I don't often do Magic. Not in the ritual sense anyway. By that I mean, busting out items in a ritualistic manner and sitting down to focus on them. Usually, I am content to let my prayers/hopes/wishes fly out into the Universe and go from there.
BUT! Something was coming up that was really badly timed and incredibly inconvenient and I NEEDED to be sure I wouldn't be needing to attend. So. Magic.
First, let me say that I LOVE me some ritual items. Colored candles and oils and crystals and special paper etc? I just love those things because they are those things. But, here is the important part. They aren't necessary. At. All.
Since I don't do rituals much I don't have all the colors and all the things and once upon a time I thought I had to have those to make magic work. No. You don't.
Magic is concentrated thought. It is visualizing what you want and sending that concentrated thought out into the world. Much like when we were kids and played in our imaginations, that is how this work.
In this ritual, I wanted a candle (for focus) and I happened to have a few white tea candles. A lot of spell casters say you need a specific color for a specific spell. Don't have a green candle for money? Imagine the candle you are holding is Green. Don't have a candle? Imagine you do. That simple, really.
For me, I wrote out my request and folded it up, making sure to be clear on what I needed to happen. Then I folded it up and set it down under a coaster, then set my candle glass on top of it. Then I took my candle and held it while concentrating all my thoughts to what I needed to have happen. When I felt I had charged my candle up, I set my spell/thoughts free and lit the candle. Set it on top of my spell and let it go.
Because I set my intention, twice, once in word and once in thought, I then left it ALONE. Once the candle burned out, I left it all sitting in place until after the time passed of the "event." For me, my belief is once I set my spell out in the world, I don't want to think about it and twist my intention or the spell out of shape. I guess it's like sigil magic to me. Once it's done, I don't want or need to keep thinking about it.
And it worked. I knew it would though, the minute I set it free. I could feel it. I think when we are properly aligned with the Universe and our wish/hope/spell aligns with it as well, it works.
Also, it probably doesn't hurt to have a Grogru with his little hand hovering over the spell either. Extra Jedi magic LOLOL I honestly didn't even realize he was posed like that for a day or so.
Magic is thought /desire made real. And it works.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious