How Witches Welcome the True Abundance of Mabon

“I feel like I’m on the edge of a breakdown,” my friend, Lina, said.

“It’s good that now is the time of Mabon,” I replied.

“How’s that?”

We began a significant conversation.

Have you heard that Mabon is the witches’ Thanksgiving? This is the time of year where we count our blessings, and we express gratitude for positive things in our lives.

A good activity is to write a list of things you’re thankful for and your related reasons.

Mabon is one of the three harvest times of the year.

Here are three insights.

  1. Pause to Receive

If you remain stuck in your anxieties and worries, you likely will miss the blessings that are already present in your life. If you do not pause, you may keep blinders on and miss out on chances to receive.

For example, one time my friend, James, praised me for writing helpful blog posts. I just brushed it aside. I did not pause to feel good about two things: my blog posts are helpful and my friend was celebrating that detail. When I brushed James’ praise aside, I saw his face drop into a frown. I had failed to pause to receive.

What are you brushing aside? Is it time now for you to pause to receive?

  1. Become Open to Accept the Gift

My cat, Magick, is about 11 ½ years old, and he has been a true gift in my life. I had to become open to the gift of this special relationship with another being. To receive the gift, I needed to travel to the local Humane Society facility. I sat down among the kittens. I played with them and petted them.

Then two little eyes stared outward from a little kitty-cubby in the corner.

This little black cat strolled up to me. He sat down and caught my eye.

Over my shoulder, I heard the attendant say, “Oh, the black ones don’t get adopted.”

My intuition was clear. I said, “This one is getting adopted.”

I was open to receive the gift of Magick’s love.

What gift would be good for you to accept?

  1. Thank the Gods

One time I sat among friends in a park, and I poured a bit of wine onto the soil. My friend, Fred, said, “What are you doing?”

“It’s called a libation. I’m pouring this bit of wine as an offering to the Gods,” I said. Then, I expressed a sincere “thank you” to the Gods.

Perhaps, you might prefer to do a brief candle-lighting ritual.

Thanking the Gods is an essential element of the 3-part process: Pause to Receive, Become Open to Accept the Gift, and Thank the Gods.

What blessings are in your life? How will you thank the Gods for this time of Mabon—the time of harvest?

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Stop Anxiety from Draining Their Energy By Rising to Goddess’s Wavelength

“For once my anxiety stopped,” I said.

“Really! How?” my friend, Regina, asked.

“It was during a meditation session. I felt the presence of the Goddess and the God.”

“Did They say anything?”

“No,” I replied. “It was just a feeling. A feeling of being at peace and of coming home.”

I have three insights for you about stopping anxiety and rising to the Goddess’s Wavelength

  1. Slow down your breathing.

I’ve learned that your mind, body, and spirit are part of letting go of anxiety. Witches know that everything is connected. It’s like a glistening spider web in the morning. Every strand is essential. We are essential—and the wind, plants, animals—the whole natural world—is connected.

Realize your body is your temple. Witches call your body a temple because some traditions invite the Goddess into their own body. Here we’ll talk about your choice to adjust your breathing. Try it now. Breathe in slowly for two counts. Then breathe out slowly for two counts.

Individuals who do this breathing for 5 rounds find that relaxation appears in their body.

My friend, Alfonso, also adds this pattern before he goes to sleep. He relaxes his body by focusing on certain parts. He relaxes, in this order, his face, his left arm, his right arm, his left leg and foot, and then his right leg and foot. He finds this process to be helpful.

  1. Use your mind and choose deescalating words.

Have you ever got caught in a certain train of thought when you’re trying to fall asleep? At times in my life, I found myself ruminating about not being smart enough or that I can’t do anything right. 

I’ve learned that it helps to pick a mantra (set of words) to focus one’s mind. I pick deescalating words like “Just breathe” or “Goddess, give me peace.”

I find that this pattern helps me cool down.

  1. Tune into the Goddess’s Wavelength

“For My love is poured on the earth.” – the Goddess speaking, in the writings of Doreen Valiente

What’s is the Goddess’s Wavelength? It’s the energy of nurture, kindness, and love.

My friend, Alfonso, adds this pattern to his nightly process to fall asleep. As he breathes in slowly, he recites in his mind “Goddess.” As he breathes out, he says in his mind, “Thank you.” Alfonso says that this process takes him out of the level of thought where his anxiety resides. Alfonso, by speaking the name of Goddess, lifts himself to Her Wavelength.

How does this sound to you?

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Gain Strength and Rise Above Being Triggered

What triggers you? Is it people being chronically late? Or if someone cuts you off in traffic?

How frustrating. Such actions may trigger anger in us. We, witches, can transform our experience to something healthy and empowering.

Here are three insights.

  1. Identify the trigger

Think about what sets you off. Identifying the trigger is the first step to rising above it. You can’t deal with what you don’t know. I have an acquaintance, Robert, who says that his sister never listens to him. She replies to just about anything he says with “You just suck it up.” That’s her go-to phrase.

Robert says, “She gives me no space to feel sad if I’m talking with her.”

He continues, “Her damn catchphrase ‘You just suck it up’ really triggers me.’”

What is the trigger really about? Is it about having no support from his sister?

Could it also be about having no one else in his life to turn to?

Only Robert can uncover what the trigger is truly about. He might decide to talk with a counselor or spiritual elder about the situation.

  1. Transform the trigger

To transform a trigger, you may need to open your horizon to new thoughts and perceptions. For example, one man made an enlightened decision. After a difficult divorce, he changed the caller ID for his ex-wife on his smartphone. Before, each time he saw her name pop up on his smartphone, he felt a stab of pain in his gut. After he changed the caller ID to “Pray for her,” he had a different experience.

