Today I’m going to talk about spellwork and magic and about banishing doubts while working magic.
I feel like we’ve all been there, especially if you’re new to magic. There’s that tiny little voice in the back of your head that scoffs at you thinking that “this is never going to work.” Or “you’re doing it wrong.” Or “you look silly.” When I first started I had ALL these thoughts. I thought I was silly, for walking around my room three times and sprinkling water and salt that I would just have to vacuum up later. I'm here to lovingly tell you to stop it.
I normally don’t like to tell other people what to do because “live and let live” but I’m making an exception to my self placed rule. Stop doubting yourself, right now.
If you keep on having those negative thoughts then your magic won’t come to fruition and you won’t get the results that you want. You need to know that your magic is going to work because you are just that good.
Even if you don’t know every correspondence ever you will get the results that you want, because you are going to command the universe to do your bidding.
Sounds kinda powerful huh? Well, magic is powerful. Many Pagans that I know seem to hang onto their Christian backgrounds. I’m not knocking Christianity at all, but they are two separate practices and when you perform magic you aren’t going to be asking for anything. You aren’t going to pray and ask for things to happen because you “might” deserve it.
This isn’t the time for meekness. When I’m performing spellwork it’s usually because I have a need for something. Know the difference between need and want. Needing something is stronger than wanting. When I want something, I save my money so that I can get it. When I need something, I perform spells.
You are a child of the Universe.
You are made of stars.
You are the Universe.
When you’re performing spellwork you are commanding the powers that be to do your work for you. No, you aren’t commanding Deities or being disrespectful. The Deities aren’t going to be doing your work for you. You’re doing the work. You’re commanding the energies to do your work. Here's the thing though, you are those same energies and you’re going to be using that power, that extension of yourself to go forth and to get you what you need. This is just taking the energy that is you, but outside of you, and putting it to work in the way that you need.
The easiest way to do this is to come up with a “power saying.” The most common one I see is “as I will it, so mote it be.”
The problem with that statement is that it seems to be so commonplace that there’s no oomph behind it anymore. Come up with a new one that rings true to you. A teacher I had said something along the lines of “Hearken and hear my words, I am Son of the Universe. Go forth and do my will!”
This is perfect. Try saying that aloud if you can. Do you feel how strong it is, especially at the end? THAT is the oomph you need. Try adapting that saying, or come up with something similar. KNOW that your magic is going to work. KNOW that you are going to receive all that you need. KNOW that you are the Universe and that the energies are yours to command.
It is your birth right. Use it.