Just a short note about magick!
- The first guiding principle when contemplating the use of magick is ‘Harm None’ I make this a strict priority because my life is way more pleasant when I am not fighting off the results of harming others, and no ‘bounce backs’ will glam onto me. What we do comes back to us, doing only good means we have a better chance of only get good back. That makes my day easier!
- There are several types of magick, all work, but all are not equally beneficial for us. One guiding principle I totally follow in my own magickal practice is ‘ Do not use magick to coerce another into doing something against their will’. We all enjoy freewill, disrupting another’s freewill will splash back on us and we will not like the results. Although coercive magickal traditions have a long history of use, I find that it is not the path for me.
- When using magic be sure to think through what the expected result will be, making really sure that we want that result and all ramifications that come with it. This takes practice. I use the old carpenters rule of ‘measure 3 times, cut once’. In magick that means that I think about what I am about to do, gathering my supplies, meditating and planning my spell or ritual for a space of time 3 times longer than the length of time my ritual or spell is expected to take, then perform that spell only if I am sure of its usefulness to my life.
- Be specific. When stating an intent always study the words to be used, making sure they aren’t open to alternative interpretation by whatever power you are calling on for help. Phrase your magickal intentions in a positive language, then expect positive results.