How Witches Realize that it Doesn’t Always Require Struggle

“How is giving insulin injections to your diabetic cat going?” my friend, Sarah, asked.

“I’m so afraid he’s going to become scared of me. He’ll think, ‘She’s the one who keeps jabbing me with that pointed thing.’ And then he’ll run away from me,” I replied.

But then some days later, my cat somehow became accustomed to the situation. I’d give him the injection, and then I’d pet him. And, he would follow me upstairs for more special scratches on his head and behind his ears. Evidently, he would forgive me quickly.

By the way, with the insulin shots, he seemed to have become years younger – full of energy.

My point is: I had been so concerned about giving my cat insulin injections, I built up dread in my own feelings.

I’ve learned that some things do not require struggle.

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard …” – President John F. Kennedy

Have you noticed that some of us think that something is good and virtuous because it’s hard to do?

On the other hand, when you become used to it, having a meditation practice (of just 5 minutes a day) can become kind of easy.

And even giving insulin injections to my cat became kind of easy.

Here’s a prayer:

Goddess,
Free me from overvaluing struggle
Let the ease of life be revealed to me.
Like a new dawn’s brilliant light.
Like eagles gliding on wind.
I ask my heart You mend.
So Mote It Be.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with Someone Judges You Harshly Even When You’re Innocent

“It’s so unfair,” my friend, Marla, said.

“What is?” I asked, gently.

“My mother. Now that she’s older, she’s so bitter. And she’s blaming me for how the party turned out. You know it wasn’t my fault.”

“I do know that the vendor did something shady,” I said.

“Yeah. Tell that to my mother. No, forget that. She wouldn’t listen,” Marla said.

This is a real situation to bring to the Gods. When you know you’re innocent, but someone is harshly judging you–and they’re a family member, it’s really awful.

If you lose your calm, you’ll only make it worse. First, we need to realize that often, you can’t change the other person.

So, you need to “contain the damage.”

Don’t let that person run your life—when you’re not in their presence. It just wastes your time.

How can you feel better? Bring it to the Gods. Here is a prayer.

Prayer to the Gods

Lord and Lady see my true innocence.
Quiet my feelings of sorrow and anger
Towards those who have judged me.
Let me still have my voice and my mind clear.
Let me feel my True Self is always here.
See me through this dark time.
Let no tongues wag untruths about me.
Let the darkness of my mind flee.
Give me strength and set me free.
So Mote It Be.

May this prayer sustain you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Make a Choice Related to a Big Risk

“Take a new job? Start my own business? I don’t know what to do,” my friend, Alicia, said.

My first thought was about how people often think that a choice is “binary” – this or that – yes or no.

We had a good conversation that stayed with me.

Here are some insights when you face choices involving risk:

 

1.Consult an Elder

When taking a risk, consider seeking the counsel of an elder.

In many cases, if you talk with an appropriate elder, you’ll find someone who has walked the path before you.

(I will make an important distinction here: If you want to do a particular thing in the mundane world, choose an elder who has personally done such tasks.)

An appropriate elder has seen the road and the dangers ahead, and they can guide you on the correct path.

Witches honor the sage counsel of our elders. We see them as representing the Crone aspect of the Goddess. The Crone has wisdom and can help on the path before us.

 

2.Consult the Tarot or another Divination Tool

If you have a big choice with a significant risk attached, it is good to consult your divination tool. I have consulted my Tarot cards when I needed guidance on the path for my own choices.

 

3.Consult the Gods

You can ask the Gods for help in choosing to take the risk. Meditation is a good way to invite a conversation with your chosen Deity.

I ask the Goddess for help often in meditation and in prayer.

You can ask: “If it’s best for me to choose ‘A’, let me see a _____.”

You can suggest a timetable like: “If the answer is ‘A,’ may I see three blue cars this afternoon.”

Here is a prayer for asking for the Gods’ guidance:

 

Guidance Prayer

May my choice be clear.

Let me not fear,

for the Gods are always near.

So Mote it Be.

 

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,

Moonwater

How Wiccans Build Courage

Some years ago, I faced the week before I was to give my first workshop. I was a wreck. Have you ever faced something that scared you, and you felt like it was coming for you—like a train with teeth?

No matter what, I was going to give that workshop. What if the attendees didn’t like the material? What if they didn’t like me giving the workshop? What if—?!

