How Witches Create Something New and Let Go of the Old

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“I think I’m going to need to move to another state to get a new job,” my friend, Samantha, said.

“How do you feel about that?” I asked.

“I’m really scared to do it because my support system is here,” she said.

I can relate to Samantha’s dilemma.

I am reminded of this quote:

If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. If you want to be given everything, give up everything. – Lao Tzu

I notice that many of us want something more or different. But we can’t fit in new stuff if we don’t have any space.

  1. Empty your teacup.

A classic story includes a Zen monk who invites a reporter to share a cup of tea.

The reporter says that he wants to learn something new from the monk.

The monk places a teacup in front of the reporter. The monk pours tea into the cup.

He keeps pouring until tea spills from the cup to the table and to the mat below.

“Stop!” the reporter shouts.

The monk says, “You, Sir, are like the cup. So full that nothing new can be added. First, you must empty your cup.”

How does this apply to our journey as a witch?

Sometimes, I see certain individuals who cling too tightly to only one way to do a ritual or magick.

Learning new things is good. But we may be stuck and have too much tea in us. We need to empty our minds (“cups”) of preconceived notions of our subject matter.

If you want to learn new techniques in magick, you may want to consciously empty your teacup.   

  1. Look to nature.

Like the teacup example, nature brings us new perceptions.

Look at the seasons. There is growth and death.

Lao Tzu’s quote includes: “If you want to be reborn, let yourself die.”

 Notice that in nature, through the seasons, we see some letting go.

At this time of Samhain, death is a vivid topic. When we get incarnated, our soul is implanted into a body—just like a seed is planted in the earth. Our soul grows like our body.

The body takes in nutrients as the soul takes in new experiences. Each grows until one day we die. Our soul is returned to the Summerlands for rest and rejuvenation. When ready, the soul is reincarnated, that is, planted into a new body.

Many of us nod our heads and say, “That sounds appropriate.”

In our lives, we have cycles that seem to involve “a small death.”

Your romantic relationship may be flourishing. However, at the same time, your work may require you to let go. To leave a job can feel like a form of death. You lose part of your daily life and, perhaps, part of your identity.

Let’s remember to be reborn, we’re often required to let go.

  1. Remember the Goddess’s Words

“For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings…

For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth; and mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.

I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom, and reunion with those who have gone before.” – The Goddess, speaking through the writings of Doreen Valiente

The Goddess inspires us to let go of the fear of death.  And in turn, she is encouraging us to let go and experience the “small deaths.” She tells us “I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal” so we need not fear death. We will become new again because we are eternal.

In our daily lives, decisions can weigh heavily upon us.

Consider doing a ritual or having a meditation session so you can invite the Goddess to show your personal path of letting go and being reborn into your next chapter of life.

Will you rise up in a new home, a new job, new friendships? The path forward involves letting go of the familiar and welcoming the new.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Create Transformation that Inspires Goddess to Smile

“It’s hard to believe that transformation is even possible,” Will, an acquaintance, said to me.

“You sound tired,” I replied.

“That’s not even half of it,” Will confirmed.

When it comes to transformation, the good news is that we do not have to take the journey alone.

Here are three insights.

  1. Focus on Your Intention.

Intention is the first thing to consider. If you are not sure about what you want to accomplish, then your desired transformation will not work.

Your intention is the whole point for doing any transformational work on yourself. What do you intend? Do you want to heal? Do you want to look at life with new energy and “new eyes”?

Your intention is the first step. You need to begin with intention to climb where you want to go.

  1. Let Go of Your Counter-Intentions.

A subconscious counter-intention can cause havoc to your self-transformational work.

A counter-intention can be a negative internal push that is against or is opposing your positive conscious intention for your transformation.

Letting go of counter-intentions is hard to do. Sometimes you don’t even know you have them.

It is helpful to have a meditation session and to ask the Goddess to reveal what subconscious counter-intention is holding you back. 

  1. Open to the Goddess’ Help.

Remember, true transformation really works when you align with the Goddess’s vision for your life. When you need help, the Goddess is here for you. Speak to her, through prayer, ritual, and meditation.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Safely Navigate Love Spells

“What is a love spell?” Jennifer, an acquaintance, asked.

“A love spell is a magickal process that draws love to someone, usually the caster of the spell,” I replied.

“What should you consider before casting a love spell?”

Because this is important and has serious consequences, Jennifer and I had a long conversation about love spells and such details.

Considerations:

  1. Why are you doing a love spell?

Are you serious about attracting your true love? Or are you just looking for a fling with someone? Love spells need to be taken seriously. You are making a real effect in the world. Witches pay attention to The Three Times Law. What you do will bounce back on you with three times the force. If you break someone’s heart or use a love spell to manipulate another person, you will create chaos in your own life.

