The 10-Day Miracle Challenge
Because sometimes things just work
An old friend studied physics in the graduate program at Columbia University. He was also an astrologer. He had a particular talent — and respect for — daily horoscopes. Yes, the same sun-sign columns that run in daily newspapers and online. I questioned the method. “It’s a trick,” he replied. “But sometimes a trick works.”
Sometimes a trick works. Most spell workers and practitioners of chaos or ceremonial magick would agree. In fact, the sole question that really matters in all mystical or therapeutic methods is: Does it work?
Often a treatment works or fails based on whether the wished-for outcome can reach you along “established lines.” Working with established lines is one of the subtlest and most important points in all of practical spirituality. It means you must pay attention to practical channels of arrival and fulfillment. Success author Wallace D. Wattles put it this way in his 1910 book The Science of Getting Rich:
In creating, the Formless seems to move according to the lines of motion it has established; the thought of an oak tree does not cause the instant formation of a full-grown tree, but does start in motion the forces which will produce the tree, along established lines of growth. Every thought of form, held in thinking Substance, causes the creation of the form, but always, or at least generally, along lines of growth and action already established. The thought of a house of a certain construction, if it were impressed upon Formless Substance, might not cause the instant formation of the house; but it would cause the turning of creative energies already working in trade and commerce into such channels as to result in the speedy building of the house. And if there were no existing channels through which the creative energy could work, then the house would be formed directly from primal substance without waiting for the slow processes of the organic and inorganic world.
In practical terms, this means that your goal is likely to reach you along familiar or preexisting channels. For example, if you seek the cure of an illness, the likelihood is not that your illness will spontaneously lift, but rather that you will discover a network of treatments that…