Magic is not Alimony
For the last couple months I have been doing these one-on-one consultations several times a week, many of them have been about Financial Sorcery. One thing that I have noticed is the need for unbinding. Not unbinding from crossed conditions or negative magic, but from the limitations we place on ourselves and our magic. This weekend I found myself saying this strange axiom to a client:
MAGIC IS NOT ALIMONY
Alimony is of course what you pay to an ex spouse to keep them “in the manner to which they have become accustomed”. A lot of people seem to think that magic works this way too, just keeping up the status quo. Anything more than that and people tend to get self conscious and defensive.
Gravitating around a status quo is normal and its what I wrote about in the Set Point chapter of Financial Sorcery, but I am finding that a lot of people have feelings that go beyond that. They want to make magic to support promotions, new jobs, and new businesses, but always throw in statements like “I’m not trying to be greedy”, or “It’s not just for me of course, my family would benefit”.
The thing is that if they were doing magic to keep the status quo – whatever that may be – they wouldn’t feel this way about it. They would feel completely justified in finding a new job that paid the same as the one they lost, or overcoming a sales slump that was impacting their bills. Whether their normal is 30K a year of 300K a year, when people push past that level, they seem to get defensive and worried that the “powers that be” are somehow going to angry that they are asking too much.
I am here to tell you that the Gods, Saints, and Spirits are not going to punish you for wanting to improve your lot in life. You don’t need to apologize for being greedy. You don’t need to justify it. You just need to have a desire, form a strategy, and employ Sorcery to accomplish it. The forces of magic are largely impersonal as to what it is you are asking for.
Now, as I have said before, if you summon Elubatel and ask him to “make you rich”, you are doing poor magic. You are turning over your sovereignty to another being and asking them to determine what “rich” means. Given that 50% of the people on the planet live on less than $1000 a year, Elubatel would be very justified in doing nothing at all for you because you are already rich from an outsiders perspective.
If however you go to him with a plan to become a partner in your firm, resulting in you making a half million a year, you don’t need to justify it to him. He is not going to determine that is too much for you. I do think that many beings encourage charitable giving, and experience has shown me that it often results in even more personal income – but that is a post for another day.
For now, just remember that Sorcery can do more for you than keep you in the manner to which you have become accustomed. If you work it right, it can do MUCH more for you than that.