My Thoughts

Witchcraft isn't something you dust off for the Full Moon and the Sabbats. It's not the pagan jewelry you wear or the books on your shelf or the magic spells you cast.
Living the witchy life is living a spiritual life, it's...
*Joining in life-as-a-sacred-adventure.
*Being aware of the Divine in every aspect and circumstance.
*Working magick as you tend to daily tasks.
*Noticing the lessons and gifts you receive in a steady stream.
*Sharing your talents with others, for sake of the Divine.
*Living a life of soul and spirit!

A Witch who performs magic. A Witch who lives the spiritual life.

When you are living the witchy life, you make ordinary tasks magical.

Living a magical life is something that one does twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Depending on the needs of your tradition, it may involve something as complex as daily ritual, or as simple as taking a moment to thank your gods each morning when you get out of bed. It means being in tune with the spiritual world around you, and staying in balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Does this mean you need to run around shouting "The Goddess loves you!" all day long? Not at all… in fact, the rest of us would appreciate it if you didn’t do that. What it does mean is there's a difference between seeing Paganism and Wicca as something you "do" versus something you believe.

How can you bring more magic into your daily life? Try one, or more, of the following -- and if something doesn't apply to your particular flavor of Paganism, don't sweat it. Use what you need, and set the rest aside.

*You bring thought, imagination, awareness, and intention to every action.
*You fold blessings into the laundry.
*You sanctify your food and water.
*You give thanks for the little gifts.
*You give thanks for the huge challenges.
*You give back to the Earth for all you receive.
*You love and laugh easily, forgive and forget readily, cry and pray simultaneously.
*You pay attention to the phases of the moon. Know what's happening in the skies, and notice how (or if) it affects the way you feel.
*You recognize that you don't know everything there is to know. Continue learning and growing, and be willing to accept that sometimes new knowledge will come from unexpected sources. Don't assume that you're always right, just because you've always done or thought something.
*You show respect for nature -- do things on a daily basis that are good for the planet. Recycle, compost, cut back on excess energy consumption.
*You get in touch with the earth. Plant a garden, study the changes of the seasons. Realize how good it feels to grow your own herbs and vegetables.
*You feel empowered. Know that you have control over many of the things that happen to you. If someone or something makes you miserable, make the changes that are necessary to bring yourself happiness.
*You understand that just as you have control over your life, you are also responsible for your actions. Take ownership of everything you do -- even if that includes admitting you're wrong sometimes.
*You find a way to honor the Divine in your daily life, rather than just at monthly Esbats. Even if you just start your day with a morning "thank you" to your gods or to the universe itself, it's not a bad thing to acknowledge the gifts that we have in our lives.
*You behave in a way that is honorable -- if you make a promise, keep it. If someone needs help and you can provide it, offer it.
*You know when you do something, you are always thinking about how you can use it in a magical application. For example, when you're baking cookies, consider what sort of magical working you can incorporate into the recipe.
*You consider the impact that your words and actions have on not only the environment, but also on other people and on yourself.

When you are living a spiritual life, you feed your soul with life.
Sweet or bitter or bland, it's all nourishment for your soul. You drink it in with gusto.

When you are living a spiritual life, you are consciously co-creating your life. And the world you live in.

The Goddess is your partner and friend, your lover and child, your mother and Deity.

You keep your eyes on your values and ideals. You follow them like a sailor follows the stars. Your heart is your magnetic north. You yourself are the compass, always yielding to its sweet pull.

Living the witchy life is choosing life. Choosing to live it to its fullest - even the "mistakes" - rather than drifting aimlessly, purposelessly.

Intentionally sculpting your life like a masterpiece. It's engaging your full potential.

It's pursuing your deepest dreams.

It's living your life on purpose - finding out who you are and why you're here, and then fulfilling that.

It's remembering, always remembering, that this world is a game, and you've come here to play. Like a child in the playground, there's no holding back.

Living the witchy life is riding the rollercoaster of life
with your eyes wide open, your arms held high, your hair flying out behind you, and your heart thrilling with JOY!

This is living the witchy life!

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