Well most of us have been looking forward to saying good-bye to 2019 and the decade of what I call wake up and smell the coffee. The last 10 years have been a roller coaster of weird and intense energy. Socially it has been, lines drawn and banners raised as more and more people are becoming brutally aware that change is in the air and you need to either go with it or fight it with your last stagnant breath!
For many of us who practice some kind of magic or spiritually other than the social norm, we have seen a big surge in more people coming over to the magical side of life. It is encouraging, yet still disappointing that it has been subject to commercialism. Catchphrases and the dismantling of tradition from false narratives presented on television and media. Not saying that new ideas presented by free thinkers are a bad thing, and in fact, I welcome new perspectives but, when it is sprinkled with fads and free for all thought in hopes of cashing in, it just feels like same shit different day!
So what is one to do? How do you weed through all this? First off, leave your judgment at the door! What I mean by this is, Please leave the dogma of your past beliefs behind you! To start something new you need to be open to NEW! You also need to start with what bothered you about your old spiritual path. Make a list and check it twice!
The most common thing people bring with them is FEAR! Magic is fearless! Yes, yes, I understand karma, the Devil, the boogieman and hell. However, let us face it, we are human and we make mistakes, I am not saying toss your morals to the wind, but what I am saying is, there are more than just your morals. There is more than just staying inline and dabbling to stay safe from the teaching of hell. If you want to use magic to affect your life in a positive manner then you need to leave the fear behind and be, open to new thoughts.
Now that that is out of the way your best magical tool of the new decade is……. Reading! Read EVERYTHING! Do not just stick with what you think you should read, go outside your box, in fact, give your box to your cat they will enjoy it more than you will. Part of any good magical practice is knowing one’s self and understanding there is more than one way to skin a cat.
Magic itself is free and therefore so should you be! You need not pigeonhole yourself and follow the crowd. Your magic is an extension of you and you should fly your YOU Flag proudly! Magic is very much like trying new food if you do not try it you do not know what you are missing! Trying different things will help you design what is right for you and enhance your practice greatly!