How Witches Clear Their Thinking and Free Up Their Future

“Oh, Jessica, you’re so cynical,” my friend, Amy, said.

“I’m not cynical. I’m skeptical,” Jessica, my other friend, replied.

The difference between cynical and skeptical is important.

To me, cynical has a negative connotation. It’s like you won’t give an idea some true consideration. You have already made up your mind about the idea. On the other hand, skeptical is: You are willing to listen to the idea and more information. You really think about it. You are willing to bring in more evidence. I’ve noticed that some people take a certain cynical approach that shuts down the conversation.

I’m concerned that cynical can lead to a “negative self-fulfilling prophesy.” For example, Susan,  as a young child, was told that she was fat. Even though she was quite thin. She totally believed that she was fat. She became cynical. She wouldn’t even let in the idea that she might be an appropriate weight. Later in life, she gained a lot of weight. Having a habitual cynical approach, Susan didn’t even try to change her habits because she already believed she was a lost cause.

This reminds me of the Thirteenth Principle of The Thirteen Principles of Wiccan Belief.

We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.” The Thirteenth Principle of The Thirteen Principles of Wiccan Belief, assembled by The American Council of Witches

Now, in the present, Susan has a new choice. She can listen to the Gods. Unfortunately, listening to cruel human beings during her youth created a sour, cynical approach in Susan.

Let’s remember that whatever happened in the past is like an early chapter in a book. Something new and better can happen in your current, new chapter of life.

Now, Susan can listen to the Gods. She can focus on natural foods that the Gods provide. She can shift her choices about junk food. She can look to the natural world (echoing The Thirteenth Principle of Wiccan Belief) for healing. She can ask the God and Goddess for guidance. This is something I discuss in my online course Goddess Style Weight Loss.

Looking at the example above, we can see how a cynical mind can cause a lot of suffering.

I invite you to consider dropping cynical in favor of skeptical. Skeptical can be valuable for us to check out the data and evidence. We will also need to try new things and make decisions based on our new experiences.

I’ve noticed that taking a cynical approach can, at times, lead to a closed mind. Having a closed mind can cause much suffering and fear. You close off any new data when you are cynical. In effect, this stops your growth as a being and an individual.

You are here to learn. Assess if you’re being cynical or skeptical.

So, remember to listen to Nature—“the teacher” of our class. Look to Nature and learn.

May these insights support your journey.

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Moonwater


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How Witches Stand Guard at the Door of Their Minds

Have you longed for feeling better in your daily life?

You have probably noticed how so many people seem to have a short fuse right now during the unrest taking place throughout the world.

Witches can rise above the pain and strife of the mundane world.

We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness, that gives meaning to the Universe we know, and our personal role within it.” The 9th Principle of the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches

I realized that to support the development of consciousness in ourselves we must stand guard at the door of our mind.

This phrase “Stand guard at the door of your mind” was mentioned by a friend of mine. The phrase is ascribed to a number of people.

Two Things to Guard Against – to Keep Out of Your Mind

  • Guard Against Fear

Fear can twist your thoughts. It can make you do things you would not normally do. You’ve probably noticed that fear can turn to anger, and a person can lash out with harsh words.

I’ve noticed that fear can twist and turn into greed. A person running scared might lash out and try to hoard things and people.

What is the answer to fear? Love. I’ll share more about that soon.

  • Guard Against Hate

Where does hate come from?

“Hatred is driven by two key emotions of love and aggression: One, love for the in-group—the group that is favored; and two, aggression for the out-group—the group that has been deemed as being different, dangerous, and a threat to the in-group.”  Patrick Wanis, a behavioral researcher

Again, the answer is Love. The Gods remind us that we are all Their children. The Gods are the Creators of everything.

This thought rose up for me: “We live in a divine world. Hate has no place here.”

Another thought arose: “It is appropriate to protect oneself. But I do not have to hate in order to protect myself. I can do what is necessary for safety. I do not have to put myself into a negative spiral of judgmental thoughts and negative energy.”

I realize that lower consciousness includes reflexively striking back—and returning negativity for negativity.

 Love and a Process to Support the Development of Consciousness

We need to support bringing love into our lives

Love operates at a higher frequency than hate. Love helps us grow out of that lower state of being.

I feel that we, too often, put up walls to our happiness and to love.

So, how do we bring these walls down? With the following ritual.

Being at a higher frequency helps you think your way through with compassion.

