Effort And Will-Power

Magick is not like the magic a conjuror uses to bring a rabbit out of a hat: that kind of magic is just a
trick, which relies merely on the art of illusion. White magick is much more than that. It is intensely
exciting because it means that we can extend the boundaries of possibility, recalling the psychic
powers of childhood when we could span dimensions as easily as jumping across a puddle. We can
increase our personal magnetism to attract love and luck and regenerate the innate healing abilities
both of the human body and the planet.
What magick does not do is provide quick fixes with a twinkling of Stardust. It does not produce a
faerie godmother, who turns up with a shimmering frock and a platinum credit card to pay the taxi
fare home if the handsome prince is short of money and the faerie coach has crumpled into a
pumpkin.
After the candles and incense have burned through and we sit, exhausted but exhilarated after sending
our wishes to the cosmos through dancing or chanting, we then have to use every effort, every talent
at our disposal, to make those wishes come true on the earthly plane. The psychic kick-start provided
by the magick must be used to translate the magical thoughts into actuality. So we must work
overtime with new enthusiasm and inspiration to get that project finished, send off to the publisher
that typescript that has been gathering dust, do whatever it takes to help ourselves to get the results we
desire.
My late mother would always say if I asked for extra funds, ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees’; and this
holds true even in the magical world. Money, success and opportunities have to be generated and
earned. We need to add our own will-power to the power we have drawn on.
What is more, under the cosmic profit-and-loss scheme, if we ask for a psychic overdraft, we must
give back, if not immediately, then at a later date. So when your finances are better or your immediate
troubles are passed, you should make a small donation or give time to a worthwhile cause connected
with the area of the spell. This balances up the account whose cosmic energies you tapped into.
Many shamans or witches demand some sort of payment for services, and this is not from avarice, but
because all too often if something is not paid for, it is not valued. So be sure that you pay the shaman –
especially the cosmic one. This is grass roots magick, but it works.