oh, to be inclosed in the innocent wonder of a child again.
it was the best, least complicated time of my life, full of magic (lol), fun, and learning so many new things a day that i went to bed absolutely exhausted every single night, dreaming dreams of dragons and grand adventures.
i sometimes forget what it’s like to be a child though, what with all the adult responsibilities and all the issues that go along with those responsibilities demanding my attention.
today, i was reminded.
my best friend and her two step children came over for the early afternoon to relax and hang out and just be for a while.
the thing about her step daughter, however, tickles me to no end.
this little girl is a witch-in-the-making, i just know it.
that isn’t to say that my best friend (who is the witch in the family) is forcing the idea on her (in fact, she goes out of her way not to to avoid friction between herself and her hubby), but this little girl sometimes always finds her way into conversations and curiosities unlike any other child i’ve ever seen.
just the other day, my friend was telling me that she and her stepdaughter, aurora, were out in the yard, digging, and she dug up multiple, gorgeous quartz crystals, just from the backyard while my friend found none.
and then there’s the matter of what we have taken to calling The Book ™.
its an old, dog-eared, scribbled in, well loved copy of judika illes’ ‘encyclopedia of 5000 spells’ and it is our go-to whenever we have a problem that needs to be solved by witchy means.
my friend once found aurora pouring over the book, even if she couldn’t read yet.
which brings us to today.
aurora is obsessed with crystals and she knows that i have a plethora and she wanted to see them.
so, i showed her.
i also showed her how to use a pendulum to choose which crystal to take home and how to cleanse said crystal. it was an enjoyable experience and just reaffirmed (to me, anyway) that there’s something special about this little girl.
she ended up with a piece of gorgeous montana agate and she was so excited, and by extension, i was excited to have a hand in the whole thing,
it was super humbling, considering any conversations i have about my path or anything remotely witchy is with my best friend and not a small, curious child who doesn’t know anything about anything yet.
it set me back a peg and made me re-evaluate how i process and handle things.
it made me appreciate my craft so much more.
i wanted also to share the small, simple cleansing ritual with everyone, in case you have some small, curious children in your life as well.
perhaps you can share this with them as well.
simple crystal cleanse
an easy cleanse to share with children
- a crystal
- essential oils (i use teatree or frankincense)
start by anointing your pulse points with a few drops of the essential oil and rub it in, inhaling the scent and letting it calm you.
hold the gemstone cupped in your hands and hold them up to your heart in atmanjali murda as though you’re praying and focus all of your energy on pushing good energy and thoughts into the gemstone while letting the bad flow out.
(i also explain it as “wishing for good things” if the child is too young to understand.)
sit there as long as you feel, there’s no rush and there’s no hurry. it’s all about intuition and doing whatever feels right to you at the time.
i try to make a point to cleanse my gemstones when i remember to do so (which, honestly, isn’t all that often), but you can do so as frequently or sporadically ass you choose.