Prayer and Spellwork is Not Enough

One of the biggest mistakes most people with a belief in spirituality make is the belief that once they’ve asked for something, either through prayer or doing a ritual, that that’s it.

Neither the Universe, nor dieties, work that way.

The Christians have a saying, “The Lord helps those who help themselves.”

Translated, “If you aren’t going to work for what you want, you aren’t going to get it.”

Now, this does not mean the spellwork and prayer have no place.  I know for me that having done the spellwork gives me a little mental boost toward the goal.  It helps me focus my mind on what I want and how to get there.  It makes me a little more likely to see the opportunities that can help me get to that goal than I might have been before.

This is what prayer (to any diety) and spellwork should do.  They should focus YOU.

It is beyond arrogant to assume that a force that may have had a hand in controlling and creating the Universe gives a damn about what happens to you on an individual level.  I know this, and you know this.  However, it makes us all better to feel that there’s something out there looking our for us.  Unlike Christians who assume an all-knowing, ready to meddle diety, I tend to think of mine as beings like parents.  Yeah, if they’re around, they’ll help you out, teach you what you need to survive, but what they give you are the tools to help yourself.

Because you’ve done the spellwork for that new job, you might just feel a little more confident going into the interview.  You might also get that same feeling by doing extra reading on what the position entails.  If you do both?  More focus doesn’t hurt.

Just remember, the Universe/dieties/whatever, doesn’t owe you anything.  It can might give you a nudge in the right direction, but it doesn’t have to.  And it’s entirely possible that these nudges could be or will be explained scientifically some day.  Then again, maybe not.

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