Memories and Heirlooms
I’ve talked before how I use memories in witchcraft in order to envoke certain types of energy. Here is another way I believe it can happen.
My grandma is moving - to a house across the street from my parents - and she is going through her house to pack and get rid of stuff. She wants to get rid of as much as possible so that there is less work for us when she passes, which we don’t think is going to be anytime soon. But I think it’s nice for us to be able to choose how we want to remember her by while she is still around to tell us the story behind it.
My grandma isn’t a witch, but damn can her shit be used in witchcraft. I’m getting first dibs on most of this stuff - mostly because I’m around but also she doesn’t think any of the other grandkids would be interested.
First, she has a bunch of sets of teapots/vases/dishes/??? so if I took one I had take all of them. At first I just took one set, but then the other had yellow roses, which are my mom’s and grandma’s favorite flower, so I had to take those too. I also took five or six of my great-grandmother’s teacups and may get more if nobody else wants them.
I also grabbed a little owl figure because since I can remember I saw these scattered around her house. She told me that some people believe that, like gargoyles, owls protect houses. My grandmother keeps a gargoyle in every single room, which isn’t going to change when she moves, but she did say that when she dies I can have all of them too. So we packed up all of these in a box and put it away until I can get an apartment.
Then I saw this little object - see the picture above - that matched her candle holders. Turns out it was a cone incense holder! So I had to take all three of those.
Finally, when we thought we were done, she mentioned that all of the candles in the kitchen are going too. So now I have several more candles, a tealight holder, and a wax warmer? I don’t know what they are actually called, the things that melt smelly stuff, you know what I’m talking about.
I’m really excited to be able to have all this stuff with me when I get my first place. I can just imagine burning candles and incense out of my grandmother’s holders and planting houseplants in her pots and having the little bit of her that believed in magic give them energy.
That’s the power that I believe in.