Wednesday 28 August 2019

I often get asked about Wicca and spirituality, so I thought I'd sit down and write a post that *hopefully* answers all of your questions.

Wicca is something that I've been practicing for coming up to a year now. It's something that is really close to my heart and soul – in many ways I believe it has healed me and aided me in becoming the person I am today.

Probably once a week on Instagram I'm asked about Wiccan and spirituality in general. I talk about this a lot on my social media platforms so I thought that writing a full in-depth blog post would be super helpful. So, let's get into it...

"I'm interested in becoming Wiccan, where do I start?" is a question I've been asked so many times. For me, I'd say my Wiccan journey started last July. Last July I fully embraced The Law of Attraction and that was really the turning point for me. From July onwards I kept a gratitude and affirmation journal on the daily – each day I wrote down affirmations, things I wanted to manifest and the the things I was grateful for too. This all started because at the beginning of July 2018 I invested in the book 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne (an incredible book that I highly recommend to anyone who wants to raise their vibration, become more positive and more spiritual too). The book is on the pricey side (something that put me off for a few months actually) but it's 110% worth the investment.

I would definitely say start by dipping your toe into the world of spirituality before diving in head first. I definitely think that the LOA is a great starting point. Once you've really mastered 'The Secret', crystal healing is another great facet of Wicca and spirituality to explore.

Crystal healing is such a beautiful facet of Wicca and spirituality because it encompasses positivity, beauty, intention and so many other facets of Wicca too. Crystal healing relates to deities, chakras, meditation, yoga, lunar cycles, the wheel of the year and so many other facets too. I started collecting crystals in the autumn of last year – my first crystals were pyrite, tiger's eye, amethyst, rose quartz, yellow jasper and turquoise. My crystal collection soon grew and grew.. different sizes and shapes, different colours and types. I now have over 50 crystals and I truly believe in their power and healing properties.

Moon cycles are another really important part of my spirituality. For each full and new moon I hold rituals. The full moon is all about letting go and the new moon is all about manifesting and letting in. I've written more about my moon rituals here, so be sure to check it out if you're interested in worshipping and celebrating the lunar cycles like myself.

Another important factor of my spirituality and Wiccan faith is the wheel of the year. Also known as the Sabbats. I plan to write a full blog post on the wheel of the year soon, expect a post around the time of Samhain (also known as Halloween). The Sabbats are aligned with the seasons and the way in which the earth works. There are eight Sabbats in total – Wiccans and Pagans normally celebrate all eight festivals. Yule is the first, also known as the Winter Solstice; Imbolc is in February and is the preparation for spring; Ostara is the next in March and is more commonly known as the Spring Equinox; on May 1st it's Beltane more commonly known as May Day; Litha is in June and is the Summer Solstice; Lammas is on August 1st and is the mid-point between summer and autumn; Mabon is towards the end of September and is the autumn equinox; Samhain is on Halloween and marks the Wiccan New Year for many. For more information on the wheel of the year, be sure to keep an eye out for an in-depth blog post coming soon which will outline the festivals, celebrations, meanings, rituals and associations to each of the Sabbats.

Starting with the above: LOA, crystal healing, moon cycles and Sabbats is an amazing start. I highly recommend getting into at least two of the above if you're interested in Wicca and/or spirituality. For me, these four are the bare bones and sturdy foundations of my faith and spirituality.

Obviously there is SO much more to Wicca that can be explored. For example, once you're comfortable with your faith you can create a book of shadows, start performing spells, use sage to cleanse auras and areas, use forms of divination such as pendulums and tarot cards. I will go into grimoires/book of shadows, spells and sage much more in part two of this series.

I will be posting various parts to this series over the coming months. But this segment, part one, is definitely the perfect introduction to get you started in the world of Wicca!

If you have any questions feel free to email me, tweet me or message me on Instagram. I'm always open to making new friends and lending a helping hand.

I cannot wait to publish part two of this series. If there's anything specific you'd like me to cover/questions you'd like me to answer, please do leave them below!

Are you interested in Wicca and/or spirituality? Let me know in the comments below.

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