All of us face those people and situations that make us super nervous and in need of courage. This charm is to imbue courage into an object that can be carried with you into situations you’d like help during.
What you need:
- An item that you wish you turn into your courage charm. This can be a piece of jewelry, a crystal or rock you plan to carry with you or a slip of paper with a sigil or picture that represents courage to you.
- Incense or a candle. Once again, choose something that represents courage and strength to you. (I chose a red candle)
Step One: Light the incense/candle and hold your charm in your hand which seems to hold the most power (this is often your writing hand).
Step Two: Imagine facing the situation you need help with. Now imagine a huge feline standing next to you (tiger, leopard, lion- any big cat) and helping to guide and protect you.
Step Three: Slowly pass the charm through the smoke of the incense/candle while saying:
I stand in the shadow of lion
I am a tiger, fearless in my power
I am a leopard, cunning and bold
I have courage that no one can take from me
I am confident and secure in myself.
Step Four: Wear/carry the charm with you when facing your troubles and remember to smile and stay calm. Those with malicious attitudes hate seeing people smile unaffected by their malice, and little will they know that you are baring your teeth- like a big cat- in means of protection!
(charm adapted from The Mysterious, Magickal Cat by D.J. Conway)