Self Care for Witches

Self care is a term that denotes activities someone does to keep up their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.  Everyone does this to some extent with doctor check ups, hair cuts, and journalling.  For witches, we can engage in positive activities to grow our spiritual side and personal power.  Of course all of these things can be done as needed, but here’s my schedule for good witchy hygiene.

Daily

  • Meditate: At least five minutes with a clear mind, because “Meditation is medicine for the mind.”  It nurtures good metal health and spiritual connections.
  • Visualization Practice: Working with the Third Eye daily provides a way to hone your magical skills since visualization is such an integral part of magic.  These exercises are in just about every magical book on the mass market.  They’re easy and only take a few minutes.
  • Greet the Day: Whatever your religious tradition dictates, saying ‘hey’ to your Gods and guides strengthens your bonds.

Weekly

  • Do Something Fun or Relaxing:  Too often people get caught up in drama and activity.  So pour a bath, grab a bottle of wine, see a movie, go to dinner with friends, whatever restores your spirit.
  • Sexy Time: Whether alone or with someone else, sex is a powerful experience for everyone.  And maintaining a healthy sex life can be quite spiritual.  Remember if with a partner, make it matter and use all necessary protection.

Monthly

  • Cleanse the Chakras and Aura: There are a couple of methods for both, although visualization is key (hence the exercises!)  For chakras, I like this guided meditation which I augment with crystals.  Aura cleansing is a little trickier and way more personal.  Meditate on what methods work for you.

Seasonally

  • Space Cleanse: I am a big advocate of doing this as often as possible.  Bare minimum, around the solstices and equinoxes.
  • Cleanse Your Tools and Crystals: Keep the energies of your favorite stuff clean and ready to use.

Yearly

  • Psychic House Cleaning: I think people take “psychic vampires” and “energy leaches” way too seriously.  They only have as much power as you allow them to have.  However, it is good once in a while to return to sender any bad vibes you have been getting.

© Ariadne Woods

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5 thoughts on “Self Care for Witches

  1. Hello dearest friend,
    I know that your not really my dearest friend but I feel like I’m really close to what you are talking about. I’m really disappointed in myself and I really needed to hear what you had to say about the problems with cleansing rituals and how important it is to meditate and say that you should have known better than to ignore the Goddess and the God and do your psychic abilities training for being attuned to the other part of your life time. I am not worried about the psychic vampires and such, I am having a problem with a witch who is cyber stalker. She is claiming that she is no longer a good Wiccan. She is the last thing I thing that I think about before I sleep and at least three the third thing I think about before I wake up. I don’t know why, but it’s been a hard three years and I am unable to trust anybody else that comes from the internet. I for some reason, feel like you may have a idea of what I should do about it. I don’t know why someone would choose to stalk me, I’m just a normal person who has Wiccan religious beliefs and I love my religion and it is one of the best parts of my my life. I’m really disappointed in myself and I didn’t get a foot hold in the magic that’s been put out against me and I now have a great big drug problems. I’m really disappointed in myself and I didn’t want to admit that but I feel like I’m not worthy of the Goddess and the God. Please tell me what you think that I should do about the problems I’m facing by doing this particular issue. I know that your not a therapist or something like that, but you may be able to see something that I have missed. Please contact me? I’m really looking forward to your reply. Kristen Leigh Coffin.

    1. Hi Kristen! I feel like we should move this discussion to email for your privacy. My address is on the About page. Feel free to talk to me anytime.

  2. Wow! Love to see this written in great and easy format. Sometimes I get lost in keeping things important to myself at hand or easy to retrieve when needed.
    I have things written here and there. You put it all together in one, thank you!

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