Every now and then we all need to reground and take time for ourselves. As Black Magicians we develop some amazing abilities and when we begin to develop them we all go through an energy shift. These can be trying times and we have to accept that there will be times when our body just needs to relax and adjust to these new energies that are flowing through it. These shifts can be hard at times as they can stir emotions inside of you and test your limits. When this happens you just need to relax and do what your body tells you to do.
Taking time for the self is important at all levels of magick especially black magick. This is surprisingly a very hard task for some people as so many are used to the crazy hustle and bustle of everyday life that they have a hard time just letting it all go, taking time to relax and fully live in the moment. Far too many people live in the past or the future, yet very few actually live in the present.
Some people when trying to relax end up thinking about everything they have to do, or feel guilty that they are relaxing when there is so much to do. In Black Magick one needs to live every moment in the present. They also cannot feel guilty when they take time to relax. Our creed teaches us that we are gods and we deserve to treat ourselves in the best possible way. It will help us become stronger and tuned into our powers thus improving our abilities.
There is no right way to relax, it is doing whatever makes you feel peaceful and allows you to let go of everything that causes you stress. Far too often stress controls us and that is not a good thing. In black magic, we are the masters of our world. So it is important to take time and make sure that stress is merely a force that tells us when something should be done. It cannot control us, that is exactly when it becomes a harmful destructive force, instead of a motivational tool. This is the difference between good stress and bad stress.
In some cases, when progressing to advanced black magick skills, you will find that you will require more sleep than usual because your body is going through such a huge energy shift. When learning these skills one must already have mastered the skill of letting go and that of relaxation. It is a skill of allowing time for yourself in a society that teaches us that this is not acceptable. To this I say, you come first, you cannot take care of anything or be at your best if you do not take care of yourself first!
ii-wy em Hotep - Patrick Gaffiero