I am grateful to be a person who sees magick. I just read a blog about recognizing the ritual in daily life. A witch finds magick in the seemingly mundane. One of my classes, “Living the Wiccan Life,” is broken up using the five elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. For each element, there is an assignment which requires practice throughout the week. These lessons have taught me to recognize the seemingly mundane and interact with objects that I once believed to be inanimate. I have watched the materials around me react to my attention to them for the last week. Its amazing where you can find life energy if you just put yourself out there to interact with your surroundings.
An altar is one of the first things you learn about when you study Wicca. This is my personal altar and I can be found there once a week. These days, I’m finding that a weekly practice is not enough so I’m developing something a bit different. Truly inspired by “The Ritual of Daily Life,” I’ve decided that in order to practice as I’ve been taught to, that I must take up Daily Devotions to Deity.
Silver Ravenwolf wrote this:
“From earth, the things that manifest
From air, the things of mind
From fire, the things that motivate
From water, the souls refined.”
Daily practice reminds me to open to the energies around me and remain aware of things unseen throughout the day.
Normally, I begin with The Charge of the Goddess which you can find in my posts. After reading the Charge, I meditate on Feminine Goddess energy.
Next, I read The Charge of the God and meditate on Masculine God energy.
To Center Self:
Earth, my Center
Air, my Wisdom
Fire, my Power
Water, my Emotion
Ground me, Guide me,
Empower me, Move me
To do what must be done.
Connect To Elements:
I call air for speed
Fire to cleanse
Water to bless
Earth to manifest
And Spirit to seal.
Align With The Goddess:
By the earth that is Her body
By the air that is Her breath
By the fire of Her bright spirit
And by the living waters of Her womb…
While writing this I didn’t have the authors written in front of me. I know one of them, the last one, I believe, is by Victor Andersen. I will be sure to update these with authors!!