My business is part of my magical work

Posted on October 8, 2009
Filed Under Magic, mystical journeys, Taylor Ellwood, Uncategorized, wealth magic | 8 Comments

The other day an acquaintance on twitter half humorously said he was glad I was posting about the occult and had wondered if I was still an occultist. Looking through some old lj entries I can certainly say I posted a lot more about magic once upon a time, at least overt magic, than I do now. Thing is though, my business is part of my magical work.

For one thing it’s a manifestation of my intention and my will. I’m putting a lot of intention and focus into making it successful, and its my will that my business provide me the means to be as independent as possible and enjoy doing something I believe in for a living.

But on a much deeper level, it is also really a change in identity, an evolution from who I was into who I want to be, on a very intentional and focused journey. My business is just the most obvious part of that journey, because its where most of my activity is going. The changes in identity, and the learning of new skills that I’ve had to develop as a result, have in their own way been an act of magic for me, a very proactive approach exploring and manifesting my desires by choosing to actively change my attitude, beliefs, and also actions.

My business is part of my magic because it’s a spiritual journey for me. It’s not just about making a living, it’s about living a way of life.

Comments

8 comments
TaylorEllwood
TaylorEllwood

It's amazing, isn't, how much more subtle magic becomes in your life. I also think its true that you really end up discussing your spirituality with the people that you know you can trust to understand and appreciate your journey

TaylorEllwood
TaylorEllwood

I agree. I think that ritual enhances that awareness of the present moment, and it's potential to be a liminal space.

nova
nova

it seems that a trajectory of magical practice is the ability to be mindful of the present at all times, to recognize every moment as an embrace of the other such that one is centered at the heart of the universe. At this point anything is possible. Ritual is a means of bringing the self into this state for a temporary period.

nova
nova

I agree, in my own life I have stepped away from an overt discussion of magic except with one or two close friends, learning that the part of magic i want to share, the personal mythology and past experiences, can no longer be expressed in words, instead they find expression in my actions on a daily basis. My life has changed drastically from when i first began this journey as i am guided towards a deeper understanding of myself and my relation with this world. Much like you my magic is intrinsic to my work, and i am more inclined towards learning and discussing synthetic biology and biochemistry then occult conversations(though i still enjoy these).

Rufus Opus
Rufus Opus

It's a problem a lot of people have with the occult in general. When we're still early in our attempts at understanding magic, we post a lot of theories and interpretations, and a lot of experiments. As we learn what the occult technology is most useful in accomplishing, we tend to post more about the results of our work than our work, and it (shockingly to some still reading and theorizing instead of practicing and experiencing) looks a lot like we're simply living a normal life.

Everyone knows Occult means hidden, but people think it means secret knowledge. They don't seem to understand that it means the technology we employ is a Hidden Influence on the things we do. It is a part of what we do.

At the same time, some people tend to do magic for a bit, and then think because they are trained in magic that everything they do is magic. That's going too far too. If you're not doing some kind of ritual regularly, you've stopped being a magician. If you think it's all assimilated and you're somehow beyond the need for ritual, then you've also become beyond being a magician, and should probably stop thinking you're a mage. Perhaps people like this have simply become enlightened beings. I dunno. I think they've just learned who they are and what they want, which Magic is very good at teaching.

TaylorE
TaylorE

I definitely agree with you that some form of ritual or magical activity needs to be occurring at least sometimes, but also agree it gets more refined and to some degree more integrated into living your life.

Rufus Opus
Rufus Opus

It's a problem a lot of people have with the occult in general. When we're still early in our attempts at understanding magic, we post a lot of theories and interpretations, and a lot of experiments. As we learn what the occult technology is most useful in accomplishing, we tend to post more about the results of our work than our work, and it (shockingly to some still reading and theorizing instead of practicing and experiencing) looks a lot like we're simply living a normal life.

Everyone knows Occult means hidden, but people think it means secret knowledge. They don't seem to understand that it means the technology we employ is a Hidden Influence on the things we do. It is a part of what we do.

At the same time, some people tend to do magic for a bit, and then think because they are trained in magic that everything they do is magic. That's going too far too. If you're not doing some kind of ritual regularly, you've stopped being a magician. If you think it's all assimilated and you're somehow beyond the need for ritual, then you've also become beyond being a magician, and should probably stop thinking you're a mage. Perhaps people like this have simply become enlightened beings. I dunno. I think they've just learned who they are and what they want, which Magic is very good at teaching.

TaylorE
TaylorE

I definitely agree with you that some form of ritual or magical activity needs to be occurring at least sometimes, but also agree it gets more refined and to some degree more integrated into living your life.