How Witches Find Internal Energy to Consistently Practice the Craft

“You said that if I want to prepare to do ritual on the astral plane, it helps for me to begin by practicing visualizing something as simple as a rubber ball,” my friend, Jessica, said.

“Yes,” I replied.

“How am I going to motivate myself to consistently practice visualization?” she asked.

“I have a couple of questions for you,” I began.

Here are three insights.

  1. Identify your tendencies.

We begin by looking into your tendencies. I talked with a friend who identified people’s reasons for taking action as falling into three categories:

  1. “For the team” person
  2. “I want to achieve” person
  3. “I want comfort above all else” person

Do you relate to one of these three categories?

Will you do more for others than for yourself? I find that I fit this category. I frequently jump to help friends and family members.

Do you really want to achieve something? Is witchcraft something that you want to master?

Do you want more relaxation and comfort?

The idea is to find out what your tendencies are. Then use what you learn to help you motivate yourself.

  1. Support your own path.

Learning and practicing the Craft is work. How do you get yourself to do work?

I found that if I make something a routine, I can get it done.

I also set my timer to remind me to do things—including the time for me to clean my cat’s litterbox.

My point is: You are unique. You will do better when you observe what patterns help you consistently do work … even the work of improvement in the Craft.

For example, I have my morning prayer on my laptop computer. I cannot use my laptop without seeing my morning prayer on it and reciting my prayer early in my day.

What will you do to set up a pattern, so you consistently practice elements of the Craft?

  1. Invite the Goddess to show you what can help your unique path.

Here is a prayer.

Prayer to the Goddess

Lovely Lady of the Moon,
Guide me to find my way.
Give me consistency and patience for my growth in the Craft.
Let Your light of intuition guide me to better self-knowledge.
Let me rise in my journey to know myself better with the Craft.
By Your Light may I be free,
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Set Boundaries with Goddess’s Help

“They called me in for work real early again!” my friend, Arianna, said.

I had nothing to say that could help her. She knew that it would be good to have a good boundary and say, “No” at times. But she didn’t do it.

I just listened with empathy in my eyes.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Be aware of the importance of boundaries

I see many people with inadequate skills related to boundaries. I certainly need something like a refresher course. I know we want to help everyone. But we also need to help ourselves. We need to take good care of ourselves so we can help others. So many times, I’ve been on a plane and heard the flight attendant say, “Put on your oxygen mask first before helping others.”

What is an “oxygen mask” in your daily life? What do you need?

We all have responsibilities. But there are several people who will pile on us—if we let them.

What is a healthy boundary? How about getting people to show some respect for your reasonable needs for time off and rest?

      2. Practice saying your boundaries

Do you know what are your boundaries? If not, think about it. You can even take a piece of paper and write down some appropriate boundaries.

I went through a self-defense course called Model Mugging. This is where you practice full force on an instructor. You shout out NO! and do self-defense moves, full force, on a padded attacker.

The same concept can be taken to boundaries as well. Once you have identified a boundary, you need to practice. Say it firmly out loud.

Perhaps, you say something like: “No. I cannot stay late here at work tonight. I have family details.”

Maybe, you might say, “No. You gave me no notice, and I have prior commitments.”

When it is appropriate, state your boundary with resolve.

Need more help? Ask the Goddess for support with your boundaries.

     3. Ask Goddess for support with your boundaries

Here is a prayer to help.

Boundaries Prayer

My Gracious Lady,
Give me Your strength to set up and strengthen my boundaries.
Encircle me with Your protection and guidance to enhance my boundaries.
Teach me better boundaries so that I may remain strong, and I can help others and myself.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Truly Cast Effective Spells

“You mentioned 5 elements of casting an effective spell,” a reader said. She went on to ask, “Of the five elements (intent, visualization, concentration, meditation, or willpower), which is the hardest and why?”

Intent

To do successful magick, you need to understand several things. First, you must have intent. You need to know what you want to manifest. You must be specific. You want a car? For what? Perhaps, 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, perhaps, on the internet. Get to know what you want and like for your car.

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

When you imagine the car you want, get truly specific. What color? What gas mileage? Or is it an electric vehicle? Here’s an example, 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. You will find that you may need to consciously redirect your mind to focus on the visualization object again and again

Meditation

Some Wiccans begin with a meditation to clear the mind before using both concentration and visualization. Consider doing a simple meditation in which you focus on your breath.

Willpower

When it comes to successfully perform 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. 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.

Let’s return to the question: “Of the five elements (intent, visualization, concentration, meditation, or willpower), which is the hardest and why?”

  • For many people, visualizing is truly hard. Some of us actually tune into sound more than images. If you’re doing “visualizing,” you may need to “talk your way through.” You can say something like: “I now drive a blue Toyota 2015 Corolla that was lovingly cared for by the previous owner.” (This is merely an example. Working the words takes effort, time, and care.)
  • Because many people get intent wrong, it can be the hardest part. The easiest way to get intent wrong is to think in terms that are too broad and too general.
  • Several people find that meditation is nearly impossible for them. Trying to sit quietly can feel awful. Some people find it better to do a walking meditation.
  • Willpower can fall apart for several people. Why? When I talk about focusing on the power of “I will,” this may bring up many forms of self-doubt. My friend, Kelsey, said, “I will? Who am I kidding? I’m not strong, and I don’t deserve good things in life.” In this situation, Kelsey has an active ego that is sabotaging her willpower and spell-casting efforts.
  • In today’s society of massive distractions including social media and more, developing the skill of concentration is thwarted. My friend, Fred, mentioned how he found it necessary to practice piano every day to achieve a good level of playing skill. Learning to concentrate takes planning, effort, and practice. This can be so hard because many of us return home from work exhausted. You need the energy to develop your concentration skills.

