Looking Back to Move Ahead


In the past year we have covered a lot of ground and explored the basic philosophies and experiences of Wiccan practice. As you move forward on this Path and open yourself to deeper experience, interaction and add to your knowledge base, it is wise to remember and return frequently to those core practices. These serve as reminder of the process that brought you from point A to point B.

The world around us evolves and changes daily, as do we. If we remember to routinely realign our focus and intent in accord with those first simple steps the changes we experience will be more firmly rooted and less likely to influenced by what the next “trendy” thing is.

Returning each day to our practice of meditation provides the solid and continually enriched foundation upon which our divination skills, astral workings and contact with the Gods and Goddesses may flower and bloom. Much like the perennial that is planted, each year those blossoms will be slightly different from year to year in response to the outer and inner conditions of the ground in which they were seeded. But they are still, nonetheless, blooms that originated from a singular common source.

Returning to our practice of simple breath work provides the necessary grounding and return to physical space as we develop and hone our skills in raising energy for ritual, spell and personal magical workings.

Looking back at some of our more successful ritual workings provides the base line from which to craft a new ritual that now will contain a larger and more expansive quality of effect. Being able to reflect on what the intent was at the time from a more distanced perspective and the way the energy moved and manifested offers invaluable information that can be applied.

And, the most valuable tool of all is the journal you have kept. Use it as both encouragement and textbook of what you have learned and how you have changed.

Next Week’s Post
A Well Worn Path

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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  1. Pingback: Overview of the Lesson-13: The New Journey | A Witch's Sacred Journey

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