morning ritual

reading some pieces from Witchcraft & Practical Magic and I really like this morning ritual!

Greeting the morning puts you in touch with the rhythms of nature and is a great way to start a new day. You can work out your own simple ritual involving a few stretches or breathing exercises to wake up the body, followed by a moment of quiet or meditation to collect yourself for the day. Taking a shower is also energizing and refreshing and changes your energy from sleep to awake; use fragrances such as rosemary, all the citrus scents, peppermint or eucalyptus in your shower products.

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Start-the-Day-Ritual

This quick ritual summons a fresh charge of personal and spiritual energy to strengthen your being and encourage you to appreciate the joy of a new day.

  1. light your chosen incense or collect your essential oil (can be diffused or on hands/body). Stand facing a window, toward the east if possible (or even outside if you like).  Take some slow, deep breaths.
  2. when you feel calm, make the sign of the pentagram on your body. touch your forehead with your fingertips and say:
    I am Spirit

    touch your left hip and say:
    I am Earth

    touch your right shoulder and say:
    I am Water

    touch your left shoulder and say:
    I am Air

    touch your right hip and say:
    I am Fire

    finally, touch your forehead again and complete the figure of the pentagram and say:
    thus I seal my affirmation, or you can simply go with “And so it is”

  3. inhale the fragrance of incense or oil for a few moments before beginning the new day.

 

lovely way to start the day!
Great herbs to use in the morning:

For protection & purification – frankincense, juniper

For success – cinnamon, clove, carnation

For a clear mind – Rosemary, basil, peppermint 

To dispel sluggishness – grapefruit, lemon, lime, bergamot 

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