In Part 1 I cleaned and gave you some useless facts about ants. In Part 2 I did the artsy, cool stuff with a touch of magick thrown in. And in Part 3...
But people often do it wrong and that bugs me. Please, for the Love of the Goddess, if you start the process of magickal works, see it all the way through!
I cleaned the window. I arranged all the items. Then I smudged. And I didn't empower because I had to wash the outside of the window. I understand, it's not always possible to work with the outside of your home, especially if you live in an apartment building. But I have a house and I can include the yard in house spells. I strive to get the complete picture. To me, not making the yard part of the home is like doing spells to improve your sociability then sitting around your house unshowered wearing dirty clothes. And I really do believe that even if you live on the 10th floor of your building that you should protect your city when you protect your home. The apartment is in the city. How are you going to feel if you are safe when all your neighbors get into the elevator with the worn cable? What about a flood that washes down your street during rush hour? Or a giant sinkhole suddenly opens in the alley behind your building? How about a fire in the lobby and smoke inhalation kills the residents via the air conditioning vents? Are you still going to think you're a powerful witch?
The people who live around you have just as much right to reside in that place as you do. They have homes and families and jobs and lives just like you. So you cannot be so selfish as to protect yourself and not give a thought to the living beings around you. Notice I didn't say people. There are almost always plants and animals living wherever humans live.
Each day I go for walks. Sometimes I find an agreeable spot, ground, center, and connect with the land. Most of the time, the land wants to connect with me. It wants someone to listen and be aware. In this way, I learn what my part of the world needs. Often, I learn what I need too. A good Witch always wants balance in all things.