This isn’t the first time such a phenomena has occurred. I’ve picked up on this many times over the past few years, and there’s an ebb & flow to such occurrences. Some time frames and astrological shifts seem to motivate to this occur, but I’ve not noticed a strong enough pattern to nail down what conjunctions most-readily instigate such changes.
I mention this curious phenomena partly for the sake of discussion, to explain my thoughts on the matter, and in hopes that writing about it will hit me with some useful insights that I may apply down the road.
Humans perceive time as a linear procession of events. [A] happens, which then causes someone to do [B], then [C] is the result of [B] being carried out as a response to [A]. For example, John ran out of milk, so he headed down to the store and brought some home. Thus, his refrigerator is now stocked with milk again. While that is not an illogical sequence of events, when you look into the causal reality of the world in which we live, from a magical perspective its sometimes possible things to happen in a different order. How would you respond if John ran out of milk, and then the refrigerator was restocked before he ran to the store? That’s the sort of conundrum one can face with magic from time to time.
I’ve noticed this tendency most frequently within love and lust-related cases. Many times, a client will seek me out and I’ll discuss their situation with them. We’ll come up with a plan on what workings need to be done, how to do them, etc., and then go from there. In some cases, the client will start seeing results that mirror the intended results of the workings I suggested when we were first speaking, and in many cases these developments are clearly atypical for the path the relationship had been following up until this point.
For the record, when I first noticed this phenomenon, it weirded me out. I couldn’t grasp what was going on because it made no sense. The first case in which this occurred (and I noticed the weirdness) involved a man and his wife. The client had been on the outs with his wife for years, and she was contemplating divorcing him. He sought me out in the hopes that I’d help breathe new life into his marriage. So I divined, looked at what was going on between them, spoke to the man, and came up with a plan to better their sex life, get them communicating effectively, the works. He thanked me for my ideas and asked if he could wait a week and decide. I told him that was fine, and he went on his way.
A week or two later, he sent me a wonderful email. In it, he praised me for being an awesome human being and thanking me for my help……and I’d done nothing at that point other than talk to him. I was terribly confused and bewildered by this, but I let him know that I’d done nothing, so I didn’t deserve his praise. He went on happy as could be, and I went to the drawing board to try to figure out just what the hell was happening. This was some majorly hinky stuff that I really wanted to understand, damn it! Yes, I do get stubbornly insistent about things when I don’t get it….
Naturally, I decided to investigate. This had peaked my curiosity and I really wanted to know what sorcery this was – I figured if I had done something without doing anything, that was a pretty cool bit of tech that I could use later on down the line. So I divined and divined and divined, doing readings left and right for several days in the hopes that I would suss the cause out. The result of all of the divinations was the same, and it drove me batty! The short answer was that I had caused the result by doing magic….when I hadn’t actually done anything. O.o
While interesting, the result was unhelpful. I still didn’t understand, and I was no closer to figuring it out. So I spoke to my Patron and a few other spirits, which lead to some interesting ideas and concepts to ponder. The general consensus was that I wasn’t nuts, and this could happen by way of time being fluid. Yep, a spirit told me time was a fluid construct before I ever read it in a book. I’ll admit, I was feeling a bit incredulous at the time, but my Patron grabbed me by the eyeballs, stuck me in a trance, and then showed me what I term as Wyrd.
Wyrd is effectively causal reaility. It is the layer of existence that shows where, how, and why everything is tied together. Its like one giant tapestry with billions of weird looking threads that stretches out in all directions. It continues on forever and ever and ever, with no real “end”. Instead, no matter how far you try to travel around this megalithic web, you always go great distances and nowhere simultaneously. Once I figured this out and started paying attention, I began to realize that there are loops in every timeline. Sometimes they’re small wiggles, and other times they’re massive spirals, and it all defies logic because of the way we’ve chosen, as a civilization, to view time. I began to realize that while it was entirely possible for yesterday’s decision to change what I have to eat a week from now, its also just as likely that what I’ll eat six days from now will decide whether or not I have sex in five minutes. Yes, the connections can be –that- weird and tenuous.
The Web of Wyrd is a constantly-evolving machine, of sorts, wherein time moves fluidly. Time can move forward and back, up and down, left to right, right to left, and any other direction you can think of or perceive as a concept.
In the case of the client I mentioned, my thoughts had linked to his wife in such a way that they had weight and began to cause changes before I actually performed and anchored the work in this reality. As a result, he got results before I did anything. There was, however, a troubling hiccup in this plan.
Since I’d never physically done the work, the result that had gotten worked into reality had never been rooted here. There was just this big magical tie floating around in the aether, so it became clear that if we didn’t do the work, she would leave. And she’d do so relatively soon, as the client in question wasn’t altogether apt at keeping his missus happy. To be frank, I had no idea how to respond at this point. I didn’t really understand what I was seeing myself, and that wasn’t the sort of thing I could easily convey. I half figured I was going nuts at the time, as I was a bit unsure of myself on that front.
Well, lo and behold, his wife left. She got upset with him one afternoon, and the next he had been presented with divorce papers. He sought me out rather quickly, requesting assistance while being a bit panicked. As you can imagine, I didn’t feel that great about the situation, seeing as how I was not 100% sure of what I’d found, and thus hadn’t communicated my findings. At that point, I “came clean”, filled him in, and walked him through what I found, explaining both what had happened when I hadn’t done the work and why things had come undone after the fact. When he had a basic understanding of what I had seen, we made damned sure we actually did each working. With this new insight of how magic worked with alternative timelines, we were able to get a pretty solid result fairly quickly. His wife didn’t divorce him, and instead shredded the papers. They’ve, to my knowledge, been together ever since.
The point to my ramble is this: time is fluid, not linear, and that can be used when doing magic for folks. However, one must do so carefully. If you do not take the steps that are needed and only discuss doing magic, if magic starts happening, you need to follow-through and do the work properly. If you don’t, bad things tend to happen.