Monday, June 27, 2016

Love Your Soul Tea


There's something magickal about a cup of tea. Maybe it's because we seek comfort in it's warmth. Or maybe it's the peace it brings on a rainy day. Or is it the moment of solitude we allow ourselves while sipping a cup of tea that has us enchanted with this wonderfully fragrant drink?

Whatever it is, tea makes me happy. I have at least one caffeinated cup in the morning and an herbal tea before bed. Medicinal teas are a whole other topic, but just know that they are so supremely awesome in their healing properties that I get pretty darn excited just mentioning them! Love, love, love me some herbal medicine.

*Clears throat. Straightens skirt.* As I was saying, there's something soothing in a warm cup of tea, a blissful concoction made all the more pleasurable by a little honey and cream. So when I was looking for something that was both relaxing and enriching, I knew it had to involve tea.

Love Your Soul Tea is a magickal blend of black tea and fruit that gives us the magickal properties necessary for self-love and self-awareness. Too often we are caught in a maze of self-deprecating thoughts, which is helpful to no one. We have enough negativity to brave in this world. Why contribute to it in your own mind? Buddha said if our compassion does not include ourselves then our compassion is incomplete. Love yourself, people! For goodness sake, recognize the incredible person you are and show yourself some respect. Life is too beautiful to be at war with yourself. And we cannot reach higher levels of spiritual consciousness until we find harmony within ourselves.

So what makes Love Your Soul Tea so fantastic? You mean beside the fact that it's super duper tasty? Let me show you!

Black Tea
In terms of magickal properties, tea is used for awareness and courage. It takes courage to love yourself in this crazy world! Somewhere self-care became synonymous with selfish, which is total horse turds in case you didn't know. Having respect for ourselves not only gives us the resources to have respect for others, but it teaches our children through example. You wouldn't want your kid berating themselves over failing a test or having an extra cookie. But that's what they witness every time we complain about being "lazy" for not getting twelve loads of laundry done in thirty minutes, or for grabbing a slice of pizza instead of making a salad. Remember, how you speak to yourself is how your children will speak to themselves. Be nice to yourself!

Orange Peel
Orange is a symbol of love and purification. Love for, well, yourself. Purification for those mean thoughts tumbling around your head. Self-directed negativity weakens our souls as well as our bodies. Nourish yourself with considerate thoughts. Speak to yourself as you would your best friend. If you wouldn't tell your best friend she looks like shit after a night of restless sleep, don't think it while looking in a mirror. (And if you do speak to your friends like that, you may want to buy them some apology chocolates because that's pretty rude!)

Lemon Peel
Much like oranges, lemons are great for love and purity. But they also encourage happiness! Which makes sense given their beautiful color and bright aroma. 

Cranberry (dried)
Cranberries are used in spells for safety and protection. Your mind should be a place of safety. (If you haven't caught on yet, I'd really, really like you to be nice to yourself. Pretty please?)

How to Brew:

1 bag of black tea (about 1 Tablespoon if you're using loose)
1 Tablespoon each: lemon peel (fresh or dried), orange peel (fresh or dried), dried cranberries

Combine in a mug and cover with boiling water. Steep for ten minutes then strain. Add cream and honey if desired.

Now, and this is the important part, take a few minutes to yourself while you sip this tea. Think about the wonderful things you contribute to your family and the world. If a negative thought pops up, you tell that bitch to quiet down. Focus on what makes you special. "But Michaela, that sounds egotistical." If you had a huge ego, you wouldn't be thinking self-deprecating thoughts. Thinking you're a good person isn't conceited. Thinking you're 100% without flaws and that everyone else around you is a stupid moron is narcissistic. Total difference. Recognizing your strengths is self-esteem, not self-importance. 

If you're in a place of anxiety and unable to focus, try anxiety journaling. We cannot be at peace with life until we are at peace with ourselves. Give yourself a break. You're doing the best you can. 

Enjoy, my beautiful friends!


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2 comments:

  1. Dude, I love your blog! I just started browsing through it and it's so helpful. Last night and this morning have been kinda rough emotionally, but your writing has been really uplifting. I wish I could, like, hang with you. lol You seem like such a positive, cool person.

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    1. Is it weird that I'm home alone and I'm blushing? Thank you for saying such a sweet thing! I'm really glad you found some comfort. =D Life is rough, man. You've got to find the beauty where you can! ;) Fortunately, there's a lot all around us if we're willing to slow down and appreciate it. I hope you're feeling better today!! I'm really glad you stopped by the blog, and I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful comments. Totally makes my day! =D Now go brew yourself a cup of tea and take a moment to appreciate your awesomeness! You just brightened someone's day. That's pretty awesome in my book! =D Merry Meet, my friend! ♥

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