The Wiccan Secret to Really Enjoying Your Life

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Ever hear someone say something that just sticks with you?

A mentor of mine said, “If you don’t devote yourself to the seasons in your life, you could let yourself fall into needless misery.”

At the time, I thought I got what he meant. Since that time, some other ideas have risen in my thoughts.

The Time of Harvest Is Here

As witches know, now is the season of harvest. Mabon just passed, and we are reaping the bounty of the earth with all its produce. But it’s not just the bounty of the earth that we can be harvesting at this time.

A number of Wiccans I know sowed magick spells at earlier times this year. It’s as if the multiple sessions of doing spells were like tending one’s garden. Wiccans traditionally start in the Spring and work on our magickal goals at that time. Working and watching until Fall, we see how all our hard work pays off.

Recently, I have been doing just that, harvesting. I’ve experienced a major shift personally, and it has invigorated how I serve others, too.

January 1st, I started a new lifestyle with how I eat, connect with the Goddess and let go of excess weight. I let go of 36.8 lbs. permanently and this journey inspired my book this year titled Goddess Style Weight Loss.

Later, I was up to 40 lbs. dropped from my body. And I realized that many of my circle would do even better with 5 weeks of support through my having an Online Course “Goddess Style Weight Loss.”

Here’s a Secret: Start where you are. Start with what your heart and what the Gods call you to do.

On January 1st, I just focused on opening a new chapter of life for me—for my own health. Now, God and Goddess are guiding me to expand how I help others.

What About You? What New Chapter Awaits You in Life?

Let’s come back to the idea of seasons. January was not a season for me to consider new projects. January was the season for me to take care of my health. Realize there are seasons in which we sow seeds, tend the garden, and later enjoy the harvest. Certainly, you’ll need to plant for new growth at some point, too.

Sadness and Feeling of Depression without Your Passion

Perhaps, you’re in a season in which sadness feelings are more visible.

Some people make their lives tougher. How? They have a lamentable story: “Oh, I don’t feel passion in my life. Passion is for other people. You know—all those movie stars, best-selling authors, business people. I’m just somebody who’s trying to get through the day.”

It’s just a story, my friend.

Reach out to the God and Goddess. You do not need to make a production of it. The God and Goddess greet you in whatever season you find yourself in.

An important point: Your Seasons may not follow the calendar year.

The God and Goddess guided me this year.

Some years ago, I didn’t know the God and Goddess. My depression symptoms ran my life. I had no passion. I was unhappy and lost in my emotions. Having nothing to reach for, I spiraled and sank deeper into the land of sadness, loneliness, and self-hate.

Then, I began a process of studying books on Wicca, meditating and conducting ritual as a solitary witch. Things shifted into a higher gear when I joined a coven.

You see, I am passionate about my relationship with the God and Goddess. They are now such an intricate part of my life. When I found the Gods, things changed. And I started to sow new life into my existence.

Having some passion in my life kept me from spiraling out of control.

I invite you to dive in and engage with your Wiccan practice. Find some passion for yourself.

 

Happiness Can Rise At Any Time – It’s Not Like Waiting for Summer

Remember as a child being desperate for the school year to end? Come on, Summer! Twenty minutes left of the last class. What’s wrong with that clock! The big hand is not moving!

Some of us live as if happiness is this unknown island in the mist of the future.

What is happiness? Surely, it’s different for different people.

I’ve learned, for me, it’s appreciating some cozy moments of each day.

Perhaps, the problem is: Many of us are looking for a fictional time when everything goes smoothly.

Instead …

A friend shared with me a quote:

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

I invite you to reach to the God and Goddess and to develop more happy moments in each day.

The God and Goddess give us all sorts of opportunities throughout the whole year. So, don’t be shy on grabbing them. Keep in mind that the Gods are helping you by offering you opportunities to grow. Also, some opportunities don’t look like opportunities. Then come in the clothes of trouble or even hardship. But they will help you grow.

Remember, each of us lives in seasons: time to sow, to tend the garden, and to enjoy the harvest.

So, don’t let opportunities slip away. Grab them!

Grab them and follow your bliss.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

P.S. It is with gratitude for Goddess that I now offer Goddess Style Weight Loss Online Course. See this 1.3 min video.

