The Chanting HedgeWitch shares this charm:
Other than water, green tea is the most popularly consumed beverage in the world (apparently). It contains the amino acid L-Theanine which promotes relaxation without drowsiness (relaxed yet alert).
In scientific studies, L-Theanine has been shown to stimulate the production of alpha brain-waves – and alpha brain-waves are abundant when one is calm and lucid, and when one is in a deep meditative state.
The following charm spontaneously came to me, whilst one of my clients was describing difficulties with a friend, and at the same-time, enquiring as to whether green tea actually had some health benefits – or if it was “just another fad”:
Green tea charm for clarity (Anger Release)
(as you pour boiling water over the tea bag, say:)
Sharp is my eire
– it blurs my sight
Strong, my desire
– for hallowed night
Green, may you fire
– the seeds of plight
So that Clean, I acquire
– a Deity’s light!
(drink the tea chanting:)
May you see
We are seen
(Translation of “Namaste” = “I honour the place within you, where the entire Universe resides. I honour the place within you of light, truth and peace. I honour the place within you, where when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me; there is only One of Us.”)