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,
Moonwater


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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.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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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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A Witch’s Real Comfort: The Circle Never Ends

 

Recently, a friend, Sam, told me about how a mutual friend’s birthday—Mark’s birthday—popped in Sam’s gmail. It was a reminder issued by Google calendar.

The tough part is that Mark has been dead for over six years.
This reminded me of a passage Doreen Valiente wrote:

To think that we will wait another life
To drink the wine from the horns and leap the fire.
Farewell from this world, but not from the Circle.
That place that is between the worlds
Shall hold return in due time. Nothing is lost.
– Excerpt from
Elegy for a Dead Witch by Doreen Valiente

The good news is that this reminded me of our True Self.
The True Self is the divinity that the Gods placed in you.
It’s that part of you that cannot be broken.
The True Self is that part of you that reincarnates over and over again.
The important point is that we need to connect with our True Self and get past the distractions of everyday life.

Here is a prayer:

Gods,
Remove blinders so my True Self I see
Let distractions like shackles fall from me.
Let shadows back away
Shine Your rays on my day.
So Mote It Be.

May this bless your Path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Integrate Ritual in Their Lives

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Have you found that feeling tired—or having no extra time—has kept you from doing ritual?

We, Wiccans, know about holding an Esbat ritual during the full moon each month.

We also have the Sabbats that occur at specific times. They follow the Wheel of the Year.

Here’s a real solution. Connect your moments of worship of the God and Goddess with something you do as a natural part of the day.

For example, I have a friend who does daily exercises. Just before he begins his back-stretching exercises, he says, “Thank you, God and Goddess.” It just takes a moment. He tells me that it blesses his life.

You can use a ritual of massaging your feet with oil while you say a prayer of thanks—before you go to sleep for the night.

Here is a prayer you can use just before you brush your teeth in the morning.

Prayer of “Thank You for This Day”

Bless me, Goddess, this day
Guide me on my way
May I stay on the path
And grow in the Craft
May I express my best
‘Til night when I rest.
Thank you, Goddess.
So Mote It Be.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Witches Have Access to Ecstatic Experiences with the Goddess

Have you been trudging through your day-to-day life?

Do you sometimes wonder, When do I get to have joyful experiences in my life?

As Wiccans, we have a true gift.

Goddess offers us the opportunities to learn to access ecstatic experiences with Her.

How?

Meditation is one path. Holding a ritual is another.

Here I’ll share a Prayer to recite just before you begin a meditation session.

I was inspired to write this prayer as I was studying this excerpt from The Charge of the Goddess.

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

Prayer for True Connection with Goddess.

Goddess,
Remove any distractions from my path
That separate me from the ecstasy of the spirit.
Give me my share of joy on earth.
Help me know Your Law of Love in my heart.
May I feel Your blessing on me throughout my journeys.
So Mote It Be.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Make a Choice Related to a Big Risk

“Take a new job? Start my own business? I don’t know what to do,” my friend, Alicia, said.

My first thought was about how people often think that a choice is “binary” – this or that – yes or no.

We had a good conversation that stayed with me.

Here are some insights when you face choices involving risk:

 

1.Consult an Elder

When taking a risk, consider seeking the counsel of an elder.

In many cases, if you talk with an appropriate elder, you’ll find someone who has walked the path before you.

(I will make an important distinction here: If you want to do a particular thing in the mundane world, choose an elder who has personally done such tasks.)

An appropriate elder has seen the road and the dangers ahead, and they can guide you on the correct path.

Witches honor the sage counsel of our elders. We see them as representing the Crone aspect of the Goddess. The Crone has wisdom and can help on the path before us.

 

2.Consult the Tarot or another Divination Tool

If you have a big choice with a significant risk attached, it is good to consult your divination tool. I have consulted my Tarot cards when I needed guidance on the path for my own choices.

 

3.Consult the Gods

You can ask the Gods for help in choosing to take the risk. Meditation is a good way to invite a conversation with your chosen Deity.

I ask the Goddess for help often in meditation and in prayer.

You can ask: “If it’s best for me to choose ‘A’, let me see a _____.”

You can suggest a timetable like: “If the answer is ‘A,’ may I see three blue cars this afternoon.”

Here is a prayer for asking for the Gods’ guidance:

 

Guidance Prayer

May my choice be clear.

Let me not fear,

for the Gods are always near.

So Mote it Be.

 

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,

Moonwater