I just thought it would be educational and beneficial to explain what I have been up to Magickally as of recent. As you know, chains can be both literal, (such as on a prisoner), but they also hold a symbolic significance as well. One figurative usage is "The old ball and chain", which people use to describe their partner in a relationship. It is oft used in a way that describes the other as a weight they are attached to, and cannot escape from; Much like the type of incarceration used even into last century.
Anyways, my marriage was loveless and rather draining both physically and emotionally. I won't get into details, but the only direction we were headed was south. While she was not/ is not evil or bad, we just could never seem to make significant progress. Both our faults. So about a week and a half ago, before Ostara, I had reached the point where I could not move or breathe. I felt I needed to put my feelings to pen and paper, so I started writing both in my Book of Shadows, and my computer folder dedicated to my Belief/ practices about these things. It was not too long before I had devised a spell/ ritual to break and rid myself of these burdensome "chains" I was attached to. While she was on vacation, and I had the house to myself, I mustered up the courage and energy I needed. This is a very intense and emotional spell, it took everything I had! I will not share the contents, they are private, and I created them exclusive to my personal needs and situation.
Long story short, I cast the spell. I had no tools, but I was charged and overflowing with energy. I uttered the words I had written with the emotions I felt, and released the energy in the proper direction. Not even a week later, much to my surprise, we had a chat and both agreed we need a separation and divorce! I had not told her of my intent to cast prior, and still have not, nor will not tell her.
The release of the pent-up emotions and energy has been incredible and satisfying! For the first time in years, my mind is clear, and my vision is not clouded! My focus is actually sharp, and my outlook on things incredibly optimistic!
The point of all this is that with the right motive and the energy you have stored and can draw from, you can move figurative mountains and minor obstacles!
Life is too short to hold yourself back from your true potential...While Magick is not the cure-all for every little thing, it can be utilised to better your situation when need be.
Just thought I would share this.