Be Willing to Accept Failure - Mental and Emotional Self-Care

The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit - Arin Murphy-Hiscock 2018

Be Willing to Accept Failure
Mental and Emotional Self-Care

Being willing to accept failure is incredibly difficult. It means you have to admit that success is not guaranteed and that you might fail even if you do all the right things.

But being willing to fail means that you get to take risks that could yield amazing outcomes. And one of the things you need to understand is that a mistake isn’t failure. It’s proof that you’re trying, and every time you try, you learn a little more about whatever it is that you’re hoping to accomplish. Bonus: you learn a little more about yourself as well. Everything is a learning experience. It may not necessarily be an enjoyable experience, but it’s always valuable.

Spell to Be Willing to Risk Failure

The fear of failure can paralyze you. The reluctance to make decisions or take steps can often be traced back to the fear of failing in some way. To succeed, however, you have to accept the risk of failure, as well as the risk of success. Sometimes that, too, can be a scary prospect. To help yourself be more willing to risk failure, try this spell.

What You Need:

♦ Small bowl

♦ Tiger’s eye stone

♦ Pinch crumbled or ground sage

♦ Pinch crumbled or ground cinnamon

♦ Pinch dried rose petals

♦ 1 drop bergamot essential oil

♦ 1 drop pine essential oil

♦ 1 drop neroli essential oil

What to Do:

1. Cleanse your supplies according to your preferred method (see Chapter 1).

2. Center and ground.

3. Set the bowl in the center of your work space.

4. Place the tiger’s eye in the bowl, saying, “Tiger’s eye, bring me confidence and strength.

5. Place the pinch of sage in the bowl, saying, “Sage, share with me your wisdom.

6. Place the pinch of cinnamon in the bowl, saying, “Cinnamon, lend me spiritual growth.

7. Place the pinch of dried rose in the bowl, saying, “Rose, strengthen my self-acceptance.

8. Add the drop of bergamot oil, saying, “Bergamot, bring clarity of mind.

9. Add the drop of pine oil, saying, “Pine, reinforce my inner strength.

10. Add the drop of neroli, saying, “Neroli, deepen my inner calm.

11. Stir the blend with a finger. Hold your hands over it, visualizing energy being drawn up from the earth, through your core, and down to your hands. Imagine the blend glowing with white light.

12. Say:

I am secure in myself; I have the confidence to risk failure.

I am blessed with optimism and value my abilities.

Failure is not a reflection of my value as a person.

If this is not to be at this moment, I gain valuable insight

And grow in strength and wisdom.

13. Remove the tiger’s eye and carry it with you. Sprinkle the rest of the blend outdoors.