Warm greetings to all!
Did last week’s protective ritual keep you safe and prank-free throughout the week?
This Thursday is another special holiday, but with a very different energy than the week before. As mentioned in the weekly news post Merry Meet Monday, this Thursday April 8th is All is Ours Day
[Pic from Medium]
What is “All is Ours” Day?
This day is dedicated to taking the time to appreciate things we have access to. It is a day to look at your life and find gratitude for the blessings you have
The holiday site Checkiday says the following about All is Ours Day:
The day can be observed in one of a few ways:
- The first way is by reflecting on all the good things in life that are open to everyone, and then enjoying them. A few examples of these are nature and public libraries.
- A second way the day can be observed is by reflecting on all the good things in life that are enjoyed by you personally, like your possessions and the company of your friends and family.
- Finally, the day can be observed by sharing the things you have with others, by taking the idea that “all is ours” literally.
[From Checkiday: All is Ours Day]
With the New Moon approaching this weekend, a Waning Crescent Moon sits in the sky above .
[From Spells8: Moon Magic- Waning Crescent]
This year, All is Ours Day pairs beautifully with the moon’s blessing- the energy in the air is prime for a gratitude meditation!
Join your coven to draw in the good magickal energy and enjoy a moment of gratitude with your forum family
[Pic from Pintrest]
~ ~ Thursday, April 8th - All is Ours ~ ~
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 8) : All is Ours
Take some wholesome time to celebrate All is Ours Day and draw on the gracious energy of the Waning Crescent Moon with this gratitude meditation .
This week’s meditation is based on the Spells8 Prayer of Gratitude and has been adapted slightly to suit a tea meditation.
As you prepare your beverage this week, you may choose to say a small word of thanks to the ingredients and tools you are able to use. Thank the tea/coffee, the water, your kettle, and perhaps even your favorite place to sit and relax. These little things tend to go unnoticed- but take a moment to appreciate the positive impact they have on your life!
Prepare your sacred space by lighting a white candle, lighting incense, or placing crystals in front of you
Make yourself comfortable and hold your mug close, appreciating the warmth of the cup and the air in your lungs with each deep breath
You may choose to say the Prayer of Gratitude (substituting the Lord and Lady for any deity of your choosing):
My Lord and Lady, I thank You,
For the land and sky and sea.
There is so much You give me.
So much that You share
That it is hard to count the blessings
And the ways that You care.
[The full chant can be found at Prayer of Gratitude]
- Sip your beverage and meditate until your candle and incense burn out. Focus on the blessings and resources in your life- especially those that you may not take the time to mindfully appreciate each day
[Picture from The Magic of Tea]
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!
[Pic from Dreamstime]
I’ll begin the tea ritual this weekend with a note of gratitude for the coven- thank you to each and every one of you for your endless love and warmth!
I am looking forward to sharing a memorable moment together over a hot cuppa this Thursday
Love and Light!