There is just one law in the uni-verse. We are all one and as we send so we receive. We are all interlinked in the fabric of life. In this matrix we call the world, every thought, emotion, action we project is automatically carried back to us. Sometimes we may feel the effects of our karma in the so-called future – truly the effect is already contained in the cause and is real right NOW…the future just being another illusion in this drama of life.
“Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.”
Who do we think we are helping or harming? The is no-one but our-self. Each one in the world that we perceive to be as an-other is actually another part of our own self – waiting to be identified, loved and accepted as our-self.
“Love is the Law, Love under Will” – said Aliester Crowley
In my journey I have found friends and foes all helping me understand myself and gain clarity of who I am.
There have been people who have tried to utilize my services for free in the guise of friendship – some of them still try to sneak in and take a reading or two when they can. I’ve had enough of these false friends and have chosen to move on. My own company is far more enjoyable to me, thank you!
“With a fool no seasons spend, or be counted as his friend”
At other times there were those who blatantly copied my ideas as their own, copied my event formats and venues, those who have been drawing many of the members of my groups and communities into their own groups, even trying to steal my customers and clients by promoting their own products and services, openly and in shadows, through online networking and in offline events, quite thanklessly. I know I am wiser than before thanks to you all.
“Mind the Three-fold Laws you should, three times bad and three times good.”
I have received a lot of good from the goddess and know that nothing of what I gave was ever lost and will only return my way multiple times. Those who did me wrong will automatically learn their lessons too for the harm they did will also return their way. I am living in perfect Love and perfect Trust!
“Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.”
When we try to extract something from someone without a fair exchange we are being an Energy Vampire – sucking out the goodness from others, making them feel depleted, pretty much like a ‘dementor’ in Harry Potter would make someone feel. Being a vampire is nothing to be proud of – no matter what the Twilight series makes you believe.
“When you have and hold a need, hearken not to others greed.”
I have learned how to protect myself from greedy vampires and hope you do too.
Why have so many people believed that magick is wrong, negative, a dark art, witches are bad, and so on?
Because of the way witches have been hiding from the world – as if guilty – as if unsure of being revealed – ashamed of being called a witch. The world surely treats us the way we expect to be treated.
Why have so many people who render spiritual service been offering it for free or at very low price?
Perhaps their fear of not being truly effective or ready yet to be professionally competent. They may be still learning and an inner knowing that they are not that worthy is leading them to give free advice, readings, rituals, spells, healing, etc to others. Or perhaps they are not properly organized, don’t have a great set up, sell smuggled goods, don’t pay taxes…and so on…there are many reasons why you will obtain free and lowly priced goods and services. Their energy will be equally low however.
It is necessary to know that unless there is a fair exchange no energy gets transferred at all and no help is ever given unless the giver receives something of equal worth in return.
If you feel you don’t have enough, you are poor, you need charity – you are right – you have created this future for yourself through this very belief. If you feel rich and abundant right now you will create that reality, and then you will not feel stingy, pinch a penny and refuse to give a fair price for what you take.
Why have so many people been resentful, envious, jealous and scornful of those in the spiritual field who are making money?
Because they were so far not living in abundance. Each time someone gets mentioned in the media, starts a new enterprise, does something new and amazing, he or she also runs the risk of jealousies and the ‘evil-eye’ of those who are not as successful, those who are frustrated and insecure and are unable to see the success of another. If we seek abundance why do we forget that there is always enough for all and we do not have to be unhappy of the success and prosperity of another person. In-fact to rejoice in the success of others draws more success to us.
“Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.”
Why have members of the Wiccan religion been a misunderstood minority so far?
Perhaps due to the absolute lack of unity among those who are Wiccans as there are too many who just want to treat Wiccan rituals like a little party instead of with a seriousness that a religious ceremony carries. As soon as a person learns a bit of Wicca and ritual he or she starts drawing (or stealing) members of other Wiccan groups into their own circle and thereby not letting even one community totally integrate and flourish. The communities get scattered and so does the energy scatter too. If only we could have more focus and dedication towards our traditions and give love and support to our leaders, we could probably achieve much more as a united coherent community.
Why do so many tarot readers, healers, witches, spiritual experts still have unhappy, unsuccessful lives, financial blocks, unhappy relationships, ill health…?
We need to look within ourselves and heal ourselves first. Only by being ethical and truthful people an we ever draw goodness into our life. As long as a part of us feels, guilty, undeserving of good, unworthy, we will not be really successful folks, and there is always a part of us that knows our truth.
“When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.”
Wisdom and learning, love and ethics are the only way to progress and the only way to banish bad luck and misfortune.
How can we love another unless we love our-self? How can we receive love unless we give it truly and unconditionally? Without loyalty and faithfulness can there be any love at all?
Loyalty and faithfulness are the base of any relationship – it is the root chakra – our ground that we stand on – the stability and security that all is well. If this is missing there can be nothing up in the air that will ever do.
It is time to be loyal to our-self and everyone, to love ourselves and everyone.
“True in love, this you must be, lest thy love be false to thee.”
I know when I look into the mirror right now, I see a person who is true and loving to herself and others. And that is all that matters.
When you stop hurting yourself you stop hurting others. When you stop hurting others you stop hurting yourself.
When you start loving yourself you start loving others. When you start loving others you start loving yourself.
This is a circle of infinite love and joy, beauty and peace.
We only need to learn one lesson to be free of our burdens of guilt and shame and to live a wonderful life.
Its a familiar statement to many of us:
Eight word the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
“An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will.”
Lady Astra Wishkap aka Rev. Swati Prakash
Global Wicca Tradition