Practical Magic(k)

Paying it Forward With a Blessed Buck

One of the core principles of the Law of Attraction is the notion that you “reap what you sow”. When you do good, good comes back, and in the same token when you do bad, bad comes back as well. Simply put, what goes around comes around.

With that being said, I am a firm believer in the practice of tithing (giving away 10% your time, talent, or treasure to a spiritual cause) because in order to receive, you must know the importance of giving. A fun way to practice a form of tithing, and to perpetuate positive energy is by creating “Blessed Bucks” and hiding them in various places for strangers to find. While the Blessed Bucks originated as a spell to attract money back in 1989, “spells” are essentially just focused practices that help shift your consciousness on certain energies so you can attract what you desire in life. In order to successfully achieve the proper energy behind this practice, there are several rules that must be followed, according to the official Blessed Bucks website:

To create a Blessed Buck, you take a $1 bill and write the following on it:

May You Be Blessed with Health, Wealth and Joy

This isn’t a requirement, but I also like to think very positive thoughts when I’m doing this, wearing a smile on my face when I think about how this dollar might affect someone else.

Then you take the Blessed Buck to a public place and hide it somewhere. IMPORTANT: Do not let anyone see you hide it and don’t wait around to see who finds it! Also, don’t tell anyone you did it. I’ll explain this later.

You can hide it anywhere, but it must be hidden. I like to put it inside a book or a greeting card. I try to avoid magazines because they have so many inserts and it’s too easy for the dollar to get lost.

What is the point of hiding a dollar?

Everybody loves discovering money. It’s amazing how excited we get, even as adults, when we find a quarter on the ground. Now take that excitement and multiply it by the feeling you would get finding a dollar, knowing it was meant only for you to find. Then think about the impact of the message written on the dollar. It’s a random act of kindness.

A dollar by itself is just a dollar. But as a random act of kindness, it will make someone’s day brighter. It will probably even inspire them to do the same for someone else. What you’re doing is setting into motion of series of positive events in the world!

How will this affect me?

People who practice this spell usually experience some type of unexpected wealth in return. Reports vary dramatically. Some people earn a few extra dollars in an unusual way. Others have received thousands. There is no solid rule on how much you will get in return, but the main objective of Blessed Bucks is to spread joy and happiness. Wealth is simply a side effect. Your intentions should be toward kindness, not greed.

One thing that’s certain is that the rewards get better when Blessed Bucks are given over time. Many people do it once or week to keep the positive energy going. Every life touched sets in motion a new change in the world.

What if I don’t believe in spells and witchcraft?

There’s a very negative connotation about spells, and most of it is due to folklore that simply isn’t true. Most people who practice spells DO believe in God and do not use spells for harm. In fact, anyone with a lick of sense understands the rule about things coming back three fold. If you wish illness or suffering against another human being, it will only come back to hurt you.

You can use Blessed Bucks without considering it a spell. Instead, think of it as a blessing or a prayer for someone else. What harm could possibly come from giving someone a dollar with a prayer on it?

Why can’t people see me hide the dollar?

Spells are all about energy. To make the spell come true, you want to focus your energy on the results. If other people see you hide the dollar, the energy is broken up into fragments and is no longer being shared directly with the intention. Essentially you are muddying up the water with multiple energies.

Can I change the wording?

Absolutely, spells are meant to be modified. I usually write “May you be blessed with health, wealth and love” with a smiley face after it. The only thing I’ve changed is the last word from joy to love. But feel free to be creative!

Can I use a $5 bill instead?

Sure! In fact, you’ll increase the positive energy by doing this. It really comes down to personal preference. I prefer to use $1 bills because I figure I can spread the joy to 5 people, whereas a $5 bill would only be found by one person. It will be up to you how much you give and how often.

As the official rules state, you can change the wording to whatever feels best/resonates with you. My particular blessing for my “buck” is: “If you have found this Blessed Buck – prepare your life for lots of love and luck. Hold this dollar near and dear, because now there’s no need for fear”.

As you practice this secret “pay it forward” style blessing, the most important thing is to do is to have fun with it, allow yourself to feel good about what you’re doing, and again DON’T LET ANYONE SEE YOU HIDE THE DOLLAR.

In no time, you will begin to find an increase in abundance in your life in all areas…not just financially.

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