Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble! That was me with my witchy friend last night, brewing up some money potion. Alright, so we didn’t really say Bubble Bubble, but I did have to repeat a poem three times. COOL.
Many years ago I met this amazing woman who would frustrate even the strongest of missionaries. You can feel the heat off of her hands, she talks about chakras and she tells you to pretend your feet are roots.
For this Catholic girl, she was quite a puzzle.
But Miss J doesn’t believe in the devil, she doesn’t practice black magic and I honestly don’t believe she flies on a broom. I’d be jealous if she did.
She has also read the Bible cover to cover. I can’t even say that for myself.
Years ago Miss J knew how desperate I was to get my bills paid. And so she had me come over for a money ritual. “Money ritual? I can’t… I’m Catholic!” “Katherine, the Catholic religion is simply drowning in rituals.” Got me there.
Yes, we lit some candles. But it actually involved me praying to whomever I wanted to (God, of course!) for “just enough money to get my bills paid. No more, no less.” The very next day I got an unexpected $250 check in the mail. This was the exact amount I needed. Wow.
Wayne Dyer would say I had connected to my source to make it happen. Others might say I prayed and God listened. No matter what you believe, that check was a gift like no other.
A few weeks ago my friend found me on my roof. “What are you doing up there?!” “Hiding from the bills!” After all, those suckers can sniff you out like white on rice. “Get down here now and let’s talk money potion.” “Ohhh… alright.”
It took me a few weeks to get all the ingredients. Three green candles. Green paper. A wooden bowl. A coin with my birth year on it. Did you know that at my age, reading the date on a penny is completely futile? But I digress.
Last night I walked down to Miss J’s with my bag of potion goodies. She placed the bowl in front of me and we began. First I wrote my name on a piece of green paper with a green marker and placed one of the green candles on it.
I lit the three green candles in clockwise order that were surrounding my wooden bowl. For the rest of the money potion recipe, you pour two cups of rain water collected from a thunderstorm in to your bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 2 cups of lime juice, 10 long blades of grass from your yard and 5 pieces of clover from your yard. Add a coin from your birth year.
Stir clockwise with a wooden spoon for 45 seconds. Reach in and take out your coin. Place the coin on your green paper. Now, stir clockwise while reciting a wealth poem three times:
“Fortune and flame adhere to my flame for on this paper you will see the name. The name that will assume this new found wealth along with abundant power and health.”
Blow the candles out in the opposite direction you lit them in and voila! Your money potion is done.
My friend is such a witch.
When we were done there was complete silence.
“So what do I do with the potion?”
“I don’t know.”
“Do I drink it?”
“How clean was that water from the thunderstorm?”
“… well, you could bring it home and think about what you want to do with it.”
“Yes, I could do that.”
“What if I put my debit card in it?”
“Not sure what the lime juice would do to the magnetic strip…”
“I could buy a lottery ticket and sprinkle some on it!”
“And I could sprinkle some around the house!”
“I guess you could do that…”
So now I have a bowl of money potion sitting on my dresser. What do you think I should do with it?
If you could make a potion that you knew would work, what would it be for?