Bringing Down the Walls Ritual

What you will need:

  • One Reversal candle – black on top and red on the bottom
  • Lighter and incense of your choice (Frankincense and Myrrh are good choices)
  • Appropriate incense burner
  • Magickal Tools for Casting Circle
  • Candleholder
  • Cakes and Wine

Cast on a waning moon.

To start:

  1. Cast circle
  2. Cleanse and consecrate your candle and place it on your altar.

Sit and meditate on what you are about to do: Break your walls down and raise yourself to a higher vibration of love.

Once you have your mind fixed on your task begin by lighting the reversal candle and say:

Walls, walls crumble down,
Walls, walls to the ground.
Hate destroyed and fear abated,
Making room to be elated.
Love is the only law I know,
Love surrounds me with great flow.
As I so Will, so Mote it Be.

Sit and meditate on what you have accomplished. Feel the flow of the Gods’ love surround you. Feel the peace now within you.

  1. Cakes and Wine Ceremony
  2. Close Your Circle

May these insights and this ritual support you on your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Find Balance that Makes the Difference

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What is most important to you?

Have you, like me, been shaken up by the coronavirus and the unrest around the world?

Every day, I ask myself, “What is most important?”

Recently, a friend told me about his distinction between values and virtues.

I understand a value as something that is important. For example, I value my relationship with my Gods. I value my sweetheart.

Then, we talk about virtues. I want to demonstrate the virtue of patience toward my husband.

I strive to be of service—so I’m focusing on the virtue of service.

Recently, I was reading the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches.

We recognize both outer and inner, or psychological, worlds—sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, Inner Planes, etc.—and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment. – The Fifth Principle of the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief from the American Council of Witches

So, let’s look at this Fifth Principle in the light of values annd virtues. Witches value the spiritual plane, mundane plane, and magick.

This phrase “We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment” points toward a virtue. I see that virtue as balance.

What Does This Mean for the Everyday Life of a Witch?

As witches, we can strive for balance with the spiritual and mundane sides of life. We walk between the worlds, and so, we have the power to manifest our desires. We have tools that other spiritual paths do not. We have spells, magickal elementals, and the Gods who help us.

Some spiritual paths appear to neglect the mundane or earthly side of life.

On the other hand, witches understand nature in its fundamental parts and how such parts work together. This helps us fulfill our desires and needs.

The Path of a Meaningful and Happy Life

Because of all the stress from the coronavirus and unrest in the world, I look to center myself and to create balance in my own life. A focus on both values and virtues gives me guidance on how to lead my own day.

I work with these questions:

  • How do the Gods see this?
  • How can I focus on service and balance today?
  • How will I make sure to complete my daily meditation session?
  • When will I take my daily walk?

May these insights support your journey.

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Moonwater


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How Witches Honor Words and Meanings

“I need to get the words just right for the spell—yes?” Jessica, a new acquaintance, asked me.

I replied that precision with words will help her accomplish her goal with the spell.

You probably agree that words are important.

I’ve noticed that Wiccans pay close attention to the words “supernatural” and “natural.”

An important point is made in the 3rd Principle of The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief as assembled by the American Council of Witches:

We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that is apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called “supernatural”, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all. – 3rd Principle of The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief

Wiccans pay attention to the meaning of “supernatural.” They do not feel that magick and spellwork are “supernatural.”

Here is another example of how a definition is important. Recently, Ms. Kennedy Mitchum, 22 and a recent college graduate in Iowa, wrote to the editors at Merriam-Webster to propose that their dictionary reference to “racism” be revised to reflect how systemic racism is in society. The editors have agreed to revise the definition, which had not been changed in decades.

Alex Chambers, an editor at the dictionary, replied and wrote, “…we have concluded that omitting any mention of the systemic aspects of racism promotes a certain viewpoint in itself. … It also does a disservice to readers of all races.”

We, witches, know that words have power. Our words can hurt or heal. It depends on how we use them.

Our words can combine for creating or observing meaning. Our words can be part of a solution.

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How Witches Deal with Being Triggered

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“That’s it. I can’t watch broadcast news anymore. It beats me up emotionally,” my friend, John, said.

At this moment, it seems like it can’t get any worse, and then it does.

Numerous things on social media and in broadcast news stories are designed to trigger a big emotional reaction. My question is: What do we, witches, do as the next step?”

