How Witches Remove Limits to Their Happiness

“Oh! Careful with that container,” my friend, Sarah, said.

She carefully took hold of the plastic container and smiled. She said, “Macadamia nuts and chocolate— my happy place!”

Later, I thought about happiness. Some of us have rules that prevent us from being happy in this present moment.

Here are three insights.

  1. Listen to the hidden rules you have about happiness.

Have you heard a friend say, “When I get the new job, I’ll be happy”?

Really? One has a rule that one must have a new job to feel happy?

When you put rules on when you can be happy, it’s like putting up a brick wall between you and happiness.

I have learned that I can be dealing with problems—and still, I can experience happy moments.

This is where we can turn to the Gods.

  1. Ask the Goddess to help you let go of your “requirements” before you’re happy.

Letting go of your requirements can be daunting. We have such strong opinions of when and how we can be happy. We tell ourselves that we will be happy when [fill in the blank].

It seems like we just don’t allow ourselves to be happy—in this present moment.

On the other hand, here is a prayer for the Goddess to guide you to let go of those barriers.

 A Prayer for the Goddess to Help You Remove Barriers

Lovely Lady of the brilliant Moon
Guide me to my happiness real soon.
Help me remove my barriers one by one.
Every one of them till I am done.
May happiness flow through me
For now, and always.
So Mote It Be

3. Realize all that you have been given by the Gods for your life at this present moment.

Because I deal with depression symptoms each day, I struggle with being stuck in a dark place.

With all my blessings, one would think I could just notice how good things are.

I have many good things in my life. I have food. I am not in a war zone. I love my husband, and he loves me. I have a roof over my head. I have friends and family who love me. And there is more.

I have a friend who writes down five things that he’s grateful for each night. He writes in a journal. He says that this helps him “go to sleep happy.”

I realize that it’s time that we count our blessings and acknowledge them. Better yet, we can do a ritual to thank the God and Goddess for Their gifts.

For example, earlier today, I did a candle-lighting ritual to thank Squat, the Parking Goddess. I was grateful for Her support.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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Goddess Reveals Your Enchanted Light: Peace, Prosperity, Possibility Along Your Wiccan Path

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The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

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Goddess Style Weight Loss: Wiccans — Happy, Healthy and Confident

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How Witches Create Real Closeness in Relationships

Hands of different color

“How are you doing?” I asked my husband.

He stopped. He blinked like he had not thought about his own internal state of being.

Then he spoke with heartfelt thoughts.

I was glad I had really paused and listened.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Realize different perceptions and different sources of comfort.

Years ago, I heard an idea: For comfort one person, Susan, ate chicken soup. She disliked tomato soup. Her partner, George, was quite different. He depended on tomato soup. A real problem is no matter how much tomato soup George prepares for Susan, it will not comfort her.

People are different in their perceptions, needs, and sources of comfort.

George needs to ask Susan what she finds comforting.

How about your relationships? Have you asked a friend how you can support her in the way she prefers?

  1. Engage a prayer to reduce distraction.

I’ve noticed that life is so tough for many of us. We’re dealing with our personal problems. We’re distracted.

A Prayer
Lord and Lady, quiet down my own distraction,
So I can listen to the other person.
Quiet my mind,
So I can hear.

Open my heart,
So my [friend] knows I care and I love them.
So Mote It Be.

  1. Invite the Goddess to elevate your relationship.

I’ve learned that the Goddess truly wants to support us.

“I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart.” – The Goddess speaking in The Charge of the Goddess, as written by Doreen Valiente

A Prayer
Gracious Goddess, please elevate my relationship with [friend’s name]
Strengthen us so we can comfort each other
Open our hearts to opportunities to show we care and love each other.
So Mote It Be.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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Goddess Reveals Your Enchanted Light: Peace, Prosperity, Possibility Along Your Wiccan Path

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Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace

Goddess Has Your Back

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How Witches Deepen Their Interaction with Magick

“Tell me about your first experiences with magick,” my friend, Alexie, asked.

“I was 7 years old, and I spontaneously set up an altar in the woods near my home,” I replied.

“I saw some birds gather. A feeling of love washed over me. I realize now that I was connecting with the natural energies of the earth and the God and Goddess,” I said.

I have three insights for you.

  • Honor the Craft and the experience of wielding magick

I appreciate the term “magick” because it is a clear distinction that is different from “magic” as connected to “stage magic.” Stage Magicians like David Copperfield, Doug Henning, David Blaine, and Penn & Teller use “stage magic” to conduct illusions or tricks that the audience finds entertaining.

On the other hand, magick is a sacred practice. We, witches, use magick to change our inner and outer worlds. Witches use the natural energies of the Earth, Sun, planets, spirits, deities, and themselves to change those worlds.

With our careful and appropriate practice of magick, we elevate our daily lives.