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You will learn to provide yourself with comfort in ways that connect you with Goddess. You will transform your journey so you let go of “being big” to be safe. Moonwater writes: “I’ve learned that as I take better care of myself and I connect with God and Goddess, I do NOT need the extra weight to feel safe.”

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Be a Wiccan Badass: Become More Confident and Unleash Your Inner Power

As a Wiccan I found this an inspiring read. Written in a way that makes it accessible to everyone irrespective of their current knowledge. – Shona Cathro

 

 

Goddess Reveals Your Enchanted Light: Peace, Prosperity, Possibility Along Your Wiccan Path

I don’t generally write reviews on books I’ve read…but this time i feel lead to. This book spoke volumes to me, as if the author knew exactly where I’m coming from and what I’m struggling with. It’s not often a book can make me cry, but this one did by making me see the many blocks I’ve put up in my life. I knew they were there, but I’ve gotten skilled at pretending they’re not. Thank you for helping me see I’m not some freak because of circumstances throughout my life that have caused the blocks, and that i need to stop hiding from or burying them and face them one step at a time. – Crystal Sparks

 

Real Magick

Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace

This book is a must have for all of those starting out on the spiritual path of Wicca and for all of those who are just looking for some light and love in their life. MoonWater SilverClaw uses her knowledge of Wicca and her personal experiences to not only teach the Law of Attraction in a clear manner but to help you use the Law of Attraction to better your life.

Through simple guided meditations and tips on living a happy healthy life this book takes you on a journey that will teach you how to love yourself, better your self image, and rid yourself of the negative energies that prevent you from reaching your goals.

This book covers many wonderful topics that will teach you basic magical practices as well as the theory and idea of “like attracts like” From setting up an alter to casting a circle and how to perform and find the magick that you are seeing in your life this book has so much to offer.

MoonWater SilverClaw is truly an inspirational writer for a newer generation of Wiccans and those seeking to use the natural energies of the earth to make changes in their life. Her writing style speaks from the heart because she has been where the reader is, she has used these techniques and steps to better her own life and now she is helping the reader use the Law of Attraction to better theirs – Amazon Customer

 

Goddess Has Your Back

Goddess Has Your Back: How Wicca Can Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem and Make Your Life Magickal

This is an absolute gem for the witch with issues. Rituals for things like self-esteem are something i have never seen before. Moonwater’s writing is engrossing and draws the reader in. I am a witch with PTSD M.S. and other issues and this book made me feel hopeful and capable. – t’air

 

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Embrace Wicca, Become Strong, Be at Peace with Yourself and the World Around You

Ms. SilverClaw has written a book that is really great for the beginner wanting to learn about Wiccan or wants to start practicing the art of Wicca. I found this book wonderful, easy to read, and extremely helpful and informative. It covers everything from what Wicca is, the history of Wicca and how Wicca became misassociated with evil, along with how Wicca can help/save people’s lives. Ms. SilverClaw also discusses practicing Wicca either in a Coven or Solo, and all the things you need in order to have in order to perform your ceremony, and she explains what each item means. She explains how to create spells and gives examples to use, and explains the pitfalls of creating certain types of spells. Ms. SilverClaw has truly created a book that is a cast all net the seems to cover everything that I needed to know to begin practicing Wicca. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for their first book on the topic and wants to start practicing the art of Wicca or is just curious about the topic. This is truly a Must Have book. – Tamra L. Shipman

 

 

Goddess Walks Beside You: How You Can Listen, Learn and Enjoy the Wiccan Path

This is a terrific book! It is like talking to the author over a cup of tea like one of the bloggers says. –  Kitri

 

 

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Keep from Spiraling Down into a Low Mood – A Wiccan Solution

“Are you keeping up? Look what the administration is doing that’s hurting Mother Earth!” my friend, Jeff, said. “I can’t help it. With looking at the world and how I’m getting pushed around at work, my mood is lower than low. I’ve hit bottom.”

Perhaps, you can relate to Jeff’s concerns.

Have you ever woken up in the morning and just didn’t want to face the day and all its problems?

