How Witches Stay Healthy and Avoid Weight Gain – During Shelter in Place (Coronavirus Crisis)

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“This shelter in place has me stressed out,” my friend, Jackie, said.

I’m concerned about this, too. I return to the guidance from the Goddess as written by Doreen Valiente.

Here are three insights to support you.

  • Stay Active

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

It is crucial to stay active at this time. Goddess gave us a body that is meant to move. I look for opportunities to move, even just walking in my garage or the living room. The Goddess mentions “ecstasy of the spirit,” and this reminds me to listen to music with a beat so I can dance.

  • Find a hobby – keep your hands busy

My friend, Jackie, said, “I’m afraid that if I get bored, I’m going to eat too much.”

I’m concerned about this, too. So, I’ve returned to knitting.

Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth, for behold: all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. – Doreen Valiente, writing in the voice of the Goddess in The Charge of the Goddess

Help your heart “rejoice.” Find something that gives you some good feelings.

My husband listens to music every day, and he has returned to playing the piano. (He has an electronic keyboard.)

  • Be careful about “sacrifice” so you avoid weight gain

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, writing in the voice of the Goddess in The Charge of the Goddess

 I have dealt with weight gain at different times in my life. Have you noticed, like I have, that if you do too much self-denial that binge-eating can creep into your life?

I’ve learned to avoid denying myself all tastes of chocolate. I just reduce the amount. Under so much stress, it’s tempting to eat the whole chocolate bunny. I often bring myself to go for a third of it. That’s progress.

May these thoughts provide support to you during this tough time.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Make a Sigil to Keep Them Safe and Healthy

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Are you feeling down with every report about the effects of the coronavirus around the world and in your community?

You can put a magical intention on your safety and health into an object. Why would you do that? Witches do this because they want the object to hold power to help them realize a personal desire.

Making your own personal sigils is easy. Some time ago, author/artist Austin Osman Spare devised a method for creating sigils.

Since that time, a number of authors have discussed Austin Osman Spare’s process of making sigils. One book I appreciate is Frater U. D.’s Practical Sigil Magic: Creating Personal Symbols for Success.

I have made a couple of my own additions to the process.

First, throughout history, witches made sigils out of virgin parchment. But that is quite expensive. Also, if you’re vegan and will not wear leather, you will want to use something else. Why? Parchment is typically made from goatskin. So, let’s talk about a process devoid of parchment.

I use the heavier art paper, the kind that absorbs ink and which can be infused with different tinctures made with herbs. Watercolor paper is a nice choice, too.

What about inks? You could use one or of the many magickal inks on the market. My favorite is Dragons Blood Ink. But magickal inks can be expensive. So, you can make your own out of a high-grade ink such as Winsor Newton ink or India ink. To make it a magickal ink just add some essential oil to it, like myrrh. Mix and consecrate.

You can even use Sharpie pens as author Peter Paddon suggests. Just make sure to designate specific pens for only magickal work. They’ll be part of your set of magickal tools.

You can use different colors for different desires. Here is a shortlist of colors and meanings that I include in my book The Hidden Children of the Goddess [free chapter when you CLICK HERE]:

  • Red: sex, desire, vitality, strength
    • Orange: charm, confidence, joy, jealousy, persuasion
    • Yellow: intellectual development, joy, intellectual strength
    • Green: prosperity, abundance, fertility, money matters
    • Blue: healing, protection, spiritual development
    • Purple: the occult, power, magick
    • Pink: love, friendship, compassion
    • White: purity, innocence, peace, tranquility

Write out your desire on a scratch piece of paper; you can use a single word or a phrase.

For this example, I am using the words “Safety and Health.”

Cross off all of the repeat letters in “Safety and Health.” You end up with S, A, F, E, T, N, D, H and L. (You want only one of each letter that appears in the word.) Next, scramble the letters.

Now comes the fun part: Combine the letters together in an image. (I’ve also added arrows and dots.)

Can you find the letters?

In this way, you can make all sorts of sigils.

If you want to imbue it with a potion or tincture this is the time to do it. You can either soak the paper in your tincture or brush it on. Either way, you must let it dry. Overnight is best.

Now with this new image (of combined letters), inscribe it with your magical ink on your absorbent paper.

Now that you have the sigil, the next step is to breathe life into it with Pranic Breathing, also known as belly breathing. If you’re familiar with yoga, you are probably familiar with Pranic Breathing techniques. Breathe in deeply; allow your stomach to inflate. Visualize pulling up energy from the earth. When you have built up enough energy in your lungs, blow it onto the sigil. This will charge it with your energy and further empower your intention.

Now place your sigil in a safe place and forget about it. Forgetting about it is the toughest part of the whole process. This helps the magick work.

As you can see, making your own sigils is quite easy and fun. After some practice, you will be able to do them quickly and easily.

Remember to consider using sigils to further your goals and get what you really want.

Learn more about sigils at Sigils: Special Techniques for Manifesting What You Want

Blessed Be,
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How Witches Feel Their Strength in a Time of Crisis

Are you feeling down—with every day of this current coronavirus pandemic? Do you feel bad because you’ve lost so much?

With so much stress and even people hoarding supplies, where is the hope?

That hope is you.

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

In this time of stress and fear, we need to take this quote to heart. The good in us will prevail when we stick to our faith.

