Harnessing Belief to Unlock the Power of Magick
Magick, often perceived as the art of making things happen beyond the realm of the mundane, has always been shrouded in mystery and doubt. The true essence of magick, however, lies not in elaborate spells or grand rituals but in the subtle art of convincing our unconscious minds that we are the sculptors of our destinies.
We’re about to embark on a transformative journey to align our conscious desires with our often skeptical subconscious.
We are about to learn how to believe in magick.
Overcoming Doubt to Believe in Magick and Amplify Your Manifestation Powers
First, I highly recommend that you watch this video by Foolish Fish on YouTube. His video inspired this post and will give you a lot of the tools you need to overcome your doubts so you can improve your manifestation abilities.
In the video, we are reminded of the iconic scene from Star Wars when Luke Skywalker, overwhelmed by doubt, watches as his ship sinks into the swamp.
As he laments its loss, believing it to be impossible to retrieve, the wise Yoda effortlessly raises the ship from the swamp’s murky depths.
Luke, in disbelief, exclaims, “I don’t believe it!” to which Yoda replies, “That is why you fail.“
Yoda’s profound response is a testament to the power of belief.
Start Likely: Setting Achievable Magical Goals
As Yoda demonstrated, belief is the backbone of manifestation. But how do we cultivate this belief, especially when our unconscious mind is steeped in skepticism?
It’s simple: Rather than starting ‘small’ … start with the ‘likely’.
Imagine “magick” as a muscle; the more you train it, the stronger it becomes. If you begin by lifting weights too heavy for your current strength, you risk injury. In magickal terms, setting gargantuan goals without foundational belief can lead to doubt and disillusionment.
Begin instead by manifesting things that your unconscious mind can easily accept.
For instance, instead of hoping to manifest a lottery win, begin by manifesting an unexpected gift or a compliment. It’s not about the scale of the manifestation but about its believability.
I started by manifesting a feather; soon, I began finding them everywhere. At first, I collected them, but then I realized that I could manifest them any time I wanted, so there was no need.
You are probably thinking, “feathers are everywhere, you didn’t really do any magick.”
But, I would have to disagree. I believe I became more “in tune” with the universe, and was able to bring feathers into my path. Lots and lots of feathers.
This is what I believe “starting likely” means. It is likely that you can manifest feathers.
I think another example of starting likely would be to manifest a penny. Just bring a penny into your life. Then more pennies. Then a quarter. Then a dollar. Twenty dollars. A thousand dollars…
A series of small but more likely successes will build confidence, setting a solid foundation for larger goals.
I remember when I was making $5-6k a month, I created a vision board with a $10,000 paycheck.
I will never forget the day I received it, and, I have ever since, month after month, year after year. And, some months, even a little more.
I just wish I had added an extra zero to it! But, if I had, I may not have believed it was possible.
In fact, I still don’t, which is why I am working on building my confidence.
Once I believe again, anything is possible … right?
Living Intentionally: Training the Subconscious to Believe in Magick
To coax your unconscious into believing in your magickal abilities, practice intentional living. Take active steps in the material world toward your goals.
For example, if you wish for a new job, instead of just setting an intention, actively search for job openings, network, or even take courses to upgrade your skills. These actions signal to your unconscious that you’re not merely a passive observer but an active participant in creating your reality.
If you want a new house, believe that you deserve one and that you are going to have one … and then begin doing the things required to get one.
No, this is not Wizard of Oz … a house is not going to fall out of the sky.
But, you can still have one. No matter how impossible it may seem, but only if you believe that you can have one.
It may not happen in your timeline, but, if you believe it is possible, work toward your goal, and don’t give up, it becomes much more likely than it would if you don’t believe, don’t work towards it, or give up.
Or, as Yoda would say, “If in faith you falter, unlikely to occur, it is, hmm.”
On the other hand, if you do believe in magick, and in yourself, you are going to take steps to make it happen, such as improving your credit score, saving up for a down payment, getting preapproved, and looking at houses.
After my divorce, I got into some financial trouble, and it seemed very VERY unlikely that I would ever be able to qualify for a mortgage. In fact, it was so unlikely that I completely put it out of the realm of possibility and I became a renter. For seven long years.
And, then, one day, I walked by a house and I fell completely in love with it. And, it ignited a fire under me and I believed that it was possible once again.
I did not get that house, but it led me down the path of fixing my finances and jumping through the MANY hoops that eventually led me to become a homeowner once again.
And, just three years later, I manifested not one more, but two more houses.
Now, I live in one, and the other two are homes for my two daughters and their families.
Of course, as much as I believe in magick, and trust me, I do, I still allow doubt and “reality” to tell me otherwise. I hear that inner voice that says, “You saved up some money and applied for a mortgage. That’s not magick.” or “Sure, you pulled it off once, but you can’t do it again.” and “Sure, you managed to buy these houses, but its a house of cards and its all going to collapse.”
Yes, it is a constant struggle for me to believe in magick, but it is something that I keep working towards by living intentionally and by keeping that fire burning inside that tells me not to give up.
Every intentional step, no matter how small, acts as a reminder to your subconscious that your will and actions shape your life.
Expanding Horizons: Gradual Evolution
Once you’re comfortable with manifesting the likely, it’s time to push boundaries. Real-world magick isn’t about attempting the impossible but nudging the improbable.
If your initial goal was to receive a compliment, now aim to receive a specific compliment about a particular quality. As you continuously manifest more challenging outcomes, your unconscious becomes more attuned to the idea that the improbable can be made probable through intention.
In a nutshell, learning to believe in magick is less about grandeur and more about faith. Like Yoda, once you cultivate unwavering faith, not in the universe, but in yourself, you’ll find that the swamps in your life, no matter how daunting, can always be overcome.
After all, in the dance between doubt and belief, isn’t it better to let belief lead?
It certainly makes life more fun.
For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Grandma. I was fortunate to have two wonderful grandmothers while I was growing up and I have many happy memories of each of them. Today, I live in a “Grandmother’s House” where my husband and I enjoy lots of time with our family. In addition to my role as Grandma to seven grandchildren, I am a daughter, a wife, a mother of three grown children, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a writer, an artist … and a witch.
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