You want to learn, you want to do Deep Work. Kudos! I will assist you when you ask and when I am able, but I will not drag you kicking and screaming to it. If you want it the impetus must come from within you not from me on the outside.
I gladly parse out energy to willing people. I become miserly when you wish to lie on your back with the expectation that I’ll grab your foot and drag you with me. Push you? Oh, hayel yes! Catch you when you tip backwards from the force? Sure, as long as the lesson isn’t the fall itself. But if you want it you have to reach for it. That’s what this path is: being the force behind the Will and then engaging Will to be Who You Said You Would Be.
(On a related note: No skipping steps. No, IRAB (I Read A Book) or ITAC (I Took A Class) and now I’m ready to instruct others without all the praxis that must occur in between those steps. If you skip the steps the missing pieces will be spotlighted with time and the community you wish to engage will avoid you.
If you desire to be taken seriously, if your wish is to be Seen and Known and Trusted then you must Do The Work all the way through. You must want it, reach for it, and practice it. And check your ego and ethics every step of the way while surrounding yourself with folks who will call you on your behaviour if it looks like you’ve forgotten to do so.)
You can find those who do it differently than I do. You can find people who will prop you up when a faceplant is the work, who will take your hand and pull you forward while you protest and lean back. They just are not me. I will not work with those folks, either. Just so we’re clear.
Originally posted to LeanintoJoy.
Reblogged this on Siren Afire and commented:
This is why Boneweaver is my working partner. We are In Agreement.
I have a friend who refers to this as PIE Pagan syndrome. PIE= Perfect, Instant, and Easy.
There is no PIE in magic.
Ha! I like it!
Agreed – there is no PIE in magic 🙂
Bravo! I once had a student who complained about how hard the work was paired with a student who was open and eager to do the work and put a lot of thought and effort into it. Unfortunately, I lost both. The eager one couldn’t handle the Work (she had a pre-existing condition that wasn’t… compatible with spiritual work), and the other one, seeing what happened to the dedicated student, freaked out and fled.
From that point, my #1 rule for new students is this: Know the Work is hard before you start, but if you find you have truly underestimated it (or overestimated your will), don’t be afraid to walk away.