As I begin my journey creating Worry Dolls and Spirit Dolls, I want to take some time to dive deeper into this subject through this blog.
Today, we will be talking about uses for Worry Dolls.
1. Release of nightmare – While nightmares have it’s place in shadow work and overcoming issues and fears, there is a time to release them. Worry dolls can be a tool to do so. Specifically designed worry dolls (based to Guatemalan Tradition) are placed under the pillow. One doll per day, continuing for six consecutive days, the dolls slowly release the hold of the nightmare upon you. After those six days you can either bury them off property, or cleanse them thoroughly to be used another time. Do not reuse those dolls without cleansing them first!
2. Release of Fears – Whispering your fears and worries of the day onto your Doll, allows it to hold them for you, giving you a chance to get your deserved rest. For this, make sure you have a special place close to your bed, dedicated to her, keeping her free from dust. This preludes the need for Nightmare Release Worry Dolls.
3. As a Home Guardian – Worry Dolls can also be used to absorb the worries and fears of anyone entering the home. Placed at the entrance, above it, similar to the tradition of hanging a broom, but less space needed, the doll can take upon herself the worries and fears, as your visitors, family members or yourself enters the room, which might have attached themselves during the course of a day. Again, keep her clean and free of cobwebs and dust.
4. As a Healer – stress, usually caused by tension, worries and fears that are unresolved can cause health issues. A cloth type Worry doll (specifically if this type of doll contains sacred herbs within her belly), can be gentle massaged within your hands, allowing the release and exchange of energy – the person in stress releasing the anxiety, while the doll takes on whatever the cause of stress is. This type of worry doll needs to be spiritually cleansed on a regular basis, and should sit on a space surrounded by crystals and herbs that release negativity. Some healer dolls have long strands of ribbon, wool or fabric instead of a cloth body, allowing you to braid them as you connect with the dolls healing aspects. Release the braids after each healing session, and cleanse the doll.
Shrine of Hecate Worry and Spirit Dolls are currently being created. I will post pictures as soon as some are ready for purchase.