Anxiety seems to have become an almost inescapable part of many people’s daily lives, as everyday stresses and strains increase. The problem is that it all to easily leads to a downward spiral, which can very quickly lead to the basement of despair.
So what can you do about it to try to counter it in a magickal way? Of course, it is always necessary to remember that anxiety is a medical condition, so if you are feeling out of sorts on a deeper level, you should consult your medical practitioner.
That being said, this working is something that you may find very beneficial, and the results can be of huge comfort in easing your mind. I mean, just look at those sky blue candles, and already you feel a little calmer, right? I know I certainly do. (Note to self – place sky blue candles everywhere in the house that I know is a stressful location – the box room that I’m meant to be tackling on a declutter front for instance).
Sometimes anxiety is almost a fear of not allowing ourselves to be noticed, in case we are seen as being too flashy or egotistical. But it is important to remember that actually, by allowing yourself to be your best, your example may well encourage others to follow suit.
We are all meant to shine and as we are liberated from our fears, our presence automatically liberates and empowers others.
It really is a very simple working, and all that you need is:
- Pale sky blue candle (anything that is bigger than a tealight or votive is fine).
- Length of white thread that is long enough to wind around your candle several times.
- Lavender Oil.
- Smooth piece of blue agate, or if you can’t find that, any smooth, blue stone or a piece of clear quartz are fine to use. The important thing is that it is smooth, as the tactile surface helps to instill calm when you hold it in your hand.
- New needle.
What you need to do is this:
Take your candle, and using the new needle, scratch words, symbols or a mixture of both which represent the feeling of anxiety to you personally. So it can be as simple as writing “anxiety be gone” or maybe a spiral symbol signifying how anxiety may make you feel like you are running in circles. Let your imagination run riot here, as the more personal it is to you, the more effective the outcome.
Tie one end of the thread to the base of your candle. It is useful to have another candle to hand so that you can seal the thread to the candle with a drop of wax.
Now wind the thread clockwise up the candle, right to the wick, and again tie the end to the wick and maybe fix it with another drop of wax.
Once this is done, place some lavender oil on your fingertip, and trace over the thread with it, so you are basically anointing it. As you do this, recite:
“As my finger spirals around,
Lasting Peace within be found.
As my hand does light this flame,
Inner thoughts are calmed to tame.”
Light the candle, and take the stone in your left hand (the receiving hand). Take time to appreciate its smoothness and coolness, and let those feelings permeate you.
Sit calmly, and gaze into the candle for a few minutes (or longer, as you feel is required), and visualize all of your anxieties going up with the smoke of the candle. Leave the candle to burn out of its own accord.
Carry the stone with you, as it has been charged with calming powers, and then you will know that you are always able to call on that stored energy whenever you feel the need. It truly is your own little portable powerhouse of calm!
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