Hey there, thank you for answering my post. I too have lost magick in my life due to mental health issues and hope someday I can find the answer to what I am looking for. If you ever need to talk just let me know, as I could use a witchy friend right now. Good luck to you and may your journey be light.
I gotta be honest with you, I saw the notification for this when you posted it and was really hoping someone else would answer because I've been feeling like this for a while.
I'm not sure how helpful this is for you (it wouldn't be my favourite answer if someone told me this, I guess) but I'm trying to listen to more witchy/Pagan podcasts/watch videos and also read wildhunt.org to make it more of a regular thing. I'm a green witch, so I spend a lot of time in nature (admittedly not as much as I wish I would) so I talk with plants a lot. I don't know if this would work for you (or something in your craft you really liked) but for me it kind of helps remind me of magick and how beautiful the world can be. I'm also trying to get back into meditation and yoga, something I stopped doing due to mental health issues.
I read a lot of things for "witchy slumps" where basically they say you need to ease yourself back into it. Enchant tea, draw sigils on your hand, practice some grounding, you know what I mean. I find it kind of hard to incorporate it back into my practice but I think it helps, even if just to remind yourself not to lose touch with your craft.
Honestly, these haven't been the most helpful things for me. I'm struggling with getting back in touch with my witchy side. I really hope that these can give you some insight and help you, though, even just a little.
Good luck, friend.
As something of a "science guy," I sometimes find it distressingly easy to lose that ol' witchy feeling (cue soundtrack, LOL) but -- ironically because I'm a "science guy" -- I have a few easy-to-remember points to ponder that quickly restore my sense of there being magick in the world...
- I live on the surface of a roughly spherical chunk of rock that is spinning on its axis at about 1,000 miles per hour. Because it's not a perfect sphere, it wobbles on its axis while spinning around. While all this spinning and wobbling is going on, it's also careening around the closest celestial thermonuclear furnace at about 67,000 miles per hour. Despite all this, an invisible force prevents me from being flung off into space.
- Given a little time, some water, and some sunlight, a seed that's less than 1/4 inch long and less than 1/10 of an inch thick can become a Sequoia tree that's 25 stories tall.
- Water takes up more space when it gets very cold and freezes solid. Water also takes up more space when it gets very warm (before it reaches boiling temperature). This means that water literally has a "comfort zone" where it's happy just being itself... just like me.
- Take the largest single cell in a female human body -- just one! -- and set it aside. Take the smallest single cell in a male human body -- again, just one -- and set it aside. Remove half the normal human complement of genetic material from each and then let them smack into each other. The result will be a whole new human... that grows inside a female human... who will grow a whole new organ from scratch just to support the process!
- Atoms are basically little clouds of teensy-weensy particles busily zooming around each other that are basically just electrical sparks moving in orbits determined by the polarity (positive/negative) and strength of their electrical charges. Everything is made of atoms, so basically everything in existence is just a collection of little clouds... and yet we have hard, non-permeable materials, semi-permeable materials, permeable materials, and materials that dissolve either to form suspensions inside other materials or that actually bond with them to form completely new materials... and it's all just tiny, little, buzzing electrical clouds.
There's more, but I think you can see where I'm going. There is magic literally EVERYWHERE. (Just because we can name, predict, follow, measure, and calculate something doesn't mean it isn't magic... it's just been named, predicted, followed, measured, and calculated.)
Make a little space in your day -- it can literally be just a couple of minutes here or there -- to contemplate the amazingness of how a tree can move water from 10 feet underground to its leaves 250 feet in the sky, how a rock can be the hardest thing in its environment and yet be slowly worn away by the water that's so fluid it has to move around the rock instead of through it, how a grain of sand can be picked up by the wind in an arid Mongolian field only to be deposited in a temperate rainforest in western North America... and let that sense of awe and wonder be the battery that recharges your sense of magick. :-)
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