Beginner Witch Tips
|If you're a beginner witch, read on!
Merry meet! My name is Katie and I'm 16 years old and I have been studying Witchcraft and Wicca for a little over a year now so I, myself, am a beginner as well! But I'd thought I would make a blog with a little beginner tips for those newborn baby witches out there! Ok so. Let's start at the basics. There are different sections that will be separated with ----Example---- so scroll on to find what section you'd like to read about!!
When you think of witchcraft, you probably envision old, ugly, wart-ridden women dressed in black robes, over a cauldron, chanting in a strange language don't you?
Or perhaps you would more quickly think of the recent Hollywood images of witches - sexy teens in gothic garb and black lipstick, sporting massive silver pentacles and obnoxious attitudes. With no idea how to use their new given "power"?
Well I am glad to say that neither of these images can be used to accurately portray witches or witchcraft, because witchcraft has nothing to do with what you look like, what you wear, or the way you conduct yourself in life.
You see, witchcraft is simply a tool that helps to release the power within you. This power is something we all have, and it's up to us where we want to take it - either to a good place, or a negative place.
----White Witchcraft vs. Black Witchcraft----
Just like any tool can be used for good or bad, so can witchcraft. This is one reason why witchcraft has gotten such a bad rap over the years. And can be commonly misplaced as Satanic. Let me assure you right now; WITCHCRAFT IS NOT (NOT) SATANIC.
As for the bad Magick that has gained witchcraft a bad name, this is because to many people using it to fulfill their desires for lust, greed, and power. But did you know that witchcraft can also be used to help heal illness, encourage fertility, and attract abundance? Did you know it can be used to increase your self-confidence and strengthen your relationships?
The main difference between white witchcraft and black witchcraft is the intention behind them. If you use witchcraft to bring harm and misfortune to others, or to exert your will over others, it is considered black witchcraft. If you instead use it to bring joy, happiness, health, wealth, and love into your life, and into the lives of others, it is considered white witchcraft.
Fair warning; We witches believe in the Three Fold Law. You e probally heard that term before so let me explain what it means: Whatever you put out into the universe, comes back to you 3x. So if you're doing Black Magick, you better watch out...
How Can I Become a Witch?
There are no mysterious rites of passage to become a witch. You simply need to turn within and begin learning about your own spiritual power, and how to use it effectively. This means harnessing the power of your own mind, improving your mind and soul concentration, and learning how to raise your energy and release it toward the creation of a specific outcome. It sounds confusing, doesn't it? It's not, really. Let me explain.
Think about the last time you wanted something really, really badly. What did you do? You thought about it constantly. You daydreamed about it, prayed for it, and took action to make it happen in your life. Witchcraft employs a very similar process of mental focus, conscious intention, and taking action to create an opening for new circumstances to enter our lives.
It doesn't sound so confusing now, does it? The practice of witchcraft is simply learning how to harness and direct the mental and spiritual power you already possess. So really, it's just putting a little more effort into what you want. No, spells do not instantly get you what you want. Sorry, it doesn't work that way.
----What About Candles, Spells, and Incantations?----
Yes, it is true that practitioners of witchcraft use candles, incense, scented oil, herbs, and more. However, it's important to understand that they are simply props. Like what you would use in a play to give your performance more boost and more energy. They are not required in order to practice witchcraft. They simply give you a focal point, which helps to release the power within you. If you desperately feel that you need this, start with a plain white pillar candle and some sweet-smelling incense. You can always explore more complex additions later, like using herbs or crystals, tarot cards, and more. But do NOT feel the need to go all out when you are a beginner. You don't have to buy hundreds of dollars worth of supplies before you can start practicing witchcraft.
----Steps for Beginners----
There are many things I can suggest for beginner witches but I am going to focus on the main two things that I think are important for beginners in witchcraft:
1) Read and learn. Do your Witchy Homework! Visit your local library or the New Age section of your local bookstore, and begin browsing the books available on witchcraft. Maybe find a store in your hometown that sells books on Witchcraft and Spells. For the internet searchers, simply do a search on, "witchcraft for beginners," and you will have many options. It's important to trust your own inner wisdom over anything you read. If something feels wrong or bad, let it go. Only keep the knowledge that resonates as truth deep within your own heart. This will help you to stay on the right path and make beneficial decisions for yourself.
2) The other thing I suggest for beginners is daily meditation. No, you don't have to contort your body into the shape of a pretzel and sit on a mountaintop for days. Simply begin spending 5-10 minutes a day sitting quietly and getting in touch with your own spiritual center. For me, I sit in my art room which is where I feel more in touch with myself and I just meditate. Sometimes I bring some tea, that seems to help with me. Focus on emptying your mind of all thoughts and connecting with that serene silence within you. It will take practice, because your thoughts are likely scattered and you don't yet have a strong level of mental concentration, but you will if you continue with this practice. Day by day it will seem a little easier, and you will later be able to use this power of concentration in any witchcraft you do.
----Take it One Day at a Time----
As a last note, I just want to put a remember:
Learning how to practice witchcraft is a process that will never be complete. There will always be more information to learn, more techniques to try, and more knowledge to gain about yourself. Simply focus on taking it one day at a time and learning as much as you can. See your progress as an exciting journey, and you will be able to enjoy every moment of it.
That's my blog for the day!! I hope all you witches enjoyed it and feel free to message about anything! Even if you just want a friend! I'm here to talk to.
Blessed Be my friends, Katie.