People that are witches often get stuck feeling that they are not ever doing the right thing and they end up stuck in a state where they wonder if their craft is even good for them. The reason that many witches end up this way is because they have too many crafting options and no one is there to really guide them and lead them in what to do next.
There are ways that you can focus on your craft, and this will help you when you feel confused about what to do next and how to get unstuck.
Focusing Your Craft
How can you find the right focus when you are doing crafting? This seems like an impossible question because there are so many different kinds of magic to choose from and there is so much information. This doesn’t have to be hard and one of the things that often hold witches back from focusing on a certain craft is that they feel that once they focus on one kind of magic, they can’t go to other magics afterwards. This is completely wrong. Even if you choose to focus on one kind of magic for a while, even for a few months or longer, this doesn’t mean that when you decide to focus on something else that you can’t. Once you focus on something, that information stays with you and when you choose to go out and experience new things, you will keep that past focus with you, and you will be able to use it whenever you want to.
There is nothing at all wrong with changing the focus that you have in your magic when you want to. You have to know why you want to change your focus and make sure that you aren’t just avoiding something or that you aren’t just trying to learn too much at one time and going from one topic to another.
Someone that has ADHD or ADD might have a hard time picking one single thing and they will often want to focus on different subjects. These people are able to easily go from one subject to another because they are not able to really focus on one thing for a long time. If you are that way, it is okay if you go from one focus to the other as long as you feel that you are not losing in the process.
Here are some great ways to focus on your craft:
Cornerstone practice means that you take your craft, and you really learn it. It can be something from looking at the way the ancestors lived, to finding out more about the phases of the moon. There are many things that you can read, and it can help you to change through your magic.
You might find that you want to do something every week such as communicate with your ancestors. You should do this each week and you should also do things such as grounding and cleansing each week to help you be strong in your magic. Do this no matter what is going on in your life because this can help to build you.
Choose something that you can do at a certain time. Such as moon phase practice can be done daily, or you can choose to do it when the moon is full. You can do small rituals for this but as things get more complex, you can start doing them once a week instead of doing them once a day or a couple times a week.
The cornerstone hat you choose doesn’t matter, what matters is that you are living your best life and you are practicing things that will help you. You need to make sure that you are doing this kind of practice regularly so that you can keep your energies high.
Cornerstone practice is something that is different for each witch and there is no right or wrong way to do this in your life. Your cornerstone practice needs to be something easy such as talking to your ancestors each morning before you go to work and lighting a candle for them. This can also be something as simple as going outside to walk on the beach while you look at the moon. All of this can revolve around your life and is easy to focus on and practice.
Pick a Certain Way
It is not always easy to find something that works good for you. Some people that have to make a decision often get worried that they are not going to like the practice that they pick. They think that they are going to be stuck in it. They are afraid that what they choose is something that they will never be able to move forward from.
The truth is that you can go one way and then you can choose to go another way at a different time. When you decide that you don’t like something, change it, and do something different. If you focus on one kind of magic and you decide in a few months that it isn’t what you like, pick up another focus and try that. This doesn’t mean you are a bad witch.
The time that you have spent learning about that craft is going to help you as you move forward with what you learn. Whatever you learned will give you knowledge that you can take with you and use in other magic quests. You should never feel forced to stay in a certain crafting and you should never feel that you have to do a certain kind of magic if you don’t like it. If you are someone that has practiced and practiced but the magic still doesn’t seem to work for you, move to another kind of magic and practice that for a while to see how that works for you.
Never worry about doing the wrong thing because you are learning along the way. It is not a bad thing if you end up hating that kind of magic, just be flexible and give yourself a break.
Focus on Not Focusing
When you are new to being a witch, focusing on one kind of magic might not ever work well for you. As a beginner, there are so many things that you need to learn, and you want to make sure that you don’t get your growth stopped. You will see that having different options is important for you at first and can help you learn.
If you don’t want to pick a certain craft, focus on focusing on crafting. This means that you are learning as much as you can and you are picking up new techniques, traditions, books, websites, podcasts and more and you are learning all that you can learn. Spend time learning all the different kinds of magic that you can learn such as:
- Sigil crafting
- Planet magic
- Ancestor work
- Sex magic
- Herbal magic
- Plant magic
- Spirit works
Find the magic that makes you excited and learn as much as you can about it. Find out about all the different kinds of magic that you can come up with and learn whatever you can learn. When you are in the first couple of years of witch crafting, you will never know what you will like until you try it out. Learn about what you have in front of you and what you can learn while you focus on just learning.
If you find something that makes you excited and you want to spend more time learning about that certain subject, focus on it for a while. Do not focus on just one direction because you feel forced because putting restrictions on yourself early on will just keep you in a box.
One of the best things about being a witch is that you can be curious, and this can help you. Figure out what make you excited and curious and ask a bunch of questions. What are you wanting to learn and practice and what kind of time can you give to your magic? Focus on what you love and not what you should choose. If you find something doesn’t hold your attention, move on from it and try something else.
What kinds of magic makes you excited? What kind of things do you want to know more about? What kind of magic do you find yourself more and more curious over? When you get to the point where you cannot get enough of one topic, go, and learn more about it. Learn as much as you can by reading, watching videos and more. You can ask all the questions that you need to ask and do as much research as is possible. Let your curiosity get the best of you.
Never Be Afraid of Change
Do not be afraid of changing what you are focused on. Accept that you haven’t found the right thing yet and move on. It is important that you want to focus on something that excites you and gets you moving. It is okay to change your focus and to move to something else. Even people that are in school will often change their majors to accommodate what they love.
If you are still trying to find something to focus on, give yourself a timeframe for each subject that you are studying. Once you do it for so long, move to the next thing. This will give you a chances to know more about things and find out which subjects you really love. You could take a whole year and plan it out so that you can cover a different magic each week or each month. This will give you a huge amount of time to learn about new things and to find out what intrigues you.
If you are new at crafting, you need to try to find out as much as you can about everything and not worry about focusing right now. Let yourself see all the different magic and do what you can to learn as much as you can. When you find something new, learn about it. Once you go a year doing this, you will see that you have learned so much core stuff that you can use in almost any of your magic.
If there are many different subjects that you want to know more about, take about a month for each subject and find out what you can during that time. One month you might want to learn about pendulums and the next you might want to know all you can about tarot cards. Take it month by month and keep your focus moving.
If you find a subject is not what you love and you are excited to be moving to something else, that is probably going to be the type of magic that you will not want to practice in the future. When you don’t want to move on because you love a certain subject so much, this will be a crafting that you will want to try later in life. Stay in that focus as long as you want.
You can use all of these skills to help you and you can make your life better. Focus on the things that make you excited and remember that there is no wrong or right way to do this. Every magic has a certain power, and you can reach your goals in as many ways as you want. There are thousands and thousands of different magics out there that you can learn.
The thing that matters the most is that you find the witchcraft that makes you excited and that you love. By doing this, you will find out what problems you need to face and what you can do to solve them, plus you can learn to find the crafting that fits you perfectly.