On Snail Mail …

In today’s age of nearly-instant communication, the art of letter writing seems to have vanished. Mostly.

My long-time friend’s computer crashed and, due to the economy, they don’t have the money to either get it fixed or purchase a new one. How did I find this out? I got a letter in the mail.

As I read her newsy letter, I realized how much I actually missed getting something other than bills and adverts in the mail. For all her years, she still puts goofy stickers on the envelopes. Does your electric company put anything on their envelope to bring a smile to your face? I thought not.

I spent a few pleasant minutes with my cup of tea and her letter (deciphering her handwriting for the first time in many years) and another half-hour or so composing a reply that was thought-out, not dashed-off as we usually do with email.

Prior to putting the paper in the envelope, though, I took the letter down to my workspace and with a few essential oils, some words and a lot of intent, enclosed a spell to reinforce the thoughts I’d put on paper.

Yes, you can accomplish the same thing with email. Hand-write your message on a piece of paper. Transcribe what you’ve written into your email message. (Or you can type in your word processor and do a copy-paste, but I like handwriting things better.) Anoint the paper as you do your spell; then burn burn the paper and place the ashes in a crystal bowl. Focus your intent on those ashes as you hit ‘send’. Then dispose of the ashes by either allowing the wind to carry them or in running water of some sort. It works.

But I’m just old-fashioned. She won’t realize the lovely scent that wafts out of the envelope is a spell. I happen to know she’ll like how it smells and bring her as much pleasure as the words I put to paper.

I could easily get back to using snail mail.