Life is filled with forks in the road. That is undeniable. Everyday we are faced with decisions – from the most mundane to life changing. How can we know that we are making the right choices? How do we know that our intuition is leading us in the right direction? I suppose ultimately we can’t know. We may have an absolute certainty that we are making the right choices, but what if that is the wrong decision? Perhaps it was the right decision. Maybe you had to make the wrong decision in order to learn a certain lesson.
The will and purpose of each person can be a funny thing. If you just go online to various message boards and google the will there is heated debate on what that exactly means and how a person finds and follows it.
For me the will in magical terms is the desire or destiny of a person. Its your drive. Its at its very essence your mission, what you want to do with your life. By looking inside ourselves we can find our true will. We are not born knowing. We come into this world kicking and screaming concerned of only our most basic needs. As we age and become older and wiser the will reveals itself to us. Sometimes it may be hard to face. There is a struggle between the spirit and the flesh. What we know we need to do or want to do at the very core of our soul can be hindered by human emotion. Fear can be a great motivator or a hindrance. It is a survival instinct that can stifle us.
How can we combat this? I don’t think there is an easy answer. We must dig in deep and examine ourselves and our demons. We must face them and look into the abyss head on. Magic can not only help us discover our will but face our fears. Each persons approach will be different. Remember, no one can tell you your will or how to get there. Its a personal path unique to the individual.
The utmost goal of the magician is to work magic in order to make the reality confirm with the will. It is also important to remember that by magic alone you can’t achieve what you want. It works in harmony with your actions and drive. I won’t go into the ethics of achieving the will. That can be a sticky subject in and of itself.
The bottom line is life is short and you only get one shot in this incarnation. Get out there and do your will. Follow your dreams and your passion. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and say fuck it lets do this universe.