Since my last post I have been working really hard to keep up with my daily tasks and routines. I’ve followed through to the best of my ability, which fluctuates from day to day. But everyday I give conscious effort to do the best I can with what I’ve got.
That means remembering who I am and what makes my life feel “good” and “on track”.
The crazy thing is that I haven’t even beat myself up for not accomplishing everything on my “list of the day” and that in itself is a major triumph.
When I woke up this morning, before I even got out of bed I asked myself a simple question; How will I choose to spend my time today? And the question didn’t make me anxious.
I say this because two weeks ago, time management was difficult. At the end of a day where all those things on my list seemed to remain one step ahead of me, I was mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. I ended up being a crabby bitch when I started thinking about all the things I didn’t get done. I felt like I just couldn’t keep up with life.
So I took 3 cleansing breaths and wrote out the bare bones of this spell, which in part was a letter to myself, (but really, aren’t most spells merely letters to that aspect of ourselves that we are trying to connect with?) and then had a heart-to-heart talk with the Goddess.
Thyme Management Spell
Gather your items:
Your three minute egg timer
1 orange candle
1 small bottle
3 drops patchouli oil
3 drops cinnamon leaf oil
3 drops orange oil
30 drops sweet almond or mineral oil
A pinch of thyme (go ahead and make it a big pinch)
A piece of paper and your pretty purple pen that makes you happy.
Remember your simple altar setup. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid). You know that during this time in your life simplicity avoids confusion and saves time!
So set it up and quit over-thinking, because I know you will want to. You just love second-guessing yourself. Keep acting that way and all the thyme in the world will not be enough.
Cleanse, cast, and invoke. Then move forward.
Prepare the oil in the bottle with a dropper, add the thyme, cap and shake to mix well. Imagine that while you are shaking the oil that you are also dislodging any negativity or frustration that comes with simply trying to keep up with life. But be careful not to break the bottle with your built up ick, because then you’ll have to start all over again, thus wasting more time.
On the piece of paper write your petition to the Goddess, feeling your deep personal need for successful time management. And remember, K.I.S.S.
I wrote to Her during my ritual, expressing my longing for less chaos and more peace throughout my days. I didn’t want to feel rushed, and I didn’t want to be angry at myself anymore because anger physically hurts me. I wanted her to know that I was willing to keep my priorities in focus, and to take charge of my actions, as each one leads to the other, and so on.
I folded the letter and held it in my hands feeling my fingers tingle with energy. When it felt right, I placed the piece of paper under the timer. Then I dabbed a small amount of the prepared oil to my wrists and rubbed them together.
I lit the orange candle and started the timer.
I gazed into the candle flame and pictured myself going through a typical day at a calm even pace. Things were running smoothly. Appointments were remembered and household duties were under control. My mind wandered into the darkness a few times but I reigned it back in.
When the timer had sounded, I extinguished the flame and went on about my day. When that feeling of tension began bubbling up, I would bring back into focus the orange candle’s flame and feel the loving support from Her. I was then able to trust in my ability to take back control of my day.
I did this every morning for 3 days, and every other day since. I read the letter, dab on the oil, light the candle, start the timer, and then visualize a smooth sailing day. It only takes a few minutes, and within those first 3 days I began to see a noticeable difference in how I reacted to situations, and how I made better choices in managing my time.
I’m going to do this as often as I need, (replacing the candle when needed) but I choose not to waste my time obsessing about it! I will do it and then go on about my day.
The best part about this daily “blessing” is that I’m finding that if my day didn’t go exactly as planned, I don’t beat myself up about it. One of the things I’ve learned since starting this is that successful time management is the ability to take on unforeseen challenges without causing negativity to creep in and slow me down.
Many Blessings on Your Journey )O(
5 thoughts on “Thyme in a Bottle”
This is lovely! ❤
I want a spell for cleaning and some order and structure – for the creative chaos not tipping over into filthy chaos. I'll think of something. Best thing: To work the spell I need to clear some space first =)
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You sound like me. Let me know when you come up with a spell that balances the chaos! (I’m totally serious here) My system for the art studio is stuffing everything into giant Rubbermaid bins- which works to clean it up fast. Different bins for different projects. So I’ll get a collage itch and end up dumping all the contents of the “collage” bin onto the floor trying to find my sharpest pair of scissors. Creativity at its best is messy process ;-D
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My room is the art studio, and sound studio, and storage room, and walk-in closet, and altar room, and… ARRRGH!
Have given the matter some thought and probing feeling and have come up with mint, light and space – so far. I want the light to be natural (remove hanging clothes in front of window, clear the sill), space to, well, actually _be_ there – just a lill bit of space (ARRRGH again) and for scent – mint. Oh, and lemon and orange (great for cleaning) and perhaps eucalyptus.
Ah, and Bach Flowers – Crab Apple, of course. And Clematis.
And sage from the balcony.
And some – plan, a structure. Of some kind. Tomorrow I got more time for the matter.
I am taking inspiration from you thyme spell, I love the fact that it leads to a regular practise (that’s real magic!) and I love the oil shaking. And the Simple Keeping! =)
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