I’ve been slacking a bit lately since I’m entirely hooked on Borderlands 2, especially now that I have my new video card.
What I have been doing is a bit of personal magic to tidy things up a bit in my own life. A bit of Illumination here, a bit of evocation there, and even a litte bit of red.
Illumination magic is quite simple when performed on one’s self. For me, it comes primarily from meditation, but once in a while there is outside source that gives you a little kick in the butt to help you down the road of illumination.
I’m still not out of the woods yet, but I’m right on the edge of being slapped with a bunch of drugs that would render me useless. Not fun. It would lead to disability because I would be entirely non-functional. So, my Dr. and I are working the opposite direction and embracing my crazy and letting me go apeshit and just have a damn good time with it. Odd. He must be nutty as hell tool. It’s either that or zombie mode. No zombies.
I don’t really even need to point out that this concepts caused a LOT of meditation and thought on the subject, and I had to learn a lot about myself and the way I think and feel about everything.
So, if I’m going to run around like a lunatic I need to embrace the crazy and enjoy it to the point of it being the best part about me. I don’t need to run nude down the street because I’m feeling really good, but I shouldn’t try and repress everything so deep that I can’t be who I want/need to be. So I’ve been trying to wear the coat of this new me around, and it’s working quite well. I have a good chunk of crazy to play with even though I’m at max dose on all my meds (one is even over max) so it’s a fun thing to play with, and it’s going quite well. I’m not sure how this will go when the gates are let loose and all the water comes rushing out, but only time will tell that one.
My little hunk of red has just been screwing with peoples’ minds using the topic of the last post I did. We have a really religious community here, so talk of anything but some form of Geebus is just not heard of. I’ve been talking a little about my work with people and saying things like, “Advertising is nothing more than changing the reality of someone’s mind. After an ad or two they want things they didn’t before; they know things they didn’t before; or even do things they didn’t before. If you believe in all that weird esoteric stuff, it sounds like what those magic guys are trying to do.”
The few I’ve done this to just sit there for a moment and think. Dead quiet. Then they change the topic to something pointless to divert the conversation.
I enjoy popping belief bubbles. I like people to question everything and ask every question. The more I find out the less I know. There is a concept within the book Chaos (the math, not the magic) that deals with the population of tigers and the variables that can be involved with it. (my mind may be a bit fuzzy on this one) It came to constantly diverging paths. Every generation of tigers could produce a number of cubs, which could then produce x more cubs based on availability of quantity and gender of the previous batch. Anyway, the pattern just kept spreading and spreading over time due to the variables involved. To me, that’s how a lot of my knowledge of esoteric topics go. Figuring out one thing presents two more things to learn, and so on. Some may even fork 3 or more times. All of this information cannot be understood by one person, nor can it be wrapped up in a nice, neat package that is correct in any way. It’s convenient to think otherwise, but it just isn’t so.
If you haven’t yet; pop your own bubble. It’ll be the hardest, most confusing thing you’ve ever done in your life. Many times you’ll feel very spiritually alone in your pursuits, but there are oases out there where you can commune with like-minded people on your journey. Just make sure that they are a passing part of your journey, not those who tend to wrap things in a box for you.
I always lie.