How can anyone get some supernatural power?

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In workshops and guest appearances in college Comparative Religion classes, I’ve heard people ask this and similar questions.

Some people want supernatural power so they can bring their life to a happier and more successful place. I can relate to that. To accomplish positive and powerful results in your life you do not need “supernatural powers.” Magick is not supernatural. At merriam-webster.com, supernatural is defined as: unable to be explained by science or the laws of nature: of, relating to, or seeming to come from magic, a god, etc.

Magick follows the laws of nature. We’re not asking, in the traditional Christian mode, for God’s intervention. In Wicca, witches are marshalling natural power in certain ways. Here’s the process:

Intent

To do successful magick, you need to understand several things. First, you must have an intent. You need to know what you want to manifest. I know this sounds simple, but many people just don’t think the intent through.

Let’s say you want a car. Okay, why do you want a car? Is it to take you to your job? Or is it something you want to have people envy?  Hey I don’t judge. But if you just say “I want a car” to the universe, you are likely to get that Pinto down the block.

Let’s say you just moved to a new area and you need a car to get you around. You want something nice but economical. You don’t want a piece of junk that will break down on you every chance it gets. I suggest you go shopping, whether it be on the internet or at a car lot. Get to know what you want and like for your car.

When you pick out features, you’re attaching specific desires to the car. This will help manifest the car you want versus the junk heap down the block. Refine your image of the perfect car in your mind. Include other requirements you have like good gas mileage and inexpensive repair costs. The more specific you are with your intent, the less there will be unexpected results like getting the lemon down the lane.

Having a solid intent is your first step before you do any magick. Once you have that cornerstone set you can continue with the second thing which is concentration. During your spell you will need lots of concentration and visualization.

Visualization

 We’ll continue with the process of manifesting a particular car. You can use a toy car as a visualization focus object. As you stare at the toy car, you also use your mind to imagine getting into a real car and driving it. You can even take a number of steps further. For instance, if you desire a convertible car, you imagine the wind blowing through your hair as you drive with the top down.

Concentration

 This is the process of focusing and then refocusing your mind on your visualization task. In essence, you concentrate on the object and on the images in your mind that are specific for your desired manifestation. It is natural for the mind to wander at times. When it does, you just consciously redirect your mind to focus on the visualization object once again.

Meditation

 Some Wiccans begin with meditation to clear the mind before using both concentration and visualization. Let’s return to the Tree of Life Meditation we covered in Chapter 9. Remember that you combined a focus on your breath with envisioning energy blossoming from your head as branches and from your feet as roots. (For specifics, return to Chapter 9).

Once you have cleansed your energy via the Tree of Life Meditation, you will focus on a shape—that is, a mental image of a shape (perhaps, a triangle or sphere). Using your mind’s eye, view the shape from every angle. Concentrate on this shape for an extended time.

Willpower

 The Collins English Dictionary defines willpower as “the ability to control oneself and determine one’s actions.”

Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., author of The Willpower Instinct, wrote: “Willpower is about harnessing the three powers of I will, I won’t and I want to help you to achieve your goals (and stay out of trouble).”

When it comes to successfully performing magick, willpower, to me, means the driving force of desire for some form of change. So I focus on the power of “I will.” This is an important distinction because many people think of willpower as only the ability to avoid temptation.

The compelling observation is that Wiccans, who become proficient at these three processes of visualization, concentration, and meditation, actually strengthen their will. How? Once you do the three processes, you actually enhance your belief, and you push through your doubt.

Realize, you need to will something into being. This includes confidence that what you are doing will work. If you don’t have that, your spell just won’t become a reality.

You need your will for your intent to be as strong as possible. This is why when we are desperate for something, we can usually manifest it. Using your will is deeply rooted in your desire. Lack of will just creates another belly flop.

I’ve now shared with you the five must-haves (intent, visualization, concentration, meditation and willpower) for doing magick that works.

Now, let’s talk about some of the other tools we use to manifest our desires.

When you start to create a spell, you begin with the intent. Once you have that strongly in place, you start crafting the wording of the spell. Be specific, and in this way you will avoid loopholes or misunderstandings in your magick. Vague wording leads to mistakes and disappointment. Remember, if you merely ask for a car, you might get one that is a piece of junk.

