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Unread 08-11-2017, 05:00 AM   #1
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I did mindfulness and my therapist came to me and gave me shell walnut in my hand.

What does walnut mean?

I googled it and apparently walnut has a lot of associations with witches.
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A walnut is a walnut. Part of mindfulness is focusing on something out side of ourselves. Noticing it's shape or texture or the way it is shaped. Using the touch part of being mindful or even smelling it.

Part of mindfulness is purely noticing. A rose, a rock, anything.

A walnut contains a seed that has the potential to grow into a tree. They are also nice in cake. If you are concerned about what you are seeing on the internet check back in with the therapist and ask.
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Is it necessary to try and read too much into this?

It isn't about what a walnut means to other people but to find meaning of what it is to you.

It is my thinking that he whole idea of the walnut was to take your mind off other things and centre yourself on a single train of thought. The purpose of this is perhaps an exercise in slowing down your thoughts and learning to focus them. The symbolic meanings (ie. witchcraft) have absolutely nothing to do with it. It's about creating your own meaning or finding those that feel right for you (I like the seed of life idea).

On a side note here, just because a walnut might have a place in Wicca does not require you to believe in that.
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Is it necessary to try and read too much into this?

It isn't about what a walnut means to other people but to find meaning of what it is to you.

It is my thinking that he whole idea of the walnut was to take your mind off other things and centre yourself on a single train of thought. The purpose of this is perhaps an exercise in slowing down your thoughts and learning to focus them. The symbolic meanings (ie. witchcraft) have absolutely nothing to do with it. It's about creating your own meaning or finding those that feel right for you (I like the seed of life idea).

On a side note here, just because a walnut might have a place in Wicca does not require you to believe in that.

Maybe, but I have experienced with mindfulness where I picked up something about my therapist from his childhood with bo knowledge of me knowing.
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