Yesterday I talked about the futility of trying to control the world. Namely, the illusion that getting your desire will actually make you happy.
I fought this concept for so long. I knew what I wanted, and certainly what I didn’t want, and by the power of my will I was going to make it happen. And I did.
But then, once I had gotten that desire, I was really no happier. I had in fact only created a new set of problems for myself.
I thought this willful approach was superior because to me, “it actually got results.” Pretty fast ones, too.
Yet the things I created were like shadows of my desire: it looked the same but did not really have the essence of what I wanted.
I’ve come to call this “hard black magick”. It’s black magick, meaning that it is the act of going after what you want, but it’s “hard”, because it tries to do this by resisting reality, asserting one’s will upon the Universe, etc.
Funnily enough, the more I worked with Lucifer and started to listen to the guidance I was receiving, the more I started to understand the Taoist core of true black magick.
An approach started to reveal itself which I have come to call “soft black magick”.
In this approach, I drop my inner resistance to the Tao, or the Universal Flow, and allow myself to flow with it.
Yet it is different from, say, the right-hand path, because I do not at all surrender my will or say “thy will be done”. It’s still black magick because I expect 100% to get what I want.
It’s just that I know that by resisting the powerful flow of the Universe, I’m just going to get tossed about violently. By moving with it, I will be far happier, and still get everything I want.
The hard approach is like getting a car, but because you don’t trust it, deciding you’ll just push it around everywhere you want to go. You’re “asserting your will” on it, but you’re suffering in the process.
The soft approach is like realizing that the car will willingly take you where you want to go, but you have to give in, get into the car and use its built-in controls to drive to your destination.
You still get what you want in the end, but with far less suffering and in a far more relaxed manner.
Soft black magick is honestly even more effortless than this: more like getting into the car and it just taking you to your destination without you lifting a finger.
But it takes the willingness to recognize that you don’t need to be over there right this instant—that where you are is OK, and you can still be happy along the journey.
If you’d like to learn how to use this metaphorical car to effortlessly get to your desired destination, I’m releasing a course called the 81 Days to Effortlessness, which will teach you exactly this. It’ll show you how to be happy now, and yet not give up on what you want, either.
If interested, just send me a quick email, and I’ll happily give you an early bird discount for once I am accepting sign-ups.