Our words have the power to inspire. To uplift. To motivate and encourage.
Our words also have the power to disparage. To bring down. To weaken and to destroy.
When I was younger, I used words as black magic. I expressed negativity. I complained constantly. I gossiped. I spoke poorly about others. I didn't have nice things to say. I didn't realize the effect that my words had on others. And to all those who were affected by my black magic back then, I owe each and every one of you an apology.
As I grew older, I became aware of the power of words. I began using white magic and experiencing its effects. I saw the power of using words to motivate and inspire. To support. To empathize. To encourage. This, I have found, is a much more useful, helpful, and synergistic form of magic.
So let's use our magic for good and not for evil!
Think deeply for a moment, do you cast spells of white magic or black magic?
A special shoutout here to Don Miguel Ruiz for writing The Four Agreements. His powerful ideas inspired me to write this post. He deserves credit for these ideas, especially the concept of words having the capability to be used as black and white magic as he describes in his book.