thinkingWhen learning how to use magic, one of the first things you need to know is that as a planetary citizen you have a right to any and all information in the Universe. What you do with that information, especially if it concerns other people then falls under the Rules of the Road, but you are entitled to have the information whether you choose to use it or not and however you choose to use it. There are many ways of gathering the information you need or want and you will find specific directions for these techniques in some of our other blog articles (see below) and in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook. Deciding how to use magic to gain the knowledge you seek can be through one or many of these techniques. You can use magic rituals to consult spirit guides, higher powers and beings, and/or get information from yourself.

Some Guidelines
Whichever method you use to gain knowledge and information, there are a few guidelines that will be helpful to keep in mind for how to use magic information gathering techniques. First of all, don’t be afraid to ask for information. You have the right to access any information. Second, show gratitude. When you are working with your own Spirit, spirit guides or higher powers and beings, remember to express thanks for the information before you get it and after you get it. Also, don’t be afraid to ask that the information be given to you in a way that you can understand it easily. If you don’t get answers that you can understand, ask again and keep asking until you do get answers in a way you can understand. The more you practice this process the easier it will become.

Magical Ways to Get Information
This list of techniques and magical rituals will get you started learning how to use magic to get the information you need or want.

Getting Answers from Yourself
Above are some ways of how to use magic to get information from spirit guides, higher powers and beings and the Universe. Esoteric teachings however tell us that we create all the problems we have so that we can discover the answers. Our life experiences are like a school in which we have set up a number of problems so that as we go through our lives we discover ourselves by discovering the answers. For example, if you find that you keep encountering the same kind of problems over and over again in just different situations or with different people, then that should give you a clue that there is a lesson there for you to learn. Here is a way to get answers from your own Spirit.

  • Write the question that you would like to have answered on a sheet of paper using your dominant hand to write with. For example you might ask what lesson you are to learn from your current situation.
  • Now switch your pen or pencil to your other hand (non-dominant hand) and write the first thing that comes to you. Do not stop to ponder the question or think about the answer, just write.
  • If the answer does not make sense right away, don’t worry about it. Just carry it with you for the next several days and see if anything comes to you that clarifies it. Information often comes in small pieces at a time so that we can digest it better. It may be only a partial answer at this point and more will come as you are ready for it.

Real Magic Example
Here is an example of one way that one of our students got information for a situation that she felt guilt over after asking the question, “What else do I need to do for self-forgiveness?” First it might be helpful to have a brief background of what she was dealing with. She had been involved in a situation in which Spirit was telling her not to be in a certain place at a certain time. She ignored this and an event occurred which left her feeling guilty. She had dealt with these guilt issues in many magical ways over time, had moved forward to some extent, but there was still something lacking. Thus the question she posed and here is an account of her experience.

“I was doing my morning sitting outside, facing the pasture behind our house with the woods beyond. This was several days after posing the question of what else I needed to do for self-forgiveness. During this sitting I had what I can only describe as a vision. Everything around me became very quiet and still. I saw the trees as taking on an almost human form and the thought of them as “Standing People” came to me. I suddenly became very aware of all the shadows. I didn’t see the Standing People (as I will continue to call them as that’s how they seemed in this vision), but rather saw their shadows. As I looked into the pasture the Standing People all moved closer towards me from the woods and moved closer to each other. It became very dark and the spaces in between them were filled with dense, dark undergrowth. I saw something dark moving in the shadows there and I asked it what it was. The answer came back very clearly. “I am Stupid”. So there was Stupid in the shadows. I got it, sat stunned for a minute, then started to chuckle. Just as rapidly as the shadowland appeared it disappeared. All the Standing People moved away from each other, the undergrowth was gone, light filtered in the spaces between and it became the normal serene scene I am used to seeing every day; pasture in front and trees beyond.

This explained the part that I had been missing in my search for self-forgiveness. Just dealing with the guilt wasn’t enough. There was a much deeper issue to deal with – the one of feeling stupid that I was there in the first place and then didn’t leave when “Spirit” was telling me too. This issue of feeling stupid has very deep roots in my past and gave me a lot of situations, encounters, misunderstoods, and relationship issues to explore. The answer seemed so simple and was inside me all the time, but lay there unrecognized until I was ready to deal with it.”

Trust in the process that what you seek will present itself to you at the perfect time. It will come when you are ready to understand, appreciate, and learn from it. Remember that the destination is not always as important as the journey. In other words, you will learn more about yourself and why you attract the situations you do by looking at the process by which you arrive there. For more information on how to use magic with daily rituals, take a look at our Daily Rituals ebook.

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