How Witches Use Movement to Create Magickal Energy

Casting Circle
Casting Circle

“When you use movement, you’re creating power,” I responded to a friend after she attended her first coven gathering.

“So, that’s what you and your coven mates were doing when you all pointed your athames to the East?” she said.

I nodded.

When I was eight years old, I naturally set up an altar in the woods. I also walked around and settled quietly. Birds would approach because they found my energy to be inviting and peaceful.

As I grew older, and spiritual elders taught me about Wicca, I noticed some details about Wiccans and movement.

Here are three insights:

  1. Movement creates energy

Some covens use instruments like drums to create movement and sound. People will clap their hands and sometimes use dance to create energy. Once you’ve cleansed the area, you can use movement to create the type of energy you desire.

  1. Your body functions better when you honor it by moving

Some spiritual paths focus on the rational mind. In such paths, we notice a big emphasis on scriptures and arguing about what certain passages mean.

On the other hand, Wicca honors nature, intuition, and the temple (body) we have been given. My habit of having a daily walk helps me raise energy better when I gather with coven mates.

  1. Having a sedentary lifestyle actually hurts your spiritual practice

Neuroscientists note that the brain likes to conserve energy. Making decisions uses up energy. In fact, researchers talk about decision fatigue. By the end of the day, a person can be too tired to take a daily walk. I’ve noticed that it’s like a machine that rusts by just sitting there.

Some people like to live in their heads. Instead, Wicca calls on us to move every day. I remember a spiritual elder said, “Be a good animal.” This reminds me that my body wants to move. It was designed to move. Earlier in my life, when I was 40 pounds heavier, being heavy enticed me to just sit and not move.

Now, I’m more conscious that getting in daily exercise is part of my spiritual path. I want my body to help me create energy in rituals.

May these insights help you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with the Mundane World Pushing the Opposite of Goddess’s Vision

Have you been feeling under pressure? Are you only seeing scarcity? Recently, I had a conversation with a friend, and we noticed that so much of the Mundane World is about pushing a story about scarcity and lack.

So much of the media that push products on us is about the message: “There’s a reason you feel bad. You don’t have [product]. Only if you had [product], then you’d feel better about yourself and your life. … By the way, don’t you deserve to have [product]?”

I’ve noticed that the Mundane World messages of scarcity and lack come across as the opposite of Goddess’s vision.

  1. Goddess Wants You to Call on Her

“Whenever ye have need of anything, once in a month, and better it be when the Moon be full, then ye shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all Witcheries.” – Doreen Valiente, writing in the voice of the Goddess in The Charge of the Goddess

The Mundane World says that you are not enough and that you need to get things in order to feel happy. On the other hand, Goddess has already given you what you really need: Your senses, this Earth, your body and your spirit. Goddess has placed divinity within you. Still, she says “whenever ye have need of anything … assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me.” So, the answer is not to buy more stuff, it is to support your relationship with the Goddess by gathering and doing ritual.

  1. Goddess Wants You to Be Free

“And ye shall be free from slavery.” – Doreen Valiente, writing in the voice of the Goddess in The Charge of the Goddess

You can be a slave to a lot of things. One bad form of slavery is to be beholden to trying to please everyone. I have a big problem with this one. I want to make my loved ones happy. But on some level, it’s impossible to do this. Because this is impossible to do, I fail. With clinical depression symptoms, it is easy for me to spiral down into self-hate.

Instead, from this moment forward, I want to focus on this prayer.

Prayer for Real Freedom

Goddess,
Cradle me in Your arms
Like the Loving Mother You are
Teach me to stay on the path of love and appreciation
For myself and others.
Let me remember that my mind is my own
And my will is my own.
Let me realize that the Mundane World’s messages of
Scarcity, lack and “you are not enough” are illusions.
Let me feel in my heart
That You are the Gracious Goddess
Fully supporting me.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Veteran Witches Can Avoid Traps that Stunt Your Spiritual Growth

“What are real traps that veteran witches can fall into?” my friend, Amanda, asked.

I thought about this over a couple days, and certain ideas rose into my thoughts.

  1. Avoid becoming stale in your practice

It’s understandable that many of us fall into a comfortable pattern. This is a path created by not trying new things. Instead, consider writing your own rituals and spells. In my books, I’ve shared a number of rituals, and you can use prewritten rituals as inspiration—on your way to creating your own original rituals.

