Today, I´ll show you how I work with a charm bag and a charm bottle. I have a charm bag for the growth and prosperity of this blog, and I have a charm bottle for creativity in the work with my novel. The recipes are a mixture of dried herbs, crystals, salts, and oils.
When I make things like that, I always make them before a ritual so that they can be blessed and consecrated in the ritual. It is also a way of binding spells that I use on a regular basis. And so far it has brought me what I asked for.
I´m so lucky to have readers and followers on this blog. Thank you for your support, patience, and presence. It inspires me to do my best and preferably better yet with time and practice, practice, practice.
Creativity is present in my life with every possible option to choose from. I´m grateful for the ability to be happy and believe in the positive sides of life. Not disregarding darkness and negativity. There needs to be a solid balance between the ups and downs in life.
The key to that is to let go of what no longer serves you and try to make the best out of everything. It is also to accept that there are good as well as bad days. But even a bad day can turn out better with a positive outlook and attunement to change.
The charm bag and the charm bottle are symbols of my innermost dreams. The possibility to write with freedom of speech is worth praising. Combined with the ability to write well enough to be read, it is a great privilege and a great responsibility to do it for real.
Words may not move mountains, but they do change the world from time to time. Therefore, I always choose my words with great care, for there is enough fake news, prejudice, and hateful behavior around in the world of today.
When I work with a charm bag or a charm bottle, I typically keep them close to me or the place they concern. I often include a candle that I light on certain occasions. Perhaps I will read a couple of lines from a favorite poem or a witchcraft prayer.
I carry them around, I look at them during my work, and I feel that they bring a positive atmosphere that aids me in whatever I´m doing. And if I believe in that and it works for me, it´s a fine way to work positively with myself and my life. I can recommend it, but I cannot guarantee that it will work.
To me, it all depends on the intention behind and the following work with the charm bag and the charm bottle. I believe that it is necessary to work with them both when I make them and after. Creating them is not enough.
If I want growth and prosperity for this blog and creativity in my writing I need to do some serious hard work myself to realize such goals. So the major part of the work lies in the work I do in real life. Intentions can be well-meant, but what are they worth if I don´t do the necessary work to achieve them?
And last but not least, either it works or it doesn´t. Then it wasn´t for you to achieve. Then there are many other goals to strive for. And then the magick becomes real. So greater the joy when things actually do work when you do your part.
What to expect in February and March 2020
I decided not to plan my blog content for the months of February and March 2020 because they are busy months where I plot my novel and begin writing the first draft. I will continue to publish blog posts on Fridays, but I will allow my imagination and my creative energy to decide what to write.
Next Friday, I´ll probably write about the elements of the psychological thriller that I did not manage to write in January. It has been a busy month, gathering the last notes and interesting views on how to write a psychological thriller worth reading.
I now only need to go through my notes carefully to check if I have missed something important. This weekend it is time to brainstorm my novel. Then my plotting work begins. A whole month may seem like a lot of time. But believe me, it is not when you begin your work.
Now, I have studied and researched for four months in a row. It is time to release some of the horses so that a story can be born and an outline can be created. But yet I save my greatest strength and energy for the drafting period. It will be there that I find out if writing a novel is something for me.
I believe it is. For I have stories to tell, I want to thrill and scare the living daylight out of my readers. It must be an adventure to read, so there needs to be plenty of roller coaster moments and chills down the spine.
I can feel my characters coming alive in my mind and from within my soul. It is a lifelong dream coming true to actually be in the process of writing a novel. And it is a lot of hard and lonely work. But it is worth every inch of the way. It makes me happy to write.
With these words, I conclude four long months with a few leftover notes and articles to read. Now the process becomes tangible, now it is time to use every bit of creativity in me, now the fun and also difficult work with constructing a believable story takes off.
May your weekend and week be blessed and freed from stress and worries. And may this crazy world finally find the ability to make peace with itself.