How Witches Deal with Televised and Social Media Cruelty

“I know I should let go, but I’m stuck,” I told my friend, Sarah.

It had been another bitter morning caused by one of my family members. This guy just spewed bitter garbage criticizing another family member.

So, I was upset by the mean comments said in my household.
At the same time, Sarah was upset because she had seen a morning televised report about how some idiot had abused a cat. The cat soon died.

This led to a discussion about Goddess’s grace, letting go and even shielding ourselves.

I have three insights for you…

  1. Choose self-care.

The Lord and Lady want you to be happy.

“For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.” – Doreen Valiente, writing in the voice of the Goddess, in The Charge of the Goddess

The Gods want you to be free of continual stress. They understand that you will have challenges and obstacles to overcome. They know that it’s important for you to take care of yourself. Each of us must discover what works as personal self-care. Such self-care will help you let go of stress and become healthier.

In this post, I will share specifics about shielding, letting go, and dealing with the triggers that televised/social media cruelty presses upon us.

  1. Discover shielding and letting go.

To help you shield yourself, I developed the InstaCircle.

How to Do an InstaCircle

Using your power hand (that is, your dominant hand), trace the Circle three times around and above your head.

I cast my Circle thrice,
round, round and round.

Point your index finger up to the heavens and then pull energy down to the ground.

Let no bane get in,
From heavens to ground.

That completes your InstaCircle and your energy-shield.

  1. When you’re triggered, seek the strength of the Goddess.

Have you noticed how often televised news broadcasts and much of social media features a communication designed to trigger the audience?

Unfortunately, many people seek to use triggers to manipulate the audience. Triggers create fear, disgust and anger.

When you find yourself triggered, bring Goddess into your awareness.

When I talk to the Goddess who soothes me, I get a better connection with Her. Simply talking, in your mind, to Goddess can empower you on a daily basis. You can also grow in your relationship with Her through rituals and meditation.

You can say:

Dear Goddess,
Help me strengthen my resolve.
Release me from stress.
Let me bring the best of myself
To each moment of life.

Since you can observe how certain televised broadcasts/social media trigger you, a crucial plan is to reduce your exposure to said televised broadcasts/social media.

Some of us find ourselves having nightmares.

It’s valuable to bring Goddess into a process of settling to sleep.

You can say:

Lovely Lady,
Guide me to sleep tonight.
Give me rest
For I am safe
And whole in this moment.
I rest in Your arms.
You bless me, and I am grateful.
So Mote It Be.

For many of us, it is vital to stay away from screens (TV and devices) for two hours before sleep, so we can have restful sleep.

Special Note: We realize that terrible things are going on in this world. We must learn to shift and shield ourselves. We can also develop what I call Action-Hope. For example, I was concerned about animal cruelty. So, for years I worked the Peninsula Humane Society. I was part of the answer in that I cared for small animals for a portion of each week. Later, I went to another Humane Society facility so I could adopt my cat, Magick, when he was a kitten.

Goddess knows that we need rest and to shift into an empowered state of being.

Also, you can connect with other resources. For dealing with my own depression symptoms, I have therapy and appropriate medication to support my health.

May these insights support you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Find Freedom, Inspiration and Creativity from the Gods

“I feel trapped. All of this trouble with my elderly parents. I just want to reduce any suffering they might feel,” my friend, Sandra, said.

This started my thoughts about freedom as the opposed to being trapped.

“Asking questions is a means of becoming free.” – Gerald Benedict

I have three insights for you…

  1. Consider the personalities of the Gods, which may free you to express yourself.

Which Gods and Goddesses can help you express yourself?

Here are a few thoughts about some of the Gods:

  • Apollo – the God of music, dance, poetry, truth, prophecy, healing, and more
  • Brigid – the Goddess of wisdom, healing, poetry, protection, blacksmithing and more
  • Bragi – the God of fluency of speech and skill with words
  • Athena – the Goddess of arts and crafts (also the Inventor of the bit, bridle, wagon, and chariot) and more

You may find that you resonate with certain Gods and Goddesses. Creating relationships with Them can serve as a great way to start the creative process.