  1. Who is the love spell going to affect?

If you are doing a spell on a particular person, STOP! This is not ethical. People have free will, and messing with that is definitely harmful. If you do something unethical, you harm yourself and your own karma. More than that, doing a spell on someone creates a karmic link between both of you. Making such a link can be like playing with fire. People get burned!

  1. How long is the love spell going to last?

All your spells really need an expiration date. A love spell needs such an expiration date, too.

  1. The Most Important Consideration: Create a Love Spell that Affects Yourself.

The way to do an ethical love spell is to do such a spell to yourself. You cast the love spell to draw love toward you. You make yourself more attractive to receiving love from appropriate sources.

Here is an example of wording you can use:

By the Lovely Lady of the moon
Make my True Love appear real soon
I send my wishes far and wide
Bring real love to my side
May I see this in one month’s time.
So Mote It Be.

* If you use a candle with this prayer to attract an appropriate permanent partner, use a red candle.

  1. Do a love spell on a waxing moon or full moon.

The timing of your spellcasting is crucial. To cast a love spell, do it on a waxing moon or full moon. You focus your magickal energy during a time of increase.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Create True Renewal

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Have you said recently, “I need a vacation”?

Are you longing for some rest and renewal?

I have looked into creating different forms of minivacations. Minivacations provide renewal when you need it most. They are little breaks in the chaos of life.

Here are three insights about minivacations.

  1. You need a variety of minivacations because there are different types of renewal.

Just as we choose various types of food to eat, choosing different types of minivacations can help us flourish in life. This process creates a more balanced and renewed you.

When I thought about what a vacation can do, I realized these benefits:

  • Reinvigorate your spirit
  • Get a chance to step back from the rules (“Yes, I will have a second dessert. Thank you!”)
  • Take it easy
  • Enjoy novelty—that is, new sights, smells, tastes, and sounds.

Creating novelty is important because your brain craves new experiences.

For example, I have a set route for taking a walk each day. At times, my sweetie says, “How about we go in that other direction?”

  1. Pause and discover what your soul needs at this moment.

What do you need?

At this moment, I could use a nap. A 20-minute nap can feel truly refreshing. 20 minutes spares you from waking up groggy if you awaken in the middle of a sleep cycle. (Sleep cycles tend to be 90 minutes long.)

Do you need to feel some kind of hope?

Some of us feel renewed when we see a film or video that features an inspirational story.

Do you feel better after you express yourself creatively?

Perhaps, you would enjoy a few minutes of drawing or painting.

Other creative forms include music, dance, and writing.

The idea is to express yourself. We’re not talking about taking on a new chore or “job.” You do not need to show anyone your creative work. It’s just for fun.

Even 15 minutes of doing something creative may give you a big rush-feeling of new energy.

  1. Ask the Goddess to reveal what forms of minivacation can soothe your mind, body, and spirit.

The Gods are here for us and love it when we show appreciation. They are always here when we need guidance. Here is a prayer for guidance…

Reveal Prayer to the Gods

 Wise Lord and Gracious Lady
Open my mind and heart.
To forms of minivacations I can start.
From heart, mind, and soul
Let my creativity start to flow.
Let ideas in my mind glow!
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with When Words Fail Them

“It was a bad one,” my friend, Sue, said, referring to an argument with her husband.

“I’m not sure how we’re coming back from this one,” Sue continued.

We had an extended conversation about how to deal with the times when words do not help a situation.

Here are three insights.

  1. Hear the other person out.

Hearing the other person out involves certain actions that help create trust and understanding.

I’ve learned to do these actions.

         A. Repeat what you heard as being what the person said.

I’ll say something like, “So, [talking to you first] is most important to you. Did I get it?” This helps my friend or family member know that I’m truly listening. This may help them calm down

          B. Ground your energy.

When my sweetie and I get into a tough conversation, we sit on the floor to keep us grounded.

As a witch, I realize that keeping grounded helps the conversation stay healthy. This helps you avoid negative escalation.

          C. If appropriate, express how you plan to make things better.

Many people want to know that their partner wants to make the future better. Saying something like, “Next time, I’ll talk with you about details before making a large-ticket purchase” can help. Having a plan can support your relationship.

  1. Do a kind action.

One time, my sweetie and I were in a tough conversation. Words were not helping. I got up and went over to him and gave him a hug. This quieted down the intense feelings.

  1. Hold hands and invite the Goddess in

This is an action of inviting the Goddess to support you and your loved one in the time of need.

A Prayer to the Goddess

Goddess,
We ask for Your support
Guide us to a resolution
Show us a solution
That we may not see
Help us feel our bond
For now and beyond.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your journey,

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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