Welcome to a brand new week, just under two weeks left of retrograde and into Leo season we go. As of now the theme of our retrograde should be front and center. Ready for us to face these situations and realize the truth of what we are dealing with. One of the many themes that is showing up for me is personal will, liberation, having hope, and believe in myself. How about you? Needless to say this retrograde has given us her usual does of lessons but will prove to us once and for all that we are not lost. We all have a passion, purpose and dream and by the end of this cycle we will all be propelled into our own directions.
What Happens when you mess with personal will?
As a practicing Witch it is not uncommon to have someone ask for help with a spell, reading or healing. One of my current situations I am healing this retrograde is the attack on my personal will. It has left me angered, emotional, insecure to name a few low vibrational energies. Not far on the spectrum is involving personal will into our magic. When we perform magic for others there is a fine line in helping and interrupting. Messing with someone's personal will in witchcraft is dangerous, returning, and often involves a lesson we ourselves need to learn.
Personal will is part of our life's journey, it is curiosity, love, vengeance, regret and the unknown drive of finding our happiness. It is all the mistakes that help or force us to grow, it is our scary decisions we make even when others tell us differently and it is the conscience we have on our sides. It is the part of us that rebels or conforms to dictations and authoritative structures. Have you ever been told what to do and immediately felt as if you were being forced to do or say something you didn't believe in? Have you ever been in a position at work where to keep your job you had to act in a way that made you uncomfortable? This is your personal will practically screaming at you. "Hey...you....what are we doing this for?"
When working magic and spell casting one of the biggest and most common first used topic, love. I can't tell you how many times in the beginning I would scour books and spells online to find the perfect love spell. And without fail every time I worked a love spell I had a specific person in mind. I wasn't using magic to attract love I was practically creating a love potion, a.k.a fake love. Each time I would watch as infatuation turned to lust, the lust turn to obsession and finally by the end of the run it felt forced. At first I played the victim card, why me and I'm cursed. But the truth was I was messing with someone's free will and personal journey. I watched many a spells blow up in my face by this process. Messing with someone's will is taking control over their life, mind and direction. It is placing a selfish bind on them forcing them to do your biding.
What about magic or healing in someone's name?
Working magic for someone is something I recommend for more advanced Witches. It can be hard to not involve personal thoughts, energies or feelings into the universe and cloud the outcome. It is always good to remember that somethings move beyond our understanding and no matter how hard we work, the outcome will stay the same. With that said there is such a thing as distance healing and magic work. You wouldn't want someone messing with your life without permission so don't create magic for someone thinking you know what's best for them. But before preforming anything in the name of another always ask if it is okay or include a statement as this before working your magic:
I ______________ , ask the Guides/Gods/Goddesses/Universe/etc. to provide me with aide. I ask to offer healing/guidance/inspiration/etc to _____________. May it be in their most positive interest and may it not interfere with their journey or will. I ask for magic to work through me to perform in their highest interest.
How's the first week of mercury's retrograde going? If you're feeling tired, strees, anxious, or feel the past is resurfacing, this is all part of retrograde. Communications, technologies, travels may feel as if not working in your favor the next few weeks. Things are going to resurface for us to be tested and re-evaluted. We need to address the things of our past and finally move forward from them. Things that you have been scared to address or process, things you have been using as a reason to hold you back and things inside yourself that has caged your desire to live. One of my personal favorite things about this time is the rest you notice you need. It is as if your body and mind are preparing for the coming action you will be propelled into. If you've been following me for awhile you know I talk about Retrogrades quite a bit. I have grown to accept them, not battle or fear them and eventually one starts to learn from them. But that's not what this entry is about. While it does stem from the retrograde theme, it is one subject I am very passionate about...mistakes.
We have become a society that forgets mistakes are invaluable to our education and experiences. If one is not born or taught a certain knowledge how can we expect them to produce something perfectly? How many of you have been in a class, job or relationship where making a mistake was unheard of? You are not alone. Most of these situations are because the person who is accusing your imperfections is projecting unaccounted mistakes onto you. How many of you heard the phrase, "don't make the same mistakes I did"? Or how many have said that to someone else? Instead rephrase the statement, "I experienced that same thing, this is what I learned from it". Feels a lot better right? Now use that in other situations and conversations where you felt belittled for your mistakes. Even go back into your childhood and revaluate the mistakes and how you learned and what you need to heal from them too.
If you take a child and you think of that child spilling something on the floor as they are trying to carry it to the table. Do you get the feeling of anger or annoyance at the thought of cleaning it up? Do you notice that the child who wanted to "learn how to be like you" is looking to you for a reaction? What is your first thought and reaction to this situation? Be honest. Now how would you go about calming down and explaining this to the child so that next time they might ask for help. This is how you should treat yourself. Remind yourself it is okay to make mistakes, it isn't something we dwell on and what is it that we can learn from it? Mistakes are our way of gaining lessons from the universe we will need to know in our future experiences. It is okay to make mistakes becuase it is okay to want to know something.
If we didn't make mistakes we wouldn't understand the abundance of our successes.
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