It’s something that the majority of us miss when we begin to practice Magick, and that is that the only distinction there is between the “magickal world” and the “mundane” is that which we create in our own minds. Magick is life; it is the act of living. And as anyone who has practiced for a while can attest to, trying to distinguish magick as a separate aspect of our lives quickly becomes impossible.
At the most fundamental level, the world in which we live is nothing more than energy. Everything, every last bit, you, me, that computer you’re sitting at, that tree outside your window: it’s all energy. And there are no distinctions: everything is connected.
It is these two basic principles that make magick possible. And because of these two basic principles, it is possible for anyone to work magick: it is our birthright as energetic beings who perceive themselves as being separate from it all. This view of separateness, of disconnection, is what grants us the ability to work magick; it is what allows one to consciously create changes within the world that may have otherwise seemed impossible or, at least, highly unlikely.
So, truly, all one needs in order to work magick is the ability to focus. Without being able to maintain concentration for any period of time, one cannot work magick, it is simply not possible. One must be able to recognize energy, to sense the variances of energy, the subtle differences that make things unique within the physical world. Once one is able to recognize this energy, be it in a tree, a rock, plant, or one’s own body, it is possible to then harness that energy, to manipulate it to a goal. From there, the possibilities are endless.
Magick can then be used to one’s benefit whenever and wherever the need becomes apparent. It needn’t be relegated to the Night or certain specific Days of Power. Working magick is as simple as taking a breath and holding a thought, and, as such, you may notice the most interesting things begin to happen once you truly realize there is no distinction, that living and magick really are one and the same.