Making Magick Practical: The Principle of Cause and Effect.
Updated: Jun 12, 2022
"Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law." — The Kybalion
If you have a positive attitude your life will be happier and healthier. If you have a negative attitude you will be more unhap[py and be less healthy. Scientific studies over the years have born this out. Look at depression. The hallmarks of the severely depressed are 1. Isolation and 2. Negative thinking patterns and ruminating on how bad their lives and the world are.
Even Jesus taught this. I know a lot in the magickal community have resentments against Christianity and The Bible but that is because men wrote it and men are the ones who used Jesus's story to create a religion from something that is the most beneficial thing you can do for the world - simply - To love your neighbor as yourself. People get sidetracked by religion and judge God and Jesus because men have justified their evil by invoking God.
Let us look at prayer and what we think it is - a petition to God to give you what you want. Janis Joplin and her line - "God, won't you give me a Mercedes Benz" Asking for what you do not have. This is the wrong way to pray. look at this and we will dissect it - For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. Math 25:29
Remember from the first paragraph? The hallmarks of the severely depressed are 1. Isolation and 2. Negative thinking patterns and ruminating on how bad their lives and the world are. Then remember what has been scientifically verified - people who think positively have happier, healthier lives and people with negative attitudes are unhappier and unhealthier.
Let's look at that scripture again. Part 1 - For unto every one that hath (Positive Attitude) shall be given, and he shall have abundance: Part 2 but from him that hath not (Negative Attitude) shall be taken away even that which he hath. Math 25:29
When you are focussing on what you do not have and praying for God to give it to you - you don't get it because as you are thinking about what you do not have you are also thinking of why you do not have - The world is not fair, Resentments for rich people, Why do bad people prosper and good people go broke - God is not fair and more. You are orienting yourself to think negatively.
Now - let us look at the much-talked-about technique used by successful people - Visualization. "Seeing" yourself succeed helps you believe that it can – and will – happen. Visualization helps you "practice" success. When you imagine every step of an event or activity going well, you get your mind and body ready to take those steps in real life. Anyone can benefit from visualization. https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_81.htm#:~:text=%22Seeing%22%20yourself%20succeed%20helps%20you,Anyone%20can%20benefit%20from%20visualization.
Cause - Think negatively - Effect - poverty, poorer health, depression. Listen to the sadness and anger thof those who do not have what they want - what do you hear - and what do you hate most about rich, successful people? Look at them, they have so much and they always seem to get more - WHAT ABOUT ME? Negative Thinking is selfish and casts aspersions.
What do success coaches (who for some reason are always wealthy) tell you? - YOU CAN HAVE what you want all you have to do is think you can rather than convince yourself you can't. They are sharing their success and the method they use to get it then they tell you how you can have what they have. No blaming or what about me's - they are thinking of you and how you can make your life better.
So why not try it - Do not pray for what you do not have. use visualization. Many shamanistic cultures have done this all throughout history. The shamans were revered because they always seemed to be able to make things happen, which is how they remained the spiritual leaders.
Relax - Listen to some pleasant music - <maybe play a guided meditation or just visualize yourself living the exact kind of life you want to have. DO NOT think of possession or money or anything else - just visualize yourself living the lifestyle you want to live. Napolean Hill wrote one of the most popular books ever written - "Think and Grow Rich" and the book - "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. What have I told you several times in these essays? As You Think - So Shall You Do.
To give added strength to the vibratory influences of the candles in ritual they should be first "Blessed" to remove any negative vibrations and dirt, then "Dressed" to set firmly the desired vibrations you want in your ritual. The manner for "blessing" is given in the section titled "Preliminary to Ritual".
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