How Witches Connect with the Feeling of Wonder and Awe

“Oh, I don’t want to turn into my mother,” my friend, Anna, said.

“Anything in particular?” I asked.

“She’s so bitter. I even think she’s bored,” Anna replied.

During our conversation, I found myself thinking about a central choice we can make: fall into bitterness or stay open to new possibilities in life.

Here are three helpful insights:

  1. Looking at nature brings you in connection with the Gods

When I feel down and even feel a little bitter about life, I look to nature to reconnect with the Gods. When I look at a tree, I don’t just see a tree. I see a fellow being, traveling on this plane of existence.

It’s like a big neon sign saying that the Gods are here. They embrace me in feeling awe.

Think about it. Look at a leaf on a tree. It has a vascular system where nutrients flow into the tree. Each cell is working in harmony with the others, just like cells function in our own bodies. It is the blueprint of life; it is the blueprint of the Gods.

The tree is of the Gods. You and I are of the Gods.

  1. Listening to Music opens moments of connection

Take a moment to recall your favorite song or tune. Perhaps, this music fills you with energy or it’s just so beautiful that it takes you to a fragile moment.

We notice that music can invoke feelings of wonder, joy, sorrow, awe and more. When I listen to my favorite artists, they create a whole palette of feelings to paint my soul with. Such tones inspire an orgasmic plethora of emotions. With music, you can flow with the ecstasy of the God and Goddess.

  1. Opening the Door to Your Intuitive Flow

As an artist, I find that flow, is the Gods expressing joy through me. That sacred connection is the God and Goddess expressing Their life force through me.

Even if you do not call yourself an artist, you are creating every day. You create a flow of activities. You find some way to fit in people you care about while you fulfill the obligations you have. You create and participate in life.

You even create the situations that bring you some good feelings—perhaps, pulling together a good mix of friends for an enjoyable meal. Notice that when you make space for your intuitive flow, the Gods guide you with gentle nudges.

May these ideas open new pathways for you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Find the Gods Within

On a camping trip with friends, I had a surprising, spiritual experience. One afternoon, I told my friends that I was going to take about an hour to have quiet time by myself. I walked about fifty yards away from our campsite. Alone, I heard a gentle rustle of trees in a gentle breeze. As I sat in a beautiful grove of redwood trees, I decided to talk to higher power (I was not Wiccan yet.) So, I quieted myself down, breathed in the mossy fragrance in the nice cool air, and put out my intention. Then … I felt this Presence. In my mind, I could sense the presence of The Horned Lord.

I wasn’t expecting this at all. I wasn’t afraid. All I felt was compassion and love.

Are you intrigued about having a direct experience of the Deity?

Here are three key practices to help you approach and achieve this connection.

  1. Meditation

Meditation can bring us down deep to our inner world. We can explore the workings of our subconscious mind. Through that door, we can meet the God and the Goddess. In Doreen Valiente’s Charge of the Goddess, she writes in the voice of the Goddess and says,

And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not, unless thou know this mystery: that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.

In this excerpt of The Charge, we find a key insight: We find the Goddess and the God within ourselves. And the tool witches use to go within is meditation.

  1. Diet

Having a healthy body is also important to help find the Gods within ourselves. Eating from and of the Earth is the healthiest way to do this. I have written on this with my book, Goddess Style Weight Loss   I also offer a modest priced (during Udemy’s discount hours) online course Goddess Style Weight Loss at Udemy.com.

When you eat in a mindful way and do the rituals I share in my online course, you enhance your personal energy. This is a great way to facilitate how you connect closely with the Gods.

  1. Exercise

Did you know that a fit body helps one meditate? How? Sometimes, we get distracted and forget that having a healthy circulation system assists in brain health.

Wiccans know that having a fit body can create a lot more energy than the feeble attempts with an ill body. Our body is a temple to the God and the Goddess. Having it in good running order honors Them. And eating healthy food and getting appropriate exercise is part of having a fit body.

I’m using the words fit body with care. Wiccans know that having a model’s body (significantly thin with ribs showing) does not equate to health.

Our body is our vehicle. We keep it tuned up for our travels to the Gods.

May these insights be helpful for your journey.

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 Deal with Having No Choices

“I have no choice about this,” my friend, Steve, said.

I immediately thought, Is that true? Does he have no choices?

