drink water. more than you think you need. then even more than that.
eat regular meals.
invest in liberation, both spiritual (within) and political (without). consider what activism could look like for you as a witch in digital and physical space. investment manifest as dollars, time, and attention. put your money, your eyes, your actions where your mouth is.
look at yourself in the mirror. soak in your features. look yourself in the eyes. let your sight linger on your features, especially the ones you have tried to erase, or change. lift them up - thank them for their character, shower them with love.
learn the name of nearby tree or plant. walk on the earth with your bare feet. spend at least 5 minutes every day watching the sky, the birds, and the tree branches swaying in the wind.
when an intrusive/depressive/anxious thought enter your consciousness, instead of trying to beat it into submission, be present with it. offer it space to speak. let it be heard. instead of pushing it away, respond to it with love and truth. practice this every day.
practice speaking truth, especially when it is scary. practicing not swallowing your response to hate/myopia. muster your courage. consider your privilege and the power that has. invite someone to a new way of thinking. conversely, know when to walk away and protect your peace. in the moment, consider your ancestors - is your responsibility to your lineage to act or to rest?
allow yourself to cry.
light a candle for those we have lost.
practice forgiveness. not for the sake of pleasing another, but for your own wholeness. don’t forget to include yourself in this ritual.
remember that love is always with you.
Alia Walston is a traveling writer and intuitive making connections between the challenges and ecstasies of our evolution