Glamoire: Below the Radar
How to Use Glamour magic safely
I seem to attract attention wherever I go, whether I want to or not. My Cancer/Leo cusp ass bounces between shrinking into my shell & stealing the show at the drop of a booty. I LOVE to stand out when I'm really feeling myself, but honestly sometimes, I like to fly below the radar.
My girlfriend once referred to a loud colored coat as "high viz" (high visibility) & something about that drag really resonated inside of me.
There are times when it's more valuable to me to be low key, to not draw attention, or to let someone else be working the lead roll of the room. Glamour is a huge part of getting people to notice what you want them to notice.
My energy has a tendency to really draw people in, and I learned that the hard way, from a young age. Mainly people who are in search of healing, compassion & honestly peace. (That's being kind; if I were speaking behind closed doors I might use ableist words like broken, narcissistic & crazy...but I'm trying to be strengths based here!) Any who, I realized that there are times when it's safer for me to be less "high viz".
Queue wardrobe of clothing that's 75% black.
Also queue the protection spell I improvised when I was feeling very vulnerable to the energy that was drawing in on me. I will admit, this was probably one of the first very intentional glamours I casted upon myself. I spent a lot of time manipulating others, for better or for worse, and felt the karmic repercussions of immature & uneducated casting. What I refer to "ego casting"; a kind of casting that is negligent & leads to mixed &/or negative long term outcomes for the originator. There is power in "safe casting" and understanding the power & trickery that can come with simple phrasing or element manipulation.
When I cast this glamour I finally understood a couple things that were essential to this practice:
1) I need to be very clear & particular about the words I choose to initiate my intentions. Spirit needs me to be as specific as possible, and takes all verbiage at face value. If I simply say "Shield me from all attention", the negative effects might look like being passed over for opportunities, not having my talents noticed, all positive energies could be blocked as well. "I use this shield in times when my energy is more vulnerable to negative or harmful energies. This shield is offers me protection from vampiric & malignant energies, whether out of ego or lack of self-awareness."
2) I wanted to be able to see the direct effects of my words played out in synchronizations. So I will include this in my phrasing as well. "Give me clear & direct confirmation as my shield becomes activated. Help guide me into discernment and show me the kind of energy I need to lift me up or avoid."
3) Does this energy source require an energetic response? What should that response look like? I want to be clear about the repercussions of directing harmful energies towards me; this is a great way to reduce future energetic "attacks". "Redirect any negative influence back onto the originator, and allow them to feel the effects of their own intentions. Protect me and my loved ones from any energy that feeds on weakness; guide into safety, strength & right mindedness."
4) Offer gratitude when you notice your shield being activated and renew or revise as needed. I offer prayers of thanks more than any other prayer lately. The more gratitude I offer, the more blessings I take note of and attribute to my workings the more I see in my life. The more I commit to my intentions, the more the Universe blesses me.
All together your "Energetic Shield" initiation might sound like:
"I use this shield in times when my energy is more vulnerable to negative or harmful energies. This shield is offers me protection from vampiric & malignant energies, whether out of ego or lack of self-awareness. Give me clear & direct confirmation as my shield becomes activated. Help guide me into discernment and show me the energy needed to lift me up or for me to avoid. Redirect any negative influence back to the originator, and allow them to feel the effects of their own intentions. Protect me and my loved ones from any energy that feeds on weakness; guide us into safety, strength & right mindedness. Thank you."
This is the simple "formula" I generally use for "safe glamouring". As a former #babywitch, I have felt the serious karmic burn of reckless casting. In fact, I spent much of the 2018/19 really grooming my practice to be in karmic harmony with the Universe. To know thyself and to do no harm are 2 of the most important "Witch Rules".
Beauty & Blessings,