Maybe you’ve been in a similar situation when you wanted to offer some ideas to a friend, but you could feel it … the friend just wanted to vent. They were not open to hearing new or different ideas.

The good news is that we can turn to the Gods when we, personally, feel confused or feel that we have no choices.

Here are three helpful insights:

  1. Invite the Gods to reveal your hidden choices.

Say a prayer and ask the Gods, “Please reveal to me some positive choices I have that seem hidden to me now.”

You can also use a divination tool like a pendulum or Tarot Cards. Ask the Gods to guide you while using the tool.

How to Use a Pendulum

You’ll use a chain with a stone attached at the end. Hold the end of the chain and have the stone (crystal, precious metals, etc.) dangle over a sheet of paper with your two choices inscribed.

Loop the chain over your middle finger. Hold still. Declare that if the appropriate choice is “A,” then the stone will rock vertically (flowing toward your abdomen and away). Also, declare if the correct choice is “B,” then the stone will rock horizontally. Ask the Gods to show you the correct answer. Hold still and see what answer you get.

  1. Invite the Gods to strengthen you when it is a tough but valuable choice.

The Gods care about you. They know of the path you need to tread. It may not be the path that is easy, and it may not be the path that you preferred.

However, it’s the path that calls you—if you can hear it. Ask the Gods to strengthen you and to remove distractions so you can hear the call of the path aligned with your destiny.

It’s important to walk your Destiny Path for your own personal growth. We have lessons here during this incarnation.

  1. Invite the Gods to walk with you.

Invite the Gods to support you and walk with you on your True Path. You can do this through prayer, ritual, or simply by talking (in your mind) to the Gods. Consider taking a walk in nature and enjoying such an internal conversation with the Gods. Ask what you need to learn on this journey. Ask Them to clarify your answer. Additionally, you can ask the Gods to move any obstacle out of your way.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Witches, Transform Your Inner Critic into Your Inner Helper

Does your Inner Critic ride shotgun? Do you wish your Inner Critic would just shut up and take the backseat for a change?

What if that’s not the whole story and not the good story?

Have you thought about what purpose your Inner Critic might serve?
Your Inner Critic is trying to keep you safe.

Let’s say someone has the thought to take a leap over a crevasse. The Inner Critic yells, “Noooooooo!”

Your Inner Critic is there to save you when you want to try stupid stuff.

However, the Inner Critic can assume too much power. You may want to take an appropriate risk—like giving a speech or asking for a promotion.

We, witches, even have new levels in our magickal life to explore.

So, how do we transform the Inner Critic into our Inner Helper?

Three Steps to Transform Your Inner Critic

  • Thank the Inner Critic for trying to protect you.

When you thank your Inner Critic, you get it to quiet down. That’s good because you avoid the Inner Critic renewing its resistance and interference.

  • Take the Inner Critic’s fear and turn it around into a positive action.

Perhaps, your Inner Critic says something limiting like: “You’re no good at learning new things. Do NOT even try to do a new spell.”

You could turn this around into a phrase like: “I’m learning new things. It is okay for me to try a new spell.”

Additionally, you can seek mentors to support you in your new learning.

  • Invite Goddess to Help You

Now, ask the Goddess to help you with your chosen new action. You can say, “Goddess help me do [positive action.]”

For example, you might say, “Goddess help me to learn this new spell.”

May you experience times when your Inner Critic transforms into your Inner Helper.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Tame Your Inner Critic: A Wiccan Perspective

Ever find that your Inner Critic beats you up emotionally?

Some of us ask, “What’s an Inner Critic?” That’s the part of you that won’t give you a break. Instead of saying, “You made a mistake,” the Inner Critic says, “What the hell is the matter with you?”

The Inner Critic is a voice inside you that kicks you when you’re down.

Here is a Self-Affirmation Chant to help you exert your inner power.

Self-Affirmation Chant

Inner critic, listen up,
You don’t think I make the cut.
Listen now and listen good,
Just stop pushing “should.”
I silence you from ruining my day,
Now my Higher Spirit has the last say.
Confidence and good thoughts surround me,
As I so will, So Mote it Be.

May you guide your Inner Critic to quiet down.
Demote the Inner Critic to just a member of your committee of voices in your thoughts.
Invite the Gods to enhance the power of your Higher Spirit.

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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