How Wiccans Build Courage

Some years ago, I faced the week before I was to give my first workshop. I was a wreck. Have you ever faced something that scared you, and you felt like it was coming for you—like a train with teeth?

No matter what, I was going to give that workshop. What if the attendees didn’t like the material? What if they didn’t like me giving the workshop? What if—?!

Recently, I was talking to a friend. The subjects included fear, the Goddess and what makes a good life.

I shared, “I’ve learned that even when my depression symptoms make my experiences ‘gray’, there were moments when the sun shone through. These times were when I faced fear and went forward. These were moments when I stretched, and I grew. I felt that I had, even briefly, connected with life.”

She said, “Yeah, I see that. But those moments, when I need courage, are still tough.”

A Prayer for When You Need Courage

Have you been in situations when you felt, “If only I had some confidence—some courage”?

Prayer for Courage

Eyes clenched in fear,
I want to feel You Near.
Goddess show me the light,
Lend me some of Your might.
Eyes once shut now opened wide,
To see You, Goddess, on my side.
Worry go, and fade away,
Confidence now—Goddess have Your say.
As I So Will, So Mote It Be.

May this prayer support you as you engage life with courage and hope.

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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Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace

Goddess Has Your Back

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The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

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Goddess Loves You Enough so You Can Do Hard Things

Free yourself from limitations.

“No, I don’t think I’m strong enough to move on from this hell I’m in,” my friend, Amy, said.

“If you realize that Goddess loves you, and you do the things so you can feel Her support—you can do the hard things in life,” I replied.

Here I’ll share three points.

  1. You are not alone.

The God and Goddess are always with you. You can call on Them to help you through the tough times in your life.

“Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.” – Doreen Valiente, speaking in the voice of the Goddess – in The Charge of the Goddess

Sometimes, it feels like everything in the world is trying to stop you from your desired goal. At those moments, look beyond the mundane world. Call on the Gods for Their support. Ask the Goddess, in Her nurturing aspect, to help you and guide you on your path.

  1. Goddess is the Loving Form of Deity.

“Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of All Living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.” – Doreen Valiente, speaking in the voice of the Goddess – in The Charge of the Goddess

The Goddess has explained that she doesn’t demand that you sacrifice your desires or dreams for Her. She wants you to be happy. The Gods don’t want us to suffer.

  1. Sometimes, we get the answer of Light, having gone through a time of darkness.

“The dark and the light in succession,
The opposites each unto each,
Shown forth as a God and a Goddess,
Of this did our ancestors teach.” – Doreen Valiente – in
The Witches Creed

If we don’t have the hard times or dark times in our lives, we can’t fully appreciate the light parts. In one discussion, one of my friends emphasized that an important part of happiness can be feeling relief after a dark time.

When we see the good times stand out from the dark, we truly appreciate the good times when they arrive.

The dark times can be a powerful form of teacher. Dark times teach us certain lessons we need to learn. When the Light finally arrives, the Light illuminates our progress through those lessons.

We need both times of Light and dark to grow into our full potential and full destiny.

May these insights bless your life.

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

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

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