  1. Avoid getting stuck in comparison patterns

I’ve talked with a number of fellow witches. Sometimes, I get surprised at how certain people compare themselves with spiritual elders. One of my friends said, “I cannot even breathe the same air as [a particular spiritual elder].”

I’ve noticed that all we get from such comparisons is misery. It also restricts us from even trying to expand our spiritual practice. Instead, I suggest that you focus on your own path and get into a place of acceptance that everybody else is on their own separate journey. How soon and what we learn is an individualized experience.

  1. Step away from feeling superior to a novice

In different circles, we hear about certain authors or teachers who seem to come across like they feel they’re superior to their readers or students. This is a trap.

When we get stuck in any focus on our own ego, we’re basically putting a restriction on our spiritual growth. Over the years as I’ve answered many questions, I have found it truly helpful that students will ask me things that will spark new ideas.

At times, I need to do research or talk with spiritual elders so that I can provide useful material. This is an example in which a student can bring a fresh approach that can uplift us all.

I’ve learned that having a healthy approach with humility clears the path to spiritual growth.

May these insights help you on your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Avoid 3 Rookie, Bad Mistakes Ep. 65

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How Witches Transcend First Judgments and Appreciate the Wisdom of the Elements

“What are the negatives and positives of each Element? For example, fire is warm and comforting, yet can be destructive,” one of my readers asked.

Let’s explore this.

  • Fire

A first thought that fire can be destructive can miss an important part of the picture. For example, fire can be used to purify something. This can be viewed as using fire’s “destructive side” for a positive outcome.

  • Water

Water is all about emotion. When water crashes, it might be associated with anger. Can the emotion of anger be used for something positive? One of my friends once did a silly stunt in college. He jumped to a balcony. He found himself dangling by his hands with the risk of death or grave injury. He got mad that his life might be ended if he didn’t muster the energy to pull himself up. He grunted a powerful curse word and pulled himself to safety.

One can use anger about how people are hurting our environment and then channel it into taking action to get elected officials to move forward to protect our environment.

Water is also associated with positive emotion, including love. Think of floating serenely on a lake.

  • Air

Air is about thought. We wouldn’t want to be stuck there. Action is required for positive change. However, thinking something through, which can invoke our intuition, can be truly necessary. Good thought and then good action.

  • Earth

Earth is the foundation. Traditionally, witches associate earth with abundance, strength and prosperity. However, Earth can be destructive in terms of earthquakes, mudslides and avalanches. Earth is the sustainer. I often think of Earth as connected to stillness. When you tune into the positive aspect of Earth think of how the Earth sustains and supports us.

When you cast your Circle you’re asking the Elementals, the rulers of the Elements, to help you out.

I’ve noticed that it helps to keep in mind the multiple aspects of the Elements.

Let’s look at celebrating the Elements.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Deal with the Signs Are Pointing One Way, But You Disagree with Them

Have you sought guidance from the God and Goddess?

Did you receive some signs, but you are uncertain or even in disagreement with where the signs are pointing for you? This can be a common problem.

Here are three insights:

1.  Look for the source of your resistance

The source of your resistance may be fear. Change often requires going into the unknown. Are you afraid you will lose something? Or maybe you’re afraid the new chapter of your life will require you to be more skillful or courageous. Gaining more responsibility may feel scary. If you look at what fear may be present, you can stretch and grow. You might have to take conscious action to increase your skills.

2.  Listen to the Gods Again

Maybe, you’re not really hearing Them, or you’re stuck in your own misinterpretation of the signs.

Go into a meditation session and ask the Gods to help you have a clear understanding. You might ask for a new sign to give you a specific idea of your next step. You could ask, “Dear Gods, please let me know… if you mean ____, show me a white rabbit in the mundane world. Or if you mean _____, show me a red balloon. If you mean something else, show me a purple flower.”

If you get the purple flower, you can begin the process again.

3.  Ask the God and Goddess for clarity and for direction

As some people age, their bodies become rigid. The former gymnast might, as he or she gets older, find it hard to walk ten steps. Flexibility, like walking, is something that you can lose if you don’t use it.

Sometimes, when we’re in so much pain, we fold in on ourselves like a folding chair. This is a good time to ask the God and Goddess for Their help in developing our own clarity and flexibility.

Here is a prayer you can use to help in the process.

Prayer for Clarity

Lord and Lady,
May I have a sign, a beacon of light,
As the sun rises and brings warmth and illumination to the land
May this prayer create illumination in my mind
To shine upon my true path.
So Mote it Be.

Then you can follow up with a meditation session and see what guidance the Gods give you.

May this process bless your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater