12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 1


Day 1 – Engage…slowly

For Day 1, it is just about slowing down. Just for 5 minutes. That is it. Even if it is in the bathroom where we can sometimes hide.

Hide a tea light in there, or a battery-operated candle, and light it or turn it on. Close your eyes and breathe.

Breathe in through your nose for 5 seconds, hold it at the top for 2 seconds, and exhale for 7 seconds. Repeat 5 times.

Pull your shoulders away from your ears, unclench your jaw, unclench your hands and wiggle your fingers. Roll your head side to side.

Repeat after me “I am here now, and I release all tension”. Do this a few times. Open your eyes.

Maybe you can find a few times in the day to check in this way, to bring yourself to the present, give yourself a little gift of slow down. But for today, we are just engaging in the act of slowing down. Before bed, use your journal to describe how this impacted your day by just doing it once.

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Preparing for Day 2

Each day there will be another (smaller) article detailing the current day and the next day, so if you are a planner like I am, you will have time to make the space.

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Day 2 – The Breath

For Day 2, we are going to slow down again but focus on the journey of the breath. Just for 5 minutes. That is it. Even if it is in the bathroom where we can sometimes hide.

Hide a tea light in there, or a battery-operated candle, and light it or turn it on. Close your eyes and breathe.

Breathe in through the nose and picture the journey when it hits your nostrils. Imagine following the breath deeply into the body, through the lungs and through all the cells in your body. Feel the breath invigorating the body, pulling stress and tension away from you as you exhale. Repeat 5 times.

Maybe you can find a few times in the day to check in this way, to bring yourself into the journey of the breath, to release tension and reinvigorate through its release. But for today, we are just engaging in the act of being aware of the journey. Before bed, use your journal to describe how this impacted your day by just doing it once.

Building it Up

This is a free series from Dark Goddesses Collective and is a part of our December 2021 work. We believe that it is important to empower each other, this includes providing free information that provokes or encourages knowledge of self, of sovereignty, and that which builds intuition. Over the course of 12 days we will be building up a practice of selfcare that invites in the deeper knowledge of self and building up awareness of the importance of Full-hearted selfcare in our practices of magic.

We are building a network of Sovereigns too! Stay tuned!

A candle & a key, With Darkest Gratitude,
Kaycee & Ivy

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