When you grow up in a certain religion, you are probably taught that religion is the Truth. Some people don’t even question that authority, and happily go around preaching that Truth, continuing the cycle. As you probably know by now, I grew up a very devout Catholic. I wanted to be a nun at one point. […]
Today I’ll be talking about embracing darkness.
Darkness is something that people tend to try to avoid. It makes many people quite uncomfortable, so they’d rather pretend it doesn’t exist.
But, it absolutely does exist. It is a real force, just as light is a real force.
And as a black magician, I have learned to embrace that darkness and even to use it in my workings.
But what exactly is darkness? Why would we want to embrace it, and even to join ourselves to it?
I got a question earlier which I thought was a great one, because it reveals a certain assumption of law of attraction practitioners which I feel is counterproductive or even dangerous.
The question was, “How can I ignore current reality and focus on what I want?”
I know how this question comes about. They read an article or watch a video from someone else who says that if we could only ignore current reality and focus on what we really want to the exclusion of all else, then all their problems would be solved and life would be perfect.
And so they try it. And it doesn't work, because their mind keeps reminding them of what is, and how much they want, and don't have, their goal yet.
And so I get this question: “How can I ignore current reality?”
And the answer is, you don't. I'll tell you why in this post.
What does it mean to live in the center? At your core is a place of absolute peace and freedom, unable to be disturbed by anything going on out there in the world, or in your own mind. It may be hard to see at first, but beneath the myriad thoughts and emotions that arise […]
I've had the intention lately of learning how to manifest big desires. I don't just mean what I've previously called next level goals, which are goals that are relatively within your realm of belief, but I mean truly big goals that would seem nearly impossible to you now.
And as always happens, as I explore this new, uncharted territory for me, the Universe has shown me much more about how it all fits together.
And so what I've seen is that there are two general ways to use the law of attraction: what we could call the path of ego, and the path of spirit.
The path of ego is forceful. It advocates pushing to get ahead. Those who follow this path experience intense pressure to succeed.
The path of spirit, on the other hand, follows the Taoist principle of wu-wei (non-doing). Those on this path believe that nothing truly good or useful comes from using force to get ahead.
Which path you choose is your choice, but in this post, I'll describe both paths, and why I believe the path of spirit is far better in the long-run.