Taoism seems like the most right-hand path of all the religions. And indeed in many ways, it is.
However it also holds the key for successfully walking the left-hand path.
See this quote, for example:
Nothing in the world
is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible,
nothing can surpass it.
The soft overcomes the hard;
the gentle overcomes the rigid.
Everyone knows this is true,
but few can put it into practice.
(Tao Te Ching, chapter 78, translation by Stephen Mitchell)
In 3 and a half years of walking this path, I’ve proven this principle to myself again and again.
Effortlessness is the key to success.
But this is not merely passive effortlessness, simply surrendering to what is and accepting whatever comes.
This is, what I can only call, willful effortlessness.
It’s using the power of effortlessness in a particular direction, a direction you have chosen. It’s deciding beforehand where you want to go, but getting there by the principle of effortlessness.
This might not sound very much like black magick, but only a fool would apply effort where effort was counterproductive.
Black magick is not about how much effort you can apply, it’s about how wisely you apply the minimal effort you do bring to bear.
I agree with what the LOA teachers say on this subject: resistance only perpetuates the current situation. The more you resist, the more you perpetuate that which you resist.
And so by effortlessness, you dissolve the resistance and move in the desired direction.
This is a secret that only reveals itself to the aspirant after much exploration. But, once you have realized it, magick will become far easier.
in my first issue of the Circle of Darkness newsletter, I will be discussing how you can wield this power of willful effortlessness to get anything you want in life. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this has been one of the most useful principles in my own working. I’ll share it with you in full in the first issue of this new print newsletter.
If you are interested, just send me a message and let me know! Those who contact me soon will receive the early bird discount.
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