Every now and then we all need to reground and take time for ourselves.
“Then having drunk deep of the cup of wisdom, I looked into the hearts of men, and there found I greater mysteries and was glad. For only in the Search for Truth could my Soul be stilled and the flame within be quenched. Down through the ages, I lived, seeing those around me taste of the cup of death and return again in the light of life. Gradually from the Kingdoms of Atlantis passed waves of consciousness that had been one with me, only to be replaced by spawn of a lower star." - The History of Thoth, The Atlantean
As Black Magicians we develop some amazing abilities and when we begin to develop them we all go through energy shift. These can be trying and we have to accept that there will be times when our body just needs to relax and adjust to the 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 needs 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 and taking time to relax and fully live in each moment enjoying it. Too many people live in the past and the future, and very few actually live in the present.
When I say relax I mean relax, some people when they try to relax they end up thinking about everything they have to do, or they feel guilty that they are relaxing when there is so much to do. Don’t feel this way; you deserve to treat yourself in the best way possible.
In Black Magick, one does need to live in each moment be present. They also cannot feel guilty when they take time to just relax. Our chosen life path teaches us that we are gods and we deserve to treat ourselves in the best possible way. It will help us become stronger and tune our powers, improving our abilities.
There is no right way to relax, it is just 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 a bad thing. In black magick, we are the masters of our world and we let nothing control us. So it is important to take the time and make sure that the stress is merely a force that tells you when something should be done. It cannot control you, that is 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 learning an advanced black magick skill you will require longer sleeping time because your body is going through such a change. When learning these skills you will need to already have learned how to let go of the tensions of life and relax. It is an acquired skill to devote time to you, we are taught in society that this is being bad or selfish. 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