How Witches Create an Energetic and Spiritual Reserve

“I almost can’t believe it. Every time I hear the news, something else is going wrong. Sometimes, I don’t feel I can’t take anymore,” my friend, Amanda, said.

During our conversation, I realized that many of us are just existing on the edge. There’s an old phrase that many people are just one paycheck away from disaster.

We all need reserves in our everyday and spiritual lives.

 Here I’ll talk about developing your own energetic and spiritual reserve.

  1. Take care of your body

Make sure to get enough rest and eat nutritious foods. Even just drinking a glass of water can help. I had a family member getting ready to do a live online show. He didn’t feel so well. After just one glass of water, he was in much better shape. Now that the fires are subsiding (at this moment: only 26 major wildfires remain) in California, I’m back outside doing my daily walk.

  1. Take care of your spiritual self

Devote some time to meditation. Even a five-minute daily session of meditation is helpful.

You can make up your own phrases to focus on.

Here is an example of phrases to use for focusing:

Powerful Lord and Gracious Lady
Grant me a spiritual reserve
And help me keep it and preserve
Inner peace and energy
I’m not alone, I can see.
So Mote It Be.

  1. Develop new contacts in our spiritual community

Gathering in an online conversation with fellow members of our spiritual community can lift your spirits.

Talking with someone over a Zoom call or a standard phone call can help ease a burden of something that is troubling you.

Devote time, perhaps once a week, to talk with certain friends or family members.

You might create a “buddy system” pattern. I have a family member who talks, on the phone, with a fellow novelist three times a week. They provide each other with real support.

Talking with a friend can help you ease your stress. This support you’re feeling is a reserve of energy.

This eases a sense of feeling alone.

May these insights support your life path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with Fear in Crafting Spells

“I’m afraid about crafting my first spells,” Andrea, a new acquaintance, said to me.

This began a significant conversation.

Sometimes, I look at crafting spells like cooking versus baking.

If you’re cooking and experimenting with a recipe, you can take it easy and try things. Maybe you’ll add a bit of pepper. Or a bit of spice. Things that may not need precise amounts. However, some spell components need to be precise.

I call this the difference between Experimenting Spellwork and Critical Spellwork. If you’re doing a simple spell just to enhance your prosperity, you might be in the area of Experimenting Spellwork.

However, if you’re dealing with something you will consume (like certain herbs), then you’re in the realm of Critical Spellwork. I note that Critical Spellwork is similar to baking because baking has chemical reactions involved (for example, a roux).

Remember some herbs are poisonous. And herbs have chemical compounds that may not be safe. When working with herbs, stay with the ones you know. Be sure to investigate reliable sources as you do research. Remember some herbs may be safe for some individuals but not safe for others. Certainly, be careful about whatever you ingest if you’re pregnant or may become pregnant.

Questions to ask are:

  • Is this poisonous?
  • Can this be dangerous to consume?
  • Will I or someone else have an allergic reaction?

Make certain that you ask these questions if you consider working with advanced spells or possibly some form of hazardous materials.

Here is a Vital Part of Spellwork – the Safety Clauses

In my own spellwork, I use these clauses:

  • For the good of all involved
  • This or better

Safety clauses help keep you (and others) safe from harm. Safety clauses also protect you from the possibility of a spell backfiring on you. Safety clauses also create boundaries that will not be crossed with your spells.

An example:

For a money spell, include something like: “May no one be harmed and for the good of all involved.” (You’re guarding against the situation of a favored relative dying and then leaving money behind.)

May these insights support your life path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Create a Meaningful Ritual for Mabon

What are you thankful for? Have you heard that Mabon is the witches’ Thanksgiving? This is the time of year where we count our blessings, and we express gratitude for positive things in our lives.

A good activity is to write a list of things you’re thankful for and your related reasons.

Make a Sigil of Thanksgiving

You can make your own sigil of Thanksgiving. Click on the link for a description of the step-by-step process.

You can use a phrase like:

“I am thankful for _____ [for example, ‘my friends’]”

 Create a Simple Solo-Ritual for Mabon

You can do a simple solo ritual like this…

Ritual of Thanksgiving

When: On a waxing or full moon.

