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Magic-The creative and destructive forces of the universe

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Magic is a powerful force.  This is the force that allows witches and other magical traditions and practices to be able to cause the great changes they do in the world.  This is a force that is neutral in nature.  This is a force that is used to both create and to destroy.  It is the same force used to heal and to bless that is used to harm and to curse.

By itself magic has little to no direction.  Magic as a force will simply work to cause changes in the lives of the world.  That is what magic is.  Magic is the subtle forces that effect changes.  These are the forces caused by thoughts and actions as well as emotions.  The energy which makes up magic is the very energy of life which is why thoughts and emotions are key to the way magic works and acts.

There are many different names for people who practice magical arts.  Witches are one.  Shamans practice a form of magic as do many other tribal Wisemen and women.  One thing that unites magic practitioners is some form of mental discipline and training.  This training is what allows them to connect to the creative forces of the universe however they envision them.

It was mentioned above that thoughts and emotions are key to manifesting and making magic work.  It was also mentioned that those who practice magic are often trained with some form of mental discipline.  These two statements illustrate the reason why magic is both creative and destructive.  Human thoughts and emotions are creative and destructive,  This is also why with out direction and manipulation magic is simply a neutral force that creates changes in life.

When a person works a spell it is the intent behind the spell that gives form and direction to magic.  Intent is made up of thought and emotions.   The actions performed during spells and magical ritual are items used to focus and intensify concentration on desires- the intent of the spell.   The desire or intent has an emotional basis.  The stronger the emotion the more powerful the spell or ritual action will be,

The energy raised in the spell has direction.  It has purpose.  In order to allow the spell to work the magic will destroy some options and possibilities and create another.  This is why magic as a tool and as a practice is always creating and destroying.  It is a force that causes changes.   This is the force of the cosmos.

For something to be created something else must be destroyed.  This is a truth of nature.  This is a truth of the cosmos.  New planets and stars are created out of the debris of older planets and stars.  This is also the true meaning of what they mean when they say that matter can never be created or destroyed-merely changes form.

Magic is part of the universe.  It is the force which allows things to be created.  It is creation and destruction.  It is that which allows the universe to continue in expansion.

Simple Daily Spell

One thing that many starting Pagans, witches, and magicians seek to do is find a way to  integrates their spells and rituals into their daily life and really make it a part of who they are.  When I started out in my studies and practice of witchcraft this was one thing that I too struggled with.

Here is a simple spell and ritual that you can use every morning to refresh yourself and prepare for a new day.

Materials:
SoapWater
Shampoo & Conditioner

When you get into the shower turn the water on to as hot as you can stand.

Get in the shower and let the water rinse you off.  A the water rinses your body before you soap state:

“Water water wash away
Water water cleanse today”.

Take your shampoo and soap and wash your body once.  Repeat the chant over and over again.  As you watch the soap go down the drain visulize all emotional baggage that causes you pain washing down the drain as well.

Soap yourself up and repeat the chant and ritual once more.  This time see any and all blocks in your way going down the drain.

You may shorten the chant to “wash a way cleanse today” as you get into the washing.

Use this each more to prepare for each day,

Enjoy!

Loona Wynd

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