If you are a witch and you skip the foundational or basics of learning because you want to try harder spells, you will not see how dangerous this can be. You have to learn to be patient and to focus on things that you do not know, or you can get yourself in a mess and situations that you never know how to fix.
Being a new witch can be hard and if you are wanting to step right into harder spells and things that you find more exciting, you need to learn the foundational parts of crafting so that you can move forward with safety and security. You need to know the basics of witchcraft before going further.
Why Use Foundations?
People will often want to go to harder magic because they don’t want to learn the foundations. This can be one of the most detrimental things that you can do in your life, and it can cause you to mess up majorly. Once you learn the basics, you can change the way that you do your crafting, and you can avoid things that can cause you harm.
When you learn the things that are harder first, you will be able to see things differently and you will see that you can use your skills to master new things. As you look at the different areas of crafting you can learn things fast, and you can get past the learning of the foundations and start learning the harder things.
Learning in order is important. You learn the hard things first such as the dangers of crafting and then you learn how to be safe and what you can do when things go wrong. Once you are able to do that well, you can learn how to face challenges and how to grow and become better at your magic.
These skills are foundational, and they are very important for you to learn. Once you know these skills like the back of your hand, everything else will be easier. You will automatically have knowledge that you need to move forward, and they will give you a solid foundation that can help you to be more confident in what you are doing.
Then, when time permits, you will be able to handle anything that comes to you, and you will be able to use your knowledge to practice the way that you want to. You will achieve whatever you want to learn in your magic.
Steps of Witchcraft
When you are ready to learn witchcraft, you need to look at the different steps and learn them. Even if you don’t become a master, as long as you have the basics you can move forward to the next step. You will want to go over these steps over and over again and you will want to use this as part of your life and your journey in your crafting.
If you find that you have to do the same step over and over then that is okay. Focus on what you need to learn and learn each step. A good witch will keep trying this even if they have to repeat it so that they can get good.
Some witches need to have many years to learn the basics, and some will learn them fast. You can go over the steps again and again and you will keep learning these steps. Find out what you can learn and what it will serve you in your life. The beginning of your journey is all about learning the basics.
Some people are surprised that they have to learn about safety when doing magic, but this is very important. There are some dangers that come with doing magic and when you are able to protect yourself, you will be able to do magic when you are at a lower level. Do you know that if you don’t burn incense and candles right that you can get burnt or burn your house down? Did you know that you have parts of your house that are fireproof that you can do your crafting in?
Do you have extinguishers in your home that you know where they are? Do you know how to vent your home when you are smudging? You need to always make sure that you, your spouse, your pets, and your children are safe. Some things that people use in magic can be harmful to pets such as birds and reptiles.
Do you know what kind of ingredients you can eat, and which kinds are poisonous to your body? There are some things that you should never even put on your skin. Do you know what you can use when you burn? Some things can be toxic just to breathe. Do you know what kind of knife you can use to safely carve? Do you know about what you should wear when you burn things so that you don’t catch your clothing on fire?
Do you know what to do when you have insects or rodents that have infested your home? Do you know how to know if you have a haunting or if you have carbon monoxide poisoning? Even though these things might not seem like they work with magic, the truth is these are things that you need to know before you go doing spells such as banishing spells. If you are getting sick from things in your home, you need to know that this is something that you can solve without using magic.
The great thing is that when you learn these things that you can move on to bigger things. You can find out what is dangerous and what is safe, and you can focus on things that will make you do magic better. You can see that you can be safe in all the things that you do as long as you know the safety procedures. These are skills that you need to know before you move on.
Now that you have learned all of that, you have to learn magical hygiene. This is a skill that you have to keep your life safe and to make sure that you are able to do your magic. You need to make sure that you are always safe and sound when you do your magic and that you are able to do things such as warding, cleansing, and banishing without getting hurt.
Cleansing is a way that you can get rid of energies that are negative and replace them with positive things. This is something that you can do easily, and you can do this when you are going to do magic. You should start teaching of your magic practices with cleansing because it is like starting with a blank page. You never have to worry about your energy getting gross or stagnant and messing up your spells because you will be able to cleanse and be strong.