Recently, I was talking to a friend. The subjects included fear, the Goddess and what makes a good life.

I shared, “I’ve learned that even when my depression symptoms make my experiences ‘gray’, there were moments when the sun shone through. These times were when I faced fear and went forward. These were moments when I stretched, and I grew. I felt that I had, even briefly, connected with life.”

She said, “Yeah, I see that. But those moments, when I need courage, are still tough.”

A Prayer for When You Need Courage

Have you been in situations when you felt, “If only I had some confidence—some courage”?

Prayer for Courage

Eyes clenched in fear,
I want to feel You Near.
Goddess show me the light,
Lend me some of Your might.
Eyes once shut now opened wide,
To see You, Goddess, on my side.
Worry go, and fade away,
Confidence now—Goddess have Your say.
As I So Will, So Mote It Be.

May this prayer support you as you engage life with courage and hope.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Goddess Says, “It’s Okay to Be Human”

Are you hurting?

Here is some good news—some comforting news: Goddess is with you through your entire journey.

“I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.” – Doreen Valiente (speaking in the voice of the Goddess—from The Charge of the Goddess)

The last part of the above quote has a couple of meanings to me. “I am that which is attained at the end of desire” implies that the Goddess’s love is what you receive at the end of your life. I believe we go to the Summerlands at the end of this life. You get to rest and enjoy time with your family and friends. The Gods will be there to give you love and support.

Another meaning is that the “end of desire” is actually a revelation that it is Goddess’s love that we really want. By this I mean, that what we want, including inner peace, joy, fun and comfort, are all manifestations of Goddess’s love. One of my friends recently bought a high-end, new car. What did he want? Some form of fulfillment. A car or a hug is just an expression of the blessings from Goddess. We notice that the car or a hug opens the door to good feelings.

Here is a prayer for times when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

A Prayer

Lord and Lady
Give me strength
To be compassionate to myself.
From that well may I draw
The love of the Gods to
Persevere on my path
And be kind to others.

 So Mote It Be.


May this prayer empower you to joy and fulfillment,

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Wiccans Use Self-care to Enhance Their Lives

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What do you want? You can discover how Wicca is a powerful tool for transforming your life. It turns out that Wicca and self-care are closely related. Now, we’ll look at modes in which Wicca can help you manifest the best in life:

         1. Body
Wicca teaches us that our body is a temple. Many Wiccans decorate their body-temple with makeup, dyed hair, and tattoos. Still, a vital way to care for our temple is with conscious choices about what we put inside our body.

Think about what you eat, drink and breathe. Many Wiccans avoid taking various drugs because of potential damage to their sacred body.

Related to what we eat, I’m currently being careful about my nutrition. I only eat what comes from the womb and from the ground. That is, I avoid processed foods. In this way, I’ve dropped 17 lbs. of excess body weight. Yes, I’m rather delighted about that!

Eating natural fruits, veggies and proteins keeps your body in good working order.

Making good choices and taking care with what you eat demonstrate love for your body.

Let’s not forget exercise. Make it simple. I walk at least one hour each day. Exercise and good nutrition keep your body tuned and help you build energy for spells.

Taking a simple walk in nature (even a local park) can enhance your health. Being in nature is being in “church” for us, Wiccans. When we surround ourselves with flora and fauna, we experience the heightened presence of the God and Goddess.

         2. Mind
Wiccans care for their mind through meditation. Meditation assists us to practice focus, which is necessary for successful spells. My meditation practice has nurtured my growth in ways that I could not imagine. Meditation even helped me leave an abusive marriage.

Consider adding meditation (even just five minutes a day) to enhance your life.

         3. Spirit
Through taking action to conduct rituals and other Wiccan practices, we evolve spiritually. Doing magick for our own personal change creates transformation within our spirit.

What does taking care of our spirit mean? It means doing actions like meditating, holding circle, and conducting rituals. Then what happens? You become closer to the God and Goddess. You learn the lessons you came here to learn. The God and Goddess can more easily guide you. How? You have lifted yourself up to a higher level through your conscientious efforts with Wiccan practices. God and Goddess can guide us to the answers we seek.

Remember, Wiccan practices are tied with good self-care. As you get stronger and healthier, you also empower yourself as a witch.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


 

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