Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pagan Values Month: Illness

The Pagan Blog Prompt I'm working from is the question of illness, which is particularly apt for me since I'm dealing with illness and today (which is Saturday, not actually the day this is being posted) stayed home from work sick.

How do you deal with illness?
Does being sick hinder your magic work?
Do you employ magic to make yourself healthy again?
What about others? Do you work magic to heal other people?



How do you deal with illness?

I usually deal with illness by staying in bed and sleeping in. Then maybe reading and maybe eating some kind of chicken soup. That is, when I don't have to go to work and when it's not too bad to keep me from work.

Does being sick hinder your magic work?

I'm not actually a witch, I'm a shamanic practitioner. But yes I would say that it hinders me. I can't really explain it, but I guess you could say that illness sort of gets in the way.

Do you employ magic to make yourself healthy again?

Not as often as I should. Remember I said before that I don't always do things that I know are good for me? this is one such case. Except that I often don't even think to. But when I do I usually call on Brighid to help me, and even if I don't feel better immediately it's comforting.

What about others? Do you work magic to heal other people?

Yes, I have. For three people that I can bring to mind. Two of them when I was still a practicing (though very inexperienced) witch before I discovered shamanic practices. The third one has been since. I didn't have miraculously results but I think I helped two of them. The third, my dad...I don't know. But he has post-polio syndrome and it would probably take an awful lot to make that go away.

3 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Illness affect everything I do. I work certain spells (usually rubs, candles, incenses and things of the sort) while I'm healthy so that I can use them on myself when I feel ill. I also count on my friends for healing.

A few days have gone by since Saturday; I hope you are okay now.

Toriz said...

It's hard to find the energy for magic when you don't feel well!

Hope you're feeling better today.

Sarita Rucker said...

Magaly -- I think I should try that.

Toriz -- I have good days and bad days. Overall I'm getting better. I think. So I tell myself...