This board hasn't been used in quite some time, but hopefully someone will see...
Does anyone have a favorite healing or protection ritual, helpful calming aid, etc. that they have used before and after surgery? I've never had surgery before and I'll be having a pretty invasive operation soon. I was planning on trying to create a ritual for myself, but if anyone's got input I'd be glad to have it!
I was also considering having an amethyst crystal on me during the operation, and I'd like a candle lit but not sure if that would violate the sterile field.
Anyone with any experience with this? I'd really appreciate hearing from you! I'm pretty much terrified. :)
Hi Oak Song,
Thank you for sharing that...your sister is blessed to have a dedicated coven family to help her in times of need! As a solitary practitioner, I feel I can perform a similar ritual and have my husband bring me the blessed item afterwards. I had thought of incorporating something similar into my own ritual the day before. I normally invoke Cerridwen or Gaia, but we are still not too far removed from Imbolc so I can see the benefit in bringing Brigid into the mix.
I hope your coven sister has recovered well! Thanks again for replying!
No open flame in operating theater where they may have pure oxygen ready for use.
Put your amethyst in a baggie and they may allow it in the room. If they put a cap on your head and the surgery is not on your head, you can store it there.
Thank you for taking the time to reply! I will be able to have the amethyst beforehand, until anesthesia, and then afterwards when I come out. Since I won't be aware of the in-between (at least I sincerely hope not, and shouldn't be...) I think this will help me feel grounded and more comfortable(-ish). I will have it with me when I'm conscious of having it, at least.