I know a lot of my Pagan friends struggle with some form of chronic illness, I do too. So I wanted to bring it up to see how you make it work despite it all. As for me, I have long periods of no practice at all, because my regular life things use up all my energy. I’d really like to get back to a more regularity and practising more often. But it seems like every time I try, another bad period comes along. I really need some good ideas on how to get it done.

I do try to do the three major blots each year, but I’d also like to do something every full moon, and some form of magic every week at least. The longer I go without doing anything like this, the edgier I get.

How often do you do rituals and/or magic?

For those of you who haven’t read my blog before, I’ve had chronic pain for the last 20 years or so. Here’s a short summary:

  • Back surgery for a herniated disk twice in three years
  • Chronic neck and back pain, muscle pain and subluxations
  • Arthroscopic surgery on both knees
  • Osteoarthritis grade III-IV (to the bone) in both knees
  • Hypermobility affecting almost every joint
  • Chronic joint pain in fingers wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, and toes which hasn’t been diagnosed

It’s gotten worse for every year, and I’m now on sick-leave. I’ll probably be filing for disability soon.

How do you manage to keep up a magical practice despite your illness(es)? Fill out the comment form below, hit “Post Comment” and let me know.

This post is part of the Pagan Blog Project, created by Rowan Pendragon.

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