Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.
Ingredients: • sugar: for a gentle cleanse • olive oil • rosemary leaves: cleansing and protection • optional: 3 drops rosemary essential oil (3 for body, mind and soul) • honey: healing • squeeze of lemon juice: happiness
Instructions: Cut the rosemary leaves into small pieces. Mix the sugar, rosemary leaves and rosemary essential oil. Stir counterclockwise, thinking about what you want to be cleansed of. Add in olive oil, honey and lemon juice. Stir clockwise, thinking about how this scrub will heal you and bring happiness back into your life Take a shower as usual, then gently rub the scrub on your body thinking about all the things you are cleansing yourself from right now. After that, rinse the scrub off, thinking about how you are rinsing your troubles away. After rinsing, the oil still leaves your body smooth. Think of this in a way that the oil leaves you healed.
Important! Make sure to clean the shower’s floor of any oil afterwards so the next person who takes a shower doesn’t slip and fall!
A little bottle to focus on a general healing and well being of a person.
Salt for purification, to lay a clean foundation
Lavender to inspire peace from any pain or discomfort
Rosemary to bring a feeling of youth again
Sage for inspiring long life
Bay and Mugwort to give strength during the healing process
Cinnamon to encourage fast healing and recovery
Sandalwood oil for success and healing
Pink candle for wax seal to inspire healing and positive thoughts
The first incarnation of this bottle was a loose incense to burn on a charcoal disk. It originally just didn’t have salt. It was made for my father, who had a problem with his heart and was having trouble with day to day activities.
You could forgo a seal and choose to burn the mixture on a charcoal disc, it’s up to you.
I ended up using pink salt for aesthetic again at the top. A kind of bookend to the intention to purify the body.
If I told you that you had a place in these arms, would you claim it? If I told you these ears would listen to you whenever you wanted, would you be open with me? I have this heart with syncopated beats. I have this mind that never seems completely connected to my mouth. I have this body that always seems too warm or too cold, never really just right. I have these poems. I can’t always say things straight out, I can’t phrase things short. So instead, I fill normal statements to the brim with metaphors and similes, in hopes of creating decent imagery so you know what I mean without me having to say it out loud. I make things longer than they need to be, sort of like this piece right now. Or maybe you could call this a letter of sorts. I don’t know. I guess what I’m trying to say is, I don’t have much, but I’m here.
So I created this simple spread because I’ve been dealing with a lot of loneliness lately and I’ve found it to be really helpful and comforting. I thought maybe it might be helpful for any of you guys too! It works with both Tarot and Oracle decks. I find it the most nourishing & helpful to use the Wisdom of the Oracle Deck by Colette Baron-Reid, but just use a deck that feels right to you!
This is one of my first spreads so it may not be fantastic. Feel free to change things up a bit if you’re called to!