Would you like to explore more forms of magickal healing or different types of alternative medicine? These suggestions are geared toward your mental health and your emotional wellness. They are also intended to positively influence your holistic health, your whole body wellness, and your magickal craft.
Crystal healing is an alternative medicine technique that can be used to influence and enhance mental health and emotional well-being. It can also be used for physical needs. Certain stones, minerals, and crystals are said to have their own natural healing energy. Different colors, textures, and types of stones and crystals are utilized for different reasons and types of healing.
Whether you are drawn to rose quartz, amethyst, or carnelian, it is easy to get started with crystal healing. There are many professionals certified in crystal healing. Some are also experienced in alternative medicine areas like massage therapy or reiki. If you are interested in personal healing, with crystal healing, you can even do it yourself. Learn more about the basics of healing crystals, explore more about some of the most popular healing stones for witches and self-healers, and find out from a third-generation witch how to use healing crystals for your health.
Reiki is a form of energy healing. Reiki can help you to clear energy blockages and may even help you to feel better mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. If you are interested in this Japanese form of magickal healing, find a Reiki professional you trust. You can be attuned by them so you can perform sacred Reiki yourself – or you can go to them directly for distance healings or face-to-face attunement sessions.
Discover more about the origin and history of Reiki here. You can also explore more of the health benefits of Reiki here. For more information about Reiki sessions with an MHW affiliate focused on mental health and emotional wellness, please Contact Us and let us know you are interested in a Reiki professional. We can help you get started with distance healings.
Meditation & Visualization
Meditation is integral to many spiritualities. It is also an excellent healing tool for your body and brain. Learning to meditate is a skill that takes practice, but the benefits of mindfulness can help you to rest in the present moment. It can also help you with rituals, spellwork, and practicing alternative forms of healing, therapy, and medicine.
Meditaiton isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it. Even seasoned witches, spiritualists, and meditation practitioners find it difficult from time to time to keep the mind quiet. The key is to stay disciplined and practice daily. Even five minutes to start can help you clear your mind, de-stress and re-energize.
A few different resources can help to teach you how to meditate. The experts at Mindful.org provide a basic meditation guide for beginners, while the GAIAM community is an excellent place to start learning about techniques and benefits. You can also find meditation smartphone apps, mindfulness courses, and classes online. Thousands of books on meditation are available nearly anywhere.
Visualization is a method of visualizing images or ideas, which is also known as visualization meditation. It may include affirmations, symbols, or mantras. In visualizing on repeat or for a period of time, the practice is intended to manifest the desired result.
The act of visualization is important for witches – and can be beneficial for your mental health – because it can help to put yourself in a more positive mindset than you were before. This type of meditation is also said to help relieve stress, anxiety, and loss of focus.
Spellwork & Ritual
Your spells and rituals can be used for magickal healing. At the core is your intention. Decide what you want to heal. Do you want to stabilize your moods, strengthen your self-esteem, or build your courage to stand up for yourself in times of struggle?
Browse through your grimoire, talk to other witches, or draw on your experience to determine what is best for your healing spells. For example:
-Rose quartz can be used for self-love, while amethyst can be used to help balance moods. Obsidian and tourmaline are two stones that can be used for protection.
-Burning a white candle may help to symbolize the purification of thoughts or the birth of a new phase in your life. Black candles can symbolize the banishing of old ways or for protecting yourself against negative influences. You can also use chakra healing colors to determine which color you need to heal the chakra you are having trouble with. If you’d like, pick the color that makes you think the most of what you need to heal. Some popular healing colors include blue, orange, and yellow.
-Write out a spell, create a new ritual, or write out a list of affirmations or manifestations. Each of these ideas can be incorporated into your magickal healing. They can also make the manifestation of emotional wellness or mental health more powerful.
A professional massage is not only relaxing; it can also help increase circulation in the body, reduce muscle tension, and decrease feelings of stress or anxiety. If you would like to reap the benefits of massage at home, you can also perform a self-massage on certain parts of your body, such as your arms, legs, or scalp.
A regular massage is an excellent strategy for keeping your whole body feeling great. It can also help to reduce your feelings of stress over time. Completing a self massage before a meditation, visualization, or some spell work may help to get you in the right mindset, especially if you are sensitive to touch.
Learn how to do a self-massage from Healthline, then set out some time daily to help your muscles release and unwind. Combine your self-massage techniques with self-reiki sessions, aromatherapy, or crystal therapy to reap additional benefits.
You may also be interested in other forms of complementary body work for your magickal healing, like acupuncture or acupressure.
Our founder Amber (who you can find on Instagram @ambergrimeswitch), is a huge fan of candle magick. In fact, she’s been doing it for nearly 15 years. For one, it’s affordable. It’s also fun and appeals to witches who are creative or like to play with color. For beginners, she likes this simple guide to candle magick from Refinery29. You can also learn more about the benefits of candles from our friends at Enchanted Living Magazine.
Explore more about choosing magickal spell candles – but you can also make your own if you’d like. If you become a candle magick super fan, you can also purchase books on the subject or take courses and certifications online.
Combining Your Magickal Healing With Other Therapies
Magickal healing is so exciting and diverse, so remember, witches, this is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to recommend more forms of magickal healing for lightworkers, self-healers, and the members of the occult who would like to improve or enhance their emotional wellness or their mental health, please feel free to email us.
In the meantime, explore some of our other resources. Discover ideas for witchy wellness activities that you can do at home, no matter what is going on in your life or what is happening in the world. You can also draw inspiration for your healing from our magickal celebrations page or our holistic health community guide.