There are many definitions concerning spirituality. To me, spirituality is many different things, depending on the situation and the intention behind the concept.
It is a not only a deity collection, it´s also an inner walk down memory lane to clear up clutter along the way, as I find shadow work very spiritual. At the same time, it is the general feeling of well-being when I work with witchcraft.
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- 35 Fairies And The Magick Of A Small World
Spiritual Guidance : Is the inner guidance and listening, using your intuition and noticing your surroundings (the silent signs of nature, animals, feathers, inner gut feeling, coincidences, people, music, words, numbers etc.).
Angels : On my wishing list are angel cards with daily affirmations to use in meditation (e.g. positivity, gratitude, clarity, communication, commitment, kindness), because I believe we all have a guardian angel in our lives. Personally, I´ve through life learned to deeply respect mine, because I´ve had quite a few close calls. Then you wake up and turn your life into a new direction. And that direction was witchcraft for me.
Spirit Guides : I contact them through dream work, scrying/ancestor work and meditation. I work with spirit, totem and power animals (see also section 93 in 79-97 Correspondences on July 22 2019), and my favourite totem animal is the cat. I asked to be allowed to meet my totem animal in a dream, and when I woke up after a good night´s sleep my black and white cat Milo was sitting close to me.
Fairies And The Magick Of A Small World : Tiny magickal tricksters and mythical spirits, especially in Celtic folklore. There are many sources to learn from, so this is an ongoing project. I also work with the elementals connected to each element (sylphs/Air, salamanders/Fire, undines/Water and gnomes/Earth).
As a witch I follow the cycle of life, death and rebirth, I honour the seasons and practice ancestor work. All very spiritual elements of my daily life, where nature is my kind of “church”.
Through contemplation, prayer and meditation I´m happy today to leave all annoyances to Karma, because my life is too short to sit and obsess over the way of life´s problems. I have thereby accepted the past and acknowledged the possibility of a future tomorrow, only to live in the present moment.
So to me, spirituality is a personal experience that cannot easily be transformed into words for others to read.
But what I can do is to share my feelings about spirituality. It is something that makes me feel whole, happy and satisfied with what I already have.
And I know that there is always an inner place of peace and calm to turn to on a bad day.
That is the spiritual side to my kind of witchcraft. No matter what I work with, witchcraft is always rewarding in the sense that my spiritual needs are met on a daily basis, if I only dare to will it and know that words are silver but silence is gold.
I do not share the experience itself, but only the feelings I get from it, because everybody needs some space and time alone. Spirituality is my space and my time alone.
When I meditate, I keep silent about it, because I often work with my shadows and contemplate about the big concepts, such as the meaning of life in all its diversity and personal improvements on the mental plane. It´s a healing process as well. And in order to heal, I put the past behind me, not in front by discussing it all the time with everybody.
Spirituality can also mean a walk in the forest with my little wise old dog. Or a piece of music with special meaning to me. It is also to view photos of those in my family who have passed and crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
What is your kind of spirituality, dear reader ?
Now I have shown you my beliefs. Let´s get a look into something more tangible tomorrow. We begin with some divination over the next couple of days.