Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Do Desperate Times Call for Big Whopping Magic Spells?

Sometimes, but not always. Without a doubt these are desperate times for a lot of people, whether financially, emotionally, physically, or mentally. But casting big magic spells in times of desperations isn't always the best solution. In fact, it's usually not the best solution.

The Big Whopping Magic Spell: Why Not Use It?
The answer to this one's simple. Just ask yourself this question: "How clearly do you think and plan when you feel desperate?" If you're honest with yourself, then you probably have to acknowledge that you are not at your best when you feel tired, worn-out, desperate, or hopeless. And guess what? For big fat whopping magic spells to work, you've got to have all your wits about you.

Life-changing magic spells, or even world-changing magic spells, take a lot of planning and thought. You have to do divinations to figure out what needs to be changed, and then plan the best way to achieve that change. And no, writing and casting a spell to win the lottery ain't gonna do the trick because there are way too many people doing that already. The magical side-bands associated with winning the lottery are huge. Not going to happen.

What Magic Rituals Should You Do in Desperate Times?
If life sucks right now, don't pull out the big magical guns. Instead, go for the 10% solution. Go for the simple magical fix, the simple magical ritual that is easy to do. Instead of casting one giant magic spell, choose one way to change your life magically ... and then do it for 30 days. Any simple magical ritual that will make you feel just marginally better every day is worth its weight in gold. And keep it simple, otherwise you won't do it. Think about it: if you already wake up tired, depressed or desperate, will you feel like doing some complicated magic ritual? Probably not.

So stick with simple magic rituals and spells that you'll look forward to doing. Here's a short list to get you started:

- Light and Charge a Sun Candle
- Do the Navajo Beauty Way
- Throw away your troubles everyday with voodoo magic
- Make a gratitude list of 10 things you appreciate about your life
- Cross crawl (move your body to move your mind)
- Hire an angel every single day
- Do the Consistency Exercise

And that's just a short list. There are literally hundreds and thousands of magic rituals that you can use every day to help you move, inch by inch, from a place of desperation to a place of excellent karma. Really. If you want to know more, check out the free resources on our website or our ebooks, which offer detailed instructions on many simple magic rituals.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Magic of Running Water to Remove Negative Emotions

Once upon a time, when I felt quite depressed and "stuck" in my life, a wise shaman and magical practitioner told me to walk in the rain by running water. She told me that the running water would carry away my depression and negative emotions. The rain would bring fresh emotions and insight to me. One rainy day in Boulder, CO I did walk in the rain by a fast-running creek. The combination worked and I felt immediately better: refreshed and positive.

I recently got to try that experience again, in Zion National Park, where we just spent 2 weeks playing in the wonders of nature. Twice we hiked the Narrows (that's me in the picture), a hike that took us up the Virgin River through towering canyon walls. The water was clear, fast, and purifying. We hiked 3 miles upstream, then came 3 miles back downstream. When I emerged from the Narrows, I felt spiritually refreshed, as if I had just done a walking meditation. I wasn't feeling particularly negative before I hiked the Narrows, but even so I felt the magic of running water to refresh and rejuvenate.

What's the Magic of Running Water?
The shaman who gave me the advice was quite accurate from a magical point of view. Magically, the element water represents emotions, which are the language of Spirit. In addition, moving water has the ability to carry the elements air and fire. The element air magically represents thoughts, while fire represents will and action. So, by walking in running water and consciously "letting go" of negative thoughts, tension in the body, and negative emotions, you have a magical outlet for unwanted "gunky" energies.

One magical caveat here is that for this to work, you need to have running water, not standing water. Standing water is stagnant, and therefore doesn't do a great job of carrying negativity away from you. Standing water can receive negative energy from you, but it requires a lot of effort on your part to push that energy into the water.

Using Standing Water to Clear Negative Energies
There is, however, one way you can effortlessly use standing water to magically clear negative energy. Put a  glass of water on your bedside table before you go to bed at night. During the night, the water will absorb any thoughts and emotions your release during the night. When you sleep, you are more open spiritually, which allows the standing water to more easily absorb your negative energies.

When you get up in the morning, dump the water down the drain. Do not drink it, as you will just reabsorb all the energies you released during the night. Many people find that using this technique 21 nights in a row is an effective way to clear negative energies and create sacred space.

Learn More Magical Self-Healing Techniques
There are dozens of other ways you can use basic things in your environment, like a glass of water, to heal yourself. Discover the multiple ways you can use everyday items you find in the grocery store for self-healing and other types of magic in this Kindle book or our ebooks:

Energy Healing for Self and Others
10 Magic Quick Fixes for Your Life
Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

There is Just No Rest for the Whiney People of the World

There really is just no rest for whiners. Think about it for a second from a magical point of view. If you like to whine (and who doesn't?), then what are you doing?

