Be a Grateful Witch: The Importance of Giving Thanks and Suggestions for Practice

Be a Grateful Witch: The Importance of Giving Thanks and Suggestions for Practice July 2, 2018

Giving thanks for all that we already have is an excellent addition to the cauldron of our witchery. A simple daily practice creates the energy of abundance and prosperity, things that I think every witch wants.

Being a Grateful Witch

I put a lot of thought and effort into my rituals and spells. But witchery doesn’t end when a working is finished. Creating an energetic field within me and around me that attracts “all good things” is an integral part of my daily practice. If there is one thing I know for sure (there’s only a few) is being grateful for what I already have is a sure-fire way to manifest abundance. Becoming aware of the many blessings present in my life helps to attune my personal energy to attract that which I seek. Expressing gratitude, in my opinion, should be part of our daily practices that I call the Witches’ Hour of Power. I think we should all be very thankful for identifying as witches and other sorts of magical people.

Mighty Hekate, Queen of the Witches,
Blessed am I,
To call myself one of Your chosen.

from: A Witches’ Prayer to Hekate

A daily gratitude practice creates an energetic field of plenty because it sharpens our appreciation of the great things we already have. I know all too well that life can be incredibly miserable. In difficult times, it’s even more important to do daily gratitude work. No matter how bad things are, like the saying goes, there is good in every day. Struggles made me strong, scarcity gave me resourcefulness, and knowing pain gave me both compassion and appreciation for pleasure. By sharing our gratitude with others, through writing a note or telling someone in person, we send them beneficial energy while creating it in ourselves.

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About Cyndi
Cyndi Brannen is a witch and spiritual teacher living the coastal life in rural Nova Scotia. She is a trained energetic healer, psychic and herbalist. Merging together her training in shamanism, Tarot, past life work, meditation and psychology, she teaches and writes about better living through witchcraft. She founded Open Circle Wellness about a decade ago which now offers online courses, including, The Sacred Seven: A Course in Applied Modern Witchcraft (currently available at She has written the forthcoming Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft. She is currently writing two books, one on The Sacred Seven and the second in her Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft series, this one about Under World energy, which includes Medea. Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft: The First Key is a year-and-a-day course that will start November 1. You can read more about the author here.
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