Many of us have been under a powerful spell.
The spell of social conditioning.
It’s time to break it.
We don’t realize how much of our life’s choices are governed by this type of programming.
We are told how to act, how to look, how to speak, what to wear, where to live, what to think, what to learn, and so on.
Basically, we are told by others how to live our lives, and the sad thing is, we actually listen without question, thinking that because everyone else is doing the same thing, we should do the same.
Images of Macbeth‘s three witches, the Weird Sisters, come to mind, chanting, “Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble” over their hell-broth as they plot the duping and demise of Macbeth. All sorts of vile ingredients, scavenged from animals and humans, go into their spell-casting.
Unfortunately, Macbeth never breaks the spell, even after taking part in the creation of it. By the time he realizes the truth, it’s too late.
But it is never too late for us to get out from under the spell of societal conditioning. We can take back our power and create our own “spells.”
I’ve always found that whenever I “had” to follow the dictates of society or the expectations of others, my body would react violently in the form of massive migraines that would send me to the hospital; I’d be wiped out for days at a time. I “knew” that what I was being told I should do was going against what I wanted to do for my own highest good.
I broke the spell when I realized that I had a choice. I could choose to live by others’ rules and expectations, thereby sentencing my life to one of misery and hell, or I could choose to live a life of my own creation, freely, openly, and expansively, from the inside out. The migraines vanished, and I got my health (and my mind) back.
Whenever someone says to me, “Well, you’re supposed to do this,” or “You should do that,” I always come back with “Who says?” especially when I’m not feeling in alignment with what they are telling me.
To break the “spell,” you must first reclaim your power. Our power can be taken away when we are unaware, unarmed, or unprotected. Realize that your power is yours to give, to keep, or to take back. Be aware of your choices. Take responsibility for yourself. Say no when you must, especially if you are not in alignment with someone else’s choices for you.
Breaking the spell of social conditioning is about taking control of your life, rather than letting others control it for you. As you practice your own brand of Spiritcraft, you will find all areas of your life improving, growing, and expanding.
Create your own “spell” or “healing-broth.” Write it in the form of a short rhyming poem. Fill it with compassion, empathy, and respect for you, others, and your Creator. Let it guide and direct your energies for the good of all. This can be your creed, personal statement, mission statement, etc. Recite it often, pray it, meditate on it, or chant it as a mantra. Create a special “brew” such as a cup of tea to accompany your “spell.” You may also create your own special ritual around this activity.