This may seem like a silly question, but amazingly it is a question that the majority of people who want to practice magic don’t consider. Most people say, “I want magic in my life!” and stop there.
But magic is a precision science, which means that if you want to have magic in your life, you need to define precisely what kind of magic you want in your life … and how much of it. Why do you need to answer these questions before inviting magic into your life? Multiple reasons …
1. Magic always works but sometimes its effect is difficult to see. If you don’t define exactly what you want, chances are that magic will manifest in your life and you won’t even know it!
2. Magic, improperly handled, can wreak havoc in your life! One woman did a spell to pay off her credit card debt, but never specified PRECISELY how the spell should work. Her husband died and his life insurance policy was just enough to pay off the credit card debt. The magic worked … just not in the way the practitioner wanted.
3. You need to prepare yourself and your life for magic. You need to make space in your life for magic in terms of the kind of practice you are willing to do, the amount of time you are willing to spend learning and using what you learn, and the amount of inconvenience you are willing to accept into your life.
The Inconvenience Factor
Yup, we just said inconvenient. Magic is, well, quite magical, but taking on a magical practice often means a lot of inconvenience at the life level. It has been our observation, through the teaching of many classes, that students of magic come up against this inconvenience factor from the beginning of our studies and onward. At some time in your training it is inevitable that taking the time and making the effort to learn and use magical techniques will become highly inconvenient.
For some people, the inconvenience factor manifests in making uncomfortable “choices” about being in class because of phone or car problems, work related demands, family affairs, or any of a myriad of drastic life events. This may require you to make small, even sometimes radical changes in your lives. Be aware of the inconvenience factor before you invite magic into your life, and as you begin and continue with your practice. We tell you this not to discourage you… only to give fair warning!
So … How Much Magic Do You Want?
If you want to practice magic in a big way and create very strong effects in your life, then you will need to clear some major space in your life for your magical practice. You will also need to be prepared for the inconvenience factor to show up in a major way, and not let that deter you from your practice. If you are ready to engage in a major magical practice, the Basic Magic Homestudy Course is an excellent way to go. Look for the online version available now.
On the other hand, you can start slowly and learn some basic mini rituals. Try a light magical practice and see how you like it. Some of our ebooks are excellent starting points for this kind of practice.
Whichever option you choose, enjoy the magical mystical journey!