Words have power. The written word even more so. I was about to write a post in a Facebook group that I’m part of when I stopped myself. As I was writing the words I became aware of how real I was making the issue I was writing about. I was casting a spell and inviting the group to strengthen the spell by reading it. I was going to write about the pain and struggle I have experienced around some physical challenges I’m having now. As I typed each letter the spell began to form and I had this sense that if I continued writing the post it would make what I was going through that much more difficult. I erased the words and thus erased the spell.
I did talk about my struggle with a close friend and my boyfriend. These two people are safe. These two people see me as whole and complete. They understand that sometimes we need to talk about things to release them and in the releasing them I began to feel better by the end of the day. Not everyone can hold space for us in this way. It is a special gift we give one another.
This is what Don Miguel Ruiz writes about spell casting. He is the author of The Four Agreements
Be Impeccable with Your Word
Your word is the power that you have to create. It is a gift. All the magic you possess is based on your word. Every human is a magician, and we can either put a spell on someone with our word or we can release someone from a spell. We cast spells all the time with our opinions.
Your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you. If you don’t misuse your word you will only create beauty, love, and heaven on earth.
This got me thinking about what it means to be a spell caster vs. a light weaver. To be perfectly honest, some days I am both. Yet today I am more aware of the impact each has on the world and the responsibility I have when I choose my words.
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