How Witches Deal with an Uncaring World

“Intense! The world can be so cold,” Adrianna, a friend, said.

“I hear you,” I replied.

This started a conversation about how to carry on and hold your calm when you’re confronted with rude and even cruel people.

Here are three insights.

  1. Use deep breathing.

It’s possible to change how you feel by consciously using your breath. You can work up to a 1:2 ratio of breathing. You can breathe in for one count and breathe out with two counts. You work up to two counts (inhale) and four counts (exhale). When you do this, make sure you are using your belly not your upper chest. This will help you destress and relax. Next, you can shift your mind away from ruminating.

  1. Shift your mind away from ruminating and fuming.

Perhaps, you see some cruel people doing something terrible as depicted in a news broadcast. Maybe, you react and feel anger. Then you practice deep breathing. A next step can be to develop your personal sentence that guides you to shift your thoughts and feelings.

Here’s an example:

“We always do the best we can by the light we have to see by.” – Julia Cameron

You might think that misguided people are in the dark. Maybe in that moment, you might feel a stirring of compassion.

Sometimes, you may find misguided people in your own family, maybe some individual who fails to demonstrate kindness and caring. In this case, I invite you to seek your own tribe (perhaps, your coven) to come together in shared compassion and strength. Friends and coven mates are a great resource of strength. You can also turn to the Gods for peace.

  1. Know that the Gods care about you and Their Light is in “Pockets” of the World

Years ago, I had certain neighbors who were also Wiccan. Visiting them was like taking in a breath of fresh air in a lovely oasis. I found that I could rejuvenate when visiting those dear friends of mine.

Another example of friendship and having points of light in this world occured when my husband recently needed to prepare for a job interview. He has a circle of friends (9 people) who all helped him rehearse and prepare. He personally knows that there are caring people in the world.

We need to reach out, develop, and nurture friendships. This includes relating to the God and Goddess.

The God and Goddess smile as we lift our hearts with loving friendships. And They are there to lean on when trouble hits us in the face. So don’t forget to talk to Them. They are quite understanding, and They will lend you Their strength.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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Lammas

The First Grains
The First Grains

Lammas

 

On August 1st, Lammas, also called Lughnasadh (the Celtic first day of autumn), starts the first of the three Wiccan harvest festivals. Known as the time when the God starts to wane in his power, Lammas, or “loaf-mass,” celebrates the first grains harvested that season. During the Lammas Sabbat, Wiccans offer up the first sheaf of the harvest to the God and Goddess to thank them for their blessing of the harvest yield.

 

Wiccans love to feast, and this is the best time of year to do it! Since grains are a prominent part of the Lammas Sabbat, we celebrate by making breads and other baked goods from the first wheat or corn produced. The different breads, beers, and other foods produced and consumed at this time remind us of the bounty that the Gods have given us. 

Here’s wishing you the best on this Sabbat.

Moonwater SilverClaw

How Witches Nurture People Close to Them

“When can I get a break?” my friend, Amy, said.

I listened, concern in my eyes.

“I’m worried. I’m so irritable, and I’m saying mean stuff to my husband,” Amy said.

  1. Focus on kindness.

We’re talking about people who love you. Place your focus on imaging that they come from a position of care and love. This can be tough because so many of us get upside down when we’re overcome with stress.

So the idea is for you to keep yourself in a state of being that is of care and love. Then, you can compensate when your loved one is stressed out.

Tell yourself: “I’m focusing on kindness.”

Sometimes, in times of stress, you might need to mention: “I hear you. It’s an intense time. Let’s focus on kindness with each other.”

The focus on kindness can keep your relationship warm—even if you disagree.

  1. Don’t try to change someone.

People are who they are, and you can’t change them. Unless they wear diapers. That’s a different story.

When people change, it is often due to their own deep-seated pain.

Still, you can mention what you prefer. Just recently, I heard a family member say, “I’d prefer if you start with ‘Hey, do you have a couple of moments?’ That gives me a chance to shift out of writing this resume. Please consider that.”

So my family member gently said what they needed.

My family member is not trying to change people. They were only expressing an idea and a request.

Let’s remember that trying to get someone to change is futile. Plus, it makes everyone unhappy. Let’s also recall that another person will change when they are damn good and ready. And not a moment before.

You can ask for what you want in terms of a specific action.

Sometimes, your loved one will include that specific action. Sometimes, they won’t.

It’s more important that you maintain your own inner peace. Consider what the Goddess says …

  1. Return to the Source—Goddess’s Love.

“For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.” – The Goddess speaking, in the writings of Doreen Valiente

The Goddess focuses on love. Remember this when dealing with people who may be difficult. Yes, people can be inconvenient or downright rude. But they are still the Goddess’s children. Whether they know it or not.

So do what you need to do to stay, most of the time, in the Goddess’s love state of being. I invite you to have a regular practice of meditation, enough sleep, and rituals.

From a base of nourishing yourself, you can nurture people who are close to you.

