Right, here it is:
So, as I mentioned above, it took me a few years to save up enough money to do what I did. Also, I need to reiterate that I did work for my money- no massive lotto wins or anything like that- but as you’ll see below, there seemed to be a lot of ‘luck’ involved regarding my financial circumstances.
So anyway, when I first joined the forum I shared my experiences with Jophiel in the ‘Money Spells That Yielded Results’. To this day I’m still not 100% sure I made contact with this entity- but I like to believe I did. To summarize the situation- this happened a few years back when my financial situation was rather dire. I was barely surviving and in debt. I had only just begun reading up about evocation. I was aware that spirit sigils could be utilized without doing full on evocations, but had not heard of the basic sigil opening technique- so was pretty much left to my own devices. I saved an image of Jophiel’s sigil to my desktop- and I would just sort of stare at it (thinking back, I didn’t’ even meditate on it as I reported in my other posts) it was literally just kinda awkwardly staring at the sigil- hoping that it would bring some Jupiterian energies into my life. I also remember drawing the sigil, posting it on social media- just anything that came to mind really.
Well, a few months after I started doing this- I received some brilliant news. The company that I had been temping for had been underpaying me- they had overlooked a new piece of legislation regarding remuneration of long-term temporary workers. I received a back-payment for a few grand. This cleared my debt and left me, for once, with savings in the bank. A few months after this I was offered a permanent position at the same company. The salary wasn’t great- but it was a hell of a lot better than what I was used to (pretty much minimum wage up until then).
Over the course of the next few years, I managed to save more money than ever before in my life. Now bearing in mind I was on a very average salary (in fact I remember checking once and it was just below the national average), but there were a number of unusual circumstances that led to me being able to comfortably afford all my expenses and still have some left over.
The main thing is my living situation- our rent is incredibly cheap compared to other places in London, although the place is in very bad condition, and for the most part of 4 years we had to deal with a flatmate from hell. Still though this enabled me to save a massive chunk of my salary each month. Also there were other ‘lucky’ things like getting a bonus from work each year, tax rebates, my parents occasionally sending money over etc.
So, I do believe that Jophiel was responsible for setting into motion this string of fortunate events. Jupiter is very much about expansion, good fortune etc. The other thing that I believe helped was a massive change in my attitude towards money, breaking free from ‘poverty consciousness’.
I worked really hard on letting go of any guilt associated with having an abundance of money- and eventually I reached a point where I felt that I was entitled to the money that I had, that I deserved it. Letting go of the guilt is very important imo. A good way to do this, in my experience, is to change the way you view ‘luxuries’- those items which, although not essential for survival, are things that you personally need to enjoy your life.- internet, unessential clothes, drinks, makeup, holidays- that sort of thing. I remember how guilty I used to feel about these sort of things- I’d see a nice pair of shoes I wanted, and then feel a tremendous amount of guilt, because you know- I should have saved that money for something that I ‘needed’- or even just buying a treat for myself. I believe that this mindset is incredibly damaging- and if you are operating from this mentality - you are always going to struggle financially.
Thing is though- it is very difficult to stop feeling guilty about having money. The trick, imo, is to literally, in your mind, reclassify WANTS as NEEDS. Make a list of all the things that you need- not just need to survive, but what you need to be happy. Then work on reaffirming each day that you deserve these things- that although its not essential for survival- its essential for maintaining a decent quality of life.
It is my sincere belief that once you feel entitled to something, once you feel gratitude and appreciation, and let go of guilt- via the mechanism that is known as the law of attraction, you will start to attract this into your life.
So anyway, I am at a point now where I am having to start doing some sort of work soon, or find some way to generate income, as my savings are not going to last forever. I refuse to go back to full-time work though! My plan is to do some temp work for the time being, and use magick to ensure the highest possible rate per hour- which will enable me to work the absolute minimum amount of hours for maximum amount of cash. I plan on doing a full-on evocation of Jophiel to help me with this. My long term plan, however, is to work for myself- although I’m still figuring that out.
Also, it might be worth mentioning that the past few weeks I have had great success using simple candle magick to manifest extra cash- to delay my return to work for as long as possible. I used one of the methods in the ‘Money spells that worked thread’- carving Fehu rune onto a green candle, and then pushing my desire into the flame etc. This resulted in my parents sending me money as a gift, and a bank error that left me with extra money in my account.
Anyway, hope something in here is helpful. Would be interested to see how this all works out for you!