Well, I’m back from a vacation to check on my grandparents! They’re doing well, and we stocked their freezer full of homemade food for a good while! It was very busy indeed making chili, butternut squash soup, pumpkin and date muffins, oatmeal raisin muffins. My mom and sister made tuna casserole, Chinese Laundry casserole, chicken for lunch meat or dinner, pork chops in cream of mushroom soup with onions, peanut butter cookies. We were quite occupied!
So back to the challenge already!
Day 26: Healing
Focus on some self-care today. What are you doing in your life to bring health and vitality to your physical and emotional body? Do you practice magical healing, or energy healing like reiki? If so, practice some healing magic today! If not, take some time today to learn a little bit about different kinds magical healing.
A very recent and good example of healing for me came when we were in New Brunswick last week. I was getting a bit overwhelmed with being tired from the drive as well as all the socializing. I was getting cranky. Very cranky.
So I went for a walk. That’s it. That’s all there was to it… well, on the surface of course! What kind of magick-maker would I be if there wasn’t something going on?
First was the acknowledgment that I needed to remove myself from what was ailing me. Then was the utilizing what I know of myself, the things that help me mellow out and rebalance when I get far too negative. The biggest help for my moods and emotions has always been to get outside for a walk, or when available, a swim. That lake isn’t for swimming, but there is a beautiful trail around it, and the weather was perfect.
Like I do with grounding, I pull up the energy of the earth and the lake into me, helping clear out the negativity that pooled up in me all day. When I got back to my grandparent’s house, things were much better. I wasn’t being short with my family, and remained fairly quiet and kept myself from becoming upset again.
I don’t tend to suffer from many physical illnesses often, so healing for me never really goes into that. Knock on wood. When I am ill, I rest a lot, and try not to work at all. I will ground a lot, when I have the mental capacity to, and let the earth’s energies clear out any energetic stagnancies that aren’t helping the physical. In the end though, it’s mostly just being very gentle on myself, lots of comforting things such as hot Toddys, good books, movies and shows that are easy to watch, comfy blankets, and a warm kitty.
Like most ideas, I feel balance is at the base of all things, and healing is no different. When our bodies are physically out of balance, we can become ill. If our emotions are out of balance and not being taken care of, we become extreme in our reactions. Healing is a wonderful tool that can help put the balance back into place.