I frequent Kelly-Ann Maddox’s YouTube channel, and in a recent video, she mentioned her Solitary Witch reading that she offers on her website. Clumsy segue – I’ve gotten a few readings from Kelly-Ann, and she’s amazing. Check her out!
When she mentioned her Solitary Witch reading, Kelly-Ann mentioned that the spread meanings where also great journaling prompts. The first card in her spread represents your currents strengths as a witch. As a journaling prompt, this got me thinking.
A few years ago, I would have listed my success with magic as my greatest strength. Whenever I work a spell, I usually see immediate results (even if they may be unintended). Due to this success, my spiritual path was dominated by operative magic.
Don’t get me wrong; I think magic is an important part of my spiritual practice. Magic allows you to co-create your reality, which in turn can help build confidence and self-reliance. However, over the past few years, I’ve realized that my spiritual practice has gotten a bit out of whack because it did not include the celebration of life, communion with Divinity, or personal growth and responsibility, all of which are aspects of Witchcraft that attracted me to the practice initially.
For the past year, I’ve tried to direct my spiritual practice to the area of self-development. Rather than try to react to my environment through magic, I’ve begun to use self-reflection and identify what lessons I can learn from the obstacles. I’ve also adopted a daily practice that has helped respond to life through my spirituality rather than my gut instincts. As a result, the survival instinct that caused me to react to pressures from life with resistance has transformed into an instinct that causes me to pause and find the reaction that is best for everyone involved. I’m not great at it, but I’m far from the place I was this time last year.
To support me on this path to self-mastery, I’ve found a teacher of a tradition that aligns with my practice. I begin work with her in June, and I’m excited, though I know it will be a lot of work.
So, what are your strengths as a Witch and how can you capitalize on it to dive deeper into your spiritual work?