Intent: Keep Your Eye on the Target

June 2017 Domagick Day 23

Intent makes up 90% of my magick. I generally get what I want. If my resolve wavers… well, I won’t hit my target if I don’t want to hit it.

One thing I noticed during my week with Botis was how hungry all of the salesmen I met were. They were there to help me whenever I had a question, but they were also two steps behind me the rest of the time too; I felt like I had a stalker whenever I was in an electronics store. It became clear that they were more interested in helping themselves to my pocketbook than actually giving me assistance, and by the end of the week I’d been turned off of school shopping completely.

I knew this week would potentially hold more of the same and I didn’t look forward to it. As with Botis, I asked Amon to find allies for me wherever I went—but also that our interactions be drama-free. In other words, I sent energy out into the universe asking that this week go smoothly. I might not have phrased it that way, but subconsciously I asked for it. I was tired and I wanted a break from jumping through school hoops. That’s exactly what I got.

I’ve spent most of this week looking after a sick spouse and meditating on Amon’s disk. When I did leave the house, my errands were accomplished with so little fanfare that the days passed without me hardly noticing. Truthfully, it was boring as hell.

So, to answer the question I was asked, I did ask Botis and Amon to do the exact same thing, but with one caveat. This week, that made all the difference. I wasn’t at the top of my game, I didn’t refine my intent, and so my magick suffered.

Domagick Day 22

This week continues at a slower pace. My partner feels even more congested today than yesterday, so I spent majority of the day quietly, trying to make him feel better. After running a couple of errands, I even took a nap myself. In terms of magickal work, I meditated and ran energy through the disk I carry on my key ring for Amon.

It is difficult to feel my enchantments working right now, when there isn’t much I can do on the mundane side of things. Luckily, I witness proof from time to time. Since I plan to go back to school alongside my spouse, it is important that his loan is in order too. Loan officers have called our house twice to help fix things, a level of assistance I’ve never encountered before. Thank you, Botis and Amon, for the allies!

For Vapula, I continue to draw every day. I started a new sketchbook on the first of June and I am nearly done it already. It’s been many, many years since I’ve went through one so quickly. I wouldn’t call anything I drew in it a masterpiece, but I can see the quality of my lines progress, and I’m happy with that.

Amon: Lord of the Solstice

June Domagick Day 19

I’m changing things up a little this week. Instead of making and enchanting a disk on the same day, I am splitting these activities across two days this time around. That’s because I’m working with Amon, who some choose to celebrate on the summer solstice. I’m trying that this year and will honor him with a feast tomorrow. I’ll enchant the disk afterward by running energy through it.

Today I drew Amon’s sigil on the disk I’ve carried on my key ring since the beginning of June. I prayed to him and asked that he help me find allies wherever I go too. Like Botis, Amon is said to reconcile friends. I also asked for other things, which I will keep private. I’ll be carrying out most of the “practical work” for Amon in the later half of the week, when I habe some appointments scheduled.

For Vapula, I spent an hour and a half catching up with all of my students’ quiz answers today. I took time off from their emails and messages over the weekend to spend it with my family, so there were more than usual waiting for me this morning.

Halfway through answering them, I realized I’d forgotten to remove the disk meant to help me relax / dedicated to Ipos. It could be psychosomatic, but I perked up as soon as I’d taken it off my key ring. It could also be the chocolate I had kicked in!


A Good Week, All in All

Domagick Day 16

Errands! Some days you have to run ’em. Today was that day. Before heading out grocery shopping, I said my last prayer to Botis for the week. I will continue carrying his enchanted disk on my keychain over the summer (and most likely well into the school year) but today will be the last day I run energy through it for its initial charging. I will top up its charge through repeated handling and prayer after this. I’ll round out my work with Botis with an offering this afternoon too.

For now it is back to work for me; I have some weekly meal prep to attend to before I can get to his offering, which will most likely consist of art I burn ritually. I hope to do the same for Vapula. Practical work is fine, but I like to make offerings to the spirits whenever I work with whenever possible.

This weekend I will relax a little less with Ipos that usual, as I am picking up a few hours of paid work. That’s okay. For one, it all goes towards the school fund. Secondly, I can concentrate on learning to relax after I’m done helping my brother at his place of employment.

Slow Moving Summer Adventures

Domagick Day 14

Yesterday, as part of my practical back-to-school work, I contacted the financial officer at my new college about filling out a final student loan form. She got back to me today with the name of the person I should speak to instead. I’ve already contacted him and begun making arrangements to have the form signed.

The disk I enchanted for Botis is working at least this well for me thus far; when who I sought for help couldn’t assist me, she passed me on to someone who could. I consider that I win. Of course, I’ll have to see how the disk works over the long haul. I continued to charge it through carrying it while out and about today.

This afternoon’s summer adventure took me to a part of our city I don’t visit particularly often. I captured a few snapshots of the urban landscape, plus a brewing storm. Later today, I plan to return to a pastel drawing I started last night. It’s based on my own photograph, so I’m eager to see how it will turn out.

At nearly half way through the June 2017 Domagick challenge, I would rate it as a success so far, but somewhat lackluster in my neck of the woods. Realistically, that’s a good thing. I’ll have all the excitement I need once I’m back to school!

Every day, a little something!

Domagick Day 13

The pattern of my Domagick Enchantment project is probably becoming apparent now. To draw useful qualities and resources into my life before I go back to school in September, I’ll work with a different spirit each week across June and July. I’ll invoke the spirit and run their energy through a disk I’ll wear on my keychain over that period whenever I am out.

So far this week, I have invoked and charged a disk for Botis. I’ve asked him to help me find allies wherever I go, an ability which I believe will make group work of all types much easier when I am in school. I’ve put my magick into practical application by asking sales people for assistance when researching computers and camera for school.

Today my magickal work was much more laid back. On my way out of the house, I said a mental prayer to Botis as I locked the door, again asking the he aid me in finding allies. My trip to the library, however, turned out to be pleasant but uneventful. I simply charged his disk during the walk itself.

I started a marker piece late last night for the work I am doing with Vapula, and put some finishing touches on it this morning. I also started playing with a couple of photographs which I hope to finish digitally manipulating over the next week or so as time allows. Every day, some art!

Botis for Finding Friends and Allies

Domagick Day 12

I feel like the weekend was over too soon. I wish I could have spent a few more days learning to relax better with Ipos.

Today I started working with the fourth spirit in my back-to-school plan, Botis, a spirit well-known for reconciling friends and foes. I chanted OM for a while to still my mind first, and then focused on an image of his sigil. I slowly became aware of his energy as I concentrated on it. It felt damp, but not unpleasant. Suddenly I was overwhelmed with the urge to go swimming outside, in the fresh air.

I asked Botis to help bring allies into my life, and then visualized that coming to pass while I ran energy through the disk I’d made for him. I plan to wear it on my keychain for the rest of the summer as part of my Domagick enchantment project, if not longer.

To put what I’d asked for from Botis into practical use, I made sure to ask for help multiple times when comparing computer and camera prices today. I know my way around computers well enough to understand whether or not I’m getting a decent deal in that area, but I am a complete newbie when it comes to cameras. It was nice to hear about the features from someone who deals with the cameras every day, even if they were trying to sell me something.

When it comes to my continued weekly work with Vapula, I am trying to make art every day in the midst of getting everything ready for school. Today that involved simply snapping some photos.