You are attracting yet more of whatever it is you are already whining about. And that means you will have to whine some more about the same stuff.

See what I mean? No rest for the weary and whiney!

All jesting aside, this is, of course, true from a magical perspective ... from the perspective of the Law of Attraction. And it's not that I don't want people to whine. Whining is a Universe-given right that we all have as planetary citizens. Nope, wouldn't, couldn't, shouldn't take that away from a single planetary citizen.

Whining Also Has Its Good Points
After all, if no one whined, then we'd all be the same, living in an insane happy-go-lucky world, and that might drive some of us around the bend. And as Abraham likes to point out, this world is all about contrast, not sameness. So thank heavens for whiners because they keep the contrast alive in this world.

So whining is a good thing. More power to the whiners! And they're gonna need it, because as we pointed out there is no rest for the whiney.

And, just in case you are a whiner and you are terribly tired because you whine all the time and more stuff just keeps showing up for you to whine about, I have good news for you.

You can stop. Really. Anytime.

Magic can help, even if you are quite addicted to whining. Magic does funny things, like uplift our spirits, change things in our lives that we would normally whine about, and bring us events that leave us speechless so that we have no words with which to whine.

Hmmm ... that sounds pretty good to me, and believe me, early in my life I was the world's best all-time all-around whiner. I could whine longer, better, and more nasally than anyone in my neighborhood. But I've since gotten too weary for that and taken up magic instead. It does certainly make for contrast.

So if you are a whiner and would like to be a reformed whiner, maybe consider checking out a couple of these magical doo-das:

Basic Magic Courses 
Magic Ebooks (instant download for instant gratification)
Magical talismans and amulets

Or else, enjoy your whining. Go for it! Gotta love it!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Magical Practice: It Really is the Effort That Counts

Sometimes I get hate mail from people who use the magic rituals and exercises I propose. Here is what happens: they do the exercise, don't get the immediate result, and I get hate mail.

It's OK. I can live with it.

What people don't seem to get is that a magical practice is just that: a practice.

A practice means repetition, sweat, effort, and more repetition. All of that, which is by definition practice, comes before perfection.

Here's What You Don't Know About a Magical Practice
In a society based on instant gratification, discussions centered around words like "practice" and "repetition" tend to make people's eyes glaze over, especially the people who want to use magic to win the lottery, like yesterday.

But here's what you might not know about a magical practice: even when you get it "wrong" in your magical practice, you gain magical and spiritual force. In other words, just by doing a magic ritual, even if the ritual doesn't produce the intended result, you get something. A little bit of credit is added to your magical bank account, so that the next time you do a ritual, you have a better chance of producing the result you want.

The Consistency Exercise as a Magic Ritual
No magical practice demonstrates this better than the simple consistency exercise. In this exercise, you choose a simple act to do at the same time every day for 40 days. Any act will do. Suppose you choose to touch the tip of your nose with your right index finger at 1 PM every day. If you miss a day or your appointed time on any day, you start again at day 1.

For instance, let's say you do the exercise correctly, meaning you touch the tip of your nose with your right index finger at 1 PM every day for 8 days. On the 9th day, you get distracted and don't remember your exercise until 2 PM. No dice. You have to start the exercise over again at day 1.

This little magic ritual drives people absolutely nuts, especially if they never make it to day 40. It has taken some people up to a year to achieve their chosen act 40 days in a row. But the people who manage to stick with the exercise for a significant amount of time (even if they never make 40 days) notice something. They begin to notice that they have more magical force. Life flows a little better. Acts of power take a little less effort. Law of Attraction seems to happen more often.

In short, the practice of magic, even in the face of consistent failure, makes magic work a little smoother. In the practice of magic, it IS the effort that counts ... really. If you don't believe me, try the consistency exercise.

After all, how hard can it be to touch the tip of your nose every day for 40 days? Up for the challenge? It's kind of like "wax on, wax off" in the Karate Kid, don't you think?

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

What to Do If You Need Magic and You Need It Now

With current life conditions, people are desperately looking for magical solutions to immediate life problems. In the words of one person, "I need magic, and I need it now! My life is falling apart by the day. What do I do? Just tell me."

No bird. That's word for word a quote from an email I recently received from a buddy of mine who knew I practiced magic. He knew he needed some supernatural help so he contacted me. A lot of people need magical help right now, which is great because it increases the amount of magic being practiced in the world.

So how does someone like my buddy, who knows very little about magic, get the magical help he needs ... right now?

