Bed Witchcraft

I used to get sick a lot, and it didn’t seem like there were a lot witchy things to do while I let my body heal. After surgery, I experienced the same mundane feeling of having to do nothing.

Well, there are some things you can do while stuck in bed. Here are some of them:

  • Draw Sigils on yourself/your bedpost for healing
  • Use your own energy to cleanse your entire body
  • Meditate/listen to a guided meditation meant to heal
  • Chant or sing a spell you favour
  • Set an intention for yourself and define what you’ll do once you can get out of bed
  • Send energy to someone you love, or someone you don’t
  • Think about crystals and their different uses to boost your memory
  • Think about herbs and their uses to boost your memory
  • Write a spell or ritual
  • Make a sachet or charm bag to help you heal
  • Do a spell that requires little supplies. Ex: A crystal and a bundle of herbs to speed up the healing process
  • Do some online shopping to spruce up your altar/supply cabinet
  • make a kit or mini altar to use as you get better
  • Sleep and try astral projection whenever you wake up to take your medication

Have any more bed witchery ideas?


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Rest a Moment

Rest a moment in the silence
just a moment, peace be still
breathing out mental violence
is to be preferred over any pill

Allow all thoughts to drift away
float gently back to long ago
return to a forgotten yesterday 
find a child you used to know

An innocent soul, yet they cry
shh, don’t judge, just observe 
ask not, maybe there is no why
it’s love they need and deserve

Go yet deeper touch the sorrow
abundance was turned to lack
both of you have lost tomorrow
and you alone can give it back

Rest a moment in the silence
just a moment, peace be still

Lost + Found | Laura Ford

‘Lost + Found’ is a meditation on the landscape informed by my own insatiable desire to explore unfamiliar territory. The intention of this work is to give the audience an impression of my journey, both physical and psychological, through photographically illustrating the paths taken and observations made.

Influenced by my own personal experiences, and the writings of various theorists such as Rebecca Solnit and Virginia Woolf,  I have aimed to convey a sense of losing oneself. Having grown up in an age where a parental fear of the unknown has stifled the younger generations desire to explore, it is ever present that the landscape is considered an ominous entity that, when navigated alone, can invoke feelings of anxiety and unease.

The resulting series endeavours to portray the sublime natural landscape in a way that conveys these feelings. Through focusing on anomalies rather than continuities feelings of displacement are highlighted and, the images themselves emit a sense of melancholy wandering.




All text and images © Laura Ford

Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship to yourself. In this way there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot. Instead there is now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging.

Bob Sharples,

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English