There are times in our lives when circumstances happen that frankly suck and sometimes in those times we feel like there is nothing that we can do about it. Coping with such despair is one of those things that various religions have had to answer for.
In true style, these answers fit within the pattern of said spiritual traditions. For example, some forms of Christianity are fond of reminding people that “God has a plan” and some forms of Buddhism like to teach acceptance of change and non-attachment. Well, the spiritual traditions found within Witchcraft also have answers.
Sure Witches often will take the ole Fate as a Scapegoat route that is similar to the “God has a plan” paradigm and many others also buy into practices of non-attachment, I am not discounting either of these and a lot can be said about these approaches, but we have something more. As Witches we have magick.
No matter how bad things suck and no matter how much we don’t feel that there is anything that we can do, we can always do magick. This doesn’t mean that our spells and workings will always succeed, but it does mean that we are always empowered with active action even when it doesn’t feel like there is any other.
“Lost in a thicket, bare-foot upon a thorn path.”