How Witches Clear Their Thinking and Free Up Their Future

“Oh, Jessica, you’re so cynical,” my friend, Amy, said.

“I’m not cynical. I’m skeptical,” Jessica, my other friend, replied.

The difference between cynical and skeptical is important.

To me, cynical has a negative connotation. It’s like you won’t give an idea some true consideration. You have already made up your mind about the idea. On the other hand, skeptical is: You are willing to listen to the idea and more information. You really think about it. You are willing to bring in more evidence. I’ve noticed that some people take a certain cynical approach that shuts down the conversation.

I’m concerned that cynical can lead to a “negative self-fulfilling prophesy.” For example, Susan,  as a young child, was told that she was fat. Even though she was quite thin. She totally believed that she was fat. She became cynical. She wouldn’t even let in the idea that she might be an appropriate weight. Later in life, she gained a lot of weight. Having a habitual cynical approach, Susan didn’t even try to change her habits because she already believed she was a lost cause.

This reminds me of the Thirteenth Principle of The Thirteen Principles of Wiccan Belief.

We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.” The Thirteenth Principle of The Thirteen Principles of Wiccan Belief, assembled by The American Council of Witches

Now, in the present, Susan has a new choice. She can listen to the Gods. Unfortunately, listening to cruel human beings during her youth created a sour, cynical approach in Susan.

Let’s remember that whatever happened in the past is like an early chapter in a book. Something new and better can happen in your current, new chapter of life.

Now, Susan can listen to the Gods. She can focus on natural foods that the Gods provide. She can shift her choices about junk food. She can look to the natural world (echoing The Thirteenth Principle of Wiccan Belief) for healing. She can ask the God and Goddess for guidance. This is something I discuss in my online course Goddess Style Weight Loss.

Looking at the example above, we can see how a cynical mind can cause a lot of suffering.

I invite you to consider dropping cynical in favor of skeptical. Skeptical can be valuable for us to check out the data and evidence. We will also need to try new things and make decisions based on our new experiences.

I’ve noticed that taking a cynical approach can, at times, lead to a closed mind. Having a closed mind can cause much suffering and fear. You close off any new data when you are cynical. In effect, this stops your growth as a being and an individual.

You are here to learn. Assess if you’re being cynical or skeptical.

So, remember to listen to Nature—“the teacher” of our class. Look to Nature and learn.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Stand Guard at the Door of Their Minds

Have you longed for feeling better in your daily life?

You have probably noticed how so many people seem to have a short fuse right now during the unrest taking place throughout the world.

Witches can rise above the pain and strife of the mundane world.

We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness, that gives meaning to the Universe we know, and our personal role within it.” The 9th Principle of the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches

I realized that to support the development of consciousness in ourselves we must stand guard at the door of our mind.

This phrase “Stand guard at the door of your mind” was mentioned by a friend of mine. The phrase is ascribed to a number of people.

Two Things to Guard Against – to Keep Out of Your Mind

  • Guard Against Fear

Fear can twist your thoughts. It can make you do things you would not normally do. You’ve probably noticed that fear can turn to anger, and a person can lash out with harsh words.

I’ve noticed that fear can twist and turn into greed. A person running scared might lash out and try to hoard things and people.

What is the answer to fear? Love. I’ll share more about that soon.

  • Guard Against Hate

Where does hate come from?

“Hatred is driven by two key emotions of love and aggression: One, love for the in-group—the group that is favored; and two, aggression for the out-group—the group that has been deemed as being different, dangerous, and a threat to the in-group.”  Patrick Wanis, a behavioral researcher

Again, the answer is Love. The Gods remind us that we are all Their children. The Gods are the Creators of everything.

This thought rose up for me: “We live in a divine world. Hate has no place here.”

Another thought arose: “It is appropriate to protect oneself. But I do not have to hate in order to protect myself. I can do what is necessary for safety. I do not have to put myself into a negative spiral of judgmental thoughts and negative energy.”

I realize that lower consciousness includes reflexively striking back—and returning negativity for negativity.

 Love and a Process to Support the Development of Consciousness

We need to support bringing love into our lives

Love operates at a higher frequency than hate. Love helps us grow out of that lower state of being.

I feel that we, too often, put up walls to our happiness and to love.

So, how do we bring these walls down? With the following ritual.

Being at a higher frequency helps you think your way through with compassion.