May these insights support you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches reconnect with the Beauty and Awe of Life

“It was … amazing,” my friend, Robert, said. “The first notes of the song just resonated in my body, and I was teleported,” he said. “I was overcome. I trembled. The music filled me with awe.”

I have three insights for you.

  1. Remember the moments of beauty and awe you’ve experienced.

I remember sitting on Pebble Beach with my friends. We watched the sunset. The Gods painted the sky, which danced with color. The beautiful moon glowed. Ethereal and breathtaking.

What moments made you tingle due to the beauty and awe you experienced? It’s important to pause and remember these moments. Your intuition will remind you to seek other opportunities for such gifts from the God and Goddess.

  1. Bring some moments of beauty and awe into your daily routine.

When you see beauty, thank the Gods for that moment—that gift.

Take time to pause during your daily routine. Soon you can realize that the Gods are constantly placing these moments of beauty and awe in our lives. The startling truth is that many of us have fallen asleep. Instead, we must consciously choose to notice and appreciate these divine moments.

  1. Bring the Gods into your special moments.

If you know you are going to create a special moment (for example on a camping trip or maybe a night out), make a plan to pause and thank the Gods for your blessings.

The God and Goddess love how you reach out to Them and express appreciation.

Appreciation Prayer
Lord and Lady,
Thank you for this moment.
Such beauty that
You give me.
I’m grateful.
I’m here.
I’m grateful.

When you pause, calm down, and open up to the moment of beauty and awe, your whole life takes on a new dimension.

Remember, in every moment, you are connected with the Lord and Lady.

When you shift to gratitude, you nourish your spirit.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Relate to Goddess’s View of Your Essence

“Really? Sixteen years?” Lacy, an acquaintance, asked.

“Yes. My husband said, ‘You are a spirit dealing with depression symptoms.’ But for sixteen years, I kept saying that I was a depressed person,” I replied.

“Why does this make a difference?”

“It’s about my identity—my essence in the Goddess’s eyes,” I replied.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Your body changes, but your essence continues.

Your essence is your spark of the Gods. Your body grows older. Your physical abilities change. If you were a champion swimmer, at some point, the body closes the chapter on your top level swimming experiences. However, you spirit does not have such limitations. Your spirit is you.

I learned that my spark from the Gods is separate from my depression symptoms. I was shown this by my sweetheart. Sometimes you can’t see something until someone points it out. Even so, it can be hard to see. It took me 16 years to let this realization in. 

  1. Your roles are not your identity.

Ask someone who they are, and they most likely will start with mother/father or sister/brother—or even their job title. It’s amazing that we limit ourselves in this way. We are so much more than a role or a label. We are the children of the Gods. We are empowered with the gifts They have given us. With study and devotion, we can bond closer with the Gods and each other.

  1. The Gods know your divinity.

The God and Goddess put divinity in us when They created us. They took care when placing divinity within us.

This piece of divinity came from the larger whole of the God and Goddess.

Divinity is within you, although many of us seek our worth on the outside in someone’s approval.

“If that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee. For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.” – The Goddess speaking in The Charge of the Goddess from Doreen Valiente

Many times, it seems easy to picture yourself as a combination of pieces like sister/brother, mother/father, team member of a work group or something else.

Instead, flow with this chant:

Lord and Lady,
Let me feel the truth
That I am divine
I am one with You.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Do Spellwork Reliably

“I don’t understand. You know how to do spellwork, but you don’t do it every week?” Allison, a new acquaintance, asked.

“I get concerned. My rituals are lengthy, and I’m so tired recently,” Robert, my friend, replied.

I thought about this. At the time, I thought about how Robert was a perfectionist about his rituals. Then I thought about how aiming for excellence might be a good replacement for perfectionism.

Here are three insights.

  1. Focus on your intention.

In a previous blog post, I wrote: “Intention is the first thing to consider. If you are not sure about what you want to accomplish, then your spell will not work. Your intention is the whole point for doing the spell. What do you intend? What do you want to accomplish with your spell?”

Your intention is like the first rung on a ladder. You need to use it to start climbing to where you want to go.

However, sometimes you don’t have a ladder. This is when you need to use a substitution.

  1. Use a substitution.

A substitution is simply something that you put in place for something else. You could use a rope, instead of a ladder, to ascend to your goal.

Let’s say you have a spell that calls for red wine. But you either don’t have red wine, or you do not drink alcohol. You can use a red juice instead, like pomegranate juice.

Using a substitution works. You still get to where you want to go, and you achieve your goal.

  1. Invoke protection clauses.

Here are examples of protection clauses:

  • “This or better.”
  • “May it harm none.”

Protection clauses are crucial. Here is a classic example. Sandra does a money spell and asks for a large amount of money to arrive quickly. She fails to put in a protection clause, and her dear grandfather dies and lives her a large inheritance.

Jackson requests money in a spell and forgets to use a protection clause. Then, he’s in a terrible car accident and receives a large amount in a settlement.

Magick looks for the easiest way to accomplish your desire. It’s like water in that it flows downward in the easiest manner. The solution is to put in your protection clauses.

Be sure to put in protection clauses like: “May it harm none.”

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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