Now is a time to turn inward and focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Here, we’ve compiled tips from our in-house witches to help you navigate these uncertain times.
Cleanse your altars, as well as your home.
“Now is an important time to cleanse your home, both literally and metaphorically,” says witch Carmen Pouerie. Since many of us are stuck inside, energy can get pretty stagnant. Clean your space thoroughly using your regular products, paying special attention to your altars. Afterwards, set an intention and bathe your surroundings in the sacred smoke of your choice.
Rededicate or ask your deities/ guides to be closer to you.
It’s a good time to turn inwards and also ask for guidance from our ancestors, spirit guides, deities, angels, gods/goddesses, saints, the universe, etc. Ask them to assist you with raising your vibrations (so you can be truly present for others, yourself, and focus on love/compassion) and ask for protection during these uncertain times. Set out offerings, if that’s in your practice, light a white candle, and talk to them directly.
Create a “wellness station” at home.
Transform a small corner of your apartment/house into a place for reflection, meditation, spells, and turning inward. “Rearrange your furniture (even temporarily, until all this is over) to make space for spiritual healing,” says Amber Snider. “Add a yoga mat (if that’s in your practice), pillows, blankets, candles, and anything else to make you feel cozy. Let this space be a screen-free zone unless you’re using your phone or computer for meditation and visualizations.”
Use cooking herbs with intention.
If you don’t already own a copy of Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, there’s a lot of information already out there on the web regarding the magickal and healing properties of herbs. Each time you use basil, thyme, rosemary, pepper, salt, oregano, and any other herb, focus on the power of the herb to heal and bring that energy into your food (which you then consume into your body). Cooking can become a sacred ritual at this time, especially when done with intention.
Visualizations are key to calming the breath and re-centering yourself.
Start integrating light visualizations and meditations into your daily routine several times a day. “I’ve found I need to take breaks to ground and calm myself. I’ve been imagining that I’m standing under a golden waterfall. I’ll do the exercise with my arms up in the air. At the same time, it helps me calm my breathing,” says Enchantments’ photographer and witch Victor Castro.
Burn incense in your home to uplift your senses.
“Good Earth is super effective, especially since I'm a high-frequency water sign,” says Castro. Other options include House Blessing and any kind of “love” incense to raise vibrations. If you don’t already have these hand-blended incenses at home, you can burn your regular stick incense like nag champa.
Draw daily oracle cards to keep a mood for the day.
Carmen Pouerie recommends drawing an oracle card or tarot card for the day to help your inward focus. This practice can add profound insight into our life and show us what we need to work on, what may be missing, and what we’re not seeing. Use them as a meditation tool throughout the day. Ask yourself: What is this card trying to show me that I wasn’t seeing before? What insights can it offer? What lessons can I gain from it?
Cloves for the cure – even spiritually
Victor Castro says that using cloves during this time has been super helpful for him. “I’ll take the clove in my fingers and crush the bud into powder and tap my forehead and temples with it.” It instantly calms him, he says. You can also add clove to your teas, especially since they’re rich in antioxidants.
A message from Enchantments: With New York State on PAUSE, we must extend our closing to early April. We’re hoping to reactivate online orders by April 7th. This is subject to change as we continue to learn more. In the meanwhile, the Enchantmments coven sends everyone love & vibrational bear hugs.