I am finding it very interesting to read online how other magickal people (this is easier than writing the list out every time...so magickal people it is!) talk about themselves and their situations. I am not sure if I am finding what I read so odd because I am reading more Pagan and Witchy blogs, rather than the more Chaos and related things. But that is definitely possible. One of the concepts I explored early on in my practice was about options. Specifically, the seeing or recognizing options. I think there is a sort of loose hierarchy possible here.
- no options
- one or two options, but none attractive
- lots of options, some more attractive than others
- functionally limitless options
Or some such thing. The specifics are not particularly important.
My friend Mark who I lived with in '87-'90 has been a huge influence on me. He had/has a very expansive mind. At some point we began talking about Waking Up in Another World. About using sigil magick to move to a different reality. Maybe a whole new place, or maybe a whole new mind. Again, the specifics are not that important. The goal is to create options.
I think of it a bit like visiting the Land of the Faeries. How in the stories everything seemed different when you came back. Or after a psychedelic experience- if these are of necessity different things. Not making any argument here, remember, specifics aren't the point.
What if you could change the world? Jump ship to the next one over? Would you?
How about if you knew that if you stayed where you are, you would die a terrible death? Would you try another world then, where perhaps that was not your fate?
What if it was all in your mind? Would you change your mind if it meant you could change your fate?
So as I am reading on FB or blogs or what have you, I see a some folks talk of their perceived fate. Their lot in life. They are set on a path and they are following it where it leads. Regardless if they like it or not. They do not see a lot of options. And it surprises me.
The Path of Magick/Sorcery/Witchcraft what-have-you is to me at it's base about creating options. Working with the Weavers to modify the design of our lives, to improve our situation. To walk a road of our choosing towards a destination of our choosing.
I'm not saying that we as magickal people can change everything to our liking.
But I am emphatically saying we can change our Worlds. Maybe even choose them.
Do you? Would you? Will you?
Blessings on you & yours.