How Witches Discover Better than New Year’s Resolutions

“That’s it! I’m done with New Year’s Resolutions. They just give me stress, and they don’t give me anything good,” my friend, Audrey, said.

I reflected on the contradictions and problems that arise with New Year’s Resolutions.

Here are three insights.

  1. Find the theme of your New Year.

Instead of having a New Year’s Resolution, try having a New Year’s Theme. What’s the usual pattern for a New Year’s Resolution? You want something, perhaps, to lose weight. You tell yourself that you’re going to do a specific difficult action repeatedly until you get what you want. You have probably seen how New Year’s Resolutions tend to be broken.

But a new theme for the year is something different. It is a particular direction for the upcoming year. That means that it doesn’t need to be perfect. You can still be you and start a theme of where you want to go in your year. A theme can be something like demonstrate more kindness or take new steps to support a long-term dream. When you take any small action in the direction of your theme, you are succeeding.

  1. Observe how things blossom.

New Year’s Resolutions tend to be about doing something that is hard and gritting your teeth to keep going. On the other hand, a theme can be soft. The theme can lead to more possibilities for you to blossom into something different.

You can sit in meditation and observe how your life blossoms around you. You may discover new opportunities or new friends.

For example, I have a friend who got a new job. It requires him to move to another state. At first, he was hesitant, but he knows the God and Goddess have plans for him and his new chapter of life.

  1. Realize the God and Goddess’s overall plan for your journey.

The God and God have placed divinity within you. How does each one of us, as an individual, fulfill the potential of such divinity? Since the Gods have an overview of how you can grow as a spirit, They understand you may need to go through difficult times which you would not choose to endure.

If you find yourself in a tough time, you might consider it to be a transitional chapter of your life. Remember that the God and Goddess will guide you on your path.

I know that the Gods have a plan for me. Sometimes, I may not like certain details on the path set before me. Still, the Gods have a plan that supports the best for my learning.

May you use these insights to support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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Happy Yule 2021

Blessings to you all.

Blessed Be,
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How Witches Experience “Being”

“Are you okay?” I asked my friend, Steve.

He didn’t say anything. He kept moving fast around his small apartment kitchen. He had recently returned from work, and he was still in a frantic, rush-rush mode.

Watching him suffer, I thought about how we, witches, need to shift gears and return to the experience of being.

Here are three insights.

  1. Focus on your breathing.

An essential way to connect with the present moment is to focus on your breathing. When stressed, people tend to hold their breath. This doesn’t help.

Notice the breath coming in through your nostrils, filling up your diaphragm, and then exhaling through your mouth. You can slow down your breathing and relieve some tension. This form of breathing helps you experience being

  1. Be grateful.

Focusing on something that you’re grateful for is a present moment experience.

Two things take you out of the present moment: Worrying about the future or feeling regret about the past.

Experience the present moment and say a prayer of gratitude to the Gods. This can bring you back into the space of deep appreciation and gratitude for all the support you receive from Them.

If you get stuck in consuming social media, you may be overwhelmed with feelings of lack about things you don’t have. However, when you are in a prayer of gratitude, you can step back from all that noise.

  1. Meet the Gods in the present moment.

Here is a simple ritual. Prepare to relax in a chair with a nice glass of wine or juice. Once you’re settled, in your mind, have a conversation with the Gods. You can tell Them how you feel. Then you can make an offering by pouring some of the juice or wine into an offering bowl. While you do this, share with Them what you’re grateful for.

Here is an example of a short prayer for such an occasion.

Lord and Lady,
I deeply appreciate all that You’ve given me.
Help me stay present in this moment of love.
I’m grateful for the divinity You placed within me
and how this journey shows me how to be free.
So mote it be.

May these insights support you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Connect with the Meaning of Life and Newfound Happiness

“I struggle so hard. But I feel empty,” Freda, an acquaintance, said. The ensuing conversation invited me to look deeper into my own struggles.

Here are three insights

  1. Observe the relationships in your life.

“Relationship itself gives meaning to life.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Who are the people who mean the most to you in this world?

How do you feel about your relationships with them? I’ve realized that just devoting a little time to listen to a family member or friend creates meaning for us. Listening creates trust. And trust uplifts the relationship.

I’ve also learned that listening is hard work. I need to hold back and let the person finish what they need to say. I also need to say back what I heard so that they know that I understand what they feel and experience. Are you listening to your family and friends?

  1. Elevate your relationship with the God and Goddess.

Do you talk with the Gods often? Do you thank Them for the blessings of your life? The Gods stand by and wait for your invitation to interact with Them. They want you to feel good and to create happy outcomes in your life.

