A very warm welcome to all!
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year brings the dark shadow of winter .
Although the festive lights and holiday colors can help to brighten up these gloomy months- they can’t chase away those cold winter winds
So come on in and have a fiery brew with your coven- it will chase off the chill and warm both your body and your heart!
~ ~ Thursday, December 10th - A Fiery Brew ~ ~
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, or any other beverage
Note : for this week’s meditation, it is suggested to use ingredients with warming properties. See more details below and consider preparing some for your tea this week!
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: Dec 10th) : A Fiery Brew
By including natural ingredients with a heating ability (both medicinally and magically), a warming spell, and a vibrant visualization, we can conjure a warm and cozy feeling
In your brew this week, consider including herbs and spices associated with increasing heat.
Perfect for cold months, it is no wonder these are all Traditional Holiday Spices too!
Cloves- sweet and seasonal, protective, dispels cold, and warms the body
Rosemary- removes discomfort, healing, stimulates, and purifies
These ingredients are all considered to hav Yang energy (heating, burning, bright, masculine) in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Many of us know the power of visualization and meditation. Those who have mastered these skills can do truly amazing things! It is even possible for focused meditation experts to be able to control their own body temperature- give it a try with this week’s brew!
Pour boiling water in a clockwise motion over your prepared tea bag/herbs/coffee/other mix.
Say a warming chant:
The cold of winter, frost and snow.
Leave me now- for I must go
To golden warmth and summer’s light
This hot brew is my respite!
Welcome in the warmth and take a moment to breathe in the steam. Let the heat enter your lungs and begin to grow inside of you.
Hold the warm beverage close to your chest as you drink. Focus and feel the heat from the mug as it spreads throughout your body.
Imagine yourself somewhere warm and cozy- the exact visualization is up to you. Wrap your mind in fluffy blankets , be a dragon surrounded by flame , or hibernate in the fiery center of the earth
Let yourself be overflowing with warmth by the time your mug is empty. Carry that glowing, burning feeling inside you as you finish your meditation.
- Enjoy the Benefits of Meditation. After enjoying a soothing beverage and calming moment, you can continue your day with a clear mind, increased focus, and a boost of positivity (and caffeine!)
After your meditation, welcome back!
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.
Chase away the winter’s chill and let yourself bask in the warmth of a warm brew and good company
Wishing everyone a happy and blessed week- looking forward to sharing a moment with you on Thursday!
Love, light, and warmth to you