What place(s) in my physical body take in the most external information?
(My answers to this question are: eyes, head, mouth, heart, ears, and hands).
A physical gesture that you decide on to acknowledge each answer you gave.
(I use the traditional sign of making the cross over myself as part of my lineage is Catholic and also as I know that crosses are much older than any one faith tradition, speaking to the crossroads and the liminal).
Any other ritual items you might desire, like candles or incense.
Take a third moment to become aware of and connected to your physical body and all that it does for you.
Acknowledge your desire to shield and protect yourself so that you walk in greater sovereignty.
Notice how it feels to be shielded and sealed.
Love and Magic,
PS: the above illustration is from the dark and wonderful story known both as Donkeyskin and Deerskin and is by Arthur Rackham, an illustrator whose work I deeply love. The story is all about the traumas that happen, even in thebest” families and teaches how skins fit, don’t fit, and can be grown. Read the entire story and for a wonderful exploratory essay on the story, check out from the Journal of Mythic Arts.