I have three insights for you:

  1. Invite the Gods to create calm within you.

You can pick a word that you say to yourself to help you calm down. Set up this word in your meditation sessions.

Here is the process:

Pick a word that does not rise in everyday conversations.

Tie 13 knots, spaced at even intervals, into a piece of cord. (You will use this cord or beads as shown in the photo above, during your meditation session.)

During a meditation session, invite the Gods to help you shift to calm and peace with that word.

Say the word one time per knot. You move your hand to a new knot each time you repeat the word. Repeat this process three times.

You have used this process to ask the Gods to support you in having a way to rise out of an emotional reaction.

Keep up your daily meditations. You’ll want to continue to do grounding, centering, and meditation sessions, so your word continues to have the power to help you shift to a calm response.

  1. Ask, “How does the Goddess look at this?”

My first impression is that the Goddess may have a response of sadness. Goddess wants you and all her children to experience love on a deep level. She wants Her children to remember that love is one of her rituals. She invites us to remember that each person has some divinity within them. Each person is worthy of love and caring—even if, at the moment, the human being has strayed into negative behaviors.

Goddess also has an expansive view. She knows that incidents in our life can be a starting point for divine lessons.

  1. Plan your ways to recover from being triggered.

Above we talked about using a selected word to help you shift to a higher level or higher frequency of energy.

Here I’ll share the process of recovering when you are triggered by an event.

a) Remove yourself from the negative triggering event

For example, if you saw a triggering meme on Facebook, you could close down Facebook. When you realize that some information is poisoning you, you can shut the door on it.

b) Read a spiritual text

Often, when a person reads a spiritual text, they can shift to an expansive perspective. If you have a Book of Shadows (BOS), read it. You could listen to an uplifting book on your audio player.

Reading something uplifting helps you combat Brain Sludge—the junk thoughts that accumulate in your mind. So, reading and meditation can help clear out Brain Sludge.

c) Take a ritual bath

This ritual can help you eliminate negative energy. You could also cleanse yourself with sage before and after the ritual bath.

May these insights support your spiritual journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Can Combat Learned Helplessness

Have you experienced being bullied as a child?
What added more pain was that my parents ignored me when they were supposed to protect me … from my own brother.

As a child, I learned that I did not matter, and I learned that I could not change things.

Perhaps, this was part of my attraction to Wicca. The God and Goddess are the loving beings who I needed.

When you’re conditioned to think that you don’t count or that you can’t improve things, you’re vulnerable to Learned Helplessness.

Learned helplessness occurs when an individual continuously faces a negative, uncontrollable situation and stops trying to change their circumstances, even when they have the ability to do so. – from Psychology Today

In recent years, I think about how I want to be free from Learned Helplessness. Perhaps, you’re like me, and you want to unlearn what ultimately hurts you.

Recently, I was reading the 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief from The American Council of Witches.

“We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.” – The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief from The American Council of Witches

My concern is that if we seek comfort or validation from “the outside” (including broadcast news and social media), we may fall into Learned Helplessness.

“Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.” – Martin E.P. Seligman

As witches, we can go to the God and Goddess for a true sense of self-worth. We can also enhance our perspective. Life is a classroom and a person is interacting with the Gods about the curriculum. Before we are incarnated, we set up a curriculum with the Gods. This curriculum is activated when we incarnate.

“While you can’t control your experiences, you can control your explanations.” – Martin E.P. Seligman

I can explain to myself that I have choices now. I can look upon the times when I was bullied as a child as possible training. I’ve learned to protect myself and my family members. I can even guide a vendor to treat myself or a family member in a fair manner. I learned as a child that some individuals hurt others. So, I learned that it is important to develop appropriate skills. This is in line with my thought that life is a classroom.

I return to my plan to look to the Gods for the truth. They are the Beings who love me and guide me.

I invite you to reexamine certain situations in life, and then ask yourself, “Is there something I am not seeing?” Perhaps, you’ll meditate or do ritual to connect with the Gods, so They expand your perspective.

May these insights support your life journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Go Deep with Their Spiritual Practice

When I was going through the process to earn my Third-Degree Level of the Gardnerian Tradition, I got frustrated.

“Could I get an outline for what I need to learn next?” I asked.

“I can’t give you one,” my spiritual elder said.

“Why?” I asked. And, this led to a powerful conversation.

“I must see how you grow,” she said. “I need to see what you do naturally. If I give you an outline, you might try to simulate learning. Sometimes, students try to please their mentors. That’s not real learning.”

