So, as many of you know, there are a lot of life changes going on for me these days. It’s as though my soul went through the dead of winter, but now Imbolc has passed and my soul has started to stir again. Spring may not yet be here, but I’m starting to turn my face toward the sun and feel the warmth of hope washing over me. It’s still faint, but I’m motivated to look ahead.
The next big hurtle I face is finding a new home. I’m moving to a brand new city, and it feels like a great way to start over. It’s like getting a fresh notebook and pack of pens. All those clean, blank pages– they mean possibilities. A new chapter. A fresh start.
So, there’s some magical plans in the works to help this goal along.
At this phase of my moving plans, I’m mainly focusing on finding a place I’ll love and projecting as much positive thoughts as I can into my future. I started with positive affirmations about my future:
I’m loving my new home, my new city, my new life
This move is the best thing for me and is opening doors of opportunity for family, friends, work and fun
I am moving into a river of abundance and am being washed over with health, prosperity and happiness
I hold the power to make my life whatever I want it to be
So these are just a few of my affirmations that I have been drilling into my subconscious on a daily basis.
My next project was to create a small altar toward my goal. I don’t want to talk to much about it or post a picture of it right now, because it’s still in the works and I don’t want the wrong energies interfering with it. Generally I don’t talk about magical workings very specifically while they’re still going on, but pictures of what I want, candle and container magic, prayers, petitions, the right symbols and crystals and herbs, etc. are all contributing to the working.
Of course, divination is also very useful. I like to use my pendulum, like I did when I was looking for my car. I shop around and print out images of the possibilities then turn them over and do a ‘blind’ reading over them with the pendulum. I prefer to do it this way so that when I do a reading over each ‘image’, I don’t see it. Seeing it can influence the outcome; like I might LOVE the look of one totally cute place, and might misinterpret the reading because I’m so hopeful of getting it. I don’t want my opinions to influence the interpretations of the answers coming through my divination tools.
I ask questions and write the answers that come on the back of the image, then I turn them over and see what answers I got for each one. I ask questions such as, ‘Will this place suit my needs?’ ‘Are there any problems I should be aware of?’ ‘Will I be happy here?’
With pendulum, I start out with yes/no questions, then I attempt to ‘hone in’ on the answers by playing ’20 questions’. Or, I get out my chart of letters/numbers and use that to get more direct messages spelled out for me (literally) if I feel like my guides are trying to tell me something.
Finally, I’ve been doing some cleansing as I start preliminary packing. I physically and spiritually cleanse an area before going through and packing it. No need to bring any negativity when I move.
And of course, I’m doing the practical stuff, too: checking the credit report, searching the market, figuring out what I can afford, etc. Hopefully within a couple of months, I’ll be settled somewhere new.
But until then, I’m still here, and still hanging in. Until next week :o)
I have to admit, I’m not one to literally believe in the Threefold Law (here’s my take). But raising negativity to banish it shouldn’t bring anything down on you… you’re pretty much raising whatever is already there and affecting you in order to push it away, right? So it’s kind of like taking the antidote to throw up the poison.
Negative magic in itself isn’t bad; it’s simply getting rid of something. Especially what you’re trying to do—expel an excess of harmful energy that’s keeping you from being balanced. Just remember to fill that vacuum you create when you do get rid of it— take a cleansing bath, drink an infusion of herbs that replenish peace and happiness (a little lemon tea is generally enough for me), and spend some time over the next few days meditating on more harmonious things.
The thing you want to be cautious with is baneful magic, or magic you’re using to initiate harm towards someone/something. If you’re doing it for petty, selfish reasons, then you’re definitely going to be wallowing in a lot of negativity that is going to take its toll on you. But it doesn’t sound like you’re doing anything like that so you should be fine.
Good question! I encourage you to look up the theory of abundance vs. scarcity, you will learn a lot about how much attitude can do.
There’s nothing at all negative about prosperity—unless, of course, you’re prospering by mugging old ladies or conning vets out of their retirement funds. But prosperity is actually good for everyone all around. When you prosper, you alleviate yourself of stress and worries. It frees you to become a better person, and a better Witch. In turn, you have more to offer others.
Whenever I invoke Gods for a spell or a prayer petition, I give them thanks and praise for it. Of course, you can thank the Gods even if you didn’t directly ask them for help, because they’re part of your reality, and by virtue of that alone it’s worth a nod to them occasionally.
But in general, if you’re cultivating an attitude of abundance, you are already part of a cycle that is beneficial to mankind. And that’s only going to keep you on an upward spiral (as opposed to a downward spiral).
Hi, and welcome to the path! Relationship with deity is definitely at the heart of Wicca, but at the same time, like any other relationship, it’s going to take time to develop. So first off, don’t worry about rushing it. This is something that will develop over time.
Different Gods revel themselves to different people in different ways. The first step to getting to know them is reaching out to them: pray. It doesn’t have to be prayer, just say what’s on your heart. Make it a daily ritual. Go to your altar, call to them, ask themselves to reveal themselves to you, perhaps make a little offering (burn some incense, leave a flower or some dried herbs, etc.).
Next step is to listen: meditate. Stop and practice a few minutes of mindfulness after your prayer and see what comes to you.
You can also do some research on different Gods and Goddesses, and this might help you hone in on the right direction for you to take.
It might be a good idea to get some books aimed at beginners, too. Check out my recommended reading list!
Until next week everyone, enjoy your Imbolc and have a great weekend!