Language is imperfect, and making magick involves lots of translating.
Think of freedom.
What does that look like to you?
Get a real visual grasp on what it looks like in your mind’s eye.
What are people doing with “freedom”?
Is it apple pies and baseball?
Is it drag queens reading to kids in the library?
Is it Ron Swanson slowly shedding a tear over the American flag?
Maybe it’s all three…
Chances are – if you go to someone completely outside your social circle (like your cousin you never see except for holidays) – and ask them what freedom looks like to THEM….
It looks completely different than your definition.
And therein lies – well a good chunk of why we face problems when it comes to being human…
But especially when communicating and ESPECIALLY especially when it comes to learning new things.
You, your teachers, and your fellow students MOSTLY speak the same common tongue (and if you’re reading this, I assume it’s English.)
Buuuuuuuuut – a lot of those words are roughly just “placeholders” for bigger ideas and concepts.
Sure, an onion is an onion. But are you thinking of a red onion right now, or a sweet onion? Caramelized onions or raw?
So maybe an onion ISN’T just an onion.
(And if you’re me, you’ve manifested an incredibly lucky day by caramelizing onions as part of a “luck” spell.)
Even while speaking the same language, we still sometimes face a language barrier.
AND YOUR MIND IS BLOWN AGAIN! 😂
That’s how I felt about “high vibes” – like what the FUCK does that even MEAN?
“You know. Just. Vibe. Vibrate. Higher.”
“To be honest if I turn my hitachi wand up higher it’s PROBABLY not going to be the high vibes you’re thinking…. or is it…. 😅”
“No no, just VIBE HIGHER”
“WHAT. DOES THAT. MEAN.”
Now, I’m learning a new language from a different spiritual set, but this involves the translation that vibe = state.
“State” – I understand only slightly more – is your “state of being.”
From what I can translate from “vibes” & “state” – it’s sort of – your dominate thought patterns.
Wow. How the FUCK would I have guessed that if I didn’t have like, years and years and years of researching the magick and neuroscience overlaps.
No one ever tells you “vibes” means “the predominant thought patterns you’re doing on autopilot.”
Most people refer to them as just – “HAVE HIGHER VIBES.”
This is why I do the work I do.
Because MOST magickal, esoteric, “New Thought”, and honestly a LOT of spiritual practices – have some BASIC underlying principles.
But you’d never freaking guess it based on the language du jour of whatever system you’re using.
And it makes learning magick and witchcraft WAY more difficult.
And that sucks. Because magick, because witchcraft is more than just your birth right.
You’ve been magickal, THIS ENTIRE TIME.
Manifesting, making things happen – THIS ENTIRE TIME.
Honestly making magick is WAY easier than people would lead you to believe, you’ve already been manifesting, on autopilot, unconsciously, this entire time.
Most “manifesting” techniques don’t work for you in the way you want because they’re not giving you the EASY TO UNDERSTAND, in PLAIN ENGLISH, underlying theories.
And – they’re forgetting the most IMPORTANT ingredient to the whole freaking mix.
Can you guess?
……okay – the most important ingredient, to manifesting, making magick, taking stuff from your ThinkSpace to your MeatSpace?
….IT’S YOU, YA DORK.
YES. THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT TO THIS WHOLE
WEIRD and WYRD
(Imagine me clanging all the pots and pans together while my magickal house comes to life and a musical starts to play.)
YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT TO MANIFESTING YOUR WHOLE REALITY.
Gnaw on that for a bit, and in the next post: Common witchy, magickal, manifest-y mistakes you probably don’t know you’re doing (It’s okay, we all started someplace.)