Everyone's a "magician".
People like to wrap everything up in convoluted, complex and flowery layers -- because it seems so impossible that the truth is so simple, honest and
"No...it can't be that basic...
Yes, yes it really is. It's fine to listen to people, read their books, listen to advice ... but the most important thing? Test. Experiment. Validate.
Find out what works for you in your reality through your direct experience of the world. No one else's perception of reality is the same as yours.
When you allow someone else to guide you, you are following someone else's path and not your own. It is not unlike worship. I call it "follow-ship".
And when you follow someone, you give them your own personal power. You give another the ability to dictate how you feel, and more importantly how you
Any of us can do things far beyond what we deem possible. It lives inherently inside of us all.
A bystander asked an equestrian sculptor how he did it. The sculptor replied, 'I just chip away everything that doesn't look like a horse.'
And so it is like a sculpture, already inside ... you just have to clear away the parts that aren't applicable to your goal.
Culture is our mental operating system. For example, I might run "21st Century American 2.0". With the culture comes archetypes, memes, values,
expectations and limitations. (among other things)
And like an operating system, it can be upgraded and added onto. If you want to see UFO's you an install the "UFO plugin" which now makes UFOs a
tangible, believable part of your reality. There is a reason why people who see these things do, they are predisposed to because their cultural
operating system permits their existence.
The greatest gurus and enlightened people that ever lived never became that way by following someone else. These people knew that they had to poke,
test, prod, and see for themselves what worked and what didn't.
The world is made of language, and language is a part of our cultural operating system. Language speaks to us not only on the surface level of
awareness, but also on the sub and unconscious parts of our minds (where the real interesting stuff comes from). This is why the power of suggestion
is powerful. This is why logos and sigils are powerful.
You don't have to be stuck watching the story of your life unfold in front of you like a movie. You are the main character, but more importantly --
the author. Take control of not only the main character (you) of the story, but also become the author.
What kind of story are you going to write for yourself?
Nobody has all the answers, but at the same time we all have all the answers. We are all fractal shards of an infinite singular consciousness...and
for some reason we're sticking out into 3-dimensional space experiencing ourselves in various was in human bodies. Even the inanimate objects around
us are created from and through this singular consciousness that exists in a never beginging-never-ending singularity.
At the end of the day, all the belief systems, religions, dogmas, rituals, practices, and whatnot are window dressings to impress, and convince others
that those peddling them know more than anyone else. That's how you get a little following going, that's how you start a cult. The "I know the secret"
and "I know how it all works" and "I know what happens when you die" all universally strike a chord with humans. We all want to know more, we all have
questions -- but instead of looking and finding the answers ourselves, we'd rather be told someone else's truth.
Find your own truth, find your own path. Create your own culture and road show.