Bringing Down the Walls Ritual

What you will need:

  • One Reversal candle – black on top and red on the bottom
  • Lighter and incense of your choice (Frankincense and Myrrh are good choices)
  • Appropriate incense burner
  • Magickal Tools for Casting Circle
  • Candleholder
  • Cakes and Wine

Cast on a waning moon.

To start:

  1. Cast circle
  2. Cleanse and consecrate your candle and place it on your altar.

Sit and meditate on what you are about to do: Break your walls down and raise yourself to a higher vibration of love.

Once you have your mind fixed on your task begin by lighting the reversal candle and say:

Walls, walls crumble down,
Walls, walls to the ground.
Hate destroyed and fear abated,
Making room to be elated.
Love is the only law I know,
Love surrounds me with great flow.
As I so Will, so Mote it Be.

Sit and meditate on what you have accomplished. Feel the flow of the Gods’ love surround you. Feel the peace now within you.

  1. Cakes and Wine Ceremony
  2. Close Your Circle

May these insights and this ritual support you on your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Find Balance that Makes the Difference

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What is most important to you?

Have you, like me, been shaken up by the coronavirus and the unrest around the world?

Every day, I ask myself, “What is most important?”

Recently, a friend told me about his distinction between values and virtues.

I understand a value as something that is important. For example, I value my relationship with my Gods. I value my sweetheart.

Then, we talk about virtues. I want to demonstrate the virtue of patience toward my husband.

I strive to be of service—so I’m focusing on the virtue of service.

Recently, I was reading the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches.

We recognize both outer and inner, or psychological, worlds—sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, Inner Planes, etc.—and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment. – The Fifth Principle of the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief from the American Council of Witches

So, let’s look at this Fifth Principle in the light of values annd virtues. Witches value the spiritual plane, mundane plane, and magick.

This phrase “We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment” points toward a virtue. I see that virtue as balance.

What Does This Mean for the Everyday Life of a Witch?

As witches, we can strive for balance with the spiritual and mundane sides of life. We walk between the worlds, and so, we have the power to manifest our desires. We have tools that other spiritual paths do not. We have spells, magickal elementals, and the Gods who help us.

Some spiritual paths appear to neglect the mundane or earthly side of life.

On the other hand, witches understand nature in its fundamental parts and how such parts work together. This helps us fulfill our desires and needs.

The Path of a Meaningful and Happy Life

Because of all the stress from the coronavirus and unrest in the world, I look to center myself and to create balance in my own life. A focus on both values and virtues gives me guidance on how to lead my own day.

I work with these questions:

  • How do the Gods see this?
  • How can I focus on service and balance today?
  • How will I make sure to complete my daily meditation session?
  • When will I take my daily walk?

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Honor Words and Meanings

“I need to get the words just right for the spell—yes?” Jessica, a new acquaintance, asked me.

I replied that precision with words will help her accomplish her goal with the spell.

You probably agree that words are important.

I’ve noticed that Wiccans pay close attention to the words “supernatural” and “natural.”

An important point is made in the 3rd Principle of The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches:

We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that is apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called “supernatural”, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all. – 3rd Principle of The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief

Wiccans pay attention to the meaning of “supernatural.” They do not feel that magick and spellwork are “supernatural.”

Here is another example of how a definition is important. Recently, Ms. Kennedy Mitchum, 22 and a recent college graduate in Iowa, wrote to the editors at Merriam-Webster to propose that their dictionary reference to “racism” be revised to reflect how systemic racism is in society. The editors have agreed to revise the definition, which had not been changed in decades.

Alex Chambers, an editor at the dictionary, replied and wrote, “…we have concluded that omitting any mention of the systemic aspects of racism promotes a certain viewpoint in itself. … It also does a disservice to readers of all races.”

We, witches, know that words have power. Our words can hurt or heal. It depends on how we use them.

Our words can combine for creating or observing meaning. Our words can be part of a solution.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with Being Triggered

prayer beads

“That’s it. I can’t watch broadcast news anymore. It beats me up emotionally,” my friend, John, said.

At this moment, it seems like it can’t get any worse, and then it does.

Numerous things on social media and in broadcast news stories are designed to trigger a big emotional reaction. My question is: What do we, witches, do as the next step?”

