Whether through guides from the most basic to the most advance of spells and rituals, all of this requires FOCUS. Focus on the mind, the body, this demon, that entity, this element, that candle etc. etc.
Focus is a very straightforward thing that we all (I dearly hope) grasp at least in it’s concept. However, for some just the act of focusing entirely on one thing can be near impossible. For those like that, and for those like myself with varying degrees of ADD (Mine is so bad that Adderall can barely help me), to focus on something is an act of duality: We may stare at it or know what we are supposed to be focusing on, but our minds refuse to hold a solid image or shape.
Without the ability to fully focus not only does our magick suffer but so does every part of our lives. I can’t tell you how bad it has gotten for me in college with me being unable to focus at all. Constant late night, complete cut-off from sociable events, unending exhausting and frustration that my 3 hours of work does not pay off as much as someone’s 1 hour of work. . . it’s a horrible downward spiral.
So for those who are beginning, working on the basics (a solid bedrock is KEY for anything) or just want to improve the basics I suppose I should ask on your behalf: What tips, exercises, or other advice can others on here who have very great focus and/or have been practicing magick for a while give to us with not so great focus? It’s a simple question, but one whose answers can help a lot of us.