Transformative witchcraft includes personal, spiritual and magical practices that take us deeper, pull us higher and expand our understanding. The Witches’ Hour of Power is about intentionally creating space each day to do whatever speaks truth to you. If you want to know how to radically change your life through witchcraft, read on. Even if you’re super short of time, becoming more self aware by answering three simple questions can help you stand in your own unique power.
The Witches’ Hour of Power trains our most important tool, our mind, to focus and connect with the deeper world, that includes the divine as we experience it and the spirit world, whether it’s angels or ancestors. Meditation is the training center for our mind. My personal daily practice includes various meditations that I’ve developed, and Sanskrit ones, such as Aad Guray. Meditation is simply choosing to let your thoughts flow in and out without hanging onto them. Guided meditations use imagery to achieve this focus. From the focus we get into the flow, the space where time and thoughts are no longer our primary concerns. The flow zone is where witchcraft abides.
Corporeal practices like cardio work and yoga can also get us into the flow zone. The witch who isn’t embodied is missing out. Dance, shake, clap if you can. If not, simply breathe in an intentional way.
You’re Probably Already Doing An Hour
Do an inventory of all the personal, spiritual and magickal things you already do every day. Meditation, spellwork, journaling, devotional practices to your deities, and even choosing to be kind when you really want to do violence are all part of the Witches’ Hour of Power. If you’re completely new to this mindful approach to witchcraft, start with that inventory.
Aren’t You Worth It?
The seductive power of modern distractions, from Facebook to Netflix, keeps us from manifesting our true magic. These things are designed to take our money and our minds. Limiting exposure to such things draws us back into our power. If the children and the familiars are sucking up all your time, keep in mind that the better we take care of ourselves, the better they become.
The Power Of The Witches’ Hour: Staying In Your Magic
Our unique magic is whatever speaks truth to us, whether it’s playing the guitar or building gingerbread houses. When we do the things we love, we experience flow. Our monkey mind shuts up, the shadow sits down, and all is well in the world, if only for a short time. The Witches’ Hour of Power is about doing these things in an intentional way. I’ve got creating a talisman for my new book scheduled for Monday, and I can’t wait. I crave this form of spellcraft. It is how I get back into my magic.
Are Your Listening To Your Soul Or Your Shadow?
Life is life. Full of struggles. Our thoughts lie to us. Our bodies betray our weird ideas about being perfect. People let us down. The past. Well, the past, is best left exactly where it is BEHIND US. As for the future, all we can do is hustle towards our dreams with grace and grit. The rest is in the hands of the universe/Hekate (no diff, really).
Practicing the Witches’ Hour of Power opens the truth within, revealing our soul code and hushing up that shadow of ours. Of course, the Hour of Power usually involves periods of intense shadow work. Feeling, dealing and healing. Shifting from shadow to soul, lets us be here now. When we are in the moment, we are in flow. If you don’t know what is going on with us in the present, we are living in the past and/or hyper attached to the future. There’s no magic or magick in that, and it’s incredibly disempowering. Stop giving away all that power and reclaim yourself through intentional daily practice that speaks truth to you.
Three Simple Questions To Get You Back In Your Magic
Still not convinced you can carve out an entire hour? Do what you can, and then do just a bit more. One of the most powerful practices is to become more self aware. It’ll put you into the moment, opening the path to flow. The key to the path of true magic is through reclaiming our powerful truth. While our Great Work of this incarnation is important, we’ll never be able to achieve it if we don’t know what is going on within ourselves in the moment. To get into the magic of the present, ask yourself: what is my mood, where is power, and what do I need in this hour? (If you’re curious, see my answers below.)
So…answer me those three questions, and be in this moment with me.
Stand in your power, witch.
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