Great thread! It’s supposed to be fun.
There’s a ton of parallells to writing music with a band and performing magick. People get stressed out or even resentful of having to practice. I like to remind them it’s called “playing” their instrument for a reason.
I love going deep and as you said, indulging in it. Granted some operations happen late at night when you want to go to bed but when I do them I recenter and completely immerse myself in it.
There have been a few times when I’ve had to sneak in a ritual (someone hops in the shower for 5 minutes right before you leave the country and I needed to call on Bathin for demonic protection in the 2nd most dangerous city in the world…)
It worked remarkably well because they sensed the urgency and were willing to help yet I still immerse myself in it while I could and “played magician” for a bit. Ended up getting assistance from the Juarez cartel during a busy time. Skipped more than half the line to the boarder on the way back.
The mindset is so huge. I’m glad you linked my post about this. It’s a big deal and mindset can screw up even the best, be it music or magick. It applies to everything and you’re spot on with it.