Another tool for working magick is using herbs that attract a particular thing or effect. For example, to attract money, Wiccans often use cinnamon. They also use sage for purifying spaces, people, and more.

I would suggest keeping things simple, at least to start with. Simple spells can be the most potent because they are easy to do.

An example of a simple technique is to appease the Younger Self, which can be considered one’s inner child. The Feri (Fairy) tradition calls this part of ourselves “Sticky Self.” The Younger Self (inner child) likes to play. Younger Self likes song, dance, rhyme, and all the sparkly shiny things in life. She/he likes rattles and other objects which we can use as tools to connect with Younger Self.

Why am I talking about Younger Self? Wiccans use Younger Self as a messenger to the Gods. You need to keep Younger Self’s attention so that she/he gets the message right. This may sound silly, but doing things that would keep a five-year-old happy in your magick is a good start. This is one reason why we use feathers, incense, candles, and other tools in our magick. There are other reasons, too. Everything has its own energy and meaning. Such energy and meaning help you focus and add power to the work that you do. Don’t forget this is work. It takes a lot of energy and concentration to do spell work and magick in general.

So you have your intent and your words in rhyme. You have added other elements to make Younger Self happy and to lend extra meaning/power to your magick. At this point, once you have gathered all that you need, you cast circle. Do the spell by using your items to focus on your intent. Chant your words and use a power-raising technique (all while keeping keen concentration on your intent).

The next step is important. Without this step, you might as well not have done all the previous efforts. What step am I talking about? You need to let all that energy you raised and all that focus go. That’s right, you need to release it into the universe so that it can do the job you set it out to do. This lets Younger Self carry your message to the Gods and to create the change you desire.

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So as you can see, witches have special ways to work with magick. We use the natural energies around us to create change with Will, Intent, Visualization, Concentration and Meditation.

Blessings,
Moonwater

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What could possibly make magick or spells fail to work for someone?

 

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Many times a person may block the spell unknowingly because human beings tend to build emotional walls around themselves. Such walls are blocks that keep one stuck. This is an unconscious process. We need to unblock ourselves and tear down these walls.

Here is an example. Sarah does a money spell because her stated goal is: “I want to be rich.” The spell fails to work. She sits down to do a meditation session. She asks, “What is blocking me?” During the meditation, images and sounds arise. She sees, in her mind’s eye, a gathering in which she and friends say biased things against rich people. On the subconscious level, Sarah and her friends feel “more spiritual” than rich people. This unconscious block stops Sarah from enhancing her income. On the subconscious level, she does not want to join the “less spiritual,” rich people.

The truth is: a significant number of people have a subconscious “counter-desire” that blocks their progress.

Sarah learns to develop a willingness to let go of her biased viewpoints about “rich people.” She realizes that she can be kind and generous at any time. She can trust that as her income grows, she can continue to be kind and generous.

Some months ago, I did a workshop about removing these forms of blocks.

It’s true that it can take work to let go and remove blocks.

It’s worth it.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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Fairies, Shadow People and Spirits — Oh My!

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Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a shape. Wispy. Dark-tinted but see through. Sort of an outline. Then it was gone. I saw these shapes about five times in a house I used to live in. Ghosts? No. They’re called Shadow People. One of my mentors gave me some information about the Shadow People. An important distinction is that Shadow People are spirits that have never been incarnate; they are not ghosts. Shadow People are negative spirits that can engulf people in fear.

I was fortunate. I moved out of that house, and I did not have extreme encounters with the Shadow People. Warning: Do NOT contact the Shadow People.

Recently, one of my readers asked: “How do I contact the Fair Folk?”

There are several ways to contact the Fairies (also known as The Fey). By the way, Fairies like flowers. If you compliment a flower and say how pretty it is, the associated fairy likes it. Fairies like being complimented for their work.

The most popular method to contact a Fairy is through offerings. A popular offering is honey and milk.

Some fairies prefer a certain element. You can pick a certain offering related to a specific element.

