How Witches Handle Regret

“That’s when I felt dumb and stupid,” my friend, Alicia, said.
“Have you ever been able to let it go…for a time?” I asked.
“Not really. I wish I could,” she said.
This conversation really gripped me. With my depression symptoms, I have endured several times when I was angry with myself. I felt terrible.
I needed to look at positive actions that I could take.
Here are three insights.

  1. Prevent Regret

Do you listen to yourself? Do you pause and think about how you might feel in the future about a present decision?

Sometimes, I pause. I reflect on the situation. I say to myself, “If I don’t do this, I will regret it.” This can get me into action.

I learned about “rocking chair regrets.” Picture that you’re older and in a rocking chair. Will you regret certain things you did not do?

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

I have a friend who made a feature film. Did it make money? No. Does she regret doing the film? No. Why? It was an adventure, and it led to good things for many people in the cast and crew.

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

So how can you tell what you will regret when making a decision? Think of the rocking chair. How will you feel when you reflect on your life?

Carefully make choices and consider appropriate risks for you to have a good life.

  1. Handle the regret you have.

What is life? Learning and growing. If you have a regret, think to yourself, “What’s the lesson I can learn from this?” Mistakes are for learning. The classic comment is: “Wisdom comes from bad decisions.”

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

That’s part of handling regret. Tell yourself: “When I know better, I do better.”

I have a friend who says, “I don’t go backward.” He is an artist. He completes projects, moves forward, and starts the next project. Some of his projects fail to get the response he’d like. He does not get stuck in revising his old work. He focuses on building a collection of his work.

I talked with a screenwriter who said, “A smart screenwriter has one screenplay put into the marketplace…one screenplay she is finishing…and one screenplay she is starting. She is not afraid about having only one project. She avoids regretting that she did not take action.”

  1. Invite Goddess to help you handle regret.

Goddess and God stand by to support you.

Here is a prayer to support you:

Goddess of the Moon and Lord of the Sun,
Help me let go of regret and use the lessons learned to do better.
Infuse me with the energy of calm in this present moment.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your journey. 

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Work with Energy

The night shook with the cold wind from the West. Inside the home, people I knew were waiting for me. Because I deal with depression symptoms, I have limited energy. Going to this gathering required me to ground my energy and effectively use a protective, energy shield.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Ground excess or negative energy.

Grounding yourself can change your energy instantaneously. When you do the grounding process, you can flush out bad energy. You can also release excess energy. One process is to envision that you’re taking unsettled energy and pushing it out through your feet into the ground. Such energy dissipates harmlessly. Another step is to envision pulling in energy from the Gods through the crown of your head. You fill your body with such elevating energy.

  1. Before you walk into a gathering, form your personal shield.

In a gathering, people’s energies are emanating and colliding. Often, other people’s energies can be negative, scattered, or disruptive.

When you put up a personal shield, you place a form of protection from unwanted energies. For more information on shielding, see my post here. 

  1. Define your shield properties to allow positive energy to enter.

In a gathering of friends, you likely want to let in certain loving energy. As you form your personal shield, you can direct the process by saying something like: “This shield only allows true and positive love to enter. And, all negative and disruptive energy is kept outside.”

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Learn to Escape Being Controlled by Fear

I was stunned. There it was: The sign I had prayed for. The Gods had given me this sign.

A white rabbit statue. To make the correct decision I asked the Gods for a sign of a white rabbit. Standing inside the Filoli Gardens, I had a confirmation of the Gods supporting me.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Ask yourself: “Am I making a decision based on fear?”

Dealing with clinical depression symptoms, I am often impacted by fear, worry, and anxiety. I have learned that I must pause and notice if my first thoughts are fear-based.

Here are three actions for separating yourself from being controlled by fear.

A. Ask the God and Goddess for help.

You can ask through meditation, ritual, or prayer. The Gods are always here to help us.

B. Meditate to help you rise above.

When you meditate, imagine that you rise above the situation. Perhaps, you visualize rising in a helicopter. You step away from your first perception. Now, you can view the situation with fresh eyes.

C. Do a reading with some form of divinatory tool.

Using a divinatory tool can help you experience a new perception. Our plan is to separate from the first fearful thoughts. The divinatory tool can help you create some space and distance from the initial fearful experience of the situation.

