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The Magickal Journey | Self-Realisation | The Path of Wholeness | The Great Work | Spiritual Development | Enlightenment | Ascension | Individuation

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Today’s bathtime blog is about Magick…what it really is…and what it really isn’t!

Previous articles about my magickal work (Maya Magickal Spells & Personalised Initiation Programmes) have briefly described the actual definition of magick. But I think it deserves a full blog for those drawn to conscious spiritual development.

Sometimes Magick is called a mystery religion or cult. Or “The Black Arts”. The latter sounds scary but using the words “dark” or “black” around magick refers to the secrecy around it. In the wrong hands magick is dangerous but not in the way you may think. It requires facing yourself in all your truth – this can be challenging. And people with a higher than normal ego consciousness balance, may become egocentric; delusional – even paranoid. Because they appropriate universal experiences as personal and literally fall into the trap of thinking they’re “God’s Gift”. When due study and balanced experience would tend towards the conclusion that, everyone you meet is also God’s Gift and as Extraordinary and Special as you are. There can’t be room for racial, financial or situational based beliefs in Magick. These are the comfort blankets for those clinging to ego consciousness.

So Magick isn’t about being something you’re not or identifying as something that the ego resonates with. It is about being yourself. And this is often more a case of “cutting the crap” than it is of being a whizz with the tarot! It’s about becoming but becoming the truth of what you are. A truth that exists as a fundamental even if you aren’t conscious of it. It’s your reality…but tunes you into that most objective concept; “Truth as an abstraction of Consciousness”.

Magick is the path to Self-Realisation for those moved to reconnect in a personal sense with that abstract divinity that exists within, without and in all ways transcends us.

Magick means we are working (through any method; natural as well as supernatural) to align our actions, thoughts and feelings with our Higher Self: elevating our consciousness so that our motivation is to ACT on the promptings of the “Higher Will” rather than to REACT to promotings of the ego. It is a spiritual calling to Source. To manifest that Divine Source through all levels of “being” and for the good of all.

Magick is defined as the art of causing change to occur in accordance with Will. The “Will” is the intent of the Higher Self. This idea of the freedom to “do what you Will” has way too often been interpreted by the more hedonistic, less self-aware among us, to mean we can “do what we want”. That would be very primitive and ego based definition of Will. It would define “Want” or highlight our human flaws if anything. The Mage’s first lesson is to learn the difference.

The Higher Will is beyond “want” or “demand”. Those types of base desires based on manifesting instant satisfaction or the fulfillment of lower desires are typical attitudes of the Ego Self.

Ego based consciousness is an emotionally immature state that reflects a spiritually immature state. Magick is the path to Spiritual Maturity but it is reflected in our mental and emotional lives too so if someone seems badly adjusted emotionally, you can know that there is a spiritual and mental component to that imbalance. It’s important for any aspiring magician or mystic learn to recognise these red flags and to resolve them rather than to passively assume they will sort themselves out.

They say time heals…but it does depend what you do with that time!

Through magick we choose to consciously align ourselves with a more mature state that resonates more with the Divine. Now you may call that external expression of Divinity by a name or define it as an abstract concept. But when you experience moments in life where you are aligned with it (the Divinity within yourself is in harmony with the Divinity that is without), things go smoothly, you feel good, and there is a sense of purpose and deep validation that comes from that intimate connection experienced through Magick. It is unique and undeniable. But to experience it usual requires removal of impediments to Higher Consciousness. It’s not uncommon for a personal tragedy to seem to be the catalyst for a sense of deep spiritual communion during prayer. As if the mind is occupied with our misery enough that our spiritual Higher Mind is free from the usual background noise.

All experiences understood from a spiritual perspective have the potential for growth. It is a common complaint “how can you believe in God when bad things happen?”…well, how many drug addicts and alcoholics would there be if it was never possible to hit rock bottom. We may not know why bad things can happen to good people…but perhaps it’s just that we need to know, this is a level playing field. You can aspire to exceed yourself no matter what your outward situation and status. Spiritually, you are unique and possess potential; the same potential of the greatest evil or monumental saintliness. Spiritual, no one has a silver spoon and it could be argued the more challenging your life conditions are, the greater your potentional is.

