How Veteran Witches Can Avoid Traps that Stunt Your Spiritual Growth

“What are real traps that veteran witches can fall into?” my friend, Amanda, asked.

I thought about this over a couple days, and certain ideas rose into my thoughts.

  1. Avoid becoming stale in your practice

It’s understandable that many of us fall into a comfortable pattern. This is a path created by not trying new things. Instead, consider writing your own rituals and spells. In my books, I’ve shared a number of rituals, and you can use prewritten rituals as inspiration—on your way to creating your own original rituals.

  1. Avoid getting stuck in comparison patterns

I’ve talked with a number of fellow witches. Sometimes, I get surprised at how certain people compare themselves with spiritual elders. One of my friends said, “I cannot even breathe the same air as [a particular spiritual elder].”

I’ve noticed that all we get from such comparisons is misery. It also restricts us from even trying to expand our spiritual practice. Instead, I suggest that you focus on your own path and get into a place of acceptance that everybody else is on their own separate journey. How soon and what we learn is an individualized experience.

  1. Step away from feeling superior to a novice

In different circles, we hear about certain authors or teachers who seem to come across like they feel they’re superior to their readers or students. This is a trap.

When we get stuck in any focus on our own ego, we’re basically putting a restriction on our spiritual growth. Over the years as I’ve answered many questions, I have found it truly helpful that students will ask me things that will spark new ideas.

At times, I need to do research or talk with spiritual elders so that I can provide useful material. This is an example in which a student can bring a fresh approach that can uplift us all.

I’ve learned that having a healthy approach with humility clears the path to spiritual growth.

May these insights help you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Avoid 3 Rookie, Bad Mistakes Ep. 65

How Witches Avoid 3 Rookie, Bad Mistakes Ep. 65

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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

Goddess Walks Beside You: How You Can Listen, Learn and Enjoy the Wiccan Path

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

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How Witches Transcend First Judgments and Appreciate the Wisdom of the Elements

“What are the negatives and positives of each Element? For example, fire is warm and comforting, yet can be destructive,” one of my readers asked.

Let’s explore this.

  • Fire

A first thought that fire can be destructive can miss an important part of the picture. For example, fire can be used to purify something. This can be viewed as using fire’s “destructive side” for a positive outcome.

  • Water

Water is all about emotion. When water crashes, it might be associated with anger. Can the emotion of anger be used for something positive? One of my friends once did a silly stunt in college. He jumped to a balcony. He found himself dangling by his hands with the risk of death or grave injury. He got mad that his life might be ended if he didn’t muster the energy to pull himself up. He grunted a powerful curse word and pulled himself to safety.

One can use anger about how people are hurting our environment and then channel it into taking action to get elected officials to move forward to protect our environment.

Water is also associated with positive emotion, including love. Think of floating serenely on a lake.

  • Air

Air is about thought. We wouldn’t want to be stuck there. Action is required for positive change. However, thinking something through, which can invoke our intuition, can be truly necessary. Good thought and then good action.

  • Earth

Earth is the foundation. Traditionally, witches associate earth with abundance, strength and prosperity. However, Earth can be destructive in terms of earthquakes, mudslides and avalanches. Earth is the sustainer. I often think of Earth as connected to stillness. When you tune into the positive aspect of Earth think of how the Earth sustains and supports us.

When you cast your Circle you’re asking the Elementals, the rulers of the Elements, to help you out.

I’ve noticed that it helps to keep in mind the multiple aspects of the Elements.

Let’s look at celebrating the Elements.

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

Be a Wiccan Badass: Become More Confident and Unleash Your Inner Power

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

Goddess Walks Beside You: How You Can Listen, Learn and Enjoy the Wiccan Path

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How Witches Deal with the Signs Are Pointing One Way, But You Disagree with Them

Have you sought guidance from the God and Goddess?

Did you receive some signs, but you are uncertain or even in disagreement with where the signs are pointing for you? This can be a common problem.

Here are three insights:

1.  Look for the source of your resistance

The source of your resistance may be fear. Change often requires going into the unknown. Are you afraid you will lose something? Or maybe you’re afraid the new chapter of your life will require you to be more skillful or courageous. Gaining more responsibility may feel scary. If you look at what fear may be present, you can stretch and grow. You might have to take conscious action to increase your skills.

2.  Listen to the Gods Again

Maybe, you’re not really hearing Them, or you’re stuck in your own misinterpretation of the signs.

