Upcycling Negative Energy


These last few months, my name has been in a lot of mouths. Some talkers are generous, and have said, “I’m so happy Magaly is leading with her heart” and “Magaly is brave and lucky for getting a third chance and kissing it right on the mouth.” Other comments have been impolite, uncalled for, and pretty much rotting with negative energy.

I wrote every single statement—the good and nasty alike—on a piece of black paper, and jotted the speaker’s name right next to it. Then I dropped them into a jar and covered everything with sweet, warm, thick honey. During the day, every time I remembered, I pictured the jar in my mind, and chant: “Words, like magic, are neither good nor bad; they are raw power waiting to be shaped and shared. I will good to become better, and bad to be cleansed into good.”

At sundown, I will add sage (for wisdom), rosemary (for protection), citronella (for purification), lavender (for peace), cinnamon (for power) and 13 tablespoons of water (for changeability) to the words and honey. Then I will brew the concoction over low flame, stirring counterclockwise, until the bits of paper start to fall apart and become part of the same mush.

Using a piece of clean cloth, I will separate solids from liquids. The fluids will go into a clean jar and set to cool until the witching hour, at which time I will offer them back to the Earth Mother. The solids will be laid out on a bowl or tray and set to dry. On January 13th, I will burn them: smoke to wind, ashes to soil. While this is taking place, in my mind, I will continue to chant: “Words, like magic, are neither good nor bad; they are raw power waiting to be shaped and shared. I will good to become better, and bad to be cleansed into good.”

Feel free to borrow my personal spell, my Wicked Luvs. Although, I recommend adapting it to fit your own needs. For instance, I use 13 tablespoons of water and 13 days before the burning because 13 is a very important number in my life. Maybe you want to change the number, or the herbs, or the day… and choose words that work for you. If mine do the job, by all means, use them in your chant. Let’s twist energy until it does what it likes to do best: change.

For those of you of the non-witchy persuasion, remember that a spell is a prayer with a flare, a mantra with ingredients… so give it a go, if you like. Make things true because you will them.

Because I’m trying to get better at hand jobs, I’ve taken three pomegranate teabags, a bit of paint, watered glue, strings from loving gifts, a black pen.... and bookmarked my words for one of you:
Let me know that you want the bookmark, and I’ll add your name to the giveaway.
Share your best words.
Be joyous.
Be you.
Be freaking happy about it.
Have a fantabulous New (Calendar) Year, my Wicked Darlings.
Come back after January 7th to check if you won ;-)

 P.S. If you have a second, stop by Magic Love Crow and read “From Mama Crow and Me.” I believe Stacy’s words hold a great message to start the year by, and of course, while you are there bask in her smile and her colors.

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62 comments:

  1. Happy New Year sweetie...looking forward to a wonderful dinner with dear friends tonight.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. I bet dinner was delicious, garnished with your smile ;-)

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  2. ...out with the old...and the negative...and in with the new...and positive!
    2013...a wickedly good year!!

    Have a HAPPY one! =)

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    1. Simple. To the point. And infused with the power of love ;-)

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  3. Happy New Year! May you & yours be surrounded by love & laughter, good health & abundance, sunshine & rain this coming 2013 :))

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    1. Sunshine indeed! I'm pretty sure the sun hasn't heard that it is winter and he is smiling on us like it is spring already ;-)

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  4. You are truly a strong and honourable witch my luscious one :D...and generous...and yes please put my name in your cauldron to win youe magical words :D XXX

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    1. That's because I have "strong and honourable" friends that make it easy for me to be so, my Gina luv ;-)

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  5. I love love LOVE this and I love YOU. I am so proud of you and so honored to be your friend. I would love a chance to receive that magical handjob creation too :) Happy New Year, my beloved Mags! <3

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    1. And you know the sentiments are mutual. It is sooo easy to love when one is being loved back ;-)

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  6. A delicious spell, Magaly. I had already determined to journal the good this coming year. But amping-up the good and negating the bad is so much more productive!

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    1. I hope you share the goodness. I got a journal as a present. I've already jotted a few things, but I had not thought about keeping it all. Hm, I might now ;-)

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  7. Spells (and prayers) are all about energy going out into the universe to create positive change. Thank you for some new ideas.

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    1. Indeed, the dress doesn't change the heart.

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  8. You never fail to make me proud that I am your friend. You also never fail to amaze me with your creative spell work. I adore this spell....this being GK's 13th year....we will add this to her grimoire for future reference and note the powerful spellweaver who shared the wisdom.
    GK came to the same conclusion as you as we spoke the other day about her "number". She said since she was very little she would use her number as something to keep her focused and safe. Words from a child with chilling insight. I'm not sure the how or why I ended up here surrounded by wisdom givers but between GK and my Magaly (and others) I am a blessed spirit indeed. And of course I would love to be entered to win your wonderfulness bookmark. Oma Linda

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    1. What an honor, dearest Oma Linda. The idea of one of my bits being included in your sweet girls grimoire makes me all smiles.

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  9. I am so glad to know you. You are an inspiration of how to deal with negativity. I can't see how people can be so nasty towards you. I don't know you well but I think your a kind soul and at times funny. <3

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    1. People can be really creative. And I'm quite wicked, remember? lol

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  10. That is a beautiful spell and a wonderful idea. Have a great New Year's eve and a Blessed new year.

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    1. Well, gracias. I hope your 2013 is blissful and then some ;-)

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  11. I love this spell. What a great idea using honey! :) I'll have to write this one down. I've done something similar long ago, only with candle magick.

