Out of breath after walking up some stairs, I thought: “I got to do better than this.” I had succumbed to gaining serious extra weight.
Then, I noted an app on my new Smartphone—a pedometer. A number of doctors/researchers emphasize that walking 10,000 steps a day is valuable.
So I started walking at least 10,000 steps a day. At first, I was okay. And I even limited my intake of fat-adding foods.
The result? Weight loss.
But now I’m enduring more pain in my legs. And it feels tougher and tougher to get out there and keep up my walking regimen.
When you’re enduring pain, it can feel like you’re all alone.
But wait, I’m Wiccan. I can call upon the Gods for help.
A Simple Rite so You Can Ask the Gods for help.
What you will need: 1 red candle.
Cast circle in the usual way.
Cleanse and consecrate candle (cense and asperge candle).
Light the candle and say:
Lord and Lady give me strength to step into the light that is for me. The light of health and strength. Help me keep my stride on this path of light to the best that I can be. And if I falter, lend me Your hands so that I may rise again and continue on my path. Give me the strength to endure and succeed over the challenges of temptation, as I choose to let go of bad habits and improve my health.
So mote it be!
Then do your Cakes and Wine ceremony.
Close circle in the usual way.
May this ritual be useful for all of us who seek to improve our health.
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