For example, if you were a mentor teaching a form of meditation, you’d realize a student may rush and step off the path.

A student may ask, “What is supposed to happen when I meditate? What am I supposed to see? What am I supposed to do?”

Then the student might try to strain and or even say something that might please you.
But as the mentor, you know the truth. The student must experience true growth and learning. You can’t rush this. It’s a personal process. The student has his or her own path and timing.

Students who seek to move forward fast can subconsciously sabotage themselves and the process without knowing it.

During my eight years of direct training in Wicca toward the Third-Degree Level, I had to let go and let my path include some mystery.

I know waiting can feel uncomfortable and even painful.

To go deep in your journey as a witch, take the slow and steady path. This makes a sturdier foundation from which to grow and rise.

May these insights support you on your journey.

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Moonwater


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Who Is a Wiccan and Who Is a Witch?

“I don’t understand,” my friend, John, said.

“What specifically is not clear?” I asked.

“What’s the difference between somebody who is Wiccan or somebody who is a witch?” he asked.

“To start off … Wiccans are witches. But not all witches are Wiccan,” I said.

My mentors have shared the following material with me:

In the United Kingdom, a traditional witch, Robert Cochrane, did not like how Gerald B. Gardner was so open about his practices. Gardner communicated a lot to people outside the faith.

Those whom Gardner initiated were called witches.

Gardner, like others, saw so much derision with the term, witches. It’s reported that he originated the term Wica. It’s said that Gardner claimed to have learned the term during his initiation into the New Forest coven in 1939.

As the years went by, the letter “c” was added, and we, then, had Wicca. Certainly, this was a chance to get away from the trouble with the “W-word”—witch.

Wiccan became a generic term. But it still referred to someone who was Gardnerian—or steeped in the Alexandrian tradition.

Many people saw Wiccan as a term that was strictly used for the hidden children of the Goddess (related to Gardnerian or Alexandrian traditions).

Wicca was not originally seen as a complimentary term in the United Kingdom because it defined you as someone who followed Gardner.

A witch is someone who practices the Craft, which means they practice spells and magick.

One might see witch as the umbrella term, and a portion of witches are Wiccan.

Some Thoughts on Definitions

To me, having definitions can help us clearly communicate.

If we can agree upon definitions, it supports real communication.

I acknowledge that there are controversies. And, if we could just hear each other out—that might help.

May these ideas be helpful to you.

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Moonwater


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How You Can Make Your Own Spells and Perform Others’ Spells, or Even Make a Book of Shadows

Making your own spells and working with spells authored by others is both simple and complex.

Here is how magick works.

Intent

To do successful magick, you need to understand several things. First, you must have intent. You need to know what you want to manifest. I know this sounds simple, but many people just don’t think the intent through.

Let’s say you want a car. Okay, why do you want a car? Is it to take you to your job? Or is it something you want to have people envy?  Hey, I don’t judge. But if you just say “I want a car” to the universe, you are likely to get that Pinto down the block.

Let’s say you just moved to a new area and you need a car to get you around. You want something nice but economical. You don’t want a piece of junk that will break down on you every chance it gets. I suggest you go shopping, perhaps, on the internet. Get to know what you want and like for your car.

When you pick out features, you’re attaching specific desires to the car. This will help manifest the car you want versus the junk heap down the block. Refine your image of the perfect car in your mind. Include other requirements you have like good gas mileage and inexpensive repair costs. The more specific you are with your intent, the less there will be unexpected results like getting the lemon down the lane.

Having a solid intent is your first step before you do any magick. Once you have that cornerstone set you can continue with the second thing which is concentration. During your spell, you will need lots of concentration and visualization.

Visualization

 We’ll continue with the process of manifesting a particular car. You can use a toy car as a visualization focus object. As you stare at the toy car, you also use your mind to imagine getting into a real car and driving it. You can even take a number of steps further. For instance, if you desire a convertible car, you imagine the wind blowing through your hair as you drive with the top down.

Concentration

This is the process of focusing and then refocusing your mind on your visualization task. In essence, you concentrate on the object and on the images in your mind that are specific for your desired manifestation. It is natural for the mind to wander at times. When it does, you just consciously redirect your mind to focus on the visualization object once again.

Meditation

Some Wiccans begin with a meditation to clear the mind before using both concentration and visualization. Consider doing a simple meditation in which you focus on your breath.

