A precise spell to alleviate the chaos of our human lives. Requires time.
Casting Instructions for ‘Release stress’
Please set aside a good chunk of time for complete manifestation.
Take all materials to the toilet. Run your bath. Add a few droplets of essential oil if handy. Switch off the lights, lock the door. Sit upon the ground in the dark. Hold 1 candle. Inhale the scent with your eyes shut. Can you tell if it is the red or white? Light the candle and invite the elemental for dance. Repeat with candle. Take your Sage/Cedar/incense light it with one candle, gently blow off and light with other candle. Get up and trail the smoke around the room, imagining the negative energies moving down to the Earth to be recycled. Positive energy sprouts in the glowing embers of the Sage/Cedar/incense. Set the candles where you please. Place Sage/Cedar/incense from the holder and kneel before the tub.
Mind heavy with stress
One ill thought calls another
Now a storm has formed and
My joy is stress-smothered.
I give Earth my fatigue
So she may recycle poor to fine
Then I may smile and neglect
What made my peace unwind
Water, my friend
I ask you to hold me
Aid in releasing the
Turmoil that prevents happy.
Spirit returns to joy
I believe Grandmother’s* embrace
As what caused my down mood
Is quietly, efficiently, erased.
Repeat as needed, I find once with strong voice and intention does it for me.
*Grandmother in my culture refers to the Universe. You may insert whatever you feel is required in this area.
Climb in the bath. Slowly lower yourself to the water. For meditation, picture you are a rock in a river. The forest is on fire. Water is murky and brown. Dark clouds form overhead as a downpour begins. The river overflows and attacks the towering flames. Swallowed, the flames die. Ashes settle. The sun begins to peak from behind the blanket of black. The river mellows and begins to clean. Sprouts begin to poke up, reaching for sunlight. Moss starts to grow upon your back. Fish return. Animals come out of their hiding places to lap upon the water. Creatures lay upon your soft back, basking in the sun as the forest builds bottom up.
To end the bath, place yourself feels best. Say a word of thanks.
Wa doe, June-eela*
Thank you, all that is sacred.
Blow out the candles and turn the lights on. Thank the water elementals before draining the tub. Don’t snub the Sage/Cedar/incense if burning, allow it to continue and trail throughout your dwelling.
*Language is Cherokee, or our name for us, Zalageesh. We’ve got a written speech though should I’ve written it as such, you wouldn’t get the pronunciation and looked at it with your head tilted.