As a continuation to my post yesterday I felt the need to share a mantra and prayer I have been using for years after reading the book The Four Agreements. The author Don Miguel Ruiz is a descendant of a long line of Toltec shamans, reading this book did change my whole outlook on my interactions with myself as well as other people. So when I apologized to the person in yesterday’s post I was apologizing to myself so I could put the whole negative situation behind me. Which I have mostly because of what the title of this article stand for. Here is my daily prayer that has help me bring my anger, resentment, negativity in thoughts about others almost to nothingingness. Yes I still get those feelings but first it takes me longer to all myself to feel that way and second I am quicker to recognize when I am feeling like that. I am responsible for what feeling I decide to react with to what someone else has said and/or done to me. No on has the power to make me feel any specific way. Everyone of us has the power over which feeling we use to react to the way we are being treated, spoken about or to. No one can make any of us feel anyway but the way we ourself choose to. Remember we all see the world and the people in our lives through our own heart, mind, spirit and eyes that are unique to us just as every other person living anywhere on Mother Earth sees things in their own unique way.
So here is the prayer I say almost daily to remind myself how I want to choose to react or interact with others. You are welcome to use it as is or tweak it so it fits your own unique self.
May I have
Tolerance for better
Acceptance of people, places, things, situations, they way people treat me or might talk to or about me so I can live in better
Harmony in my home, family, work, and world.
Copyright 2018 Lady Beltane
I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it, or asked someone to do it for you.
You moved into a new house, apartment, dorm room, or office. Or you were getting ready to move in. Or something was bothering you in your current space. So you broke out the sage1 and salt water, the bell and chime, the incense, and your favorite prayers.
House cleansing and blessing is Wicca 101 stuff. It comes very early in the OBOD lessons. It’s not even restricted to Pagans – Christians and Buddhists do it too. It’s a good and effective way to make your living space clean and safe. It’s a way to make it yours.
To continue reading….
By Lynette Horsburgh
20 August 2012
It is 400 years since the Pendle witch trials led to 10 people being hanged for witchcraft. But do modern witches still suffer prejudice?
He has carved out a successful career as an employment lawyer.
But the 38-year-old, who is sometimes known as Myrddin, also takes part in activities which he prefers to keep secret.
For Myrddin is the head of a witches’ coven in Lancashire.
He said: “We don’t do anything sinister like Devil worship and we don’t make human or animal sacrifices.
“We honour, revere and give thanks to nature. We celebrate the seasons. It’s not all blood and gore. In spring, we celebrate life and rebirth then in the winter, decay and death to make way for new life.”
His coven in Chorley is little more than 30 miles from Pendle, where in 1612, 10 people were seized amid claims of being involved in witchcraft.
But, 400 years later, prejudice against witches stills exists, according to Myrddin.
He said: “It comes from ignorance and fear of the unknown and it is the reason why rituals and celebrations are held in secret.”
This is an intriguing post about the prejudices we modern-day witches face. Thank the Gods and Goddesses that were are not still going through the torture those who walked the path of The Old Ways before we did. I ask you to honor your current sisters and bothers and especially those that came before us and they sacrificed so much then we ever will practice openly in many states and countries proudly declare that we are a witch or pagan or not. Here is the link to read the rest of this article. I think it will open your eyes to some new information.
Secret life of modern-day witches