Warm greetings to all!
Thank you again to everyone who joined in on last week’s Group Ritual- Tea Time as a Coven. It is always a pleasure to share a cup of tea, thoughts, and a moment in our lives!
[Picture from Mountain Rose Herbs: Calming Marshmellow Rose Tea]
I invite you once again to join in on tea time as a coven- a quiet meditative practice that anyone can do, and is open to all to join .
You are welcome to make your tea time ritual as elaborate or as simple as you like. After the ritual, you can keep your thoughts personal or you can share your experience with the coven
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~Tea Time Together~
When? Thursday, any time
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
All are invited, let’s begin!
[Picture from Zinc Moon: Mysterious Pu-erh]
Find a quiet spot and time on Thursday for a moment to yourself .
Feel free to light candles, set up an altar, and practice deep breathing before you begin
When you are ready, focus on the task- boiling the water, selecting your tea leaves/bag, and placing them into your cup. Feel and acknowledge every moment and thought
Watch the flow of water as you pour it into your cup. How it adapts and shifts to match the circumstances around it. Water is the element of adaption and flexibility, but even faced with change it never loses it’s natural strength and beauty
There are many changes and much strife in the world right now- you may feel like you are at the mercy of the waves of the world, being tossed about and overturned. Struggling to stay afloat
Swirl the water in your cup, gently, three times. When you finish, focus your intent on the movement of the water. You may choose to invoke the spirit of water to bring you peace and serenity. Here is a chant from the Water Elemental Meditation on Spells8 used to give you the positive qualities of water.
As the water settles in the cup you cradle, feel your own inner turbulence mirror it. Let the waves inside you settle slowly into ripples, and then eventually into stillness
Enjoy the peaceful moment with your cup of tea, and let the strength and grace of water remain with you throughout your day
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
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When your tea time is finished, come back to the forums and share whatever is on your mind with your coven !
Feel free to share pictures of your tea ritual as well as:
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? Are you facing any challenges or excitements right now?
I hope this tea ritual brings you a moment of peace and shared support. Please know that you are not alone, you have a coven full of wonderful witches here happy to listen to your stories and share their support and love!
Though there may be physical distance between us, the miles disappear when we share a cup of tea
Tea time with you all is always a blessing. I am looking forward to sharing both a warm cup and a loving moment on Thursday!