I have always been a practical kind of maker. Things that are for use and wear are things my heart gravitates towards. A handmade bag or vest, a useful wallet or scarf.....things to adorn the space and those who hold that space are the ways I have found myself working over the years.
And then what to behold!! A piece of witchy history, her-story, the BROOM! Over and over I found myself lingering on this most practical tool!! A thing that has brought me much sanity in space. To tidy up is to sit with what has previously been messy or unkept. Those spaces that have provided much joy in uninhibited creation and celebration and also those darker spaces of the soul that have much that must be brought out of the corners.
To sit and work in the way of creating such a useful tool is kind of the dreamiest there is.....from the choosing of the materials, to the winding of the string, to the intention to sit and create, all so deliberate and yet all feels relatively laid back, there is a sense a of pride and purpose in the sitting and doing. From the tension to the arranging, the tightening and weaving and working with the whole body to make a tool of great use and great fun, it for sure takes your heart for a fun ride! To be swept up in what you’re making, to know you are making an instrument that carries great power in the realm of doing and carries a lot of intention in the realm of clearing.
A space of meditation and moment of just emptying out by moving energy out and making space for the new. I have always used the broom to make space in the realms of my heart, to be able to move out what no longer serves and move molecules around to make space for the new. A hearth medicine to hold space by the fire of your heart. This is where the most sacred broom sits for me.
One with a special shaped handle chosen just right in the foothills of the mountains of where I live. The ability to work with what nature provides us to make magic for the spirit and the physical realm is one of the greatest practices of practical magic.