A number of my Wiccan friends (and other friends with other spiritual paths) are stressing out now. Can you blame them?
Just today, one of my friends sent this information to me:
“Some of the bills that are up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives are:
- HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
- HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
- HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
- HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
- HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
- HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
- HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
- HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
- HR 808 Sanctions against Iran”
I have Wiccan friends who are terrified about what will happen to them when they lose the healthcare provided the Affordable Care Act (which is stated to have provided roughly 20 million people with health insurance who did not have it before).
I am deeply concerned, and I participated in a rally (staged in front of Congresswoman Anna Eschoo’s office) to emphasize our request for continued healthcare coverage. I was even called up to speak briefly at the microphone.
That afternoon, for a brief time, I felt my worry quiet down. Why? I was participating. My concern is that, although we can participate in activism, we still live much of the time with intense pressure.
With the negative changes, many of us feel like our inner self is being squashed. What can we do? Sometimes, a good cry may help. Still, the God and Goddess are there for us. It’s time for us to reach out to Them.
Asking the Gods for Inner Peace
- You can meditate
A number of us can use meditation to go into a deep trance and meet the God and Goddess. Ask for Their guidance. You’ll often find comfort.
A number of Wiccans have asked God and Goddess to quell the fire of fear that resides inside.
Consider the practices of grounding and centering to relieve much anxiety you may have. (See my article on grounding.)
Grounding can help us get to a point where we’re calm about those things we cannot control. We’re not feeling good. Still, we’re okay. I’ve seen authors write about the difference between acceptance and approval. I certainly do NOT approve of those actions that hurt people. For a moment of peace, I can accept that, in this moment, I am okay.
- You can do this Inner Peace Ritual
What you will need:
- White candle
- Candle holder
- Gardenia Incense (for peace)
- Gardenia oil (you can use extra virgin olive oil if you can’t get gardenia oil)
- Regular ritual tools
- Cakes and wine
Cast Circle in the usual manner. Cleanse and consecrate the white candle. Then as you dress the candle with the gardenia oil, visualize how you want peace. See in your mind people respectfully talking to each other and agreeing. Place the candle in the its holder–in middle of your altar.
Light the candle and say three times:
Help us see
Our graceful connection.
Bless us with your clarity
Turn hard hearts to charity.
Sit and continue your visualization as you watch the candle burn. Let the candle burn down until it has been fully consumed.
Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony. Close the Circle.
You can repeat this ritual to support you and the world around you.
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