Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

I had a really profound insight the other day while sorting through the large load of dirty clothes that had accumulated in my family’s laundry room. I realized the amount of trust that we put in these simple machines that wash and dry our clothes. I thought back to the days of my great-great grandmother who did all of her laundry by hand. If she saw my modern machines with different temperature settings and wrinkle release system, no doubt she would think it was magick at work.She would be amazed at the way I am able to simply put in the load of clothes, pour in some detergent, press a button and have clean clothes in under an hour, without having to do any of the hard work myself. I don’t have to scrub, I don’t have to rinse, I don’t have to apply different techniques to get stains out. I don’t get my hands dirty at all. I am as removed from the process as I can be. It would only be simpler if my husband would do it!

You may wonder exactly what magick has to do with my laundry. Or anybody’s laundry for that matter. Although the washing machine and dryer are not magick, per se, they do illustrate an important magickal principle. I completely trust in the process and trust them to do their job. When I put clothes into my washing machine and dryer, I let them do what they do. I don’t question how the mechanics of the process works. I don’t sit there and fret about whether or not my clothes will really get clean or dry. I don’t wonder if I remembered to put the laundry detergent in the machine in just the right fashion. When I close the lid on that washer, I know that my clothes will be clean. I forget about them and go about my day until I hear the chime coming from the laundry room.

How many times have to cast a spell and then begun to worry about it day and night? Do you analyze every aspect of the ritual and wonder if you did the right thing? Do you look for signs of your spell coming to fruition? I know I’ve been in this position. It was early in my walk on this path and I was so eager to see signs that it actually worked. I didn’t trust in the process.

The old saying goes “A watched pot never boils.” And your magick will never work if you never let it go. Staying focused on the outcome of your spell isn’t releasing the energy of the spell, its holding onto it. For magick to work, you have to release it.

In the beginning, it may be hard to trust the process of magick. It hasn’t been “proven” to you in a way that you can see plainly in your life. It requires a bit of faith to be able to use magick with as much reliance as you use your washer and dryer. But believe me, your magick will be much more effective if you just trust and let go.

After you’ve completed a spell or ritual, treat it with the same indifference that you do the laundry. Let it go, know that the mechanics of magick will work themselves out. You don’t have to worry about how it works. You just have to know that it does. Don’t look back until you hear the small chime, and see the effects of magick working in your life.

Take some time to trust the process, and you’ll surprise yourself with your magickal power!
Brightest Blessing,

Rose Ariadne, Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

Posted by Rose Comments 5


  1. Veronica Gonzalez says

    :mrgreen: Dear Rose: Your comparison of magical spells to a washing machine is simple but also simply brilliant. If it is alright, I am going to borrow the concept to explain to people just getting started that faith and patience are necessary. And yes, the affirming chime will occur but in its own time.

    Thanks again for sharing your wisdom.

    Veronica G.
    Brooklyn, New York

    January 5th, 2007 | #
  2. Cheryl Sherman says

    Dear Rose,
    I am guilty!!! It is hard for me to walk away from a spell I have sent out. I have a boomerang mentality. How insulting it must be to my own magickal integrity to not trust that after releasing a spell, it is being worked out. By calling them back (rehearsing the spell again) after sending them out, am I not interupting their progress in fulfilling what I sent them out to do?
    Thanks Rose, the light bulb has come on!! Blessed be to our sent out spells!
    Cheryl Sherman:smile:

    January 5th, 2007 | #
  3. richard leclaire says

    Dear Rose,
    I also feel the way you explain things is just wonderful , so easy to understand , not just with the spells like laundry but with every thing that you have shown or rather explained thus far . Thanks Rose ,
    rick leclaire:smile:

    January 6th, 2007 | #
  4. Merry Meet Dear Sister Rose,
    I just wanted to tell you that I have enjoyed reading your postings. I have been Wiccan for just over a year. I’m a Solitary Witch. I may find a Coven eventually. But anyways I like this posting, because I know when I do magick, it is very important to let go. In Love and Light, Lady Divinita Lunare! :wink:

    January 7th, 2007 | #
  5. Morika says

    Great analogy! :smile:

    January 21st, 2007 | #

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