I am not the most conventional person in the world, my thoughts race constantly and I have a million ideas that I can never seem to focus on just one be to able to work on it and make it feasible. So just to clear things up a little for anyone who reads this and maybe for myself I have complied a list of terms that I use… and an explanation as to how I define them.
Magick(al) -There are many different definitions to this work, and different spellings as well, this article is a goo place to start…. http://www.llewellyn.com/encyclopedia/term/Magick
Here’s how I see it – Magick to me is making things happen or rather willing things to happen by causing change, and whether that be positive or negative it is up to the user. Despite how other may see it… I am not a big fan of spells, they in my opinion are like prayers with props, I have never really seemed to needed props, all my life; intentionally or not I have had the power (as we all do) to simply manifest our hopes, dreams, desires, and ever our fears. It’s one of those times where being careful for what you wish for… you just might get it, comes into play. It’s more important to try to figure out what you want and to learn to channel those desires correctly.
But there is also another side to my magickal definition coin…. to me just the act of living, is magickal. The things we do on a daily basis, the rituals, the routines, the celebrations we engage in. The people we encounter. Those moments and experiences that shape, guide and influence us and everything and everybody we touch in our lives have magick in them. On this side of the coin, magick is power, its power we must choose what to do with it. It’s cause and effect; its the choices we don’t want to make so we put them off but by doing to we are actually making a choice – not to choose. One adage I try to life by is that you ALWAYS have a choice… you may not like the options given, but you are always, in some way given the power to choose, that’s free will, and it’s your gift from God, the universe or whatever higher power it is that you believe in to use it.
Spirituality – This is where it gets confusing… I consider myself a spiritual person. In a sense we are all spiritual beings, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are religious beings or confined to a specific religion – the is that free will at work again. I personally struggle with religion. I don’t believe that being spiritual and religious have to be mutually exclusive.
Faith – I choose to use the word faith in lieu of the word religion, they both constitute the believe in a higher power, but as we all know religion has a lot of rules and a lot of labels associated with it. There is nothing wrong with being a part of a religion – any religion, you are free to be a part of any religion you choose and while I may not agree with or understand your (or anyone else’s) religious choosing, I respect and would defend your right to have the freedom to choose whichever belief system you so desire. With that being said, I DO agree with having something – anything to do with a faith-based religion or non-religion; whatever you want to call it. Having something to believe in higher than yourself takes the pressure of you and gives you direction and clarity. especially when times are tough.