  1. Ask the Goddess for Guidance.

Asking the Goddess for guidance is a good idea if you are stuck and don’t know where to start.

You can pray, meditate, or use your favorite divinatory tool. The Goddess wants to help you. All you need to do is sit quietly and listen.

Here are questions to ask the Goddess:

  1. How can I let go and just do the creative work?
  2. What other facets can I explore?
  3. What other things may I find enjoyable?

Sometimes, an artist, or anyone creating something, may feel stuck but try to push through.

I’ve learned that it helps to rest. To pause. To connect with the Goddess. It helps to let go of the feelings of “this must get done now!”

Give your intuition time to work. Then your creative juices may flow.

The Goddess waits for your invitation for Her to enhance your creativity.

  1. Ask the God for strength and will.

The God will lend His strength and will to you. After the Goddess gives you the gift of Her Grace, you can move forward with your will to get things done. Doing a ritual for your project can strengthen your resolve.

Dedicating your art to the Gods can help you create sacred art. For example, you can Cast Circle around your workstation or art room and then do the creative work inside the Circle. Consider dedicating your work to the Gods.

In summary, here are questions we explored:

  1. Which Gods and Goddesses can help you express yourself?
  2. How can I let go and just do the creative work?
  3. What other facets can I explore?
  4. What other things may I find enjoyable?

May these insights support you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Grow Beyond Tough Situations

“Your cat has diabetes,” the veterinarian said.

I shook my head, concerned that I could lose my dear companion.

“You’ll need to give him a shot of insulin in the morning and at night,” the veterinarian continued.

I discovered that I had to be precise with giving my cat, Magick, his insulin shots, or he could die at a young age for a cat.

This forced me to get up significantly earlier and go to sleep earlier.

It felt like a real burden. But then I discovered that having a precise schedule for going to sleep and for awakening trained my body. It was possible to get better sleep on a rigid schedule.

I have three insights for you…

  1. What bothers you may make you grow.

My depression symptoms are so painful. However, if I didn’t have to face this trouble for years, I may not be as strong as I am today. I’ve learned to have compassion and patience. I have gained endurance.

Additionally, I deal with dyslexia. It bothers me that I can’t read well and comprehend things in writing the way other people do. But I have learned to not give up. I keep learning about writing. I have also learned to work hard at my studies.

As I face depression symptoms and dyslexia, I find that I have become a stronger, kinder person. 

  1. Find a way to transform the tough moment into a “growing moment.”

Have ever you felt resentment when a friend or family member told you, “This is something that you’ll outgrow. It won’t mean much to you next year”?

I heard this Chinese adage: “If your horse dies, get off it.”

This reminds me to stop doing something that is not working.

Over the years, dealing with dyslexia, I had to press on and find different ways to learn what I wanted to learn.

If studying in a certain way isn’t working, I invite you to change your approach.

You can apply this process of “get off the dead horse” and move on—to how you do witchcraft.

Let’s say you’re doing some spells you found in a book, and things have not gone well.

This may be a sign that it’s time for you to do something new. Perhaps, you want to look into other resources. You may want to listen to your own intuition and to change your own words. (Special Note: Be sure to keep certain protection clauses in your spellwork. For example, “An it harm none” and “For this or better.”)

  1. Turn to the Gods for support through the “growing pains.”

Much of our growing pains in life can be soothed by the God and Goddess.

They understand that living is hard in many cases. We all endure some measure of pain, sadness, and stress. When problems come up and the pain of the issues become overwhelming, turn to the Gods.

I know that when I am having problems, the Gods are always here for me.

I talk to Them, and They give me comfort and support.

I invite you to have consistent daily practices. Perhaps, you’ll have a daily meditation session or prayer session to invite the Gods to support you.

May these insights support you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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How Witches Push Back about People Who Manipulate through Religion

Beware of Dark Alleys

“Wow! That was close. I almost got hurt,” my friend, Samantha, said. She explained that she has a business, and she received a document that looked official. It was a scam. When she examined the document, she found in small print that “this is not a government document.”

