I was flipping through a book on simple magic at a bookstore and stumbled upon a “spell” about drawing in money. The thing was, the “spell” seemed a lot like a prayer we said in church when I was a kid, and they both reminded me of affirmations I had been told to do as an adult to gain more prosperity.
It made me wonder if they all had a common origin but also wonder why, if all those concepts were so similar, would the one labeled “magic” be considered bad and the others good?
When I was a six or seven I wrote on a piece of paper that I wanted a bike, and I asked God to please give me this thing. I put a special coin my great-grandfather had given me on top of it for luck and left it on my dresser. I was later accused of witchcraft, which puzzled me greatly because I had no idea what they were talking about but mostly because that was what we did in church. We wrote down prayers, said them out loud, then put money in the church’s collection bucket and sat back and waited for “God to provide.”
It’s semantics really but the word “spell” congers the idea of witches doing evil and killing small children when in reality most of the spells that were recorded, even ancient ones, were about love and asking for help from spirit, God, whatever the askers believe, so that they could have what they wanted.
If you want to create something in your life that is amazing, use the formula most of us learned in church or temple to achieve it.
- Write it down. Be as specific as you can especially if there is a number involved.
- Ask a higher power, god, goddess, or even your own higher self to bless your wish.
- Make an offering to the universe in exchange—money to a homeless person, an extra tip to your barista, or an offering to your church if you have one, whatever makes sense.
- Sit back and know that if it’s truly in your best interest to have this thing then it is on its way (when, however, is a different story)!
And don’t forget to infuse your wish with love. I wanted a bike because I loved the feeling of freedom of being on the bike and I loved getting places faster. Love and the feeling of joy will bring you what you want in just the right time.
But whatever you do, don’t call it a spell or magic.
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