I talked to a friend in Florida the other night, and we were chatting about how wonderful "instant magick" works. You know, the kind of magic we do in our mundane lives to get the good parking spot, or for a quick health fix, or for whatever you need at a moments notice.
This also came up in last month's lesson for me in my course, and I read Christopher Penczak's book (titled Instant Magick) on the subject which offerred many ways to use these types of swift spells for getting what you need.
Christopher invites you to create a "trigger" which puts you in a state of mind to do magick which is a great idea, but moms have been doing this kind of magick for years without even knowing it!
My mom always found a good parking spot - she just expected one to be where she wanted to park, and it was always there. And my grandmother had a magickal teapot. Whenever I was feeling blue or sick or indifferent, I'd bike over to her house for a cup of tea, and I'd always feel better when I left. I even have a friend who finds a great deal everytime she goes shopping - she just expects to get a discount, and it never fails! Even if she doesn't find anything on sale on the store shelves, she finds that something is on sale when it's rung through the cashier.
I strongly believe that what we put out there is what we get back, so why shouldn't instant magick work? If I'm sending out an intention for something to happen (I'm not talking the Lottery here - I'm talking about something that could reasonably happen) and I fully expect that to happen, it often does. There are times we just randomly think about something - like a person we want to get in touch with - and the Universe aligns with our thoughts, and the next thing you know the phone is ringing, and that person is on the other end of the line.
My favourite new use for instant magick is the "step on your brake" trick my sister in law told me about. Whenever someone is really on your tail when you are driving, just mentally step on their brake. Imagine you are in their car, and are slowing stepping on the break pedal. You'd be surprised how well this works! I've had really agressive drivers back right off. (This may fall somewhere in the grey area of influencing others - but I tend to think that preventing an accident is good for all involved!)
Do you use instant magick? What's your favourite use? I'd love to know about your experiences!