He had a lot to say about my use of the word sacrifice. I agree with him in theory. I disagree in practicality. Take it for what it is worth. I think we are both right. I'd love to hear Jason Miller's take on this stuff but I know he is swamped with his awesome class.
The theory is that the universe is an open system and therefore any magick that I do to gain money doesn't mean it has to come out of a finite money supply. There is an infinite source of riches. I first heard this theory from Sam Webster of OSOGD fame. I agreed with him too, after thinking about it.
However, in practical terms how would money I sent a spirit for manifest?
- My father could suddenly write me a check.
- I could be offered paid overtime at work.
- I could get hit by a bus and the insurance payment is larger than my expenses.
- My Gal could land a windfall and share.
- I could find a lost wallet with no id.
- I could get promoted.
- I could get an outside job that utilized by Crystal Report writing skills.
- My father sacrificed all other uses of the money he would send.
- Given limited budgets in my work place, someone else would not get overtime or we may not be allowed to buy paper for our printers. Pens are already off limits for purchase.
- Trust me, getting hit by a bus would be a sacrifice on my part
- My Gal would sacrifice other opportunities to spend her windfall on something shiny.
- The person who lost the wallet sacrificed its spending power.
- Due to budget constraints any promotion I get will hurt somebody somewhere.
If I needed money to get an operation, repair my house, or some other major event, I'd have no problem asking the universe for aid. This simply wasn't necessary in this act of magick.
Last Night's Post
I was a little shaky last night, trying to put my head on straight after the events of the day. The visit from Metatron was mind blower. I am sure some serious changes are coming. I do not fear them. I am trying to wrap my head around the information imparted.
Just For Fun
I have doing a lot of fun reading of late. I'd like to recommend Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. The alternative reality fiction is set in relatively modern times where magic is real but the population is unaware. Yes, it is a bit over the top. It is fiction. It is well-written, fun, and mixes is some magickal facts. Some magickal facts. RO will hate it. If any of you enjoy action type fiction, detective stories and things with an magical theme, you'll love this stuff. Here is a link to the first book in the series.
He also writes a swords/sorcery type adventure story that is unique in how magic works. That magic is accessible to everyone in a greater or lesser extent, except the main character. These are very enjoyable as well. Here is a link to the first book in this series.
P.S. I have made $23.00 off this blog by linking to Amazon. Oddly, most of it last September. I only make recommendations on things I enjoy and/or find useful magickally/spirituality.