The aspect of feeling is extremely important in working magic. It is an aspect that is often underrated
and downplayed. Too often magical practitioners cast a spell while filled with desperation or fear and
then wonder why the results of their spell fail to manifest or manifest in unpleasant or inadequate
ways. Improperly focused feeling is a major cause of unsuccessful magic. The need for the aspect of
feeling and emotion is often mistakenly taught as a need for belief. In truth, you do not have to
“believe” in magic in order for it to work any more than you would have to believe in electricity to
watch television. If one is properly trained and casts a spell with the proper focus, it will manifest.
That reality can almost be a hindrance if your spell isn’t infused with the correct emotion.
A better approach to feeling is to focus on how you will feel when your goal is reached. Feel the
happiness, calm, joy, relief, or whatever you would like to feel when the magic manifests. This
creates that feeling as a condition for your spell, which is a good magical safeguard against
unforeseen problems. As an example, if you cast a money spell and are filled with fear because you
really need the money, that fear will be infused into your spell—either the money won’t manifest as
needed (thus fulfilling your fear) or it will manifest in a way that makes you feel fearful (such as an
accident settlement). A safer option is to focus your feelings on a calm sense of security, in which
your needs are met, and also on the joy you want to feel when your goal manifests. This way, the
feelings of joy and security are infused into your spell, resulting in a much better overall outcome.
Another magical safeguard is to cast a spell with the intent that the spell be “with harm to none”
and/or “for the good of all.” When you add either or both of these conditions into your spell it
greatly reduces the risk of a spell causing negative side effects.