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“…and when we meet again, it should be with Love and Joy and Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.” — Alex Sanders, Alex Sanders Book of the Law, by Daniel McDonald

Some people do have serious trust issues which are deeply rooted in their life story or personality. But many of us, at some point in our lives, may experience similar issues. As evolving spiritual beings, we must learn from these unpleasant challenges and move forward.

Trust, according to Merriam Webster is defined as the “assured reliance” on others “ability, strength or truth…” If this is the definition of trust in a Craft context, then there should never be a reason not to trust anyone who stands beside you in a magic circle which you (and they) have entered in free will. The very concept of “untrustworthy” concerning initiated witches inside a magic circle is insulting at best. Especially when remembering the “perfect” words spoken by the individual at initiation — without which nothing is possible. Perhaps only those who understand these first words can see the wisdom in them. These words contain a valuable lesson and are repeated often enough in an initiate’s incarnation cycle.

Some witches have most certainly had traumatic experiences with misplaced trust in others. However, these experiences should be seen for what they really are — just experiences that we should move away from and not constantly bring into either our sacred and magical practice or the practice of others. The witch should go through it, learn the lesson, but retain only the wisdom. What is a circle made of, if not with trust, love, joy, and