Let’s make a money bowl to start off the New Year! With the new year here my only resolution has been to post more and embrace my practice out in the open more. So with this in mind I want to share with you all a few things I am going to start using more in my daily practice. From Poppets, to Cinnamon Rituals on the 1st of the month, to other simple DIY things you can do on your own. Simmer Pots, Money Bowls, and anointing oils, there are so many things for me to share with you all.
A poppet can be as simple or as elaborate as you like — it all depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it. You can construct one out of just about any material — cloth, clay, wood, wax. Use your imagination! In some magical traditions, it’s believed that the more work you put into it, and the more complex it is, the stronger your link will be to your goal. Because a poppet is a device for sympathetic magic, all of its components will be symbols of what it is you hope to achieve.
You can do your poppet-making as part of the working itself, or it can be made ahead of time so you can use the poppet later on. Which method you choose is really up to you.
One of my “things” that I do to help my body reduce stress and anxiety is that I drink teas, I also drink teas to help reduce inflammation, help with sleep, and with pain. Teas as I have talked about before are an amazing way to boost your health and promote healing. But that is not all they can do 😉 No, teas are a wonderful addition for any herbalist and for practices with divination, healing, and centering. The possibilities are endless with a good tea. I do make some teas that we offer to people, but only by request these days. However, I thought that I might take a moment and share some recipes with you, that you can add into your own practice or just your kitchen.
Simmer Pot Magic: You can also use a simmer pot to help you achieve your magical goals. The only thing left to do is pick the right ingredients to fit your schedule. There are a lot of magical properties attached to items that give off that autumnal vibe that you can use to your advantage.
When I perform a simmer pot with a magical objective in mind, I
Learn to make your own Oils, Tonics, Infusions and more! As a green witch and a kitchen witch, I often make these for uses around the house. Cleansing, anointing, and for health benefits too, it all depends on what you are looking for.
This is a simple How-To on DIY Shower steamers, I also have pictures in this post of shower steamers that we personally make which are not the same as the instructions, they have natural dyes in them that are safe for skin and not staining to your shower/tub.
With the cold weather creeping in this is a prime time for respiratory issues to hit home.
These shower steamers can help provide you and your family with some much-needed relief as the seasons change.
Let me let you in on a not-so-secret confession. I am an Ancestral Pagan Kitchen Witch with some Eclectic and Gray tossed in there too.
This stew is an amazing alternative to beef stew, the flavors of the Guinness Stout, the bay leaves, and the caraway seeds all blend perfectly to create a hearty, warm, and delightfully filling meal. I love a good stew, no matter if it is a thin broth or a thick broth, and you can make this BOTH ways!
The smell of this lovely warm bread filled the house with its notes of honey, wheat, & hemp. I got excited about having a slice or two with the stew I had made, and boy I was not disappointed once it was dinner time. This is a rather heavy and dense bread but it is perfect with a stew or even a soup on a chilly day. Its slightly sweet, a touch salty, and best severed warm. It would be amazing with some hemp butter or even honey butter to accent both in the bread… or even some hemp butter with a drizzle of honey as a sweet treat. I am for sure going to have to add this recipe into my Make Again category. It was so simple and very yummy!
Crunchy tomato mozzarella bread with warm delicious fried eggs that have a different twist to them. This meal is great for cold evenings, first thing in the morning or even a quick lunch for those who are pressed for time. It is hearty and filling so even the hubs approved of the meal.