The Magic Ritual of Getting Grounded
Recently I've been ranting about how doing very simple daily magic rituals is one of the keys to weathering the ups-and-downs of the current world change. You could almost just pick a magic ritual, any ritual, and as long as you did it consistently and faithfully, you'd get results. That's because there is a lot of magical energy up for grabs right now (there always is during a world change) so almost any magical ritual produces results.

But the more I think about it, the more I believe that grounding rituals are going to be very effective during this time. Any magic ritual that grounds you, and connects you with the element Earth, will help you weather the storm.

Now why is this? Because there's already a lot of Air, Fire, and Water energies zinging around, and these combined energies can often lead to fear, reactivity, negativity, and other junky emotions. Magically, these three elements represent the following:

Air = thinking, planning, communication. In a highly-charged situation, this could lead to arguments, negative thoughts, or plans for revenge.

Fire = movement, action, desire, will. If you are stressed, increasing your Fire energy by doing a Fire-based magic ritual could lead to road rage, frenetic but useless action, or a fist-fight.

Water = emotions, feelings. If you already feel down about your situation, doing a magic ritual that is too watery can make you feel even bluer, and trigger negative emotions.

The Importance of Earth-based Magic Rituals
That's why using magic rituals that connect you with the Earth element, which is grounding and stabilizing, is so important during these times. Earth reminds us that we are human "beings" and not human "doings" since one of the characteristics of the Earth element is "serenity of beingness."

So if you need some magic, right now, to start stabilizing your life, try this grounding magic ritual, called Rooting. With it, you can literally dump all your negative emotions and thoughts, as well as stabilize your sense of self. As a bonus, this ritual can be done just about anytime, anywhere, as long as you are still. It's not an obvious ritual, so you can do it at your desk, during a board meeting, or sitting on your couch. It's simple, it works, and it's convenient. How much better could you get when it comes to a good magic ritual?

How to Ground Yourself Magically with Rooting
Rooting is great technique for flowing earth energies deep into the ground, releasing excess energies of any kind, pulling earth energies into the body and mineralizing the body.
  • Place your palms or heels on the ground. These are the parts of your body from which you will extend "roots."
  • Extend your roots out of your body, through the carpet or tile, into the sub floor and down into the earth. Just imagine or "see" roots growing from your palms or heels and reaching into the earth. If you are in a multi-level building, you will need to go through each level until you reach the earth. If you are wearing shoes with thick soles, you may have to extend the roots out the sides of your shoes to avoid the soles.
  • Once your roots reach the earth, keep extending them down through the topsoil and deeper layers until you reach bedrock. You will feel the bedrock as a more solid sensation than burrowing through the soil.
  • When you reach bedrock, dig your roots in and lock them in.
  • With each exhalation, push excess tension, anger, frustration, sadness, distraction, or other unwanted energies through your roots into the bedrock. The Earth will easily accept these energies.
  • With every inhale, pull up minerals and energies from the earth for stability and balance.
  • Once you feel relaxed and nourished, pull your roots back up into your body. Just see the roots retracting and going back into your body. If you stand up without pulling in your roots, you'll feel a slight "popping" sensation and your body might be sore for a few days.
  • This is a very simple but highly useful magic ritual during times like these. I suggest doing this ritual at least once per day to relieve daily tension and negativity.
Learn more useful magic daily rituals with our Daily Rituals ebook or by studying the four elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth in more depth with ebooks on each of these elements.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Magic Rituals and Acts of Power

Feeling helpless in the face of external events happening outside our control is a common feeling these days, and people are turning to magic for solutions.

The email correspondence we get reflects that general feeling of helplessness, and the events that are happening all over the globe. One man writes about losing his job. A woman emails about a sudden divorce. Another questions the meaning of her daughter's sudden health issues. They all want to know one thing:

Can magic rituals restore control to their lives?

Magic and the Issue of Control
The short answer to the question: yes. Magic can restore control to people's lives, especially for people who feel that their lives are spinning out of control. Magic restores control because it helps people become more anchored, stable, and secure in their lives, and people who are anchored are less likely to encounter "accidents" or events outside their control.

One specific magical principle talks about this. To paraphrase, it says:

"When two objects are attracted, the least-anchored object comes undone first."

If you think about yourself as one of the objects in the equation above, and a life event as another object, then according to the equation, if you are anchored in your life you will not "come undone" first. That means the life events will "come undone" first and be pulled into your life orbit, rather than you being sucked helplessly into the orbit of a life event.

Why is this important? Because when you attract life events to you, you have greater control over the situation. When life events pull you into their "accidental" orbits, you have almost no control over what happens, or how it happens.

