Your magical power will be as effective as you are able to focus and control your mind. If you are distracted by many personal desires and interests, you will be weakening your capacity to be effective with magic. This sort of distraction may not be your fault entirely. You may have noticed a faint resistance to performing magic. This force is from your own invisible adversaries. They never stop trying to keep you weak. It is up to you to be vigilant in meditation and magical practice. At times this will be very difficult. One excellent way to handle this is to surround yourself with things that encourage you to keep up good habits which promote your abilities.
I would rather risk my life to save thousands, than to spare it for myself. No person who lives in this world created themselves, or the planet they inhabit. They are in debt, and must pay each day they live. One way to pay is by supporting the living needs of others. I am not a saint, but I am not someone who would reject people who lost their home to war or tragedy.
Before today, before the attacks in France yesterday, I saw a lot more evil in the world, more than I ever have. I wanted to mention this in a post because there was more to this statement than it seems at a glance. One might brush off this statement easily, because evil has always been a part of humanity. But, I deeply sense a gravely, dark presence in the world of people today. I see and feel a malevolent spirit living in the hearts of “millions” of people. Recently, while in Florida, I felt at times like I was standing literally in Hell. It had become a place not on earth, but somewhere else. I also had a dream about an evil that was beyond describing. It was an evil with a “dimension” that I had NEVER experienced before. It was a deeply rich evil. It had a smell, a texture, a sound, a look, a history, and much more. I don’t know if this it connected with how people have become immersed in social electronic connectedness, rather than a natural, human to human, connectedness. It could simply be a stage in our evolutionary transformation. It is something that should be faced and realized. There is a significant evil presence in the world, and this must be confronted as soon as possible. For us, we have our magical talents to turn to and help cleanse the world of this malevolent spirit. I wish all of you fighting this evil, peace and protection and guidance.
A side note: I sense the Pope is in danger.At least at the moment.
Update: earlier today (11/14/15), there was a “mass panic” at the makeshift memorial, in Paris, where hundreds of people hysterically ran from the scene, as if being chased by evil. There was “NOTHING” to cause this to happen, except one thing. A Devil or very evil presence, especially in Europe now. In this event, the fleeing people trampled the candles, flowers, and other items left in memory of the dead. This act is a bad sign for many people.
Every Wizard is not only a magical practitioner, but he/she is also a writer. Many things must be written into one’s own personal Grimoire, as well as spells, or symbols, on parchment, paper, cloth, or anything else for that matter. A Wizard is not supposed to use just “any” pen, pencil, or marker for this purpose. Such an instrument IS a magical tool. All magic tools must have a special container and be used only for specific purposes.
I highly recommend a leather pen roll to hold your writing tools. Leather possesses more magical properties than plastic, and sometimes even more than wood or metal.
In the picture above, I was at the lake with Psychelia. It is real leather, and it comes with a wrap-around strap (look up Rustic Leather Pencil Roll on Google.)
My pen roll contains a “Fountain” pen, a mechanical pencil, an eraser, and a metal stylus pen.