I have been lucky enough to know Hope and Glory for a long time now – I’m not going to say how many years, it’s not relevant. Our relationship has been lifetimes in the making. (Hope has no proof of reincarnation. She remains skeptical) When you have known someone for this long, you start to really understand them and their moods. Good moods, bad moods and even when they are in a down right funk. If you ask them they know my moods as well. It happens with friends. You don’t even have to be empathic to notice these things. You just have to have your head out of your ass er… your heart open to see and feel the emotions of those around you. It’s not some trick.
So when Hope or Glory are in a funk I know, when they are truly excited and happy I know. When they feel trapped and are struggling I know and vice versa. They are family and we know when someone is off. Most of the time this off-ness is normal. I understand that emotions like everything in life are on a continuum. We are not meant to be always happy or always sad but flow from one emotion to the next. I teach and study yoga; this is one of the key parts of a healthy yoga practice, to know and to focus on the moment, to experience that emotion fully, and then move on to the next. We are always flowing and ever changing.
So when Hope, Glory, one of my Spawn or Coyvere gets stuck in an emotion, it’s a flag to me that something is up. Not always ‘oh, my stars and garters, it’s a magical attack!’, but something wrong – let’s dig into it and find out what’s up.
I have my check lists that I always run thought before jumping to a magical cause. Do I need to eat, do I need to drink something, am I in pain because I over did something, and lastly am I really just this pissy and moody because of hormones or is there something else going on? Coyvere has blood sugar issues; he can get rather dark, broody and glum if he hasn’t eaten in a couple of hours. Both he and I were hard on our bodies in our youth so they ache at times. Being pre-menopause sucks. These are just realities of my being in a human body.
On the days, where I feed Coyvere and drink some water, we both go back to our normal and it’s all good. Maybe I’ll take a bath in some Epson salts to soak these poor muscles and joints; things relax, pain goes away, and to quote one of my favorite children’s books again “it’s all good”. Hormone stuff – well, that’s just a ball of long tailed wet cats in a room full of rocking chairs – no real safe way to check that other than personal recognition. Once I’ve got though this check list and if any of these things help then I know the cause is physical or mental.
Days when I go through the check list and nothing helps, like chatting with Hope and getting a headache, and feeling just wave after emotional wave of panic coming off of her, then I can go huh… that’s not right. Maybe there is something else going on.
Recognize that your thoughts come and go; they are not inevitable, nor are they permanent. This is not saying you don’t have a right to be pissed off, or angry, or afraid of something or a situation. It does mean that if you can’t let go of that fear, pissed off or that anger maybe just maybe something is feeding that emotion. When logic fails then it’s time to check for magical influence. Which (witch?) sounds strange given that magic has logic, but I digress.
Remember the post the three of us wrote a few months ago on cleaning and warding. That is always the first step in checking to see if something has a magical influence. Clean yourself off, dust those chakras, and polish up that aura. Redo your wards, reinforce your wards. Clean off other family members and the pets. Maybe even burn some incense. Do what you need to do to get the icky out of your house and off you.
If this doesn’t help, call a friend. Friends have a wonderful way of helping you when you are down and with calling you out. We are not always meant to travel this journey alone learn and it is always okay to ask for help