I have three insights for you:

  1. Invite the Gods to create calm within you.

You can pick a word that you say to yourself to help you calm down. Set up this word in your meditation sessions.

Here is the process:

Pick a word that does not rise in everyday conversations.

Tie 13 knots, spaced at even intervals, into a piece of cord. (You will use this cord or beads as shown in the photo above, during your meditation session.)

During a meditation session, invite the Gods to help you shift to calm and peace with that word.

Say the word one time per knot. You move your hand to a new knot each time you repeat the word. Repeat this process three times.

You have used this process to ask the Gods to support you in having a way to rise out of an emotional reaction.

Keep up your daily meditations. You’ll want to continue to do grounding, centering, and meditation sessions, so your word continues to have the power to help you shift to a calm response.

  1. Ask, “How does the Goddess look at this?”

My first impression is that the Goddess may have a response of sadness. Goddess wants you and all her children to experience love on a deep level. She wants Her children to remember that love is one of her rituals. She invites us to remember that each person has some divinity within them. Each person is worthy of love and caring—even if, at the moment, the human being has strayed into negative behaviors.

Goddess also has an expansive view. She knows that incidents in our life can be a starting point for divine lessons.

  1. Plan your ways to recover from being triggered.

Above we talked about using a selected word to help you shift to a higher level or higher frequency of energy.

Here I’ll share the process of recovering when you are triggered by an event.

a) Remove yourself from the negative triggering event

For example, if you saw a triggering meme on Facebook, you could close down Facebook. When you realize that some information is poisoning you, you can shut the door on it.

b) Read a spiritual text

Often, when a person reads a spiritual text, they can shift to an expansive perspective. If you have a Book of Shadows (BOS), read it. You could listen to an uplifting book on your audio player.

Reading something uplifting helps you combat Brain Sludge—the junk thoughts that accumulate in your mind. So, reading and meditation can help clear out Brain Sludge.

c) Take a ritual bath

This ritual can help you eliminate negative energy. You could also cleanse yourself with sage before and after the ritual bath.

May these insights support your spiritual journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How You Can Make Your Own Spells and Perform Others’ Spells, or Even Make a Book of Shadows

Making your own spells and working with spells authored by others is both simple and complex.

Here is how magick works.

Intent

To do successful magick, you need to understand several things. First, you must have intent. You need to know what you want to manifest. I know this sounds simple, but many people just don’t think the intent through.

Let’s say you want a car. Okay, why do you want a car? Is it to take you to your job? Or is it something you want to have people envy?  Hey, I don’t judge. But if you just say “I want a car” to the universe, you are likely to get that Pinto down the block.

Let’s say you just moved to a new area and you need a car to get you around. You want something nice but economical. You don’t want a piece of junk that will break down on you every chance it gets. I suggest you go shopping, perhaps, on the internet. Get to know what you want and like for your car.

When you pick out features, you’re attaching specific desires to the car. This will help manifest the car you want versus the junk heap down the block. Refine your image of the perfect car in your mind. Include other requirements you have like good gas mileage and inexpensive repair costs. The more specific you are with your intent, the less there will be unexpected results like getting the lemon down the lane.

Having a solid intent is your first step before you do any magick. Once you have that cornerstone set you can continue with the second thing which is concentration. During your spell, you will need lots of concentration and visualization.

Visualization

 We’ll continue with the process of manifesting a particular car. You can use a toy car as a visualization focus object. As you stare at the toy car, you also use your mind to imagine getting into a real car and driving it. You can even take a number of steps further. For instance, if you desire a convertible car, you imagine the wind blowing through your hair as you drive with the top down.

Concentration

This is the process of focusing and then refocusing your mind on your visualization task. In essence, you concentrate on the object and on the images in your mind that are specific for your desired manifestation. It is natural for the mind to wander at times. When it does, you just consciously redirect your mind to focus on the visualization object once again.

Meditation

Some Wiccans begin with a meditation to clear the mind before using both concentration and visualization. Consider doing a simple meditation in which you focus on your breath.

Willpower

The Collins English Dictionary defines willpower as “the ability to control oneself and determine one’s actions.”

Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., author of The Willpower Instinct, wrote: “Willpower is about harnessing the three powers of I will, I won’t and I want to help you to achieve your goals (and stay out of trouble).”

When it comes to successfully performing magick, willpower, to me, means the driving force of desire for some form of change. So, I focus on the power of “I will.” This is an important distinction because many people think of willpower as only the ability to avoid temptation.

