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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How Witches Get What They Really Need

Do you really need something? I don’t mean want; I mean need. This happens often for many of us. What is the difference?

A Want is something that you desire, but if it came right down to it, you could live without it. For example, I want a vacation in Scotland. Do I need it? No.

A Need is something we can’t live without.

Do you or a friend need a car? Some of us live in a city with a good public transportation system—mostly on time and with good coverage. Other people live in a rural area and having a vehicle is simply a necessity. With a vehicle, you can get to the doctor or your job.

Obtain a Car (or something else) Spell

What you will need:

  • Dragons Blood Ink
  • Quill
  • Cauldron
  • Bay Leaf
  • A Strip of Virgin Paper
  • Dragon’s Blood Essential Oil
  • Red chime candle
  • Dragon’s Blood Oil

When: Waxing or full moon.

Cast Circle

Bless and consecrate all your materials. Make a list of what you want. Here’s an example: “I want a car that I can afford, that has low mileage, gets good mileage per gallon, has the color I prefer …”

Write down your list with the quill and ink. Write the word “new-to-me car” or “new car” (if you desire a brand-new car) down on the bay leaf.

Fold your list around the bay leaf and drip one drop of wax from the red candle to seal it. Drip three drops of dragon’s blood essential oil on the bundle and say:

Little bundle of mine,
Listen up because it is time.
Draw for me a ____, quick and neat.
Keep me free from all deceit.
Sacred smoke now fills the air,
To the Gods to bring my care.
For this or better, as I so Will,
So Mote It Be!

Be sure the bundle burns to ashes—in the cauldron.

Cakes and wine ceremony

Close circle

May you get what you need.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Witches Can Get and Use Music in Their Rituals

Have you used music to enhance your rituals? Using music can help you raise powerful energy in your Circle. It’s a great way to step up the process—especially when you have some music with a good beat.

Music can assist you in raising more power than you normally would.

Here are some ways to add music to your ritual:

  • Pre-recorded Music

If you’re like me, and you don’t regularly play an instrument, you may find that prerecorded music is pure gold. You can choose from so many great artists’ work. You’ll find any style or mood you’d like.

  • Music Played Live

Perhaps, someone in your coven is a musician. Additionally, you could have coven mates join in with something simple like drumming, singing, chanting, or humming.

  • Use Music in a Combined Format

Consider having a coven mate who has an instrument and some recording device to record a foundation of music. That is, the person could prerecord a percussion line of music or even add a base guitar to it (depending on their recording equipment … plus one can carefully access recording software like Audacity).

For example, you could use drums to create a basic rhythm and prerecord that. Then, during ritual, you and your coven mates can sing, chant or play other instruments live.

May this process bless your life.

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