Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Catch-Up
The challenge clock has started once again- so open your eyes, unclog your ears, and listen up, as we are off with challenge #171!
The theme for this week’s challenge was suggested by the lovely @georgia and is…
Your Magickal Senses
Whether it is for casting directed spells or during practices such as grounding and centering, magick requires a focused intention. As a practitioner focuses, this draws their attention to what they are doing- letting go of distractions to listen and be more aware of the sensations they are experiencing and manifesting
While mundane awareness is usually limited to the five physical senses (sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste), casting magick involves being aware of what many call a “Sixth Sense”- a sense or way to perceive things beyond the mundane.
As such, many practitioners find ways to hone and develop their senses- both the physical five senses and those that sense beyond the physical world. Practicing these sensory skills can clear blockages, increase your intuitive powers, made meditation easier, and add greater depth to your magickal experiences, among other benefits!
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This week’s challenge is all about your magickal senses - how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
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This challenge is all about magickal senses - but as always, how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.
Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are the five senses that allow us to perceive the physical world. These senses are often explored through meditation and other awareness practices, helping us to ground ourselves within the moment. Consider exploring one or more of these senses as your entry this week!
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Your “Sixth Sense” or other senses are defined as any other ways to perceive beyond the five physical senses. They are often classified as the “Clairs”:
These refer to experiencing sensations that go beyond physical perception such as visualization (magickal seeing), intuition (magickal feeling), deity communication (magickal talking) and other forms of experiences that are not entirely physical.
Feel free to explore your intuitive powers/“Clairs”/other magickal sensory abilities for your entry this week!
Related discussions and resources:
- 23 Senses, Not 5
- Another CLAIR?
- What are the Clairs? Exploring Clairalience
- Empaths and “Clair” abilities
- Hearing voices while falling asleep - Hypnagogic clairaudience
- Trust Yourself and Your Intuition
- Is it intuition (or anxiety)?
The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore senses in magick in another way, please feel free to do so!
As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme
From Oprah: Intuition 101: Developing Your Clair Senses
Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it!
Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)
(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways