He had that look in his eyes. A dash of confusion and a pinch of cynicism. “Tell me. What is Wicca, really?” Andrew asked.
Because I knew Andrew had to leave for an appointment soon, I thought that I’d better boil this down to a few sentences.
Then I thought, What does Wicca really mean to me?
Is Wicca just about herbs, brews, crystals and poppets? Or is it something else? How can I sum Wicca up in just a few sentences, or even one sentence?
Could you do it?
Yes, Wicca involves herbs, brews, crystals and more. But that is not Wicca. Is it about the Gods, dancing and singing? It does have those, too. But what is Wicca at its core?
The clearest way I can explain Wicca is: It’s a practice. Wicca is something you do. Not something you have. You can have all the trimmings with the crystals, herbs, fancy robes and even a crystal ball. But that does not make you a Wiccan.
Wicca is something you practice everyday. Wicca is a part of you. It’s what you do not what you have.
Wicca is honoring the God and Goddess with each breath, and honoring the earth as you walk. It’s finding the peace within your mind and heart, and then sharing that with others.
To me that is what Wicca is. It is finding the light with the Gods’ guidance and reflecting this light for others to find their own way on the path.
I strive to do this everyday. Sometimes I’m right on the mark, doing and breathing Wicca. Sometimes, I’m off. Perhaps, I miss my daily meditation. This is why we look on Wicca as a practice. You continue to develop yourself throughout your life. Sure, at times, you may stumble. But Wicca is about taking each step forward.
You continue walking the Wicca path before you.
Sometimes it’s hard; sometimes it’s easy.
With the Gods’ guidance, it’s always true and fulfilling.
For more of Moonwater SilverClaw, consider some of her books:
Goddess Has Your Back: How Wicca Can Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem and Make Your Life Magickal
The Hidden Children of the Goddess Embrace Wicca, Become Strong, Be at Peace with Yourself and the World Around You
Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace
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I’ve literally done nothing but read your books today. You are a wonderful author, and I feel very blessed to have found you. Thank you for your guidance and for teaching others who need a bit of help. Are you planning on writing another?
Thank you, CJ. I’m so glad to hear that you’re getting a lot of value from my books
–I’ll tell my editing team.
This brightens my day to know that the books are useful to you.
My purpose is to be supportive of my readers and to help reduce
people’s suffering. I’ve found Wicca to be so life-affirming and
Oh, yes, I’m writing my next book and I’m considering titles for it.
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