"The process of brewing tea as a spiritual and magical act is one that opens the mind and connects the soul to subtle energies around us. As we blend our ingredients we are brought into connection with the true purpose of our needs and desires. Be mindful of your ingredients, your water, and as you sip your tea, move inward and embody what it is you wish to manifest."
Being mindful during the process of preparing tea helps to peel our attention away from distractions, problems, worries. If you have lit the candle nearby, you can gaze at its flame from time to time, too, as a way to deepen your step away from the rest of life.
When I use tea as part of a spiritual ritual, I begin by making myself a comfy spot on the couch, moving aside whatever is on the side table, so there will be room for my tea, grabbing my journal & a pen to make sure it will be close to me if insights occur.
I light the candle and then sit quietly while the water heats up, and just the anticipation of the tea time helps me relax. By the time I am sitting again with my cup of gingerbread tea, I feel completely relaxed, wrapped up in comfort and coziness, and ready for the next step in my ritual.
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, tea matchmaker, self care coach and lifestyle blogger. I help women who want more time for tea breaks & self care simplify, and find time for both. More here.