What are the spells you're casting with your words today? Yes, there is magic in what you say. If the story limits you, you must consciously break that spell. If you don't, it will continue to bind you. It's easy to identify the spells you cast. Listen carefully to what you say to yourself and others, and you'll hear the spells you're casting into the world every day.
Casting a spell of self-limitation:
The self-limiting stories you tell weave an illusion that you can't do anything about the subject of your story. But you can break that spell and speak new word magic. You KNOW what to do. You only must remember that YOU have that power. Here's a personal example. I caught myself with a story that I couldn't talk about money because I was (fore) casting that it would be difficult. I worried it would make things worse or hurt the relationship. And so, it was making things worse, in my mind. I had to be brave and cast a different spell to tell the truth with love and curiosity.
Casting a spell of empowerment:
What would you say if you could wave a magic wand that created a new conversation with yourself or others?
First, catch yourself in the act of complaining. Instead of moaning and groaning over the injustice of it all, use the complaint to recognize a self-limiting story freezing any new action on your part. Break the complaint open, and you'll find hidden inside a request you need to make. Making a request is powerful word magic. Someone might say no, but if you don't ask, you've said NO to yourself. Requests initiate action.
Second, stop blaming and make a promise instead. Making a promise is powerful word magic. Just like a tap on the head with a magic wand, you'll discover you create the future based on the commitments you make and the actions you take.
You'll quickly realize you have the power to cast different kinds of spells. Ones that are fulfilling and break the illusion of self-limiting stories and replace them with what you want. Recognizing your limiting stories is magical and allows you to stop casting spells that limit your ability to work, heal, and love.
So, listen closely to your words and notice if you're casting spells that keep you disappointed, complaining, miserable, worried, separate, or unhappy with yourself or others. New word magic may simply be a promise to stop complaining and blaming, making room for casting new spells, and bringing you peace with what you're doing or where you are in your life right now.
My love goes with you as we begin to practice the magic of words together.
Paulette Sun Davis