But her main point was that the document began with “a penalty of $250” if one does not “pay $120 now.” She was afraid of losing money.

Samantha even noticed that the envelope had the words “not a government document.”

She had barely saved herself from being manipulated. Samantha then made a comment about how certain individuals use manipulation related to religion.

Here are three insights:

  1. Push back against manipulation through fear.

The manipulator uses the weapon of fear. They will use fear upon you—without mercy. My friend, Samantha, felt fear when seeing the false document from the scammer.

The manipulator use tries to get us afraid of pain, loss, or hardship. They use fear to pry open people’s wallets and to get them to do things they normally wouldn’t do.

Witches notice that a number of religions and/or sects emphasize that “one is a sinner” and “you must follow these rules or you’re going to hell.”

On the other hand, witches can pause and ask appropriate questions. Before you act, ask yourself…

  • Would the Gods approve of this?
  • Is this in line with the grace and kindness of the Goddess?
  • Is this in line with my spiritual path?
  • Do I have a spiritual elder to talk with before I take action?

When a manipulator tries to use fear on you, pause and think things through. Ask, “Why are they using fear? What do they get out of it? How do they win if they control my behavior?”

  1. Put up a shield.

You can also use the InstaCircle for quick shielding against negative energies. Here’s the process:

The InstaCircle Chant for Shielding

As you say this chant, you will take your power hand, (usually your dominant hand) and trace a Circle three times above and around your head. When you do the movements, you will envision the energy streaming from your index finger.

Soon, you will point to the heavens and pull the energy from there to the ground.

Here is the InstaCircle process with the movements:

Using your power hand, trace the Circle three times.

I cast my Circle thrice,
round, round and round.

Point your index finger up to the heavens and then pull energy down to the ground.

Let no bane get in,
From heavens to ground.

 

The InstaCircle can support you by shielding you from negative energies.

  1. Strengthen your bonds with the Gods so you guard against manipulation.

Having a strong relationship with the Gods can uplift you with Their positive energies.

You’ll need to stay strong, rested, and healthy so you can make better decisions. I’m so glad that Samantha was wide-awake to avoid being scammed. Other people might not pause long enough to see the small indicators (“this is not a government document”) that gave clues to the scam.

The Gods’ guidance will help you stay on a positive spiritual path.

Listen to your heart because the Gods reside there.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Find Hidden Truths that Brighten Your Path

My friend looked at me, a question in her eyes: How do I know?

Clearly uncomfortable, she had no question to offer before rolling the Divinatory Dice.

I realized that questions often reveal the horizon and shine light on a new path.

Here are three insights:

  1. Consider Divinatory Practices.

Divinatory Practices include The Tarot, the pendulum, dice, and more.

These practices can use the insights of the Gods and give us access to our own intuition.

Special Note: Realize that what arises at the moment is only a snapshot of what the future might hold at this instant. You could have a new thought, which could lead to a new future outcome. That’s why it’s valuable to check different methods of divination. Often, it is good to wait for the next day to ask the same question. Consider doing meditation and ask the Gods for Their guidance.

  1. Quickly jot down three questions.

An important practice is to quickly blurt out three questions. Why? Sometimes, we can get tangled up in our rational thinking. This can limit what arises in our consciousness.

Some people get so caught up in the past—past thoughts, past feelings, past resentments, and past regrets. That’s why it helps to blurt out your three questions. Pick one of the questions. Use a divinatory tool, and then write down its feedback.

  1. Ask the Gods for guidance related to meaning.

I’ve learned that it is important to release oneself from fear and to invite the Gods to show a path that includes contentment and creativity.

When I came across this phrase, You are love discovering itself, I recalled that the Gods have placed divinity within us.

It’s that spark of life that we each have, that part of us that is divine. We all have a piece of the Gods within us. That is the part we “hear” speaking to us in our hearts. What does anything mean in our life? Listen for the Gods’ insights.

We are, in a way, the Gods experiencing life/love through us. Learning to love ourselves is learning to remember our love for the Gods.

May these insights help you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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