  • Magick requires practice and patience.

It’s a process to develop your skills in magick and spellcraft. You raise energy and direct it toward a goal. Raising energy may include singing, chanting, and/or dancing. Magick requires you to use precise language and do things in a certain order. It is helpful for you to log your progress. And that includes the need for patience.

  • Remember to hold to appropriate ethics regarding magick.

“Ethics are moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.” – Oxford Languages

The ethics of magick include:

  • Do NOT perform magick on anyone without their permission. (This even includes a healing spell.)
  • Avoid negative practices and intentions related to magick. (The Three Times Law holds that you could get a three-fold backlash upon you for negative energy you place into the universe.)
  • Remember the Wiccan Rede: “An’ ye harm none, do what ye will.”

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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Goddess Has Your Back

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The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Embrace Wicca, Become Strong, Be at Peace with Yourself and the World Around You

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How Witches Enhance Safety When Casting a Circle

Casting Circle
Casting a Circle

“That’s when the apartment flooded?” my friend, Yolanda, asked.

“Yes,” I replied, after sharing with her an incident in which a witch forgot to dismiss the Element of Water. This witch cast a Circle in the usual way. But she did not follow through and use the proper steps to dismiss all the Elements that she had summoned.

I have three insights for you.

  1. Operate from a printed script.

Many witches use a script to do their rituals. Casting Circle is no different.

I use a script so that I don’t forget any steps. A script helps you keep track of where you are in your ritual.

Airplane pilots use a checklist. Similarly, you can use a script, and then you can avoid being concerned with remembering each detail.

  1. Walk through the script before you perform it.

Before you start, walk through the ritual noted in your script.

As I have worked with coven-mates, we have done a walkthrough before doing a ritual. This helps everyone have clarity about their roles and required actions. Before you start, sit down with everyone. Go over the steps. Identify who is going to do what action and when they do it.

An extra benefit: When you walk through the ritual (using the script), you can double-check that you have all the steps.

  1. Be sure to dismiss the Elementals and other entities you summoned to your Circle.

As you progress with your walkthrough, be sure you have a section on dismissing any entities, elementals, or spirits you may have called to your Circle. You don’t want any nasty surprises after you take down the Circle.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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Goddess Has Your Back – No Matter What

 

“I can’t believe I let it happen again!” my friend, Kelsey, said.

“What?” I asked.

“I trusted Max to show up and support me,” she said.

“And he didn’t.”

“He didn’t call. He just said he was too tired. After the fact.” Then she cursed like a sailor.

About reliability, I think of the Goddess.

Here are three insights.

  1. Goddess is Reliable Beyond a Human Being.

As human beings we have faults. We’re centered on our own desires and needs. Even when we want to pay close attention to loved ones, sometimes we can’t. We may be in real pain. Or we’re distracted.

On the other hand, Goddess is not caught up in the human ego. She focuses on our well-being. She doesn’t have the frailties that even our well-intentioned human friends and family members have.

  1. Goddess Practices Nonjudgment Beyond a Human Being.

Goddess experiences the whole of who and what you are. Even our closest friends don’t have that experience. In fact, some of our finest characteristics may not resonate with certain people. They can’t see it. It’s not about us. Many times, it’s about someone else being lost in their own self-centered vision.

Goddess sees us across all time. More than that, Goddess knows our best intentions. She knows what we were striving for, even when we fail. Goddess knows our potential, and She wants to support us in expressing our full potential.

Beyond human judgment and cynicism, Goddess knows us and loves us.

  1. Goddess Provides Guidance Beyond Human Perceptions.

With human perceptions, there are barriers. Due to their limitations, human perceptions can often lead to incorrect conclusions. Do you recall a time when even someone who cared about you completely misinterpreted your intentions and actions?

Goddess starts with full belief in you. She wants you to live with joy, happiness, and purpose. When you do ritual, meditation, and prayer, you can tap into the love and guidance that Goddess provides.

May these insights support your path.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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Break Free with Goddess: Wiccans – How You Can Get Free of Worry, Illness and Anxiety and Enjoy Abundance, Health and Confidence

Be a Wiccan Badass: Become More Confident and Unleash Your Inner Power

Goddess Reveals Your Enchanted Light: Peace, Prosperity, Possibility Along Your Wiccan Path

Real Magick

Beyond the Law of Attraction to Real Magic: How You Can Remove Blocks to Prosperity, Happiness and Inner Peace

Goddess Has Your Back

Goddess Has Your Back: How Wicca Can Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem and Make Your Life Magickal

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Book

The Hidden Children of the Goddess Embrace Wicca, Become Strong, Be at Peace with Yourself and the World Around You

Goddess Walks Beside You: How You Can Listen, Learn and Enjoy the Wiccan Path

Goddess Style Weight Loss: Wiccans — Happy, Healthy and Confident

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