Self Care

The Serpent in the Storm

Of Serpents & Storms

Maybe you have noticed the hashtag over at Revelations of a Witch and here at Dark Goddesses Collective or maybe you have not – either way, Of Serpents & Storms is what we are made of.

Rise, Witch, Rise

Being made of serpents and storms is a divine initiation into some of life’s greatest mysteries and the mysteries unique to each of us. The serpent, with the ability to transform and grow with each shedding of its skin as well as the ouroboros as the cycle of life, speaks to an energetic nature that lives within. The storms we face create an atmosphere that is both creative and destructive, without it we would stagnate and decay. In the grand ecology of our own lives, being made of serpents and storms is the willingness to rise.

Logo Courtesy of Morien Wynter

When the Storms Rage

Make no mistake, there are deeply seated and pervasive storms raging. This is true for our inner world and the outer world. There is a need for change on many fronts. Ivy and I are, have been, and always will be proponents for change that have positive impacts on society and on this Earth. We know where we have the greatest impact to promote change and that is why Dark Goddesses Collective was born. To begin the journey of creating a community that wants to do the work that will impact change. Instead of watching the storms rage from the outside, we rise. We become the storm instead of watching with fear on the sidelines. Connecting to that energy requires that we also become aware of the inner storms we face. Of Serpents & Storms is here to do that in a unique way with one of a kind solutions and products.

The backbone of it all

Kaycee and I are HUGE proponents of selfcare, of using the gifts the mothers give us to lead ourselves back to center. There is nothing quite like having a day where it all seems to just fall apart and realizing it’s time to take back control. To pivot, if you will.

This was never more clear than a few months back, when I was having a moment and could NOT bring myself out of the mindset of, what really was, imposter syndrome. Kaycee, being the rock that she is, told me to get a few herbs, run a bath, place those herbs in the water and let them do what they are meant to do.

We all know that herbs in the bath are wonderful, but the cleanup can be a nightmare. So I grabbed a little tulle bag, stuffed it with herbs and tossed it into the water. Within minutes, I was back to myself. I could breathe, I could think and I was free of those thoughts that come to us all sometimes, unbidden. That was probably the moment I realized, there’s something here.

We have decided to create a line of bath products for the stressed out Witch. For the Witches that find themselves in that headspace of “not good enough” (which is utter bullshit anyway). However, we have discussed it and come to the conclusion that we want to be different. OS&S will not be sold online, for now anyway. The only way to get your hands on our products will be in person.

Photo by Ivy Laine. Only a small sample of what we’ve conjured up.

We’re here to help the working Witch take care of themselves, while at the same time doing something we enjoy. The first products will be available as a raffle basket at The Witchy High Tea in Concord, NC on June 5th. There will be other vending events in the future, but to give you an idea of what is being created see a partial list below.

Bath Teas in reusable bags
Bath Teas in biodegradeable paper tea bags
Bath Salts with various herbs for specific purposes in tulle bags
Mojo Bags for Protection, Sleep, etc.
Glass 4oz. Jars of teas, salts, blends with an adorable little spoon and a reusable tulle bag
Mini Altar Tins (which is something I’ve been making for a decade)
BSC with specific purposes in mind
Bath Bombs/Dust
Sugar Scrubs for ritual cleansing

As you can see, we really want Witches to have products geared toward them and the work they do. As we get closer to Samhain, I have ideas for salts and teas to help connect you with your ancestors. We love our community and this is the way we are working to give back. To help guide you through the storms as the serpent sheds her skin. To be born anew.

Kaycee has lots of ways to practice Self Care that you can find from December posts

The Witchy High Tea is approaching fast. Do you have your ticket yet? If not, head on over to the CMPF Fundraising Page

A Candle & a Key and Darkest Blessings,
Kaycee & Ivy

Want to learn more about what is going on with Dark Goddesses Collective?

You can find Dark Goddesses Collective on Facebook and Instagram!

Our private network will be launching soon! Its creation will be for those who are interested in doing the deeper, life-changing, intuitive work of reclaiming their power with Dark Goddesses and a tribe committed to fostering change in their communities.

Soothe the Dragon Bath Tea

Soothe the Dragon Bath Tea

We have done a lot of work with Tiamat this month and, no doubt, there have been moments that have felt overwhelming. How many times have we told ourselves that we need to be practicing selfcare? Do you know what selfcare looks like in times like these? Where you are so overwhelmed? Where the Divine has messages that you must hear right this second?

What if I told you that it’s almost as simple as “Get in the tub”? It is, but with a twist.

