The everyday Magic of little Rituals...

In the last few weeks, I have noticed a trend of exhaustion in the clients I have done psychic readings for. This exhaustion is emotional and spiritual in nature, with many of the folks I have read needing and wanting to add self-care and magic to their lives, but really just can't find the time to do so.

First I would like to start with self-care and selfishness. There has been a big move in the last decade toward self-care looking like a day at the spa, that has created a social media bickering match over whether too much self-care is selfish. It is true we can become so absorbed in our development of self that we turn a blind eye to the well-being of others. But really, that is a small minority who are truly missing the point. True self-care, in which we take time for ourselves and listen to our needs inevitably makes us look at our own wounding, it leads us through the sparkly white illusion into the darker cobweb filled corners of our being where we must look at our authentic self. This is where self-awareness turns to the needs of others. We start to see how our wounds have affected us and how similar wounding could be responsible for the struggles we see in others. Now that I have that out of the way, and we are aware that self-care doesn't have to lead to selfishness, let us talk about little acts of magic!

Every morning I start my day with a blessing, and in truth, I repeat this blessing throughout my day, for it is in the making of my coffee. Now don't get me wrong, while I do wake up pretty alert and functional, I am not into doing elaborate acts of magic before my morning cup of wonderfulness. The magic I stir into my brew is consistent, repeated time and time again.

Coffee and cannabis are my plant spirit allies, I love them and they love me. Meaning I have a healthy relationship with both. That being said I do LOVE coffee, in fact, I have been drinking coffee-milk since I was about 3 years old when Grammy Brown started putting a few spoonfuls of her coffee into my milk when we were having important visiting time around her kitchen table. With the flavoring of Grammy's stories, coffee has always been a sacred thing to me, bringing me comfort and pleasure.

When we think of COFFEE we think of energy, but if your a hyper-squirrel of a person like me (who most likely would have been diagnosed with ADHD if I had been born in a different generation) coffee is a balancer. For caffeine plays a different role for those of us who are inclined to go Squirrel-on-crack! With this in mind, coffee becomes a representative of energetic balance in my life.