Maybe you’re emotionally exhausted. A number of my Wiccan friends say, “Every time I see any broadcast news, I feel drained.”

Are you feeling sad? Feeling sad is normal. A rough day or a rough patch of life can inspire sad feelings. We are not going to try to put a bow or happy face on feeling sad. The idea is: You can experience some sadness and then, at times, shift into another state of being.

Three Steps to Help You Climb Out of a Low Mood

  1. Listen to Music – Chant – Sing

A big depression symptom that can knock me down is: Feeling that I have no energy. Sure, I know that if I could get myself to a coffee shop and sit with a friend, we’d have a good time talking. But the problem is that I feel that I have no energy. I’m having trouble getting out of bed.

What can we do?

Listen to music. In three clicks or less, you’re listening to music. You could sing along.

Or you could do a bit of personal chanting or singing. You don’t have to have great talent to do this. Just light a candle and express yourself. It helps.

The point is that music can lessen the burdens in your heart.

While listening to your preferred music, you could dance! Moving your body helps get the blood flowing and can shake out a bad mood.

Consider taking a walk while chanting, humming, or singing.

  1. Meditate or Pray (Talk to the God and Goddess)

A version of an old phrase is: “When you meditate, you listen to Deity. When you pray, you talk to Deity.”

Many of us Wiccans choose to connect with the Goddess. We pick a God or Goddess with whom we resonate.

Certain types of meditation can also help you beat a bad mood. Especially if you’re subject to self-deprecating thoughts.

However, some people have hesitations about meditation. They find it tough to sit in silence with their thoughts. Is that you?

My mother has to have the T.V. on as soon as she gets up until bedtime. Why? Because she desperately does not want to have silence and hear her own thoughts. She is so unhappy that staying in her own thoughts troubles her greatly. She needs a pacifier of the T.V. to distract her from her thoughts.

A Solution If You’re Afraid of Disturbing Thoughts During Meditation

Focus on a phrase that uplifts your heart. I use this phrase: “I am the Gods’ Love; I am the Gods’ Light.” I use this phrase for a mantra.

  1. Call Appropriate Friends – Get Outside

I’ve heard friends who deal with depression-symptoms say, “I’m a real actor. I pretend that I’m okay when I feel horrible.” So, at times, it feels like we can’t call people because we’re afraid of “bringing them down, too.”

Think about which friend is someone you don’t have to pretend with. Talking with a good friend can reduce stress and, for females especially, can create oxytocin, known as the bonding hormone. This hormone helps you feel safe and bonded into your personal community.

Wiccans need our community to feel heard and to feel we have a common identity. Talking to people in our personal witch/pagan community can lift your mood.

Wiccans talking and listening to each other is vital because there are times when some of us may be targeted with disdain or even hate. Find someone who will support you.

I’ve noticed that it is good to realize that you can have different “levels” of friends. Some friends are stronger and closer. They can be good listeners to your difficulties. They can give you the support you need. And they are there when you need them.

Also, just getting out of your home into the sun may be just what you need. Especially during the dark half of the year. Get some fresh air, and it’s better with a friend than without.

 ** Depression Symptoms Can Be an Alert to Other States of Being – Clinical Depression and S.A.D.

Those of us who deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) find that this requires treatments like light therapy (phototherapy), psychotherapy and medications. Those who deal with SAD need to check with medical professionals.

The Mayo Clinic reports: “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.”

There are other forms of depression, too. In these cases, you need to consult medical professionals for help.

About Clinical Depression

Every day, I deal with the symptoms of clinical depression. The Mayo Clinic reports:
“Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.”

A “Combination Approach” to Dealing with Symptoms of Clinical Depression

I deal with all of the above problems. I have been fighting for decades to keep myself alive and well.

I’ve seen it in the eyes of people who are free of symptoms. It’s as if they’re saying, “Oh, you’re feeling sad. Just buck up and carry on!” These people are uniformed about the reality of clinical depression. I can describe it as trying to climb a mountain and you only have one pint of blood in your body. You have no energy, no resources … and at times, no hope. Oh—and don’t forget the associated anxiety!

I have used a Combination Approach to survive and thrive. I was lucky that I was diagnosed early in my life. An effective combination of medication and doctor/ psychiatrist /therapy and the God and Goddess has helped significantly in my life.

