Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Below.
1. something that speeds up a process.
2. Chemistry. . any substance that increases the speed of a chemical change, as one that increases the rate of vulcanization of rubber or that hastens the setting of concrete, mortar, plaster, or the like
3. a substance that accelerates the spread of fire or makes a fire more intense: Arson was suspected when police found accelerants at the scene of the fire.
All my life, I have been around people who prayed devoutly for the things they wanted. I’ve also been around atheists and agnostics who have put tremendous thought and energy toward the things they wanted. In the past decade, I’ve been around numerous pagans, Wic cans, witches, etc, who have conducted magick with the intent and belief of getting what they wanted. It’s all the same thing, regardless of what they call it—prayer, energy, magick, quantum physics, focus, attraction, magnet- ism, whatever.
One of the things that irritates me greatly is to hear people pray loud and long and hard for something and utterly believe it will happen and then they never do anything more to get it. I always thought to myself, God gave you a brain to think with and two hands to work with and an ass to sit on and wait for God to figure out how to give it to you when He’s already given you every- thing you need to make it happen. I’ve seen people do spells and rituals for prosperity and good job prospects and yet never act on any of them. Oh, eventually they found a job that sorta fell into their laps but it wasn’t necessarily the best that the Gods had to offer and it took an awful long time. The Gods showed quite a few prospects that were overlooked in favor of waiting for it to be handed over on a silver platter with a big, flashing neon sign that said, “Take this job now!!!”
So while prayer, energy, magick—whatever you choose to call it—can take a while to fall into place, there’s an accelerant available to speed things along and change the results from passive to active. Sometimes things take a long while. Sometimes they take seemingly forever if you’re not willing to take action.
This month, I intend to be very active in going after everything I want.