Witchlette psyches herself out.
She has dreams, including day dreams, which scare her.
The latest is the highly frightening skull and crossbones which appears in the Simpsons movie.
Hubby and I explained it’s not evil, it’s ridiculous. It’s to show the lake is now poison. It’s made from pig poop.
When those didn’t work, I changed tactic. We can’t reason with her, then we have to get her feeling safe.
I sprayed her sleep spray on her bed. She sat on my lap. I told her to put her hands over her bed and we called on Sunna for sunlight, Mani for moonlight, Balder god of light, Skadi protective goddess (and potentially Witchlette’s person) all to protect her and keep her safe from any bad dreams and for Frigg to hold her in her arms all night through.
So mote it be I said.
So mote it be she said.
There was a physical change in relaxation within her and she easily climbed into bed. She was exhausted after her long full day. We did a rainbow meditation to seal the deal and she is now sound asleep. No muss, no fuss, no tears.
Some parents use the deities for fear and control. I use them for comfort and solace. Seems to make more sense…