It never ceases to amaze me the power of the collective group when we are all focused on a single topic. The other night one coven member arrived feeling under the weather, suffering from a lack of energy, not to mention other ailments for which orthodox medical advice had been sought.
As part of the work we do is that of healing, energy was directed to our coven member ... and so powerful was the chant that I was half expecting to find them flattened against the wall (as in the movies).
A report today was that they work up the next morning filled with energy and ready to take on the world again, the most alive that they have felt in a while. Further, that the discomfort and other effects of what they had been experiencing appeared to have ceased.
We joked about what the doctor would say at the follow up appointment.
Healing is one of those skills that whilst we readily give to others, we tend to forget about ourselves ... there is an old saying of "healer - heal thy self" ... meaning that before we can heal others, we need to make sure that we are in fact in tiptop condition.
Asking for energy, for healing from coveners who we work with on a regular basis and who we perceive as members of our "magickal" family should never be considered as a hindrance. For there will be times that each of us will need a little help from our magickal brothers and sisters - especially these days as there seems to be an increasing amount of negativity circling (regardless of whether it is intentional or not).
Joe Cocker's song ".. I can get by with a little help from my friends ..." comes to mind.