Willpower

The Collins English Dictionary defines willpower as “the ability to control oneself and determine one’s actions.”

Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., author of The Willpower Instinct, wrote: “Willpower is about harnessing the three powers of I will, I won’t and I want to help you to achieve your goals (and stay out of trouble).”

When it comes to successfully performing magick, willpower, to me, means the driving force of desire for some form of change. So, I focus on the power of “I will.” This is an important distinction because many people think of willpower as only the ability to avoid temptation.

The compelling observation is that Wiccans, who become proficient at these three processes of visualization, concentration, and meditation, actually strengthen their will. How? Once you do the three processes, you actually enhance your belief, and you push through your doubt.

Realize, you need to will something into being. This includes confidence that what you are doing will work. If you don’t have that, your spell just won’t become a reality.

You need your will for your intent to be as strong as possible. This is why when we are desperate for something, we can usually manifest it. Using your will is deeply rooted in your desire. Lack of will just creates another belly flop.

I’ve now shared with you the five must-haves (intent, visualization, concentration, meditation, and willpower) for doing magick that works.

We use the natural energies around us to create change with Intent, Visualization, Concentration, and Will, helped by meditation.

Making your own spells

The Strongest Spells Are Ones You Create Personally

Reading books is a good start. But I suggest the strongest spells are ones you make yourself. Just because a spell is in a book doesn’t mean that it’s the right spell for the job at hand.

The Value of Customizing Your Spell

Here are the benefits you gain from customizing your spell:

  • Creating your own spells is a good way of learning the ropes.
  • You gain a better grasp of the fundamentals in Wicca as a spiritual path.
  • You become a better practitioner.
  • You tailor the spell to you and your unique situation.

Previously at my blog, I offered what I call “Moonwater’s Formula for Making a Spell”:

The following is a simplified way to create a spell.

5-Step Formula for Making a Spell

It comes down to these steps or what I call the “5 What’s”:

  1. What do you want?
  2. What element?
  3. What will represent that element?
  4. What do you have at hand?
  5. What words?
  1. What do I want?

Seems simple enough, right? Still, many people hold the thought “I want more money.” That’s too vague. What do you want the money for? Some people have a job that pays well enough, but they hate that job. So what do they do? They buy expensive stuff and vacations. Perhaps, what they really want is a job that they feel good about.

Now, ask yourself: What do I want? Then ask yourself, No….What do I really want? Keep refining it until you have it. Finding the root of the need is important.

  1. What element?

How do you pick the appropriate element? Think about your need. What element is connected to it?

  • Do you want to flow better at work? That relates to Water.
  • Do you want to think more clearly? That’s related to the element Air.
  • If you want more energy, you likely want to connect with the spark – with Fire.
  • Do you feel scattered? To connect with being grounded, focus on Earth.

Questions like these will help you pick what element is best suited for your problem or desire.

  1. What will represent that element?

What object would make a good representation of your element? If it’s Fire, perhaps, a lit candle. If it’s water, you could use a sea shell because it comes from the sea.

  1. What do you have at hand?

With a list of objects that can represent your element, take a look, and see what you have on hand that would fit the bill. Perhaps your first thought was to use a shell as part of your spell. However, you do not have one in your home. You could simply grab a bowl and fill it with water.

  1. What words?

The words you choose are important.

Here are three details to help you.

  • Choose an opening
    Here’s an example:
    By the powers of the Sun and Moon
    Give a deadline

Here’s an example:
So make this happen nine days or less
Put in the protection phrases
Here is an example:
An it harm none.

I also include “This or better.” There are times with the God and Goddess know better than we do what would be good for our overall journey of life.

Additionally, give a time period for the spell to stop. You can say something like may it come to pass within three moons. (Spells usually come to pass within one moon cycle.)

May the above details help you in forming your spell. It’s true that one may add other details to a spell. Still, the above provides you with a good start.

The various parts of your spell are like the pieces you put together when sewing a quilted blanket.”

Doing spell work is truly work. And, fortunately, you can improve your spell work skills. Use the simple processes below to improve your success rate.

Moon Phase

Many Wiccans make a big mistake of failing to look at the moon phase before doing a spell. Because Sara didn’t look at the moon when she did her prosperity spell, she missed the vital detail that the moon was waning. That’s a problem because the waning moon is for decreasing work. She did not want her income to decrease!

What could Sara have done to have more money in her purse? She could have done a spell to decrease the size of her bills.

