Geometry, Chi, & Magick

About 5 minutes ago I was in meditation. Asking for my next step I get the nudge to write about mathematics, or more specifically, geometry in meditation. So here I am.

For decades the tesseract as drawn on paper has fascinated me. Here’s a video I found which has some mind boggling animation to ponder.

This is the key. Mind boggling. Anything to shutdown my local, physical brain for a while opens doors in my mind. Those doors lead to some very curious places in the mind-scape.

Another visualization I have been playing with has been folding space. What would it look like if you grabbed a piece of the fabric of the Universe in each hand and brought them together?

All I’ve gotten so far is what looks like a star field popping into my mind’s eye. Should be fun to explore.

The point of this exercise is the shutdown of my local brain experience. Getting the explainer to go play somewhere while I go deeper into other experiences.

Or just observe and learn.

One idea I will experiment with next is using geometry or the folding space process combined with chi. I am curious what will happen when I channel energy into the experience. Both with and without intention.

Be interesting to see what and possibly who might show up and join me for tea and a chat.

11:11 and Synchronicities

Train went by at 11:11 AM yesterday as I arrived at the park. Stenciled on the front and back was

“DO NOT HUMP”

A few minutes later I took the above picture.

Beth is big on the 11:11 thing. So when I saw 11:11 on my phone I admit I did pause to contemplate what the intersection of myself and the train at 11:11 AM was meant to tell me.

I don’t really have an answer. The entire Universe though can be thought of as a symbol machine talking with us continuously. Figuring out the meaning of those symbols usually is the domain of our subconscious.

I am still waiting to see what pops into my consciousness related to this train thing.

Taking My Own Counsel and Illusions of Success

Yesterday I met with a friend for coffee and conversation. The coffee shop is right on Bellingham Bay at Boulevard Park. Feet from the beach I took the above sunset picture. Beautiful. We are both ocean lovers so perfect.

After a while we were sharing about entrepreneurial pursuits and ideas we are pursuing. For myself, one of those is being able to share my mystical background to help people. Along the way we reflected on how different organizations and professions appear to attract people with certain personality types.

Some professions attract or are inherently conflict oriented. Ego and greed can dominate. What is it we want to experience each day? Who do we want to work with and serve? How much money does it take to make a predatory environment worth being part of for us? What if you don’t want to play the game anymore?

These are all important questions for some of us. So, we are chatting about our experiences in these various environments (he has a background in corporate finance with a very well known international company) and making career choices. I decide to do an impromptu card draw while we are talking. What do I need to know in the context of this conversation?

This is the card that I picked out of my deck.
7 cups subtitled Illusions of success. Wow. Cups is a heart centered suit in Tarot. Since yesterday I have been getting this image of the card with water cascading from one cup to the next.

Water is a very deep mystical and spiritual element tied to the Moon. Pouring water from cup (heart) to cup was my vision. Where in my life am I doing this and where am I not? I notice I am experiencing success where I am. Where I am not is stagnating dramatically.

The sharing of the wisdom of the heart is central to my path and experience. Without this aspect any success I have will just be an illusion. The way the Universe works with me I am not going to and am not finding worldly success without the heart sharing.

Time to get all areas of my life back on the path.

The Power of Names and More Secrecy

You may have noticed I changed the name on this site to Sea Magick. Why? First, I admit I can be a perfectionist. Picking a domain name is one of those activities where this can really show up.

Mostly, I wanted to be able to have my magick and sorcery projects a step removed from the public. For some people the word sorcery can be loaded and off-putting. My preference is to deliver information and share experiences which will help people. I don’t really mind if people don’t like the word sorcery. The word magick though is easier to put out there and not have people stumble or project their issues on me.

The word magick is also just so accessible to people!  The real distinguisher is my focus on the ocean. I didn’t want the Sea part of the name to be lost by the Sorcery part. Plus, SeaMagick was available on Twitter and Instagram.  SeaSorcery was not. So there is that. I did like the alliteration in SeaSorcery.

Really if you go by definitions there is no difference between the words magick and sorcery. Everything depends on your source, on how far back you go, and which culture you use as a reference. The earliest reference I could find was a pre-Christian precursor word to sorcery and basically meant pharmacist.

