If you want to check it out, you can find it here:
Witchcraft Spells: 'Why Didn't My Spell Work?
And it's a good read, if I do say so myself, for anyone who's been disappointed by the results of their magic and spell casting.
One of the things that seems to be the biggest culprit is self-sabotage. I see it time and time again, and a lot of it is due to sending conflicting energies out into the world:
For example, people cast spells because they are in despair and depressed and they want to be happy; then they refuse to move out of their parents house, or see a doctor for depression, or to even stop talking for 5 minutes about how everyone is so mean and terrible and always taking advantage of them. Are you sure you really want to be happy?
They cast spells for a better job, but don't bother submitting resumes or filling out applications. And how do you expect this job to come to you? Do you think the Gods are hiring?
People cast spells for money, but they badmouth those 'greedy rich jerks'. Why are they surprised their money spells don't work, when they've created this subconscious stumbling block of not wanting to be like a greedy, rich jerk?
All of our thoughts and actions contribute to our magical goals, not just the stuff we do while we're casting spells. It's all inter-connected, people. This is why the first step of really learning Witchcraft properly involves a lot of pathworking and going within and sorting out your own issues, it means dropping the ego and facing those issues, learning to let go of them, work with them, or even embrace them if you can figure out a way to make them work productively.
Learning to cast effective magic is not just about learning how to sit there and chant over candles, or blend herbs-- it's about a total mental makeover. This is why things like meditations, affirmations, positive thinking, emotional language and discipline, etc. are not really optional.
My Tip For You Today: Try to go beyond the surface of magic, and go deeper. Try to understand just how much of you actually needs to be thrown into a spell for it to work.
They don't call it the Craft of the Wise for nothing. You can't accomplish changes with magic if you are resistant to change, to accepting responsibility, to making efforts to work on things. This is something not just for newbies to consider, but even those who've been dabbling or practicing the Craft for a long time but has had less than effective results.
Everyone has problems; even the best Witches have to deal with problems. I'm not implying that Witches have perfect, fairy tale lives. But why are so many Witches wallowing in poverty, bad family relationships, bad love life relationships, addictions, health issues, etc.? It's never going to be perfect, but any adept Witch can make it better-- there should not be so many Witches struggling with problems that they're so deep in over their heads.
It is self-sabotage, because they're doing Witchcraft, rather than living it. The Craft is not just something you do on the nights of the full moon, but who you are, how you live, how you think and look at things on a daily basis. There is no separating it. Keep the bigger picture in mind.
Are you struggling with self-sabotage?