Thursday, September 28, 2017

Is There a Limit to What Magic Can Do?

Nope. Nada. No limits. Magic is unlimited. Actually, magic is limited, but only by you, your imagination, and what you can conceive of. Check out this latest quote from our favorite non-physical teachers Abraham:

"Someone asked us recently, 'Is there any limitation to the body's ability to heal?' And we said, 'None, other than the belief that you hold.' And he said, 'Then why aren't people growing new limbs?' And we said, 'Because no one believes that they can.'"

If you read my recent post on using remote healing to help a friend grow a new colon, then you might think twice about whether: 1) we can grow new limbs and 2) whether there are limits on magic.

Why People Can't Do Unlimited Magic
Students and strangers often write to ask my why their magic doesn't work. They have cast a spell, done a ritual, or followed some practice, only to find that the results are either paltry or nil. Then they ask, "I thought magic was supposed to be magical. It's supposed to do the impossible. Why isn't that happening?"

It's simple. Most people practice magic with an odd combination of hope and doubt, carried in equal parts, and mixed thoroughly. The result is the strange brew, of course, is a mixed result. People hope the magic will produce amazing results, yet already doubt the result so they won't be disappointed when nothing happens. That's one problem.

Are You Focused on the Magical or the Mundane?
The second problem lies in where people put their focus in life. Most people run around and worry about mundane problems all the time - how to get the car fixed, whether their kid will pass the math test, or why Channel 31 is fuzzy on their TV. Wow, how unmagical can you get? If you want to see the magic, you have to start looking for it ... and expecting it.

The magical world is a parallel one that exists in the same space and time as the ordinary world. But seeing magic in the world is like looking for shadows instead of light. In Carlos Castaneda's books, he describes an exercise in which Don Juan tells him to see the world by seeing only the shadows, not the light. It's an intriguing exercise. Try it. Try seeing any scene by only looking at the shadows. See if that changes you perspective on how you view the world.

Then practice finding something magical everyday. That "something" doesn't have to be very big. Small magical events are just as magical as big ones. If you want to get really creative, think of a word or object first thing in the morning, and call it to you. Ask it to appear during your day. For instance, you might choose "cherry." Then look for cherries during your day. Maybe it's a cherry limeade or an antique car in cherry condition or someone saying the word "cherry." It doesn't matter. What matters is that you intentionally start calling magic into you life, and then looking for where it appears.

Practice this little exercise for 40 days in a row and I guarantee that you will see magic popping up all over the place ... and you won't worry about the fuzzy lines on Channel 31 so much anymore!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Magical Meditation with Sound

In a world that is scrambling to adjust to a new economic order, the energetic vibrations moving around the planet are just little hectic and chaotic at present. We have been inundated with emails from people asking for help getting grounded and feeling more stable. People are feeling overly sensitive, highly emotional, and very fragile at present.

There are many ways to stabilize yourself magically, and here I offer you one that is in the ebook we co-produced with meditation expert Devta Khalsa, one of our advanced students. This is a meditation on the sound current from an ancient scripture called the Shabd Guru. "Sha" means ego, and "bad" means cut off, so "Shabd" means to be cut off from the individual identity or to be separated from worldly entanglements and distractions. "Guru" is that which transports us from darkness into light, with "Gu" meaning darkness and "Ru" meaning light.

The Sound Meditation
This meditation is used at the beginning of any yoga or healing session. It is for tuning in to the divine teacher within so you can begin your session in a more centered and focused way. It is the Adi Mantra. "Adi" means primal or first, and "mantra" means the creative mental projection using sound. This brings us to a place of spiritual guidance, and sets the space for our healing work. This sound current sets a state of consciousness, and that consciousness becomes your guide. It is the link between you as a finite personality and you as a flow of Divine Consciousness, joining like left and right hands to elevate the experience. This mantra can be chanted for three repetitions at the beginning of any spiritual practice, yoga exercises, time of prayer, or meditation.

Ong Namo, Guroo Dayv Namo
Here's how you do the meditation:

1. Sit comfortably with the left and right palms pressed together at the center of the chest, fingers pointing straight up, with about 15 pounds of pressure on the palms. Press the second joint of the thumbs tightly against the sternum. This is the mudra.

2. Close your eyes and concentrate at the Brow Point, between the eye brows at the root of the nose.

3. Inhale a long deep breath and chant ONG, placing the tongue on the roof of the mouth and feeling the sound resonate in the upper chambers of the sinuses, upper palate inside the mouth, and the forehead. The "ng" sound is emphasized. Be sure the lips are firm while chanting the sound "ong."

