The Temperance energies prompt; Trust the magic of presence. See the sacred in the simple. Create new magic from what is familiar.
Temperance and Camilla
The Temperance energy can be embodied by a man, a woman or a situation. The Temperance modifies passions in order to allow for new truths to be learned and incorporated into one’s life.
Focusing on the present moment brings balance to opposing forces. Give every task before you the gift of your full attention. Stillness reveals the middle way. The tea ceremony is an act of mindfulness.
Temperance energies manifest in Camilla.
The tea plant is rich in antioxidants and strengthens the heart.
Preparing a pot of tea with intention cultivates harmony and promotes well being. The ritual becomes the holy alchemy that effects change. There is magic in the mundane; ordinary tea bags stop minor bleeding, soothe sunburns, and reduce eye inflammation. Camellia is the oldest, most widely used botanical in history. Let ancient practices inspire fresh ideas.
Affirmation: Study the past, live the present, prepare for the future.
Temperance Energy is:
- inner calm
- time heals all wounds
The botanical world is rich with mythology and medicine that spans across continents, eras, and ideologies.
- Display a single camellia bud in a small vase. Carefully observe it and discover a new detail each day.
- Create a simple ceremony for peace around your daily cup of tea.
- Learn to make kombucha. Experiment with unique flavors and share with friends.
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Get into a relaxing position and close your eyes, make sure you are a comfortable temperature and not likely to be interrupted.
- Take three deep breaths
- Feel your tension melting away.
Imagine yourself doing one of the crafts mentioned above. Use your imagination. Make it as elaborate or as simple as you like. Have whomever you would like to be there come and share the time with you.
Imagine what it would look and feel like, as if it were really happening. Use your five senses and imagine all the sensory details as though you are really there.
Be creative and indulge in this moment.
Spend as long as you like in this visualization and feel the benefits of crafting with nature. Think about your meditation as often as you like as you go through your day. If possible, create it in reality.
An herbcrafter is an afficianada of the botanical realm. She is in love with plants and longs to know them more deeply.
Her approach is driven by a playful, wild spirit.
The herbcrafter embraces the plant world as her teacher and friend through observation and botany, gardening and wildcrafting, medicine and kitchen craft, fiber arts and weaving, art and magic.
She recognizes herself as part of nature. She seeks reciprocity in all things. Through the relationship with the botanical world, she learns how plants and people can be of service to one another.
Trust the magic of presence. See the sacred in the simple. Create new magic from what is familiar.