Photo by Hanna Postova @ Unsplash

I created this blend as I was working on a raffle prize for a local event happening in June. There are few measurements aside from the ancestors telling me when to stop. It ended up creating an entire quart jar, which I will use going forward. The items you need, you probably already have in your Apothecary.

What you need:

Chamomile
Rose Petals
Yarrow
Lavender
Salt (Epsom, Himalayan or Sea Salt works best. Use what you have.)
Mugwort
Drawstring teabags or Tulle bags to contain the plant material and make cleanup easy
A large bowl

I sat down with my herbs, bowl and bags and set out to work.

Add as little or as much as you feel called to add. The Mugwort I would go light on, because it can bring about visions. Visions while in water can be a bit tricky.

I added my herbs in the order above then mixed them with clean, dry hands. The colors and textures were just lovely to the touch. I use a stainless steel bowl, as it’s easily cleaned.

Photo by Ivy Laine

Aren’t those colors just gorgeous?

Once I felt it was mixed enough by closing my eyes and just being present, I got my bags and set to work filling them. A few teaspoons is all you need. You can do this ahead of time and bag up the entire bowl into your bags if you like. I would just caution that they need to go into an airtight container of some sort.

Once you’re done, they’ll look something like this, depending on the bags you’re using.

Photo by Ivy Laine

How to use your Soothe the Dragon Bath Tea:

When you wish to soothe the dragon, hang one of these so the water runs over the bag as you fill the tub. Then, luxuriate in the water for as long as you need. Once you’re done, you can either toss the entire bag, or wait for it to dry and dump the used herbs and reuse the bag.

It really is an incredible way to calm the mind. Let me know your experiences with crafting the tea and how it helps you to recenter and calm the storm that rages from time to time.

You can find us on Facebook and Instagram! You can find all of our work with Tiamat here.

Darkest Blessings,
Ivy

Want to see us in person? We are honored, inspired, and full of gratitude in announcing our workshop acceptance at Mystic South this year! Come see us!

Featured Photo by Elina Fairytale from Pexels

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 12

Day 12– Use the Key

Welcome to the final day of the 12 Days of Selfcare! Today is unique in that it is a ritual with an outcome that only you will experience. It is an initiation, a beginning of leaning in and listening deeply to what we need in our selfcare repertoire.

Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Writing Utensil
  • Key
  • Personal Oil

Preparations:

On your sheet of paper, you are going to draw a door. Make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. In the middle of the door, draw a keyhole. Using your personal oil, anoint the key and the keyhole on your paper. Hold the key in your hand. You are ready to begin.

As the final act of being initiated into using your own keys, take your key and push it through the keyhole in your drawing. Place the drawing and the key upon your altar or in a space that is sacred to you. Visit it each day for a few minutes to keep your focus on continuing to make selfcare a priority. You own the experience, you have the key to do so ~ Make it sacred, just like you.

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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 have been 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

You can also now find us on Facebook and Instagram!

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 11

Day 11 – Guiding Stones

Today we are going to use Rose Quartz and Obsidian with the body to remove stagnant energy and replace it with the swirling energy of compassion and care. Using our own intuition, we can guide ourselves to place the stones along the body or chakras that we feel need some extra attention (and sometimes this feels like a great tune up for all the chakras).

Supplies:

  • Rose Quartz stone
  • Obsidian Stone

Directions:

  1. We begin with the obsidian and guide it from the top of the head and down the body. Asking it to grab and absorb any energy that is no longer serving you. Take a few minutes with this. By the time you get to your feet it may feel so much heavier – that is okay, you can put it in a bag of salt to clear the energy out (toss the salt when done!).
  2. Now we do the same thing, but with the Rose Quartz. We are asking it to lend its energy to the parts of use that need greater compassion, openness, healing, and care. In most instances I can feel the swirling energy of Rose Quartz penetrate where I need it the most.

Journal about your experience with this, if there are any spaces where you noticed that you spent longer amounts of time with either stone, and how the energy of each stone feels to you.

Preparing for Day 12

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.

If you want a complete list of tools, please click here.

Day 12– Use the Key

Welcome to the final day of the 12 Days of Selfcare! Today is unique in that it is a ritual with an outcome that only you will experience. It is an initiation, a beginning of leaning in and listening deeply to what we need in our selfcare repertoire.

Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Writing Utensil
  • Key
  • Personal Oil

Preparations:

On your sheet of paper, you are going to draw a door. Make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. In the middle of the door, draw a keyhole. Using your personal oil, anoint the key and the keyhole on your paper. Hold the key in your hand. You are ready to begin.