The truth is: You can do many spells at any time if you word the spell correctly.

As many Wiccans know, the waxing moon is for increase so it would have been better if Sara waited for the waxing moon if she wanted to stay with the original form of her prosperity spell.

Days of the Week

Another strategy for making your spell more potent is to use the correct day of the week. Plan to do your spell on the day that rules what you are seeking to accomplish. Supercharge your spell work by adding the correct moon phase, day, and planetary hour. Using these strategies adds energy to your spell.

And this helps your intention, through your spell work, find its mark.

What a Book of Shadows Is and How to Make One

Book of shadows or (BOS) for short is where you store all your magickal experiences, magickal recipes, Spells, etc.

They can be anything from leather-bound books to a three-ring binder.

Making one is simple and I prefer the three-ring binder so I can move pages around and organize easier. You can also have a different book for each subject too if you want. I would suggest these categories to start with.

  • Spells
  • Herbs
  • Dreams
  • Sacred alphabets – Norse Runes, Theban, etc.
  • Recipes
  • Divination

You write down it all, your experiences, your actions, and results.

In this way, you can keep track of it all and see what works for you and what doesn’t.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Use the Elements to Achieve Balance in Their Daily Lives

Are you feeling out of balance? Overly tired or fuzzy-brained? Perhaps, you feel emotionally shut down.

Witches connect with the Elements to achieve balance. The point is to use each Element’s attributes to balance yourself out. Witches will meditate on a specific Element to improve their current situation.

Earth

As a feminine element, Earth is the provider of sustenance for her children, just as a mother nurses her infant. Earth represents fertility and abundance.

Represented as the North, Earth stands for stillness and our foundation. We stand on rock, but more than that, metaphorically Earth is a foundation of our spirit.

Earth also represents the fertile soil from which life springs. In the cycle of life, Earth is also the silent tomb where we return to rest until we are reborn.

As we learn more about Wicca, we discover that there are elementals associated with each element. For example, strong and squat gnomes are Earth’s elementals. Their skin reveals the colors of the earth, in many shades of brown and black.

Finally, on our altar, we can use rocks, crystals, dirt, and fossils to represent Earth.

Water

Water corresponds with the direction West. Like Earth, water is a feminine element. The Earth’s oceans represent the womb of all life on the planet we call Mother. Witches look upon sea water as a representative of the Goddess’ womb.

A mother’s womb holds a sacred water that is saline, similar to the salinity found in seawater. So, Witches apply sea salt to water to create their holy water.

Witches use various things to represent water including seashells, seaweed, water, sponges, and fish.

Air

Associated with the direction East, air is a masculine element. Air represents the flowing thoughts of our minds. We take in new thoughts like we take in a new breath into our lungs. Air goes hand in hand with Fire, which is also a masculine element. Without the air (specifically oxygen) to support it, fire dies.

What is the elemental of Air? It’s the sylph, often depicted as a human figure, sporting wings. Numerous people report seeing Sylphs in cloud formations.

Representations of Air include feathers, birds of all kinds, clouds, dust devils, wind chimes, and incense smoke. Any of these items can be placed in the East quarter of your circle. Be creative.

Fire

Aligned with the direction South, Fire is associated with energy and heat. European originators of Wicca held the understanding that South and fire were related. As the Europeans saw it, the farther south you go toward the equator the temperature heats up. So the South and fire were linked.

We also see Fire as a masculine element. Fire kindles our bright spirit into action. Fire drives us; it is the moving force for our will. Fire inspires. Simply, fire is energy! A transformer, Fire gives us the power to change our thoughts which change our actions and our lives! We jump in and tackle our problems.

The Fire’s elementals are Salamanders. Our ancestors saw the red coloring of salamanders’ bellies and associated them with fire. Seen as dragon like, the elemental Salamanders are shape-shifters like the flames themselves. Sometimes, Salamanders can have wings and human faces like Sylphs.

Some things that represent fire for Witches include: embers, the sun, hot chili peppers, and a candle’s flame. You can use any of these items in the South quarter of your circle to represent Fire.


To balance out these Elements, you can do meditation and bring each Element that you need into you. Feel it. Experience it and have it balance out what you may be lacking in your daily life.

Warming: Be sure to dismiss any Element at the end of your meditation.

May this support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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

Goddess Has Your Back

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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

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Goddess Style Weight Loss: Wiccans — Happy, Healthy and Confident


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