Spells can work magic in your life but there can be challenges too. Below is a quick overview of some of the benefits and challenges you may experience when doing spellwork. The benefits are listed first, followed by common challenges. As you overcome the challenges the benefits will begin to flow into your life automatically!
A spell is basically a set of directions with a list of ingredients for making or preparing something, It can also be described as a formula or procedure for doing or attaining something. Actually, those are Miriam Webster’s definitions for a recipe, and that’s exactly what a spell is.
When it comes to cooking those who are just learning tend to follow a recipe to the letter. On the other hand, a more experienced cook does not hesitate to exchange, add or remove ingredients based on their personal preferences. I swear my sister has the ability to take a recipe, substitute half the ingredients and end up with something even more delicious than what the original cook made. Most spells can be modified with similar results.
NOTE: The exception to this would be herbal and plant-based ingredients used for health or healing spells. When you are consuming or using products on your skin it’s best to rely on the knowledge and experience of medical professionals or experienced practitioners.
If you don’t have an ingredient and are not sure what to substitute, simply leave it out. I frequently leave out an herb from a spell or cooking recipe if I don’t care for the taste. When you are just starting out, stick with spells that require fewer ingredients and steps. As you learn which ingredients and tools you prefer, you can begin to modify your spells with confidence.
Magic can be as simple as rubbing scented oil on a colored candle, setting it in a holder and lighting it as you visualize your magical need. Or it can be more complex, involving several candles, multiple herbs, oils, incense, ritual clothing, chants and more. If you attempt a spell that is too complicated for your skill level, you risk sending out a confused or unclear message to the Universe. Keeping your message clear is vital. The details are up to you. Just enjoy yourself and keep that positive energy flowing!
I have a confession to make. Over the past decade or so, I developed a preference for quick and easy spells. They took less physical energy and I was happy with the results. So what is wrong with that?
When you practice any type of magic you are sending out concentrated forms of energy and this can have an effect on the entire world around you. Taking a few minutes to prepare yourself can help put you in the proper frame of mind for this important magical work. Below are my favorite ways to get ready.
Magic would not be complete without scented oils, homemade magical brews and smoke rising from the incense as it carries our thoughts up into the universe. We weave spells utilizing the simple but potent powers found within the tools nature gives us.
Beginners frequently worry about getting something wrong when they cast a spell. Should they still try if they missed the full moon or if they don’t have the appropriate color candles? My answer is a definite yes! A good spell will draw its power from your heart and mind, not from the tools you use.
Virtually every religion or path teaches that God, the Divine or Universal energy exists within us all. The real question is not whether there is such a thing as magic, but how do we work with it and direct it?
Do you think casting spells is hard or complicated? Have you avoided this aspect of Wicca because you were worried you’d make a mistake? Perhaps you tried casting a spell in the past that simply did not work and now you think spell casting is something that only happens in the movies.
There are thousands of money spells on the Internet. Do you need some quick cash to pay a bill? There’s a spell for that. Perhaps you’d like a new job or a nice raise, or maybe money for college. No problem! There are spells for those things too … and anything else you might need cash for. So with all these spells so easily available, why isn’t every Witch or Wiccan rolling in the dough?