Merry greetings to all!
Thank you once again to all the cheery folks who shared their joy in last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Holiday Cheer
With good feelings in the air, we all move towards the end of the holidays and a fresh beginning. There will be a big mental and emotional shift as we turn the page, offering a great chance to set our goals for the year ahead .
To help get everyone started on the right foot, the theme for this week’s challenge is…
Setting Magickal Goals for the New Year
Whether 2020 was a magickal boom or a spiritual bust for you, know that the coming year offers new chances and constant possibilities.
To make the most of what is to come for your magickal practice, it is helpful to set your intentions and have goals to work towards in 2021.
This week’s challenge is all about setting our intent as a magickal map for the new year, and bringing those wishes to life!
Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
STEP 1 : Setting Our Intent
As we know, the driving force of magick is our intent. The things we wish and desire are manifested into being through the careful setting of our intentions.
Here’s a great passage from the How Do Spells Works section of the Spells8 FAQ:
Spells work by opening up a spiritual pathway towards the goals we seek. The words and rituals that make up a spell are a means of engaging the Witch’s mindset in the transformation that is to happen. Like visualizing a road map for our manifestations and our future, the more prepared we are for change, the better it will be.
Setting your goals is the first step towards achieving them- your intentions now can create a map that leads you towards becoming the kind of witch you want to become
So without further ado, let’s set our intent and get on track for the year ahead! While the process of choosing goals is very personal, here are some suggestions for how you might set your intent:
Take the time to write down and organize your goals- adding them to your BoS or reflective journal. There is a lovely Moon Intention Journal shared by @Christina4 that can help get you started.
Meditation and Vizualization
Guided Meditation: Setting Intention for the New Year:
Using Powerful Language
The humorous and slightly magical article Conjuring Good Magic: Setting Powerful Goals talks about using the power of words and the science of happiness to set achievable dreams.
STEP 2 : [Optional] Manifestation Magick
As a challenge spanning two weeks, feel free to take this next step if you find yourself with extra time!
Setting intentions is essential- but the second step is just as important! Once you have an idea of what it is you want in the new year, it is time to take action.
You know the direction you want to go, now take that first step towards it!
With magick, you have the power to manifest your desire into being. We aren’t only dreamers here- we have the ability and talents to take our ideas and bring them to life.
So if you’re up for the task- let’s do some manifestation! Here are some suggestions:
Full Moon Manifestation
We will be blessed by the light of a Full Moon on Wednesday, December 30th- a perfect time on the cusp of the new year to manifest your goals!
The Full Moon offers many possibilities for magick- feel free to learn more and explore ideas in Spells8 Full Moon Magick Spells
Feel free to consider some of the many other Manifestation Spells and Rituals, or create your own!
STEP 3 : Share Your Experience
No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!
Please write about:
Your experience setting goals for the year ahead
(you are welcome to share your specific goals or can keep the details personal)
[Optional] The magick you worked to manifest your goals
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
This challenge will close in 13 DAYS
Due to the holidays, this challenge has an extended deadline- you have 2 weeks to complete one or both parts of this challenge!
To join in, please share your experience by:
2021-01-05T06:00:00Z CET (Central European Time)
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.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed 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
The stoke of midnight heralds a farewell to the past- set your sights ahead and welcome the in new year’s possibilities, joy, and light!
Blessed be- and Happy 2021!