    Have a wonderful and safe New Year darlin.
    Blessings, Light, and Love to you, your man, and the fur babies.

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    1. Honey tends to make even the nastiest of tastes bearable. I thought it would do the trick ;-)

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  12. I hope my "Fuck em, fuck em all Mags!" made it on the list.

    Happy new Calender year.

    Kiss jacob and keep being happy.

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    1. Sweet Militant Queer more than your "Fuck em..." made it into my cauldron. Spells are best when nicely spiced up ;-)

      Jacob has been kissed... a lot!

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  13. I love this. What a great way to turn the negative into the positive. I made two spell boxed myself today, for the upcoming year. A coffin box and a manifestation box. It has been a long time since I have felt inspired to do witchy things,due to my mind set over the last year, and I had so much fun making them and charging them. Your spell is so amazing, and I adore the bookmark and would like to be entered for the giveaway! *Love and hugs*

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    1. I've never seen a coffin box, I need to stop by your cyber home and take a look-see!

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  14. I hope that your new year is even better than the one that is now ending. I'm sure that it will be full of beauty and wonder for your entire family.
    I would be thrilled if I won that bookmark.

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    1. Right back at you, Rebecca. I have a feeling 2013 will bring pure magic ;-)

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  15. This is amazing Magaly! I absolutely love it! I think this is a wonderful way to twist the energy, and I may just have to give it a try! And the bookmark is great too! ;)

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    1. Let me know how it works if you give a try. I'm always interested in learning more about other people's twists ;-)

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  16. I'm going to give this spell (a prayer with a flare, love that) a try. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful new year filled with blessings!

    Victoria

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    1. Yay! I wish you light, power and much love during your spelling ;-)

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  17. Have a Happy new year, Magaly! Blessings to your family. Loved the concoction you are preparing, sounds wonderful and thoughtful.
    Best wishes,
    Anna.

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    1. Best wishes, right back at you. And to someone who loves scents, I must say that the smell of the brew is delicious ;-)

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    2. i will fall for making a concoction in the middle of the night, when no one sees me..seriously, I was thinking about it yesterday, before sleeping :)

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    3. You just made me giggle lol. The thought of you tip toeing around in the dark, arms loaded with ingredients and a smile on your face is just too rich ;-)

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    4. this is exactly how it'll look like if I dare. the only question I will get is from my husband, but i can always say that it took me a little longer in the washroom...:)
      do you think I can brew it anyway? cinnamon is one of my favorite spices!

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    5. I bet you could. And if you don't feel comfortable writing the thins down and putting the papers in the pot, then just visualize the statements. Then the brew will look just like tea to unknowing eyes ;-)

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    6. will try to try :)hehe

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  18. Oh, I wish I could look at hurtful words the way you do.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. It takes some time... trust me; there were times when all I wanted was to punch someone in the mouth. I still do, every now and then, but in the past I wold actually consider doing it ;-)

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  19. I'm outraged that anyone said anything hurtful to you. Who would do such a thing??? But my outrage, (I understand now), is mostly because there is nothing I can do about it. The beauty of the spell is that it gives control of the situation back to you - or anyone else who recieves such messages. Just lovely, Magaly! Have a wonderful New Year!

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    1. People are mighty powerful in their judgment of what is bad, good or appropriate. I'm pretty sure making sense of these concepts in their own terms is the only way they can go to sleep at night. May 2013 bring lots of great things ;-)

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  20. I can't imagine anyone being negative towards you! You're such an honest, true friend with amazing gifts and abilities! LOVE your spell! Blessings to you in 2013...I know that 13 is a good number for you (and me as well) so it HAS to be great!

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    1. It's not that hard, I can be pretty mean at times. When I was seven, I sat on a boys banana and squished it... he didn't want to share it with me, so I figured he shouldn't be able to eat it either. See? Wicked!

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  21. Love this twist of a spell. This is truly delightful! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. It's one of my favorite spells ;-)

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  22. This was wonderful ~ I loved reading about the process and the positive swing on your approach! Happy New Year to you and yours!
    ♥Sharon

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    1. I love when people read about them and leave their positive energies behind, it makes my spell work more powerful. Love, love, love it!

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  23. You are brilliant my friend! I love your spell and I will be using it! Thank you! Please put my name into your giveaway ;o)Big Hugs and all the best for 2013!!! Your rock girl!!!

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    1. I am brilliant, aren't I? And quite modest, too ;-) You rock way more than I do!

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  24. That is a wonderful response to negative comments and energy. And a pretty beautiful bit of magic.

    I'll have to remember this for myself, although I'll adapt it if I ever use it.

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    1. I think magic is a lot more powerful and we make it fun. Okay, at least mine ;-)

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  25. This is beautiful! I think I might add your lovely spell to my big book, Moira, if/when my husband gets around to sending her to me. I can just imagine how delicious it must smell with all the honey and herbal goodness!

    I would love for my name to be added to the giveaway ;-)

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    1. Yay! I hope it gets to you soon, and the rest of your things, too! And yes, it's smells awesome while I'm brewing. In the past, I used to add some of the solids for potpourri ;-)

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  26. I love your outlook on life Magaly, so positive. And anything that uses honey and herbs can only be a good thing :)

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    1. Not to mention deliciously sweet ;-)

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  27. The bookmark is simply stunning and your spell simply perfect! Thank you for sharing both!

    \IiiI

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    1. I like it a lot. It was awesomely fun to make, and the tea tasted yummy!

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  28. That is such a great idea. As for the bookmark...is it too late?

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    1. It is not too late. I shall throw your name in the cauldron. Okay, in Randomizer ;-)

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