Eating something is very much part of my practice. Maybe I just haven’t mastered harnessing the universal powers yet – but after serious spell work or even a ritual I am wiped. I’m exhausted! Eating something has always been part of my magickal practice.
Lack of eating (fasting) has also been part of my practice. Let me tell you – as a fat girl – it is NOT easy to fast.
When to Feast:
As a yummy ‘thank you’ to your guides
When to Fast:
Asking the universe for a favor (gotta give something to get something)
Asking for anything that would be considered ‘above and beyond’
I eat something every day in my little sacred space. I offer the first bit of food to my Goddess, Hecate. When she has her offering and her candle is lit – then I eat.
Maybe this sounds crazy – but sometimes I even talk to her. Sometimes I talk out loud as if she were physically with me. There are times I communicate with her psychically. I would say most of my communication with her is ‘silent’. I anoint her feet with oil only used for her. I change her stones around (she has different stones at her feet at different times). I sprinkle some Hecate Water (rain water that has been charged under a dark moon) on her head.
I feast to say ‘thanks’ and I fast to say ‘please’.
All workings leave me tired. Many friends have told me that I should be tapping into the universe to channel my energy – but that doesn’t make sense to me. The energy of the universe is not my energy. I should use my energy and my intent in my workings to give it power. That’s my philosophy anyway.
Food as part of a ritual is really quite central to my practice. I always offer food to guests, too. I like to think that the positive energy of food radiates. If you eat something good or you eat something which replenishes you – then you will feel more positive and energized. I love to have a big glass of ice water and a big glass of ice cold wine during and after all my workings and rituals along with a fruit of some kind.