Water                         Fire                             Earth                          Air
Wine                            Incense                        Crystals/Stones           Incense
Juice                            Burning an offering    Seeds                           Singing
Milk                             Smoke                           Dance                           Music

Another powerful way is to meditate with a pure heart and with respect. Ask for a sign. The Fey don’t like to be seen.

Some people report that they have actually seen the Fey. If the Fey want you to see them, then they will choose to become visible. But most of the time, they only allow themselves to be seen in your peripheral vision if at all.

When it comes to Fairies, Shadow People and Spirits, be respectful.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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Dedicating Your Labors to the Gods

 

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Perspiration dripping from my face, my ankles shaking due the rocky trail, I gasped for breath. Two miles into this hike, and I had a good idea: I’d dedicate my journey on this trail to the Gods. I offered my hard work as a gift to them. You can make such an offering with many things. Still, a struggle has a special element. When you struggle, you put more energy into the activity. The God and Goddess appreciate such devotion of energy.

Upon hearing about this process of dedicating my hike, my friend Sandra said, “That sounds like the Catholic idea of ‘offering up one’s suffering.”

“No,” I protested. “The Gods don’t want your suffering. They want you to be happy.” I explained. Doreen Valiente wrote The Charge of the Goddess and in it she noted the Voice of the Goddess saying: “All acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.”

You can do many things to honor the Gods. Some suggestions include:

  • Create an art project
  • Volunteer for an organization, especially one that helps the planet or animals
  • Accomplish a physical feat, like my hike
  • Write a book and dedicate it to Them
  • Clean your ritual space and altar on a regular basis

Dedicating your labors is a great way to honor the God and Goddess.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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The Ant’s Tale

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The ant’s world was ablaze. Flames towered over the ant as it scampered back and forth. I saw the ant in peril on a piece of firewood in my camp fire. With compassion, I placed a stick next to the piece of firewood that was ablaze at one end. The ant rushed onto the stick.

The ant crawled half way up. But then it frantically jumped off the refuge-stick I offered and dashed back toward the flames.

Again, I placed the stick right in front of the ant. This time it got back on the refuge-stick, and I swiftly lifted the stick and placed it on the ground some distance from the camp fire. The ant was safe.

Sometimes we make bad decisions despite God’s and Goddess’s warnings. The Gods, in their compassion, save us from our own stupidity.

Earlier today, I drove on the freeway. When a large truck cut me off, I slammed on the breaks. My car slid down the freeway until the wheels regained traction. With fast reflexes and the Gods’ grace I was safe!

Sometimes we are given intuitive guidance to go into a new direction, but our fear sends us back toward the flames. Some people stay in a bad marriage or in a bad job because these are the flames they know. Uncertainty seems to be too much to bear.

We, Wiccans, can call upon the Gods to guide us. They are present. They walk beside us on our journey through our lives. (I wrote a book on this: Goddess Walks Beside You.)

The Gods try to be as supportive as possible. All we need to do is ask for help and then step forth on the new, better path. (It’s better than getting burned.)

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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Happy Solstice 2016

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Is magic real? Is the universe magic? Is everything magic?

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“Is magic real? Is the universe magic? Is everything magic?” asked one of my readers.

In response, my first thought was: “Yes, magick is real. Magick, at its basic form, is energy. Energy permeates the universe. So yes, the universe is magick. Everything is made of energy so again, yes—everything is magick.”

Recently, I was interviewed on The Buzz, a show on ztalkradio.com [go to http://ztalkradio.com/show-archives/ …click on the The Buzz — then click on Moonwater Silverclaw.mp3  ] and I went deeper with the idea of magick as energy.

First, I mentioned the energy that is inside a bolt of lightning.

When the bolt strikes a tree, it changes the tree. Therefore, energy—and magick—has physical capabilities and properties.

At this point, we can reference science. The molecules of H20 (water) change form depending how fast they are moving. When they move slowly, we have ice. A bit faster, and we have water. Moving quite quickly—and the water becomes a gas. It’s all about energy.

As I mentioned, everything is made of energy.

“We are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson, physicist

Wiccans take a big responsibility when they wield magick.

Blessed Be,

Moonwater

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