Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Someone was just asking me about my early days as a Wytch. This discussion brought back up, in my mind, my days and nights, of magik, in my early twenties. What I remember the most about that long ago time of learning and applying and changing, is sacrifice. And so, we discussed it’s true meaning and application within the real world.

While I now live in a state of being that I understand as a life lived indigenously borne from the same magik that is my mind, body, and energy, as all life; and not as a life lived practicing magik, my comprehension of what sacrifice, especially as it relates to conjuring or ritual or whatever label you deem appropriate for your path and focus; is more often than not, completely misunderstood and not actually achieved. (I know that’s a whopper of a run on sentence. 😏)

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First and foremost, “sacrifice” must be defined and understood, genuinely and absolute. You can not buy something off of a shelf, have no emotion invested in it, and then use it as a sacrifice. What have you sacrificed? If you use the term offering, the same logic is applied. If you buy a bottle of alcohol to be used as an offering for whichever spirit or deity you have chosen as your focus, and are not offering anything of real personal emotional value, what have you actually offered?

While I no longer, for sometime now, perceive magik as something to be practiced or conjured or ritualized, I understand that almost all of us start there. Some of us never move past that infant-like understanding of magik. A good place to start your personal transcendence from the habitual parroting of other conceptions of what they may or may not have actually achieved; is to look more closely at and figure out, for yourself, what a real sacrifice consists of.

Maybe, one day, before your current life extinguishes from this Earth, you will move on from mimicking and/or practicing magik and realize, in the rawness of your truest core, that you are already born magik and that there is not really a need to conjure or execute “magik.”

Just be it, just know it. The same way you just know you are a Human (no matter what kind of human you believe you are). You know it with every breath you breathe. So, too, you should know you are magik…with every breath you breathe.

“I don’t need no stinkin’ altar! I am the altar!”
~Julia DarkRose 2015

~Julia DarkRose Caples

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Fear or Fearless?

Fear or Fearless?

From “A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies…”

If you think you understand fear and courage within the human heart, spirit, and mind…until you face “it” and come out the other end and understand where you have been, only then can you determine the fear that exists in our world…borne from our own ignorance, for sure. Only then, will you be able determine the true breadth of that fear, and what you need to do with it.

Listening to “New Age” gurus and self-proclaimed “enlightened” leaders of this bullshit or that bullshit, will NOT help you understand the reality of fear. You can take all the drugs in the world, and think you have faced it, a fear, your fear…but until you are bare bones, stripped down to the only real you that actually exists, no hocus pocus, no blah, blah, blah, from Social Media groups and the like…just you… only then you can plumb those depths known to many sentient beings as…fear.

It is real and it exists, for whatever reasons you think, because we need it to exist.
I am going to have to disagree, partially, with those that disagree with me and use the “Nothing to fear but fear itself,” at me. I know that most are going to not agree with me. That’s cool. I only know the truth and the depths of my life. To understand a fear is a type of courage. To face a fear is another type of courage. For I had to face that fear. That is courage. I am also not ignorant of why some fear exists and its ability to help people make better choices.

Life is not either this or that. It is not black and white. Life exists in a kaleidoscope of colors and the layered ability and courage to understand “it.”

 

Being afraid to admit fear…is a weakness. It is not courage or bravery.
~Julia DarkRose Caples
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