I often cast little spells when I am not casting spells on a moon phase. These are everyday spells, petitions from clients, friends, an email from someone who asks for healing for their father. I like to pay attention as much as possible to these requests because I believe that it is these small daily spells that can truly make a difference.
For someone’s father I chanted to the Medicine Buddha: OM BEKANDZE BEKANDZE MAHA BEKANDZE RANDZE SAMUNGATE SOHA.
For my friend having troubles in Australia, I prayed to the Goddess. For my Mother today I said a simple spell to help her get her energy back after feeling depleted after moving. For myself I said the Buddhist chant OM MANI PADME HUM, just because I needed the comfort of that mantra.
I work a lot with hope. I work a lot with transformational change. Yet I know that we actually control nothing in our lives. I know that we can influence things, that we can change our perceptions of situations but we cannot control them. Everything here that we have on Earth is borrowed and part of an illusory life that exists only in our minds. This is not a present life but a life lived in the past and in the future.
The present is where we actually live. And yet we pay almost no mind to it. We hope for the future and recall the past with fondness. We cling to our memories of yesterday while projecting how tomorrow will be. Yet right here, right now, where we are alive, where we are breathing and standing and feeling; we don’t notice or pay attention. We drift through our lives asleep in the present.
We are never satisfied, because we have no control over the illusions that we call our lives. We have the script but no one else does. We can only direct ourselves and yet we rarely take direction.
Every single day someone emails me or calls me because they are unhappy and suffering. They want me to fix things, to change their lives, to give them something that tells them that they will be all right.
I turn to my Books of Shadow and find the right spell. I find a spell that brings a woman’s husband home from the arm’s of another. I find a spell that helps someone appear more confidant. I find a spell that helps a woman release her inner warrior so she can protect herself. I find a spell that helps heal a broken heart, that communes with the Dark Goddess, that brings peace and protection from the God to a family struggling to keep it together. I find a spell that helps someone find their soulmate.
This is not actually control or manipulation, even the darkest spells still conform to the Laws of Nature. It is a kind of intercesstion, a merging with the Universal energy, a focused intention that weaves itself around the client, around me, around every sentient being on this planet. When I cast a spell, I tap into that energy and give to the wellspring that attaches our higher minds together and simply will it to happen.
The more I do it, the better I get at it. After years doing it I would say I’ve found many spells to help me get from point A to point B the fastest. I’ve written some terrific spells in my day and then some not so terrific ones too. Those get weeded out from the repetoire. I keep copious notes on spellworkings.
I keep no notes on my every day workings. Those little spells help me get through life. The little spells let me clear my mind of worry, to be able to help those that I can, deal with their lives and make them better.
Today I’m saying a little spell of comfort for a friend’s mother who has been upset. I say a little spell and light a candle for another friend having a tough time with her divorce. I say a little spell for my father whom I’ve not spoken to in months.
I control nothing and through controlling nothing; I have everything.