I recently gutted an affirmations app by deleting all the built-in affirmations, and photos, and then picked my own music to upload into it as well. I then was able to use this handy tool for lovely miniature incantations on the go, as corny as that sounds. But really, I am sure we have all established by now that all affirmations are, are incantations with any "pagan-ness" stripped away. I'm telling you, having this little connection to the spiritual side of myself wherever I am is extremely empowering and enriching. It was also easy to do, I just programmed phrases like "I project a white light through my body to aid me in restoring health, vitality, and beauty," or "I receive guidance from the universe and my soul," or " I honor the spirits and ancestors that guide me in my journey." I set the app to cycle through them randomly, or I can just pick the one I need at a given moment. Those won't speak to everyone, but that's the point I guess. A tool like this is extremely personalizable. In addition to the words to chant, I added a flickering candle image, or something else inspiring and mood-appropriate depending on the goal of a particular incantation. With the addition of enchanting sounds added to the background, I have myself handy little "spells" at my disposal at all times. I actually have it set to a timer to go off every few hours (at the sound of chimes) which is the loveliest interruption I never knew I needed in my day.
Again, this is not going to resonate with everyone, which I completely understand. I think I would have scoffed at this in the past. This is absolutely not as potent as a full-blown ritual with all the fixin's, but it has become a beautiful and beneficial part of my everyday life. Most importantly, I connect with that part of myself every day, albeit in a simple way. This is not something I could have stated about myself ever before. so this feels like a big win for my personal goals.
*These can be made more potent by sitting outside in the grass, or lighting a real candle, or having a friend join in. This is just as personalizable as the rest of it and the possibilities are vast.
For anyone interested, the app I settled on was My Affirmations created by Linto Varughese. I liked that one because of its extreme flexibility and its ability to set reminders, however, Daily Affirmations by Magnetic Lab was also quite good and had fantastic built-in music. These are just android-based, as far as I know.
Has anyone else done something similar? Or perhaps found another interesting way to add something spiritual to the day in an unexpected manner? Also, I don't mind if there is critiquing of this. A friendly debate is not discouraged. As I mentioned, I think this would have completely turned me off once upon a time.
Have a lovely day everyone
Homespun Incantation App