Pick whatever definition you prefer. One way to keep people distracted is get them disagreeing on definitions of words.  While they are acting like amateur lawyers fighting over who has a legitimate claim to some bit of language you can make off with the goods. Amazing how well this works.

The key is in the doing not the definitions we can debate all day long. Since there is 2000 plus years of differing definitions for the word sorcery I am going to be pragmatic. When I write I use the word magick a lot. People are very familiar with the word magick. So I changed the name of the web site. Now my url matches my Twitter and Instagram handles.

About the secrecy. I also realized I will continue with a level of secrecy in certain matters. Even though I actively engage in activities some would call sorcery I am not going to be broadcasting my projects in real time. Even less so for any work for clients.

Stories though are helpful when learning. People are wired to learn through stories. The telling of my own stories is certainly going to be helpful for others. So I will figure out a balance in how much to tell. Secrecy does build power so no telling stories until the results are tabulated.

Edit: Yes! I changed the name again on 11/18/2018! SeaMagick was constraining me so I went back to one of my previous domains. MysticGrail.

 

My First Draconian Magick Books Are Here!

Dragons are here!  Just arrived in the mail. Two books by Asenath Mason about dragon magick.

Draconian Ritual Book

and

Grimoire of Tiamat

Skimming through each of them looks like they neatly tying together what I have been getting during trance work for decades.This is pretty typical for me.  I get introduced to concepts, practices, or entities.  Only then am I guided to buy books to fill in the gaps and extend my understanding.

Dragons,

Hecate,

Sea Sorcery, and more.

Wow. Time to go deeper. These books look very good!

How to Do Successful Ocean Money Magick

I forget where I saw this first.  Either at RuneSoup.com or StrategicSorcery.com.

Magick is not an ATM machine.

No wait.  Magick is not alimony. It was one of those.

Either way you don’t just wish you had some money and poof, you’re bank account is full.  There’s a bit more to it. For one, you are part of this process of having money find you. Other people are part of this as well.  Money flows between and through people.

If you want to work with money magick there are a few concepts to consider. For that matter these ideas are worth considering for any ritual work you are wanting to do.

Tips for Successful Money Magick Rituals:

  1. Confidence – During the ritual imagine being confident even if you are not. This isn’t the same as faking it.  What I am suggesting is to have the confidence of a child playing.  Playful attitudes will carry you a very long ways.
  2. Intention and Presence – Be here now. Meditation can help. Speaking out loud to whoever you want to work with does as well.  While your speaking you tend to stay focused on what you are saying and your audience.
  3. No Leaning – Don’t beg.  Doesn’t work. Don’t be a bully either. Be centered and grounded. Anything else pushes people away or draws in vampires.
  4. Appreciation – Sea shells, tobacco, rum, whiskey, or sage offer whatever you feel drawn intuitively to offer. What’s most important is the appreciation.  Without groveling. Remember you are dealing with energies and entities which do not have to worry about things like eating. They don’t need your wine or sea glass. The value is in the love and appreciation being expressed.
  5. Transmuting Emotion – How do you feel having in the act of paying off your car?  Or whatever you are asking for?  How does depositing that $5000 feel? Don’t focus on the money directly.  Focus on the feeling of the money circulating into your life. If getting the roof fixed is more powerful for you than seeing your bank account balance with a surplus focus there.
  6. Magickal Awareness – Cultivate a magickal perspective on life.  See the world around you from a magickal point of view. Since magick will work in unexpected ways you may miss the seeing the results show up in your life because you were looking the other way.
  7. Patience – Stop obsessing with whether your ritual worked. Worrying like this only delays results. Or worse, cause you to miss them altogether.

Money or Wealth Finds You Through Other People

If you aren’t connecting with other people in some way money won’t find you. Think about like going fishing. Just not in a predatory way. Are you more likely to catch a fish with one fishing pole or 10? Each line in the water is a potential catch. Create channels for your desires to manifest.

So far this year my money magick work has been really educational. After a year my real estate brokering efforts have brought in zero dollars. Real estate could in fact be a good choice in the end.  Right now, goings are slow for me in the hottest market in history.

Why hasn’t magick worked in real estate? In a way magick has been working.  Potential clients have been finding me within days in rather unexpected ways within a few days each time I do rituals.  No transactions yet.

