Meditation for Spellcraft

For the first time in a very long time, I worked a spell. It’s been well over a year since I’ve done any spell work, so I wanted to keep it simple with an ideal job manifestation spell. I lit a green spell candle and wrote down my perfect workday in green ink. Then I set the candle on top of my note with a penny for bringing in money and a Seven of Pentacles card to help manifest the fruits of my labor.

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Seven of Pentacles tarot card from the Night Vale tarot deck.

Over the last week I have been trying to get back into meditating regularly too, mostly to help ease my anxiety and focus on the present moment more. But then, I got to thinking about the connection between focusing on the here and now and spellcraft. When I meditate, I like to focus on one intention so I can get myself in the right state of mind for the rest of my day. Why can’t I do the same thing when I prep for a spell?

A big part of spell work is focusing your intentions while you perform a spell. Any of the tools and symbols that we use during our workings are just methods of focusing our minds on the goal of the spell.

I’ve found in the past that while I’m working a spell my mind sometimes wanders to thinking about what would happen if the spell worked or didn’t work, or all of the different ways it could manifest. I couldn’t stay in the moment long enough to finish the spell. Maybe that’s why a good chunk of my spells didn’t really work the way I would have hoped.

So, I decided this time around that I would do something a little differently to help me focus and work through my spell to the very end. After lighting my candles, I put on some relaxing music, closed my eyes, and meditated on the spell that I was about to perform. I pictured the exact result that I wanted from it, and felt the energy and intention that I would put into it. I sat like that for a long time until my mind was focused on my intentions and nothing else. Once I was ready, I opened my eyes and worked the spell.

It’s amazing how adding one little thing to my spell process could change it so much. By meditating beforehand, I felt the energy I needed to perform the spell and I was able to keep my focus on it from start to finish. Once I was done I felt so light and energized from the whole experience. I’m sure part of it was doing my first spell in quite a while, but I think it mostly came from knowing that this spell will succeed because I worked it well!

I’m not saying that taking the time to meditating before a spell will work for everyone – I love a good quick spell as much as anyone – but it is definitely something I will be doing much more in the future. I’d also like to work on incorporating different craft methods together to work different types of spell. Do you like to meditate for spell work, or do you prefer a different method for focusing your intentions? What are some spellcraft methods that you like to use?