So if anyone is willing to give me a bit of advice, or help me a little, I'd be eternally grateful.
I've been practicing for 7 years. At first I could feel my magic strengthen and develop and become more refined. I was helping people I cared about in small ways. It helped me believe more. Helped me work out my path.
In the past year or so, I've felt everything I had built and learn deplete. To the point where I feel like I have no ability anymore. I seem to have forgotten everything I've learnt.
I just wanted to know what I can do. I've tried mediation, which used to help, but I feel like I'm just hitting a wall. Literally. In my head it's like I'm running to the edge and that's it.
Can anyone help? Give advice? Sense if there's anything left in me. I'm worried I've burnt out completely.
Maybe you need a new approach. Try to be creative with your craft, try something new research another area. I haven't gotten the same feeling with my craft, but when I have gotten stuck with projects. I often find myself starting new, starting fresh. It could also be as simple as needing a break.
Maybe a rest for a little while, you can come back to your craft whenever you chose, but maybe some rest might be needed. Doing something new, like a new hobby or learning a new skill, you can dot down ideas and maybe it might spark something in your mind which is relate to your craft. Maybe listen to some music as will, it might bring in some ideas.
Just go easy on yourself, think of yourself as the fool during the process. Where your entering a new chapter in your life, knowing that you will be able to come back to your practice one day with just as much as passion as you had started. Now your in the dark, but this is a time to see what else you could find for yourself.
I really appreciate your response. Its not even like I'm not passionate anymore. I am. I'm giving everything I can. But maybe I do just need to rest and let my mind and soul rebuild and heal before I try anything else.
Take it easy, OP. Taking a break from time to time is okay too.
Recently I had to face the emptiness you talk about. Questioning every point in my life, and doubting why I would even try magic again, were both common signs that I was overdoing it.
When I felt ready for it again, I sure had forgotten pretty much most of stuff lol. I slowly decided to go through all my initiatory exercises again, build the basic skill, try to work hard and fill any holes in very basic but needed stuff,... and, honestly, it worked for me.
Why don't you also try to take a break and then come back slowly, through all your basics again?
You know, pretty much what I did the first time I got into magic.
Re: Feeling empty By: prsona Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 5 Sep 20, 2019
Another option is to branch out, and try something new in magic or witchcraft you never have before. It could be the sort of change which helps rejuvenate the energetic response you feel has waned a bit.