On the other hand I had a very nice windfall from a completely unexpected source show up within a few days of a ritual this spring. That ritual involved the Headless Rite, Four kings of the four directions, and spiced rum.  Or whiskey.  I forget.

This is typical.

Financial magick, like all magick, works by the rules of other realms. The magick does not work by human expectations.  You have to start somewhere though and having an idea where you want to go or what you want to achieve is important. Just make sure you create ways for results to come to you.

Browse the Internet for a while looking for wealth or financial magick stories. As a rule, whether you are working with angels or dragons, results happen in very unexpected ways from surprising sources. Timing will also be paradoxical.

One way and it is a good one is tapping into your gifts.  You were born with gifts to express in this world.  Some of them are even worthy of offering in exchange for money.  Offer value for value to other people. Your gifts are one way you can participate in the circulation of energy involving money. Figuring out your gifts though can be a challenge.

What Are Your Gifts?

The one thing I have been reluctant to do for decades, write about magick and help people with ritual work, is where all the energy is for me. Other hints I have been getting for years have been coming from other people about my voice.  I always get compliments on the quality of my voice in helping people get into trances for hypnosis or energy work.

These are my gifts!  I’m just now understanding sharing them.  The more I am sharing what I am learning and ready to share the more I am seeing results.  As is typical the results don’t fit my brain’s expectations. I am also learning people are happy to pay for me to share my gifts with them. This in another concept which has taken some inner work to get through.

When I started doing a new round of rituals this spring I decided to do something brand new to me.  I started working with archangels. Just to be clear, angels have never been my thing. No particular reason other than lack of exposure on my part. While I can’t really point to specific results from some of those rituals this spring there is one worth mentioning:

A ritual involving Metatron was very helpful in realizing a few of my  inner secrets:

  • First, seeing clearly how important the Ocean has been throughout my life.
  • Second, I have become much more willing to be more public about helping people through and with rituals and magick.
  • Mix ocean magick and sharing with others led to the creation of this blog.

The other rituals appear to be working they just aren’t really measurable yet. Remember timing is in a whole different dimension from yours. Results can happen in days, weeks, and sometimes a year later.  When results start showing up though you might feel like you were struck by lightening. Staying in the magickal frame of mind is key to not missing out.

Working with Mother Ocean

If you have a guide or spirit you would like to work with and are ready to power up a bit grab your life jacket.  Mother Ocean has been here since the dawn of time ready to work with you. You don’t have to be near the ocean.  If you have some ocean pictures, sand, water, or wave soundtrack can help you tap into her vast energy.

Your imagination is the doorway to all magick. Imagination is more powerful than most people realize.

I love working with the ocean because for me the images are so easy to access.  That ease is a big clue.  Life takes effort but it doesn’t require struggle.  If I am struggling in any part of my life I always take a closer look.  Including in my magickal and spiritual work. There is no effort for me to feel the tide coming in delivering  with it gifts from the ocean. Try it!

Can you readily imagine working with the ocean currents, sea life, tide, and moon?  Yes? Then you have access to Ocean Magick. Even just a deep inner knowing you are supposed to work with Mother Ocean is enough.

Setting can be helpful in stirring the energy and inspiring your imagination. People use alters in part to help create a setting for getting into the productive space.  Listening to waves, touching sand, and feeling saltwater whether at home or on the beach will help set the stage for you.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to be at the beach there’s all sorts of possibilities! Rocks, sea glass, sand, shells, water, sticks, driftwood, birds fish, the list goes on.  Make the space meaningful and respectful for you and all creatures .

Combining your imagination and Ocean Breathing you can connect your intention with the energy of the ocean. Acting as a guide you can channel ocean energy to empower your money goals. Or, ask to find those hidden treasures and gifts within yourself.

Release your energized intention and let it fly of like a seagull cruising the air currents off a cliff.

Let the tide bring your desires and gifts ashore.

1 Thing I Did Years Ago to Get Ocean Magick Energy Pulsing Through My Body

Years and years ago, sometime around 1998-ish maybe earlier I started an intentional practice to develop my ability to sense energy.  I wanted to begin to feel energy course through my body. Not only that I wanted to be able to choose to ignite the flow both when I wished and where I wished. Meaning I wanted to be able to get in the energy state walking around or even driving.

