendly meditative practice to help you focus your mind and draw in your energies
Although we are physically spread out across the world, it is possible to come together and share our energies and support when we share a quiet moment together.
Let’s enjoy a relaxing and peaceful tea time as a coven- you are warmly invited!
Ready? Let’s begin
Choose your beverage . While tea is the standard, it is perfectly fine to do this meditation with coffee, juice, hot cocoa, or any other beverage
Focus your intent . You can follow any style or type of meditation you choose- focus on your breath and thoughts and be present in this moment
Work some magick! While meditation is a magickal and healing process all on its own, you may choose to add an additional element of magick to your tea time.
(Optional - Apr 22) : Gathering for Gaia
In celebration of Earth Day, let’s reach out to one of the most well-known earth deities to connect with nature. While this ritual mentions the Earth Deity Gaia, you are welcome to substitute any earth diety or earthly power of your choosing
This tea meditation ritual is inspired by the Spells8 Earth Invocation Chant
To begin the ritual, lay out everything you need to prepare your beverage. Pause for a moment to take three deep breaths, feeling the flow of life-giving air through your body
Either out loud or in your mind, thank the earth for providing the things you have in front of you, and all that you need in life
Prepare your beverage mindfully, noting the tea leaves or coffee beans that grew from the soil, the ceramic mug formed from the earth, and the water that flows across the planet
With your warm beverage in hand, find a quiet place to sit. Relax nearby plants or go outside if you can. A deeper connection can be sought by placing your bare feet in the soil (weather depending!)
Indoors or out, place your feet firmly on the ground. Imagine yourself growing roots downwards, reaching out and connecting with both the earth and your coven across the world. As distance melts away in this moment, all creatures on the earth are as one
Sip your tea while meditating on the earth and the wonders of the world. You may choose to read the words of a devotional, offering your prayer to the earth:
[From Spells8 Gaia Devotional]
After your meditation, welcome back!
When your meditation is complete, you are very welcome to share any thoughts or experiences you had during tea time. Share some pics of your tea, your plans for the rest of the week, or just talk about what’s on your mind today.
Meditation helps to foster a clear mind, increased focus, and boost of positivity- enjoy these good feelings through the rest of your day or night!
Wishing everyone a very happy and blessed Earth Day! May the planet continue to offer us home, shelter, and all that we need for many generations to come
Looking forward to sharing a warm moment with you all on Thursday!