4. Hold this sound, feeling the vibration a bit, then chant NAMO, with "nam" being short and holding the "oh" sound.

5. The first sound in the word GUROO (guru) rhymes with "good." The second syllable "roo" has a sound that rhymes with "true" and the R sound is rolled by striking the tongue on the roof of the mouth. The sound GUROO is spoken crisply.

6. Then DAYV is more sustained and NAMO sounds like the previous one.

The entire sequence is meant to be chanted all on one breath, so inhale deeply before you start. If you need to take a short breath after ONG NAMO, keep it short so that the rhythm of the mantra is not changed.

This can simply be repeated three times before beginning any other prayer, meditation, or quiet sitting.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Feeling Stressed? Try a Little Bathtub Magic

This is one of my favorite magic rituals: the bathtub and shower litany. It's the perfect antidote for anyone who feels stressed, tired, frustrated, angry, or sore. Basically, it's a magical ritual that alleviates any excess Fire energy.

Excess Fire energy can take the form of bodily inflammation and soreness, emotional frustration and anger, and repetitive mental thoughts that won't stop. If you feel any of these types of symptoms, especially at the end of a long tiring day, try some bathtub magic.

Bathtub Magic to Remove Excess Fire Energy
The bathtub and shower litany is a little magic ritual that helps you get rid of excess Fire energy in the bathtub. It works because, from a magical viewpoint, water carries Fire energy. When you are in the shower, the water flowing from the shower can pull any excess Fire energy from your body, mind, and Spirit, and flow it down the drain. For this ritual to work, you combine your intention with some visualization and the magic litany.

Here's how you do the bathtub and shower litany:

Shower Instructions
Set the showerhead so the water hits you at the base of the skull and the water runs as evenly as possible over the back and front of your body. Let the shower hit the back of the neck, where we tend to develop a lot of tension (in the shoulders), and run your hands down your body to bring the fire down to your feet. The water temperature should be cool (just below body temperature). If the water is too cold it will create tension, and if the water is too hot it won't carry much fire.

As the water is running over your body and down the drain, picture your body as a glowing heating coil. Radiate any flame band energies outward in any direction. The tension will follow natural body flows. Picture these energy bands mixing with the water and flowing down the drain while simultaneously repeating the following litany aloud. Say it out loud. Keep saying it until you feel that the flame is gone. Speak the litany with authority and power.

"All the tension, all the strain,
All the pain with excess flame,
Flow with water, down the drain!"

Bathtub Instructions
Fill the tub as full as possible with cool (just below body temperature) water, but not cold water! Lie back with your feet at the drain end and as much of your body as possible under the water. Using the glowing heating coil idea, radiate the excess Fire energy into the water, warming the water next to your skin. Stir the water each time this seems successful. After 3 or 4 "stirrings", open the tub drain and continue to lay back and radiate the Fire energy as the water level drops around you. Begin using the above litany as the water drains from the tub. Continue the process until all the water is gone from the tub.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Daily Magic Ritual for the Times

Monday morning blues. Lack of motivation. Confusion. Depression. Anger. The "Why me?" syndrome. Fear.

These are all topics that people are emailing us about. People are experiencing these states because they have lost their jobs, are affected by health issues, or are simply "waiting for the other shoe to drop." They all want to know what kind of magical rituals and spells can help them get back to feeling happy, positive, radiant, balanced, and peaceful.

In magic, there is no "cure-all" that will fix all problems for all people, but one the simplest magical rituals that anyone can do to feel more balanced during these turbulent times is the Beauty Way.

The Beauty Way Magic Ritual
This ritual is a non-denominational set of exercises from very ancient times, which has many magical purposes, including:
  • Restore personal power
  • Develop a practical working relationship with higher powers and beings or natural forces and laws
  • Be safe and protected without the need to build walls or hide behind masks.
  • Maintain spiritual integrity for individuals or groups during times of high external change and stress.
How to Do the Beauty Way Magic Exit Ritual
One of the most common forms of the Beauty Way is called the Exit Ritual. You do the Exit Ritual every time you leave an enclosed space, like your car or your house. Here's how you do the ritual.