The compelling observation is that Wiccans, who become proficient at these three processes of visualization, concentration, and meditation, actually strengthen their will. How? Once you do the three processes, you actually enhance your belief, and you push through your doubt.

Realize, you need to will something into being. This includes confidence that what you are doing will work. If you don’t have that, your spell just won’t become a reality.

You need your will for your intent to be as strong as possible. This is why when we are desperate for something, we can usually manifest it. Using your will is deeply rooted in your desire. Lack of will just creates another belly flop.

I’ve now shared with you the five must-haves (intent, visualization, concentration, meditation, and willpower) for doing magick that works.

We use the natural energies around us to create change with Intent, Visualization, Concentration, and Will, helped by meditation.

Making your own spells

The Strongest Spells Are Ones You Create Personally

Reading books is a good start. But I suggest the strongest spells are ones you make yourself. Just because a spell is in a book doesn’t mean that it’s the right spell for the job at hand.

The Value of Customizing Your Spell

Here are the benefits you gain from customizing your spell:

  • Creating your own spells is a good way of learning the ropes.
  • You gain a better grasp of the fundamentals in Wicca as a spiritual path.
  • You become a better practitioner.
  • You tailor the spell to you and your unique situation.

Previously at my blog, I offered what I call “Moonwater’s Formula for Making a Spell”:

The following is a simplified way to create a spell.

5-Step Formula for Making a Spell

It comes down to these steps or what I call the “5 What’s”:

  1. What do you want?
  2. What element?
  3. What will represent that element?
  4. What do you have at hand?
  5. What words?
  1. What do I want?

Seems simple enough, right? Still, many people hold the thought “I want more money.” That’s too vague. What do you want the money for? Some people have a job that pays well enough, but they hate that job. So what do they do? They buy expensive stuff and vacations. Perhaps, what they really want is a job that they feel good about.

Now, ask yourself: What do I want? Then ask yourself, No….What do I really want? Keep refining it until you have it. Finding the root of the need is important.

  1. What element?

How do you pick the appropriate element? Think about your need. What element is connected to it?

  • Do you want to flow better at work? That relates to Water.
  • Do you want to think more clearly? That’s related to the element Air.
  • If you want more energy, you likely want to connect with the spark – with Fire.
  • Do you feel scattered? To connect with being grounded, focus on Earth.

Questions like these will help you pick what element is best suited for your problem or desire.

  1. What will represent that element?

What object would make a good representation of your element? If it’s Fire, perhaps, a lit candle. If it’s water, you could use a sea shell because it comes from the sea.

  1. What do you have at hand?

With a list of objects that can represent your element, take a look, and see what you have on hand that would fit the bill. Perhaps your first thought was to use a shell as part of your spell. However, you do not have one in your home. You could simply grab a bowl and fill it with water.

  1. What words?

The words you choose are important.

Here are three details to help you.

  • Choose an opening
    Here’s an example:
    By the powers of the Sun and Moon
    Give a deadline

Here’s an example:
So make this happen nine days or less
Put in the protection phrases
Here is an example:
An it harm none.

I also include “This or better.” There are times with the God and Goddess know better than we do what would be good for our overall journey of life.

Additionally, give a time period for the spell to stop. You can say something like may it come to pass within three moons. (Spells usually come to pass within one moon cycle.)

May the above details help you in forming your spell. It’s true that one may add other details to a spell. Still, the above provides you with a good start.

The various parts of your spell are like the pieces you put together when sewing a quilted blanket.”

Doing spell work is truly work. And, fortunately, you can improve your spell work skills. Use the simple processes below to improve your success rate.

Moon Phase

Many Wiccans make a big mistake of failing to look at the moon phase before doing a spell. Because Sara didn’t look at the moon when she did her prosperity spell, she missed the vital detail that the moon was waning. That’s a problem because the waning moon is for decreasing work. She did not want her income to decrease!

What could Sara have done to have more money in her purse? She could have done a spell to decrease the size of her bills.

The truth is: You can do many spells at any time if you word the spell correctly.

As many Wiccans know, the waxing moon is for increase so it would have been better if Sara waited for the waxing moon if she wanted to stay with the original form of her prosperity spell.

