In Victoria, Australia we are currently in Stage 4 lockdown due to the pandemic, which means we can’t leave the house (unless your are an essential worker or its for medical, caretaking or limited exercise) and therefore those of us who can – are working from home.
Hekate is well known as a Goddess of the hearth and home and many of her devotees have shrines dedicated to her in their homes. Therefore it is quite appropriate to venerate and honour her moreso whilst you are working from home.
Personally I have felt many more benefits when it comes to honouring the Gods and working with them in plain sight whilst I am working from home. Some of the added benefits I have discovered include active practice whilst being productive during working hours. To help those of you who would like to increase your practice whilst at home when it comes to Hekate (or any other God/dess) I have come up with 13 things you can do which I have listed below.
13 Things for Hekate whilst working from home:
- Burn incense.
- Burn aromatherapy oils.
- Perform a midday devotional.
- Eat more holistically, actively putting mindful vibrational energies into your food whilst preparing it and then eating it slowly, savouring each bite as a blessing.
- Listen to witchy music and podcasts out loud.
- Use any breaks for magic or spiritual work such as reading a chapter from a Hekate book you have been wanting to read or giving yourself a quick reading or healing.
- Your working desk can be covered in crystals, tarot cards, Goddess statues, bones etc – things which resonate with the energies and remind you of Hekate.
- You can surround yourself with Hekate centric art which you can focus on when you need to give your eyes a break from computer work to prevent eye strain.
- Journaling or note taking for deeper development at a later time. If something comes to you such as an idea for a devotional act in Hekate’s name such as a spell, chant, hymn, ritual or some volunteering or support work which can be done from home you have the freedom to pause and focus on that.
- Hekate’s gardening during breaks – use your breaks to maintain, admire or surround yourself with your herbs, flowers or trees. You can also use this time to start to plant a Hekate garden which can be something as small as a herb on a windowsill.
- You can make herbal teas or juices in honour of Hekate to sip on whilst you work.
- Sing, chant, dance and sway as a way to move your body when you need to get up to prevent RSI, back-pain or workplace fatigue.
- If you havent done it already a Hekate shrine can be set up near or on your workspace or you can maintain the one you currently have.
I am sure there are other things you can do to honour Hekate whilst working from home, which doest take away from the work you need to complete, which can create a deeper connection to her and her devotion. So my advice is – use this time wisely and don’t waste the opportunity.
With the above said, you can also simply chose to do nothing of the above except contemplate or think upon the nature of Hekate and how you feel about her or her role in your life and in the world generally.
Whatever you choose to do during this time be kind and gentle to yourself and those around you. This is a unique time for us, which is full of emotions and stress and which should be taken care of, instead of projected in unhealthy ways (whether it be towards yourself or others).
(C) T. Georgitsis 2020