How Witches Stay Strong in Tough Times – Use Spiritual Tools

“Surgery again?” my friend, Kim, asked.

“This time went better,” I replied.

Years ago, when I had my first surgery that removed my spleen, I did not ask the Gods for Their intervention. I’m still surprised about that.

In recent days, I had surgery again. It was significant because the surgical team used anesthesia to have me fully unconscious.

For this surgery, I put my spiritual tools into action.

I have three insights for you:

  1. Talk with the Goddess

In my previous surgery, I just resigned myself that I would either live or die.

This time, I talked to the Goddess and asked Her to keep me safe. During a quiet time as I talked with the Goddess, deep in my heart, I felt Her support. I had the feeling of being serene and that everything was going to be just fine.

I invite you to use prayer, and you can just speak to the Goddess in your own thoughts.

  1. Ask your community for support with rituals and prayer

I invited people in my circle to do a candle ritual to support me to have a successful surgery, to keep me safe, and to keep me free of surgical complications.

  1. Consider divinatory tools

When I spread the Tarot cards, I saw a positive message. This message was clear and to the point: I was going to be okay. The positive reading helped me feel secure in that I was going to flow well through surgery and the healing process.

(Special Note: If you have a reading that causes you discomfort, then turn to the Gods for Their guidance. You can ask for the Gods’ intervention.)

I invite you to turn to your spiritual path and spiritual tools during the big and tough situations of life. Ask the Gods for help. You are likely to find that They help you achieve peace where strife may be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Focus on the Essentials and Avoid Big Mistakes

“What kind of information would have been most helpful when starting to learn the Craft? What kind of fundamental information would be most beneficial?” one of my readers asked.

I immediately thought of guidelines. Here is a partial list. Each item will have a brief comment from me.

  • Honor the Earth, the beings of this Earth, and the Gods.

Wicca is a spiritual path of respect for Nature and the Gods. So many people first focus on magick. That is an error. We focus on the spiritual aspects first. Wicca is not simply ordering from a menu of the cosmic restaurant.

  • Use protection clauses in your spellwork.

It is important to use protection clauses because magick can have big consequences. You can say, “This or better.” Another clause is: “And it harm none.”

  • Get permission before you do spellwork related to anyone

Even when you’re doing a healing spell, do the ethical thing and ask the person for his or her permission.

  • Take care with The Wiccan Rede

The classic form of The Wiccan Rede is: “Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, An it harm none do what ye will” as written by Doreen Valiente. This serves as a guideline. Yes, we brush our teeth and harm bacteria. Still, the Goddess agrees with good dental hygiene.

The Wiccan Rede remains a good guideline because we are here to be supportive and kind.

  • In your spellwork, always dismiss any entities (this includes Elementals) before you complete your spellwork.

In other blog posts, I have noted that failing to dismiss the Water Elementals can lead to plumbing problems in one’s home. (I was alerted to this problem by one of my spiritual elders.) Be sure to dismiss any entities that you call into your Circle.

  • If you consider someone as a mentor, ask other people: “If you had to work with that person again, would you?”

This question gets the person who offers a referral to pause and think about the potential mentor. Some people are knowledgeable, but they still cause unnecessary problems. Be careful about who you associate with.

  • Read several sources for different points of view on Wicca and witchcraft. Double-check your sources.

Recently, a friend was hit with trouble from a scammer. This reminds me of how several quotes on the Internet are mislabeled. Inaccuracies can cause real trouble in spellwork and for your personal credibility in the Wiccan community. Double-check sources. Conduct searches and consult spiritual elders to get a more accurate view.

The above is a partial list. Still, it covers some essential, foundational elements.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with Televised and Social Media Cruelty

“I know I should let go, but I’m stuck,” I told my friend, Sarah.

It had been another bitter morning caused by one of my family members. This guy just spewed bitter garbage criticizing another family member.

So, I was upset by the mean comments said in my household.
At the same time, Sarah was upset because she had seen a morning televised report about how some idiot had abused a cat. The cat soon died.

