A Spell to Solve Problems
Talking to yourself about your problems may sound like the first step to a date on the psychiatrist’s couch, but doing so often helps you to put things in perspective and see problems in a new light that suggests a solution.
On a suitable day of the week, decorate your altar with things appropriate to your problem. For example, if you have a problem in the office, green would be a suitable theme and Friday a good day on which to work; some birch leaves or twigs (if you are planning a new beginning), some nasturtium (if you have been struggling, no matter how hard you have been working) and a crystal of tourmaline (the magic properties of which include friendship, prosperity, business and protection) will all strengthen the magic. And don’t forget to burn a suitable essential oil in an oil burner and to lay your favourite charm, talismans and the like on the altar.
When everything is in position and you are ready to make your magic, simply say:
Powers I believe in be with me.
Powers I believe in talk to me.
Powers I believe in help me see,
The answers to my problem.
And let it be done, that it harm no one.
Now listen to the voices in your head. Answer them, aloud, in your own, everyday words. Don’t feel self-conscious. No one is going to eavesdrop. You should find that the way ahead slowly forms itself, and when the magic making is at an end, remember the words of an old Chinese proverb:
The longest journey starts with a single step.
Don’t be afraid to take it.