Salpinx and Blazewind, you two are like the 5th or possibly 6th people I have seen mention this lately. This has not personally happened to me, but from what I can gather it seems to be discouraging or depressing to those who are experiencing it. There has to be some common link between those who feel stuck in this cycle but everyone practices magick so differently that it may be hard to pinpoint.
Is there anything in particular you started or stopped doing when it suddenly seemed as if the spirits were not coming thru for you? This could even be a minor breakthrough point. Did you know, that at certain points throughout your training and studies, if the spirits you work with take you seriously and you do them, they may begin to test you and ignore you purposefully. This is not their way of shunning you or turning their back on you, unless of course you have done something to anger them, but usually it’s a test.
Sometimes, since the spirits are ultimately wiser than we, they are aware even before you are that have you reached a point in your magickal studies where you should be starting to advance and ascend a little further. Since your spirits are your allies, guides, or familiars they have been chosen by you or assigned to you to help you with your ascension. Spirits can have some odd methods of teaching which some may not catch on at first but, if they feel the magician needs to learn something further or expand their knowledge and abilities to effectively ascend further, but they feel you are not doing what is necessary or are unaware that you need to do something, they try to get your attention.
They can do this by ignoring you or not helping because it will get your attention sooner or later and you’re going to wonder what’s going on or did I do something to offend them? Okay so, now they have your attention! Here’s where you need to do, really take a step back and evaluate yourself. Ask yourself these questions and write them down if you desire, it can help some people if they make notes.
@What types of magick do you currently know how to perform? (RHP, basic LHP, dragon, faerie, garden, baneful, gemstone, etc?)
@What types would you like to learn how to perform, but cannot yet do?
@What magickal skills do you currently possess, what can you do?
@And of those, what traits or skills are your strong points that you do with ease as if they come naturally? (tarot? love spells? hearing spirits? dragon magick? Think of everything related to magick, divination, spirit communication, psychism, etc. what can you do best?)
@Okay now, which of those learned abilities are you the worst at that you would love to improve on?
@How long have you been practicing magick? (truthfully! Not just how long you have been trying LHP or black magick methods, how long have you been using and studying magick all together including wicca or RHP)?
@Do you feel that, in the amount of months or years that you have been doing magick that you have learned enough? Like are your current abilities as strong as you think they should be as of now compared to the number of years you have been practicing, or have you been doing magick for like 11 years and still feel that you have barely surpurpassed the beginner levels and could do much to improve?
Sit down with a pen and paper and ask yourself those questions. Really evaluate yourself and where you currently stand from a magickal perspective. This will help you see if you feel like it’s time for a genuine change. If so, as I was saying earlier, it may be that the spirits you work with feel like you are ready to ascend further but maybe you are neglecting the things necessary for this change to happen because you are not aware? Many of us get so comfortable with our current skills that we don’t even think about ascension because we feel, eh I have everything I need I right so I am content.
So sometimes spirits can ignore you because it’s most the effective way to gain your attention, especially if your astral senses are not yet fully developed and you still have a hard time seeing or hearing them, so if they cannot just speak to you directly because you may not hear them, they will attempt other methods to get your attention. Okay so, they have your attention now. And if this is truly the case which I think it may be as both of you (Salpinx and Blazewind) seem to be rational and levelheaded, you don’t seem like the type to have angered the spirits, then what you need to do is figure out what the next steps are for your ascension.
The spirits are testing you. Strange ways I know, but this is there way of forcing you to overcome your current hurdles because they see something in you that you have not yet realized. They see further potential and they know you dislike the feeling of them ignoring your requests, so they know if you are truly serious you will do everything it takes to find out why and gain back the communication and effectiveness you had with them before. Because the real test here is to get you to figure out what needs to be done, because until such time that you have figured it out, they will continue to do this.
So evaluate yourself, do some divination, read some posts and articles, and try to figure out what you can do to jump over this next hurdle. I would suggest also, see if you can find a nice calming meditation that is meant for helping you discover yourself and unveiling the next steps on your current path. Go into a deep theta before meditating and see what images come your way, see what spirits you meet while in trance and ask them to guide you, ask them many questions! If you cannot remember things from dreams or meditation well, keep a recording device on hand while you meditate so you can take verbal reminder notes. If you try to open your eyes and take written notes, you will lose your visual and become too alert.
I have been challenged like this before by one particular entity but I didn’t have any magickal failures because this entity, wouldn’t even talk to me at all in order to hear any requests. But the other entities were still helping me, it was just one in particular that was trying to get my attention. He was trying to tell me to step up my game. I thought for quite a few months, that he was pissed at me and I was in for a wild ride if I had angered this particular spirit, but all along he was just challenging me and testing me, forcing me to ascend. I could not even communicate with spirts at that time other than emotionally and intuitively, but I could not hear or see them so I had to overcome that hurdle in order to be able to see him and understand him when I asked “are you upset with me?”. He very calming and honestly said “No, but it took you too long to learn how to see and hear me! You are a procrastinator. You need to stay on focus.”
But now that I can communicate with him with ease, he no longer feels the need to ignore me and scare the hell out of me by making me think I had angered one of the most powerful demonic entities out there and was gonna have hell to pay for it LOL. Now, he just shows me very intense visuals and speaks to me in my mind. But this sounds like an ascension hurdle to me which means if you do the work necessary to overcome this, you will gain something much greater once these hurdles have been knocked over.