Be Open to Receiving Love - Mental and Emotional Self-Care

The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit - Arin Murphy-Hiscock 2018

Be Open to Receiving Love
Mental and Emotional Self-Care

It sounds obvious, but a lot of the time our thought patterns or subconscious guilt or beliefs about ourselves push love away. The following spell affirms that you are open to receiving love and self-care.

Receive Love

This spell is one you may have to perform on a regular basis to remind yourself and reaffirm that you are open to receiving love, both from others and yourself.

What You Need:

♦ Matches or a lighter

♦ Rose or jasmine incense and a censer

♦ 6 pink candles and candleholders (tea lights or birthday candles work well)

♦ Rose quartz stone

♦ Pen or marker

What to Do:

1. Center and ground.

2. Light the incense.

3. Place one candle in the center of your work space. Place one to each side and slightly behind it. Set the next two slightly in front and to either side of the first candle (a bit closer than the previous two). Place the final candle in front of the first candle, closer to you than the previous two. The candles should be in the rough shape of a heart.

4. Hold the rose quartz between your hands, saying, “I am receptive to love and care. I welcome love.

5. Place the rose quartz in the center of the heart shape. Begin to light the candles, saying as you light each one, “I welcome love. I deserve love. I am loved.

6. Stay there for a bit, feeling love surround you and feeling love for the universe. You can allow the candles to burn out before you wrap up (easier with the birthday candles; tea lights burn for 4—6 hours), or snuff the candles and incense out and keep them for the next time you do this spell. (Once they’re cool, slip them into a zip-top bag and label it.) Carry the rose quartz with you.