Practical Magic In Your Life

Welcome all partiers! I'm sorry this post is a little late. I've been working on my house again! So because I've had my mind on other things completely, I had to pull this post out of thin air! There's a part in the movie when Sally tells Officer Hallet that his star is just a symbol, it can't stop criminals in their tracks, and it only has power because he believes it does. That's how magic works, she told him. And that is very true. So many people come into the craft thinking it's going to be like Hollywood magic that they saw on The Craft or some such show. Many are highly disappointed when they find out that magic is actually very subtle. Don't get me wrong, sometimes it can make a very big bang, but most of the time it is very subtle, like the changing of the seasons. From Summer we don't just go from one day temperatures being over 100 then having snow laying on the ground just because we went from July 31st to August 1st. It is very gradual and slow, and happens in its own time. Currently in Amarillo, days are peaking at 95 degrees and nights are peaking at about 68 degrees. The days are slowly getting cooler and you can smell and feel fall on the way, but it didn't just show up out of the blue with a big bang saying "Hey didn't you know?! It's time for fall so too dang bad!" That's also how magic works.

Spell work isn't just lighting a candle and chanting specific words in the exact right way and then in the next 2 minutes your lights start flickering, or like in the movie flower petals float across the country. No, generally you work your spell by preparing whatever steps you feel are necessary, then you say the words you prepared (even if they aren't perfect, so long as it doesn't break your concentration), then you release the energy when you've felt it's built up enough. After that, the changes that you wanted to make may come very gradually, and you may not even notice them until you wake up one day and go "Oh my gods! It actually worked, and I didn't even realize it." But the most important ingredient in spell work is belief. You have to believe it will actually work. Have faith, know that what you are doing is powerful and will bring about changes. 

If you sit down with a spell that you found thinking, "I'm gonna try this magic stuff and see if it actually works," nine times out of ten it won't work ... Why? Because deep down those that go about it that way don't believe it will actually work. They think it's just a bunch of mumbo jumbo and they want to prove themselves right. It's just like if you believe you can actually do something, or not, either way you are right. Magic works because we strongly believe it will. It can be fickle and it doesn't have to prove itself to anyone. If you light a candle thinking I don't believe this will actually work, but I'm going to try it, most of the time it won't work because again, magic doesn't have to prove itself to anyone. However, there are those that sit down with a candle and have enough imagination to see something actually happening and even if they aren't sure it will work, they hope it will ... that hope is what will bring about the changes you asked for in that spell. So, that is what I leave you with this fine semi-autumn night. Magic works because you believe it does. And love truly does exist! Be sure to click here to check out the other awesome blogs participating in this party!


Anonymous said...

Very true. And sometimes the magic works but the result is not as we pictured or desired. Our wishes are important, as is our belirf, but results always have meaning too.

apinkdreamer said...

what a magical post! thanks so much!!!!

Frosted Petunias said...

The post you 'pulled out of thin air' was great to read and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it and your thoughts as well. I hope you're enjoying your house and find cooler days ahead. I was excited to find pumpkins at the store today. Yay Fall!


Susan said...

Great post, and so true!
Happy Mabon!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hello! I am linking from the Practical Magic Blog Party. Your post is very well-written for a last minute effort. I know nothing about witchcraft, but I do know about writing.

Please visit my post if you get the chance!
~Ricki Jill

Melissa said...

Very true...it's all about intent and belief!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings

Anonymous said...

How true your words of wisdom are...
Thank you for sharing :o))
)O( VG )O(

Anonymous said...

Well said, you speak the truth: Believe and be empowered! Happy Blog Party Week!

Anonymous said...

I like it. To pull a post out of thin air can be magic itself, I think, and you did very well because, again: I think, you believe what you wrote. As it happens so do I! I am from Oklahoma and my sister has a saying: Believe what you believe or don't waste your time! I love how you brought PM into real life and blogged about something that is important to you. We will be watching you. Have fun and Thanks!

Polly said...

Beautiful blog and what a great post for "being pulled out of thin air"! There have been times when magic worked for me in a way I had not anticipated - and I didn't realize that the result I was given was a much better one than I had originally "planned".

Bright Blessings!