Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 the Year to Vote

It's an election year and this is a post about starting the New Year.
But it's NOT about the presidential election. 
It is about how we all vote every time we spend a dollar on any thing.

Each dollar you pump into the economy matters.  It matters to you. It matters to the business who takes your dollar in exchange for goods and/or services. It matters to the local/state.federal tax base.  It matters. 

Do you see more organic produce when you have your grocery shopping experience?  You know why? Because years ago people, thought fringe or fantic by others, started buying organic.

Do you see reusable bags for sale in stores these days? You know why? Because years ago people, thought fringe or fanatics by others, started using and buying reusable bags.

These are just 2 examples of why I think that each dollar you spend matters.  Each dollar is a VOTE for how you WANT the world to work.  So even if you don't vote in this year's election, take the opportunity to vote with the dollars you spend.  Take just a little bit of the time you will probably spend this year worrying about your bank account or the economy or the environment and before you hand over cash or swipe that card or fill out a webform to buy something THINK about who will be getting the money you spend and whether this is how you really want to be VOTING.

We all know that when we do magic we have to put energy into the process, whether it is our own raised energy or energy that we are drawing in from other sources.  You put energy into acquiring the dollars you have.  For this exercise, think of the dollar as stored energy (I know that modern currency has more than a few issues).  You want to take the stored energy in the dollar and distribute it magically to make changes in the world. 

Magic was defined by the British occultist Aleister Crowley as "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will".  When you vote each time you use your dollars that is causing Change to occur in conformity with your Will.  Raven Grimassi on page 179 of Italian Witchcraft enhances Crowley's approach. 
So take your imagination, concentration and your will to visualize 
 that each time you spread your dollars around it will make a difference in the world.

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