How Witches Shift Out of a Defensive Posture

“I’m tired of people saying, ‘You’re too defensive,’” Ally, a friend, said.

She felt beat up by people at work. Ally also felt oppressed by the cruel comments and actions of certain people who are against witches.

“Of course, I’m defensive,” Ally said.

This echoed in my thoughts.

Here are three insights.

  1. Shift from “Defensive” to “Quiet Knowing”

Have you noticed that when you’re defensive, it seems that some negativity is attracted to you?

As witches, we hear a lot of negative things about our spirituality. It’s only natural that one may become defensive about our beliefs.

It helps to shift to “Quiet Knowing.” Start with your own heart. Know your own truth first.

Instead of arguing about something defensively, begin with your own heart. Have a quiet knowing and a quiet confidence.

From your quiet center, assess if the other person has any space to make a shift in their perceptions. You may discover that this is not a  “teaching moment” (a moment when the other person wants to learn).

Many times, in your Quiet Knowing, you realize it is time to let go of your desire to change the other person. You let the moment flow by like a leaf on a stream.

When the other person is not present to listen, let it go. You will be much happier and most of the negativity will flow right past you.

We, witches, remember to use a shield for negative energy. (For more about developing your shield click HERE)

Sometimes, you discover in your Quiet Knowing that it is important for you to speak up. My point is: Start from your Quiet Knowing and avoid staying in your ego. Your ego (which is made of fear) can get you into useless arguments.

From Quiet Knowing, you’ll direct your own steps on your better path.

  1. Let Go of Anger.

Have you heard someone bash your spiritual path as a witch? We know there are lies out there that cause pain. Have you felt angry about this?

Anger feeds pain. Painful thoughts and feelings.

Worse: Being defensive creates more negativity.

But what if they’re truly wrong? Pause. Are you dealing with someone who has any intention of learning?

If not, it helps to let it go. If it isn’t a teaching moment in which you could help them understand, let go of your anger. Just look at them as another misguided human being. Then, move on to better energy.

We, witches, do better in life when we avoid “walking around with a chip on your shoulder.”

Instead, go to your quiet center.

  1. Realize that the Goddess Knows Your Real Worth.

The God and Goddess know your true heart. They see you for you. They do not compare you with someone across the street.

You are so important to the Gods. As you learn every lesson, the Gods’ happiness grows.

Some days, it may feel like no one is listening. But The Gods are with you.

They do all They can to help you. If your life isn’t perfect, that does not mean that the Gods have abandoned you. They are by your side always.

Here is an example. Some years ago, I was in a car accident. It was bad enough. But it could have been worse. I feel that the Gods protected me from a worse outcome. Sure, I wish the car accident never happened. However, the car accident and other related details gave me a true learning experience.

When bad things happen, just remember, it could have been much worse if you didn’t have the Gods on your side.

When some people give you trouble and they try to belittle you, come back to the Gods. It may feel automatic or natural to become defensive. However, there is a better path. The Path of the Gods. The Gods put Their divinity in you. Ultimately, that divinity in you is strong and connected. On the essence level, your divinity cannot be “insulted” by some misguided human’s words.

Through prayer, ritual, and meditation, you have a direct experience of the Gods and your divinity.

Once again, realize that the Goddess knows your real worth.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Follow the Highest Advice from the Goddess

“My highest ideal would be to get more sleep,” my friend, Kiley, said.

We laughed about this. Still, I know she was using humor connected to a powerful quote…

“Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.” – Doreen Valiente, writing in the voice of the Goddess

I have three insights for you.

  1. Become aware of “your highest ideal.”

Do you know what your highest ideal is? What do you strive for? Is it to serve your community? Or is it simply about “Can I just be awake and on time for work on Mondays?”

Sometimes, it’s not obvious. We can struggle to find our meaning related to excellence. Your highest ideal is connected to excellence.

In another spiritual path, it is said that what is inside you can save you or destroy you. What I get from this is: If we don’t use our gifts, we might fall apart inside. That’s the idea of “destroy you.” You need to nurture your gifts and yourself.

What are your gifts?

  1. Take steps each week to support “your highest ideal.”

What does it mean to “keep pure your highest ideal?”

Imagine all the resistance you face when you simply want to be yourself and fulfill your life’s purpose as a witch. People just don’t understand our spiritual path.

As witches, we have a “highest ideal” for each one of us. It’s unique for each person. It is the one thing we are supposed to learn. We are meant to grow. You have a gift to share. By being your true self, you also help others on their paths. So how do you do this? With the Gods’ help.

Taking steps each week to support your highest ideal is about…

  • Identify your highest ideal.
  • Strengthen yourself with ritual, nutrition, sleep, and exercise.
  • Do actions that support your highest ideal.

For example, I write each week and create a podcast episode. These are steps that help me express my highest ideal of service to my readers and listeners.  

  1. Include the Gods in your journey for your highest ideal.

Completing your highest ideal can be quite a task. This is the reason I like to ask the God and Goddess for support. You can meditate and ask the Gods for Their help. You can say a prayer like this:

O Lovely Lady and Lord of the Fields,
May you guide me through my intuition.
Speak the sacred silent words of your wisdom into my mind.
Let me flow easily on my path like a rushing river to the sea.
Give me your strength O Lord to accomplish my highest ideal without hindrance.
Give me your wisdom O Lady to accomplish my highest ideal with grace.
May my path be free from useless difficulties.
As I so Will, So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Use a “Spiritual First Aid Kit”

“I couldn’t believe it. No fully stocked first aid kit. They did have some isopropyl alcohol. I said to myself, ‘This is going to hurt.’ So, I poured the alcohol on my cut hand. Damn, it did hurt. That unstocked first aid kit had no Neosporin to avoid infection,” my friend, Abigail, said. She was complaining about her new workplace.

