“Service is part of our religion. It doesn’t have to be, but the more we include it, the stronger, healthier, and wiser we all become.” ..T. Thorn Coyle.
The above is taken from an excellent article by T. Thorn Coyle entitled “Service is Power”
How, Why, Where
One of the primary tenets of a wiccan path is the acknowledgement that we are all interconnected, and because of that connection we are ever mindful of the imprint we leave not only on our planet, but on our fellow human beings.
Recycling and caring for the planet are projects that become lifestyle changes in support of a nature-based spiritual path. Sustainability and supporting locally grown foods and resources are other ways you can be of service to the Earth and environment.
For some ideas check out: The EPA’s Guide to Recycling:Recycle, Reduce, Reuse.
Charity’s and giving of money, if you have the extra, but more importantly giving of your time and efforts go a long way towards connecting you more deeply to those around you. And, always remember the old adage ” charity begins at home”. Being kind to yourself, your loved ones and those who live and directly interact with you is being guided by a heart-centered focus. Anything you do that is for the good of others should be done in a spirit that is of true giving. Doing out of obligation or for the recognition and glory is moving along a path of illusion and false pride.
Many witches serve in soup kitchens or deliver home meals to the elderly or homebound. Organizing a food drive or joining a community watch are also ways that some get involved. All of these activities affirm care and concern for others and their well being. Not surprisingly, many witches work in health care or professions that involve education, counseling, advocacy or social work. Others have avocations that provide services such as reiki, energetic healing, yoga or meditation teachings. Those who have a creative and artistic bend write, sing, dance, paint, cook and transform and touch lives through their visual/kinesthetic talents. Every witch has many skills and outlets that just need awakening that may be shared freely in the name of the Divine God and Goddess that are inspiring and of service to those around them.
Always keep in mind that the essence of your core beliefs as a witch are more apparent and make the greatest impact by those things that we do selflessly, by those actions that are done without reward and acclaim and by the heart-filled service we offer to another. These are what truly align you with this Path.
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