It’s that time of year! A time when everyone feels the resounding potential of a clean slate and the possibilities of change seem so attainable; resolutions are made in the spirit of change, and gym memberships skyrocket.
One of my resolutions this year, along with keeping this blog, is to find more magick in my life. I have a bad habit of leaving spellwork, or rituals, to the big things- forgetting that every day is an opportunity to practice my craft. I’ll be making several posts over the next couple of weeks as to how I’ve begun doing this with the small things (like housework, cooking, weekly correspondences, etc)- so I hope you’ll tune in for them!
However, the biggest step I’ve taken to solve this resolution has been in making it in the first place!
Facebook has that “Memories” feature that allow you to see your posts for the previous years on that particular day, and today- the day when resolutions become prevalent in my timeline- there’s been a common theme of mine since 2009 up until 2016. Here’s a screen shot from my timeline 7 years ago, maybe you can pick up on the motif!
Other than the gratuitous cussing (sorry, Mom!) the theme I noticed throughout my timeline was that I walked into my resolutions knowing I would fail them! How silly is that? I made a goal that I had either a)no real intention to achieve or b) no confidence it could be achieved.
Why then, make goals at all? It’s a waste of time, and energy, going into something knowing I’ll never make anything of it. I suppose that’s why I never realized how magickal goals and resolutions are until now. The Spiritual Garden starts with a seed, right? And in magick, the seed is simply an intention- which is exactly what resolutions are! I know, you’ve probably already figured this out, but hey- at least I got there eventually!
So, this year, I wrote all my resolutions down (there was quite a few) like I usually do; however, instead of just letting them sit- I decided to water them! I lit a white candle for purity of intention (and symbolic of the new page of the new year) and wrote out logically attainable steps to achieve the goals, filling the plan with the intention of fruition, and made actual policies that will lead me to success.
You know what they say: “Failure to plan is planning to fail” and I’m totally using that as my magickal motto over the next several months. I feel good, crossing into this next year, knowing that what I want is not only doable, it’s feasibly doable.
What are your resolutions for the new year? How to you plan on watering those seeds to cultivate magick in 2019?