Reconnecting with Spirit and disconnecting from Social Media.
It's no secret that I have battled with depression most of my life.
I even wrote a book about it! ( shameless plug....grab it here!)
But over the years my depression has ben creeping back in.
COVID + lockdowns have been hard on me.
But a couple months ago I realized the bigger pressure was social media.
POST POST POST.......share more....do more...beat the algorithm!!!
For someone who is a recovering PEOPLE PLEASER......it's a lot to take in and try to "keep up" with.
I even used to teach how to master social media in my Coven business course.
But after taking a step back and watching my child struggle with screen time and self control, I took a deeper look.
And then I took a month long break from social media.
It was exactly the re-set my brain needed. Disconnecting from the endorphin rush you get that comes with likes and shares.
I started reading again and creating INSTEAD of CONSUMING!
My confidence came back and I knew I wanted to live a more balanced life.
Where my focus is on helping people connect to their ritual and their very own spiritual path.
See I have a gift for taking large ideas and boiling them down to their simplest form. It's how I process things, and make it make sense for ME.
Having several learning disabilities, memory and processing is where I struggle, so I have spent YEARS trying to figure out how to make things make sense for me.
Flowery language, Metaphors are not my strong suit.
I hear myself saying "please speak plainly" in my head all the time.
If you don't get to the point in the first 5 minutes......you have lost me.
And to me this is a GIFT!
It gets all the LIPSTICK + WINDOW COVERINGS out of the way.
Just give me the info......or tell me EXACTLY what you are selling or offering.
So consuming content that is ALL LIPSTICK + WINDOW COVERINGS is beyond stressful for me. And to be honest......that is 99% of what I see on social media.
Lot of people making "IG worthy" altars and spell bottles. And not speaking the truth.
And the TRUTH is ........MAGIC IS SIMPLE....you don't need a lot of tools or "things" to make it work.
Your words are a spell and the universe whispers to you everyday.......but do you actually ever get quiet enough to hear it?!?!?!
During my month off, I reconnected to the simplicity of Magick. To the trees in my forest and to all the creatures that reside in them. I slowed my mind and decreased my anxiety by laying on the ground and accepting the Goddesses healing energy.
Ritual is in my blood and in my breath......and it's in yours too if you listen.
So as I make my way back to social media, you may notice a couple things.
1. I'm blunt.....always have been always will be.
2. I'm honest.....I'm a healer who is also on a healing journey.
3. I'm not perfect and don't want to be put on a pedestal!
4. I call people on their shit all the time....... BOUNDARIES are about holding people accountable for their actions too! If you screw me over.....I will point it out and give you choices.....apologies and be friends......or don't apologize and good luck in life.
5. I'm spiritual.....but I also eat junk food and swear.....because I'm FUCKING HUMAN!
And if that jives with you.......amazing!
Come and join my new community!
If you think....NOPE....doesn't JIVE.....there is an entire universe out there.
Find a community that makes sense for you!
Everyones journey is their own........our practice is our own.
So if you see REAL harm happening in the world......call it out!
But I'm here in my woods helping people find their path and holding space for them to heal their wounds.
Changing the world one soul at a time.
It makes me happy.....and I am content for the first time since COVID started.
Hope you're finding a path that works for you too!
Head WOOmate @thewooshop