Workings don’t have to be complicated. Simply repeating an affirmation – much like a mantra in meditation – can bring tremendous benefits by getting your subconscious mind on board with where your conscious mind wants things to go. You are not so much what you eat, but what you believe you are.
That’s why I love author Silver RavenWolf’s “quickies”. These are scattered throughout her little books on spells for love, prosperity and protection. They give you a an idea for an affirmation, sometimes combined with a task, that you can repeat every time you arrive at one of life’s usually mundane situations like cooking a meal or looking in a mirror.
Here are a few that I like to use not only for myself but to impart to my children as well. These are specific to self-esteem and they all have a motherly quality about them that makes them not only easy but comforting. Try any or all. I think you’ll be pleased with the results:
Every time you look in a mirror, say three good things about yourself.
Each evening, think of one amazing thing that you did that day. Drop a coin in an old jar. When the jar is filled, wrap the coins and give the money to charity.
When you have accomplished something, share the limelight.
Say something nice to a stranger, and say two nice things to someone you know every day.
Each morning or evening, light a candle to signify the joy of life and the availability of universal love.
Remember your manners and your rewards will be doubled.
Simple but powerful, as the best work always is. Silver would be proud, and so would your Mom.
(Silver’s Spells for LOVE is published by Llewellyn and is available at local bookstores and Llewellyn’s website)
Header: A Young Witch from a Medieval manuscript