“Most Wiccans don’t believe in predestination. Although we honor and revere the Goddess and God, we know that we’re free souls with full control and responsibility of our lives. We can’t point at an image of an evil god, such as Satan, and blame it for our faults and weaknesses. We can’t blame fate. Every second of each day we’re creating our futures, shaping the courses of our lives. Once a Wiccan takes full responsibility for all that she or he has done (in this life and past ones) and determines that future action will be in accord with higher ideals and goals, magic will blossom and life will be a joy.
That perhaps is at the core of Wicca- it is a joyous union with nature. The earth is a manifestation of divine energy. Wicca’s temples are flower-splashed meadows, forests, beaches, and deserts. When a Wicca is outdoors, she or he is actually surrounded by sanctity, much as is a Christian when entering a church or cathedral.”—Wicca, A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham (via aether-spirit)
“That arc of wine poured onto the earth in libation is a bridge between the worlds. And for those of us who are witches and shamans and mystics in addition to worshippers, it is a bridge we can tread. We can slip into that opening created by sacrifice to commune and communicate, as we wish, with the gods and spirits. When we see it for what it is, the act of offering itself can alter consciousness. If you consider it, it’s an amazing thing – through intention and ritual (both are important), we take some simple physical thing and hand it to the gods. Even if we can’t see Them take it, even if we can’t feel it, an exchange has taken place, the worlds have briefly touched. And we can, in fact, learn to see and feel it, and take full advantage of that holiness that is created through giving.”—A Forest Door (via deepwoodsteaparty)
A woman who is in the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels, Mind Body and Spirit. A woman who, because she focuses on personal growth and self awareness, experiences a life, increasingly filled with peace, love, joy, passion and fun. A woman that understands that she has unlimited capacity to make her life anything she wants. A woman who is inspired to give to those around her our of her sense of gratitude and abundance.
I am a Pagan and I dedicate myself to channeling the Spiritual energy of my inner self to help and to heal others and myself.
I know that I am part of the Whole of nature. May I grow in understanding of the Unity of all Nature. May I always walk in balance.
May I always be mindful of the diversity of Nature as well as its Unity. May I always be tolerant of those whose race, appearance, culture and ways differ from my own.
May I use my psychic powers wisely and never use it for aggression or for malevolent purposes.
May I never use it to curtail the free will of others.
May I always remember that I create my own reality and that I have the power within me to create positivity in my life.
May I always take responsibility for my actions be they conscious or unconscious.
May I always act in honorable ways, being honest with myself and others, keeping my word whenever I have given it, fulfilling all responsibilities and commitments I have undertaken to the best of my abilities.
May I always remember that whatever is sent out returns magnified to the sender. The forces of Karma will move swiftly to remind me of my spiritual commitments when I have begun to falter from them. May I use this Karmic feedback to remain strong and committed to my Spiritual ideals in the face of adversity or negativity. May the force of my inner Spirit eliminate all malevolence directed my way and transform it into positive light. May my inner light shine so strongly that malevolence can not even enter my realm of existence.
May I continually grow in wisdom and understanding. May I see every problem that I face, as an opportunity to learn and grow and to develop spiritually.
May I act out of love for other beings on this planet — to other human, plants, animals, mineral, elementals, spirits or other entities.
May I ever be mindful that the Goddess and God in all their forms dwell within me and that this divinity is reflected through my own Inner Self, my Pagan Spirit.
May I always channel love and light through my being. May my inner Spirit, rather than my Ego self, guide all my thoughts, feelings and actions.
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See me. I am your child. At this, the appointed hour, I stand before you and reach out with my whole heart to the full moon. Hear my words as they rise among the stars And at night, when my body lies resting, whisper to my spirit. Teach me secrets yet revealed… Fill me with wisdom… Enfold me in your power… Keeper of the mysteries of the moon, Hear these words and recall the ancient promise that All who seek your presence shall find your blessings. At this, the appointed hour, I stand before you and reach out with my whole heart to the full moon. I am your child. See me.
Friday the 13th is actually good luck for women because the Freya the goddess of love and fertility and Frigg/Frigga the goddess of marriage and fertility which Friday was named after and the sixth day(Friday) is the day to worship that goddess, they both intertwine with Venus, Also Friday was actually considered quite lucky by pre-Christian Teutonic peoples, we are told especially as a day to get married because of its traditional association with love and fertility. All that changed when Christianity came along. The goddess of the sixth day most likely Freya in this context, given that the cat was her sacred animal ‘ was recast in post-pagan folklore as a witch, and her day became associated with evil doings. Various legends developed in that vein, but one is of particular interest: As the story goes, the witches of the north used to observe their sabbath by gathering in a cemetery in the dark of the moon. On one such occasion the Friday goddess, Freya herself, came down from her sanctuary in the mountaintops and appeared before the group, who numbered only 12 at the time, and gave them one of her cats, after which the witches coven and, by tradition, every properly-formed coven since comprised exactly 13.
“Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic. These stout members of the vegetable kingdom may stand for as long as a thousand years, and tower far above our mortal heads. As such they are symbols and keepers of unlimited power, longevity, and timelessness. An untouched forest, studded with trees of all ages, sizes and types, is more than a mysterious, magical place - it is one of the energy reservoirs of nature. Within its boundaries stand ancient and new sentinels, guardians of the universal force which has manifested on the the Earth…”—Scott Cunningham
With the first and middle fingers, trace a pentagram over the object to be protected. Visualize electric blue or purple flame streaming from your fingers to form the pentagram. Say this as you trace:
With this pentagram I lay Protection here both night and day. And the one who should not touch Let his fingers burn and twitch I now invoke the law of three: This is my will, so mote it be! -by Scott Cunningham