One of the big struggles for Wiccans in the 21st century is focus.
Our attention span has gone from several minutes to only 13 seconds (at the time of writing this).
Isn’t that crazy?
That’s because, in average, something distracts us every 13 seconds. A Facebook message, a cute kitten on Instagram, an instant message or a phone call.
Imagine how things were just 25 years ago…
…back then, there weren’t really any cell-phones and computers couldn’t do much more than simply office tasks.
Not anymore…. Because now, almost everything is connected to the internet and it will make sure, we never miss a status update or an “important” email.
There is a way out of this madness though. It will require that you train your mind to stay focused for more than a few seconds at the time and it will require that you turn off you phone, computer, tablet, tamagotchi (remember those 😉 and everything else that beeps, dings and knocks.
For this spell, you will need:
- A candle (orange is best, because it represents focus and and energy, but any color will do)
- Time and a quiet place to sit.
Step #01: Before lighting the candle, spend a couple of minutes charging it with your intention. Tell the universe why you are doing this spell and which outcome you hope to get out of it.
For example, you might want to stop procrastination or simply improve your ability to focus.
Step #02: Light the candle. Imagine how the flame and heat takes your intention and spread it into the air, the sky and the universe. Make the image vivid in your mind. This should take a couple of minutes of well.
Step #03: Say the following:
“Gods and Goddesses of the world, the universe and everything else, help me reclaim my mind and my energy and give me back the power to focus. So Mote It Be!”
(you can change the words so they fit your practice and your deities)
Step #04: For the next 28 days, do everything you can to help yourself “re-learn” how to stay focused. That means silencing or turning off, all the things that distracts you. Not for ever, just when you are doing something that requires focus.
Personally, I like to dedicate a set time everyday to check email, social media etc. I only check it at those preset times. Trust me, you don’t miss anything.
The only thing that I allow to disturb me when I am working or with my family, is if my phone rings (on my phone, I can set it so only certain people can call, when it is in “do not disturb mode”).
I have a thing for symbols and another thing I’ve found works for me, is to wear a piece of jewelry that symbolize focus. Like the solar cross of essence, Brooms of Elder, and the New Beginnings pendant (read more them, by clicking here).
Try it out and I am sure you will be amazed at how focused and super sharp you can be.
What about you? Is lack of focus something you are struggling with?