Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Do Witches Pray?
I am always asked questions about what it is like to live as a witch. This is a question I was asked recently. Do witches pray? The answer is yes. Some witches, that have issues with Christianity, may not call it prayer, they may use instead words like blessings or sending out energies. But in truth we do pray. A witches prayer can be more of a tangible prayer and is often called a spell.
That's right, casting a spell is simply sending out a prayer to a higher power and asking for needed change to manifest. We might use candles, herbs, potions, crystals any number of natural materials to help cast our spell or prayer. But there are times when simply asking the Goddess for help in a situation can prove quite successful. A spell, like a prayer is not evil, nor manipulative or wrong. Historical legend and lore has often turned the concept of a spell into something dark and harmful. It simply is none of these things.
I want you to look at the picture of the hands in prayer pose I posted above, and allow me to explain the reason this pose is so popular in prayer. It is believed that an electrical current, the nervous system current found in the human body, completes a circuit when the hands are placed in this position. Imagine the current flowing from one hand through the arm, shoulders down the other arm and through the other hand, a completed circuit going around and around. This is a powerful position to place the body into and can aid in your spell or prayer. You have energy in your body and you also take in universal energy through your crown chakra, located at the top of your head. By imagining the energy flowing into your body through the top of your head and intermingling with your natural personal energy you make the power flow stronger and it helps with your spell or prayer, giving it ummph, if you will.
So, to answer the question, yes, witches do pray. Any questions you may have, please write them in the comments section below and I'll do my best to answer them for you.
Peace and Happiness
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