Originally Posted by geniegal
A favour...I just went to but those realistic 100 dollar bills and the postage to the UK is a whopping $75!!...
Use white paper. Use playing cards. Use dominoes. Use stones. Use anything
—or just visualize. This technique is pure magic
. Magic, in essence, consists of 3 parts: Intention
, and Performance
. Start with the experience
—freely choose one: a dance to perform, a hymn to chant, a voodoo doll to stick pins in, or just your playing cards to count. Then set the intention
(or decision): Simply decide that by, say, counting your playing cards, you'll win the total amount of $xxxx. Finally the performance
: Perform the act or undergo the experience, i.e. count the playing cards.
Now as you count the cards, focus on that. Be fully present and attentive, aware you're counting them. Your focus is on the counting
, not the cards
. In other words, you don't need to pretend they are money
, nor do you need to be in an altered state of consciousness. Why? Simply because you've already decided beforehand that counting the cards = winning the money. This is the whole point in magic. The purpose of magic is to create new realities. The only problem, therefore, is that magic is too simple. And the only question that we may ever need to answer, what's real
What's real, in magic, is what you experience
. In this view, you're for example broke only because you experience
lack and poverty. You're rich only because you experience wealth and abundance. You're sick because you experience disease, or healthy because you don't. Your Mind only confirms what you experience and sustains
it. Thus, when you visualize undergoing a different experience, even if only in your imagination, you start confusing your Mind. And when you do it for long enough, your Mind finally alters your old reality—needless to say according to the new one you just kept experiencing
But, visualization is difficult for most people, and it's hard to keep your wild mind focusing for long enough. So instead of visualization, the people of the past invented another amazing technology
and called it magic. They only discovered one crucial truth that we seem to have missed for so long. They simply realized that our world is a world of symbols
, and that we only give these symbols their meaning. Literally everything is a symbol. Therefore, they figured out, if we alter or expand the meaning of a symbol then experience it, by this experience itself we can create new realities. For example, if sticking pins in a doll means harming someone at a distance, or someone they can't directly harm, then by merely sticking the pins, by merely experiencing
this, reality is altered and harming the target is now real
, no longer a thought or merely a wish—simply because it's now being experienced.
Now counting your playing cards is probably meaningless. But you can mentally give it a meaning, or rather decide a meaning: Counting the cards = winning some money. Thus once you start counting the cards, you start the experience—rather of winning money. Your Mind, given your intention, or decision, translates this act as winning money and no longer as merely counting playing cards. And now winning money is an experience
, thus real
. In other words, your Mind can't ignore the fact that you've already
experienced wealth—even if all you've done was counting the cards. This is the beauty of this technology and what magic is all about. Some perform rites, others use dolls. Some cast spells, others count cards, or even plain white paper.
Will it really work like this?
No, it won't. But for only one reason: usually we're not ready to accept such amazingly simple, easy and fun life
—the reason magic itself had to become full of complication, mystery and even fear. So it needs practice. After you perform your act of magic, undergo the experience of your choice, you have to forget all about it and just stay 1,000,000% sure it will work no matter what. This is the practice and what we have to learn. There is no such thing as better
technique, and there is absolutely no laws or rules in magic but only those we create. Therefore, you have to go SURE it will work, because by Law it shall. We have to believe that manifestation is mathematically certain. Instead what we often do is that we keep wondering: will it work? How would it? And of course, when? Now keeping wondering, inquiring, checking, and waiting reflects only a mental state, of doubt, itself an act of magic whose result usually manifests fast—giving us a reality of more and more doubt, and more and more waiting.
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There are some details that I had to drop, of course, and I'd also like to take this subject a bit further, but it's already very lengthy by now. In a nutshell, however, everything in your life could be magical
if you just ascribed new meaning to it. Your bath or shower in the morning, for example, could be a complete banishing rite: "As this water runs over my body,
" you just decide, "it will purify me from every disease
," or "wash my doubts
," or "take my weakness/sadness/shyness/debts with it
," etc. Now if we take this even further we'll just discover that our entire life is but a continuous act of magic—of ascribing meanings to symbols
, whether in our favor or against our interests. In this view, LOA, EFT, Chakras, Matrix Energetics, Busting Loose' The Process... all
are magical models that always consist of the same 3 components of magic above mentioned. All are systems of ascribing meanings to symbols—sometimes quite haphazardly. All succeed, like magic, if we believe they will, and all without exception fail if we don't.
So obviously, as I just mentioned in the beginning, it all boils down to one and only one question: How could we define reality? What the heck is real?
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