How Witches Clear Their Thinking and Free Up Their Future

“Oh, Jessica, you’re so cynical,” my friend, Amy, said.

“I’m not cynical. I’m skeptical,” Jessica, my other friend, replied.

The difference between cynical and skeptical is important.

To me, cynical has a negative connotation. It’s like you won’t give an idea some true consideration. You have already made up your mind about the idea. On the other hand, skeptical is: You are willing to listen to the idea and more information. You really think about it. You are willing to bring in more evidence. I’ve noticed that some people take a certain cynical approach that shuts down the conversation.

I’m concerned that cynical can lead to a “negative self-fulfilling prophesy.” For example, Susan,  as a young child, was told that she was fat. Even though she was quite thin. She totally believed that she was fat. She became cynical. She wouldn’t even let in the idea that she might be an appropriate weight. Later in life, she gained a lot of weight. Having a habitual cynical approach, Susan didn’t even try to change her habits because she already believed she was a lost cause.

This reminds me of the Thirteenth Principle of The Thirteen Principles of Wiccan Belief.

We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.” The Thirteenth Principle of The Thirteen Principles of Wiccan Belief, assembled by The American Council of Witches

Now, in the present, Susan has a new choice. She can listen to the Gods. Unfortunately, listening to cruel human beings during her youth created a sour, cynical approach in Susan.

Let’s remember that whatever happened in the past is like an early chapter in a book. Something new and better can happen in your current, new chapter of life.

Now, Susan can listen to the Gods. She can focus on natural foods that the Gods provide. She can shift her choices about junk food. She can look to the natural world (echoing The Thirteenth Principle of Wiccan Belief) for healing. She can ask the God and Goddess for guidance. This is something I discuss in my online course Goddess Style Weight Loss.

Looking at the example above, we can see how a cynical mind can cause a lot of suffering.

I invite you to consider dropping cynical in favor of skeptical. Skeptical can be valuable for us to check out the data and evidence. We will also need to try new things and make decisions based on our new experiences.

I’ve noticed that taking a cynical approach can, at times, lead to a closed mind. Having a closed mind can cause much suffering and fear. You close off any new data when you are cynical. In effect, this stops your growth as a being and an individual.

You are here to learn. Assess if you’re being cynical or skeptical.

So, remember to listen to Nature—“the teacher” of our class. Look to Nature and learn.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Stand Guard at the Door of Their Minds

Have you longed for feeling better in your daily life?

You have probably noticed how so many people seem to have a short fuse right now during the unrest taking place throughout the world.

Witches can rise above the pain and strife of the mundane world.

We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness, that gives meaning to the Universe we know, and our personal role within it.” The 9th Principle of the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches

I realized that to support the development of consciousness in ourselves we must stand guard at the door of our mind.

This phrase “Stand guard at the door of your mind” was mentioned by a friend of mine. The phrase is ascribed to a number of people.

Two Things to Guard Against – to Keep Out of Your Mind

  • Guard Against Fear

Fear can twist your thoughts. It can make you do things you would not normally do. You’ve probably noticed that fear can turn to anger, and a person can lash out with harsh words.

I’ve noticed that fear can twist and turn into greed. A person running scared might lash out and try to hoard things and people.

What is the answer to fear? Love. I’ll share more about that soon.

  • Guard Against Hate

Where does hate come from?

“Hatred is driven by two key emotions of love and aggression: One, love for the in-group—the group that is favored; and two, aggression for the out-group—the group that has been deemed as being different, dangerous, and a threat to the in-group.”  Patrick Wanis, a behavioral researcher

Again, the answer is Love. The Gods remind us that we are all Their children. The Gods are the Creators of everything.

This thought rose up for me: “We live in a divine world. Hate has no place here.”

Another thought arose: “It is appropriate to protect oneself. But I do not have to hate in order to protect myself. I can do what is necessary for safety. I do not have to put myself into a negative spiral of judgmental thoughts and negative energy.”

I realize that lower consciousness includes reflexively striking back—and returning negativity for negativity.

 Love and a Process to Support the Development of Consciousness

We need to support bringing love into our lives

Love operates at a higher frequency than hate. Love helps us grow out of that lower state of being.

I feel that we, too often, put up walls to our happiness and to love.

So, how do we bring these walls down? With the following ritual.

Being at a higher frequency helps you think your way through with compassion.

Bringing Down the Walls Ritual

What you will need:

  • One Reversal candle – black on top and red on the bottom
  • Lighter and incense of your choice (Frankincense and Myrrh are good choices)
  • Appropriate incense burner
  • Magickal Tools for Casting Circle
  • Candleholder
  • Cakes and Wine

Cast on a waning moon.

To start:

  1. Cast circle
  2. Cleanse and consecrate your candle and place it on your altar.

Sit and meditate on what you are about to do: Break your walls down and raise yourself to a higher vibration of love.

Once you have your mind fixed on your task begin by lighting the reversal candle and say:

Walls, walls crumble down,
Walls, walls to the ground.
Hate destroyed and fear abated,
Making room to be elated.
Love is the only law I know,
Love surrounds me with great flow.
As I so Will, so Mote it Be.

Sit and meditate on what you have accomplished. Feel the flow of the Gods’ love surround you. Feel the peace now within you.

