The most important magickal tool you have is your mind. Magick, by definition, is the ability (art) of causing extraordinary things to happen using ordinary methods. Therefore, your mind is directly in charge of how you perceive, believe, and accept those things that fall outside of the norm. Your ability to open the conscious mind to unfamiliar ideas and thought forms will allow you to explore all other magickal tools and esoteric concepts with fairness and insight.
This is the key to unlocking the subconscious, the part of the human mind that we cannot readily access but that is learning, perceiving, and recording all that happens around us. By utilizing our magickal and divinatory tools, such as tarot cards, crystal balls, mirrors, wands, chalices, and athames, we work to link the conscious with the subconscious, enabling us to ‘see’ what cannot be seen, ‘hear’ what the Spirit has to say, and suspend the laws of time and space to enlighten our lives using occult principles and techniques.
To exercise your mind:
-MEDITATE! Quieting the conscious mind of mental clutter and allowing the higher self, or the Divine, to speak to you in words and pictures is key to unlocking your wisdom.
-READ! Read as much work as you can by other occultists and alternative teachers/gurus. You won’t always agree with their teachings but they will give you food for thought expansion.
-REPLACE! While our mouths can speak thoughts @ 125 words per minute, the mind can relay information @ 1250 wpm. Do not allow your mind to live in a constant battle with negativity! Replace those thoughts with positive affirmations of your sacredness.
-REST! Believe it or not, a lack of sleep can affect the mind as much or more than the body. Sleep, and dreaming, are essential to human health and happiness.
-PRAY! Whatever this looks and feels like to you is correct. There is no bad way to speak to God/Goddess. This allows us to share our thoughts, getting them out of our head and into the Universe where they can manifest.
-SHARE! Opening yourself to new friends and experiences and growing your social network will sharpen the mind and slow the aging process.
May your mind be aflutter with inspiration and third sight as you encounter your Magickal self!