Yup. My focus shifted away from magick (externalized) and more toward will (internalized) over the years.
For me, understanding my will and making sure that it corresponds to my true values became the most important effort I could pursue.
And it requires a lot of knowledge– about myself, as well as about my assumptions and projections.
This has to become a writing
I agree with that so much
What I said DID become a writing. Free Will: A User’s Guide. 🙂
I read it years back! I don’t think I was mature enough in focus to comprehend it fully
It’s probably not as well-written as it could have been, but basically I was trying to describe my thinking process.
And there were probably more than a few of my own projections sprinkled through it, as well.
I think it should be noted that much of the will’s determination can be corroded away by the modern trappings of society
hence that deep slumber within a lot of folks
They just don’t recognize it’s existence fully
Indeed! Social conditioning can separate a person from understanding their own will
and what they understand it to be capable of is stunted
then it becomes a retraining
an awakening and reconnections
because having the words, the knowing, isn’t the same as performing it
the synapses have to be paved
it takes then, the WILL to focus and accomplish it
the same will men used to build railroads through mountains or sail across vast oceans with no map, alone the desire to reach new lands
Yes. And I think if you’re doing it right, there’s really nothing else you CAN do. You gotta be who you are, and that means knowing your true will and manifesting it.
It’s a matter of being genuine, not playing a game.
and that can be the trouble today
because we know sometimes we hold to a certain ideal we want
and the things we have can tear us from what we know we should be
work for some can be very political… which makes being self hard
That’s true….which is why I generally eschew leadership roles.
I put my ideas and my approach on the table, and people can “follow me” or not, but I’m never going to play a role for anyone.
I’m going to be who I am.
That made the whole Cypher thing seem ridiculous to me, last year.
And it explains why I’m still around the “********** community” in spite of all that shit. It’s just who I am.
Not trying to create an image, or play a role, or pretend I can give anybody wisdom or secrets or anything. I figure whatever insights people might get from encountering me are their own.
That’s pretty much why I link with you, as genuine of a person as I can tell
Thanks. As you can no doubt tell from what I’ve said, that’s what matters to me.