Now your path itself is unique. It may be based around personal beliefs and practices; disciplines of religion or philosophy. Observed devotions and practices. There is no single road to Self-Realisation. There is only the goal of achieving fundamental Wholeness through our subjective and objective experiences and understanding. Aspiring to Wholeness is the only path to true happiness.

Through Mayastar Academy Online Natural Healing & Spiritual Development Courses I teach a variety of energy healing and meditation distance learning courses online. These are techniques that may add to your experience – or be a place to begin. These techniques can form a part of conscious spiritual development; and that was why I founded Mayastar in 2004.

My intention is to provide support & assistance to people in achieving alignment with their Higher Will. It is an example of me choosing my vocation in alignment with my Higher Will; of causing change to occur in accordance with my Will. And to support others on the path to Wholeness by my lifetime’s devotion to the process. My ego would probably feel safer with a 9-5 – but my soul would remain unfulfilled.

My life, thoughts, ideas, actions and beliefs are aligned with my Higher Will. Whether I am providing an initiation intensive, reiki attunement or tailored ritual intensive, my relationship with every client and student, reflects my higher intention. For my own journey, that’s how it has to be. And often my journey plays a part in the spiritual journey of another.

There are many other more mundane things that I have to do to make this possible though. I have to feed myself, keep a roof over my head, do my accounts, pay my bills and taxes, choose a diet that doesn’t hinder my work (some of my spells require a lot of dance – they are choreographed Tantric Shamanic Rituals – I couldn’t eat a heavy meal or too many carbs on a ritual heavy day). But these sacrifices for the perfection of my work are part of the work too. The good habits aren’t a sacrifice because they actually have benefits on other levels. But most importantly, they enable to manifest my “soul purpose”.

All these details are parts of that same magickal process and all essential to me being able to provide spiritual facilitation & service in accordance with my Higher Will. My decisions are made with that singularity of intention. Although my decision seems intellectual, the spiritual calling is my motivation. It’s much harder to explain and often harder to define our “destination” (destiny) because spiritual yearnings are different to other yearnings we experience. Our intuition develops as we go but using logic and intellect can be a safer starting point. A wooly intuitive desire could far more easily be confused with an ego based desire. That’s why you hear of people studying Magick. In the early stages, understanding our own motivations can be a bit of a minefield!

Of course there have been times in the past where I made choices that took me out of alignment with my higher intentions. We all do – magick is process of growth and often can mean having thr humility to learn by our own mistakes. Sometimes by “unlearning” our past immature assumptions or beliefs.

But as we practice, our self-awareness develops and as it does, we are increasingly called upon to make (sometimes hard) decisions. But what is consciousness, if not asking questions? When we are younger these crossroad moments can be harder on us; our ego has a loud voice but low aspirations! This can also be the case later in life if we have persisted in ego consciousness for a long time. It can feel like very hard work when we begin to move to the perspective of Higher Consciousness.

The process of magick is a lifestyle. It includes everything that forms part of your life “expression” and it is a life-long path. Not a few years in a coven. But many years of disciplined and focused application. Akin in many ways to Bhakti Yoga (Devotional Practice).

Is it really worth it you may ask? Well, if that’s a question, Magick probably isn’t your path. Magick is a way of life.

It isn’t something you achieve “as if by magick”; it’s the practice of following the path to Wholeness and in being of “one mind”.

It’s sometimes described as “the reconciliation of opposites” or “The Great Work” – these are very accurate names. But Self-Realisation is the one I prefer!

It’s important to remember that whatever path you choose or techniques you use, keeping yourself in alignment with your higher will encompasses all aspects of your life, all of the time.

We may recognise magickal proficiency by some external signs of psychic skills or talent in healing or spellcrafting. But the integration of our ego with our higher consciousness means our thoughts, feelings and behaviour all evolve too. The Whole Self is party to our development. And true Magick is the internal journey – the goal is always the spiritual aspiration.

We can find guidance externally but there isn’t an external authority because the process is deeply personal and absolutely unique. Although we may have relationships and connections with people that share similar goals and can offer support and encouragement, the inner process is only something you can do. It requires discipline and devotion. It requires a personal level of commitment to the process (faith and confidence) that will support us through challenging times.

Even if you’re working with a spiritual group or other group based around Self-Realisation, the journey to Wholeness is one we all make alone. And it is the only path to true happiness.

