Most everyone searches for a boost of luck now and then. Many of these individuals turn to magic to increase theirs. There are several theories about how and/or why this works as well as whether it does actually work or not. Many cultures incorporate their spiritual beliefs with prayers for positive reinforcement. Certain belief systems encourage practitioners to meditate on those areas of life that they feel they are unlucky in. Other suggests spells or rituals designed to increase their good luck.
An example of a simple spell requires a candle, marker, bay leaf, and a quiet room. Most traditions believe that the color of the candle is extremely important. Green is the most common color suggested for good luck; however, most say that this greatly depends upon what area of life the luck is needed in. If luck is needed in love, a pink candle may be a better color. Purple is said to be a soothing, healing color and a white is also said to be lucky as Native Americans revere the white buffalo.
The caster should sit in a quiet room with the required items. Do not forget a lighter or matches to light the candle and a glass bowl or ashtray to place the flaming bay leaf. Once the candles is lit, sit calmly and concentrate on the issue while looking into the flame. When the image of the type of luck is firmly mentally fixed choose a word or two that represents it. Use the marker to write this on the bay leaf then light the bay leaf in the candle flame.
When the bay leaf has turned to ash sit and meditate on the issue once more. Breathe slow and deep. Take a special note of what the burnt bay leaf smells like. Some practitioners bury those ashes in the ground while other may blow them into the wind or rinse the vessel that contains them in a creek.
Affirmation and Positive Thought
Any spell or ritual is basically an unusual type of prayer and release of thought. Meditating on a subject builds energy and intent within the mind. In this case that energy is released by burning the bay leaf. Most practitioners do not believe that any actual tools are required. These only help the meditation process by providing a focus. Many cultures have taught meditation, positive thought, and affirmation practices for centuries. For a correct form of meditation see The Buddhist Centre