It’s important to have a properly stocked medical first aid kit. What about a spiritual first aid kit? Do you have one? Here are three insights…

  1. Create a travel kit—your Spiritual First Aid Kit.

You can put the elements of your Spiritual First Aid Kit into a small box or container for traveling. You can include healing crystals, an electric tea light candle, and a Tarot Deck (or another divinatory device). Perhaps, include a packet of your favorite tea, a small altar cloth, and an offering bowl.

  1. Carry supportive spiritual reading.

Carry words of wisdom in spiritual texts. You can use your favorite author’s books or poems.

  • Goddess Has Your Back by Moonwater SilverClaw
  • A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook Paperback–Illustrated by Stewart Farrar, Janet Farrar
  • A digital copy of your BOS (Book Of Shadows)

Include what you find nourishing for your soul.

  1. Carry a “Spiritual First Aid Prayer”

Perhaps, you’ll write your own prayer. That experience can be both soothing and inspiring.

You can use this spiritual prayer.

Spiritual First Aid Prayer

Gracious Lady and Glorious Lord,
Heal me and hold me for I am injured.
Help me shift my thoughts and energy.
Give me your energy to heal my mind and body.
You are my Source.
Sustain me in this difficult time.
Wrap me in your protection and healing light.
I deeply thank You.
So mote it be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Protect Their Divine Essence

“Sometimes, people are too agreeable,” I said to my friend, Frieda.

“I agree,” she said.

We laughed about her response.

This conversation reminded me of the comment that unhealthy relationships are run by the least conscious partner.

“A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.” – Mandy Hale

  1. Realize that the God and Goddess are inside of you.

Recently, I said to a friend that Wicca gave me the strength to leave a bad marriage. My friend asked, “How?”

“Because the God and Goddess are inside of me. And I shouldn’t be treated badly,” I replied.

“There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh.” – Jose N. Harris

  1. Stand for yourself.

In recent months, I’ve been helping my elderly parents a lot. I’m their private Uber. There are times when I say, “I will help you. And I also need to go home and make dinner…”

I’ve learned to be assertive when appropriate. I call it “stand for yourself.” It is not aggressive—as in stepping on another. Instead, I stand for my values.

“Everybody deals with situations differently. Some walk away and disregard, while others throw their toys out of the pram.” ― Charmaine J Forde

  1. Ask the Goddess for clarity in who you are.

Without clarity about who you truly are, it’s hard to stand up for yourself. Are you okay because people approve of you? How about when they do not approve?

This is where nice boundaries come in.

Here is a prayer to help you hold onto your boundaries.

Gracious Lady,
Guide me to set appropriate boundaries.
Let me stand for myself.
Let me celebrate the divinity You have placed in me.
So mote it be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Can Find the Right Life Partner

“I’m ready to give up,” Kerri said. “You have no idea how many awful dates I’ve been on.”

I had a pretty good guess because I heard my friend tell me about the bad ones.

I realize that it can be tough to find the right life partner. I endured going through a divorce.

Over the years, I’ve learned to be quite specific about building a good relationship. My sweetheart and I are together for nearly 22 years.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Get clearer on what’s necessary to build a life together.

About eight years ago my sweetheart had a conversation with a friend. My sweetheart shared this idea: “In a life partner look for two things: Someone who is kind and flexible.”

What do you want in a relationship?

Here is an exercise you can do.

On a sheet of paper, create two columns by drawing a line in the middle.  

On the left, write the heading of Desired. On the right, write Undesired.

Now write two lists.

For example…

Desired                               Undesired

Funny                                  Mean

Flexible                               Rigid

Kind                                    Frustrates easily

Respectful         

Attractive

I have a question: “Is this a grape or a watermelon?” When I compare the items on the two lists, I choose which label per item.  The Grape and Watermelon Scale is about the importance of one thing over another. The watermelon is big and important. The grape is of little importance.

For example…

Desired                               Undesired

Funny – g                            Mean – w

Flexible – w                        Rigid – w

Kind – w                             Frustrates easily – w

Respectful – w  

Attractive – g

Now you can see which items on the list are most important to you.

  1. Embody What You Hope to Find in Your Life Partner.

When looking for a life partner, it is good to embody the traits you are looking for. Why? It’s because “like attracts like.” Kind people attract each other. Funny people find each other enjoyable … and so on. I realize that opposites can attract. Still, I suggest embodying your values. 

  1. Invite the Goddess and God to Shine on Your Path for Lifelong Love.

You can ask the Goddess and the God to help you find true love.

Finding the Right Life Partner Prayer

Gods give me Your grace and Your passions,
Lend me Your strength and Your focus.
Light my path so my journey be an easy one
That I may find a life partner who is my true fit.
Like a hand to a glove, like a magnet to iron 
May I find my true life partner.
And let us rejoice and be joined in Your names.
So as I will so mote it be!

 May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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