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Halloween Wish Spell

Really lovely. So had to share…

Namaste

⭐ Pagan Hare

The Witch & Walnut

blowWelcome back! I hope you are having a great day so far and I hope that you can find a little time for yourself today. What did your card say today?

Today’s spell is about writing our one year Halloween wish. Set the tone and the mood, by lighting some candles and have a simmer pot to send out some classic fall scents. Try adding cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cloves, small piece of lemon and a vanilla bean to a small pot of water. Let it simmer slowly, the smell is amazing. Time to pull up a chair at your altar and get to work.

letter2You will need a piece of paper, pen, 2 candles and some twine or strong thread. Start writing a letter to yourself about what you will do, achieve, want and other goals for a year, until October 2018. Be in a good mood and be alone…

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Witchy Wisdom

We Never Stop Learning

Don’t ever be fooled into thinking the craft is not old. It truly is. Wicca is very new. It came about 10 years before I was born. But witchcraft itself is very old. And it isn’t the same as it started. Today we have coloured candles, crystals, exotic herbs and spices. And of course the internet. Witchcraft has evolved and grown as the centuries have passed; as it should. And we as witches, have also evolved and grown.

And the only way that this can happen is to be always open to learning new things. We learn from our own discoveries and from one another, and that’s how it should be. If you close yourself from learning you will not grow as a witch or as an individual. There will always be those who have been on this path many years who feel nobody can teach them anything new. But they’re very wrong. And those you learn from don’t need to have been on the path as long as yourself. We can still learn even from the younger and less experienced.

I do believe witches of the past would have met up with others. Swapped ideas, recipes and experiences.

Often people will use the term ‘eclectic witch’, but I feel we were always eclectic. Always gathering ideas, new spells and so on from others we met. From various traditions around even our own country. So I must admit I dislike that term as we are all eclectic whether you’ll admit it or not. The moment you read a book written by another witch you are learning new things from another witch. You are gathering new ideas and ways.

So never stop learning. Keep evolving and growing. And share with others. No matter your path or how long you have been walking it, you are always learning, growing. You are always gathering and adding to your personal collection of knowledge!

Namaste

⭐ Pagan Hare

Witchy Wisdom

Season Of The Witch

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It has to be said that I have always been comfortable with referring to myself as a pagan and a witch. Obviously there have been times when I have “kept silent” on my true nature, much as I have about my sexuality. In my experience I have always known when and where I should say nothing. Attracting dangerous attention is frankly foolish.

But I am proud of who I am and my heritage. As witches it is time we reclaimed who we are and use our wisdom to know when to keep silent. But also not to hide either.

Are you at ease with who you are?

Below is an interesting article on this very subject…

Season of the Witch: Reclaiming Our Words

Pagan Celebrations

Samhain Ancestor Rite for Families with Children

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It can be very difficult, as a pagan parent, finding a suitable ritual for the whole family and Samhain is especially a beautiful  celebration because we are remembering our ancestors and of course loved ones who have returned to Summerlands or crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

So I thought it would be nice to share this article by Patti Wigington. I hope iy inspires you for this years Samhain celebrations.

Namaste

~ Pagan

If you’re raising kids in a Pagan tradition, it can sometimes be hard to find rituals and ceremonies that are both age appropriate and celebrate the aspects of the particular Sabbat. Factor in that small children tend to have a shorter attention span, and the days of standing in a circle for an hour watching someone chant are pretty much out of reach. That said, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate the different Sabbats with your children.

This ritual is designed to celebrate Samhain with younger kids. Obviously, if your children are older, or you have younger kids who are very focused and mature, you may not need a “kids ritual.” However, for those of you that do, this is a rite you can complete, from start to finish, in about twenty minutes. Also, keep in mind that you are the best judge of what your child is ready for. If he wants to paint his face, bang a drum and chant, let him do so – but if he’d rather participate silently, that’s okay too.

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Listen, Attend…Re Blog

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Though not directly to do with witchcraft or paganism, we are about communication. With ourselves, coven member’s, nature, the gods. How ever you see this, this short blog makes for an interesting read!

Blessings and Namaste

~ Pagan

 

Our work, our relationships, and our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time. While no single conversation is guaranteed to transform a company, a relationship, or a life, any single conversation can. Speak and listen as if this is the most important conversation you will ever have with this person. It could be. Participate as if it matters. It does.

– Susan Scott

We spend much of our lives in conversation. We converse with our partners, our children, our parents, our workmates, our neighbors, everyone around us. How well we attend to the other person is often another story. We are often chatting while doing something else. Anything else. Driving. Watching TV. Making dinner. Texting. Listening to music. Watching for our stop on a bus or train.

People make a big deal out of young people (in particular) texting or being on social media rather than communicating face to face. In truth, some of those texts or social media conversations are very intense. The participants are attending closely to what the other is saying. Some of those conversations are skimmed and content or context missed. But that’s true in face to face conversations as well. We’re alive inside our own personal thoughts, actions, reactions, but not necessarily to what the other is communicating.

Each conversation we have with each person who is in our lives is important, significant in its own unique way. Conversations are about ebb and flow, the back and forth give-and-take of interactions. When we are distracted or focused on something other than the person with whom we are communicating, we miss cues to the deeper message behind their words.

We all want to feel heard, to be heard, to have another respond to us as though we are, in the moment, the most important person in the world. In truth, in those moments of deepest communication, we are that important. In order to receive that focus from another, we must be willing to give it. We must be willing to slow our pace. We must be willing to stop our attempt to ‘multitask’ and attend to another person. Listen. Attend. It’s important.

How many times have you walked away from a conversation with no recall of its content? or its context? What has distracted you during your most recent conversation with another person? and the one before that? When was the last time you felt, thought or believed that another person was not paying attention while you were speaking to them? How did you feel? What can you do to keep your attention in your next conversation?

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