Go into a meditation session and ask the Gods to help you have a clear understanding. You might ask for a new sign to give you a specific idea of your next step. You could ask, “Dear Gods, please let me know… if you mean ____, show me a white rabbit in the mundane world. Or if you mean _____, show me a red balloon. If you mean something else, show me a purple flower.”

If you get the purple flower, you can begin the process again.

3.  Ask the God and Goddess for clarity and for direction

As some people age, their bodies become rigid. The former gymnast might, as he or she gets older, find it hard to walk ten steps. Flexibility, like walking, is something that you can lose if you don’t use it.

Sometimes, when we’re in so much pain, we fold in on ourselves like a folding chair. This is a good time to ask the God and Goddess for Their help in developing our own clarity and flexibility.

Here is a prayer you can use to help in the process.

Prayer for Clarity

Lord and Lady,
May I have a sign, a beacon of light,
As the sun rises and brings warmth and illumination to the land
May this prayer create illumination in my mind
To shine upon my true path.
So Mote it Be.

Then you can follow up with a meditation session and see what guidance the Gods give you.

May this process bless your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

How Witches Stay Energetic During the Holiday Rush

Do you feel like you’re running on empty? During the Holiday Rush, we, witches, need to take extra care so we stay balanced.

Here are some helpful insights.

  • Get enough rest

How is your sleep? Do you get enough?

You probably have heard of sleep hygiene, which includes habits and practices that help one get great sleep daily.

Related to sleep hygiene, here are some details you might consider:

  1. Have a cup of chamomile tea. Chamomile is great for helping you relax.
  2. Go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time—every day.
  3. Say a prayer for sleep.

A Prayer for Sleep

Lord and Lady, I ask for peaceful rest,
That my dreams be pleasant and enjoyable.
Let me sleep long and deep for maximum rejuvenation.
So Mote It Be.

  • Get enough exercise

Walking in nature is a wonderful way to get your exercise. I walk every day and talk to my Gods to share how my day is going.

Walking is a gentle form of exercise. It’s especially good for me because I deal with asthma.

Don’t have a lot of time? Walk during your lunchtime or coffee break.

As witches, we know that keeping your body in shape can help you raise energy. Your body will function well and that makes it easier to raise energy.

  • Remember to do ritual

Perhaps, you’ve noticed this: Witches know that doing a ritual can raise our personal energy, but many of us do not feel we have enough energy to do a ritual. This feels like a bad dilemma.

I’ve found a solution: Pick the easiest and simplest ritual … and do it now! This sounds basic, but I’ve learned that it’s important to go into action as soon as you think about doing a ritual (if this fits your life).

Something as simple as a candle-lighting ritual to give thanks can go a long way to replenishing your energy.

My constant readers know that I emphasize meditation. Again, I suggest simple and easy. Consider starting with just a 5-minute session.

I’ll add one more detail about making meditation easier. My husband has finally found a position in which he does not strain his back. He lays flat on his back with his knees up. Now, he avoids dreading a physical strain to accomplish a brief meditation session.

Usually, I avoid suggesting that one recline on one’s back because one may fall asleep. As the old phrase goes: Your mileage may vary.

May these details support your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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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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How Witches Connect to Goddess’s Secret about Life Lessons

“Another freaking learning experience!” my friend, Sara, said, disappointed. “Why are life lessons so hard? I’m tired. I don’t want any more tough lessons,” she said.

During this conversation, a thought arose in my mind: Goddess wants us to be strong and happy.

“I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart.” – Doreen Valiente, writing in the voice of the Goddess in The Charge of the Goddess

The Goddess is gracious, and she wants us to be happy. So, she gives us gifts. What gifts? Strength, joy, love, courage, happiness and more.

Perhaps, we don’t like the wrapping paper around the gifts, which are the life lessons. We must go through the wrapping paper to get to the gift.

The life lessons help us grow; and ultimately, they help us experience happy moments. I say moments because we notice that life is ever-flowing.

Perhaps, like me, you’d like to see the nugget of happiness in the gift. That can be hard when you’re feeling miserable in the moment—in the middle of a life lesson.

Here’s a helpful prayer.

A Prayer

Goddess,
Help me see the light in the darkness
To know that life lessons are the springboard to my happiness,
To know Your gifts of love and strength for me.
May I see that each rung on the ladder of lessons provides
The path to eventually give me peace, strength and above all true happiness.
So Mote It Be

May your life lessons bring you true happiness.

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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