Sunday, April 4, 2010

Magic and Community

Steps along the way to develop and support community through the use of Living Prayer and beyond into the intricacies and applications of True Magic*. For further study on True Magic you might go here or here.

*Know that as a general rule of thumb, as people say, it's important to care about that which you are performing true magic for. This way you do not have any inner conflicts or feelings in conflict in your body with that which you are attempting to do. This could not only cause you to feel uncomfortable but it would generally impact the true magic so much that it may not do any good.

This is what I recommend. Go outside if you can and as always try not to wear shoes that are insulating you - keeping your energy, you understand, from moving into the ground. If you need to wear shoes try to wear something that is made of a natural fiber - even leather, that's fine but not plastic or rubber - not an insulating material.

Then go out on the land someplace. And remember - always to go someplace where you feel safe including your own backyard if that is a place to feel safe but if you go out in the country or someplace else always do these things someplace where you have permission - that's important - so that you can feel safe and so that those who may have some claim to the land upon which you are standing will be comfortable with your presence.

It's always good to do true magic in a place where there is no conflict - outer or inner. This way it is more likely to work in the most benevolent way. You can of course wear insulating shoes to get there if you have to drive there or have to go in a vehicle of some sort but once you get there put on non-insulating shoes or go barefoot if you feel comfortable there and then stand out on the land.

We face north because that is the direction where creation takes place and it is also the direction where the manifestation of what we are attempting to create begins to take place in our outer world as well as in our inner world.

We turn to the left because that's the way the Earth turns and manifestation is then most likely to occur.



The Visionary said...

Hi Robert,

could you please give a short explanation why using the «not» in the first version of the Living Prayer is ok to use? «I am asking that all human beings on the Earth now learn that compromise is not weakness…».

I was told that you never ask what you don't want. For example, when you would ask you want to quit stealing, it would simply mean «I need to steal». That's why I personally never use negations, because sometimes this can be tricky.

Thanks so much, Gary

Robert Shapiro said...

Hi Gary,

It's, "Remember to ask for what you want, not for what you don't want" when making a request in a Living Prayer for example.

The use of "not" in this context for this post is not asking for what one does not want. It is defining a feeling that is, to the great disadvantage of many, all too frequently found these days.