Silver Chalice Wiccan 'Zine Special Edition: Life Lessons I'm Relearning & Energy-Healing Tip
April 01, 2016
Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine The UnZine
A Cautionary Tale from erin Dragonsong and
April / May 2016
Merry Meet! Welcome to the Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine!
Except this issue is actually an UN-zine. I regret to announce there isn't a full issue today.
All I have for you this month is a kind of cautionary tale. Listen well, and if at all possible, please learn from my mistakes!
Of Mind & Body
If you've been following the Silver Chalice for a year or more, you probably know that I've been burning the candle at both ends for some years — excessively long hours and virtually no days off — in a valiant
(or is "insane" the word I'm looking for?) effort to get the Wiccan School course up and running.
What I tried to ignore is that the candle I was burning up was MY BODY.
I knew I was overworked; I knew I needed down-time; I knew I was burning out badly. But I thought I could keep going long enough to finish.
And I did (mostly).
What I didn't know is that I was systematically depleting my physical health and programming myself for future illness.
Well, folks, the future — as they say — is now.
I've been going through a series of health crises, one upon another, for almost a year. One thing after another; frequently overlapping. And it's been getting more intense as I went along.
This has definitely enforced a different lifestyle! No more can I override my body's
needs and keep to "business as usual." Instead, my body is making its own demands —
Many doctor appointments
Many specialist appointments
Many and various alternative healing appointments
Days where I'm just not functional
Several hours each day of required self-care
Many more days where I'm barely functional...
How This Happened
A large part of the problem wasn't simply the overwork, either, but the self-talk I was allowing myself to indulge in. With all my effort and attention going to the work, I wasn't as disciplined with the thoughts
I was thinking and the emotions I was feeling.
For instance, I would frequently bemoan the overwhelming workload, complain about how tired I was, and say things like "this is killing me!"
I should've seen it coming. I do know better!
In retrospect, those thoughts, emotions, and words were my body's way of telling me I was seriously out of balance and something was gonna have to give.
I guess I just didn't want to think about it... because if I thought about it, I'd have to do something about it. Something radical. Something crazy! Like: stop! And I didn't believe that was an option.
Those were also Energetic, magickal "seeds" I was planting in myself — seeds of stress, overwhelm, exhaustion, and self-
destruction. And I ended up harvesting the inevitable fruits: in my case, auto-immune issues, heart issues, digestion issues, back problems, and more.
The three-fold law, folks! Even when we do it to ourselves, whatever we send out comes back to us multiplied many times over.
What I've (Re-)Learnt
So what are my life lessons here? Four-fold:
We make our choices, and we pay the price for them — even when we hope we can sidestep or undo them later.
Even if we have to do the near-impossible, we protect ourselves better when we approach it with a positive attitude
In the long run, working smarter is more productive (instead of being virtually
unable to work now, if I'd taken better care of myself I'd still be functional)
Nothing is truly worth sacrificing our health for!
The repercussions of my past actions demand a heavy price. At some point, probably sooner than later, I'm going to need to focus almost exclusively on my health to recover.
Which unfortunately means the work will have to suffer. Already it's difficult to keep up on social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc., and I'm not nearly as fast on even critical email as I should be (many emails I wish I could reply to, but just can't). And of course, the 'Zine takes a hit too.
So I must apologise, but there won't be a regular issue this month. I hope by June I will have something for you.
Meanwhile, may you fully enjoy the glories of Spring!!
(Or Autumn, if you live Down Under. )
P.S. An Energy-Healing Tip
If you'd like to send supportive Energy, to me or anyone or even the Earth, there's a trick to it.
The trick in Energy Healing is: Feel happy, whole, and Energised as you do, visualising the recipient as happy, whole, and Energised too.
Sometimes we feel empathy for others who are in pain or suffering, and we want to send them help.
If it comes from a place of feeling sad for them, or afraid for them, or even just feeling like they're in trouble and need help, though... we're actually, unintentionally
sending more "ill" Energy to them!
For Energy to be healing, it must be charged with positive thoughts and emotions.
With that in mind, I would like to thank you in advance (since I probably won't be able to respond to non-vital emails) for any positive Energy you wish to send my way.
See you at the next turn of the Wheel!
With Bright Blessings,
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