To relieve depression.
Casting Directions for ‘Healing Ritual for Depression’
Go outside during the daytime and end up a tree. Oak is the best option, but any tree will do. (Deciduous trees are better than evergreens for some reason) Place the palm of your projective hand (right if right handed, left if left handed) upon the trunk of the tree and say something like this to the tree: Blessed tree, my brother (or sister) of wood, I am in great need of your healing. I feel hollow inside, as my depression grips. I ask that you help me, help me myself. Please allow me to feel strong and solid inside, help me in being happy.
Now, sit down facing the sun and lean your back against the trunk of the tree. As you become more relaxed, feel yourself melt into the trunk, getting one with the tree. Feel that you’ve turned into full of foliage, a branch. Feel the Sun beat down upon you. Drink in the Light of the Sun God. Feel His Love fill you, pushing your sadness into the tree. Fill yourself with the energy of the sun, and allow this to pass through you to the tree also. You’re now a part of the tree; you’re the tree. Feel the overwhelming wisdom locked your leaves, in your wood. Feel all that it is to be a tree.
Now, slowly, feel yourself different from the tree, becoming human again. Lean forward, and stand. Face the tree, and invite it. If you feel like it, give it a hug. You and the tree are now one; you are the tree, and the tree is you. Love the tree, and care for it. The better the tree is cared for, the more happy you’ll be in the long term. And become one with the tree as often as you will need to by performing the above ritual and enjoy. Should you ever have to move far from the tree, explain this to it, and give it back the woody feeling inside, and it’ll give you back the human feeling it has.
When you move, find a new tree. Also, if you’re able to, whoever moves to the area you were in, if at all possible, ask them to take special care of this tree because it has meaning to you.