As the final act of being initiated into using your own keys, take your key and push it through the keyhole in your drawing. Place the drawing and the key upon your altar or in a space that is sacred to you. Visit it each day for a few minutes to keep your focus on continuing to make selfcare a priority. You own the experience, you have the key to do so ~ Make it sacred, just like you.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-11-1024x338.png

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

You can also now find us on Facebook and Instagram!

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 10

Day 10 – Uplifted Spirit Scrub

Have you ever smelled something that instantly made the room seem a little brighter, our mood a little more carefree and relaxed? Some days we need to take all of our to do’s, our stress, our anxiety, and chuck them in the f*ck it bucket for half an hour. Today we are going to create a scrub to cleanse the body and uplift the spirit.

Supplies:

  • Jar with lid
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 5 drops of Lavender Essential oil
  • 6 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil

Directions:

Start with the sugar and olive oil and get to a consistency that you love, some prefer more or less sugar or more or less oil. All of the ingredients have a purpose and we want to intentionally give direction as we add them:

  • Sugar to sweetly reveal the layers needing more care
  • Olive Oil to protect the layers we are revealing
  • Lavender to build a calm awareness of the care we are reaching toward
  • Bergamot to uplift, bring joy and stability in our selfcare routine
  • Eucalyptus to re-center and focus on the now
Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels

Note: Feel free to use coconut oil instead, you just may have to put the jar in warm water to melt the coconut oil a little when it is time to use it.

This feels super luxurious on the skin and removes dead skin easily. It cleanses the body and uplifts the mind. Try it today in your shower and then journal about what you noticed immediately after the shower. I am usually better prepared to take on the rest of the day after this little ritual!

Tip: Follow up the routine with a lotion that you added a few drops of your personal oil to (from Day 4), it helps to moisturize the skin and keep the focus on personal wellness.

Preparing for Day 11

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.

If you want a complete list of tools, please click here.

Day 11 – Guiding Stones

Today we are going to use Rose Quartz and Obsidian with the body to remove stagnant energy and replace it with the swirling energy of compassion and care. Using our own intuition, we can guide ourselves to place the stones along the body or chakras that we feel need some extra attention (and sometimes this feels like a great tune up for all the chakras).

Supplies:

  • Rose Quartz stone
  • Obsidian Stone

Directions:

  1. We begin with the obsidian and guide it from the top of the head and down the body. Asking it to grab and absorb any energy that is no longer serving you. Take a few minutes with this. By the time you get to your feet it may feel so much heavier – that is okay, you can put it in a bag of salt to clear the energy out (toss the salt when done!).
  2. Now we do the same thing, but with the Rose Quartz. We are asking it to lend its energy to the parts of use that need greater compassion, openness, healing, and care. In most instances I can feel the swirling energy of Rose Quartz penetrate where I need it the most.

Journal about your experience with this, if there are any spaces where you noticed that you spent longer amounts of time with either stone, and how the energy of each stone feels to you.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-11-1024x338.png

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

You can also now find us on Facebook and Instagram!

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 9

Day 9 – Lay Your Head Down

Getting enough rest is crucial as a human. Where I lay my head for rest is a space I consider to be sacred. Creating a Sacred Pillow Pouch is a great way to practice sacred restful selfcare with plant allies. We can use plant allies that reinforce the elements of restfulness, dreams, calm, and the ability to navigate the liminal space between conscious and unconscious.

Supplies:

  • Lavender Buds
  • Bay Leaves
  • Mugwort (dried herb)
  • Small pouch

Directions:

Place each herb into your small pouch and whisper to it what your aims are. Once the herbs are in the pouch, ask them to work together in your favor. Place it in your pillowcase or under your pillow.

Vero Photoart via Unsplash

Additional Tips:

  • I have written on the Bay leaves if I need to have a specific outcome for a certain time, or if I am doing specific dream work related to time walking and goals.
  • Pulling the pouch out for a few minutes and breathing the herbs in has been a helpful routine to create a calm inner space before bedtime. Connecting to the herbs this way also allows for deeper relationship with them.

Preparing for Day 10

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.

If you want a complete list of tools, please click here.

Day 10 – Uplifted Spirit Scrub

Have you ever smelled something that instantly made the room seem a little brighter, our mood a little more carefree and relaxed? Some days we need to take all of our to do’s, our stress, our anxiety, and chuck them in the f*ck it bucket for half an hour. Today we are going to create a scrub to cleanse the body and uplift the spirit.

