Hello. My name is Danny and I just wanted to make a statement and ask a few questions :) First off, I just wanted to say that this website has changed my life and I feel so comfortable talking to people with the same interests. Now here are the questions.
1. Is it possible that some people have the "gift" of magic? Because I honestly do know that I am Psychic. Not like Crystal Ball read palms but I mean I have premonitions and have visions. I got it from my mom. And 2 psychics told my mom she had "the gift" so does that mean I do too?
2. Is there a way to increase my level of magic? Like do more advanced spells? My very first spell EVER was on July 2nd at 4:00 am and it was a storm spell and it went Very successfully. I have also been able to have success with that spell 2 other times during the summer.
Yes, some people are born with the natural ability of magic and as a result magic comes a lot easier to them. And I don't think "gifts" are passed down through genetics but traditions (especially psychic ones) are passed down.
To increase your ability just practice and learn. The more you know the more room you will have to improve your abilities.
#1 - Everyone is capable of opening up to spirituality while others do have some more potential, however to say it shortly, even someone with what you call "gifts" needs to work and practice in order to achieve spiritual balance. I'll touch the same point later, in the second point.
#2 - Many people think that bloodlines have influence with your magic power.
There has been a common belief in Generational Magic that dictates the older the bloodline of a practitioner, the more psychic ability or magical power they have.
In actuality, it is the individuals focus, concentration, level of awareness and dedication that determines spiritual strength when performing acts utilizing spiritual power.
We are all born with the natural instincts of alertness and premonition, just as we are all born with the ability to suckle for food and comfort. There is also the common denominator around children using visualization through playful imagination.
Not only are bloodlines not fundamental for gaining magic abilities powers, they're not even related to said powers.
Your bloodline is your physical, genetic lineage.
Magick is about your Will, your energetic development, and your karma.
The past of your family will not matter. You can be born with many predispositions that may lead a person to feel like they're a natural witch. For example, I have been enamoured with witches ever since I was a child. Before I could write I would draw them, before I started school I'd spend sunny days sitting in the garden plucking leaves for my potions and putting them in shampoo bottles (I told my mum, trust me, your pantene pro-v will be improved by all the twigs, special bits of mud, glitter and occasional dead insects.)
I was inspired, and while my brother did none of these things despite being exposed to the same influences I was, I?ve never been able to let go of witchcraft and do consider it an innate part of me.
What you think about natural witches in the way I think you mean (bloodlines, powerful gifts and so on) all depends on your definition of what a witch is in the first place! Or even more fundamentally, what you think it means to be human and what kind of universe we live in.
Anyone who has spent much time with children will see that some, for example, are more inclined to draw rather than play music, some are more inclined to dance than play sports, and some are more inclined to read a book than to talk. All kinds of things factor into that though. A natural witch could be someone who grew up (for whatever reason) with inclinations compatible with witchcraft, but to say someone is born knowing what rituals to do seems to me more fiction than reality.
A child might be a born dancer, but they weren't born knowing how to tango. Mozart always had a flair for music but he had to be taught the scales by someone else like every other musician before and after him. Doing rituals generally might be an impulse wired into the brain (childhood psychologists like Bruce Hood talk a lot about this) but knowledge of specific rituals? I have my doubts.
I know you know that when my family tell me I'm "a natural at cooking" you mean it in a different way to being a natural witch. However, I think the idea of a natural witch was created to add to the mystique around witchcraft. Traditionally witches aren't like normal people after all. They're occult: their knowledge is hidden, and so (people thought) maybe the ways that someone becomes a witch is a hidden kind of magic too. Witchcraft was feared, and the randomness around witchcraft was feared too. Who might succumb to it "Who might turn out to be one". Eventually fear seems to have turned into romanticism. It's very sexy, to be born a witch or are somehow chosen, either by blood or by bequest powers.
This is why no one talks of natural Christians, Hindus, Buddhists or Muslims: these are "normal people" but witches are almost always given a supernatural twist.
Nobody is immune to stereotypes or definitions of witchcraft in our society either (you could argue well that natural witches and Native American bloodlines are stereotypes, for example.) I grew up loving witches, not because I loved how evil and gross they were supposed to be but because the witches I was exposed to were all like me in someway: The Worst Witch, Witchchild, and (more recently) Harry Potter. For every Wicked Witch of the West, there is a Glenda the Good.
The ideas about witchcraft in society are complex, and these ideas are always being reconsidered and re-described as we talk.
So, as said above all of us are born naturally to be able to cast magic, and as said we can keep learning and practising.
It is true that there are people who recieve more gift in magic stuff, but if you practise you can be excellent!