Xxx ALM (Maya)

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SPECIAL OFFERS | Mayastar & Maya Magickal Special Offers. Offers were going to end Saturday 26th but have been extended for 48 hours for the Easter Holidays!

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SPECIAL OFFERS | Mayastar & Maya Magickal Special Offers. Offers were going to end Saturday 26th but have been extended for 48 hours for the Easter Holidays!

www.mayastar.net/special.htm -ends today & includes #Christ Consciousness course, Manifestation Guidance#EnergyHealing, and #HealingTouch #Jesus, #AngelHealing, #HigherSelf Journey and- exclusives as not yet on syllabus but all v popular and v comprehensive systems to work with. Also the Maha #Laxshmi Dance of Prosperity #Tantric #Shamanic #Ritual

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“As I went down to the river to pray, studyingabout that good way. And who shall wear the starry crown, Good Lord show me the way. O sisters, let’s go down, let’s to down, come on down. O sisters let’s go down, down in the river to pray”

Love it x

#downtotheriver #songoftheday #lyricsoftheday #alisonkrauss #brotherwhereartthou #gospel #baptism #easter #bornagain #newbeginnings #prayer #pray

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The current offers are off syllabus courses that are popular and will be added to the syllabus when I have the time. Plus the Maha Laxshmi Dance of Prosperity Tantric Shamanic Ritual – with a triple working option. There are articles about magick on http://www.mayamagickal.net and on energy healing & lightwork on http://www.mayastar.net – also a variety on my blog www.wordpress.annalouisemay.net, www.mayastar.net and www.mayamagickal.net

The exclusive course options include Manifesting Guidance, Christ Consciousness Flush, Angel Journey,  Higher Self Activations. And the v popular Healing Touch of Jesus attunements.

They are still available – end tonight UK time if you’re interested in any of them – the link is www.mayastar.net/special.htm

Also the free info pack,  syllabus & student guide can be requested through the site or from me directly at mayastar@mayastar.net

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Today’s face of thunder #nomakeupselfie…

When u find out you been played…and realise sometimes #magick is the only way to break a negative karmic bond with someone who doesn’t have #selfawareness or #principles.

“You can’t reason with the unreasonable.”

But you def don’t want them messing with your energy and skewing your balance.

So tonight, my #pms combined with the #fullmoon and influences of Jupiter, I think working #Nataraj Dance of Destruction Reversal Ritual (focused on invoking justice – it’s a good #spell for tweaking in that way), would be the best fit! Plus I have a new choreographed version for tweaking the Nataraj Working for Justice and not a simple reversal as the two are so often requested together. So, tonight will be the first casting of the new one…a bit exciting to see how it will work. If it doesn’t “flow” I think perhaps it would be a good choreographical addition to the #Valkyrie working.  But feel the reversal element is essential to a a Justice By Right spell. I may end up doing a new spell for this option ultimately so watch this space! Xx

Still spaces for any spells/rituals Friday, Saturday – http://www.mayamagickal.net

Sorry office admin side is a bit behind. All attunements etc up to date and certificates being processed  Today’s face of thunder #nomakeupselfie…

When u find out you been played…and realise sometimes #magick is the only way to break a negative karmic bond with someone who doesn’t have #selfawareness or #principles.

“You can’t reason with the unreasonable.”

But you def don’t want them messing with your energy and skewing your balance.

So tonight, my #pms combined with the #fullmoon and influences of Jupiter, I think working #Nataraj Dance of Destrover the next few days.

Xxx Be Whole!
Maya xx

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Healthy Hair Styling | Grunge Hair | Haircare | Beauty Tips | Natural Haircare | Bathtime | Up-do for Down-do | Pre-Raphaelite | Boho | Redhead | Curls | Waves | Big Hair

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This blog is for those who don’t want to use products or heat for styling but like that grunge hair, curly hair, big hair look. I recommend my own (pretty lazy but very versatile) haircare & styling tips!

I will intersperse with pix showing various ways of understating and overstating the updo part…and the different results. Sorry about the lighting variations etc – the photos are from selfies over a period of time that I chose because I thought they gave an overall view of the results. But they’re in no particular order so I’ve captioned them.
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As with any beauty tips it may not work the same way on other people as it does on me. So you may want to adapt it a bit – so I included my own adaptations because I use different methods on the same principle to create different styles I like.

