Life As The Witch – Simply, Easy Meditation for Today’s Busy Witch

I know in today’s society we are all very busy. Rush here, rush there, The whole time your mind is swirling with thoughts of what to next, where to go and much more. A witch, in particular, needs to be able clear all the daily grime out of her mind. If she doesn’t then she won’t be able to cast successful spells. Concentration and visualization these are basically the main part involved in Spellcrafting. To achieve concentration and visualization, we must start with meditation. Meditation lays out the ground work for us learn how to control our mind and our thoughts. After we have mastered the skill of meditation, we can then move on.

I found a wonderful meditation. It is simple to use. I know the new ones to The Craft will love it. The older Practitioners might find it too simple. The name of the meditation is “The Heartbeat Meditation.” I hope those that want to use it enjoys it!

This is a very simple meditation that can be a building block for many future meditations as well as magical workings. It is a useful tool for focus and concentration. To begin, find a place where you will be undisturbed. This should be a place that is peaceful to you. It can be either indoors or outdoors. It is preferable that you begin attempting this with as little noise and other distractions as possible as you get more adept at this one may use meditative music. Get into a comfortable position, close your eyes if desired, and breathe deeply for a few moments. Clear your mind as much as possible and relax. Concentrate on feeling your heart beat. Feel it beat and pulse within your body. Concentrate until you can feel each distinctive beat. If you succeed in this, try to feel your pulse in other areas of your body, such as your arms, legs, hand, feet, midsection, neck, or head. How does the sensation of the pulse in these areas differ from the beat of your heart?

How is it the same?

If you are having difficulty feeling your heartbeat, stop, take a break, and come back to it later. It may take a few sessions of practice before you are able to feel it with certainty. Above all, don’t become frustrated, as this could block further attempts to feel the beat. Once you are able to feel your heartbeat, and the pulse in different areas of the body, you can move on to more difficult things. Try decreasing the time it takes to feel the beat. Ideally, as soon as you think of it you should be able to feel the pulse wherever in your body you wish. Upon succeeding in this, try feeling your heartbeat in more difficult circumstances; while outside walking, while at work or in school, while talking to others. You should desire to reach the point where you can feel the beat as soon as you think to try in any situation without interrupting other activities. As stated, this exercise aids in focus and concentration, but it can also help you use your inner power more effectively, since the pulse of your heart is intimately tied to the flow of your life energy.

Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 11

Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 11

“Do not grieve. Misfortunes will happen to the wisest and best of men. Death will come, always out of season. It is the command of the Great Spirit, and all nations and people must obey. What is past and what cannot be prevented should not be grieved for…”

–Big Elk, OMAHA Chief

Our earth continues to Grow by cycles and seasons: The cycles of growth – spring, summer, fall, winter. The cycles of the human being – baby, youth, adult, elder. It is through these cycles that we will experience the changes. I will not always necessarily agree with these changes but I need to trust the Grandfathers are in charge. Things will come and things will go. Really, I own nothing, the Creator owns all. Too often I label things as mine. I say this belongs to me, but it really belongs to the Creator. He gives me things to take care of. I need to do the best I can with what I have, with what I know at the time. And when the Creator changes things, I need to let go for His planning is the best.

Oh Great Spirit, today let me do the best I can with what I know, with what I have. Let me experience acceptance of Your will.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for August 10th is 62: Attention to Detail

62: Attention to Detail

Hexagram 62

General Meaning: Ambitious undertakings are not in order now, but attention to small matters brings progress. Such is the case of a person whose resources are meager, but who, through modesty and perseverance, rises to accomplish great things.

The key to success when small potential influences the larger scene is to avoid pretentious ambitions and grandiose goals. The power of the small is served by slow and steady advancement, and succeeds through an honest awareness of its own limitations, without reservation.