This led to a discussion about Goddess’s grace, letting go and even shielding ourselves.

I have three insights for you…

  1. Choose self-care.

The Lord and Lady want you to be happy.

“For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.” – Doreen Valiente, writing in the voice of the Goddess, in The Charge of the Goddess

The Gods want you to be free of continual stress. They understand that you will have challenges and obstacles to overcome. They know that it’s important for you to take care of yourself. Each of us must discover what works as personal self-care. Such self-care will help you let go of stress and become healthier.

In this post, I will share specifics about shielding, letting go, and dealing with the triggers that televised/social media cruelty presses upon us.

  1. Discover shielding and letting go.

To help you shield yourself, I developed the InstaCircle.

How to Do an InstaCircle

Using your power hand (that is, your dominant hand), trace the Circle three times around and above your head.

I cast my Circle thrice,
round, round and round.

Point your index finger up to the heavens and then pull energy down to the ground.

Let no bane get in,
From heavens to ground.

That completes your InstaCircle and your energy-shield.

  1. When you’re triggered, seek the strength of the Goddess.

Have you noticed how often televised news broadcasts and much of social media features a communication designed to trigger the audience?

Unfortunately, many people seek to use triggers to manipulate the audience. Triggers create fear, disgust and anger.

When you find yourself triggered, bring Goddess into your awareness.

When I talk to the Goddess who soothes me, I get a better connection with Her. Simply talking, in your mind, to Goddess can empower you on a daily basis. You can also grow in your relationship with Her through rituals and meditation.

You can say:

Dear Goddess,
Help me strengthen my resolve.
Release me from stress.
Let me bring the best of myself
To each moment of life.

Since you can observe how certain televised broadcasts/social media trigger you, a crucial plan is to reduce your exposure to said televised broadcasts/social media.

Some of us find ourselves having nightmares.

It’s valuable to bring Goddess into a process of settling to sleep.

You can say:

Lovely Lady,
Guide me to sleep tonight.
Give me rest
For I am safe
And whole in this moment.
I rest in Your arms.
You bless me, and I am grateful.
So Mote It Be.

For many of us, it is vital to stay away from screens (TV and devices) for two hours before sleep, so we can have restful sleep.

Special Note: We realize that terrible things are going on in this world. We must learn to shift and shield ourselves. We can also develop what I call Action-Hope. For example, I was concerned about animal cruelty. So, for years I volunteered the Peninsula Humane Society. I was part of the answer in that I cared for small animals for a portion of each week. Later, I went to another Humane Society facility so I could adopt my cat, Magick, when he was a kitten.

Goddess knows that we need rest and to shift into an empowered state of being.

Also, you can connect with other resources. For dealing with my own depression symptoms, I have therapy and appropriate medication to support my health.

May these insights support you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Find Freedom, Inspiration and Creativity from the Gods

“I feel trapped. All of this trouble with my elderly parents. I just want to reduce any suffering they might feel,” my friend, Sandra, said.

This started my thoughts about freedom as the opposed to being trapped.

“Asking questions is a means of becoming free.” – Gerald Benedict

I have three insights for you…

  1. Consider the personalities of the Gods, which may free you to express yourself.

Which Gods and Goddesses can help you express yourself?

Here are a few thoughts about some of the Gods:

  • Apollo – the God of music, dance, poetry, truth, prophecy, healing, and more
  • Brigid – the Goddess of wisdom, healing, poetry, protection, blacksmithing and more
  • Bragi – the God of fluency of speech and skill with words
  • Athena – the Goddess of arts and crafts (also the Inventor of the bit, bridle, wagon, and chariot) and more

You may find that you resonate with certain Gods and Goddesses. Creating relationships with Them can serve as a great way to start the creative process.

  1. Ask the Goddess for Guidance.

Asking the Goddess for guidance is a good idea if you are stuck and don’t know where to start.

You can pray, meditate, or use your favorite divinatory tool. The Goddess wants to help you. All you need to do is sit quietly and listen.

