Some summary thoughts and observations on the subject from my personal, but admittedly novice perspective. Remember, my first, one and only Sigil has
thus far worked. Hopefully, some of you trying it out for the first time too might gain something from this. It is so new, our brains have a hard
time knowing even how to talk about it.
First, I am not religious, superstitious nor one who believed in magic.
I could never get my brain around the notion of "4th dimension" or anything along those lines (until maybe now).
My wish was simple and practical, but pressing: overcoming a "block" I had which was preventing me from doing a task I really needed to do. This
block had been with me for over 6 months.
Once chosen I basically thought no more about the wish, but focused on doing the Sigil, which was frustrating. I did a page full of unsatisfactory
Sigils and then gave up with a headache. I then forgot about the Sigils and went on with my day.
About three hours later I found myself tentatively approaching my task and then spent a good 3 hours hacking away at it. Again the next day - the
same thing - at least 3 hours.
I had not even the slightest thought about the Sigal until later in the second day, long after I had stopped work - and then realized that I was doing
what I had not been able to do for months and that something dramatic had happened.
I have to tell you, my gut reaction upon realizing this was "this is spooky!"
Not only was I doing what I had dreaded starting, but I seemed to have the patience of Jobe! Normally I do not have patience and want everything done
"yesterday". I worked smoothly and effortlessly at a slow, steady pace, experiencing almost no hardships (tho it was hard physical work).
I am still working at it and enjoying it. I will probably not do another Sigil until I am done this project, but will, thoughtfully, at some
One other strange and unexpected thing that happened was that when I was struck/ almost dumbfounded, by the realization that this worked, I had a
strong sense, for the first time in my life, of a wholly different pathway or space (as if in another dimension), thru which my desire/wish
traveled, and gathered force or energy, to finally come out the other end and result in change in my own life. Once begun by me, it continued
completely on its own without any further effort or involvement on my part.* Like I said, I had actually completely forgotten about it, thinking I
had failed to do it right.
I can't say how profound the impact has been on me. It is like having a door opened to a whole new world of possibilities. There's more to this
life than I could have ever imagined.
I am afraid that it may seem like I am making too much out of a seemingly little thing, but basically, I just see this as a new area of exploration
and learning. I hope to learn more not just about this "other dimension" but about power behind shapes, symbols. I can't wait to get "digging".
And hopefully, with this new perspective I will be able to understand better what others are saying and doing too.
* edit to add: While I did nothing myself while my wish was traversing this other "dimension" my sense was that it was being attended to in some
fashion by forces there. To my own left brain this makes no sense, but thankfully, I've learned to look beyond that practical, but limited
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