Whether you’re new to witchcraft or a seasoned practitioner, every witch encounters a time when they feel they’re not doing enough, that their practice has stagnated, or that they simply want to do witchcraft every day and are at a loss for starting points. The common suggestion is often to work on your Book of Shadows, but what if your witchcraft doesn’t swing that way or your record of practice is up to date?
Here are 13 productive and effective ideas for when you want to do witchcraft but find yourself stuck.
*There is no self depreciation or obligatory self sacrifice for others in witchcraft because a) witchcraft is not a religion: you determine your own morality, b) witchcraft is a path of choice, you’re not forced to do anything in order to be a witch (except practice witchcraft, naturally,) and there are no determining criteria for what a “real witch” is or is not (other than that you are practicing witchcraft and that your craft is effective.) A witch who only heals and a witch who only curses are both “real witches” –anyone judging another’s craft or use of power can shove their opinion up in that warm, dark place where they keep their head, and c) witchcraft is concerned with empowering the individual (duh: as a witch, you wield the forces of the Universe to create change in accordance with YOUR will. Wishy-washy weaklings need not apply.)
**I am not referring to any emotional trauma or abuse from your past. These are things that, unfortunately, those of us who had to endure them must eventually address, however, I am in no position to tell you how your healing must go, or that you must do it now, or any other sort of bullshit like that. That kind of healing takes time, that kind of healing can break you further before you feel any better, and, honestly, I have my own issues that I am firmly avoiding and I don’t feel like being that hypocritical right now.
***Deliberately vague usage of the word. Just assume I mean what you think I mean, or that I don’t mean what you think I mean. Whichever.
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