Inspiration - Power Before Wisdom

  • 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

  • You WILL forget your Magick: How to Compensate

    Manifesting Ideas Ring

    It is very very rare that we actually remember Magick.

    Instead, we usually remember a story we about when something felt magickal.    Now our actual memory can be tied to that story, but if you take a moment and review your memory you’ll notice that you often don’t actually remember the moment of magick. 

    To make things more confusing when you finally get to the memory you’ll notice that it doesn’t usually feel magickal. Now this doesn’t mean there was no magick, instead it simply points out what actually happens in powerful magick.  

    In powerful magick we and/or our world change.

    The thing we recognize as magick is the boundary between the experience that was, to the experience that is.   However, we are now in this new perspective.  This is our new normal.  As sane entities do, unless we anchor the specific perspective/circumstance shift, we let go of the old perspective to be fully present with our current one.

    Magick is the change.  Most of the time it is the aha moment, the crazy coincidence, the impulse to do something unusual which creates amazing results. Sometimes it’s the weird visions or talking to non-physical entities. You’d think it is easy to remember the impossible moments, but now that we’ve experienced them, those aren’t impossible to us. 

    We were one person experiencing one world one moment, and in the next moment we and/or our world changed. If we do not make sure to anchor the moment of this change in our memory then our old perspective of ourselves or our world will fade and with it any recognition comparing the two. 

    Even IF we anchor the moment of the change and tell our story of magick, the memory is useless unless we chronicle who we were before the change.

    - - Example 1: Magickless story - -

    I made a magick ring and because of that this week I decided to restart PBW.

    There is no magick in that story because we don’t know what the ring did, if anything.

     - - Example 2: Magick filled story - -

    3 weeks ago I was feeling lost in my life projects.  I felt that my store was in danger. I felt that was going to be a waste of my time/money because I was questioning whether everything I’m paying to add content to the site may be fake.  This coincided with me encountering a powerful tradition of regular spellwork/offerings that had the mojo, but I felt taken advantage of rather than served. I felt that my wood burn business was fucked because I wasn’t sure if I’d ever turn a decent profit at it.   I felt that I’d started so many things and they were all a waste of my time.  

    2 weeks ago I decided that I valued the concept of the regular spellwork led by divination.  I realized that by the time I recognize I need to do a spell it is often LONG past due.  I also realized that the consciousness that might be getting in the way of me asking for what I need is probably the easiest thing to change using magick as long as I let something else I trust guide the spellwork.

    Thus, I designed a special tarot reading that had my favorite qualities from the traditional Dafa and Ebo process.  It created space to ask trusted spirits for guidance on the easiest spellwork we can do to improve our lives.

    I was excited that I feel I created something nifty and I tested it on myself.

    My very first reading I asked for spellwork to bring success increasing income streams. At the time I honestly felt helpless to do so despite my past successes.  Unfortunately, humans aren’t logical.

    My Reading
    Spells: Speak or write intent to take and use ideas.  Create amulet to hold my feet to the fire and make sure things get manifest.  Take a cleansing shower to remove old relationships with ideas.

    I immediately did the spellwork recommended.  I ended up merging the spoken intent in the form of enchanting a random ring I had to be the “amulet” to hold my feet to the fire.

    It was barely a few hours later than I noticed my thoughts which so often wander seemed to be driving back toward a goal they had wandered from.   I experienced 3 days of the most intense productivity I’ve experienced in years.   More importantly since then I’ve been regularly driven back to the tasks which will make my ideas bear fruit.   Old projects are being brought back up to get finished.  Finished, but never released projects are being connected to new social and sales channels.   I’m constantly experiencing inspiration of things I need to do to follow up with my ideas and bring them to manifestation.

    Because of this I restarted PBW because I see a vision of how to create a living community of Magick, Faith and Spellwork alongside ways to create opportunity and value.

    This story has magick. 
    There is a before/after contrast and the leverage points of the spellwork and ring make sense.

    Recommended Lesson:

    Don’t just try to remember the magick.  You need to document and recognize the “before person.”   If you experienced magick you are already the “after person.”

    As long as you create anchors to see who was and notice the leverage points you’ll be able to recognize that the moment you felt was magick was definitely a moment of great change. 

    And if you’re lucky you’ll be able to remember the magick to...