Very often, when people decide they want to “do magick”, they get some witch book which walks them through some type of ritual for love, wealth or success. Then they gather their materials, and start a practice I call “Willy-Nilly Magick”.
Can I say something? This is the worst and least effective way to get results oriented rituals.
How do I know?
Because I’ve done the same thing.
Two tiny changes took my rituals from getting “some-timey” results, to a much better success rate.
Yes, I probably got the same books you did. So I’ll skip the book bashing and get straight to the point: Very few popular books suggest a basic preliminary step.
The preliminary step: Divination.
Divination supports magick in two significant ways:
1. Diagnosis: Not in a medical sense per se (while it has been known to happen) – but in more of an energetic sense. The key here is to determine if the Magick you wish to perform is even needed or if you should tweak your intended ritual in any way.
2. Foretelling the future: As a Master Tarologist, my ability to foretell the future my clients are unknowingly creating – helps them choose different thoughts, emotions, actions, and words – so they can create different outcomes (if they don’t like what’s coming).
Just like a doctor must diagnose an illness to properly cure it, the ability to intuitively diagnose a condition is essential to supporting the desired change. Without divination, you may assume your run of “bad luck” is a personal attack (a “binding”), and act from that belief (retaliate) – as opposed to recognizing that you are moving through:
- A karmic growth spurt
- An inauspicious astrological phase, OR
- A family curse
Each of those would require very different follow-throughs. The wrong one (retaliation for example) could not only harm you, but generations of your family as well.
Some workers can diagnose a situation through knowledge gifted them intuitively through Spirit Guides. Here’s the thing: When your Spirit Guide is whispering in your ear, YOU are the only one hearing it!
Personally, I like to include my client in my intuitive process. Tools (like tarot, for instance) not only act as cue cards for your intuition, but help you share what you’re seeing with your client.
This is important because nothing can change for your client if they do not resonate with the insight you are receiving. In addition, the “tell me what to do” types, do not take responsibility for the outcome of their choices, and YOU become the scapegoat. They need to concur with the insight you are receiving, to take responsibility for the outcomes.
Signs are around us all the time. If I gave a one sentence class on developing intuition, it would be: Notice what you notice.
Don’t buy the hype some books offer on willy-nilly magic.
I’ll share my second tip to results oriented magick, next week :o)