Monday, May 11, 2015

Tips for Living Wicca: Keep Your Thoughts in Good Order (part 7 of '13 Goals of a Witch')

Continuing with this series of Scott Cunningham's '13 Goals of a Witch':

VII:  Keep Your Thoughts in Good Order

I hardly know where to begin with this one, there's just so much to talk about here, but I'm going to try and keep it brief and get right to the point. Yesterday we talked about getting your words in good order; the reason for doing that is because it's a major step in getting your thoughts in good order.

One thing that's important to realize for not just Wiccans, but anyone who practices magic: your thoughts shape your reality.

Your thoughts create filters through which you see the world. If you think the world stinks, the world is unfair, the world is Hell, etc., it's not because the world is actually those things. It's because those are the filters you've created for yourself through which you see the world.

Like attracts like; what you have in your life is what thoughts attracted to you-- not just your thoughts, but the thoughts of others.

Even magic is all about projecting your will in the form of energy, and that energy comes from your thoughts-- if you cast a spell to draw love, but then go on to think about how it won't work, how you'll never meet anyone, etc.-- you are sabotaging your own spells with your own thoughts!  

My Tip for You Today: Want to change your life? Change your thoughts.

Changing your conscious thoughts changes all those unconscious filters, and that changes your subjective reality. 

A lot of people who are unhappy with life or never satisfied or always having problems think it's the other way around. They're waiting for the world to change, or other people to change-- they think when all this external stuff changes, then maybe they can be happy or more productive. 

The reality of it, though, is that the change has to start internal, with your own thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you change your reality. Then the way you interact with your reality creates a ripple effect that changes the external things.

I'm going to be blunt here, not to hurt feelings but in hopes that the message gets through to those who need it: if you are in denial of this concept, and keep coming up with a lot of excuses or 'buts' and such-- then I can't help you. Wicca isn't going to help you. Witchcraft won't help you. Even the Gods can't help you. 

The changes start within... and that starts with your thoughts. Stop making excuses, there are none that will make it better. If you want to change your reality, change your thoughts.

Do you have trouble keeping your thoughts in order?

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