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A never-ending storm, the tempest of life thrusts us from challenge to challenge. It’s difficult to remain calm when the world is in the state of conflict. How do we stay centered when we are so deeply affected by social and political injustices, or even simply when our own personal lives are in a state of unrest? It’s easy to grow anxious. We live in a world of nerves. Learning how to stay calm is an art, a process, and a journey that will transform you and the world you interact with. You can be the doldrum amidst the storm, if you find that calm within yourself.

Still, finding that “calm” is much easier said than done.

I’ve battled with panic attacks and anxiety my whole life. My childhood was unstable, chaotic, and very painful. But, I found ways to escape, to cope. Most of my calming devices came from my own mind. I learned that you can ascend from pain by going within. Everything you will ever need you already have inside you.

Magic can illuminate that path inward.

Below, you will find a calming spell. I hope it brings you light.

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What You Will Need:

  • Lavender
  • Candle – I suggest a natural color, though white or blue works too (my self-love candle is great for this spell)
  • Calming crystals (I used Opalite, Selenite, Amethyst, Elestial Quartz, and a seashell)
  • A bowl of water
  • Sea Salt
  • If possible, a bathtub *optional

Before you begin the spell, cast your circle to create a safe, protected space for magic.

  1. Sit with your magical tools in front of you.
  2. Light the candle before you.
  3. Breathe deeply nine times. With each inhale, visualize the air filling you with calm. With each exhale, visualize the anxiety/stress leaving your body.
  4. Take the salt. Pour nine pinches of salt into the bowl of water. Salt is a purifying agent. You are cleansing.
  5. Take the lavender. Pinch off nine bits of the lavender flowers and sprinkle them into the water. The lavender is a calming flower. You are soothing.
  6. Recite:

“Bring me calm,

Bring serenity,

As I will it, so mote it be.

Blessed be.”

7.   If you can, draw yourself a bath and pour the bowl of water into it. Submerge yourself in the   calm. If you do not have a bathtub, take some of the water from your bowl and sprinkle the water on the areas of tension within your body. For example, if you feel the stress in your chest, place your hand on your heart.

8.   Carry the leftover lavender with you for calming throughout your day. Let it remind of you of the peace you carry within you.

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