With the Gods on my side helping me, I’m leading a better life.

*  *  *

In summary, I’ve shared three methods so you can shift from a low mood. The goal is not to attempt to avoid all low moods. That’s not possible. The idea is to, perhaps, shift sooner out of a low mood.

Additionally, I suggest that you consider using a calendar to schedule your meditation (perhaps, make it daily?). Also, call appropriate friends and create reoccurring times to get together. Maybe, you’ll set up a weekly girls/bros night out.

As Wiccans we do well to schedule time for meditation, prayer and ritual to connect with the God and Goddess. Remember, They want to support you. The God and Goddess are there waiting to share Their wisdom and comfort with you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


 

Looking for gifts?

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See my designs at Redbubble. For more of Moonwater SilverClaw, consider some of her books:

Be a Wiccan Badass: Become More Confident and Unleash Your Inner Power

As a Wiccan I found this an inspiring read. Written in a way that makes it accessible to everyone irrespective of their current knowledge. – Shona Cathro

 

 

Goddess Reveals Your Enchanted Light: Peace, Prosperity, Possibility Along Your Wiccan Path

I don’t generally write reviews on books I’ve read…but this time i feel lead to. This book spoke volumes to me, as if the author knew exactly where I’m coming from and what I’m struggling with. It’s not often a book can make me cry, but this one did by making me see the many blocks I’ve put up in my life. I knew they were there, but I’ve gotten skilled at pretending they’re not. Thank you for helping me see I’m not some freak because of circumstances throughout my life that have caused the blocks, and that i need to stop hiding from or burying them and face them one step at a time. – Crystal Sparks

 

Real Magick

Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace

This book is a must have for all of those starting out on the spiritual path of Wicca and for all of those who are just looking for some light and love in their life. MoonWater SilverClaw uses her knowledge of Wicca and her personal experiences to not only teach the Law of Attraction in a clear manner but to help you use the Law of Attraction to better your life.

Through simple guided meditations and tips on living a happy healthy life this book takes you on a journey that will teach you how to love yourself, better your self image, and rid yourself of the negative energies that prevent you from reaching your goals.

This book covers many wonderful topics that will teach you basic magical practices as well as the theory and idea of “like attracts like” From setting up an alter to casting a circle and how to perform and find the magick that you are seeing in your life this book has so much to offer.

MoonWater SilverClaw is truly an inspirational writer for a newer generation of Wiccans and those seeking to use the natural energies of the earth to make changes in their life. Her writing style speaks from the heart because she has been where the reader is, she has used these techniques and steps to better her own life and now she is helping the reader use the Law of Attraction to better theirs – Amazon Customer

 

Goddess Has Your Back

Goddess Has Your Back: How Wicca Can Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem and Make Your Life Magickal

This is an absolute gem for the witch with issues. Rituals for things like self-esteem are something i have never seen before. Moonwater’s writing is engrossing and draws the reader in. I am a witch with PTSD M.S. and other issues and this book made me feel hopeful and capable. – t’air

 

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Embrace Wicca, Become Strong, Be at Peace with Yourself and the World Around You

Ms. SilverClaw has written a book that is really great for the beginner wanting to learn about Wiccan or wants to start practicing the art of Wicca. I found this book wonderful, easy to read, and extremely helpful and informative. It covers everything from what Wicca is, the history of Wicca and how Wicca became misassociated with evil, along with how Wicca can help/save people’s lives. Ms. SilverClaw also discusses practicing Wicca either in a Coven or Solo, and all the things you need in order to have in order to perform your ceremony, and she explains what each item means. She explains how to create spells and gives examples to use, and explains the pitfalls of creating certain types of spells. Ms. SilverClaw has truly created a book that is a cast all net the seems to cover everything that I needed to know to begin practicing Wicca. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for their first book on the topic and wants to start practicing the art of Wicca or is just curious about the topic. This is truly a Must Have book. – Tamra L. Shipman

 

 

Goddess Walks Beside You: How You Can Listen, Learn and Enjoy the Wiccan Path

This is a terrific book! It is like talking to the author over a cup of tea like one of the bloggers says. –  Kitri

 

 

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Experience Freedom Through The Power of Forgiving Yourself

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“You need to forgive yourself,” my new therapist says. Nice words, I think. How am I supposed to do that?