In essence, he literally changed the trigger—from ex-wife’s name to “Pray for her.” Now his response was compassion.

How could you change something so a trigger is replaced in your life?

  1. Invite the God and the Goddess to fill your life with positive energy so you have more peace.

You’ve probably noticed that certain triggers can drain your energy. Consider asking the God and the Goddess for help in making a shift in your perceptions.  Remember, the Gods’ love is the true source of your strength.

With the Goddess’s love and the God’s protective energy, you can discover new sources of kindness and loving energy in your life. You can begin new friendships. You can add some ritual or meditative practice to give you more support.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Get Beyond Fear to Healthy Strength

Black and White Pentacle

“I guess that was self-sabotage,” my friend, Eric, said.
I nodded.
“I just couldn’t help myself,” he said.
Those were true words.
This began a significant conversation.

When fear and the Shadow Self interact, we may find ourselves confused and at a disadvantage.

Here are three insights.

  1. Identify fear and the Shadow Self’s interaction

The Shadow Self is that part of you which you prefer did not exist. The Shadow Self includes fear, anger, rage, jealousy, selfishness, greed, and more. All the things you probably do not like about yourself.

Witches are called upon to learn how to accept their personal Shadow Self in a healthy way.

The idea of “accept” can be hard to relate to. Who wants to accept anger that they carry around?

The interaction of fear and the Shadow Self can be being afraid to look inside and see the negativity you carry. People full of fear do unhealthy things. With upset feelings, some of us hide and some of us do things to “numb out” the painful feelings. Activities that create the “numb out” experience often lead to destructive outcomes like poor health, twisted relationships, and lack of sleep.

The problem is that if you suppress your own knowledge of your Shadow Self, you’re like a person with their eyes closed, bumping into things.

To open your heart to compassion for yourself is a good way to start healing. This can be as simple as pause, reflect and make space for your Shadow Self.

  1. Pause. Reflect. Make Space.

 “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung

When the Shadow Self raises its head, pause.

How does the Shadow Self make itself known? Just like in Eric’s case (above), you find yourself acting out in a way that causes trouble.

When you pause, devote time to reflect. “What is the Shadow Self trying to tell you?” If you are experiencing anger, what is the source of that anger?

Many of us might say, “It’s simple. [Person’s name] is making me mad.”
But pause and reflect. Is this the whole situation? Go deeper.
Let’s say George is chronically late for meeting you. It feels like disrespect.
Stop. Ask yourself, “Am I afraid that I’m not worthy enough to deserve respect?”

Maybe, you’re brittle about the lateness detail because you do not feel worthy.

What’s below that?

Why would you not feel worthy?

Some people feel that they are broken. I address the process of moving beyond the “I feel broken” experience in my online course, Spiritual Solution for Depression Relief.

Here I’m inviting you to make space for your upset feelings. It is okay to feel that way. It doesn’t mean you need to act on those emotions. Just breathe and observe. Perhaps, write details down in your private and personal journal.

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.” – Herman Hesse

The process of making space for your Shadow Self includes making space to just observe your uncomfortable feelings.

Reflect on your biases and understand them.

If you are having trouble making space to reflect on your biases, ask the Goddess for help.

  1. Call on the Goddess to guide your transformation of incorporating Shadow Elements and reducing their power.

When you accept the Shadow Self, you can become stronger as a whole person. Kept in the darkness, the Shadow Self has extra power. Shining light into the dark corner reduces the power of the Shadow Self.

Picture it this way. You lose energy by suppressing or pushing down the Shadow Self. The Shadow Self gets stronger by pushing upwards.

Instead, call on the Goddess to help guide you. The process is to transform and incorporate the Shadow Elements into you. This will make you a stronger person. How?

Imagine you get angry about people being late. If you realize that people’s behavior is often about their own inner life, you can put in simple consequences and avoid getting extremely upset. You can say, “George, I’ll be at the restaurant at 12 noon. I’ll read a book for 15 minutes. If you’re later than that, I just start eating and then go when I’m done.”

You transformed the situation. You have demonstrated self-respect by telling George what you will do.

To call on the Goddess for guidance, you use a simple candle lighting ritual.

Prayer for a Candle Lighting Ritual to Transform Shadow Elements

Shadow Self, Shadow Self, listen to me,
Combine with my light side so I can be free.
Swift like the falcon and bright like the moon,
Goddess grant me this precious boon.
Together I heal and by Goddess’s grace
Now I am whole and one in this place.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Heal and Rise from Their Low Energy and Mood

“That’s it. I’m out of energy,” Sarah, a friend, said. “I don’t know how I’m going to keep up this pace.”

“What’s going on?” I asked.

This led us to an important conversation about stress, energy, and peace.

I realize that we have a metaphorical well of energy. We must make decisions and take action to refill that well of energy.

Here are three insights so you can consciously fill your well.

  1. Devote prayer.

When I feel depleted by the world, I say a prayer to help refill my energy well. Here is an example of a prayer.

The Refill My Well Prayer

Dear Lord and Lady,
Refill my well of energy
Let my well flow strong,
And release what’s wrong.
Let my strength and energy surge,
And my healthy energy emerge.
So mote it be.

     2. Experience meditation.

I have a guided meditation for you that I created for my podcast. It’s called the Goddess Kindness Meditation.

This Goddess Kindness Meditation can help you transform your stress and feel a connection with Goddess and all Her children.

  1. Speak a nighttime prayer for better sleep.

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I ask the Goddess to help me fall asleep. I say a prayer like:

Goddess Bless My Sleep Prayer

Goddess soothe me to my core
Release all stress so it’s no more.
Bring peace and sleep unto me,
Make my dreams peaceful, blissful to see.
So mote it be.

Usually the Goddess answers with blissful sleep that soon follows.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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