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

How Witches Develop Protection for Traveling via Public Transit

 

“I’m dreading taking the BART (the subway in the San Francisco Bay Area),” my friend, Olivia, said.

“Something in particular?” I asked.

“The last two times, some guy was stumbling around talking to people. These guys were strange—even scary. I was thinking—please don’t talk to me. Please don’t talk to me,” she said, her face wincing at the memory.

I can relate in that I’ve been using public transit recently. It feels like a gamble to take public transit. You could be late, verbally abused or worse.

So how can witchcraft help?

I ground and center before traveling. Additionally, I put up my energy-shield at the beginning of my journey with the InstaCircle.

How to Do an InstaCircle

Using your power hand (this would be 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.

 


Next, I say this prayer:

The Safe Travels Prayer

Dark Mistress of the Waning Moon, and
O Hairy Horned Lord of death and rebirth.
Give me Your protection during this journey,
Keep all troubles that come my way at bay.
As I do Will, So, Mote It Be


May this process bless your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Wiccans Gain Help from ‘The Dark Mother’

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“Do Wiccans get help from the ‘Dark Mother’?” one of my readers asked.

Wiccans know that working with the Dark Mother is helpful when you need to rid yourself of negative energy, illness, and ex-partners.

It is vital to notice that the Dark Mother helps one do something we can call “positive deconstruction.”

Deconstruction can be natural. For example, a tree falls in the woods. It is natural and good for the tree to decompose. Then there will be nutrients for other things to grow.

Here’s another example. A Wiccan can appeal to the Dark Mother by doing a spell in the waning moon (light to dark) to get rid of an illness. You are using magick to get rid of that illness.

As you can imagine, the Dark Mother is the opposite side of the fertile and growing aspect of the Goddess.

A Prayer

Dark Mother,
Help me get rid of _____.
I realize it is natural and good
To let some things decompose
So I may embrace my new chapter of life.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How You Can Enjoy PantheaCon 2019 or Any Other Wiccan Gathering

“How do I have a good PantheaCon experience?” Judy, a newbie, asked me.

Since this year’s PantheaCon will be at least the 11th year I have attended, I had a bunch of ideas rise in my mind.

“Start with the basics,” I began. “Enough sleep, good food, enough water, and pace yourself … oh, and don’t try to see everything.”

In this post, I’ll share ideas about having a good PantheaCon experience. Many of these ideas I’ve shared in previous posts.

For PantheaCon 2019, I’m thinking about Setting an Intention when I wake up—before attending PantheaCon for the day.

Here is a Prayer:

Lord and Lady,
I’m grateful for PantheaCon and today,
In so many ways.
May I meet old friends and make new friends,
Creating goodwill that never ends.
May I have and keep a good personal shield,
Protected from negative energies so that they yield.
May I enjoy many moments of joy and inspiration,
Learning much from every situation.
Thank you, Lord and Lady.
So Mote It Be.


More Thoughts on PantheaCon

Later, I reflected on the whole PantheaCon experience, and I had more thoughts …

  1. Enjoy What Is There – “Let it be what it is”

“What did you learn last year at PantheaCon?” a friend, Jimmy, asked.

“Enjoy what is there, and let it be what it is,” I replied. By this I mean, pay attention to your expectations and how attached you might be to them. If you hold too tightly to certain expectations, you might feel devastated if they’re not met. Some people say, “Oh, that ruined my conference experience.”

On the other hand, just let the PantheaCon experience be what it is. Yes, you’ll find people of like mind and faith at the conference. It can be a great place to connect with people.

But if you’re a newbie, you may be held at arm’s length by some people because they don’t know you. Don’t take it personally. After your first year, people will know you. Then closer relationships will be possible.

Enjoy what’s in front of you.

My husband tells a story about how he knew a family that always complained about the restaurant food in front of them. It was always: “The fish is more tender at the XY Restaurant” or “I preferred the noodles at the AB Restaurant.” Nobody was simply enjoying what was in front of them. That is, the exception was my husband, who would say, “This works for me.”