You will not have to worry about energy in your home or spirits messing up your magic because you will prevent this from happening before it can even come out that. When you cleanse on a regular basis you will see that this will keep your area clean and healthy and will help you in all ways.
Warding is a way that you can make boundaries around you, and you can keep outside negativity out of your home. You can do this in a way that is like locking people outside and not letting them in your home. You don’t want spirits to just come into your home and you want to make sure that you keep them out and you can do this by warding. You can cast a circle and ward out any spirits and keep your spells and yourself and your home safe.
Grounding is a way that you can keep the energy in your body safe. You can make sure that your chakras are balanced and that you do not have too much or too little energy. You can know that you need to be grounded when you have symptoms such as feeling bad, not being able to get enough rest and not feeling safe. When you feel that things around you are not safe, you might need to ground so you can know you are in a good place before you do spells.
Banishing is a way that you can get rid of spirits or energies that will not leave. You will not want these things in your life and if you want to get rid of them, sometimes you have to banish them. This is something that can be more advanced and if you have spirits that are angry, you will need to know what to do to get rid of them.
You can find banishing spells that work better than others and that use different materials. It is up to you as a witch to find out what you need to make these things happen. This is why getting the basics is the best.
It is important that as a witch that you read. There is magic all around you and when you learn more the more you will be able to do. Take classes online, read books, read articles, listen to podcasts. Get whatever information that you can get about all the magic you can learn.
You can focus on the things that you do not know and when you do this, you can be practicing different spells and focusing on learning the things that you don’t know, or you need more information on.
The learning helps you in two different ways. The first way is that it takes any spaces that you are confused about, and it gives you knowledge there. You can move forward in your magic, and you can learn to get different information that can fill in anything that you are not sure about. When you don’t understand something or you get afraid of something in magic, you can learn more about that and you can learn to fight back. You need to be confident in what you do, and you can prevent bad things from coming to you if you learn.
The second reason to learn more things is so that you can expose yourself to different types of magic. Once you learn different ways to do magic you will be able to know a little bit of everything. There are different kinds of magic such as crystal magic, folk magic, traditional magic, tools of divination, astrology and more and you need to know something about each of these things. The more you find out about these things the more interest you will have in the practices that you do.
If you find something new, chances are that you will want to try it out and you will begin to focus on the traditional witchcraft that has to do with these things. These things are right at your fingertips, and you can use them to benefit your magic.
A cornerstone is a place where you can do your witchcraft and a place where you can feel that you are involved and stable. You can do a cornerstone and take time to practice because this is something that is not easy to learn. You need to find a cornerstone that you choose, and it will help you to learn to know your crafting better.
What is a cornerstone practice? This is when you repeat something each day. This is a rhythm that you will do, and it will help you to understand your lunar cycles. When you do a ritual for a new moon, this is a magical thing that you will do that works with a rhythm and as you do a cornerstone practice you will see that you can do it each day or even weekly or monthly. Here are some cornerstone practices that are good to try:
- Lunar rituals.
- Ancestor veneration.
- Candle manifestation spells.
- Coffee rituals in the morning.
- Tarot readings.
- Spell jars.
- Candle spells that you do over and over.
- Cleansing rituals.
- Energy work.
- Monthly group rituals.
- Spirit classes.
- Sessions on grimoire.
There is no way that you can choose something wrong to do and you have to find what fits in your life and in your heart. Get involved with your crafting and you can see that you will be free to try new things and to feel more creative.
You need to make sure that you are starting to get deeper into what you believe in. Focus on your magic and look to find a goal that you want to reach. This can be to find a soulmate or to make new magic or to learn a new spell. Figure out what you want and find ways that you can be successful. Whatever you want to do, do it and try it out. Try things such as crystal or herbal magic. Do different ceremonies and focus on what you want to achieve in your magic quest.
Pick a goal and focus on it. Make a plan that you actually take action to make something happen and do it. You will reach your goals and you will see that you can become strong. Once you work hard and you get past your foundations, you will see that you can work towards bigger and better things. You will be able to take power and control in your life and use your magic to make your life better.
If you take steps to follow the foundations of the crafting, then you will see that you can get to the point where you can do spells beyond anything that you ever imagined. You will become the best crafter that you can be if you are patient and if you take time to be the best you can be.