Why I Don’t Do Spells

As you know, I am a priestess. Specifically, a High Priestess in the Aquarian Tabernacle Church tradition, a Wiccan church. Many people consider Wiccan to be synonymous with witch. (I haven’t decided yet where I stand on that – there is still a lot of negative connotation to the word witch.)

Three WitchesAs we get closer to Halloween, all of the traditional sterotypes about witches come out – the women clad in black, wearing pointy hats, flying around on brooms, casting spells and mixing up potions over a bubbling cauldron.

In the past month, I have had at least three requests from strangers asking if I would do a spell for them. A couple of them offered to pay me whatever it would take if I would do a spell to get them what they wanted. And my answer every time is, “No.” (If I had less integrity I would take their money!)

I don’t do spells. Well, I rarely do spells for myself. I absolutely do not do spells for other people. And here’s why.

Spells work EXACTLY as you tell them to, which is not the same as the way you want them to. It takes practice, and work to get the words to clearly express what you are wanting. That’s challenging enough to do for myself, and I’m already in my own head and my own desires. Trying to sort that out for someone else…yeah.

I will not interfere with someone else’s free will. Even if it weren’t part of the laws of our tradition, (“Cast no spell for good nor ill, for or against, on or about another living person without that person’s knowledgeable approval, for it shall bear heavily on the heads of any not an Elder who does such an irresponsible deed.”), I don’t know that I could do it. I am not in their skin, I have not lived their life or experienced what they have. How can I possibly presume to know what is best for them? And even more so for someone I don’t know at all.

I don’t want to take on someone else’s karma. By interfering in someone’s life by doing a spell on or for them, you tie yourself to their karma. I have enough to deal with in regards to my own karma, I don’t need yours, thanks.

The Genie from Aladdin sums it up pretty well:

The main reason I don’t do spells for people is that 99.9% of the time there is a mundane solution to whatever challenge you are facing. Spells are a last resort, when all else fails. And even then, proceed with caution. You don’t know that something fantastic is just around the corner that you might mess up by doing a spell. Too many people think spells will solve all their problems, and really, it is a cop-out. It’s a way to NOT take responsibility for the things going on in their lives.

Now, I do magic all the time. Magic is shaping the Universe with my will. Another way of saying that is, “Belief creates reality.” Magic is similar to the Law of Attraction. Work on that before resorting to spells.

Blessings,
Mary

No More Stalling!

I’ve been writing about The Elements of Abundance Program since this summer, saying I’m going to launch it soon, keep your eyes out, blah blah blah. I’ve also written about my stumbling blocks, my excuses and my fears that have stopped me from launching the program up to this point.

I still feel like I’m not ready.

I’m not going to let that hold me back any longer, though.

I am reminded of a quote about commitment that one of my mentors shared with me several years ago:

The Universe supports meUntil one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back – Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And so I begin. The date is set, the registration page is up, and I am now committed. You are all my witnesses. 🙂

The first Elements of Abundance 5-week Teleclass will begin on Thursday, January 10th at 6:00 pm Pacific. You can register here!

I’m keeping this session small – I’m only taking the first 12 registrations because I want to give you my full attention.

I hope to see you on the calls!

Blessings,

Mary

Golden Firefly Bubbles

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been reading on several different topics, including manifestation and abundance.  One of my daily practices has been the 40 Day Prosperity Plan, from The Abundance Book.  Each day there is a statement to read and meditate on.  After my meditation yesterday, I was feeling tired, so I decided to rest for a bit.

And then the magic happened.  With my eyes closed, I saw little golden specks coming towards me.  They were like little fireflies, or the sparks rising from a fire.  At the same time as I could see them, I could feel them rising inside me, like effervescent bubbles from a bath bomb, or when you open a bottle of carbonated drink that has been shaken just a little bit.

It started out as just a small amountof “firefly bubbles”, then there were hundreds and thousands flowing to me and through me.  I felt I was undergoing a transformation.  It was exciting and tickly and refreshing and it lasted only a second or two, though it felt like quite a while.  After the rush had past, I was left with a feeling of peace and joy, bliss even. I also knew in my bones that wherever it was that I was holding myself back, whatever blockage I had put in place for myself had been cleared away, and that I was know fully in the flow of abundance.

I drifted through the rest of the day, taking care of life’s details, but I reflected on my experience again before going to sleep. By thinking about it, I could brnig the feeling back. I was really struck by the thought that I could feel the firefly bubbles inside me, and I could see them coming from outside me.  I realized that this was the experience of manifestation.  I create my reality from within, through feeling (preferably good feelings!), and then I see that coming back to me from outside.  The results are visible,  though the feeling is the important initiator.

I’ve read about the process of manifestation, and I know I have manifested different experiences and things in my life, but for the first time I really feel like I “get” it now!  That momentary experience explained it to me clearer than any book or lecture.  And I am extremely grateful!

I’d love to hear about profound “aha” moments from your life!  Leave a comment and share with me.

Blessings,

Mary