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Wiccan Voices
From fingertip to fingertip:
A reminder of our interconnectedness, responsibility, and creation

with Crystal Blanton

It is normal to see a group of witches in a circle around an altar, chanting various songs of praise on any given day throughout the year. The circle is a symbol which has encompassed much within the Wiccan belief system and has become a focal point of our faith.

As the chant says, "We are a circle within a circle, with no beginning and never ending." In the circle witches relate to the connection we all have where no one is truly alone and all things affect one another. The spiritual symbolism of the circle crosses over to the many correlations we see in theories of sacred geometry, quantum physics, and even the concept of the web in a deck of tarot cards where the whole web is affected by the slightest touch.

It becomes important for all practitioners and spiritual people to see the significance within life that is paraded right before us. If we are pushing towards a stronger connection with deity so we may live a better quality of life, it is imperative to understand the way we affect each other and how we become the proverbial threads of existence in this time and in this place.

You may be thinking, "What does this mean?" All this talk of threads and circles may feel a bit like attempting to understand gibberish on a hot day. Here is a simple translation of this concept: whatever you do will directly affect others and will likely cause a chain of events which create a vibration in the universe that changes the previously set outcome. As we all know, a vibration does not just affect one thing - it affects all things.

The interwoven layers of life become apparent in the way we are attached to each other and how things such as the economy, drugs, crime, and war affect the collective consciousness of a society. The impacts of these events are not just in the pocketbooks of the people but in the things that are unseen. The sadness and despair reaches far beyond the battlefields or the inner cities sending a vibration reaching every person like the touch of one fingertip to the fingertip of another person. The lingering feelings of touch, energy, memories, tactile senses, emotions, and longing will remain long after skin is separated and two people no longer have physical contact. With the smallest of body parts, two fingers touching can create a lasting shift of energy beyond our wildest imagination.

Most often this concept of interwoven connection is demonstrated in the family unit where one person's choices inevitably affects the others. How often we forget we are but one big family divided by time, distance, and circumstances, yet we are still from the ultimate parentage. Being descendants of the Great Mother and Father connects us to each other in ways we rarely discuss or consider. If we have this connection to one another—the interconnectedness of energy and fingertip to fingertip shift—then how are we ever to make any decisions based on how it affects us alone?

As in the ritual circle, what I do within the walls affects each person inside of the bubble. In addition, the changes I make inside of that circle will affect everyone outside of the circle by the manifestation of my thoughts and workings. In essence, people never get away from the responsibility of their spiritual brothers and sisters. I am absolutely my "brother's keeper" as each and every person of the world is mine.

If we all were to consider this when thinking a negative thought, committing a crime, running the red light, giving up, walking away, casting a spell, or taking the "not in my backyard" approach to life, we might just realize every backyard is our own backyard.

Wicca teaches us that everything is energy and together we manifest reality. Spellwork shows us our will is powerful enough to create a push in the universe and change the energetic return, therefore creating a new reality or a new outcome. Like with the concept of the butterfly effect, nothing is an isolated event, and all people or things are affected by one another.

May you create a more positive existence with your workings for yourself and for the world. May your actions reflect the spiritual code that truly pushes much needed love into the vibrations of the universe. Above all else, may you know that your fingerprint is left on everything you touch and, fingertip to fingertip, we are creating a better world for us all. Point your finger wisely.

Crystal Blanton is a trained and experienced Registered Addictions Specialist in the field of drug and alcohol counseling, which enhances her understanding of spiritual balance and how behaviour and perceptions affect our everyday lives. Blanton is a High Priestess and ordained minister with Family Wiccan Traditions International (FWTI) and Dance of the Spirit Moon Tradition, is on the Executive Board of Directors for FWTI, Elder with Covenant of the Goddess and is a student mentor. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children and tries to read as much as possible.

You can contact Crystal Blanton via email or visit her website at www.crystalblanton.com or www.touchofamethyst.com.

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