Hello Dear Readers!
I’m kind of big on this word “Responsibility”. From early in my training as a witch, it was my understanding that we all have a tremendous amount of power; much more than most folks believe.
In learning spellcraft and witchcraft, I became aware that I was being given tools with which to wield my power in the mundane world. As I’ve honed my skills with these tools and as I’ve crafted more efficient and powerful tools, I’ve come to understand that line from Spiderman. With great power comes great responsibility.
As witches we believe that everything is connected (else magick wouldn’t work!). And therefor, everything we do affects everything (and everyone) else. So we take responsibility for that. Hence the edict to “Harm None”. And hence one of the reasons I love witchcraft as a lifestyle. You are required to THINK before you act. That goes for whether or not recycle and what kind of spellcraft you work with.
But there’s more to my little Words of Wisdom meme today. As thinking, powerful beings with finely honed tools, we are responsible to become our best selves.
As Doreen Valiente said, “Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever towards it. Let naught stop you or turn you aside.”
What this means to me is that we must continually seek out our own enlightenment. We must continually be looking for improvement, of ourselves and the world around us. And in order to do that to the glory of all that there is… we have to realize that that glory begins inside of us.
So Realize your Awesomeness. And then go out and show it to the world. That’s how you save it.