Supplies:

  • Jar with lid
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 5 drops of Lavender Essential oil
  • 6 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil

Directions:

Start with the sugar and olive oil and get to a consistency that you love, some prefer more or less sugar or more or less oil. All of the ingredients have a purpose and we want to intentionally give direction as we add them:

  • Sugar to sweetly reveal the layers needing more care
  • Olive Oil to protect the layers we are revealing
  • Lavender to build a calm awareness of the care we are reaching toward
  • Bergamot to uplift, bring joy and stability in our selfcare routine
  • Eucalyptus to re-center and focus on the now

Note: Feel free to use coconut oil instead, you just may have to put the jar in warm water to melt the coconut oil a little when it is time to use it.

This feels super luxurious on the skin and removes dead skin easily. It cleanses the body and uplifts the mind. Try it today in your shower and then journal about what you noticed immediately after the shower. I am usually better prepared to take on the rest of the day after this little ritual!

Tip: Follow up the routine with a lotion that you added a few drops of your personal oil to (from Day 4), it helps to moisturize the skin and keep the focus on personal wellness.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-11-1024x338.png

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

You can also now find us on Facebook and Instagram!

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 8

Day 8 -Banish the Bullsh*t

There are some days, despite our best efforts, that we really need to log off, log out, walk away, disengage, or throw salt at people. Sometimes that is also not feasible! We can create a Banish the Bullsh*t spray as a shield and vibration shifter. It is an act of self-care to recognize situations that are too much and are impacting you in a way that you do not consent to.

Supplies:

  • Small spray bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol (vodka works too though)
  • Spring Water
  • Essential Oils: Sage, Rosemary, & Lavender
Photo via Pixabay

Directions:

Take the (cleansed, purified, and blessed) spray bottle and fill ¼ of the way with alcohol. Add your spring water until your spray bottle is almost full.

Open each bottle of essential oil and whisper to it what you need from it.

Add:

  • 4 drops of Sage
  • 5 drops of Rosemary
  • 6 drops of Lavender

Whisper to them and tell them to bind together to Banish the Bullsh*t you encounter when you spray them.

Cap it, shake a little, have at it. Boundaries are circles of wellness that we create for ourselves so Banishing the BS is definitely self-care!

Preparing for Day 9

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.

If you want a complete list of tools, please click here.

Getting enough rest is crucial as a human. Where I lay my head for rest is a space I consider to be sacred. Creating a Sacred Pillow Pouch is a great way to practice sacred restful selfcare with plant allies. We can use plant allies that reinforce the elements of restfulness, dreams, calm, and the ability to navigate the liminal space between conscious and unconscious.

Supplies:

  • Lavender Buds
  • Bay Leaves
  • Mugwort (dried herb)
  • Small pouch

Directions:

Place each herb into your small pouch and whisper to it what your aims are. Once the herbs are in the pouch, ask them to work together in your favor. Place it in your pillowcase or under your pillow.

Additional Tips:

  • I have written on the Bay leaves if I need to have a specific outcome for a certain time, or if I am doing specific dream work related to time walking and goals.
  • Pulling the pouch out for a few minutes and breathing the herbs in has been a helpful routine to create a calm inner space before bedtime. Connecting to the herbs this way also allows for deeper relationship with them.

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

You can also now find us on Facebook and Instagram!

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 7

Day 7 – Self Care Deck

As a Witch, I love my tarot deck and my oracle deck. The way I love those decks is nothing compared to how much I love continuing to add to my own Self Care deck. I try to keep each item on a card to something that takes 5 minutes or less. However, there are also some wild cards in there where I can use them to go deeper like a cleansing bath or create a Rite of Joy for today. Utilize some construction paper, card stock, or 3×5 flash cards to create your very own deck!

Photo by Author

Here are some ideas for your deck:

  • Glamour Magick
  • Somatic Experience
  • Self-Love
  • The Senses
  • Decoration

Preparing for Day 8

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.

If you want a complete list of tools, please click here.

Day 8 -Banish the Bullsh*t

There are some days, despite our best efforts, that we really need to log off, log out, walk away, disengage, or throw salt at people. Sometimes that is also not feasible! We can create a Banish the Bullsh*t spray as a shield and vibration shifter. It is an act of self-care to recognize situations that are too much and are impacting you in a way that you do not consent to.

Supplies:

  • Small spray bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol (vodka works too though)
  • Spring Water
  • Essential Oils: Sage, Rosemary, & Lavender

Directions:

Take the (cleansed, purified, and blessed) spray bottle and fill ¼ of the way with alcohol. Add your spring water until your spray bottle is almost full.

Open each bottle of essential oil and whisper to it what you need from it.

Add:

  • 4 drops of Sage
  • 5 drops of Rosemary
  • 6 drops of Lavender

Whisper to them and tell them to bind together to Banish the Bullsh*t you encounter when you spray them.

