Halloween, Departed Loved Ones and a Forgiveness Ritual

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“Halloween is a tough time for me,” Henry said.

“How so?” I asked.

“My father’s dead. But the Wiccan idea of inviting him to return in spirit bothers me,” he replied.

“Is there something specific?”

“My dad was a terrible person,” Henry explained.

A significant number of us, Wiccans, have truly mixed feelings about Halloween, which is really our holy day of Samhain. This is because many of us have valid reasons in that we haven’t forgiven a relative or friend who has already died.

To be helpful, I now share a Forgiveness Ritual.

Forgiveness Ritual

What you need:

  • One white candle
  • One black candle
  • One pink candle
  • Candleholders for all the candles
  • Frankincense incense
  • Incense burner
  • Heat-proof surface to place the incense burner
  • Boline

Prepare candles by carving the deceased person’s name with the boline. You’re carving the name of the person you want to forgive onto the black candle. Then carve your name on the white candle. Carve forgiveness on the pink candle.

Cast your Circle.

Cense and asperge your candles.

Arrange the candles in positions that form a triangle. Place the black candle on your left and the pink candle in the front and center. Position the white candle to your right.

Light the black candle and recite the deceased person’s name three times.

Light the white candle and recite your name three times.

Then light the pink candle and say,

I grieve for our differences between you and me.
I forgive wrongdoings on both sides now I see.
Forgiveness and peace for us. So mote it be.

At the close of this Forgiveness Ritual, dismiss the spirit of your departed loved one. You do this by saying the departed person’s name in this way:

[Name], go in peace
[Name], go in peace
[Name], go in peace

And you snuff out the black candle.

Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony, while you let the pink candle completely burn down.

Close the Circle

Warning: Make sure to dismiss the spirit of your loved one. In certain situations, you do not want the spirit to remain near you. Samhain is a specific time to get together with a departed loved one. However, some spirits retain negativity, and you may want to be free of them throughout the rest of the year.

May this process bring you peace.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Use Time Management So They Connect with the Gods

“What’s most important to you as a witch?” I asked my friend, Jessica.
“To connect with the Gods,” she replied.
“You look concerned,” I said.
“I’m just not doing it. I’m not showing up for ritual,” she said, frowning.
This began an important conversation.

I’ll share three insights here:

  • The distractions and obligations of everyday life can strangle your spiritual practice.

Fear can exacerbate the situation. That is, many of us are buried in fear-inducing problems with the job, the kids and more. We live in a chaotic world. Not knowing what to do can stifle or even completely stall your spiritual practice. So many of us say, “I just can’t find the time.”

When you pause, you can realize that even just five minutes of meditation can calm you down and clear your thinking. That’s how a spiritual practice can be a lifesaver in the mundane and chaotic world.

  • Gathering with your Coven will give you a safe space for ritual.

When I am with my coven, I feel deeply supported. We support each other and raise each other up. We are a strong group. Being in a coven is having a chosen family.

This family can encourage your spiritual growth. This can be especially good if you don’t have a supportive family at home. If you gather with your coven, someplace outside your own home, you can find it to be an oasis from your mundane surroundings.

  • Pick your morning or evening as your sacred time.

I had a conversation with a friend who is a time management expert who authored three books on the topic. He noticed that time management is not really about lists, it’s about making great choices.

Have you noticed that your only “free time” is in the morning or at night before you go to sleep? You may want to choose one of those times as a designated sacred time. Mornings may work for some better than others because one can be fresh from the night’s rest.

However, if you are a night owl, you may prefer evenings.

I find that evenings seem to be the time I can spare. It may be better for me in the morning, but, at this time, I find that doing a brief meditation session (with my husband) before bedtime helps us both.

Don’t wait to have only an “ideal time.” Three minutes in your parked and locked car (someplace safe), may be helpful. You could recharge before going into your home for “family time.”

Remember, time management is about making great choices.

Choose to connect with the God and Goddess. Even a daily 5-minute meditation practice may truly brighten your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with Desperate Energy when They Cast a Prosperity Spell

“I’m afraid that if I approach doing a Prosperity Spell with the desperate energy I’m feeling, that I may sabotage the spell,” my friend, Nancy, said.

“It’s an important consideration,” I replied. “Make sure to properly deal with any Desperate Energy you have.”

I also brought to Nancy this understanding. Notice the difference between Desperate Energy (loaded with fear) and Activation Energy (loaded with positive intention.)

It is vital to ground the Desperate Energy and get it out of your way, so then you can appropriately cast a Prosperity Spell

Four Elements Related Doing a Prosperity Spell

1) Ground the Desperate Energy and Empty Your Vessel
Push the Desperate Energy down into the earth. Before you do your Prosperity Spell, visualize roots coming out of your feet and diving deep into Mother Earth.

