a lot of magical techniques it's easy to get confused as to
whether you are really experiencing any effects or just using
your imagination. For instance, after you've used and mastered
a magical technique for the first time you may feel great. Then,
a little voice in your mind may begin to tell you that you aren't
really experiencing anything at all, that you're just imagining
doing any kind of magic it's very important not to introduce
doubt into your practice. The more you doubt and second-guess
yourself the less effective your magic will be. Here are some
simple principles that may help you get around the doubt factor.
know that the Universe always responds to your requests for
help. If you follow the procedures exactly as they are given
you will get the result. If you alter anything about the procedure,
though, expect to get different results or no results at all.
Magically, we say that "altered procedures produce altered
second principle is that for many people imagination is the
doorway to reality. If you have no experience with magic it
can be hard for you to even sense the effects of a magical technique
because you aren't used to looking for it. For many people,
using imagination is a way to be open to new experiences. If
you can imagine something, such as feeling the effects of a
magical technique, then it opens the door for you to experience
fact, a lot of esoteric teachers use imagination as a tool to
help students experience new realities and new worlds. One way
to get around the doubt factor in magic is to first write down
what you think is going to happen when you do a new technique.
Imagine what it will be like in your mind and jot it down on
paper. Then, proceed with the technique and experience what
actually happens. Usually, magic doesn't happen the way we think
it will - there will be anomalies that we can't possibly have
imagined and written down beforehand. These anomalies tell us
that what we are experiencing is real.
don't worry so much about whether what you are experiencing
is real or imagined - even if you start out with imagination,
if you stay open, it will take you to reality. Good luck!
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