Recently I sat in on a class being given by a colleague.
The class, beginning herbalism; focused on Medicinal uses
with a brief mention of "magickal properties".
Of course being the Witch that I am,
I had to jump in on occasion.
Everything was going smoothly until Licorice Root.
Expectorant, Antiviral, antibacterial
Love, Lust, fertility
Then I made the statement
"Licorice is a sacred herb of protection"
You could have heard a pin drop.
My colleague said "We don't do that kind of stuff here"
What kind of stuff?
What is it about protective magick
that makes people uncomfortable?
Protective magick is necessary
Protective magick is NOT about harming others
It is a magick that ensures us the best possible circumstances
within our own life
Protective magick shields us from negativity
Protective magick is a barrier we call upon
When we feel vulnerable
There are days each one of us could benefit
from a good cleansing bath.
There are moments when each of us will need
To banish energy that no longer serves us
There are times when we may need to bind
that harmful energy or habit.
We can learn much from nature
The practice of Magick is neither "good" nor "Bad"
like the lessons of "Licorice Root"
It's gift to us comes from it's ability to "Expel"
To protect the Human Body & in doing so,
It soothes & restores balance
That is a magick we must learn to embrace