'Twas the Tea before Yule, coven gathered as one
For tea shared as fuel, to bring holiday fun!
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Season’s greetings to all!
The holidays are now upon us- wishing very happy and blessed times to everyone celebrating the many holidays this time of year!
The winter solstice (or summer solstice for those in the Southern Hemisphere) is a time when the lengths of day and night begin to change. For those who follow the pagan Wheel of the Year , the winter solstice marks the Sabbat Yule .
In preparation for celebrations and Yuletide festivities next week, let’s welcome in the coming holiday(s) with a shared cup of tea!
A friendly heads up : As mentioned in this week’s MMM, there will not be a group tea meditation next week. However, there will be an extra special group meditation the following week to welcome in the new year!
~ ~ Thursday, December 17th - Yuletide Tea Blessing ~ : ~
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- even seasonal hot chocolate!
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 17th) : Yuletide Blessing
Prepare your home and heart for the holidays with a Yuletide tea blessing and meditation! This ritual is a great warm-up for the Yule Celebration Ritual.
First, you may choose to listen along to some yuletide tunes to help get you in the holiday spirit. Recommendations can be found in the Yule Playlist
Prepare your favorite beverage- if there is a special tea or coffee you have been saving, now is the time to use it! The holidays are about giving not only to others, but to yourself too. Treat yourself!
While you wait for your tea to steep or coffee to drip, go to the window or door and open it. Inhale the air, while imagine yourself drawing in the crisp, fresh nature outside. Feel it fill you up, spreading throughout your body
Imagine your breath capturing any negativity or doubt within you- hold it for a moment, and then exhale. As you breathe out into the wild, know that you have released these restraints and set them free.
Return to your hot beverage feeling lighter and more at ease. You have released tension from within you, while filling yourself with the blessing of winter air
Hold your warm mug close to your chest and say the blessing:
Troubles behind, left out in the cold
Here in my heart, it is warmth that I hold.
Bring love and joy, only the best-
For my hearth and home, a holiday blessed!
- Sit comfortably as you delight in your beverage and let yourself be filled of excitement for the holiday soon to come
- Enjoy the Benefits of Meditation. After enjoying a delightful beverage and calming moment, you can continue your day with a clear mind, increased focus, and a boost of positivity
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.
No matter what holidays and traditions you and your loved ones treasure, wishing you an abundance of light, joy, and warmth this holiday season!
It’s a busy time that’s about to get even busier, so I look forward to a quiet and enjoyable meditation with everyone on Thursday
Love and light to you!