inspired by florence + the machine’s “what the water gave me”, a spell to help ease those overburdened by worries/anxieties they can’t control. not a substitute for trained help
So lay me down, let the only sound Be the overflow, pockets full of stones Lay me down, let the only sound Be the overflow
🌊 gather: stones, lavender, sea salt, and coriander.
🌊 mix herbs in the water, a tub or a sink.
🌊 play the song while you perform the ritual, dance and sing along if you like.
🌊 for each issue/burden, create a representing sigil and draw it on a rock with something biodegradable.
🌊 if you are not willing to take a bath, fill a sink with water and simply submerge your hands instead.
🌊 submerge as much of yourself as is comfortable (not your face). think on the things that are holding you down. each time you bring your head/hands up, drop one of the rocks. do this until you hold none.
🌊 remain in the water a moment, feeling the weightlessness it gives you.
🌊 take the rocks to a pond and leave them underwater.
This year’s performance from an a capella group at my college on their mashup of Bottom of the River and What the Water Gave Me. They improved a lot with this one, versus the version I posted earlier, and I reaaaally like it.