I’m relatively new to magic and I decided a while ago that I was going to keep a journal. Only, I can’t keep a concrete one that my parents will find so I had to secretly write out my progress in code, in a notebook. This isn’t practical. I then realized that a lot of people might be going through the same issues I am, and that perhaps it might be a good idea to share my thoughts on here, with you guys, so that if any experienced practitioners have comments to make, to help us improve, they can!
My first entry is more of an introduction in the types of spells and magical practices I am interested in, and have put time into learning.
I love the idea of astral projection and using my astral body to help me with a few of my desires. I am aware that astral projection cannot replace spells and rituals, but it can work as an influence on the target. For example, entering a love interest’s dream, just making an appearance can get them thinking of you, which can raise the likelihood of your spells then working. Or, traveling to a place you really want to see… But the thing about astral projection is that your thoughts literally manifest before your eyes, so if you have anxiety or deep rooted fears, you probably shouldn’t be doing this right now. I have not yet succeeded in astral projection, but I did manage to get into a mild vibration stage. If I had just resisted the itch on my nose, I may have gone into the delta stage.
Intentions, Visualization and Manifestation. Apparently, this is one of the simpler ways to do a spell. Just by strongly visualizing something as if it has already happened, and it manifests. It’s used by a lot of people, strangely enough, and it usually works! I read on here about a girl who used intense visualization to get a guy to be nice towards her, but his version of nice was being super sexual and suddenly, she was stuck. So here’s my problem. I’m known in psychology to have high levels of Openness, which means my mind is super creative and artsy. I write stories, for crying out loud! That being said, my mind thinks of about ten different things at once, and practicing visualization has been a real challenge. To top it all off, I’ve read about a dozen articles and posts on what intentions mean, and watched 5 different videos explaining how to properly do it, but I still have no idea what it actually is. I get the concept, but how do you perform intentions, or channel them into your spells correctly? I’m super lost.
Spells and Rituals. Now, this is probably the most problematic with me because I have to keep everything a secret from the people I live with. They are extremely religious and would have my head if they found out I was even dabbling in this stuff. But, I am dedicated so… I do my best. That being said though, I don’t have access to a variety of ingredients and thus, I cannot perform a lot of spells that I actually need or want to do. I had to sneak two small candles and secretly buy a lighter to just do simple candle spells, and even then, you’re supposed to use matches, not a lighter. So, although there are a list of spells and rituals I would kill to perform properly, I don’t have the resources or liberty to do so. Which is ultimately why I’m mainly sticking with Visualization and Astral Projection.
What I found helps a lot is meditating daily. It’s funny, I was looking up mediation practices and found an article recently about Harry Styles talking about what he does during this quarantine (COVID-19). He says that every morning, he meditates. Which is basically the routine I got into, only I’m a night owl and I stay up all night till 7 -9 am. I meditate at around 3-5 am everyday and it’s helped me with the astral projection. Likewise, I find it slightly easier to focus my mind on a single thing for longer and longer each time.
I also try to find a way I can substitue the ingredients in spells with things I have at home. I read that witches in the older days used what they had, living on farms and all, herbology was their main resource. So, I go into my pantry or spice rack and then look up what spices or herbs have certain magical properties and in what areas, and I try to use those as substitutes. Or, I just pick another spell with ingredients I actually have.
To end this entry, I’m just going to say that despite the fact that I’m a ‘witch-baby’, I have a lot of faith in my own abilities and that with practice and training, I will be able to achieve my goals. That’s the whole point, isn’t it? That you need to practice to get good at something? I know for a fact that these work because I made a charm (it didn’t have an official name when I made it so I called it the attraction charm) and it worked beautifully! So, with practice, I am sure that I, and everyone else who is trying, will be able to do what they strive to do.
Thanks for reading!