Thinking and rational perception come from the left side of the brain and are usually the first part of
the spell casting process; we contemplate the rational elements of our spell. When trying to create
change through magic, it is best to get a clear mental idea of what you want to happen, the end result
of your spell: your goal. As a general rule, do not envision the process of attaining this goal. Don’t
focus on how something should happen. Focus only on the end result. If you get too caught up in the
process, you slow down the achievement of your goals and alter your success.
A secret to successful magic is to have clear intention. This intention should be simultaneously
general and specific. Confusing, aren’t I? What I mean by this is that you need to have a specific type
of goal in mind, such as “I want the correct love in my life,” while still keeping the overall details of
the goal general, as opposed to “I want [insert name here] to fall in love with me.” You can make a list
of attributes you would like the proper love (in this case) to possess and focus on those specific
qualities without naming a specific person, but be aware that this would somewhat slow the process.
The more conditions you place on a spell, the longer it takes to manifest. It is best to keep your mind
focused on your goal and that the goal itself be as general as possible while still meeting your
Properly focusing our thoughts is only the first step in the process of creating the correct magical
mindset. The next step is to take time to examine your emotions regarding the magical goal.
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