Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pagan Blog Prompt: Illness

Today's Pagan Blog Prompt
How do you deal with illness?
Does being sick hinder your magic work?
Do you employ magic to make yourself healthy again?
What about others? Do you work magic to heal other people?

I deal with a cold with a big mug of tea (usually chamomile and lavender or some other herbal), a lot of naps, and, depending on the congestion, a few drops of tea tree oil in a bowl of hot water to inhale the steam.

I don't tend to do magic when I'm sick. I just don't have the energy.

When other people are sick, and are open to it, I'll do some magic for them. I've done small things like bless tea, make pillow satchets, and send energy with candle magick. On other occasions I've done full cleansing with body massage using lavender oil.

With each healing spell or exercise I've done I've always incorporated oils and herbs that have healing properties. I find that my energy with theirs works wonders. The few people I've done healing magick for have had varying experiences form a brief moment of comfort to feeling almost completely better by the next day. I think a lot of it depends on the illness and the receptiveness of the person I'm doing the magick for.


Rowan Hale said...

There's not much that a nice hot mug of tea can't help :)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Connie Mitan said...

Tea is usually my favorite remedy for anything that's bothering me. I've recently reviewed my own herb inventory, re-learning what they are for, so that whenever I have something wrong, I can just make a mixture of dry herbs and steep them for 10 minutes, add honey, and sip my way to health.

I agree that the level of healing someone else experiences from your work definitely depends on their receptiveness to what you are doing....