This thought occurs to me now having read some of the comments from my previous post on money magic.
You ever felt magically “blocked”?
For me, this happens most often with financial/abundance magic but cosmic blockage can strike any magical endeavour. It’s like I can feel it out there working… But it’s just not getting through.
There are barriers in the way. Obstacles. And for the life of me I can’t work out what they are.
Nine times out of ten these obstacles have been internal. “Wrong headedness” has a lot to answer for. What we want, what we think we want and what we need rarely seem to match up.
The good news is you don’t have to work out exactly what the obstacles are in order to remove them. The even better news is that it is super-easy.
Here’s how I do it:
1. Create a Success Map
This first step has been freely adapted from my life as a corporate media whore. It’s also probably the most important step. I really want you to do it. Seriously. I may not talk to you again if you skip it.
And don’t be turned off just because it sounds ‘businessy’. Take it from me. Magic hasn’t become more corporate. Corporate thinking has become more magical. The success map is very much one of ‘our’ tools. Even if I’m riffing off Brendan Burchard in this particular case.
Open up a new Google Doc or similar because I really want you to get this down. Don’t do it in your head. Then answer these questions:
- What are you trying to accomplish this year?
- What strategies have you tried to improve your life? Which ones worked and which ones didn’t?
- What do you need to do to double your happiness this year?
That last one is the kicker. And you can be as rough as you like. No need for complete sentences or anything. You’re not writing to the Queen. It’s a map of your brain. No one else need see it.
2. Pour in the Drano®
Some entities and Gods fall rather neatly into multiple worldviews; psychological, spirit-based, scientific.
Lord Ganesh is not one of these. He very much falls into the “is most definitely probably a being with an external reality of his own.”
And this is coming from a dyed-in-the-wool chaos magician so, you know… Think about that.
He is the Remover of Obstacles par excellence. And Step 2 is all about getting his help removing the blockages you don’t even know you have. He is also supremely approachable so really just have at it. If you want to go deeper then there is a plethora of information about Ganesh out there.
This is his mantra (or one of them, anyway):
Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha
(Om gum guh-nuh-puh-tai-yei nahm-ah-ha)
“Om and salutations to the Remover of Obstacles for which Gum is the seed.”
- Light some incense. I like sandalwood for this. It says ‘India’ to me.
- Get into a relaxed, meditative state and then get chanting.
- Finish up when it ‘feels right’. But go for at least twenty minutes.
- Then, whenever you can, go back to the mantra; while washing up, driving, waiting for the bus, whatever. You cannot do this often enough.
Tradition says this mantra should be chanted for at least forty days but it is truly so effective that it’s one of my high-rotation mantras. Yes, I have a mental iPod of mantras. Because they rock. What I am saying is you can and should use it for as long as you like.
When I chant this I can literally feel blockages being blown away from me in all directions, as if swept by an enormous invisible broom from space. I can feel this for miles around. It’s really quite something.
3. Get a clear picture
Success map done? Obstacles swept aside?
Could it be that, for one of the first times in your life, you are truly open to an unblocked, unfiltered, “right-headed” success divination?
Only one way to find out.
- Clear your mind of all preconceptions. Even “forget” what job you currently have. I’m talking about being completely empty, here.
- Then use your divination tool of choice. (Mine is Tarot.)
- Ask for any and all guidance pertaining to your road to success.
‘Definition’ is for dictionaries. I want you to deliberately leave ‘your road to success’ undefined. Then let me know how you get on.
The end result
You may well come away from this simple exercise with a radically different view of your personal success and how best to maximise it. Or you may get a reading that says “you’re on the right track… But now it’s going to be faster.” You will almost certainly have uncovered steps to take that you would not have thought of in a million years. And herein lies the real power of this technique.
The rest, as they say, is up to you.
At the very least, you will hopefully have picked up a speedy out-of-the-box unblocker in the form of the mantra.
What about you? How do you typically handle magical blocks? I know it’s a universal problem so there are bound to be all manner of solutions I have never even heard of. So please share. I learn so damn much from these comments.