My hair is currently shoulder length with long layers. But I used the same technique when it was tailbone length – that didn’t work so well the weight of my hair would pull it straighter at the top so I adapted my technique over time.
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I am growing it out now but it really is thick so I plan to keep long chunky layers as I do. I think for very long hair, sleeping in a very loose french plait would be a better option – or using a french plait starting at the nape of neck and working forward. Then fastening the front and twisting the rest around it. The longer it is, the easier it gets to vary your twisting results.
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I find if my hair is over frizzed from plaiting, over flat at the scalp from a tight bun or pony tail for dancing, or overly slippy after a deep condition with my regular henna & coconut oil treatment, it can work to take out some of the frizz or to add some volume while giving a bit of a root boost for big hair. But using no heat or hair products prevents damage and is easily adaped to a variety of  “don’t care” hair dos!
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If you want to try it to straiten it a bit, roll in big sections. If you want more curls and volume, use small rolls. For me, 3 rolls for a less voluminous hairstyle. 5 for a big hair grunge curl effect. For differences in volume experiment with tight twists and looser ones to see how your hair responds.
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It can be done with damp hair. It can be done while you sleep. Or you can make a hair of the day style by adding some accessories like the humble (but tres chic) hairstick for something that looks like a deliberate updo 🙂

Because my hair is very think and it takes styling easily so I don’t usually damp it because it would take longer to dry. If I’m having a hot bath the steam from the bath is enough moisture to style mine at its current length. Even if it’s slightly damp when I “unravel”, I can let the residual dampness dry naturally and create a suitable boho redhead to match my style!
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So first…work out where it’s comfortable to wear the weight of the bun. The crown is very flattering…but if you have a wall behind your bath, it won’t work well if you want a long soak!

So I keep mine forward or very high. And decorate with hairsticks, ribbons and scarves if I’m planning to wear it all day.
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But make sure it’s at a level that provides suitable weight distribution for you (to avoid pulling and discomfort) and then use scarves and accessories to create the illusion of the shape you want.

Decide if you want to damp your hair and if you do, it’s a trial and error experiment to work out how long it will take to dry fully.
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Also decide if you want to brush beforehand for neater waves and curls. Or leave it unbrushed before twisting for a more messy style – grunge waves and volume.

First, take a section from your fringe…it doesn’t need to be big but I use a bigger section there so that it creates large waves around my face. Whenever you make the first twist it needs to be the most stable as all the other twists will be worked around it.
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Twist the section until it’s twisting around itself and hold it in place with a scrunchie.

Then repeat this with the rest of your hair, winding each round the first and securing it with a scrunchie whenever needed.

When its finished, its a massive updo made up of hair and scrunchies. I use black and burgundy velvet scrunchies so they blend with my hair. It gives the illusion of a bigger updo.
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When finished…take your bath (the steam will help it set) or add accessories if you’re keeping it up for the day.

You can leave sections free on long hair that you can plait into a design over the waves afterwards too. Keeping decorative plaits around the hairline at the front is a good idea because you can use them as part of your down do later on 😀

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Maya Magickal Maha Laxshmi Dance of Prosperity & Tantric Shamanic Ritual Intensives

Bathtime blogging…today based on questions about specific options for tailoring the Maha Laxshmi Dance of Prosperity Tantric Shamanic Ritual and Spell intensive in the current special offer (Mayastar & Maya Magickal Special Offers).

Some of these questions are very general to magick in general and there are articles on the www.mayamagickal.net website that cover general principles in more detail so I will address some of these but focus more on enquiries specific to this ritual and the scope of its application.

The Maha Laxshmi working can be worked as a general spell and have a powerful effect because the Tantric Shamanic Rituals are very comprehensive. A general working would be used to enhance the positive energies and influences around you on all levels.

Spells work in real time and the effect of the changes they initiate unfolds from the time of casting. So you may begin with a general sense that things are good within hours of the working. On some intuitive level most people feel the energy immediately and this is often accompanied by feeling uplifted emotionally.

Beyond that seeding of the spell, things will begin to manifest more physically. This may be in suble changes at first but spells create change in a cumulative way, and so the expansion of the span of influence will continue to grow. As things manifest people often become more conscious of those small changes in their “luck”, and their increased confidence accelerates manifesting.

