Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Light Magick
Keep those lights shining brightly- the spotlight is on you this week as we spend some time studying the art of making things happen!
The theme for this week’s challenge is inspired by the coming new year and is…
The Act of Manifestation
What does it mean to “manifest”?
How do you use manifestation in your life and your practice?
Magick is, at its very core, manifestation- the vast majority of the spells a practitioner casts involve manifesting something. Whether the intention is something tangible such as a sanctuary, a person, or an item, or if it is something intangible such as an emotion, status, or ability- all of these can be manifested through a spell or ritual.
So what is manifestation? Manifestation is the art of taking an idea or wish out of the mind and making it a reality. It is the power to make things happen, the ability to make something that doesn’t exist come to be.
The act of manifesting magickally requires two conscious steps:
- Setting your intention (aka your wish or desire)
- Acting to make it happen (via spellwork and/or mundane means)
So how do you use manifestation in your magickal practice, and how can this skill be helpful to you in life in general? We’re jumping in to examine this keystone of magick together this week!
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This week’s challenge is all about manifestation - how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
This challenge is all about manifestation - 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.
For those who would like to take a thoughtful approach to this challenge theme, here are some journalling prompts:
What have you manifested? Take some time to look at your life and see what you have made real with your time, energy, and resources. This may be something achieved through magickal or mundane means. It may be something you did recently, or a past goal you achieved that was special to you.
Is there something you would like to manifest? This may be a current wish, your new year’s goals, or a lifelong dream
How do you manifest? This may be through spellwork and rituals, the Law of Attraction, prayer, offerings to deities, etc. Take some time to look at your practice- what types of manifestation do you do? What works for you?
For those who would enjoy a hands-on approach to the challenge theme this week, consider doing some manifestation spellwork! This may be through spellwork, setting intentions, doing your new year resolutions, etc.
Additional resources and discussions:
- A Tarot Ritual for Manifesting New Year’s Goals
- Crescent Moon Manifestation Potion
- How to Manifest with Ease!
- Spell Jar to Manifest Health
- Spell Jar to Manifest Your Intentions
- Herbal Burning Manifestation Ritual
- Manifest the Power of the Horse
- Manifest the Energy of the Stag
- Manifest the Power of the Raven
The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore manifestation 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
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!
This challenge has been extended! Out of respect for the busy holidays, those who wish to participate but haven’t yet had a chance to make an entry now have a few extra days for their spellwork. Good luck (and Happy New Year!)
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, January 2 Tuesday, January 9 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