The other day a friend sent out an email to a group of moms in the area asking if anyone knew how to fillet a crappie. I responded with my usual not helpful but witty humor - I replied that I did not know how to fillet a crappie, but I was very adept at flinging crap. I thought I was funny with my clever twist of words until three days later I was literally flinging crap in our basement due to a plumbing problem, a problem that resulted in an overflow of toxic sludge into our basement. (Thankfully, we do not have one of those nice basements, ours is more like a big cement hole.) Little did I know how prophetic my flippant comment was to be. (Jade, do I get to count this for my Cella work in psychic skills?)
However, just once, I'd like my apparent gift of prophesy to bring me something a bit more glamorous and less offensive than a basement full of noxious muck. Oh say, financial abundance, or tickets to Italy, or I'd even settle for a new pair of cool shoes. It doesn't seem to work that way though. Why is that?
Of course, we witches know the reason for this. Negative magic seems to work faster than positive magic because it works against the grain instead of with it. Or something like that. But I also wonder about the energy around what we want too. The same woman who asked about filleting fish told me of a friend who tried to get pregnant for years with her husband, no to avail. The marriage finally ended in divorce as a result of the stress. Shortly after the divorce she found herself pregnant after a one-night stand! Now, what is the sense in that?
What I think is that magic needs a bit of humor to be successful. Joy. Laughter. Delight. My flinging crap statement was funny. It made me laugh. It made me feel good. It made my friends laugh and began a long round of emails that were goofy and silly. I don't know if I really created my reality as far as my crappy basement goes, but what I do think is that when I sprinkle some light hearted fun into my magic, into my life, things seem to happen more quickly. If I am desperate in my magic, then things seem to get stuck and stagnate. For example, if I want something really badly and feel anxious around what I am trying to manifest or the magic I am trying to create, that seems to be a sure way to obstruct the magic I am doing.
How about you? How does joy, laughter, lightness of being play into your magick? Do you find that you have more power in creating that which you are not as attached to then in creating things you are more desperate about?