I’m facing a bit of a problem and I can’t figure out how to solve it. The problem is that different parts of me are in control at different times, and I can’t seem to reconcile the differences between them.
During my days I am a hard-working, creative person; I work non-stop from the time I get to the office to the time I get home, and I produce more deliverable content than anyone thought possible when this position was created for me. I’m anti-social, but this comes from a combination of factors. The first being that I get massive social anxiety when I have to deal with more than one person at a time. The second part to it is that I am here to produce, not to make small-talk with people on the company dime. The work ethic and the lack of social interaction outside my department turns me into a highly-celebrated production machine that is constantly shifting our paradigm of what we can achieve and how fast we can do it. This carries into my personal life where I play hard, laugh hard, love hard, and sleep hard. It has always been my way, and I’m entirely accustomed to it.
The problem is that when I start meditating, this portion of my personality completely disappears. It’s just…gone. While this makes meditation an amazing way to relax, it creates a bit of a problem when trying to use my meditative states for the purposes of magick. Once I get into a deep enough state to create beings, animate fetishes, and all that other wonderful stuff, I just don’t care to do it any more. All I want to do is sit in my sacred place and relax. I have to consciously make myself stop at the end of my sessions, or I would just sit there, indefinitely, in a meditative state. So my new quest becomes giving myself the will to act on my will while meditating. It even sounds kind of silly when you think about it. I’m contemplating using some of the Sorcery methods that I learned in the first part of the training to see if I can get my will a bit more in focus.
This also brings up a reminder about magick: Be careful what you wish for.
I never used to get this deep, so I never had to worry about this situation. But, since I have made my meditation enchantment, I have been able to get into states so deep that I have a hard time wanting to come out of them. I would never think of destroying my meditation enchantment, but I will have to do some work to maintain a level of control and intent while I’m in those deepened states.