In life I’ve found one thing to be constant: there is always a path of least effort out of any situation. I’m a huge believer in the Taoist idea of wwu-wei, or non-doing, and it’s worked wonders in my life.
On the RHP there’s this idea of “the flow”. They try just to surrender to “the flow” and hope that everything will be OK.
And in general this is a pretty good approach, if you don’t mind waiting around potentially a long time to get what you want.
But I think as black magicians we can take a different approach. This is something I discovered a couple years ago and has paid off amazingly for me since.
The path of least effort is the path of flow. But, before surrendering to the flow, you must manipulate the flow to go where you want.
This is exactly what Black Magick does. But we get the best results by pushing just a little bit in a very precise direction. Rather than using force, we use the least effort to get the maximal result.
Then, the flow has conformed to our will and will take us where we want to go, quickly.
If you find you’re trying to apply force, you’re going against the flow, and it won’t work.
Instead, center yourself, become the flow, and redirect it. It’s subtle, but vitally important.
Thoughts? It’s hard to describe this but I hope it makes sense.