Spells don’t stop working. I know there are a lot of “witch doctors” out there who don’t really know the art of magick and consider spells to be a simple focus of intention. Focused intention is certainly a component but someone genuinely gifted in magick needs to be able to tune into the karmic “threads” at play and also to retain alignment with the underlying universal law (Dharma).

Without that skill, any success would be transitory and unstable. And effected more by luck than judgement! Like trying to paint a wall by throwing a tin of paint at it…it may achieve a result…but it’s not what you’d consider a success!

When we use magick to reweave energy we are working with probabilities. All things are potentially possible. But some things are so improbable as to consider unfeasible. So we must always work WITH the universe because working against it would be pointless – our efforts would be hindered to the point of them being literally point-less! This is possibly the biggest mistake amateurs make in spell casting. Only experience and dedication can make you proficient. Unfortunately at the moment it’s become a sort of fashion statement to call yourself a Witch so do take care in researching anyone you commission to work for you in this way.

Back to our spell…the evolution of the spell is essentially a constant. However, there are always other elements at play and it’s these factors that may seem to make the spell stop. In fact they don’t, they are other influences that may overrule the spell eventually. Sooner or later depending on our situation.

Our own consciousness may create restrictive habits in thought or behaviour that undermine the success of a spell. That’s the most usual way other influences become dominant. But the incongruous beliefs of others can gradually overshadow the changes we manifest.

Excepting extreme circumstances, this is a gradual process though. But it’s also why it’s important not to discuss your magickal work and goals with others; they may seem to support your intentions but may unconsciously (or consciously!) project hindering elements that restrict your progress.

Usually hindering factors are based in the ego of the client or someone else’s ego. Ego-based intentions are based in fear and resistance to change. So self awareness and secrecy are the best ways of achieving lasting change. That goes for all workings…but it’s often very noticeable in the effects manifested by the Maha Laxshmi Dance of Prosperity Working.

The reason is, the overall positive nature of the working which we may perceive subjectively as a feeling or in external experiences of financial prosperity or beneficial effects to our health or motivation. So we notice more quickly when our thoughts or actions or the thoughts and actions of others are contrary to our goal because in contrast to the higher vibrational sphere of the spell, low energy or negative energy is more noticeable.

Most questions about this working are along the lines of what kind of goals or successes we might want to manifest or work towards.

Prosperity isn’t only financial. A prosperous state includes our health, home, emotional prosperity, physical health, relationship prosperity. We need to measure our success in terms of the whole…not only success in financial prosperity. And because the Maha Laxshmi Dance of Prosperity Tantric Shamanic Ritual is so comprehensive, it can create far reaching change.

The spell can be used for many situations and tailored for those. Examples of the possiblities are:

Financial prosperity
Increased happiness
Health or for specific healing
Setting up a new business
Looking for a new romantic relationship
Looking a for a more positive relationship with friends or family
Working to restore balance and eliminating negative influences in an existing romantic relationship
Seeking employment
Seeking to succeed more in your current job – such as applying for a promotion
Generally increasing “good fortune” to assist a situation by enabling it to run more smoothly (such as a house move or ending a relationship – any period of change that causes stress)

Most people asking for this working are looking for it to be worked as a “love spell” or “money spell”. And there are specific application options for these on the site but the specific application spells have a more limited scope and are intended to work in combination.

A triple specific application working is £192 – and would be suitable if you wanted a specific result such finding job – and could include a reversal spell to reduce hindering factors, a high john the conqueror spell for good fortune and a crown of success spell to work on that goal from different angles. But the effect wouldn’t be as encompassing as choosing a Blessing Intensive which includes three Tantric Shamanic Rituals.

The limited scope of specific application options mean that these wouldn’t work well as a general working or series of general workings to manifest beneficial results on more levels – they’re not made for it but it is a natural side effect of TS workings.

Tantric Shamanic workings are more comprehensive which means they can be used to both focus on a specific application, while manifesting a general change on other levels. This means they work more quickly and their increased sphere of influence means they create an overall change that means you benefit in a number of ways and results are more far reaching and stable.

It’s the way magick should be worked but I know there are people who claim to do provide spell services for people but don’t have the knowledge, experience or skill to do so. I guess they are revealed by their results but whether you’re choosing me to carry out magickal work, or someone else, I would advise you ask questions about their techniques, experience and any formal training. You can find these things about me at www.mayamagickal.net as well as on the Mayastar Academy Online website www.mayastar.net

Xxx

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