  1. Cakes and Wine Ceremony
  2. Close Your Circle

May these insights and this ritual support you on your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Find Balance that Makes the Difference

Meditation

What is most important to you?

Have you, like me, been shaken up by the coronavirus and the unrest around the world?

Every day, I ask myself, “What is most important?”

Recently, a friend told me about his distinction between values and virtues.

I understand a value as something that is important. For example, I value my relationship with my Gods. I value my sweetheart.

Then, we talk about virtues. I want to demonstrate the virtue of patience toward my husband.

I strive to be of service—so I’m focusing on the virtue of service.

Recently, I was reading the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches.

We recognize both outer and inner, or psychological, worlds—sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, Inner Planes, etc.—and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment. – The Fifth Principle of the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief from the American Council of Witches

So, let’s look at this Fifth Principle in the light of values annd virtues. Witches value the spiritual plane, mundane plane, and magick.

This phrase “We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment” points toward a virtue. I see that virtue as balance.

What Does This Mean for the Everyday Life of a Witch?

As witches, we can strive for balance with the spiritual and mundane sides of life. We walk between the worlds, and so, we have the power to manifest our desires. We have tools that other spiritual paths do not. We have spells, magickal elementals, and the Gods who help us.

Some spiritual paths appear to neglect the mundane or earthly side of life.

On the other hand, witches understand nature in its fundamental parts and how such parts work together. This helps us fulfill our desires and needs.

The Path of a Meaningful and Happy Life

Because of all the stress from the coronavirus and unrest in the world, I look to center myself and to create balance in my own life. A focus on both values and virtues gives me guidance on how to lead my own day.

I work with these questions:

  • How do the Gods see this?
  • How can I focus on service and balance today?
  • How will I make sure to complete my daily meditation session?
  • When will I take my daily walk?

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Honor Words and Meanings

“I need to get the words just right for the spell—yes?” Jessica, a new acquaintance, asked me.

I replied that precision with words will help her accomplish her goal with the spell.

You probably agree that words are important.

I’ve noticed that Wiccans pay close attention to the words “supernatural” and “natural.”

An important point is made in the 3rd Principle of The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches:

We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that is apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called “supernatural”, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all. – 3rd Principle of The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief

Wiccans pay attention to the meaning of “supernatural.” They do not feel that magick and spellwork are “supernatural.”

Here is another example of how a definition is important. Recently, Ms. Kennedy Mitchum, 22 and a recent college graduate in Iowa, wrote to the editors at Merriam-Webster to propose that their dictionary reference to “racism” be revised to reflect how systemic racism is in society. The editors have agreed to revise the definition, which had not been changed in decades.

Alex Chambers, an editor at the dictionary, replied and wrote, “…we have concluded that omitting any mention of the systemic aspects of racism promotes a certain viewpoint in itself. … It also does a disservice to readers of all races.”

We, witches, know that words have power. Our words can hurt or heal. It depends on how we use them.

Our words can combine for creating or observing meaning. Our words can be part of a solution.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with Being Triggered

prayer beads

“That’s it. I can’t watch broadcast news anymore. It beats me up emotionally,” my friend, John, said.

At this moment, it seems like it can’t get any worse, and then it does.

Numerous things on social media and in broadcast news stories are designed to trigger a big emotional reaction. My question is: What do we, witches, do as the next step?”

I have three insights for you:

  1. Invite the Gods to create calm within you.

You can pick a word that you say to yourself to help you calm down. Set up this word in your meditation sessions.

Here is the process:

Pick a word that does not rise in everyday conversations.

Tie 13 knots, spaced at even intervals, into a piece of cord. (You will use this cord or beads as shown in the photo above, during your meditation session.)

During a meditation session, invite the Gods to help you shift to calm and peace with that word.

Say the word one time per knot. You move your hand to a new knot each time you repeat the word. Repeat this process three times.

You have used this process to ask the Gods to support you in having a way to rise out of an emotional reaction.

Keep up your daily meditations. You’ll want to continue to do grounding, centering, and meditation sessions, so your word continues to have the power to help you shift to a calm response.

  1. Ask, “How does the Goddess look at this?”

My first impression is that the Goddess may have a response of sadness. Goddess wants you and all her children to experience love on a deep level. She wants Her children to remember that love is one of her rituals. She invites us to remember that each person has some divinity within them. Each person is worthy of love and caring—even if, at the moment, the human being has strayed into negative behaviors.

Goddess also has an expansive view. She knows that incidents in our life can be a starting point for divine lessons.

  1. Plan your ways to recover from being triggered.

Above we talked about using a selected word to help you shift to a higher level or higher frequency of energy.

Here I’ll share the process of recovering when you are triggered by an event.

a) Remove yourself from the negative triggering event

For example, if you saw a triggering meme on Facebook, you could close down Facebook. When you realize that some information is poisoning you, you can shut the door on it.

b) Read a spiritual text

Often, when a person reads a spiritual text, they can shift to an expansive perspective. If you have a Book of Shadows (BOS), read it. You could listen to an uplifting book on your audio player.

Reading something uplifting helps you combat Brain Sludge—the junk thoughts that accumulate in your mind. So, reading and meditation can help clear out Brain Sludge.

c) Take a ritual bath

This ritual can help you eliminate negative energy. You could also cleanse yourself with sage before and after the ritual bath.

May these insights support your spiritual journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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