Returning to Meditating


I haven’t meditated in a long while. This was because I was always feeling tired and I had been told by deities not to meditate when feeling ill. Since I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I know it’s a disability to work around, not an illness and today I have gone back to meditating.

Thankfully there is no fall out from my deities from not meditating. I talked to them about it and they told me that since I thought I was ill and stopped because of that, I was doing what I was told. I have found in the past that “I didn’t know” is not a valid excuse when dealing with deities.

I’ve decided to meditate on Mondays. I want to meditate once a week and if I have a bad day with my fibromyalgia it’s not a good time to meditate, or if my son has a bad night then I won’t meditate on Monday because I’ll start falling asleep during meditation and annoy my deities. At the moment it’s far too easy to for things to shift to the right in my life (for example, I was planning to post this on Monday and it’s now Wednesday) and intending to meditate on a Monday ensures I do meditate once a week as I’ll meditate on another day if things are bad.

Illness


I have heard that you shouldn’t perform witchcraft while ill. I would amend that and say I would not perform witchcraft while I was unable to function except if it was an emergency.

To muddy the waters further, I have found I am unable to read tarot cards with a headache but would have no problem performing witchcraft. Others may be able to read the tarot with a headache as it could be that the reason that I am unable to read with a headache is because I’m not very good at reading the tarot.

In other words, it’s up to you and your own limitations. I imagine there are a lot of people thinking “that’s not very helpful” but if you have fibromyalgia (like me) or another ongoing illness then there are days where you can perform witchcraft and then there are days when only two brain cells turn up for work and you’re not going to be able to do anything.

Meditation


Earlier in June, after being in hospital, I had trouble exerting myself physically and my doctor diagnosed me with malaise. I was off work for three months and then on a phased return, where you gradually build up the days you are working till you get back to work full-time.

Even when I was back at work full-time I wasn’t fully well, which meant that I couldn’t meditate, as I had been told not to meditate when I wasn’t well by my deities.

This week is the first week in six months I’ve got back to meditation. I got in to it fairly easily, but was not there for long. Like everything else, I expect it to get easier the more I practice.

I’ve also been told to meditate every week, so I will hopefully soon be back to where I was before I was off ill.

Cat Protection Spell


At Beltane I did a spell to protect my cat against illness. It can be done at other times, but it’s appropriate at Beltane and it’s an easy date to remind myself that it should be done.

Some of you will be saying that I should have pet insurance. I do, but the insurance does not protect you from the inconveniences of your pet being ill or from having to pay the first £50 of the bill, which has just gone up to £70 due to my pet’s age.

I made this spell years ago after my cat had caught ringworm from hedgehogs. I wasn’t insured then, as she was very young so I hadn’t bothered. The treatment cost me £100, plus I had to shampoo the affected part, which fortunately was only one of her ears.

My cat is now approaching eleven years old and apart from wounds sustained while fighting I haven’t had to pay out for any illnesses.