How Spells are like the Law of Attraction

by - May 22, 2019

First off, this post was really hard to find a title for. I couldn’t figure out how to get my message across without it sounding like I was hating on magick or calling it a falsehood- which I am not.

For reference, I would consider myself a studying witch. I have not devoted my year and a day, but I have worked with the occult for many years on and off. More eclectic than anything.

What I’m getting at is that I am the last person to tell you that magick isn’t real.

Now that that has been said…

What is the Law of Attraction?

The law of attraction is the belief that positive of negative thoughts bring positive or negative results into your life. This is based on the idea that you and your thoughts are made of energy and that similar energies are attracted to each other.

In order to send your energy out, you use verbal and non-verbal affirmations and visualizations to show yourself already having what it is that you wish to manifest. Sending this information (energy) out into the world, tells the Universe what you want.

This philosophy has been dubbed pseudoscience in the scientific community because they can’t explain it.

Sound familiar, right?

On first glance, this theory sounded great.. I focus on what I want and I get it. Fan-fucking-tastic!

So how does this make me a witch?

But the more that I really thought about it, I realized that I am sending energy out and receiving something in return. I am telling the Universe that these are my intentions. I am of the belief that we all hold our own magick, our own power, and that power is what we use to create. This creation can be of the life we want, to assist others, or to influence things. All of this creation contains our energy.

When I think of sending energy out in witchcraft, I think about the Threefold Law (Law of Return). What I send out, comes back to me threefold. To me, this means that the energy that I send out into the world with intention, will come back to me threefold – good or bad.

As a witch- a way to send out energy is to cast a spell. The definition of a ‘spell’ is:
A spell is a spoken word or form of words held to have magic power; a state of enchantment
Spells send out intentional energy to the Universe. Also, spells can be described as setting intentions to then be able to do the manifesting for yourself.

I am not going to sit here and tell you what you should believe a spell is.. that’s not my place. What you believe a spell is personal and individual.

But, the similarities between the Law of Attraction and casting spells are present.
Another thing that I learned about the Law of Attraction, was that if you are too desperate for something, then the energy that you are sending out is creating a shield around you, preventing you from receiving what it is that you desire.

I found this to be really interesting because I interpret this as you asking for something, but wanting it so badly, that you are doing everything that you can to get it yourself. At this point, you are no longer trusting the Universe to provide this for you. You have told the Universe “screw you, I’ll do it myself” and so that Universe does not provide for you.

But I’m Not Really a Witch..Right?

No, you do not have to be a witch to practice the Law of Attraction. Nor do you have to practice concepts of the Law of Attraction to be a witch.

Being a witch is a personal choice that you need to make based on your beliefs. No one can tell you whether you are or are not a witch.

Tell me what you think about this idea in the comments below!

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