Modesty stemming from recognizing your limitations is a fine quality, but it can be seen as weakness if it is not accompanied by conscientiousness. It is important to understand the demands of your situation, and not to expect success in big things right now. The wise person recognizes the nature of the time. So, know your own role, carefully attend to details and act with humility, and you can achieve your goal even with few resources

Daily Horoscopes for April 15th

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

Today’s earthy Virgo Moon requires us to analyze the facts, then make decisions based on common sense. Although we want to be practical, our logic may be hastily conceived now as Virgo’s key planet Mercury is retrograde. Additionally, mental Mercury forms a squishy semisquare with imaginative Neptune, tempting us to choose fantasy over reality. Paying extra careful attention to our perceptions can minimize the confusion that could lead us astray.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your workmates may be extra critical of your actions as the picky Virgo Moon visits your 6th House of Details today. However, you’re not in the mood to change your behavior just to placate someone else. Perhaps you are being judged unfairly, but you would still be wise to consider how to address their concerns before you completely shut them out. This could be a significant opportunity for you to improve your game, rather than complaining about others who don’t appreciate what you do.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You might actually be able to finish your work because you are not as likely to be distracted today. Although you could still be a bit scattered in your thinking, it’s helpful that your friends who often tempt you to leave your responsibilities now have a lot to do themselves. If you are ahead of schedule now, don’t get lazy. You can accomplish more than you expect if you simply keep going at a steady pace.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be revisiting childhood memories with more clarity than usual, and this could be a pleasant distraction from what you should be doing. However, your little excursions into your personal history might reawaken emotions from the past. Analyze your feelings so you know which ones are significant enough to motivate new action. This process will take practice, but, fortunately, you can learn to keep up external appearances now while you also attend to your journey within.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You are the most productive when your new ideas are reinforcing your professional goals. The smart Virgo Moon is thinking her way through your 3rd House of Communication, elevating your confidence and reminding you that you are on the right track. There isn’t any hurry now, because, thankfully, your current plan should solidify in the next week or two.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Take inventory of what you have recently accomplished so you can raise things to the next level without making yourself much busier than you already are. Stabilizing your financial and social networks enables you to maintain a higher level of creativity now. Remember, you don’t have to expend more energy; gain efficiency and consistency by acting smarter in everything you do.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The Moon’s visit to dutiful Virgo is a mixed blessing now. On one hand, you aspire toward quality in your work and in your relationships. Fortunately, sound data allows you to think clearly and make wise decisions. On the other hand, the Moon emphasizes your subjective feelings, which can have you reconsidering a recent decision. Listening to both your head and your heart will lead to the best of both worlds.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You still have a day or two to finish up old business before the Moon returns to your sign and initiates a brand new cycle. This isn’t the smartest time to start a project — you are much better off focusing on finishing an old one. However, it’s not enough now to just meet your obligations with efficiency. There are lots of possibilities before you; take the one that also incorporates elements of grace and beauty.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon in your 11th House of Hopes and Dreams can draw your attention into the future as if it were today. But you must not lose sight of your position and what you have on your plate right now. You must find a harmonious balance between your ideal vision and your current everyday reality. Thankfully, you will know that you’re on the right path when you can hold your dreams in awareness, even when you are awake.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Grandiose ideas and extravagant plans may come naturally to you, but today’s detail-oriented Virgo Moon in your 10th House of Career requires you to place limits on yourself. However, no one will be able to do this for you; it must come from within. Rather than looking out at every distant horizon, focus on what is directly in front of you.

 

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Everyone’s seeking you out today because it appears that you can plan events, solidify projects or simply determine the best way to get a job done. Your mind may be able to cut through the myriad of details, enabling you to make crucial decisions about what is important and what is not. But it’s not constructive to become overly detached from your feelings. Bring compassion into your process, for it can make the difference between just getting by and stunning others with your sincerity.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You become uncomfortable today if someone brings up a touchy emotional issue that you cannot easily avoid. Ironically, your current attempts to sidestep a difficult discussion can actually be harder than just breathing deeply and jumping in. Even if you are overwhelmed by complex emotions, listen closely to what others say and then express what you feel. You should come out of this situation with a renewed appreciation for life.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The Moon’s activation of your 7th House of Partnerships shifts the focus away from you and puts it on others with whom you work and play. Unfortunately, they may be less inclined to join in your dreams and fantasies now, which can be disheartening for you. But don’t blame anyone else for your discomfort; instead, take a bit of time and gently nurture those parts of yourself that remain unappreciated.