I was listening to a video the other afternoon and the YouTuber was discussing spell casting specifically candle magick. Within the video they made the following statement:
Considering this statement as it was said, I believe that this individual doesn’t understand the concept of intention. Perhaps it is because this
Your energy and your will are NOT components of intention. Intention is a completely separate thing, though all three: intention, energy, and will are equally necessary for spell casting. And I will add at this point, that intention isn’t the end-all be-all of spell casting either. If you haven’t read this blog post: Intention Is Still BULLSHIT! I would direct you to read it after you finish with this one.
So, let me explain what these three components (intention, energy, and will) are and how they connect and interact within spell casting.
First mentioned by this particular YouTuber was intention. Intention is the desired goal and the steps required to achieve this goal. Intention is the thought, the idea, the outcome of the spell. Intention is the change that the Witch wants to manifest into his or her reality. Intention is the purpose for using magick. When the Witch is crafting a spell the first thing to consider is, “What is my intention?”
Okay, got it. So let’s delve into energy. Energy is power. It is the fuel that is used to propel the intention (thought) towards the target for manifestation. Power can be found not only within the Witch, but within the natural environment, the non-physical realms and spiritual entities, and Universal Source or divinity. Energy is completely different from will.
Will is the Witch’s own belief, faith, and confidence in his or her own knowledge, ability, and skill. It is a keen awareness of one’s own self and purpose for manifesting on the Earth. Will is the psychic function that bridges the non-physical realm to the physical realm. It is what is required to transform an intention (thought) into reality through magick.
These three concepts interact when the Witch casts a spell, using candle magick or any other form of spell casting and occurs on other planes of existence. Within witchcraft or any other occult practice and philosophy there is the understanding of multiple dimensions and planes of existence. Each plane is believed to be a reflection of the one above it, which is where we find the axiom “as above, so below”. When the Witch casts a spell he or she is activating the planes beginning at the highest and finally manifesting in The Physical Plane. For the purpose of this discussion I will start towards the middle of the process on The Mental Plane; this is where the birth of a thought (intention) occurs. When this happens the Witch’s will triggers a vibrational occurrence so that The Astral Plane responds; it is here that the Witch will visualization the intention, which through his or her will, triggers the next plane, The Elemental Plane where the required materials are gathered and assembled and when fueled by energy are projected into manifestation into The Physical Plane.