Here are four things we can do toward keeping to our highest ideal:

  • Focus on the Truth

Remind yourself of the truth that you are really connected with the Gods. The Gods placed Their Divinity within you. Additionally, be careful about keeping your word. If you say you will call at a certain time, be sure to do it. You’ll feel better. With people trusting you, you’ll support your relationships.

  • Dedicate Your Efforts and Time to the Gods

Devote a certain time each day to your relationship with the Gods. Even if you only devote a 5-minute meditation session each day, it is still valuable. If you decide to do a brief ritual every two days, that helps, too.

Your dedication to the God and Goddess is key. Perhaps, do rituals in which you provide an offering and in which you celebrate what blessings the Gods are bestowing on you and others. I realize that broadcast news and social media concentrate on all the losses. I remind myself to take time and devote effort to focus on what I’m grateful for.

  • Serve Others

Even while you’re sheltering in place (at home), you can serve others. You could simply listen to a friend in a phone conversation. That’s serving. It’s essential. It is a genuine human-to-human connection. I remember that Christopher Reeve, while paralyzed and in a wheelchair, taught his youngest son, Will, how to ride a bicycle only using his words.

Words and the positive tone of your voice can serve the person you talk to—on the phone.

Just today, my family ordered pizza (to be delivered) to help a local restaurant stay in business.

We all help in many, small ways.

  • Maintain your identity as a person who spreads love and compassion

Many witches I know demonstrate compassion. This means a lot to me. As you go through your day, do what you can to spread kindness.

May these ideas support you during this tough time.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Use the “Grounding” Process to Stay Calm and Healthy

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How Witches Use the “Grounding” Process to Stay Calm and Healthy

Is every new bit of news related to the coronavirus adding to your stress?

Now, many witches see that they must fall back on their essential skills of grounding and centering.

Grounding is safely shunting unwanted energy into the Earth.

Centering is aligning your energy.

With so many of us faltering under the current intense stress, it’s helpful to regularly ground and center yourself.

Here’s a Process for You to Ground and Center Yourself:

Find a quiet space, place your feet flat on the ground and breathe deeply.

Feel the tension and stress in your body. In a moment, you’ll use the following Tree of Life Meditation to release this tension.

The Tree of Life Meditation

(You can record your voice on your phone and play it back so you can concentrate on this meditation.)

Slowly breathe in and out.

Breathe in the energy of love and peace (envision this as white energy). Breathe out all stress and negativity (envision this as black smoke).

Keep taking deep breaths in and out.

Concentrate on the white energy being breathed in and filling up your body with loving energy. Then let go and breathe out the negative energy you see, in your mind’s eye, as black smoke. As you do this, release the stresses of the day. Repeat this breathing cycle at least three times until you are comfortable and relaxed.

As your body and mind begin to relax, continue deep breathing and focus on this image:

Envision roots made up of energy that sprout from the bottoms of your feet. With each breath, extend the roots farther and farther down toward Mother Earth.

Extend them down through the floor, down past the plumbing of the house and down deep into Mother Earth’s body. Reach down to her core, to the center of Her heart.

Once there, with each breath in, pull up the energy from Mother Earth. Breathe out the stress and breathe in the blue-green energy of Mother Earth.

Pull the energy up through your roots, up past the plumbing of the house, past the floor and into your feet. The energy feels clean and refreshing.

Breathe in deeply. Pull the blue-green energy up into your legs and past your knees. Pull it up, up into your Root Chakra at the base of your spine. Let it fill your body, up into your Sacral Chakra and continuing to your Solar Plexus Chakra. Breathing in deeply, draw the energy up into your Heart Chakra. Let the energy flow down your arms and into your hands. Feel your body relax as the energy fills it.

Breathing in, draw the energy up into your Throat Chakra.

Concentrate on the blue-green energy filling your body. When you are ready, with another breath in, breathe the energy up into your Third Eye Chakra.

Using your breath, draw the energy up into your Crown Chakra. Feel the energy flow throughout your body.

With another breath in, pull the energy up and out of your head. The energy forms like branches toward the Sky above you. Continue and let the branches flow up and out into the cosmos.

Draw down the golden energy of the Sky and universe into you. Continue to let the Sky energy intermingle and mix with the Earth energy that is already there. Pull it down through your body and into your arms.

Continue breathing deeply, mixing and pulling the energies down to your Heart Chakra.

Breathe in again, pulling the energy of the universe down into your Solar Plexus Chakra.

Continue pulling in the energy. Let it flow into you. Pull it into your Root Chakra. Breathing deeply, pull it down your legs and down to your feet.

Feel the energy from both the Earth Mother and the Sky Father that is within you.

Now focus on pulling this mixed energy out from the top of your head once more. But this time let it cascade down all around you like a waterfall until it completely surrounds you.

With a deep breath in, take the energy and push it out in all directions into an egg shape around you. This is the Cosmic Egg of Protection.

Keep breathing and push out more and more energy into your egg.

Your egg gets stronger and stronger.

When you are satisfied with the strength of your egg stop and relax.

In a moment or two, slowly start to pull your branches back within you, pulling them in with each breath.

Let any extra energy dissipate through the roots that you had placed into the Earth from your feet, keeping the egg intact.

Now breathe in, pulling the roots, up, and back into your body just like the branches that were above you. Give yourself over to the total relaxation you now feel.

In a moment or two—and when you are ready—open your eyes.


After doing this process repeatedly, you’ll discover that you can do it without needing to hear a recording.

May this Grounding and Centering Process support you during the current difficult times.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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Ostara 2020

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