Admittedly, gathering individual herbal ingredients and tying them into a scrap of fabric to make an herbal charm is a fairly simple process in its own right. Still, on particularly busy days, you might want it to be even simpler than that. Because when you’re in the mood for a little practical magic, doing something is always better than doing nothing at all.
And that’s where these little tea charms come in. Simply go with the herbs that are already neatly packaged in a permeable, compostable paper bag, work your magic, and…voilá! A charm!
All herbal ingredients have magical properties, so there is some kind of magic to be done with all blends, particularly when paired with your clear intention. Still, below you’ll find five popular tea blends, along with how you might transform each into a practical magical charm.
To activate your finances and financial flow, hold a bag of green tea in both hands. Relax and feel the vibrant energy in the green tea leaves. Consider the bright sunlight and fertile soil that supported their growth, as well as all those who helped with their cultivation, packaging, and transportation. Marvel at how much affluence this plant has provided for so many, and for so many centuries. Feel gratitude for this lavish abundance, and let it naturally spread into your personal energy field. Also feel the tea vibrating with the brightest green light you can imagine. Place the bag in your wallet.
To ground your energy any time you feel overwhelmed, spacey, or “all over the place,” and to bring a calm sweetness to your inner landscape, vanilla rooibos is just the thing. Hold the bag in both hands, close your eyes, and simply notice your breath as it goes in and out. If your mind wanders, just bring it right back to the breath. Feel the earthy energy of the herb drawing your energy down to the core of Mother Earth, and reminding you that you are perfectly nourished and cradled by her steady presence, now and always.
To boost your overall health – after an illness or any time it’s your intention to shift into more positive self-care habits – recline comfortably and place a bag of peppermint tea on your solar plexus (this is your upper belly, just below your sternum). Feel the clear, bright, exhilarating energy of health that resides within the herb. See it as a mint green ball of light, as blinding as the sun. Allow this light to enter your body and to flood every cell. Once it fills your entire body, see it expand outward until it encompasses your entire body in a sphere. Feel the cool, fresh energy pulsating within and around you, bolstering your natural degree of health and immunity.
To soothe and smooth a vexatious vibe at work, at home, or in a relationship, the herbs in Celestial Seasoning’s Sleepytime have got you covered. Simply breathe deeply, calm your mind, and relax anywhere in your body where you’re clenching. When you feel very soothed and calm, hold the bag between your palms, so your hands are in prayer position. Direct the energy and feeling of smooth serenity into the herbs, sensing their magical properties activating and awakening. Call to mind a field of daisies gently quivering in bright sunlight and gentle wind. Place the charm in the room where the vibes need the most smoothing.