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Transforming Chaos Into Abundance: Magic For The Overwhelming Times

Sometimes abundance looks suspiciously like chaos.

Life has been very, very busy lately. I am learning the meaning of abundance, I suppose, as both wonderful things and challenging things are happening, all at once. Each day feels like a cup filled past its brim. Taking a page out of a beloved friend's book, I have started giving each year a name, and in January I decided that 2013 would be the Year of Accepting All Gifts. Whoa-boy, did I do a number on myself with that!

However:

There is magic living in the center of a storm. There is magic in taking one day at a time, one moment at a time - and chaos brings opportunities to practice "presence magic", as living moment to moment is often the only way to get through a trying day.

If magic is the art of changing consciousness at will (one of my favorite definitions of magic - thanks, Dion Fortune!) then my biggest and most consistent magical spell as of late has three components:

Keep Breathing.

Focus on what's going on right here, right now.

Do what you can with what you have, where you are. (a wonderful mantra from Teddy Roosevelt)

If I am breathing, energy is flowing. If I am aware/present, I can perceive where energy is flowing, and where I am being called. If I act with intention, taking into account my capacities, my resources, my abilities, my restraints, I am participating in the flow of life.

And then hopefully, I will remember to breathe and start again. (Thankfully, the breathing is still pretty automatic!)

Chaos + Breath + Presence + Action = Abundance

What do you think? Would you tweak this spell? If so, how?

 

 

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I have been working in the Reclaiming and Feri witchcraft traditions since 2000. Originally from Chicago, my home is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I am a piece of a growing coven and work in partnership with Boneweaver in the Bone and Briar line of Reclaiming/Feri.

My passions include: the search for Truth and Desire, co-creation and manifestation, ecstatic ritual, poetry, divination and the power of good reading material. I am experienced in leadership training, small group facilitation, tarot, trance techniques, and ritual arts. I believe at the core of my being that transformation can be blissful if we surrender to it. It is my privilege to tempt seekers to their transformations.

I specialize in:
- Community Building
- Magical Training
- Officiating Sacred Rites
- Ritual Creation (personal and public)
- Spiritual Exploration and Mentoring
- Tarot and Divination Training

Credentials:
- Initiated in the Reclaiming (2010) and Feri (2012) traditions
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  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    Hiya! re yr request to add to the spell: I was working with a prosperity god some years back, and found out well into it that the deity is also a chaos god. It was an interesting moment. I cannot remember which of my books i shared this incident in, probably "Share My Insanity," but it doesn't matter; the point is, the two—chaos and abundance—are soooo related, and I've worked that combined energy bunches, for years now, just to affirm to you that it is a great combo. Maddening and challenging but, hey. For what it is worth. Best of luck.

  • Jennifer Mills
    Jennifer Mills Wednesday, 28 August 2013

    Wonderful, Amoret! These are abundant times for sure! Thank you for the gentle reminder to keep breathing...that is essential for us nowadays. Blessings to you.

  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward Saturday, 31 August 2013

    Naming the year at the beginning is a spell in itself, isn't it? I'll bet you've learned some interesting lessons from that practice.

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