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I am many things,
I am a Daughter, a Lover, and a Friend.
I am a Teacher, a Student, and a Woman.
I am many things,
Wear many costumes,
And act in many ways.
Yet beneath each mask I wear,
I am a Witch.
I am a Priestess,
I follow the Path,
I follow the Old Tradition,
I follow the Ways of the Wise Ones.
I seek to know the God,
I seek to know the Goddess,
I seek to know myself.
I am a Witch.
Though I may only dress up,
For eight sabbats a year,
And thirteen esbats in turn,
I am always a Witch.
Though I may not always dress in black,
Or leave my hair wild and free,
I am still a Witch.
I do not worship Satan,
I’ve never even met him,
Yet many see me as evil,
And magick as a sin.
I do what comes natural,
What the Gods have taught me,
And although it does not conform,
I am still a Witch.
The Goddess shows me beauty,
The God has shown me life,
And Earth, and Air,
And Fire, and Water,
Teach me what is right.
And Spirit in its mystic ways,
Teaches me about myself.
That I am a Witch.
Living the Magickal Life
One of the hardest things to do is to walk your talk. As you develop your ability to use spells for positive change in your life, your ethical system will hit some bumpy areas along the path. Every situation is a learning experience. As your ethical system is refined, you will notice that you become more sensitive to the ethical choices of others. There will probably come a time when you’ll want to stand up for what you believe.
Defending what you believe to be ethically correct is your right. There are other ways to promote your ethical viewpoint, however, and the simplest, most direct way of doing so is to allow your ethical and moral choices to inform your everyday actions. Let your everyday life reflect your magickal ethics. The energy flow in in your daily life supports your spellwork, just as your spell work supports your everyday life.
Let’s Take A Look at the Ethics That Will Effect Your Everyday Life As Well As Your Magickal
When you encounter a situation that you wish to improve with a spell, there are a few things to ask yourself first in order to keep your spell ethical as well as your life ethical.
1. Who is involved in this situation?
2. Who is affected by this situation?
3. How do I wish to change it?
5. What are the potential repercussions?
These questions will probably remind you of the first steps in crafting a spell. These four questions, however, pinpoint the ethics aspects of spellcrafting and your magickal life. Let’s look at them one by one.
Who Is Involved in This Situation?
This question helps you remember that there are real people with their own lives, hopes, fears and goals involved in the situation. Every situation is a tangle of energy strands connecting people, emotions, places and objects. For example, if your significant other is being hassled by his or her boss at work, then the people involved are your significant other and the boss. Some judicious questioning or investigation will reveal the presence of others about which you might not know.
Who Is Affected by This Situation?
Each of the people directly involved in the situation are also connected to other people. What affects the people directly involved can also indirectly affect people not involved. Taking the example from the previous paragraph, the boss’s family is also affected by the situation, as well as the other member of the work environment, and yourself.
How Do I Wish to Change It?
There are several different methods with which to address a problem. You could do a spell to have the boss fired: to have the boss transferred and replaced by someone else; to have the boss hassled by his or her own supervisors; to have your significant other transferred; to have your significant other offered another, better job at another company; to improve communication between the boss and your significant other; to win the lottery so that your significant other no long has to work; to charm the boss into adoring your significant other; the list is endless.
What Are the Potential Repercussions?
When you decide upon a goal, think about what the repercussions will be. What you can do to address a problem is not necessarily what you should do. If you’re being drawn to casting a spell for something less than ethical, such as having the boss fired, then look back to the second question. Who will be affected by that solution? the family of the boss.
Look at it in terms of what it might do for your significant other, as well. If the boss is fired, then someone has to temporarily take up the slack and that’s likely to be your significant other’s team or department. Stress will count: people will start to hassle one another: your own relationship with your partner might become strained. the person eventually brought in to replace the boss will need time to learn the dynamics of the department and until that replacement has become completely comfortable, things will be awkward. Perhaps the replacement will be even worse than the original boss was.
Do your best to develop a solution that is for the best for everyone involved. Remember that energy travels out slong the strands of the energy web. You also will be affected by the web’s vibration.
When you cast spell for yourself, this question of ethics rarely comes up. When you decide to use spellwork to deal with a situation beyond your immediate control, however, the questions of ethics immediately arises. In spellcrafting, whether the spell is ethical or unethical is only one you can answer. If you decide to act, then commit yourself completely to your decision. Don’t halve your efforts just to cover your bases. If your going to doit, do it, and accept the responsibility.
Power Spellcraft for Life
The Art of Crafting and Casting for Positive Change
Arin Murphy- Hiscock