Very warm greetings to all!
Thank you to all the wonderful witches who joined in on last week’s Group Ritual- Tea Time as Coven. It is always so nice to hear your thoughts and share a peaceful moment together
A reminder that this group ritual is a simple meditation practice that anyone can do- it is very beginner friendly! You are welcome to make the ritual as a eleborate or as simple as you desire
All are warmly invited to join!
[Pic from The Tea Cup of Life: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Tea Meditation]
~Tea Time Together~
What will you need? All you need is some tea leaves/bag (or coffee or juice if you prefer!) and a quiet place to relax
Are you ready? It’s time for tea!
[Pic from About Meditation: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Tea Meditation with Oprah]
On Thursday, find a quiet moment to take some time for yourself.
As you place the leaves or bag into your cup, practice mindfulness. How does the cup feel in your hands? Can you feel the sun shining on your skin , or the touch of a cool breeze ?
Pour the boiling water over your leaves or bag and continue to be focused and in the moment. Be aware of every moment, and each ripple across the surface of your cup
As you take your first sips of tea, consider saying a short tea spell to help focus your intentions. This tea spell is from the Spells8 Lavender Tea Meditation (you can click the link for the full guided tea meditation, including a video and audio), but it can be used with any kind of beverage:
I free myself from all stress
I release myself from all tension
I can feel complete peace and harmony
So it is now. So mote it be.
(Saying a spell out loud is completely optional- you may prefer to hold the intent in your heart instead )
As you sip your tea, think about the good and happy things in your life. If your mind begins to wander to unhappy thoughts- stop yourself. Acknowledge the heavy thought, hold it, then allow it to slowly pass as you let it go
When your cup is empty but your heart is full, know that you are leaving this tea meditation filled with the love of your fellow witches around the world
If you can, consider composting or disposing of the remains (tea leaves or coffee grinds) in an earth-friendly way. Let them go back to the nature they came from!
And remember that although we may be physically apart, we are close together in our hearts!
[Pic from Destination Deluxe: Tea Ceremony]
When your tea time is finished, come back to the forums and share your memories with the coven!
What tea/coffee/beverage did you enjoy?
What did you think about during your tea meditation?
Did you have any realizations or interesting insights?
How are you feeling today?
Tea time with everyone is always such a relaxing and wonderful experience- and I love seeing your pictures and hearing about your tea meditations!
I can’t wait to share a cup with you all again this Thursday