How Witches Uncover the Real Secret

Recently, I was studying The Charge of The Goddess, written by Doreen Valiente—in the voice of the Goddess.

“And thou who thinkest to seek for Me [the Goddess], 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.” – Doreen Valiente writing in the voice of the Goddess

The above quote seized my attention. Why? Because the Gods are not separate from us. The God and Goddess are inside of us. Divinity is inside us.

So, if we’re feeling alone or afraid, we’re distracted from the essential truth that the Goddess wants us to know: She can be found within us. And Goddess Has Your Back.

I’ve found, many times, that when I’m meditating, I connect with the Goddess. At that moment, it’s a relief! It’s a connectedness.

One thing I’ve learned about meditation is: We need to practice. It’s like making a path in the jungle. The more you walk the path, the more you make it clear and unobstructed.

When you meditate often or blaze the trail often, it’s easier to connect with the Gods.

Witches know that the Real Secret is: Pursuing everything on the outside is not going to yield the peace you desire on the inside. So, go within … meditate.

May your path be unobstructed.

Blessed Be,
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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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Don’t Psyche Yourself Out Related to Magick

Looking shaken, my friend, Tracey, walked up to me.

“My prosperity spell went upside down. I even lost money,” she said.

I put my hand on her shoulder. “I hear you,” I began. This was the start of a valuable conversation about magick and avoiding the mistake of psyching yourself out.

Here are three insights:

  1. Beware of getting stuck in “I wonder if this will work?”

You probably have had an experience when you were focused and in the moment. It can happen while playing cards or in a basketball game. People say, “I just kept winning over and over.”

That’s a great state of being to be in. That’s the opposite of being psyched out.

We can psyche ourselves out related to magick when we let the idea “I wonder if this will work?” to take over. Doubt kills magick. If you doubt yourself and your capabilities, this will affect the power of your ritual. When you doubt, you put up a wall between you and what you desire. You’re sabotaging your own efforts.

The solutions for this situation include—first, devote meditation sessions in which you imagine and experience your goal as having already come true. Second, work with an elder. Perhaps, start small, and you’ll develop some evidence that you are getting better with magick. An elder can lead you through exercises.

  1. Don’t tell others about your magick

Watch out that people can fill you with doubt because doing effective magick is completely outside their understanding. They may fear the process you’re in. Some people even mock what they don’t understand. Additionally, doubters can block your magick with their negative energy.

  1. Beware of the psyche out element of making you feel small and powerless

When I looked up details about psyche out, I came across a story about a boxer who uses belittling taunts to psyche out his opponent. It bothers me to say: part of me, the Inner Critic, psyched me out several times.

At least now, I’m paying attention. When I have psyche out thoughts or doubt-filled thoughts, I pause and look for a positive thought to hold front and center. For example, when I had a big disaster with a hard drive (I must have brushed a trouble-making key), I shifted away from “I’m an idiot!” to “It was an accident. I’ll check cnet.com for recovery software.”

Similarly, you can choose your own positive thought to hold front and center.

May these insights help you along your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Change for the Better

“Oh, dear Gods, I’m an idiot!” I said. Out loud. Why? Because I had tried to reformat a thumb drive, but I possibly brushed a key and … The computer reformatted the main hard drive!

Disaster. Years of data gone!

Instantly, I was absolutely furious with myself.

Later, after calming down and beginning a 26-hour ordeal of working to get some of my data back, I thought about how I’d like to change for the better. I’d like to stop beating myself up emotionally.

Have you thought about how you could do better if you could make a healthy change?

I went on a quest to learn about change.

These two quotes seized my attention:

“The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.” – Carl Jung

“… let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.” – Doreen Valiente writing in the voice of the Goddess—in The Charge of The Goddess

I had a couple of insights about changing for the better.

  1. Develop Calm Acceptance

At a certain point, after the hard drive disaster happened, I shifted to a moment when I told myself, “It’s gone. All I can do is recover what I can.” From this moment, I experienced a bit of calm acceptance. Then, I started to methodically lookup on cnet.com the possible software program I could get to recover the data.

  1. Pray to the Gods

I prayed, “Dear Gods, help me find a way to recover the data. Stay with me through the process.” The Goddess talks about combinations like “honor and humility.” I’m reminded of how we can all make mistakes, and compassion is necessary.

I also learned something else. It’s good to develop a “Big Trouble Tool Kit.” Recently, I was reflecting on this situation, and I realized that I didn’t think to do a Candle Lighting Ritual. It would have been good for me to have something written down. It reminds me of “In case of fire, break glass.”

So, in case of big trouble, here is a Candle Lighting Ritual Prayer:

Dear Gods, I feel devastated.
Guide me on the path to calm acceptance.
Guide me to take appropriate actions
For a better outcome than I can see now.
Thank You.
So Mote It Be.

May this process support you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Step Away from Self-loathing

Can you relate to this? At 8 years old, I was a little girl tormented by my brother (three years older), while my parents ignored the situation. No one was protecting me. What was my reaction? I hated myself. I hated that I was small, weak and the object of abuse. I was upset, and I had no where to send it. So, I turned the anger in on myself.

Have you experienced self-loathing?

In my late teens, I found the Craft. I realized that the Gods loved me. If I was worthy of Their Love, I could love myself, too.

A Profound Shift from Self-Loathing

Consider making a daily list of three things you’re grateful for. Many people find that they can shift from one perception to another—if they make the choice again and again.

You might write:

I am thankful for my sense of humor.
I am thankful for my family and friends.
I am grateful for listening to music.

A Ritual to Shift Out of Self-Loathing

What you will need:

  • One pink candle
  • Straight pins
  • Tray or container to place the candle in
  • Candleholder
  • List of things you are grateful for
  • Bay leaf oil (You can use olive oil if you have none)
  • Dragons blood incense
  • And your magickal tools

Begin by casting your Circle.

Bless and consecrate the items you will be using.

Dress your candle (rub from tip to base of the candle, using the oil).

One by one take a pin and say out loud the blessing you are grateful for. Press the pin into the candle. (you can use the working candle’s flame to heat the pins, so they go in easier.

Put the candle in its holder on the tray.

Light the candle and say:

Pins, pins all around,
Pins, pins fall to the ground.
Thank you, Gods, for my good fortune.
Dear Gods release me from self-loathing.
Help me know my divine value.
Help me walk in gratitude on my path.
As I so will, So Mote It Be!

Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.

Close your Circle.

[Special note: Let the candle burn completely, and do not leave a burning candle unattended.]

May this ritual support you to feel better—at least for moments every day.

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 Integrate Ritual in Their Lives

Casting Circle
Have you found that feeling tired—or having no extra time—has kept you from doing ritual?

We, Wiccans, know about holding an Esbat ritual during the full moon each month.

We also have the Sabbats that occur at specific times. They follow the Wheel of the Year.

Here’s a real solution. Connect your moments of worship of the God and Goddess with something you do as a natural part of the day.

For example, I have a friend who does daily exercises. Just before he begins his back-stretching exercises, he says, “Thank you, God and Goddess.” It just takes a moment. He tells me that it blesses his life.

You can use a ritual of massaging your feet with oil while you say a prayer of thanks—before you go to sleep for the night.

Here is a prayer you can use just before you brush your teeth in the morning.

Prayer of “Thank You for This Day”

Bless me, Goddess, this day
Guide me on my way
May I stay on the path
And grow in the Craft
May I express my best
‘Til night when I rest.
Thank you, Goddess.
So Mote It Be.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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