The SpellBox: Inner Child Activation (Mix n' Match - Create a Ritual)

Greetings and welcome back to The Spellbox Series! 

Months ago we had an "Inner Child Pizza Party" live call, on The Witches membership tier (Level 3). 

In that call, we discussed all of our childhood nostalgia, the feeling of infinite possibility when you're a child - and how we can infuse that sense of wonder, play and possibility back into our lives as ADULTS.  

The lists below are from notes taken on that collective call. We all decided that there's no reason why we can't buy ourselves candy necklaces, Scooby Snack graham crackers and allow ourselves allotted time for very important things. Like bubble blowing and cartwheels. 

Chaos magic (a branch of occultism) often advocates for fun and silliness. It's stated that those qualities actually breed the best magic. The fastest manifestation. Activating your inner child can do wonders for your metaphysical health. When you're building a pillow fort and chewing on bubble tape,  you're so present in that moment that you barely care about anything else. 

You still want things, sure. But you're not grasping anything with an iron fist. 

You're having too much fun! Who has time for stress?

 Remember being a kid and playing outside on a summer day?  You'd tell yourself that as soon as you got home, you'd pull one of those cheap-blue-windex-looking-popsicles out of the freezer. You're excited for the popsicle, but that doesn't mean you're ready to go home! The sun is still out! You're having fun! 

 Ah! The best way to manifest! 

So this is less of a specific spell/ritual, and more of an inspiration list. 

Create an altar space to invoke your inner child back into your energy. I could probably summon my inner child with scooby snacks, sno caps, a slap band and maybe Pocahontas or Anastasia on VHS. Oh and LUNCHABLES! 

That would summon her spirit out of the ether and into my body ... pronto! 

Wakey wakey, young Lucha - there's LUNCHABLES!

So summon the spirit of your inner child! Invoke them back into your energy field!

Ritualistically do something nostalgic and fun, for the sole purpose of sending a beacon out to the spirit of that little kid

Call that kid back to you! 

It's time for them to come home.

activities/games (indoor)

  • Childhood Cartoons  flinstones! jetsons! Scooby! click here for more inspo!
  • Watch Childhood Movies :
  • The Best Kids Movies of the 1960s
  • The Best Kids Movies Of The 1970s
  • The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1980s
  • The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
  • Coloring books /  Velvet posters / Crayons / GEL PENS!
  • Play Doh / Clay
  • GAMES: Lincoln Logs / Pick up sticks / Jacks / Hi Ho Cherry-O / Sorry! / Candyland / Uno / Operation! / Marbles / SLINKIES!
  • Baking something colorful from a box. Funfetti anyone?
  • Singing into the fan - you know you did it.
  • GAMES ON PAPER: tic tac toe / hang man / connect the dots
  • Old computer games / video games / MARIO!
  • Tie dye anything. Everything.
  • Sleepovers / Build a fort / Tent / Order the cheesiest of cheesy pizzas. NO VEGETABLES ALLOWED
  • Play dress up  / Dress however you want / Use Color / Fun Jewelry / Twirl in a flowy skirt!
  • Start a sticker book/collection
  • Play pranks or practical jokes
  • Listen to classical music & pretend you're at a ball
  • Have an impromptu solo dance party to nostalgic tunes
  • Listen to your angsty angry teen music and rip something up 
  • Watch the VHS / Listen to the Cassette Tapes / Vinyl 
  • Go to the library and get excited about it
  • Take yourself to a CANDY STORE 
  • Draw something for someone! Write them a short story!  A poem! Give the gift of your creativity ! 
  • Read for funzies. Get that latest Young Adult novel. 

activities/games (outdoor)

  • Hopscotch
  • Water balloon fights
  • Jump rope
  • Chalk ART! 
  • Sand castles
  • Chase the ice cream man - yep, he's still out there!
  • Slip & slides / Sprinklers /  WATER GUN FIGHT
  • On that note ... Nerf Guns. 
  • Egg race (with spoon )
  • Pick flowers & leaves and press them
  • Go on "discovery walks" - what's in your neighborhood? 
  • Look for "fairies"
  • Hide and seek
  • Blow bubbles
  • Observe bugs up close
  • Go butterfly catching
  • Collect rocks and shells
  • Lay in the grass and look for shapes in clouds
  • Search for 4 leaf clovers
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Make a flower crown
  • Bike ride
  • Rollerskate
  • Climb a tree
  • Stargaze
  • Make a fairy garden
  • Leap frog
  • Marco polo
  • Fireflies in jars
  • Go to the park & swing 
  • "Camping" in the back yard
  • Go out in the rain and splash in puddles on purpose
  • Climb a tree , a fence anything . Just climb. 
  • Lay in a hammock 
  • Cartwheels
  • Relish in the smell of sunscreen. So nostalgic. 
  • Go to the pool and eat sandwiches afterward. You know what I'm talking about? Sandwiches taste better after a day at the pool.
  • On that note ... playing dead in the pool to see if anyone cared. We all did this right?

food/ drink / candy 

  • Favorite Childhood Candy - Taffy! Caramel that sticks to your teeth! Fruit Rollups!  Bubble Tape! Ring Pops! Push pops! Tootsie Rolls! Tootsie Pops! GUMMY WORMS! GUMMY BEARS!  I'm hungry!
  • Candy necklaces/ jewelry
  • Sugary breakfast cereal
  • Those super cheap popsicles that come in a plastic bag - what are those called?
  • Sunny D / Capri Suns / Kool Aid/  The sugariest grossest juice you can find
  • Happy meals / Kid's Meals
  • Animal Crackers
  • Alphabet Soup
  • Mac & Cheese 
  • Cheez Whiz
  • Nuggets / Pizza rolls / Kid Cuisine / Hot Pockets / Anything Microwaveable 
  • Ice Cream Sunday with EVERYTHING ON IT PLEASE
  • Smiley face breakfast - the ultimate cheer-up according to Disney. Here it is in the Goofy Movie AND Mulan. 




- What are some of the simple things that brought you joy as a child? It might be fun to write a list and bring them to the zoom call! (Ex: hopscotch, bubble tape, picking flowers etc.)  REALLY think about this! Take a few minutes before the call and write them down.

- How can we all do a better job of infusing little moments of child like joy into our lives now? Where's the balance? How can we achieve it?

- What are some simple ways that we can prioritize FUN. How can we make FUN a part of our day-to-day.

- What's the main difference between child-you , and you now? Are there any elements you'd like to bring back into your current personality and adult self?

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