Note: “quick”s are a new series of short, pithy posts straight from the editor, Carolyn Elliott

    A client cancels a session on a day when I have a stuffy, runny nose and didn’t feel too much up for talking.

    The same day, my friend’s car breaks down, and so we can’t go out for the night as we had planned.

    When circumstances conspire so that things I’ve agreed to do but don’t happen to feel like doing when the appointed time rolls around…. end up not happening for reasons that appear “beyond my control”…

    … I find it’s usually good for me to acknowledge – at least to myself – that I totally witched that shiz.

    Of course, I didn’t deliberately do magic to break down my friend’s car or cause my client to cancel that day.

    But when I’m being honest with myself, I know that the unconscious creative part of my mind, which is much more powerful than my conscious intentions…  did.

    It’s as if through cultivating my magics over the years I’ve accidentally created a field around me where I get what I want, even though I don’t always mean to get what I want!

    Acknowledging to myself that I witch stuff (i.e., unconsciously magic it) isn’t a reason to blame or guilt myself – it’s sort of just funny, and a way of staying aware of just how powerful my unconscious magical will can be.

    Also, knowing that I witch stuff is a way of staying in touch with the fact that my witch power exceeds my ego and my conscious intentions.

    My witch power is something that I get to wield and deliberately cultivate through practices, but it’s also something electrical and humorous with a bit of a “mind of its own” that moves through me and around me. I like to keep myself grounded in the knowledge of that mysterious fact.

    So, what have you witched lately?  Tell us all about it in the comments ;)


    • Dr. Carolyn Elliott is the founder of WITCH magazine & is known for her uncanny and uncomfortable ability to trick really smart, high-achieving magical people into doing the things that they actually want to do. She’s the teacher of life-altering online courses, including INFLUENCE, FORCE OF NATURE, MONEY, and EARTH. Carolyn is the author of the cult-favorite creativity book, Awaken Your GeniusAwaken Your Genius: A Seven-Step Guide to Uncovering Your Creativity and Manifesting Your Dreams... ... and the upcoming Existential Kink: A handbook of life-altering magic. She runs a multi-6-figure online business specializing in helping people achieve dramatic positive change in their lives through shadow integration practices and applied occult philosophy.

    • Show Comments (5)

    • Tallah

      I think I must have witched the family business every 3 weeks when we get a slow-down of customers. While it can hurt our coffers and comes at an inconvenient time (lots of big bills are due at the end of the month!) it usually happens after I spend several days lamenting the fact that “I have so much other stuff to do, but no time to get it done!” So the Universe complies and gives me the time… but I don’t always use it wisely…

    • Donna

      Like when my bf made plans to come over the next day for lunch and acter we were done talking i was all yeah u wont show i got a cancel the next morning … I didnt mean to witch it i just kinda do more with negative reactions than positive … I wish i knew how to turn it around more

    • Nina

      Oh my gosh, I have so many similar experiences where I don’t feel like doing something, and out of the blue something transpires where I don’t have to do the thing. Haha.

      I do want to hone this skill a bit better though, although it’s a gentle reminder that I am more powerful than I think I am…

    • Renee

      I’ve got a good one for you. Several years ago, I dated a man for 3 months. He broke up with me to “make things right” with his former girlfriend. Although I was hurt, I understood and respected his decision. I knew she wasn’t right for him and told him , at the Tim, to contact me if it didn’t work out. Two years later my best friend and I were preparing my property foe a summer solstice festival. We took a break to have some ice water and our discussion turned to men. I told her that I wished that old flame was back in my life. Thirty seconds later he texted me. My friend’s eyes widened and she said, “You SUMMONED him!”. In fact, I did. We’ve been together ever since. Soon to be 5 years. “I totally witches that shiz!”

    • Faith

      This just happened to me last weekend – I was supposed to go to the Indy Comics expo with my family, but what I really wanted to do was spend the day alone, sinking deeply into the inner work I felt I hadn’t had enough time for over the week. Sure enough, I came down with a slight fever and a cold – just bad enough to stay home, not too bad to interfere with my studies. This is just the most recent incident – pretty much any time I find myself getting sick, it happens to coincide with really needing some alone time but not knowing how to get it. Now if I could just manage to grab that me-time WITHOUT having the body break-downs…!

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