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  • Free Writing for Fun and Prophet

    Free Writing for Fun and Prophet

    I haven’t been writing about magick as much lately.  There are a lot of other voices our there and working on the next book series had me questioning the point of adding my voice to the din.  The mostly completed next book is “natural magick” and has explanations and exercises on using stones, herbs and basic rituals to do magick.  This is planned to be one of 4 primers of a new magickal tradition I am building, but for the last few months I got hung up on the fact that those “basic magicks” could meet 95% of issues that people might think to solve, and people are generally uninterested in the other 5% because they think nothing can solve those issues.

    There is a wealth of options beyond those though… Part of the path of a mage/witch/shaman is an expansion of consciousness which opens up desires and possibilities which one could not see before.   Before today I would have called that the “priest path” because I saw mages as people who expressed their will on the world and priests of channeled the will of spirits into the world.

    In a free writing session today, I had a new idea offered.   I was being guided to a re-implement regular practices I had been lax on lately:

    Answer: “(doing this), you will get closer (to spiritual wisdom, guidance and power) and the process of getting closer needs to be disciplined into you.  You expressed a curiosity and yes. You have been guided.  Paths jump according to desire and will.  You have many choices.  Daily prayer is one tool for getting closer.   (cleaning/purifying), exercise, diet/fast, silence… (Most importantly,) get away from distractions.  Not always, but often.  You have been choosing distractions and your life has shrunk to them.  Choose listening and possibilities, and your life will expand where you will.   Listening opens possibilities which you can choose.  Seeing no possibilities means you aren’t listening.

    Question: Not seeing the point of listening lately. {Personal issue that might become future articles}

    Answer: Because you aren’t listening.  We rarely explain in the moment because you aren’t the shape of the understanding yet.  After you listen and you are the shape we guide, you will understand.  You need to remember that your limited self only expresses the will of the higher self.  Inaction prevents that expression, but higher action is fundamental.”

    Question: That would argue that bad choices are planned

    Answer: Inaction at the wrong time can be destructive.

    Question: Right place, Right time, Wrong choice?

    Answer: Exactly.  You already have thoughts of choices which could easily have large consequences through inaction /*{pun on not acting at all, as well as, missing details which have large consequences}*/

    Inspiration and Free-Writing
    Inspiration can arise in many ways.  Being intentionally open to inspiration helps a LOT, but generally inspiration requires a context to form.  If you are working on a project, inspiration can arise around that project and related topics.  If you are reading a book, inspiration can arise around the content of the book.   If you are having a conversation, inspiration can arise around the content of the conversation… and so on.  Free writing is an interesting technique where one can actively court inspiration.   For me it’s incredibly simple.

    How to Free-Write:
    Step 1) Imagine you are interviewing a spirit/god/entity.

    Step 2) Ask it a question

    Step 3) Imagine its answer and write it down.

    The Feeling of Successful Free-Writing
    Writing about magick/spirit often sounds infantile because our language and context tends to minimize the potency of spirit in words.  It requires florid terms and description to try to express the depth of feeling and intensity of a spiritual experience and even then it will tend to fail.

    When I free-write I tend to feel my questions in my head, but the answers tend to either pour down from above or bubble up from my base through my stomach and heart until I can translate them into words.   There is a distinct feeling of answers coming from somewhere other than my own head.  The voice that is me hears the voice that is other and I write down what I hear.

    Some people make free-writing sound like you are supposed to detach from your arm and use pencil/paper to allow your arm to move without your control (the free part of free writing).  I have done that, but the feeling of answers coming from elsewhere and allowing one’s arm to simply be a channel for the information is nearly identical to me to typing answers as if I am writing down one’s response in an interview.

    Warnings and how to use Channeled Information
    Remember, ALL information filters through the consciousness of the medium.  That means that we will often “limit the expression” and do so in a way which can GREATLY effect the final result.  Use discernment to determine which parts of channeled information add to the world and which parts are likely your assumptions/illusions blocking divine guidance.   A good clue is that divine guidance TENDS to express empowerment.  Aka: You, your family, your community and your world becoming more potent/powerful.   If your channeled information argues for disempowering/destroying, it is usually from ego/lower-vibration and not from the divine. 

    There is a “holy” death dynamic which I’ve experienced in a healthy alignment of the cycles of life/death.  SOMETIMES guidance for destruction can access guidance on applying death/destruction in ways which align with higher blessings, but this is a very complex issue which is hard to understand in our society.  Thus… be VERY careful with any channeled information regarding harming.   I would argue that if you encounter a situation where harming is the initial answer you receive, it would be wise to ask questions about how to accomplish the goal without harming.  Most of the time you will be guided toward other paths for success which do not require the risk of harming others.

    What’s happening
    Listening as a concept is pretty simple.  Basically when you stop projecting thoughts you start receiving them.  This is why “mind silence” is a goal for mediation.   By learning to stop thinking we can learn to listen to others.   Some people are habituated into the noise and thoughts much that they are uncomfortable with silence and what you hear in it.  And yes… a LOT can be heard in silence.   Everything around us physical and not has thoughts.  Some thoughts are noisy and complex filled with memories are dreams. Others are simple… experiences of the now.

    We can learn to listen for specific things.  The thoughts and emotions of a specific plant, animal, region and more. Alternately we can simply choose to call out to the universe looking for certain information and receive it directly.  Both are channeling.   Free writing gives us a context to use this in.  We can connect with in idea or a spirit or our sub-conscious or our higher self or a god or, or, or...

    Once we’ve connected we simply allow ourselves to “transcribe” what we hear from the one we’ve connected to.  If we admit our connection is imperfect it can be helpful and we can get insights up to the limit of our skills to understand.   I detailed this more in “Modern Prophets.”

    Good Spelling,
    Awo Scott