Today my post might be a little bit of a downer to some people, but I feel it’s something that has to be discussed openly due to a seemingly wide range of misconceptions about the nature of magic itself. I’ve seen a great many of these misconceptions, particularly from people who are looking to purchase spells through eBay, and it’s worth giving you some information about what you should be expecting.
The first and most important thing to mention is that almost any spell you purchase (with a few notable exceptions such as protection spells, luck spells etc) will require some personal effort on your part. There are certain realms of possibility in life and if you buy a weight loss spell, then sit on the sofa and eat 5000 calories a day in front of the TV, you will NOT lose weight! It’s self-sabotage, pure and simple, and no amount of beneficial magic can have an effect if you’re actively working against it. Another good example would be a spell to find a new job. What if you have such a spell cast on you…and don’t apply for any jobs? It’s possible that someone will run up to you on the street and beg you to come and work for them, it’s possible that a friend or family member will call you up with a job offer, but actually focusing your energies and positivity into jobhunting is far more likely to yield bountiful, satisfying results. And a last example, when someone purchases a spell for a love affair or sexual encounter…and then doesn’t put themselves in any social situations. Doesn’t attempt to talk to anyone. Shys away if someone of the opposite sex tries to talk to them. It happens!
The magic may have presented you with the opportunities you are seeking, but you’re pushing them away from yourself. You have to be aware of your part in things.
As I tell all of my customers, it is highly important to stay positive after a spell has been cast. And yes, that includes holding a firm belief in the fact that magic is real and it will work. When we look at these beneficial spells, they work so very much better when they work WITH our own positive energies, rather than having to work against negativity and doubt. Aside from that, when you are doubting and down, you’re not going to see the subtle signs that present themselves to you, the chances that come forth for you to grasp. You need that belief – in the magic and in yourself – to recognise the blessings you are given and have the confidence to accept them.
Now, another thing that I’ve had a couple of times were people on eBay saying to me, “the last spellcaster I spoke to told me that this spell could take upto a couple of months to have its full effect. I know they were just trying to scam me so I’d forget about it. Does your magic work within 7 days?” Wow! Again, this stems from unrealistic expectations, sadly (not to mention being symptomatic of a severe negativity which should be addressed prior to any spellcast!).
It’s a fast paced world we live in today, but many wide-ranging beneficial magic spells do take their time to get to work. That’s not to say nothing happens for 30 days or however long, just that big magic gets to work with subtlety and in a series of small causes and effects. And if you think that’s just eBay sellers trying to have you on, take a look at any reputable Pagan website and see what other people say about magic. That’s just how it is! Waking up tomorrow with a whole new life as a whole new you would be fantastic but the universe changes at a slower pace than this. Of course, certain beneficial spells do get to work a bit quicker – but you’ll find these are often the ones with less wide-reaching or long term effects.
The next part I’d like to talk about is the extent of the effect of spells. This falls under “unrealistic vs realistic expectations” and for this example I’ll talk about a weight loss spell. A reasonable and realistic customer – most, thankfully! – will purchase a weight loss spell with a scenario somewhat like this: I have some pounds to shed for my health or to get back to my old size, and I just can’t seem to get the scale moving, or I can’t get motivated, or I’m having food cravings. This customer has the spell cast upon them, they begin to feel more energetic and more motivated, it gets the scale moving in the right direction, they drop 10lb and put into motion a healthier diet and modest exercise plan. For this person, the spell has been a great success and they’re really happy. Exactly what it’s meant to do!
But, there will come along the more unrealistic customer. It’s not their fault, they just don’t understand the nature of these things. They have the spell cast upon them, and in 4 weeks they are annoyed because they have not gone from 200lb to being a supermodel. A few pounds would not do, they expect the most extreme of results. And this, again, is not exactly how things work. Maybe they don’t have the bone structure to be that supermodel-thin, or the lifestyle, or a million other possible reasons (as well as the fact that being that lean is for most a huge time investment, lifestyle and committment). But don’t think this is limited purely to the weight loss spell. Take a career spell where someone expects to go from floor sweeper to regional manager. Or the money spell where someone doesn’t just expect to get that cash they need for the new car, or to pay the debt, or the home improvement, but to win the multi-million lottery jackpot.
The bottom line? Magic isn’t always going to bring you everything you ever dreamt of, but if you have a positive attitude and believe, it will bring you what you need.
The final area I can touch upon for today are the realms of possibility. Magic, just like anything else in our universe, has its boundaries and limits, even if they are not terribly easy for us to define or something we fully understand. But there are a few things that, it must be said, magic cannot achieve for you. The first, unfortunately, is a complete physical transformation – for you to go to sleep tonight as Average Joe and wake up tomorrow as Brad Pitt. Many people aren’t happy with the skin they’re in but magic is not the answer to that, and it cannot provide that answer. Another is physical teleportation. I’m sorry, but you would notice if spellcasters could send themselves or others around the world instantly. I’m sure there would be magical travel agencies all over the place and an end to aircraft pollution. Yes, I know that some casters will tell you that they can physically send you to Siberia or Hawaii or Rwanda for the low low price of $5, but they can’t. If you should ever buy one of these spells and it works, please do feel free to come rub it in my face. I’ll even give you my address so you can teleport in.
Magic is a wonderful thing, not truly understood and full of so many possibilities it makes one’s head spin just to consider it. Those of us who believe and experience it are truly blessed. But if you are new to these concepts, do take a minute to consider what your expectations really are. And if you are ever in doubt – just ask the spellcaster you are working with!