It amuses me every time when I see a blog or a video talking about manifesting and personal development tools. Usually they include things like watch what you focus on, commit to daily action, state your intention, be clear about what you want.
It's amusing because these things, all of them, are in the arsenal of all self-respecting witch. I'm not talking about those who buy a book of spells from their local bookshop and all of a sudden they are calling themselves witches. I'm talking about those who have been developing their craft for years, even decades.
Any foundation for great magical work will involve focus, intent and clarity. They are not the products of the new age or the self-help industry.
Take away the witchy language and remove the spiritual flavour and you get today's motivational coaches and personal development mentors.
Not everyone will be into the whole, let's do spells and chanting and burn stuff and stir the cauldron. That doesn't mean however that they shouldn't be learning about it or make the most of the wisdom that's out there.
As much as the Craft is considered sacred knowledge that is earned by the hard core witches, the undeniable fact is that the stuff is "out there" already. Online, in book, in workshops, in circles. Purists will tell you that you need to be initiated into a coven or a tradition or whatever.
The truth is, because the knowledge is out there and so accessible to anyone who cares to look for it, there is little chance to regulate who uses it and for what. So might as well share it with the muggles in my community.
Who knows, might get some people who decide they want to learn more and join me on the "dark side" and in the Craft.
Even this watered down stuff can work. And to be honest, you don't have to be a self-confessed witch, warlock, magician, sorcerer or whatever to use the knowledge. You don't have to be an "anything" really.
So if you're a muggle (and please do not take offence to this term, it's from a children's book afterall) there are still things you can learn and use. And if any witch inclined person takes an offence to it, just tell them to shove it where the sun don't shine.
The first one is something that has served me well for years. It helps with the letting go and detachment from the emotional baggage I carry. Because we carry a lot of crap we don't need. Especially when we carry it for other people.
- what is it – it's a ritual that helps you release the highly charged emotional bonds that tie you to people, events, memories, objects etc. Anything really.
- why you need to do it regularly – we pick up other people's emotional garbage as we go, and we hold onto our own, like hoarding, just in case we'll need it later. Cutting the cord with the garbage shows out intent that we only want to hold onto the things that serve us. Emotional and mental garbage is not it.
- benefits – when you do cord cutting, you discover what is worth holding onto and what isn't and the reasons why you want to hold onto stuff. That in itself is a bonus but the real kicker is that you lighten your emotional and mental load when you let go of stuff that is no longer good for you. Imagine carrying a backpack with a crippling load. When you cord cut, you offload from you backpack stuff you choose and keep stuff you choose.
- challenges – it can be hard to decide what to let go of. You might think that you've had enough of a particular piece of emotional garbage but when you try to do your cord cutting, it just won't go. Everything in our life is there to teach us and sometimes we might think we're done with something but that something is not done with us. It happens.
This next one is the natural next step after you have cut that cord. Every time there is a cord cutting, you are dealing with a power adjustment. When we have energetic attachments to things that aren't good for us, there is a third party in there that holds the power.
Once you realise it, you can call your power back to you. Don't laugh, I'm being serious. This is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.
Calling your power back
- how power relates to visibility – at the root of all visibilty issues there is a story about power. Power that was asserted over you, power that you feel you don't have, power that you feel you are incapable of obtaining. Power. When you feel powerful, the thought of being seen and heard doesn't make you want to throw up.
- how you know who has the power – when you're cutting the cord to something or someone, you will often have realisation on where the power lies in that dynamic. Be it events, memories, a person, a "thing", whatever, if you follow the breadcrumbs, which is why it's great to journal this stuff, you will get to the end of the line and will clearly see where you have left your power.
- how to call back your power – if you think I'm going to give you a formula for a magical chant, you're sorely mistaken. It's not about the words you use. It's about knowing where you're calling your power back from or who you're calling it back from. Once you have that, even stating your desire to call your power back will work.
Invisibility can be a good thing. Just because it's the opposite of visibility, it doesn't mean it's bad or that you need to avoid it. Unless you're intentionally hiding from your greatness, I'm here to tell you that knowing when and how to wield your invisibility can be a real asset for you.
- what is invisibility – when you are selective about how you spend your energy on being visible, there will be some who will not bw worth it. It's OK to say, "I'm not going to put an effort into being visible to you".
- invisibility is your silent power – invisibility is about silent power. It's when you know exactly where your boundaries are for being seen and heard. When you are trying to be see and heard by by every single person on the planet, you are spreading yourself so thin that no one is benefitting from your energy. Least of all you.
- keeping the power with you – when you know exactly who you want to be visible to, you can focus your energy into that space. It's also a good opportunity to think about why you want to be visible to certain people. If you're putting your energy into showing off to your former highschool classmates because you want to make sure they know you've "made it in life", you're wasting your energy. Chances are they don't even care whether you made it or not. They are too busy trying to make everybody else believe that they have made it. Keep the power with you and use it wisely.
Whether you're a muggle or a person of the Craft, these practices will serve you well in business. If you want to know how you can work with me to add these practices to your business, grab yourself a space for a mini consult in my diary.