  1. Ask yourself: “How do I make space and quiet to hear my true self?”

Consider taking a ritual bath. This form of bath helps you get rid of negative thoughts and feelings that shackle you.

Light some candles. Place appropriate herbs into the heated water.

Rest and soak. Give yourself some needed space and quiet. Observe what new ideas arise.

  1. Combine prayer and asking for a sign.

Ask for a sign from the Gods and invite Them into your decision-making process. They can help you see a situation from a new angle.

The Gods can support you to shake free of limiting perceptions and beliefs.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Discover the Surprise Lessons from the Gods

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“What is a lesson that the universe has hit you with multiple times?” my friend, Sandra, asked me.

“Don’t believe what they say,” I replied. Now, that started a conversation.

At this moment, I invite you to consider what lesson God and Goddess would like you to learn.

They want you to grow and thrive in this incarnation. But some people may not want you to thrive.

We, as witches, need to be careful about whose advice we accept.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Ask yourself: “Does this person really want anything good for me?”

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when someone is really on your side. I like this old story:

One terribly cold winter, a rabbit crawled through the woods. He collapsed and froze on the ground. A moose came by and dropped some dung on him. The frozen rabbit warmed up. He felt warm and happy. Soon, a bear ambled by, discovered the rabbit, dug him out, and ate him.

Moral of the story…   Not everyone who craps on you is your enemy. Not everyone who gets you out of crap is your friend.

So how can you tell who is a friend and who has something of value to contribute to your life?

First, stay observant. Slow down. Pay attention. Pray to the Gods for insight.

Ask yourself:

  • Does this person want anything good for me?
  • Does this person have experience, knowledge, or insight that is relevant to my life goals?
  • Does this person have the space to push past their own negativity to be kind to me?
  • Is being in a relationship with this person healthy for me?

Carefully consider your own heartfelt answers to these questions.

  1. Ask yourself: “What lesson have I been ducking?”

The Gods want you to grow. It can be painful. But in the end, you bloom into a new you. Stronger and more capable.

So how do you know you are failing to learn a lesson?

  • Does the same situation keep coming up?
  • Do you always avoid certain situations?
  • Do you feel stuck in this chapter of your life?

As a child, I was constantly teased and berated. Can you relate to this?

This bad treatment happened over and over. I didn’t learn my lesson until much later in life.

That lesson was to stand up for myself and to speak up.

To this day, I must employ the lesson of standing up for myself and my family. Recently, I have been standing up to a vendor who has done unfair things. I will not stop until the situation is fairly resolved.

How about you? Have you ducked a life lesson?
How can you improve your own life?

     3. Learn what the God and Goddess want you to know.

Talking to the Gods is important. The Gods want to speak to Their children. Talking to Them is a great way to learn and grow.

You can talk with the Gods through prayer, meditation, and ritual.

The Gods can give you good insights.

Ask Them for illumination and guidance.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Cultivate Inner Strength and Power

“That did not go as I expected,” my friend, Sandra, said.

“Was that a good thing?” I asked.

“It was … just different,” she replied.

How are you with expectations? Do some things just not measure up to your expectations? Do you feel disappointed frequently?

Recently, I went to see the film Avatar: The Way of Water. I tried not to expect too much. I just decided to let it be—to be whatever it was. I must say that I remain a huge fan of the original Avatar as directed by James Cameron. So, going to the theater to see the second film in the series was a big thing for me.

I also made sure to see no movie reviews of the new Avatar movie before I entered the theater.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Let expectations flow by like leaves on a stream.

The idea is to let the thoughts that contain expectations flow past you. Why? Certain expectations can cause anxieties to rise. I know this well. Often, I’ll ask the God and Goddess to help me find peace in this moment.

  1. Appreciate what is there.

Witches cultivate inner power by connecting to the beauty and goodness in this present moment. I often find walking in nature to be a truly empowering experience. Why? I appreciate the glorious beauty Goddess has created.

  1. Remember the Goddess’s Wisdom

“For I am the Soul of Nature, who giveth life to the universe.” – The Goddess speaking in The Charge of the Goddess, as written by Doreen Valiente

What do we notice about Nature? Seasons and cycles. Birth and death. Warmth and cold.

The Goddess knows that certain parts of our lives blossom in a cycle like flowers can blossom in nature.

It helps to step back and imagine Goddess’s perspective. She sees how all things fit together.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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