I made prayer beads, and while I don't have any specific prayers I'd like to use for them, I think it will get me settled to finger them and thing about the gods in this way.
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7/11/10 at 12:31pm
One thing I have been making a lot of in this sweltering week in NY are popsicles. I brewed up some chamomile tea for calming and destressing and blended it with fruit... blueberries and peaches were our faves.
Nearly forgot because I trimmed the girls' hair a month or so ago...
One evening ritual has been braiding good dreams or wishes into the girls' hair before bed. Some nights I'd pick the "dream" and other nights I'd ask them what they wanted... so some nights dd1 would have a "rain" braid and a "flower" braid, or a "trip to the lake" braid, or "rainbow" braids.
Then in the morning when I comb out their hair the knots were "Faerie Knots" and each one represented something the faeries wanted them to remember, or represented something they did with the faeries during the night. Sort of a way to help them get into the habit of remembering their dreams/trusting their dreams for meaning and message, while also distracting them from the not so fun brushing of hair.
This could be adopted for any age I think, and if there isn't enough hair to braid perhaps make a spritzer of water and EO to spray on the hair at night with a dream/wish attached and then again in the morning? Or use some dried herbs or something in the shower? I think I'll start braiding an itty bitty dream into my own hair, or perhaps make a beaded or woven "dream strand" to put in my hair.
Also... depending on how quick/crafty you are, you might be able to "Do It Now" and decorate a pillowcase or throw pillow with symbols. Anything from embroidery to beads to aplique to markers....