How Witches Strengthen Themselves Through the Sacred Number 3

“Really? The number 3 is sacred? How?” my friend, Devin, asked.

Part of an answer includes the Triple Goddess. The Triple Goddess contains Three Aspects: The Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone. Each has Her advantage.

Here are three insights.

  1. Come up with 3 possible solutions.

I realized that the Sacred Number 3 can also relate to how I make decisions. I seek a “third alternative solution” to simply thinking “yes or no” or “on or off.” That is binary thinking. It is limited.

When you come up with the third alternative solution, you avoid the problem of “black and white thinking” or “yes/no thinking.” A classic example is that teenagers often default to “yes/no thinking.” Alicia, 18, thinks, “Either I put up with Alex’s bad actions or I dump him.” She does not think of the third alternative which can be “I’ll ask Alex if he wants to stay together. It will require us to see a counselor and some changes.”

Sometimes, we get stuck in black-and-white thinking just like Alicia. Instead, we can connect with the Goddess and ask Her for guidance toward a possible third alternative solution.

  1. Realize “3” is Sacred in the 3 Aspects of the Goddess.

As I mentioned, the Goddess has Three Aspects: Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

Imagine that you can experience the Three Aspects in your daily life.

  • Like a Maiden, you can wake up to a new day with curiosity in your heart.
  • Like a Mother, you can create something and express yourself. You can be creative in solving problems and producing at work or school.
  • Like the Crone, you can harvest new lessons and gain knowledge during your day.

In prayer, meditation, or ritual, you can call on the Three Aspects of the Goddess.

For energy to clean the home, you can ask the Maiden for help.

For help with children or family matters, you can call on the Mother.

For sage council, seek the Goddess in her Crone Aspect.

  1. Align yourself with the Sacred Three.

Here is a prayer to align yourself with the Sacred Three.

Maiden, I call upon your youthful vigor to charge me with energy for the day.
Mother, I call upon your creativity, productivity, and bounty so that I may get things done.
Crone, I call upon You for wisdom. Guide me and help me know my true self.
I call all Three to me,

So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Endure the Unendurable

“My mother looked so small and wretched in the hospital bed,” my friend, Susan, said.
Her mother has cancer, and both mother and daughter are enduring this terrible time of life. Her mother endures pain. Susan endures the agony of wanting to relieve her mother’s pain, but she can do nothing. She holds her mother’s hand. She tells stories, and at times, her mother laughs a little bit.

So many times in life, we just hold on during what feels unendurable.

Here are three insights.

  1. Ask for the trouble to stop.

This is the natural response. We pray to the God and Goddess to stop the unendurable pain. And sometimes the answer is “not now.” That is, we must continue to endure the awful pain.

Perhaps, we must learn something. Or by going through a tough time, we’ll have something to teach another person.

God and Goddess know the reasons for what we endure.

  1. Ask for a connection to fleeting good moments.

Do you experience some moments in your day that feel good? For example, my friend, Steven, works in a retail store. Many customers are impatient and rude. Then, like a ray of sunlight, a kind customer says, “Take your time.” Steven told me that this is a “fleeting good moment.”

When you pray, consider asking the God and Goddess to help you to be fully present in the good moments of your life.

Here’s another example of a fleeting good moment. My friend Susan bought a lovely fleece blanket for her mother. Her mother smiles every time she snuggles in this blanket. That’s a good moment.

It’s important that we feel loved and grateful in a fleeting good moment.

  1. Ask for appreciating the whole picture.

Yesterday, I saw a dark cloudy sky. But the sun sent golden beams of light down from behind the dark clouds. At that moment, I asked the Gods for insight into how to endure the day. The beams of light gave me hope. I felt it was a sign that things may be dark now, but that a lighter path waits just ahead.

Here is a prayer.

Goddess,
Guide me to see the whole picture.
To fully immerse in the fleeting good moments.
To feel gratitude flow through my veins for my blessings.
Strengthen me to endure pain and to rise into my new path.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Know Differences Between Asking for Help from the Gods versus Asking a Person

“Life is so hard. It seems designed to force us to ask for help,” my friend, Lindsey, said.

That felt like a powerful, truthful idea. I reflected on this. And I talked with a spiritual elder.

Let’s look at the differences between asking the Gods for help—versus asking a person.

Here are some thoughts.

When You Ask a Person:

A) Specific

Be specific so the other person knows exactly what you are asking of them. If you are not specific, you will not get exactly what you want. People need specifics. If you really want a red birthday balloon, be specific. If you don’t, you’ll likely feel let down, and the other person will feel like they failed.

B) Simple

Make your request simple. If the request is simple, the other person will feel like it’s easier to help you.

C) It’s okay for them to say “no”

Make an opening for the other person to say “no.” Why? You need to honor the other person’s freedom of choice.