1. Put your focus up into the sky and say aloud, "Sky Above" or "Sky Father." (Note: the reason we extend our focus first is that the exit ritual is a form of asking favor from powers and beings, so it is appropriate that we go to them rather than asking them to come to us. In ritual, when we have carefully prepared sacred space, we can then invite them in and then bid them farewell).

2. Keeping the awareness up above, extend your focus into the earth and say aloud, "And Earth Below" or "And Earth Mother."

3. Then, keeping awareness of both above and below, say aloud, "I Greet You."

4. Wait a moment and see what happens. Be alert for acknowledgement or response in one of these three ways:
  • From within you, such as a realization, a change of attitude or belief, a new awareness.
  • Changes in your environment, such as a sudden breeze, a change in the color of the sky, a bird or animal suddenly appearing, or a tree or shrub suddenly becoming vividly visible.
  • A response from Sky and/or Earth: a special message for you, an answer to a question, or guidance and new directions.
5. What happens may happen in just that moment, or it may happen throughout the day. It may change the quality of our day, our awareness … whatever we notice.

6. You may also want to use hand gestures. Arms raised in a upward facing V for "Sky Father" and arms down in a downward facing V for "Earth Mother."

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Which Tarot Deck Should I Use?

I get asked this question all the time, which is not surprising since there are hundreds of versions of the Tarot in existence. My key criteria for choosing a Tarot deck is that it should form a complete working system of symbology.

Magically, when we use the Tarot, it represents a microcosm, a smaller version of the Universe. Therefore, everything in the Universe has to be able to be represented by the cards in the deck.

There are three major magical uses for the Tarot:

1. Straight divination
2. Spell work (these decks are especially designed for spell work)
3. Working the Tree of Life (for doing a great work)

Very few Tarot decks can fulfill all three of these requirements. There are only three modern Tarot decks that I know of: the Waite-Rider, Morgan-Greer and Thoth decks. The other decks are incomplete for these endeavors. For instance the Aquarian deck is a beautiful tool for divination if you are used to working with Zen or Hindu concepts, but it's virtually useless for spell work and has no relationship at all to the Tree of Life.

Who Created These Modern Tarot Decks?

All of above-mentioned Tarot decks were created by members of the Golden Dawn. Arthur Edward Waite created the Waite-Rider deck (Rider was the name of the publisher) and Pamela Smith, also of the Golden Dawn, did the artwork for the cards.

Lloyd Morgan and William Greer disagreed with Waite's approach, arguing that the Waite-Rider deck was too austere, too mental and too intellectual. They created the Morgan/Greer deck by adding fancy symbols, such as vines, to the top half of all the cards in the Waite-Rider deck.

Aleister Crowley created the third deck, the Thoth deck, which has some notable differences. For instance, there are no Kings in the Thoth deck because Crowley felt that men never reached maturity, but were always stuck at the level of the Prince, or adolescence.

Learn More About the Tarot

Although the teachings of the Tarot were originally given orally, in more modern times people have written down some guidelines as to the meaning of the cards. However, the true use of the Tarot is to allow the cards to represent something different and specific in each reading. There is a magical ritual to "key" your deck to your energies, so that the cards will do this. To learn how to key a Tarot deck and use it so it actually does act as a microcosm of the Universe, check out our Tarot Home Study Course.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Clockin' Time on Earth

Cell phones, pagers, day planners, guru seminars, life purpose workshops, self help videos, aura cleansing CDs … all of these ostensibly help us live happier, more directed, more productive lives on Earth. They are supposed to help us find our life direction, plot our course, and keep going until we get "there."

And it's all good … until it isn't. If you find that your absolutely nuts because you knew your life purpose but forgot it, or you know your life direction and don't want to go there, or you've cleansed your aura until you're absolutely clear (and empty), or your just plain confused, take a breather!

Other Alternatives for Clockin' Time on Earth
We live in such a driven society that sometimes we can drive ourselves right into depression or panic. When you feel just a little crazy about your life purpose or lack of it, check out some of these thoughts on life purpose from various sources:
  • We are here to sound a joyous note to Creator's ear (Hopi Indians).
  • We're required to be on Earth for a certain amount of time. What we do with that time is up to us. We have no pre-destined purpose to fulfill (anonymous).
  • Earth is a school and we've chosen our own curriculum (translation: life lessons). We have free will so we can change the curriculum any time we want-like now (Paxton Robey).
Hmmm … these sound like some relaxing alternatives to the "hurry and worry" approach to life purpose.

Do enjoy. Whatever your life purpose, it will go better when you enjoy life!

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