Why is it that some people can make friends as easily as blinking while others, try as they might, look destined to a lifetime of loneliness? If you are asked to a party, do you stand around like the proverbial wallflower while others appear to be engaged in joyful conversations and the sound of everybody else’s laughter fills the room? Or maybe your career is stuck in a rut as deep as a Concorde tyre mark in a muddy field? If you are thinking “That’s Me!” About either of these scenarios, then perhaps you are lacking in self-esteem. The following will help.
Casting Instructions for ‘A Spell for Self-Esteem’
Run a warm (not hot) bath, and drizzle some of the lavender oil to the water. Float the leaves to the bath and climb in. Breathe in through your nose and hold your breath for a count of seven. Breathe out through your mouth for a count of seven, and then seven more. When you breathe in picture that your lungs are filling up with warm, golden light. As you breathe out, see your frustrations on your breath and watch your anger, pain and any other obstacles between you and the rest of the world leave you.
Now, totally relaxed and at ease with yourself, imagine a place of golden light above you. Watch it get bigger and bigger before it floats down and your body is enveloped in its warm glow. Now, say the words that follow:
“I have my mark to create,
I have words to say.
Let’s hear the words I speak.
And take self-doubt away.
And it harm none, so be it.”
Repeat the words six more times and when you feel ready, leave the bath and snuff out the candles in the typical way. Thread the oak leaves onto the ribbon, hold them up to the light and repeat the words one more time. Now fold the leaves to the envelope and place it in your handbag or wallet. Whenever you have a bad day, first thing on the following morning, heat the lavender oil at the burner, relight the candles and hold up the leaves to the flames, repeating the words seven days in all. You can then face the new day with confidence.
When the leaves die, repeat the original spell and it will not be long before you’re brimming with self-confidence and no longer have need of it.