For those of you who celebrate it, I'd like to wish you a Happy Easter.
Magic & Cleanliness
Today I'll talk about a topic that doesn't often get much attention in magical circles despite its importance: cleanliness. Its a topic that's generally ignored, but cleanliness and magical work do go hand in hand.
It is my experience that a cluttered, unkempt home tends to cause entropic energies to congregate within, particularly when someone in that home engages in spiritual practices. These practices could simply be Eastern meditations or they could be full-blown rituals of grandiose proportions as found within many schools of Western thought; it really doesn't matter. What does matter, however, is that the clutter will continue to accumulate, and eventually your healthy practices will dwindle, and eventually you'll lack the motivation to get any work done, never mind magical work.
If you're feeling down, bored, unmotivated, and generally sapped of energy, physically clean your home or hire someone to do it; you will, however, get more benefit if you're the one cleaning. Once that is done, be sure to magically cleanse your home as well, then do work to bless the home and balance the energies therein. When you've done so, I'm willing to bet that you'll begin to feel a bit differently about the work you need to get done.
That said, I've decided to create and include a prayer to bless your home, invite in spirits that'd benefit you, and cast out those that don't.
Spirits surrounding, I invite you in
Please feel free to share this as you wish, but give credit where credit's due (namely, me :) )
Withdrawal from Facebook
After much deliberation, I've decided that it is now time to withdraw from a form of Social Media; namely Facebook. I find that I have difficulty adequately communicating ideas through the medium, so it is a far better use of time to broadcast my thoughts herein.
For those friends whom I've had the pleasure of speaking with through Facebook, you are always welcome to contact me here, as I have greatly enjoyed our discourses.
As always, I intend to post plenty of interesting topics herein, so please do stay tuned.
Over the past few days, I've found myself deep in thought after going about my usual client work, personal practice, and devotional work.
It's occurred to me that spiritual work is often a cosmic game of "Telephone". "Telephone", for those of you caught unawares, is a childhood game wherein the party at the front of the line comes up with a sentence or phrase, tells it to the person next to them, then the recipient does the same and so on and so forth down the line.
Those of you whom have played the game I speak of know that the sentence or phrases starts out as something as simple as "Johnny's mom is also the doctor" and ends up as "Mom's Johnny is also the proctor" at the final person of the game. So too is this the case with client work, I find.
I am frequently approached by folks who either do not speak English or speak it as a second, third, or fourth language; frequently, they encounter the same troubles shared by their brethren from English-speaking countries - they are unsure how to put their concerns and wants into words which will then be clearly understood by someone like myself.
This brings us to a rather awkward point in a relationship, as its difficult to understand just what it is that we're being asked to do when we miss important contextual clues. This is doubly true when it comes to interacting with spiritual entities, as not only do they not speak our language, but they also tend to sense our emotions, our sense of purpose or lack thereof, our thoughts, our confusion, and so on. With this truth being as present as it is, we encounter a new difficulty; not only must we understand the goal of our friend, client, partner, spouse, or ourselves, but we also must be able to communicate those goals and intentions effectively to the spirits we conjure.
Language, being a finicky beast at the best of times, is something we must strive to understand intimately if we are to do this effectively; furthermore, we must also understand the language of the spirits we intend to work with. Sometimes the language is verbal and literal or it can be written and symbolic or any means and methodology in-between. Each of us is different in how we best perceive and understand the world around us and the spirits we work with, command, and/or serve are no different.
Not only we must understand how to communicate ourselves effectively, but we also must learn to listen to the people and the world around us. Perception is the key to greater and deeper understandings, and that starts at home with the ones we love. We must hear them out first if we wish to understand what the Gods and spirits tell us through speech, song, dreams, movies, games, situations, and so on.
With that said, happy hunting and blessed learning.
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