I have been through many hours of therapy. I’ve experienced hours of meditation.

Here I’m going to talk about the truth and the reality of Forgiving Yourself.

Why do you need to forgive yourself?

Because feeling guilty and blaming yourself is a damn prison. I know this prison well. At times, I have been mad at myself for somehow allowing others to harm me. How can you hold a 10 year old little girl responsible for being held underwater by her sadistic 13 year old brother?!

Still, in later years, I had an abusive husband who had a hold on me until Wicca saved my life.

I’ve been furious with myself for “being a victim.” I’ve said, “I know it is not my fault.” But deep down I still felt it was my fault. I let it happen. I gave certain people power over me. I did this.

Whenever I go to this dark place, my heart bleeds tears of sorrow.

All of this self-blame and failing to forgive ourselves is a crime we are committing against ourselves.

Before I go further, I need to make something clear. Forgiveness is not pardon. A behavior could have been mean and negative two years ago, and it is still wrong today.

I learned from Dr. Fred Luskin (co-founder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project) that “Forgiveness is the end of the cycle of blame and suffering.”

It is time we stop and forgive ourselves for the things we did to ourselves. We may also need to forgive ourselves for what we may have allowed to happen to us.

I’ll now share an exercise that I’ve found to be powerful.

Warning: This is exercise IS powerful. Make sure you have someone to talk to afterwards – a loving friend whom you trust, a counselor or a trusted psychologist. You might just save this exercise for a time when you can do the exercise in the presence of a trusted helper.  


Version One:

Have a friend you trust and who loves you sit in front of you. Be close enough to see into his or her eyes.
Get comfortable. Light a candle and some incense. (Place the incense to the side so you avoid the smoke obscuring your view of your friend.)
Set a timer for 5 minutes. Then for 5 minutes, look into each other’s eyes and think about how much you care about the other person.
Do this several times over a month. It may take longer or less time. Your plan is to get to the point where you feel relaxed and accepted.

Version Two:

Sit in front of a mirror and get comfortable. Light a candle and some incense. (Place the incense to the side so you avoid the smoke obscuring your view of your own eyes.)

After setting a timer for 5 minutes, concentrate as you look into your own eyes in the mirror. Now you begin the process of forgiving yourself for all of your past mistakes that caused you to suffer . . .

Say:

I forgive you for ______ and anytime I failed at __________.

I forgive you for ______ and the times I was wrong. 

I forgive you for ______ and the times I let things happen to you. 

I forgive you for ______ and the times I hurt others.

Do this as many times as you need so you start to relax into your personal forgiveness of yourself.

During the week, if you start to feel fearful or frantic, you likely need another session of self-forgiveness.

(Some traditions refer to this process as “mirror work.” Some people practice saying, “I love you” to themselves as they gaze in a mirror. Many report that it takes about a month of practice until they feel better and a degree of real healing.)

After any session of self-forgiveness, eat something. You’ve used up personal energy. It takes energy to focus during your self-forgiveness session.

And then make sure to talk to someone you trust.


This is a very powerful exercise. Remember there is divinity in you.

As you do this self-forgiveness exercise, you will likely feel the presence of God and Goddess. How will you know this? You’ll experience a degree of peace that is new and different than your regular daily experience of life.

Remember, you are loved by the God and Goddess.

Blessings,

Moonwater SilverClaw

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Workshop: “Your Body, Soul and Prosperity — 3 Easy Steps to Massively Increase YOUR Health, Happiness and Prosperity”
**The Experiential Workshop** Wednesday October 14, 6:45-9:45 pm. Share the news with friends. Thank you. Many blessings.

 


For more of Moonwater SilverClaw, consider some of her books:

Goddess Has Your Back

Goddess Has Your Back: How Wicca Can Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem and Make Your Life Magickal

 

 

 

And

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book
The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

 

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Embrace Wicca, Become Strong, Be at Peace with Yourself and the World Around You

 

 

 

 

And

Real Magick

Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace

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