Budget witchcraft is a topic that has soared in popularity as of late. Honestly, if I would have see some of these videos and posts about this 10 years ago, I would have started practising a long time ago. But with that we have gone a little extreme with phrases like “intention is everything.”
The phrase intention is everything came from a good place. Budget witchcraft is all about accessibility, and making sure that those want to start a practice are able to do so. It has since morphed into this idea that you don’t need any tools, just your will to make magick happen. While there is a kernel of truth to this, witchcraft is also about energy.
The tools you make and gather are infused with your energy, and a compound effect happens with the multiple ingredients and steps you take to perform a spell. It adds layers of power to the intention behind our spell, which can only help us with manifesting it further, right?
I believe intention is everything was really meant for those who felt they couldn’t proceed with a craft because they didn’t have that one or two thing. That’s why substitution lists are so fabulous. The witches from the U.S., and other countries, have to realize that some traditional spells call on native plants from European countries.So, instead of forcing ourselves to search out that one plant, learn more about your native plant-life. That’s not to say you can’t buy that herb, but don’t let not having it stop you.
I’m going to switch things up now. There is also a lot of pressure we put on ourselves to make our own tools. As a crafty witch, this is totally something I subscribe to — to a point. Pressure to make our own stuff can be another limiting factor in our craft. As a stay-at-home mom with two toddlers, my to-do list is never ending. It’s exhausting, to be honest. It felt as though I would never be able to do any actual spell-work.
My husband brought up a fair point after my 17th time of failing to make a scrying mirror. Why am I trying to do it all? There are so many small businesses that offer beautiful candles, herbs, and other tools that they worked hard on. Wouldn’t it be putting emphasis behind the spell to search for the product, and infuse money into the small businesses in our community?
The answer is yes.
Back to that compound effect I spoke on earlier. It’s all about energy. Making our own ingredients and tools puts energy behind the intention of our spell. Finding and supporting small businesses in the occult community also puts energy behind the intention of our spell. Both paths are valid.
That being said, I am going to start doing some small business shout outs when I feel called to. Writing this blog is my dream, and I figure it’s just my due diligence to support others dreams along with this. So if you have a small business, or know of one that you believe should be featured, please send me a message on any of my social medias, comment or email. Let’s lift each other up.