They have so much to teach us. It also helps for us to watch for signs. For example, Jesse had a choice of two previously owned cars. His small budget meant that he needed to make the right choice. He asked the God and Goddess to give him a sign. He asked to see a horse galloping if his first choice of a car was the best one. Now this would be an unusual because he lived in the city. Soon, Jesse walked down a street and saw a figurine of a galloping horse in a store window. To Jesse, this was a sign from the Gods.

  1. Devote yourself to three essential parts of a relationship: Time, Attention, and Ritual.

Every day my sweetheart massages my feet for five minutes. Often this happens just before I go to sleep. It’s a ritual with us. It’s one of the many ways that I know that he cares about me and loves me.

What rituals do you have with your own relationships?

What rituals do you have with your relationships with the Gods? I talk to the God and Goddess just about every day. On the days I miss a conversation, I really see a difference in how strong my bond is with Them.

Any relationship, even one with the Gods, needs time and attention. Do you have a daily ritual for connecting with the God and Goddess?

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Calm Themselves in Turbulent Times

“Two times this week, I woke up with my heart racing,” my friend, Amanda, said.

We had a thoughtful conversation. Amanda shared with me her process of deep breathing and placing her hand on her heart.

I was impressed with how she could help herself calm down.

Here are three insights.

  1. Avoid “observe the breath” in favor of “being with your breath.”

Many meditation instructors suggest that one “observe the breath.” That places you outside of the process.

Observing the breath can get you stuck in your rational mind. You become separate from your breath. You can become a critic of your own breathing. You may think it is not slow enough or that your heart rate is not coming down fast enough.

Instead, be gentle. Shift to the idea of being with your breath. Now, you are one with your breath. Be with your breath as you deeply inhale. Stay with your breath as you extend your exhalation. Gently. Incrementally. Do not push. Allow the shift.

  1. Hold a safe space for whatever feeling you’re experiencing.

The idea of being with your breath is not about suppressing a negative emotion. The good news is by gently shifting how you breathe and focus on a positive idea, you can make a shift. Placing her hand over her heart, Amanda uses the idea of I am safe, and Goddess loves me.

Amanda repeats this affirmation while she does deep breathing—as many times as is necessary. She doesn’t push herself. She allows the shift in experience to happen naturally.

  1. Experience a Candle Lighting and Breathing Ritual.

As you safely do a candle lighting ritual, consider using this chant. Breathe slowly and deeply.

Candle Lighting and Deep Breathing Chant

In your mind, repeat these words with each breathing cycle.

(breathe in) Goddess surrounds me.
(breathe out) With all Her Love.
(breathe in) The God protects me.
(breathe out) I am safe.
So Mote It Be.

You can repeat the above chant as many times as you find helpful.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Keep Moving Forward on Dark Days

“I feel exhausted,” my friend, Susan, said.
“Any way I can help?” I asked.
“I’m not sure. I continue to tell myself, ‘Just put one foot in front of the other,’” she said.
Later, I reflected on the idea that on some “dark days,” we need to just keep moving.

Here are three insights.

  1. Keep moving forward slowly and steadily.

Have you noticed on some days it takes every bit of energy that you have just to keep moving forward? You’d like to get more done. You also would like to feel better. But some dark days require us to only endure. To endure we keep taking steps forward. Let’s realize that the God and Goddess are with us, and They see the whole picture. On some dark days just moving forward slowly and steadily is a heroic act. The God and Goddess give us full credit for all our good intentions and our moving forward slowly and steadily.

  1. Let go of your baggage.

Some time ago, I was working on a flyer. I really wanted to accomplish a certain shading for part of it. Somehow the application was just not working. At that moment I just really wanted to perfect this. But then I remembered something that a spiritual elder had brought to my attention. The idea was: Nonattachment means holding preferences and not demands. So, this moment was an opportunity for me to let go of my baggage. It was a time for me to let go of a demand on myself to do “perfect work.”

My feeling had been that my work was a reflection of my identity. If the work was imperfect, then there was something wrong with me. But then I realized if the flyer works well enough, and I don’t attach it to my identity, then I can experience a form of freedom. When you let go of your baggage, it’s possible for you to experience some freedom.

  1. Hear different layers of what the Goddess is saying.

At one point, I saw these two phrases from The Charge of the Goddess to be in opposition to each other.

1. “Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.”

2. “I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal…”

At first glance, I saw the first phrase to be supporting the idea of perfectionism. Then, I saw the second phrase as something that is comforting. Eventually, I realized that both ideas can come together. It does not have to be this one or that one.

To combine the ideas, the meaning could be:

Keep moving forward. Do not give up. And all along the way, the Gracious Goddess will support you and give you the gift of joy unto your heart. Her comfort includes that you are more than this current project or work. You are the spirit eternal. And that’s what is important.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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