A lot of the time the cases Pyro has worked/works on, and the case I have joined him on, are very serious cases of negative entities/events happening involving metaphysics. And these cases can leave people as raw and open as a physical bloody wound. Hence the importance of aftercare.
Aftercare is twofold- Yourself, and your home. If you take care of one but neglect the other, you’re opening yourself up for more hurt. Think of it like breaking a leg because of your broken front porch. What good is all the physical therapy and healing you do if you never fix the porch?
So here are the most important tips for each type of after care:
This is the part you should address first. You won’t be able to fully address the aftercare of your home if you yourself aren’t cared for.
-Food. Food is grounding. Eat some immediately after. Like Chocolate and dementors. It works, you’ll feel better, get grounded, and it’s just an important life function.
-Tea. I say tea because it has the same grounding effect, it’s soothing, there are herbs that can help with the healing process, and it’s hydrating. Plus boiling water can help with the cleansing of the house part I’ll address later.(Any hot drink will do, it’s a comfort type of thing.)
-Take a shower. Cleanse yourself metaphysically and physically. In this case, get the shower as cold as you can stand, stand underneath it, picturing it as white light cascading down you, washing away any negativity. Afterwards, get it to your favorite temperature and cleanse yourself physically. It just helps to get you clean. Don’t give yourself frostbite, please be cautious!
-Do one chore. Whether it be a single dish, all the dishes, or just picking out your outfit for tomorrow, it can help normalize you and just start the healing process.
-Do something comforting, like snuggling a loved one, a pet, or a plushie, and go to sleep. Just sleep. Like when you’re sick, you need sleep. Same principle applies here. (Don’t drink or imbibe mind-altering substances, such as marijuana, acid, alcohol etc., because it can open you right back up to issues)
Home(Where you are residing)
This is best done after you take care of yourself, or can be done with the help of friends/practitioners who helped with your case/priests/minister etc. immediately after the issue has been resolved.
-Cleanse your house. Whatever your religion, cleanse it in your preferred manner. Be it a priest’s blessing, sage burning, favorite incense, your coven helping, whichever.
-Clean it. I know, I’m pushing chores on this list. But even doing one simple chore, or just vaccuming one room, can help really make the house feel cleaner, and yourself. Because you’re cleaning out the remnants of the event, and removing physical and metaphysical places for things to reside just with the aspect of cleaning.
-Ward/Protect it. After cleansing, your space is now clean, but you need to protect it. Just like you put a bandaid over a cut that’s been cleaned. Again, whatever traditions you already practice, because it is YOUR space. if you don’t practice it, don’t BELIEVE it, it won’t work as well.
This aftercare is meant to be done AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The longer you wait, the bigger risk you take.
And please, Common sense! While fast action may be necessary, don’t do it without thinking ahead. For example, don’t try to give someone an emergency tracheotomy when they just need CPR because you aren’t thinking. (Pyro: Even if it is fun to stab people in the neck.) (Caramel: It’s a joke, not condoning this at all.)(We at dontbethewhiteguyinahorrormovie don’t condone neck-stabbing, as hilarious as it may seem)
It doesn’t always need to necessarily be in this order either. Please use
your common sense. If the house needs to be fully cleansed and protected
before you’re able to have a safe space to take care of yourself, address that first. Sometimes, you do need to just sleep afterwards. In that case, sleep first, decide the order later, and take care of it ASAP, when you can.
And as always, these are guidelines. Many people have their own advice/versions of aftercare. Do what works for you, we just stress that you do it quickly!
As always, be safe, contact us with ANY questions, or if you need help!
~Caramel & Pyro