Days of the Week

Another strategy for making your spell more potent is to use the correct day of the week. Plan to do your spell on the day that rules what you are seeking to accomplish. Supercharge your spell work by adding the correct moon phase, day, and planetary hour. Using these strategies adds energy to your spell.

And this helps your intention, through your spell work, find its mark.

What a Book of Shadows Is and How to Make One

Book of shadows or (BOS) for short is where you store all your magickal experiences, magickal recipes, Spells, etc.

They can be anything from leather-bound books to a three-ring binder.

Making one is simple and I prefer the three-ring binder so I can move pages around and organize easier. You can also have a different book for each subject too if you want. I would suggest these categories to start with.

  • Spells
  • Herbs
  • Dreams
  • Sacred alphabets – Norse Runes, Theban, etc.
  • Recipes
  • Divination

You write down it all, your experiences, your actions, and results.

In this way, you can keep track of it all and see what works for you and what doesn’t.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Shift Away from Worries

Are you worried? If so, I’m right here with you. Currently, my family is enduring some truly difficult problems. It’s taking my education from spiritual elders and experience in the Craft to help me cope with the worries.

Along this line, I’m sharing three insights.

  1. Focus on doing your ritual

Doing ritual is a way to really clear your head. Aim to standardize your Circle Casting. This routine will put you into a certain frame of mind. You’ll focus on the task at hand (your rite) and not the mundane-world problems you may be enduring.

A ritual can release you from a stagnant way of thinking and feeling. Consider this simple bathing ritual. See how to take a ritual bath here.

  1. Talk to the Gods through meditation

Taking to the Gods can help you figure things out.

A number of witches express how tough it is to settle into their meditation session. For that reason, I wrote my post How Witches Settle from Chaos into Their Meditation Session. That post’s suggestions can help you transition into your peaceful meditation session

Once you enter meditation, you can meet the God and Goddess and have a conversation with Them about your worries.

  1. Say a prayer for transformation

When they’re caught up in worries, witches often discover a need to experience transformation. A prayer can help.

A Transformation Prayer

 Goddess,
Shift me from worries
To possibilities
From fear
To new skills
From being stagnant
To Transformation in my life.
Let me not stay stuck in limited thinking
Guide my mind to open to new possibilities.
As I So Will, So Mote It Be

 May these insights help you on your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Settle from Chaos into Their Meditation Session

“When I’m worried, I don’t want to settle down into a meditation session,” my friend, Jessica, said.

“What’s happening then?” I asked.

“If I settle down, then it would just be me and the worries—in the silence. I’d rather have my iPod on loud and stay busy. I want to be distracted,” she said.

I learned that a number of people have difficulties about settling down with a chaotic mind when they start a meditation session.

I have three insights you can apply to beginning a meditation session.

  1. Focus on your breathing

When you simply focus on your breath coming in and then flowing outwards, you can begin to calm down. The practice of slow, calm breaths can also help in other aspects of your life. The good news is that when you practice slow, calm breaths in meditation sessions, you can bring this conditioning to your stressful times with family or at work.

Anytime your mind wanders, redirect your attention to your gentle breathing in and out. Notice if your breath is fast or shallow. If so, slow down your breath and deepen it. Just concentrating on your breath will help you still your mind.

2. Repeat a phrase or mantra.
Once you have your breathing in a slow, deep, rhythmic pattern, you can then repeat a phrase or a mantra in your mind.

I’ll distinguish here between a helpful mantra and a stress-causing, old-fashioned affirmation*.

Here is an example of a helpful mantra: Goddess supports me in peace. This form of mantra is specific to this present moment.

(*On the other hand, a stress-causing, old-fashioned affirmation can sound like: “I am skinny.” This can cause stress if you feel a big gap between your present situation and your wish to have a different form of body shape.)

3. Begin with a set pattern
You can repeat the mantra while you meditate. Additionally, you can use another form of set pattern.

Here are some examples:

  1. Visualize that you’re walking down the steps of a staircase. This can help you go deeper during your meditation.
  2. Visualize that you’re standing in the middle of Standing Stones. For example, one set of Standing Stones is Stonehenge.
  3. Visualize that you’re sitting in a Sacred Grove of Oak Trees or another sacred spot.

Once you settle on a starting point, you can meet the God and Goddess there. In this way you can converse and devote time with the Gods.

May the above methods support your meditation practice.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with “Tired of Being Afraid”

“How are you doing?” my friend, Sarah, asked me some time ago.

