Do you have fences in your life, keeping you from doing the things you really want to do? Maybe, they keep you from doing ritual on a regular schedule? Perhaps, they keep you from meditating on a daily basis.
How do we remove such blocks to our success in doing what we want?
Do as the Goddess says, as revealed in Doreen Valiente’s poem, The Charge Of The Goddess:
“Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.”
You might say, “Well, that sounds nice, but how can I take a concrete step in that direction?”
Start with Your Highest Ideal
You need a target. What might you aim for?
We, as Wiccans, want to have a daily connection with God and Goddess.
There you go! We now have a Highest Ideal to aim for.
Take the Smallest Step toward Your Highest Ideal
What is the smallest step you can take to help you have a daily experience with God and Goddess?
Here are some suggestions:
- Go on a daily walk in nature.
Going for a walk in nature helps you connect with the God and Goddess. It’s also a good form of exercise that can be done by most individuals. (With any form of exercise, check with your doctor).
- Set an alarm on your phone or watch to remind you to meditate on a regular basis (even if it’s just three minutes a day)
When you hear the alarm ring, you know it is time for you to meditate. You might step to a backroom (or even a bathroom stall) and meditate for three minutes. Some years ago, one of my friends used to bring a chair to a balcony during his break at work. He would practice deep breathing and meditating for a few minutes—on that balcony. “It helped,” he told me.
- Set up a trigger to inspire you into action
You can set a candle on the dining table that you see on entering your apartment. You’ll be reminded to set down your stuff and jacket and do a brief ritual before you move forward with your evening. In essence, you set a positive trigger (the candle) for yourself.
If you live alone or with someone who supports your Wiccan path, you can set up your altar the night before so when you get home the next day, it is already up and waiting for you.
Pre-setting your materials makes it much easier to get into action and do ritual instead of the default pattern of flopping down on the couch to watch TV.
Using a candle to get me started, I find that once I get into motion, I feel lots of energy that I didn’t feel moments before. In this way, I actually complete some candle magick (for example).
- Set up a weekly call with a friend about your conversation with the God and Goddess
Perhaps, you set up something called an Accountability Plan. You have a weekly call with a friend, and you both give a “progress report” on what you did that week to honor and be close with the God and Goddess.
When I use an Accountability Plan, I find that I do what I planned. Because I want to avoid talking about a failure to do ritual, I actually get it done during the week.
May these methods be helpful to you on your Wiccan Journey.
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