Get in there.
You know you've wanted to for a long time. You've been toying with it, talking about it, writing about it, thinking about it. Whatever it is you want to do, there is no reason not to, and every reason to do so.
At 8 pm, I could feel the Rolling Thunder of the Octavo Working pass overhead. In it, I could taste excitement, nervousness, elation and a sense of finally doing it. I wanted help in this not just for the power, but because magic is a way of making those good wishes you send out to people real. Palpable. I wanted help because I'm surrounded by amazing people, who would give so much of themselves to help me, if only they had an outlet.
Whether what you do is witchcraft, sorcery, devotional or whatever, do that thing. Not even for me, specifically. But there is no greater joy in the world to me than people getting their hands dirty doing what it is their spirits have called them to do forever, but they've never quite managed to get up the nerve, the know-how, the internal permission to just do it.
Throw care and concern to the wind. It's a binding that holds your wings too close to your body. Stretch out your wings, feel the pull of the updraft of your soul's desire, and make the leap into it. It doesn't matter if you "don't know how." You do. You'll refine your technique, you'll discover things that work for you and ones that don't. We all do, but not until we actually DO it.
This is a soul-deep vocation, one that defines us, that refines us, that utterly transforms us. It's the Houdini trick of the lifetime, only the vessel we have to escape from is built of Fear and filled with Doubt. The biggest act of magic you'll ever perform is slipping free of those bonds, and discovering the limitless wonder that awaits you in the rest of the world.
It will be one of the hardest things you ever to, to move from someone who thinks about doing magic, who maybe lights candles and incense now and again for prayer and meditation, to being someone who reaches out with every desire they have coiled in their souls, and reaches into the Heart of Creation itself, to take your proper place as one of the co-creators of All That Is.
Get in there. Get your hands dirty. It'll be the best gift you ever gave yourself.
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