Obeah might be called a spirituality by some, a practice by others, and a collection of beliefs by others. No matter how one defines it, one thing is clear, this is a spiritual practice with much to teach those who are not native in the area where it began. There are two sides to Obeah, the good side and the dark side, just as there is in any magical practice. By realizing what Obeah is and how to practice it, you may be able to use this folk magic’s tools in your own life to help you create a better world for yourself and others.
The Recognition of Duality
While many spiritual practices might have two sides or two ways which they are seen, Obeah is a faith that embraces both the dark and the light. Since you can not have one without the other, Obeah recognizes them both as being tools one can use in order to make life change. When one is able to understand there may be dark forces in the world, they can actively seek to work against these forces. Instead of simply ignoring the bad, the Obeah practitioner can find ways to change it and to block it from causing harm in one’s life.
The Use of Charms in Magical Workings
One of the most common practices in Obeah is the use of charms. Once the energy of a spell is focused, then the practitioner can move the energy into this inanimate object to help direct the energy to change the situation. The charm is use in a magical ritual, infused with the energy of intention and of the final desirable result. In this way, the charm can then be carried with the person as the spell is doing its work or it can be moved to a new location to help bring energy to the situation. For example, if you’re having troubles in the bedroom, you might create a charm which you place under your pillow or on your nightstand to attract more lust or desire. Charms can also be used to remove things from your life, putting the unwanted energy into the charm and then putting it far away from you can be very effective. Charms and talismans can also be used as jewelry to keep the intention of the spell close to the spell caster’s heart, allowing the energy to follow wherever you might go. Or you might give the charm to someone else whom you want to attract to you. The uses of charms are endless and can certainly help you bring the goodness you want in your life.
Increasing Luck and Abundance
Within the practice of Obeah is the promotion of luck and of abundance. Obeah followers believe they can do things to increase their luck and to make sure they have all the things they want in life. They might perform rituals or dances to help increase their luck. Another common way to enhance luck is to give offerings to the deities in order to show them you are worthy of their help and their blessings. Luck can help a person improve their own life, giving them the responsibility to then take whatever actions they need to take in order to bring joy and happiness into their life.
With Obeah practices, you can begin to draw love into your life or any other positive situation you like. By focusing your energy and increasing your luck through charms and offerings, you can utilize the magic of the Obeah to help you bring more magic into your life.