Where: Outdoors

What you will need:

  • Sigil or sigils
  • Wine or juice that is red in color
  • Safe vessel for burning your sigil (a cauldron works well for this)
  • Heatproof surface
  • Tools for Casting Circle
  • Pen
  • New clean small piece of paper
  • Cakes and Wine

Cast Circle.

Cleanse and consecrate all your items.

Create your thanksgiving sigil.

When your sigil is done, cleanse it.

Waft over incense smoke.

Then charge your sigil with these next actions. Concentrate on what you are thankful for. Once you have these thoughts firm in your mind, take a deep breath in and blow your intention on the sigil.

Then, you bless your wine/juice. Anoint the sigil with some of the liquid.

Speak aloud what you are thankful for and why.

Light the sigil on your working candle and place it carefully into your heatproof vessel.

Pour a libation of your wine/juice to the God and Goddess. (You’re pouring some liquid onto the ground.)

Make sure your sigil has burned completely to ash.

Do the Cakes and Wine ritual.

Close Circle.

May these processes support your life path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Experience the “Beneficial Paradox”

Meditation

Have you noticed that meditation and rituals give you peace, clarity and closeness with the Gods?

Recently, I realized that there are times when peace and clarity can be opposed to each other.

Perhaps, you’re like me, and you would like to experience more moments of peace each day. I experience peace as moments in which I’m free of self-deprecating thoughts that cause me pain.

However, I’ve experienced moments of clarity that actually bothered me.

When you have clarity, you can feel uneasy. For example, Janet did a Tarot reading and a ritual about her job. She received clarity… that she was in the wrong job. She felt a stirring of anxiety. It felt like the opposite of peace.

In a conversation with a friend, the phrase “Beneficial Paradox” arose about this relationship between peace and clarity. We need both.

What’s the solution to the Beneficial Paradox of Peace versus Clarity?

I’ve found a solution in talking to the Gods during a meditation session. This can create a certain closeness you can’t get with other people. With this close relationship, the Gods can guide you to clarity as well.

Clarity can save your life.

Some years ago, I stopped for a red light at an intersection.

The light turned green, but I heard guidance from the Gods in the form of “Don’t go!”

So, I hesitated.

Another car raced through the intersection, and it would have crashed into my car if I had driven forward.

Meditation and ritual can condition you to receive guidance more often.

One more point: Sometimes the Gods give you clarity, but you don’t want to accept it yet. I’ve used this comment: “Sometimes, you get ‘Goddess-slapped’ upside your head.” This means that Goddess shakes you up. It helps to stay open and receive guidance.

May these insights support your life journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Craft Effective Spells

“What is the most important thing to remember when you do magick?” my friend, Lisa, asked.
“The intention is the most important thing,” I replied.
“How is that? Aren’t words important?”
“Yes, they are.”
“Okay, I’m confused,” she said.
Are you concerned about how magick works?
Here are four essential parts of creating an effective spell.

  • Intention

Intention is the first thing to consider. If you are not sure about what you want to accomplish, then your spell will not work. Your intention is the whole point for doing the spell. What do you intend? What do you want to accomplish with your spell?

  • Words

Words help guide your intention. They create a map of how to do what it is you want the spell to accomplish. You must use specific words to get something done. Magic takes the path of least resistance. If you wanted to lose weight and you were not specific, you might become physically ill. Many people would agree that getting physically ill is a terrible and temporary way to lose weight.

You need to be specific in your choice of words. Perhaps, you may choose to say something like: “I lose weight by proper nutrition and exercise so that I maintain my health and get to a truly healthy weight for me.”

Remember to include an ending clause like “For this or better, and it harm none.”

  • Ingredients

As you create your spell, carefully select the ingredients or items you use. Each ingredient has its own energy, also known as the natural object’s virtue. Natural items have their own virtues that lend their powers to your spell.

  • Will

Sometimes, I say, “Will is the fuel that makes the spell ‘go.’” 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.

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

You need your will for your intention 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.

In summary, devote care and attention to the essential items of Intention, Words, Ingredients, and Will.

May these insights support your spiritual path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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