We all have many wants, needs and desires, but instead of being consumer-minded or needful there is a much more successful way to use your power to achieve happiness, well-being, optimism, increased energy, balance, better tolerance, reduced frustration, increased self-confidence, and more attuned and controlled empathy. For this spell you will be creating a powerfully charged talisman.
You will begin this working on the day of theand complete your spell on the following New Moon, for a total of about 28 days.
Effects of this working will be evident to most practitioners after just a few days, but continued focus and will results in exponential success.
Many of us have been in covens or attended groups where each individual has a goal, need or focus and presents it to the group. The group then focuses on this goal or prays for the individual and moves on to the next person in the group.* This scatters a lot of energy around and it can be quite successful, however more success can be achieved by practicing this spell at least once a year.
I have found this working to be so successful that it is now a daily practice. It has given me energy, increased my power, vastly boosted my happiness and optimism, and allowed me to keep frustration with my fellow man in check.
You will need only a stone, crystal or talisman that is absorptive or receptive to charging with energy. Your favorite pentacle or triquetra necklace, a clear quartz crystal, a tumble polished rose quartz, lapis lazuli or moonstone or a smooth landscaping rock. For fans of the old television series Bewitched, you might find it charming that even a brass or copper lamp finial makes a perfect talisman. You might even find a river stone like the one pictured, and paint it with personally meaningful symbols, words or designs.
The object you choose should be easy for you to carry for the moon cycle it takes to empower it as a talisman or amulet. Once it is imbued with power, you will find that when you have it with you, your happiness is increased, you will have more energy and you will be able to put stressful situations into an optimistic perspective for better problem solving.
Creating Your Talisman
The directions for this working are shockingly simple. Hold the object you have chosen in your hand. Think of one thing you are grateful for. This must be repeated at least once a day from the day of the new moon until the following new moon. Of course you may repeat the exercise throughout the day whenever you think of something for which you are grateful.
Tips & Tricks
As the days go by, you will find some of these tips and tricks will help you to get more out of the spell, and create a stronger charge on your talisman.
- Hold the stone in your projective hand. If you carry it in your pocket while you are in public, just touch it in your pocket while you focus. Close your eyes and feel the gratitude you have and send it through your hand into the talisman.
- Truly feel your thankfulness and gratitude. Do not allow guilt or a sense of indebtedness to creep into your thoughts and emotions. This isn't about owing back, it is about true appreciation.
- You may have words of power or a prayer of thanks to your chosen God(s) or Goddess(es) to add at the end of your energy projection, but sometimes the deep sense of gratitude may overwhelm you to the point that there are no words to express it. Sometimes I just end the session with "so mote it be".
- There is always something to be grateful for: living in such an amazing society - like being at the peak of the Roman empire. Most of us reading this live in what many would consider a state of privilege known in previous ages only to royalty. We have access to communication never before seen, bananas from far away lands and transportation that will carry us farther in one day than most humans traveled in their lifetimes. Even "negative" situations can be cause for thanks. Sometimes terrible situations lead us to the most amazing opportunities.
- When using crystals and stones, you may find smudging them, rinsing them under cold running water or allowing them to sit in sunlight or moonlight occasionally will help keep the energy you have programmed stronger and more clear.
- This spell works through a valid psychological technique, as well as spiritual and magical truths. Modern spells such as this work far better than the "bat wings and boiled cat bones" of the past. Give it a shot, you'll be grateful!
Do you feel happy more often? What new opportunities have come your way? Has your self-confidence increased to the point that others are more drawn to you in personal relationships?
Referenced & Resources
* This is what I refer to as the "Deity is a Santa Clause" syndrome in my Book of Shadows, Part IV: Modern Use and Misuse of Deity, Section A) Deity as Santa Clause