“Wiccans listen to the Earth. They don’t shut out the lessons that She is so desperately trying to teach us…. Don’t shut out the physical world in favor of the spiritual or magical realms, for only through nature can we experience these realities.” – Scott Cunningham

Just as Wiccans listen to the Earth, listen to your own body. Do you need to take a break? Get a nap? Walk outside and get away from people for a time?

Pay attention to your body and the energies around you. You will learn a lot.

  1. Align yourself to your “rhythms” during the event

Know when you have had enough. Don’t stay until you can’t think straight. Especially, be careful if you must drive home or to another hotel.

Some people around you may have similar beliefs and they may be people who are upside-down—feeling upset about something. Make sure that you take care of yourself. Avoid being vulnerable to picking up other people’s negative energy. In my recent e-newsletter, I wrote:

“If you’re attending PantheaCon, you might want to use this following Shielding Chant to help you stay empowered in such a highly stimulating situation. This Shielding Chant can be used at times when regular shielding isn’t enough.

The InstaCircle Chant for Shielding

As you say this chant, you will take your power hand, (usually your dominant hand) and trace a Circle three times above and around your head. When you do the movements, you will envision the energy streaming from your index finger.

Soon, you will point to the heavens and pull the energy from there to the ground.

Here is the InstaCircle process with the movements:

Using your power hand, trace the Circle three times.

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.

May this InstaCircle Chant process bless your life.”


Honor your own rhythms. Recently, I was reading some material by Doreen Valiente, when I came across this quote:

 “This deliberate pacing of the circle is called ‘circumambulating.’ It is different from the wild joyousness of the round dance.” – Doreen Valiente

Sometimes, you want to do a “deliberate pace” and get some rest and other times, you’ll probably want to experience some higher energy activities at PantheaCon.

(Note: Having a lot of people in a small space like a hotel can spread germs a lot. Consider washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer. It is good to not only put up our spiritual wards, but keep up our physical wards. You’ll want to avoid catching ill—something known as “Con Crud.”)

In summary, let your PantheaCon experience be what it is, and align yourself to your rhythms during the event.

Hope to meet you at PantheaCon 2019.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Wiccans, Invite Goddess to Help with Your Depression

“It feels like I’ll never shake off this horrible, low feeling,” my friend, Melissa, said.

We were in the middle of a conversation about depression symptoms. I have worked for years to cope with my own clinical depression symptoms. I’ve learned you can live a good life even with such symptoms.

Research Shows that Helping Someone Can Lift Much of Depression Symptoms.

Why?

I’ve experienced certain benefits, which quiet down my depression symptoms.

Benefits of Helping

You realize …

  • You have value

For example, when I help someone, I feel as though I have a purpose. I feel like I can make a difference in someone else’s life—that I can be a valued part of the community.

  • You have relieved suffering for someone else

Sometimes, when you just listen, you’re relieving someone’s suffering. You’re providing space so the other person can unburden themselves.

  • Your attention shifts away from your suffering, and it is now on the task at hand—to help this person

Pause for a moment. Why do many of us like movies and TV shows? Because we can unplug from our own problems and disappear into the fictional world of the film or TV show.

When you help someone, you’re plugging into another person’s world.

A Bonus: Research shows that helping other people relieves the helper of vague guilt-feelings.

 How Do We, Wiccans, Invite the Gracious Goddess to Guide Us related to Helping?

For many of us, the questions are: Who do I help? What would be something good for me to do?

The Gracious Goddess can help with you finding answers.

You can call on Her just before you go into a meditation session.

Here’s a Prayer to Give You Strength to Help Someone

Gracious Goddess, give me strength to lend aid,
To those who feel downtrodden and afraid.
Gracious Goddess, open my heart up wide,
Let me see the truth inside.
Blessings I give, and those bestowed,
Now dry all the tears that have flowed.
Let my deeds help those in need,
Gracious Goddess, help plant that seed.
As I So Will
So Mote It Be.

May these ideas and practices give you real support.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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