time for wicca

Tash - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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how do you find the time for spell casting and practising the craft with three young kids running around all the time. have tried to be consistant with all that i do, but i find that the harder i try to make time, the harder it is to maintain. i miss having the time, and space to follow my path, and feel conflict when my life takes over my calling. please help. have been on the path for 15 years, but have no direction, and fell like i am forever stagnant, never moving forward. how do you find the time, and what can i do to involve my family. thanks, blessed be.

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Misty - posted on 09/13/2009

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Find little everyday stuff to involve the kids. I have a hard time finding time myself so don't feel bad. Like for Mabon, we have a state park that's about an hour or so away, so we pack up the kids and drive down to the park. We pack a picnic, and take the kids on a hike to look for leaves and acorns. My oldest calls acorn caps fairy hats. During Summer Solstice, we go for a yearly family camping trip down to the Ozarks in Missouri. We take the kids on a hike to look for different kinds of leaves. Once we have a bag full, we come back to camp, and using a paper plate, some yarn, and craft glue, we make green man masks. The kids get a kick out of it and it's a fun way to get them involved.

Something you can do for yourself is like a morning sun salutation before the kids get up. Standing outside with your coffee or hot tea and saying good morning to the Sun and maybe a little daily affirmation for yourself can work wonders. You can do something similar to this at night after the kids go to bed to the Moon. A short five minutes can make or break the rest of the day.

The biggest thing is, is to change what your perception of practicing is. Think back to the days of old, and our ancestors didn't always have time for the pomp and circumstance of today. It was simple. So keep that word in mind, simple. Practicing doesn't have to take hours of the day, and quite honestly, little things can be worked into things that you do daily anyway. Dorothy Morrison has some great stuff out there for just this. Ritual can be worked into everything from cooking dinner to cleaning house and doing laundry. There are some good books out there on family involvement. One of them is called Family Wicca. Can't remember the authors right off the top of my head right now, but it's got some good suggestions. Hope this helped!

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Julie - posted on 09/13/2009

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I have the same problem. I just try to start small so I am able to at least connect with nature by taking walks. You could do that as a family and collect items that have fallen and make a collage to put up on the wall that could remind your family of Mother Earth.

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