Here are questions to ask the Goddess:

  1. How can I let go and just do the creative work?
  2. What other facets can I explore?
  3. What other things may I find enjoyable?

Sometimes, an artist, or anyone creating something, may feel stuck but try to push through.

I’ve learned that it helps to rest. To pause. To connect with the Goddess. It helps to let go of the feelings of “this must get done now!”

Give your intuition time to work. Then your creative juices may flow.

The Goddess waits for your invitation for Her to enhance your creativity.

  1. Ask the God for strength and will.

The God will lend His strength and will to you. After the Goddess gives you the gift of Her Grace, you can move forward with your will to get things done. Doing a ritual for your project can strengthen your resolve.

Dedicating your art to the Gods can help you create sacred art. For example, you can Cast Circle around your workstation or art room and then do the creative work inside the Circle. Consider dedicating your work to the Gods.

In summary, here are questions we explored:

  1. Which Gods and Goddesses can help you express yourself?
  2. How can I let go and just do the creative work?
  3. What other facets can I explore?
  4. What other things may I find enjoyable?

May these insights support you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Grow Beyond Tough Situations

“Your cat has diabetes,” the veterinarian said.

I shook my head, concerned that I could lose my dear companion.

“You’ll need to give him a shot of insulin in the morning and at night,” the veterinarian continued.

I discovered that I had to be precise with giving my cat, Magick, his insulin shots, or he could die at a young age for a cat.

This forced me to get up significantly earlier and go to sleep earlier.

It felt like a real burden. But then I discovered that having a precise schedule for going to sleep and for awakening trained my body. It was possible to get better sleep on a rigid schedule.

I have three insights for you…

  1. What bothers you may make you grow.

My depression symptoms are so painful. However, if I didn’t have to face this trouble for years, I may not be as strong as I am today. I’ve learned to have compassion and patience. I have gained endurance.

Additionally, I deal with dyslexia. It bothers me that I can’t read well and comprehend things in writing the way other people do. But I have learned to not give up. I keep learning about writing. I have also learned to work hard at my studies.

As I face depression symptoms and dyslexia, I find that I have become a stronger, kinder person. 

  1. Find a way to transform the tough moment into a “growing moment.”

Have ever you felt resentment when a friend or family member told you, “This is something that you’ll outgrow. It won’t mean much to you next year”?

I heard this Chinese adage: “If your horse dies, get off it.”

This reminds me to stop doing something that is not working.

Over the years, dealing with dyslexia, I had to press on and find different ways to learn what I wanted to learn.

If studying in a certain way isn’t working, I invite you to change your approach.

You can apply this process of “get off the dead horse” and move on—to how you do witchcraft.

Let’s say you’re doing some spells you found in a book, and things have not gone well.

This may be a sign that it’s time for you to do something new. Perhaps, you want to look into other resources. You may want to listen to your own intuition and to change your own words. (Special Note: Be sure to keep certain protection clauses in your spellwork. For example, “An it harm none” and “For this or better.”)

  1. Turn to the Gods for support through the “growing pains.”

Much of our growing pains in life can be soothed by the God and Goddess.

They understand that living is hard in many cases. We all endure some measure of pain, sadness, and stress. When problems come up and the pain of the issues become overwhelming, turn to the Gods.

I know that when I am having problems, the Gods are always here for me.

I talk to Them, and They give me comfort and support.

I invite you to have consistent daily practices. Perhaps, you’ll have a daily meditation session or prayer session to invite the Gods to support you.

May these insights support you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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Break Free with Goddess: Wiccans – How You Can Get Free of Worry, Illness and Anxiety and Enjoy Abundance, Health and Confidence

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Goddess Reveals Your Enchanted Light: Peace, Prosperity, Possibility Along Your Wiccan Path

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Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace

Goddess Has Your Back

Goddess Has Your Back: How Wicca Can Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem and Make Your Life Magickal

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Embrace Wicca, Become Strong, Be at Peace with Yourself and the World Around You

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Goddess Style Weight Loss: Wiccans — Happy, Healthy and Confident

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