That is, what methods or techniques to magickal workings, or qualities or states of being, etc. have you found to be beneficial to magickal work?
I’ll give one thing I find to be beneficial (Although, perhaps not the most beneficial, but it is very helpful), particularly for the invocation of spirits, but also for magickal workings in general:
Become peaceful in mind. Being too excited, or fearful, or passionate, I find tends to hinder one from sensing spiritual phenomenon, and from obtaining intuition. Try to be peaceful in mind, and find enjoyment in the working you are performing, or with the spirit you are invoking.
A quality or state of being:
A firm trust in your self that there is power in and around you to make change. That you can turn that power on to whatever good use you can think of in an instant.
There have been many times for me when rituals have been a bit wordy or time consuming, even those short rituals if I’m busy or too tired but with the concept of what I want in mind, I often only have to think the result and it comes through.
The state of being is that you are your own power.