"The complete freedom.
The lack of consequence.
It terrifies you.”
This spell is for those situations where one person or another has gone on too long without their actions having proper consequences.
Perhaps that person you know has been slowly stealing from the place you work for yet despite all evidence just cannot seem to be caught. Perhaps a pot-stirrer who never seems to be affected by the rumours they spread. Perhaps you when for some time it feels like your actions have no effect on the world.
This spell is for reacquainting them with the world, where every action has an equal and opposite reaction. No one can live in a sand box forever, free from consequence; everyone must come home at some point and face up to what they have done or reap the rewards of their training.
"Life has become out of focus, free of consequence."
You will need:
- A sword (/knife/letter opener)
- A representation of your target*
- Utter faith that every action must have a consequence
- Empathy for your target^
- A bowl
- A rainy day
*Try and get some hair of theirs in it, A photo or poppet will do, or you can capture their reflection (get their reflection in a charmed mirror and then cover it up until it is needed). A signature also, or just their name will do in a pinch probably if that’s all you have. n.B. if the target is you, you don’t need a representation.
^This is an “ultimate good” sort of spell, or a “world order” spell if you prefer that wording. The results may or may not be pleasant, but it is not healthy for either the individual or the society for someone to live outside of consequence. You are doing what is best for them by bringing them back.
"All at once, the consequences. All at once you are no longer free."
When it is raining, go outside with your sword, bowl and representation. Somewhere private is best. Place the bowl down where it will fill up with rain. Place the representation down and point your sword at it. If you are the target, CAREFULLY hold the blade between your palms, tip pointing towards your forehead. Say the following, replacing “you” with “me” and “your” with “my” as necessary:
Every action has a reaction. Every move has a consequence.
As this rain wets me, so shall the consequences fall on you.
No more shall you have the complete freedom to do anything in this life;
No more shall you live apart from the cycle of action and reaction;
No more shall your actions have no effect on the world or be unaffected by it.
Pick up the bowl in your other hand. If you are holding the sword towards your forehead, put it down first (also do so if you can’t hold the bowl steady in one hand). Hold it above the representation, or your head. Say:
As this water falls on your head, so shall you feel the effects of your actions.
The consequences are inescapable.
So be it.
Pour the collected rainwater on the representation, or your head. Don’t miss.
Over the coming weeks the consequences that seem to have been lacking will all come around.
"All at once, the consequences. All at once you are no longer free. It all makes sense and you are finally being punished.
You can’t think of a time you have ever been happier.”