Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tips for Living Wicca: Get Out of Your Spiritual Rut

Same old devotions. Same old rites. Same old rituals. You're going through the motions-- but are you feeling like something is missing? You're just not feeling it maybe.

It might be that you're stuck in a spiritual rut. It can happen-- spirituality should be an evolving thing. When a certain practice is no longer helping to propel you forward, then it may be of no use to you anymore. There's no reason you have to keep doing something that's no longer working for you--  you don't owe it to your old ways to remain faithful to them. 

Perhaps your practices and everything are fine, but they've become just so routine that they're not stimulating you like they used to. There's been no excitement, no spontaneity. You're kind of stalled. 

You may need to shake things up a bit.

My Tip for You Today: Jumpstart your battery with something new and exciting.

Plan something different-- perhaps something big and elaborate. As if you were having a party and your Gods were the guests of honor, clean up the house, put out your best altar cloth and decorate a formal altar with your finest ritual supplies. 

Maybe you don't need a whole new ritual, you just need to add something to your ritual. Drumming, perhaps, or a new creative visualization.

Or perhaps you do formal rituals regularly, it might be better to try something spontaneous and low-key. If you usually practice in your home, go out and conduct your rite somewhere outdoors. 

Maybe go to the thrift shop and get some stuff to decorate and make a new shrine. Maybe pick up a few new guided meditations or incense blends.

When you fall into a rut-- get out of it. Try different things until you find something inspiring again. What are you waiting for?

How have you broken through your ruts in the past?

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