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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How Witches Stay Calm While People Are Panicking Near Them

Would you like to return to the wisdom of Wicca during this troubling time?

Here are three insights to support you:

  1. Limit your exposure to panic-inducing input

Are you glued to the T.V. or your smartphone—watching people repeat over and over the terrible news about the coronavirus and plunging stock market?

Consider that you may feel better by limiting how much repetitive, stressful messages you’re hearing … all day long.

Imagine taking a break. Time to breathe in. Gently. In … and … out.

How about limiting your exposure to the news/social media to once per 4 hours?

I remember being in a relative’s house during the 911 Tragedies. After seeing a bit of news, I went upstairs and took a break. I’d check back 4 hours later.

Give yourself a well-deserved break.

The news is designed to keep you there through commercials. What seizes attention? Crisis, disaster, and agony.

Instead, Wiccans, when we pause, realize that the Gods have given us so many blessings. That’s right!—there is more to life than misery.

  1. Focus on the Gods for real safety

 “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” – Carl Rogers

The Gods love us. We have more than soap protecting us.

I realize that the good life is a process of turning my attention back to the Gods—over and over throughout the day.

Sure, one’s body may be hurt. But your soul, the divinity that the Gods put in you, that is the source of your true strength and your true peace.

Repeat to yourself—through the day—chants and prayers to the Gods. This is a real source of inner strength and real hope.

  1. Devote time to de-stress.

Every day, I take a walk with my sweetheart. We remind ourselves to connect with the blessings of the Gods. How? We say “Sky—tree.” That reminds us to look up and see the lovely sky and trees. Wiccans know that we are connected to the natural world. The trees are our friends.

May these insights support you during this intense time.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Handle Worry in the Age of the Coronavirus

 

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We, witches, have some tools to support us during this time of anxiety.

Here are three methods to support you.

  1. Make washing your hands a ritual

The World Health Organization and other health-related institutions emphasize washing your hands.

Many of us have heard: Sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice while you’re washing to clean your hands thoroughly.

We, witches, can substitute a chant or prayer that we recite in our mind—while washing your hands. Then you have the added benefit of connecting with the Gods.

  1. Get enough rest and recovery times

If you’re feeling run-down, you’re more susceptible to falling ill. Rest is the key to staying healthy. Sometimes, we are so busy that we forget to just take a break.

I schedule my time to go to sleep and my time to awaken. If I get knocked off schedule, I’ll take a nap when I can.

  1. Ask the Gods to help you shift out of worry, and ask Them to keep you safe.

It’s understandable that we feel anxiety rise every time we’re exposed to another broadcast news/social media mention of the latest statistics about people contracting the coronavirus.

I’ve noticed that I can shift out of the anxious feelings if I turn my mind to prayer or chanting to the Gods. It’s important that we don’t let ourselves stay stuck in worry-related thoughts. Such thoughts can make our adrenal glands overwork.

Paying attention to dire announcements all day long causes the stress hormone cortisol to be secreted—a lot. Too much cortisol can lead to health risks. It’s important to shift to inner peace. Turn to the Gods for help.

Prayer and meditation are good ways to ask the Gods for assistance. The Gods can help calm your anxiety and fear.

You can use this chant along with meditation.

Protection Chant

Lord and Lady
Protect me in my need
Keep me calm and at ease.
Let my fears be released
Help me know inner peace.
So Mote It Be.

May these methods support you at this time.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Take Care of Themselves When Feeling Overwhelmed

“I’ve had enough of this. My family and people at work are so hard to get along with. That’s it! I’m overwhelmed,” my friend, Janet, said.

This conversation stuck with me.

Someone new to Wicca asked me, “How does Wicca help you with daily life?”

I felt like saying, “I’ll tell you. Do you have an hour?”

I have three insights for when we’re dealing with feeling overwhelmed.

  1. Breathe

I’ve learned that belly breathing is truly supportive. When we’re overwhelmed, many of us breathe shallowly—up high in the chest. Breathing in deeply and having your belly area inflate is helpful. You can add the intention, “Goddess relaxes me.”

  1. Talk with the Gods about having “peace in the middle of the action”

Witches know that words have power. If you call something a crisis, then it feels worse. If you talk about being in a “vigorous time,” then it puts things into perspective. During meditation, I ask the Gods to help me find peace in the middle of my day. Saying in “the middle of the action” can come across as neutral. At least, you’re not adding words that make a situation feel like a disaster (when it’s really not that bad).

  1. Read a book or talk with a spiritual elder to get a new perspective

One time, I was reading about the Wheel of the Year, and I had the real impression that with the seasons, everything has its time and place. I could go through a tough season of planting. Eventually, I’ll get to the season of harvest.

May these insights help you take a breath, slow down for a bit and find your way.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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