A few days ago, I contacted a spirit for some assistance with a long term project. I set aside all my ceremonial magic training. Amidst my nightly prayers to the All, I simply visualized and called upon the spirit. It was my first time calling this particular spirit but I have been 'introduced' to him in an initiation ritual. He came to me readily. I asked him for a favor and, without waiting for a reply, asked him if I could do something for him in return. He granted the favor and asked that I leave three yellow flowers on a street corner that I was 'unfamiliar' with.
I was tired and frankly had no idea where to find three yellow flowers at that time of night. I asked him if he would mind if I gave him the flowers in a few days. He was okay with that but said he would start before the offerings were received.
He did begin as I had a near lucid dream of significant import.
I've talked with him since and learned that unfamiliar meant 'going out of my way' and that he'd like a high traffic area. Tonight, I bought three yellow flowers, drove a bit out of my way and placed them near a busy intersection. I leaned them up single file and evenly spaced against a traffic light. Passersby could tell they were left in a deliberate manner, if they noticed at all.
I'm not sure the spirit's need for this but it suited my personality. Making people scratch their heads wondering why someone would do that fits the mind of a man that used to put a smattering of coins on a strangers driver side roof in the middle of the night to get the same reaction. The thought of people discussing the odd arrangement of flowers without any sign of a memorial or anything else amused me.
I just thought I'd mention I am still working on this. I can't say anything constructive at the moment. So, I shall only say I am still working on it. There are signs of improvement.