Cap it, shake a little, have at it. Boundaries are circles of wellness that we create for ourselves so Banishing the BS is definitely self-care!

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!

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

You can also now find us on Facebook and Instagram!

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 6

Day 6 – Find Your Rhythm

As we find ourselves coursing through the days, there are some days that require a little extra motivation and spirited connection to self. Today is that day. Sometimes we forget that sound and certain vibrations are powerful, especially those of our own bodies in movement.

Spend some time searching your playlists or play the Find The Movement of Soul game to find a song that moves you to dance. Even slowly. The one that gives you tingles, gives you chills, or makes you want to sing along.

Find The Movement of Soul is to put on an unknown playlist or music station in the background and wait for the right one to come on. I have done this a lot and it always works. It may take an hour but then something plays that brings movement to my whole body!

Photo via Pixabay

Examples that I have found using the game above (I don’t recommend for little ears on some of these):

  • Days to Come – Seven Lions Featuring Fiora
  • Awaken Me – Abbi Spinner McBride
  • Blood in the Cut – K Flay (not kid friendly)
  • Rún- Skald
  • A Little Wicked – Valerie Broussard
  • Mi Guapo – Bebe
  • Desire – Meg Myers (not kid safe, this is more a reclaiming of sexual energy)
  • Deep End – Ruelle
  • Horns – Bryce Fox
  • Angry Too – Lola Blanc (not kid safe)

Before bed, use your journal to describe how this impacted your day. Could you tell a difference in the way you were able to connect to your body during the day?

Preparing for Day 7

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.

If you want a complete list of tools, please click here.

Day 7 – Self Care Deck

As a Witch, I love my tarot deck and my oracle deck. The way I love those decks is nothing compared to how much I love continuing to add to my own Self Care deck. I try to keep each item on a card to something that takes 5 minutes or less. However, there are also some wild cards in there where I can use them to go deeper like a cleansing bath or create a Rite of Joy for today. Utilize some construction paper, card stock, or 3×5 flash cards to create your very own deck!

Here are some ideas for your deck:

  • Glamour Magick
  • Somatic Experience
  • Self-Love
  • The Senses
  • Decoration

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!

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

You can also now find us on Facebook and Instagram!

12 Days of Selfcare ~ Day 5

Day 5 – Tattoo Touch Points

Creating personal sigils for increasing a certain energy in my auric field is a fabulous take on magic. It is even more fun when you craft more than one to use in conjunction with the others.

Today, light or turn your candle 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.

Photo by Author

Now think deeply about what energies you wish to increase. Let them come up for you, it may take a minute but they will come.

  • Do you need positive energy?
  • Do you need comfort?
  • Do you need to connect with others meaningfully?
  • Do you need to release or repel energy that you notice doesn’t belong to you?

Open your eyes. Pick one or two that come forward clearly and channel the energy into a sigil on the inside of each wrist.

Imagine that it is creating a force field of energy surrounding you with exactly what you need. If during the day you feel you need an extra boost, just touch each one to activate the intensity.

Before bed, use your journal to describe how this impacted your day. Could you tell a difference in the way you were able to connect to certain energies?

Preparing for Day 6

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.

If you want a complete list of tools, please click here.

Day 6 – Find Your Rhythm

As we find ourselves coursing through the days, there are some days that require a little extra motivation and spirited connection to self. Today is that day. Sometimes we forget that sound and certain vibrations are powerful, especially those of our own bodies in movement.

Spend some time searching your playlists or play the Find The Movement of Soul game to find a song that moves you to dance. Even slowly. The one that gives you tingles, gives you chills, or makes you want to sing along.

Find The Movement of Soul is to put on an unknown playlist or music station in the background and wait for the right one to come on. I have done this a lot and it always works. It may take an hour but then something plays that brings movement to my whole body!

Examples that I have found using the game above (I don’t recommend for little ears on some of these):

  • Days to Come – Seven Lions Featuring Fiora
  • Awaken Me – Abbi Spinner McBride
  • Blood in the Cut – K Flay (not kid friendly)
  • Rún- Skald
  • A Little Wicked – Valerie Broussard
  • Mi Guapo – Bebe
  • Desire – Meg Myers (not kid safe, this is more a reclaiming of sexual energy)
  • Deep End – Ruelle
  • Horns – Bryce Fox
  • Angry Too – Lola Blanc (not kid safe)

Before bed, use your journal to describe how this impacted your day. Could you tell a difference in the way you were able to connect to your body during the day?

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.

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

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