Working with Demons : What I Have Learned So Far
This year has been and continues to be, incredibly rich and challenging. But it has been the most rewarding year of all my life. I have learned a lot, from me, from my successes and mistakes, from the people around me, and from the Demons.
I’d like to share here what I’ve learned. For the vets, it might be no news, but maybe it will help some others.
1 – Accept that some Demons just don’t want to work with you
Lack of success in your magical practice is not solely related to your skills. It might but sometimes roots of these ‘failures’ are elsewhere. I’ve had some experience with a Demon. I just got no result at all. I kept on committing myself but with no improvement. At some point, I had to acknowledge that sometimes, Demons just don’t wanna work with you. It shouldn’t create some mental pain or doubts, it’s no big deal, you can’t be loved by every Demon as in real life.
2 – Accept that some results need time
That was one of my biggest flaws: I was too impatient. I’ve learned that results can happen very quickly, while some others will need more time. And surprisingly, the most difficult tasks are not necessarily the ones needing that much of a time. I’ve reached a very important goal with the aid of the spirits in a week time frame while some easier things could take longer. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no rule, and that Demons have their own agenda or might be busy elsewhere sometimes (without necessarily telling you) and that patience is a virtue.
3 – Accept that magic is everywhere, every time.
The more I’ve been working with my Patron Demon and Demons in general, the more doors have been opened without me asking for anything. This is something I hadn’t experience before. You realize that magic is much more than waving hands in some temple while saying incantations. When you have strong bonds with your Demons, they are constantly with you. Therefore, you don’t even need to formalize officially in the temple what you are trying to achieve and the kind of help that you need: they know and without you asking for anything they will help. I’ve had this happening a LOT these past months. The more you’re getting close to your Demons, the more they are acting on your behalf in this material world. It takes time tho to get to this point when you are there, it is beautiful.
4 – Accept to be rough without being a douche.
Another of my past flaw was to be too kind to the Demons. I think that I was afraid to upset them being upfront.
At some point and after a very long time working with a specific Demon without getting any help (so I didn’t break the rule #2 above, I’ve been very patient) I decided to let the Demon know that I would stop working with him unless he would help. I was firm but not rude, blunt but never a bully. I just expressed my unsatisfaction like I would have done with anyone. As a result, all the doors opened in a week time frame.
It made me understand that sometimes you have to raise the voice. It has to be legitimate tho, just raising the voice for no reason will quickly make the Demon remind you who he is. But if you have some just cause to your unsatisfaction and express it firmly, the Demon knows that you’re entitled to feel unsatisfied and will change gears.
5 – Accept that magic can be boring sometimes.
There is no mystery: if you want to play guitar like a boss, you have to practice hours of boring scales. Before learning the major scales, it’s good to first know the pentatonic. And once both the pentatonic and major scales are known then you can jump into minor harmonic or melodic. But wanting to practice them all at once will just hinder your progress. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is likewise with Demons. Instead of jumping from one Demon to another every week, learn how to build something reliable and strong with one Demon. It can be boring because at some point it lacks surprises and novelty, but at least to my own experience, this is what allowed me to keep on moving forward.
6 – Accept that you won’t be good at every kind of magic and that you will never know everything.
Very few people can master many various paradigms, systems, and spirits from many different traditions. Wanting to master everything is a waste of time. This is a good thing to be curious, but the quicker you stick with what you’re good at, the more you will improve and get results.
Vodou, Palo, Santeria, Demonolatry, Angelic magic, Jin magic, working with saints, astral projection, hoodoo, shamanism, Qbalah, Enochian… you will never know nor master everything. Get used to the idea. Find your niche, what makes you feel happy and provide you results and stop wandering from one system to another every now and then. Master musicians don’t play rock, blues, java, hard rock, folk, tango etc.. they stick with what they feel attracted to, what makes them feel happy, and what allows them to express best their skills.
7 – Accept that there are no rules and that those 6 previous points are just based on my own experience.
You will have your own discoveries, each one is different!
Hope you enjoy it!!