The Magic of Anchoring: An Example
Here's an example that might help explain this magical principle in a practical way. Suppose you are having a bad day, but you are still grounding yourself throughout the day with the use of magic rituals. So your energy is little off kilter but you are fairly grounded.

Now suppose you attract a fender-bender into your life because your energy is a little off-center. The fender-bender could happen in one of two ways, depending on the grounding effect of the magic rituals.

If you are less anchored than the fender-bender, then the event will happen "accidentally," and you will have very little control. The accident may cause you money problems, health issues, or simply be an emotional drain. This is because you are the "less anchored" object in this equation.

If, on the other hand, the magic ritual is powerful enough that you are quite well anchored, the car accident may still occur, but the consequences will be quite different. Being the more anchored object, you have greater control over the situation. For instance, even though you are still involved in a car accident, the person your crunched bumpers with may end up being the answer to your prayers. He may be well-insured so that the accident costs you nothing but a small amount of annoyance. He may be the business partner you are seeking. He may be the man of your dreams. Now the annoying accident becomes a "fortuitous accident." It still occurs, but now the results line up with your desires.

Magic Rituals That Create Stability: Acts of Power
Now the question becomes how to use magic rituals in a way that create stability in your life, so that you are always the most-anchored object in any life encounter. There are many magic rituals that can create stability, and one of my favorites is do to an act of power.

Any intentional act is a magical act as well as an act of power. Any act of power restores personal power, which in turn grounds you in your life. To do an act of power is a simple three-step process.

1. Choose a simple act and decide when you will do this act.
For instance, you might choose to take a walk around the block at noon today. Notice that the act is simple and the time is very specific. Both of these are necessary to an act of power because a complicated act could be interrupted and a non-specific time nullifies the act of power.

2. When the chosen time comes to do your act of power, do it.
Do not let anything interrupt you! An act of power chosen but not completed will decrease your stability, allowing more "accidental events" to occur in your life.

3. When your act of power is complete, take a moment to review the act and the fact that you have completed the act.
This moment of "appreciation" will help you gain all the power you can from your magic ritual.

You can choose to do an act of power many times of day to increase the anchoring in your life. Although your act of power may seem very ordinary, remember that any act of power is a magical act, a magic ritual. It restores control to your life and makes you less vulnerable to external events that "just happen."

For more magic rituals, or to learn how to create your own rituals, check out the Daily Rituals ebook or the Everyday Magic email course. Both of these electronic courses help you integrate magic rituals as part of your daily life.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Three Magical Rituals Before Breakfast

Magic is part of life, not something you do separate from your everyday life. Therefore magical rituals should be a part of life, which means that, for the most part, they can't be these horribly complicated events requiring lots of tools, smoke, and mirrors.

If you want to have magic in your life, you have to practice magic all the time. Think that's too hard or that you don't have enough time to do that? Think again.

My Three Magic Rituals Before Breakfast
I do at least three separate magic rituals every single day before breakfast, and it's no sweat, really. Want to know what they are? Simple.

1. Sit
Sitting, or meditating, is one of the best ways to invite magic into your life. I sit every single morning and surround myself with quiet. I tend to sit in lotus position, because it's a stable position and I like it, but you don't have to. Just sit (or lie down if sitting is too uncomfortable). It doesn't matter whether you sit for 5 minutes for 50 ... just as long as you are quiet for long enough that the magic can slip into your life, between your thoughts as it were. The magic happens in the space between thoughts.

2. Greet the Day
I go out and greet the day using the Navajo Beauty Way Day Greetings every single morning before breakfast. It's my way of making contact with powers and beings, acknowledging their presence, making any special requests for help, and generally getting in touch with my magical allies. If you want to know how to do the Beauty Way, check out these articles:
The Beauty of the Navajo Beauty Way
Personalize Your Magic to Make it One of a Kind – The Art of Cut and Fit
Life Hit You With a 2' x 4'? Use This Quick Magickal Solution

3. Do a Reading
I'm usually reading some esoteric text or other, and I'll spend a few minutes in the morning immersing myself in some good spiritual material. I like readings from Gurdjieff, Abraham-Hicks, Carlos Castaneda, Edgar Cayce, and some more esoteric authors as well. A lot of people like to pull a card from the Medicine Cards or Sacred Path Cards, or flip open an angel book to get an "angel thought" for the day. Whatever floats your boat, pull some spiritual material from somewhere to get your day started on a magical footing.

All three of these little rituals take about 30 minutes total. That's not a whole lot of time to dedicate to living a truly magical life, and that's about all the Universe requires to bring the magic into your life. Pretty simple, huh?

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