D) Say, “Thank you”

People like feeling appreciated. Say, “thank you” and you keep in good standing with the person. Also, be specific in how you express “thank you.” Instead of a general, “thanks for being kind” say something like: “Thank you for being so thoughtful and remembering that I get nervous before giving a speech. I really appreciate that you listened to me rehearse two days ago.”

When You Ask the God and Goddess, You Enter a Whole Different Space:

A) Specific – with “or better”

As you ask the Gods for help, try to be specific. Most importantly, express to the Gods that you are open to “this or better.” When you leave it open to “or better,” you may get pleasantly surprised. Why? The God and Goddess know you better than you know yourself. Their perspective is cosmic and expansive. The Gods can surprise you by manifesting something that is truly better.

B) What you request can be hard to accomplish 

Unlike asking a person, you can ask the Gods for things that are hard to accomplish. They are after all the Gods. They do miracles.

C) Build a relationship with a God or Goddess with offerings

Here’s a metaphor: Imagine that you go to some random person and ask them for something big. They don’t know you. They probably would not be inclined to help you.

On the other hand, the Gods want a relationship with you. In a relationship, for example, a friendship, both people offer help and gifts, receive, and express appreciation. That’s how you build a relationship.

Wiccans give offerings to the God and Goddess.

You can even donate your time to support something a particular Goddess cares about. For example, Bastet is depicted as a cross between a cat and a human. Bastet cares about cats. You could donate money, time, or items to a shelter that specializes in cats. This may be a process to create a relationship.

D) Say, “Thank you.”

Expressing “thank you” is a good start. You can also demonstrate appreciation by donating your time, money, or efforts toward a worthy cause that a particular God or Goddess cares about.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Elevate Their Practice – Getting Stronger

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“How do you stay so cheerful?” a customer asked my friend, Sarah.

“Discipline,” Sarah said.

I reflected on this. Sometimes, elevating our spiritual practice feels hard to do.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Have practices so you can truly focus.

Having a daily practice is important. Repetition helps us go into a trance-like state. 

When you cast a circle in the same manner, the practice becomes part of you. You engrain the motions, words, and feelings. This process helps you enter something I call “The Ritual Zone Mental State.”

  1. Realize that there are times when “it’s just work.”

For many of us, doing a process is “just work,” until, through practice, we can reliably enter The Ritual Zone Mental State.

It takes time to hone your skill when starting something new.

Repetition is just part of the process.

My friend, Sarah, said, “If you have some routines, then you don’t need to push yourself so much.” The idea is: “Make the decision once. Then you don’t need extra energy or willpower.”

Once you pick a specific ritual and specific time, things become automatic. For example, many of us simply brush our teeth at night as an automatic routine.

  1. Ask Goddess for guidance so you can put in routines.

Asking the Goddess for help is important. Sometimes, you need that extra help to get things done.

A Prayer for Routines That Make You Stronger

Lovely Lady of the Moon,
Guide me to create routines to
Deepen my practice.
Let them be consistent and powerful.
May I build myself ever stronger.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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Happy Samhain 2022

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Jack-O-lantern

Recently, I was thinking about Samhain and death and rebirth. Sometimes we can look at death as a release. Is it time for a new chapter in your life? Is there something you need to release?

We, witches, know that beyond this life are the Summerlands. Many of us choose rebirth. If your going into a new chapter of your life, what positive energies do you want reborn in you?

Samhain

Samhain is the final harvest Sabbat of the year. At this time the last crops are gathered and put into storage for the cold winter’s months. The God makes His ultimate sacrifice at this time. But fear not His sacrifice is a willing one, for he does this for his children. The God is symbolized by the last of the harvest. He (the God of the harvest) is cut down (sacrificed) at this time so that we may have food to last us through the winter. The “Johan Barleycorn” songs came from this.

At this time of the year, the cattle and pigs are culled keeping only the ones strong enough to weather the harsh winter months. The meat is then salted and cured so that the people would be able to survive the long winter.

Samhain is also known as the witches’ New Year. The Celts felt that this was the beginning of the year. The reason for this is they believed a new life started at death. You needed to die to be reborn into a new life. That is just what the God has done with His sacrifice. He now resides in the underworld awaiting birth at Yule.

Samhain is also the time to communicate with the dead, The Veil between the worlds is the thinnest at this time. The Veil is the doorway or curtain that separates the land of the living with the land of the dead. Contact between the two worlds is now easily accomplished. So contacting past loved ones is common on this Sabbat. The dead are honored at this time. An example of this in today’s modern society is Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

The Wheel turns to represent death at this Sabbat, only to continue turning at Yule, to the beginning, representing life and rebirth. The eternal cycle of reincarnation is celebrated during Samhain. The old God dies to be reborn at Yule.

Blessed be,

Moonwater Silverclaw