5 Tips for Slumps
Most witches I know occasionally suffer from “the slump.” Every now and then I feel like I don’t want to circle, that my practice is stale and I feel disconnected from Spirituality altogether.
Most of the time this only lasts for a few days for me but sometimes it lasts way longer and it's depressing for me. I feel guilty over not circling and observing the Sabbats and Esbats.
It’s ok to skip out on ritual if you’re not feeling it.
If you feel the need to take a break from the magical side of life, go for it. But, if you’re like me and miss that part of your life and want to get back into the swing of things, but are just stuck in a slump here are some things that I do to combat the rut.
Browse the Web.
The internet is a great resource for witchy things. There are tons of blogs, YouTube channels, articles, and websites that can help you find info and inspiration. I love to check out Tumblr and Pinterest for inspiration. Some of my favorite tags are “wicca,” “witchcraft,” and “paganism.” I find a bunch of new info all the time to research, which gives me new fuel to broaden my path, beliefs and practices.
Go for a walk.
Getting back into Nature and feeling the elements really helps me to ground and center and to “rediscover” why I got into Paganism. I love the saying that “Nature is my Church,” and I strongly believe in that sentiment.
Browse your BOS.
Instead of looking for new things like I like to do in tip #1, maybe you could go ahead look through your Book of Shadows, journal, tarot journal etc. Maybe something you had already written/been into will inspire you again like it did the first time. Redecorating the cover of my grimoire (which is a three ring binder) sparks my interest again.
Meet up with Witchy Folks.
Sometimes hanging around people that are like minded will get you feeling back in the groove again. Even chatting on Facebook or other forums will help me out. See if you can find a Zoom call to join in!
Keep it Small and Simple.
Wear your witchy jewelry, sing a pagan song in the car etc. Small things can have a big effect on your perspective. Popping a glass of tap water on the altar is better than nothing. Better to half-ass something small instead of doing nothing at all, right?