What do you want deep in your heart? Are you willing to pay the price in attention, effort, training, and practice?

May you identify what can elevate your real happiness.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Connect with People on a Visionary Level

“How do you have hope?” my friend, Kelsey, asked.

I remembered a definition that I heard. The word visionary relates to planning the future with imagination and/or wisdom.

The master [God] and mistress [Goddess] of magic,
They dwell in the deeps of the mind,
Immortal and ever-renewing,
With power to free or to bind.
— Doreen Valiente in “The Witches Creed”

  1. Align with the deeps of the mind.

In the deep of your mind, you can feel a true kinship with other human beings and the Gods. Being close to both is important. Still, remember that the ego is about the shallows of the mind. This is where separation and neglect come from. It’s important to realize that the ego is made of fear.

When you find yourself upset, it often comes from the ego’s focus.

On the other hand, in the deeps resides your divinity, gifted to you by the God and Goddess.

It’s vital to do rituals, meditation, and prayer to bring yourself into the deeps of your divinity.

  1. Align with your vision, imagination, and wisdom.

Let’s remember that your vision is connected to imagination and wisdom.

You have created better moments for your life. Imagination is what we use daily. If you’re cooking a meal, you imagine how all the flavors will come together. If you’re writing a resume, you’re imagining what the job interviewer needs to know so they hire you.

If you feel tired, shift your thoughts with prayers to the Gods. Invite the Gods to help you hope and dream of a better world for yourself and others. When you take care of yourself, you can brighten another person’s day by smiling and listening to them. One part of the world just got better.

  1. Invite the Goddess to help you put aside your ego and fear so you are truly present with another person.

Here is a prayer to help you shift from the ego to your Visionary Self.

A Prayer

Lovely Lady of the Moon
Help me release my pain.
Help me feel safe from the worries of the day.
Help me know my value and what I bring to the world
Give me peace of mind and heart this day.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Create a Release from an Obsolete Picture of Themselves

“No, I’m still not good at the Craft,” my friend, Ally, said.

I felt sad that Ally just couldn’t see her progress.

Still, I understood how she was stuck. My own depression symptoms often keep me stuck in the mud of feeling inadequate.

Here are three insights.

  1. Let go of the previous picture of yourself.

When we come to the Craft, we shed our previous life like a snake sheds its skin. We become new.

 “Let the rain weep.
Waken in sunlight from the Realms of Sleep.”
– from Elegy for a Dead Witch by Doreen Valiente

 When we weep for a loved one who has died, on some level we know that they are a soul that continues.

Their body has died.

What wakens in the sunlight? Your True Self.

Ally has a picture of herself. It’s not true. It’s not even real. It is an Obsolete Picture of herself.

The Craft helps us awaken from the deep sleep of the Obsolete Picture of ourselves.

We learn to let go of the bricks that weigh us down.

  1. Experience a Ritual of Letting Go of an Obsolete Picture of you.

It’s best to do this ritual on the new moon.

What you will need:

  • A drawing or symbol on paper that you create (This is something that symbolizes an Obsolete Picture of yourself.)
  • A red string or yarn (natural fibers are best)
  • Boline
  • Cauldron or a safe container to burn things in.
  • Heat proof surface to place the cauldron on.
  • Smudge stick, white sage, or stick of incense
  • Rose quartz crystal
  • Ritual tools for casting circle
  • Cakes and wine

Set up your ritual space.

Cast circle in the usual manner.

Cleanse and consecrate your items by doing the following for each.

(Asperge the item with your holy water [See Casting Circle] and say:

I cleanse you of all negativities.

Next, waft the smoke of blessed incense [See Casting Circle] around your item and say:

I bless you for the good of all.

Pick up the rose quartz and say:

Little quartz crystal of mine,
You now represent me in all my love for my new life,
So mote it be.

Tie one end of the string around your drawing or symbol (on paper) which symbolizes an Obsolete Picture of yourself.

Tie the other end of the string to the rose quartz. Be sure to have nine inches between the objects.

Say:

This bond is strong but needed no more.
My Obsolete Picture of myself separates from my True Self.
Old life now separates from new life.

Cut the string between the object (something that symbolizes an Obsolete Picture of yourself) and the rose quartz crystal.

Say:

I am now free to move forward, and I am not hindered by obsolete images and actions.

Use the working candle [See Casting Circle] to ignite the drawing or symbol (on paper) and place it in your cauldron to burn completely to ash.

Light the smudge stick or incense stick on the working candle.

(Smudging is an ancient practice used by Native American and indigenous cultures for centuries to clear away negative energies and invite peace and harmony.)

Waft the smoke around you and say:

I now purify myself of my past life and past obsolete perceptions. I let in all the peace and harmony of the new and good.

Sit and meditate on how your life is changing for the better. Think of all the blessings your new life in the Craft will hold.

Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.

Throw the ashes into running water.

  1. Ask the Gods to Bless Your New Path.

Talking to the God and Goddess about your life path is a great way to bond with Them. You learn from Them and your inner wisdom.

You can meditate on the Gods and talk to them.

Here is a Prayer/Chant to facilitate this.

Lord and Lady,
Open my ears to hear You.
Open my eyes to see my path.
Open my heart to Your love.
Bless me upon my new path.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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