~ Sharon Shinn, Royal Airs
Mage Music 77
Letting go turns out to be a hard thing to do. The past is what we know. It is what we compare everything to and it is what we use to assess our expectations and hopes for the future.
The past is also the worst measurement possible for Magick.
When you've got the power to create a change in reality, you've got to let go of where you were and move on to the new state of being. You must boldly go where you have never gone before. You must shed the past and move on to the future - the future you choose for yourself.
You have to become a different person, with a different way of looking at life and a different set of measurements for assessing your life. The power shifts from who you were to who you are - that is, if you don't sabotage your own Magick by holding on desperately to the past.
It can be made no clearer than this: You cannot change if you refuse to change. This means letting go of the things that do not work in your life, that do not support who you want to be. This means learning what the measurements of the desired reality are and assessing your life against the new paradigms rather than those of the past.
Transformation is your responsibility if you would do Magick, because Magick won't do it for you.
♫ Begin your new year by truly ending the old. Best wishes to you for 2014 ♫