Today I sat on my back door-step. It seems such an unimportant thing. Tiny compared to lots of things going on in my life right now yet, somehow, it felt important beyond any words I could find in the moment.
The sun on my face, only just warm yet still warm enough to allow me to sit there for a while without needing a winter coat reached deeper within me than simply touching my skin. The gentle breeze blowing it’s whispers on my face and through my hair somehow lighting something within me. Kindling a flame that has been nothing more than a pilot light over the winter months.
Spring is coming.
It’s tangible, almost here and my energy for activity is returning after a long few months of retreat and darkness.
Hail to the returning light!
Last time I wrote our Monday Musings I talked about ways that I kept my spiritual practice going when times aren’t conducive to energy rich practices. Today I’m going to continue that thought process with my favourite simple acts of magic. What happens when I feel like doing more than just keeping my spiritual practice on tickover but still can’t find the time or energy to do much? How do I still perform magical acts when times are tough and just can’t be bothered with casting circles and gathering ingredients etc?
The answer is I keep it simple but powerful and focused. Here’s five of my favourite ways to perform magic when I feel like it the least but need it the most…..
This is my absolute favourite way of casting a spell in a simple way. Not only is it good for times when I haven’t got time or energy, its also great for those times when it needs to be done right now but you haven’t got any tools to hand to work with. Simply decide on the intent and spend a few moments focused on breathing as a way of building energy before letting the magic out into the world on the exhale.
2. Light a candle
As simple as lighting a candle, making a wish about the magic to be accomplished and as you blow it out, imagine it manifesting. This can be a super powerful way to send magic out into the world.
3. Make an offering
Whether you work with a specific deity or pantheon, or don’t work with deity at all but work with the earth instead, making a small offering while asking for something needed can be easy as putting milk in a saucer and leaving it in the appropriate place or gifting it to the earth.
4. Write a note
I do this one a lot, write what I want to achieve on a post it note and leave it somewhere I can see it often. This adds a tiny bit of energy to the magic each time I focus on it, even though it’s usually only for a second or two.
5. Create a sigil
This one takes a little more time than the others but is also an incredibly effective way of making magic happen. I write a sentence stating what I want to achieve, remove the vowels and the repeated letters then I either make a symbol from the letters I have left or draw a circle adding the letters around the edge then create a pattern inside the circle by creatively joining up the letters in the order they appear in the sentence. I’ve been known to draw these on steamed up windows, in the air and just with my finger over a letter I’ve been sending to a friend just to name a few uses.
I hope that’s inspired you even a little as to how little things can be quite magical. Do you have any simple tips for working magic when there’s little time?
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