Money has been on my mind a lot lately. There's never enough of it to go around, never enough to cover every single bill that needs to be taken care of. It's a situation, one that makes me lose sleep and cry from time to time.
In the past, I have written about ways to save money in the kitchen, and I do my best to use a lot of those methods. Still, there isn't much I can do to make my electricity bill lower (I've tried) or the cell phone plan, or, or, or...
I looked at my bank account this morning and saw that the car insurance had cleared. The water bill is next. I barely have enough to get gas in the car and a few crappy grocery items. Payday for the Aussie is the 26th. For me, it's the 30th. What's a girl to do?
Sometimes people turn to magic to help with money woes. I do and don't. I've been known to whip up a batch of Prosperity Shortbread Cookies from time to time (actually my go-to "get a job" cookie recipe), but as for doing spells to get money, I steer clear. Why?
Well, it has been my experience - and that of others I've spoken to - that the Universe is not particular. You can be specific, but it still does what it wants. If you're not specific, look out! You might be in for quite a ride. No, the Universe isn't terribly particular in HOW it helps when you ask it for help.
To illustrate further, a dear friend related a story to me of a man who needed a certain amount of money. He prayed. He did spellwork. He did this and that to get this amount of money, and it worked. Sort of. It worked in such a way that it made me want to avoid money magic for the rest of my life. Let's just say it involved a horrific auto accident in which he remained in the back seat, while his legs joined the driver in the front seat. He got his money, but at what cost?
I don't do spellwork for money because the money might come from a source I'd rather it didn't. An inheritance, for example. I'd rather not have anyone die just so I can get a few extra dollars. I'd rather not win a settlement from an accident that leaves me disabled, either. I'm gonna pass on that and just rearrange my retirement funds to get the money I need in order to get caught up on the bills, bills, bills.
If you are in need of a small amount to help you get through the month, I think it's all right to burn that green candle. Leave out a dish of sesame seeds. Plant a money plant. Visualize a little extra coming in from somewhere or something. Then, you must take some action to make it happen. Again, the Universe ain't too damn particular, so you kind of have to take matters into your own hands for those small amounts. Have a yard sale. Put something on eBay. Practical steps of that type are what you need to take to make it happen. Don't depend solely on magic for anything, really. That's been my stance for a very long time.
Also, evaluate your reasons. Why do you need the money? Were you frivolous earlier in the month? Or did something big and unexpected come up, like a car repair or a home repair? Did a pet have to go to the vet? For me, it's a chiropractic bill that my insurance didn't fully cover. It's a cancelled satellite bill (Suddenlink finally came through and I was able to drop that awful Frontier bullshit). It's home repairs and owing my parents back payments for the trailer because the Aussie was out of work and I wasn't able to give them anything. I haven't been buying crazy shit that I don't need; I've just been trying to survive. (Okay, maybe Internet isn't a necessity, per se, but I do have to work at home sometimes, so it sort of is...)
Anyhell, it boils down to this: Avoid the temptation to do money spells for big amounts. Little bits of prosperity magic should be fine. Just remember to do your part, too. Don't leave it all up to magic.