“I’m tired of being afraid,” I replied.

How about you? Do you find that much of your day is clouded by your feeling fearful?

  1. Identify the moments of “Calm Acceptance in this present moment.”

I’ve learned that much of fear is connected to focusing on the future.

I remember this quote:

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain

This quote reminds me that much that I’m afraid of is likely not to happen. For example, I was living in a particular location, and I thought that I would get kicked out. The truth is: I lived in that place for several years, and things were relatively peaceful.

In recent years, I’ve focused on this idea: Calm Acceptance. When I need to get to Calm Acceptance, I focus on the here and now. I look at this present moment and think about just taking one step at a time. My starting point is to realize I can only deal with this moment. Then I shift into the understanding that I am doing the best that I can.

  1. Shift to the focus on “The Gods will guide me to what I need to do.”

To help me shift to Calm Acceptance, I center my thoughts on The Gods will guide me to what I need to do. I ask the Gods to guide my actions for the best outcome.

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who taught comparative religion. He noted that in some spiritual paths, there is an idea: “You are having a human life which includes just enough problems so you need to shift into guiding your mind to peace.”

Holding my faith that the Gods will guide me to what I need to do helps me to return to Calm Acceptance. Furthermore, I have faith that the Gods are guiding me with my purpose.

  1. Realize that the solution to fear is not about “just doing stuff in the mundane world”

When we are in fear mode, we’re often thinking about the mundane world problems in our lives. Just centering on the mundane world will keep you stuck. So much of the mundane world is about drama, agony, unsolvable problems, greed, apathy, and fear. Broadcast news and social media thrive on drama and pain. We, witches, must realize that we need to turn to the spiritual world for truth and the essence of the universe.

Witches realize that the spiritual world is just as important as the mundane one. Both have their part in our lives. When we focus too much on one or the other, we find that we get into trouble.

Keeping busy is one thing. But ducking reality in either the spiritual realm or mundane realm is inappropriate. We need balance. Doing ritual and meditation can help you rise out of obsessive thoughts on only mundane world problems.

Instead, you can focus on this prayer:

Goddess, nurture me to know that my fear
Is merely a signal.
Time for me to shift to Calm Acceptance.
Lead me, guide me
That my fears not cast me astray.
Help me focus on balance.
Let Calm Acceptance lead the way.

May this process enrich your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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My Prayer for You this Holiday Season

When was the last time you really felt relief?

For me, it was during the recent power outages and crisis in California.

Why?

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Because something finally went right. You see I needed to complete my new online course Spiritual Solution for Depression Relief before the Holiday Season. This season can be especially hard on us witches. So many of us, witches, don’t have a family who understands us. Feeling isolation and having to hide your true nature as a witch can increase depression symptoms.

Perhaps you’re like me and have experienced Holiday Blues. To make things worse I have clinical depression symptoms. I have to be careful about how I go about my daily life. This is even more vivid to me because one of my closest friends committed suicide. It is reported that there is in the U.S.A. 30,000 suicides per year – that’s one suicide every minute.

I felt called to complete my online course Spiritual Solution for Depression Relief before this Holiday Season.

My husband and I are forever changed by the loss of our close, dear friend “John” to his committing suicide.

I still remember how John traveled for three hours just to hang out with our family. He had a therapist, a psychiatrist, and medication, and he was on a fitness program. We thought John was doing well. However, we had no idea that something was going on when John decided just to sit with us in our living room, instead of going out for a cup of coffee. In his own mind, John was actually saying goodbye to us. We didn’t know it at the time.

With this spiritual online course, I’m honoring John’s life by reaching out and taking action to provide people with what I’ve learned in my own experiences with spiritual elders, therapists, doctors, and my own spiritual practices. (I’m doing much better. Years ago I had multiple attempts at suicide but I have daily practices that support me now.)

It’s possible that with this online course Spiritual Solution for Depression Relief may be some of the best work I will ever offer this world.

Holiday Season Prayer

May you know the comfort of the Goddess
May you feel the strength of the God
You are not alone, support is near
To the Gods you are dear.

May this simple prayer give you strength during the dark times.

Here are some other resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233), 800-787-3224 (TTY) 800-942-6908 (Spanish)
  • Teen Hotline Covenant House NineLine: 800-999-9999
  • Grief Recovery Helpline: 800-445-4808

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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