What got me started on this path was something I read in one of Tom Brown Jr.’s books.  He talked about a feeling you could experience physically when you get to a certain state of meditation.  I forget exactly how he described it.  An electricity flowing through you. The force which connects all things. I wanted to feel that connection. The exact motivation I really don’t recall.

These days I understand what he was describing as Chi in Eastern terms. The subtle energy one taps into with Reiki and other related modalities. As is typical with my life’s journey I didn’t seek a master or teacher. What I got was a bright idea.  The best way I can to describe this idea would be to call it Ocean Breathing.

Forgive the detour but I can’t believe how much of my life I have experienced in an Ocean context.  My whole sorcery practice can be described as Oceanic.  The exercise I am going to describe is  blatantly Sea Sorcery yet only recently did I get this is what I have been doing.

Even when I was exploring Earth based approaches.  The most powerful experiences I have are nearly always near or in the ocean. The more I reflect on this idea the more I see the pattern.  The quietest inner voice is the most powerful. While the ocean can be a deafening storm of wind and waves the power is often in the depths which appear very quiet to us surface dwellers. This perspective also explains the amazing amount of ideas I get in the shower or while swimming.

Back to the Ocean Breathing.  When I say Ocean Breathing I am not saying put on SCUBA gear or attempt to actually breathe underwater. What I am suggesting is you imagine yourself a wave in a vast ocean

Ocean Breathing in 3 Steps

  1. Imagine every breath you inhale peaking at the end of your inhalation like the crest of a wave in the ocean.
  2. Imagine every breath you exhale ends in a trough.
  3. Imagine feeling the Ocean, energy, being drawn up into your being and flows back out as you exhale.
  4. Repeat.

Do this everywhere all the time.

  • Walking,
  • Driving,
  • Watching TV,
  • Playing Video Games
  • Cooking Diner

After a while you will begin to notice rather subtle feelings in your breathing process. Exactly how the sensation feels will be a little or even a lot different from person to person. Just be open to noticing what you notice.

As you develop the capacity to flow this energy you will also find you can direct it somewhat.  In fact, we open a Universe of ideas when we consider the possibilities for working with this energy. Some of the more obvious ones are related to healing work.  Healing is something I am not involved with these days. Developing your facilities of energy access and guiding though is one of the main piers for our magickal practice regardless of a specific area of interest.

Ocean energy skills work are also useful with:

  1. Sex magick and sexual connection at the energetic level can definitely get your attention. The power is in the subtleties. My most profound experiences have come from creating a space to be filled and holding that inner space confidently, patiently, and without expectation,
  2. attracting money and financial opportunities into your life,
  3. attracting your soul mate,
  4. connecting with entities whether personal or really in any pantheon will get a boost from developing your ocean energy abilities. Some of the ones I work with are quite personal and some are well known. Energetic skills have been helpful in every case. Much more so than specific words I may use in a ritual.  Communicating with energy is just so much more effective for me.
  5. most importantly, connecting with yourself. (The real point behind all these practices.)

You can open yourself to a new life of experiences and opportunities by starting this simple Ocean Breathing practice. No force, just the energy wave being drawn in and flowing out. Let the energy of Life keep flowing through you connecting you with the rest of creation. Stay open and the ripples turn into waves you can surf.

Ride the energy wave!

Sunny Day at the Beach!

We went to another local beach this afternoon.  This one is near Little Squalicum Park. Found some sea glass, shells, and fascinating rocks. Might work for some ritual work as there aren’t too many people and there is alot of beach. Certainly convenient from our house.

I did get a chance to try out taking video with my phone.  Looks pretty good. Love the waves!

https://youtu.be/vOyvJ9x0baE

Relaxing Short Beach Video

I hope you enjoy this video of a local beach I visited yesterday.  This beach is at Marine Park in Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA. I forgot my phone and recorded this clip with my Kindle Fire. Turned out better than I expected. Granted it is a bit noisy with my shuffling around behind the camera.

The sound of waves is so soothing. This video represents a change both in what I am sharing with the world at large and what I am embracing in my own path. More to be written later on all things Ocean, Sea, Magick, and Sorcery.

Finally, it is all coming together!

Fairhaven Beach Video