Warm welcome to all!
Has everyone recovered from the excitement of the past two weeks? Had some time to recoup your energy after the craziness?
With all that behind us, now is a great time to relax not just our bodies but our minds too!
~ ~ Tea for Thought - Thurs, Nov 12th ~ ~
On Thursday, 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 when we share a cup and a quiet moment together.
Let’s enjoy a relaxing and peaceful tea time together- 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
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: November 12th) Deep Thought Dive
Delve into deeper possibilities and hidden locations within your mind with this visualization.
- Consider wearing or surrounding yourself with magickal tools that assist with deeper thoughts. If you don’t have any of these, no worries!
- For herbs, consider dreamy lavender or gateway-opening heather .
- For crystals, consider relaxing lepidolite or clairvoyance-enchaning labradorite .
- If you have tarot cards, consider placing the contemplative Hermit or the concentrating Magician in front of you
- Astrology enthusiasts may try to connect with the deep and transformative Scorpio energy and Scorpio’s ruling planets Pluto and Mars .
Make your body comfortable- you will be leaving it for a while. This visualization can be done sitting, kneeling, or laying down- standing is not recommended.
Hold your cup in your hands (it can be full or empty)- and picture yourself standing at the edge of the cup.
Close your eyes, but keep focused on the image of the cup in your mind. Feel the depth of the mug- how deep it goes. When you are ready, mentally picture yourself sliding from the edge and into the space beneath.
Focusing on this, begin mentally counting to 13. With every breath, imagine yourself sinking slightly deeper into the cup- and deeper into your own mind. If you become distracted- no worries, it happens! Peacefully restart the count from 1 and continue.
Allow yourself to relax and feel at ease as you slip deeper and deeper. Images will float into your mind- try to let them pass at first. These are your everyday concerns and thoughts. We want to go deeper than this.
Continue, with your eyes closed and breathing deeply, until you no longer hear the count and you feel content with how deep you have come.
These are the lower realms of your mind- explore and enjoy what you will find there!
When you are ready, rise back to the surface and slowly open your eyes. The physical feeling of the now-cool cup in your hands can help guide you back.
- 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!
With the Witches’ New Year behind us, we enter the last few weeks of 2020. It truly feels like the world is entering a new stage- with a hope for a vaccine for the pandemic, the announcement of the US Presidental Election, and the end of a very turbulent year in sight.
Now is great time to reflect on how far we have come, but also set our gaze on what the future has in store- there is so much to think about!
As always, I look forward to a special time to share a tasty brew and connect with the coven- counting down the days until tea time together!
Until then, love and light to all