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Note to self: when you do serious energetic work late at night, you’re going to be exhausted the next day.
50 Ways To Make Today (and Every Day) Magical - From Waking to Sleep
Hello lovelies, I think I certainly could probably do a list of at least 50 more things, so let’s call this Part 1 for now. This list is meant to be a guide to easy, practical things you can do every day to honour yourself, strengthen your connection to divinity and your connection to nature. Without further ado, I give you “50 Ways To Make Today (and Every Day) Magical - From Waking to Sleep”.
1.) Allow yourself to wake naturally (e.g. without an alarm), if possible. Write down your dreams as soon as you are awake. Spend a few additional minutes writing down any additional messages that come to your mind.
3.) Do Yoga.
4.) Pull a tarot card of the day for the insight of a daily message. I like to ask the deck what message do I need to need to know for today?
5.)Say a series of positive affirmations aloud upon waking. Some examples of strong affirmations are: “I know that I deserve Love and accept it now”, “When I believe in myself, so do others”, “My body heals quickly and easily”, “I manifest abundance in all aspects of my life”.
7.) Light some incense or a candle on your altar and greet your personal deities.
8.) Use dilute essential oils in your bath or shower, or use natural products infused with them. Choose appropriate correspondences to your intentions and what you wish to manifest for the day.
9.) Eat natural foods, and avoid unnecessary chemicals / processed foods in your diet. Be contentious about what you are putting into your body. Use fresh herbs, fruit or vegetables from your garden in your cooking. If you don’t have a garden, try to buy from local and in season (e.g. from a farmer’s market).
10.) Cleanse and charge a crystal to carry with you in your pocket or bag.
11.) Wear clothes that make you feel fabulous and beautiful- if it doesn’t make you happy/comfortable, ditch it! You can also try match your colour scheme to specific intentions (e.g. if you associate green with abundance and prosperity, wear it strengthen your money attracting abilities). Or if you’re like me and wear 95% black, add a punch of colour with an appropriately coloured accessory.
12.) Spend 10 minutes de-cluttering your personal workspace every day.
13.) Hang art that inspires you in your workspace and throughout your home.
14.) Make a vision board, or if you already have one spend a few minutes concentrating on the images, and perhaps adding a few more.
15.) Ride your bike or walk instead of taking the car.
16.) Go sit under a big tree in the park with your journal, or bring a good book.
17.) Send a thank-you note to someone and express your gratitude to others.
18.) Listen to music that makes you feel good and connects you to Source energy.
19.) Dance for at least five minutes every day. Even if it’s in your skivvies and all by yourself.
20.) Take a notebook and pen with you everywhere, you never know when a brilliant idea might hit you!
21.) Brew yourself a cup of herbal tea. This can be a great and discrete way of smudging your cubicle if you work in an office environment.
22.) Kitchen witch it up - put your magic and your intentions into your cooking. Try to choose herbs, spices and ingredients based on their correspondences, or where we are in the wheel of the year.
23.) Adorn your body with jewellery, body art and/or modifications and other personal talismans. These are all powerful methods of asserting your power, protecting yourself, and setting magical intentions.
24.) Go for a leisurely walk, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and your neighbourhood or explore an area you’ve never been to.
25.) Leave a small offering outside for the faeries or your deities- it might be physically consumed by feathered, scaled or furred helpers but it will be appreciated.
26.) Practice small acts of divination. For example, try bibliomancy - open a book to a random page and you just might find the answer you’re looking for. Alternatively you might try kledon, the Greek form of divination from overheard conversations or communications. To try doing this go for a walk, or sit in a coffee shop. Stop for awhile, clear your mind and listen to conversations your might hear around you. You never know when you might just hear exactly what you need to hear.
27.) Spend time playing with, and/or cuddling your pet(s). If you don’t currently have a pet and are able to care for one, consider adopting one from a rescue organization. Petfinder.com aggregates animals in shelters/foster situations that need forever homes! If you can’t have a pet, consider donating your time or money to such a rescue organization.
28.) Tell at least one person you love them every single day.
29.) Go to a second-hand store, a flea markets, a garage sale or a clothing swap. You never know what treasures the Goddess might have in store for you.
30.) Listen to your intuition and inner guidance systems. The more you listen to them, the stronger they become.
31.) Infuse white wine with lavender, mint and other sweet herbs and then chill for a few hours before enjoying.
32.) Recharge your batteries and cleanse your body by going for a swim, or having a long soak in the tub.
33.) Relax and escape into a whimsical or fantastical film or TV show.
34.) Go see live theatre, music and local art shows.
35.) Give at least one sincere compliment per day. Accept compliments bestowed upon you with grace.
36.) Make your bedroom a luxurious refuge and retreat. Keep it clear of both physical and psychic dust bunnies. Cleanse the area frequently in your preferred method (I like ringing bells and smudging. Also, burning menthol crystals is like psychic bleach!) Make the space your own and as comfortable as possible. Have bed sheets, blankets and pillows made of of materials you adore. My duvet cover & pillow shams are made of plush burgundy velvet and I love crawling into bed because of it.
37.) Spend time only with people who make you feel good. Cut out negative influences, haters and frenemies. The five people you spend the most time with are a reflection upon yourself.
38.) Language has power. Choose your words carefully and speak deliberately.
39.) Create sigils to help you manifest your desires.
40.) Give yourself a totally natural facial - mix 2 tbsp. of raw organic honey, the juice of 1/2 lemon and a pinch of cinnamon. Use this mix as a spot treatment overnight to bring blemishes to a head, or all over your face for 1 hour for soft, glowing skin.
41.) Even if you don’t have room for a garden, you can bring earth energy into your home with house plants. Some non-toxic plants (pet & children safe) you might want to consider bringing in include Jade, Orchids, Ferns, Spider Plants. If you’re unsure if a houseplant might be toxic, check this searchable ASPCA database.
42.) Use environmentally friendly, non-toxic cleaning products in your house.
43.) Put out a bird feeder and/or bird bath in your backyard, porch or deck. Seek out a good book on native bird species from your local library and start keeping track of the different species that come to visit!
44.) Carry small mojo bags, or sachets with you under your clothing or by tucking it into your sock or shoe. You can also leave them under your pillow as you sleep.
45.) Wear naughty, fancy, or just plain pretty underwear under your everyday clothes. You’ll be coyly smiling to yourself all day, and it will add a certain je ne sais quoi and make you sexy self all that more alluring. Trust me, done with the right intention it will make you irresistible to your lover.
46.) Create an astral temple for yourself. This is a place you can visit any time you need to do some magic, but are unable to do so in the physical plane. It is also a safe place for you to use a ‘home base’ when doing astral travel. For an excellent overview of creating an astral temple, see Patrick Dunn’s Postmodern Magic.
47.) Subscribe to an astronomy newsletter or RSS, and go stargazing!
48.) Give yourself an orgasm as often as you want - either with a partner, or on your own.
49.) Put up a dream catcher near your bed, ideally near a window.
50.) When you lie in bed at night, before falling asleep, mentally (re-)charge all of the protection wards in and on the outside of your house.