Guide your Desperate Energy down to your feet, out into the roots and into Mother Earth. She receives the energy and safely transforms it. Then, Mother Earth can use the energy in benevolent ways.

With your Desperate Energy released, you now are an empty vessel with room for the good stuff.

2) Refill Your Empty Vessel with Good Clean Energy
Pull energy down from the Moon and Heavens through your Crown Chakra. You now fill in the space that was vacated when you grounded the Desperate Energy. Visualize that you move energy from your Crown Chakra and continue all the way down to your Root Chakra. See the energy fill all your extremities to the tips of your fingers and toes.

3) Cast Your Spell
Now that your energy has been cleansed and evened out, you are ready to cast your spell. You can now raise the clean energy that you know is pure with your positive intentions.

4) Include the Phase, “For This or Better”
Be sure to add the words, For this or better at the end of your spell. I like this clause because you invite the God and Goddess to use Their perceptions and to bless you in ways you may not perceive at this time.

Recently, I did a Prosperity Spell and in less than 20 hours, opportunities came into my family from directions that surprised me. This is an example of “this or better.

Remember to add the above elements to your ritual for enhancing your prosperity.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How the Goddess Supports You When You Feel No Hope

My husband looked so anxious. He was helping me finish my new online course. I felt unsettled, too. Why? At any moment, PG&E (in California) could shut down the power in my city. 

Sure, they were not going to interrupt service to San Francisco, but the small town I live in was at risk.

The first day, they said that they would shut down power to many locations at 12 midnight. Then 12 noon on the next day, then 8 pm. 

I had some thoughts about hope–and about how hope is connected with feeling that you don’t have any control.

Then I realized that the control we have is not over future events.

I had no control related to what the PG&E company might do. They might shut down the power right in the middle of my uploading my material to the online course website. That could wreck my hard drive.

My control was where I direct my focus … in this present moment.

Here is a prayer:

Gracious Goddess
Hear my prayer
Give me hope
And not despair.
Guide me on my true path’s course
Being gentle with no force.
Gracious Goddess
Hear my prayer.
Give me your guidance
With all Your care.

May this enhance your life.

Blessed Be,
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How Witches Realize that it Doesn’t Always Require Struggle

“How is giving insulin injections to your diabetic cat going?” my friend, Sarah, asked.

“I’m so afraid he’s going to become scared of me. He’ll think, ‘She’s the one who keeps jabbing me with that pointed thing.’ And then he’ll run away from me,” I replied.

But then some days later, my cat somehow became accustomed to the situation. I’d give him the injection, and then I’d pet him. And, he would follow me upstairs for more special scratches on his head and behind his ears. Evidently, he would forgive me quickly.

By the way, with the insulin shots, he seemed to have become years younger – full of energy.

My point is: I had been so concerned about giving my cat insulin injections, I built up dread in my own feelings.

I’ve learned that some things do not require struggle.

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard …” – President John F. Kennedy

Have you noticed that some of us think that something is good and virtuous because it’s hard to do?

On the other hand, when you become used to it, having a meditation practice (of just 5 minutes a day) can become kind of easy.

And even giving insulin injections to my cat became kind of easy.

Here’s a prayer:

Goddess,
Free me from overvaluing struggle
Let the ease of life be revealed to me.
Like a new dawn’s brilliant light.
Like eagles gliding on wind.
I ask my heart You mend.
So Mote It Be.

May this process bless your life.

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How Witches Deal with Someone Judges You Harshly Even When You’re Innocent

“It’s so unfair,” my friend, Marla, said.

“What is?” I asked, gently.

“My mother. Now that she’s older, she’s so bitter. And she’s blaming me for how the party turned out. You know it wasn’t my fault.”

“I do know that the vendor did something shady,” I said.

“Yeah. Tell that to my mother. No, forget that. She wouldn’t listen,” Marla said.

This is a real situation to bring to the Gods. When you know you’re innocent, but someone is harshly judging you–and they’re a family member, it’s really awful.

If you lose your calm, you’ll only make it worse. First, we need to realize that often, you can’t change the other person.

So, you need to “contain the damage.”

Don’t let that person run your life—when you’re not in their presence. It just wastes your time.

How can you feel better? Bring it to the Gods. Here is a prayer.

Prayer to the Gods

Lord and Lady see my true innocence.
Quiet my feelings of sorrow and anger
Towards those who have judged me.
Let me still have my voice and my mind clear.
Let me feel my True Self is always here.
See me through this dark time.
Let no tongues wag untruths about me.
Let the darkness of my mind flee.
Give me strength and set me free.
So Mote It Be.

May this prayer sustain you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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