Magick and Spell Casting
Magick and spellcasting conjure up many thoughts and images as it has always been through all cultures and belief systems.
I’m sure we all want to achieve a magical and happy life filled with love, joy and all things wonderful. We have all performed a little magic at some stage in our lives whether it was making a wish when blowing out a birthday candle, wishing upon a star at night or putting everything you’ve got into making something you wish for or desire come true. We all want to achieve certain things in life whether we practice spell casting or not. If we have a dream or desire it is our positive thoughts and actions that allow these dreams and desires to come to fruition.
Magic and spell casting is really all about this but and in addition also asking for a little help from the universe. We can all have a little magical help whether you are an experienced witch or a beginner in the craft.
Magick (witches will often add a k to the end of the word to define it as esoteric work from that of stage/illusionary magic.) is not supernatural but very Natural. When performing magick/spellcraft witches tap into what is natural, whether that be astrological, with color, herbs and of course harnessing the Elements of nature, etc. Magick in itself is neither black or white, it is neutral. It is however fueled by your by your Intent and that is what gives it a positive or negative connotation.
Intent is very real and very, very powerful. We as humans are very emotional beings and it is this incredible gift that adds power to our intent. This is why you should not perform magick when your really angry as you will often manifest things you don’t really mean. It is fine to want to fuel your magick/spell so long as this is not harming anyone including yourself. Fueling your spells with confidence, positivity, love and pure thought are all that you would want to do.
Magick will not solve all your problems and nor you should expect that. Magick is used to enhance your life but you should always remember to work with the world you live in and not against it. For example, it is no use doing a spell to bring love into your life if you sit at home and wait for it to come to you. Work with your magick! go out and be social. Your magic will be fueled by this and because you know this is your intention you will be emanating this kind of energy.
Think and do some meditation on your spell. It is fine to work with correspondences (days, color, numbers, crystals, herbs, candles, moon phases, etc ) but remember a competent witch can also -bend and shape- what is needed and substitutions can be made. Altering the wording if you have written a spell to coincide with the current aspects of nature, substituting a particular item for something similar and allowing yourself to be guided. The great aspect of spell casting and magick is being able to use your imagination, follow your inner guidance and whether it’s a simple or more complex spell do what is best and what works for you.
Remember: Focus on your intent. This brings us to what is known as Words of power!
The most important law of witchcraft which includes spell casting is the short excerpt from the Wiccan Rede and I feel is really something all of us should live by regardless of your beliefs.
Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
in perfect love and perfect trust,
Eight words of Wiccan will fulfill;
do no harm, but do good will.
What ye send forth comes back to thee,
so disregard the law of me.
That what makes you jump so happily
is a bane to others when they see your glee
Follow this with mind and heart.
Merry ye meet and merry ye part.