|LadySilverVixen||Date: Wednesday, 19-February-2014, 11:55 PM | Message # 1|
|When practicing magic you should try to keep things practical. You can happily perform elaborate rituals if you want, and some do. |
However, trying to keep things practical is the way to go. You don't want to do something that you can't handle. This applies to spells as well.
Instead of trying to use 23 different ingredients to a spell you haven't the faintest idea of how to do, try writing your own and applying it to your daily life. A good example of how to do this would be with say cooking.
Cooking involves a lot of ingredients from time to time, but those who do cook, know that you don't need a lot of herbs to make
a very rich and bold flavor, it's merely the right combination of a few, and in some cases, none at all. You can take this example and apply it to magic.
Instead of a bunch of ingredients for a spell,try making things simple and practical. You shouldn't have to go out of your way to do magic (unless you have 2 jobs, and three kids, a husband or wife, and a dog that needs tending to all while going to school, then please by all means make the time LOL).
As you progress down your spiritual path magic should be integrated into your daily life. Simple things like sweeping the floor should slowly start to become magical aspects of your life. In the case of sweeping the floor, be in the moment, and feel while you sweep, all the
negative energy and the physical dirt actually get swept up and then removed from the home. This is what I mean when I say practical.
As I stated above you shouldn't have to go out of your way to do magic. Keep things simple and incorporate it into your life.
For those who'd like to read up some more on things like this you should check out The Way of the Hedgewitch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock. Arin talks about keeping things practical and gives some great advice as to how to incorporate living magic and not just doing magic.
Message edited by LadySilverVixen - Wednesday, 19-February-2014, 11:56 PM