In this erudite article, we delve into the profound concept of Tao and Te, as discussed in our previous article on “Concluding Magic.” Tao and Te represent the cyclical nature of giving and receiving, which is fundamental in the practice of Taoist magic. Through this article, we aim to elucidate the essence of mindful giving and how it enhances the efficacy of Taoist magic, ultimately leading to personal growth and the betterment of the community.
The Cycle of Tao and Te
Tao and Te embody the principle of cultivating and giving back. Imagine a tree that bears fruit; you harvest the fruit (Tao), and in return, you must nourish the tree (Te) to ensure its continued abundance. This symbiotic relationship is essential for sustainability and growth. However, it is imperative that the giving back is directed towards the source from which one has received. You can also read our book on Tao Te Ching to learn more about this!
In the context of Taoist magic, it is essential for the recipient to contribute something before receiving the benefits. This contribution can be monetary or non-monetary, such as trust, faith, and cooperation. The extent of the benefits received is contingent upon the nature and sincerity of the contribution. For instance, if a client approaches us for Taoist magic but lacks trust or cooperation, the efficacy of the magic may be diminished despite our best efforts.
The Essence of Appreciation
Appreciation is a powerful form of giving back. It is not always material; sometimes, it is the expression of gratitude, acknowledgment, and positive feedback. For example, when a mother bakes a cake for her child, the child’s expression of joy and words of appreciation are the rewards that the mother cherishes. Similarly, in Taoist magic, the appreciation and positive feedback from those we help reinforce the cycle of Tao and Te.
Helping Through Higher Powers
When employing Taoist magic to help others, especially those who may not have the means to give back materially, it is important to act as a conduit for the higher powers of the lineage, such as Saam Law Jo Si. By doing so, you are not depleting your own resources but channeling the energies of the higher powers to assist those in need. The recipient’s gratitude and appreciation, in turn, strengthen the lineage and the higher powers.
Transferring the Give Back
After helping someone through Taoist magic, it is essential to complete the cycle by transferring the give back. First, internalize the gratitude received by reflecting on the experience and appreciating your own efforts and the lineage. Second, share your experience with the masters and the lineage to inspire and motivate others. Lastly, offer your gratitude to the altar or through the heart spell method if you do not have an altar, as a way to thank the higher powers.
As practitioners and disciples of Taoist magic, it is our responsibility to continuously cultivate our skills and knowledge. Through mindful giving and receiving, we not only enhance our own abilities but also contribute to the growth and sustainability of the lineage. The art of reciprocity in Tao and Te is not just a practice but a way of life that fosters a harmonious balance between the individual and the cosmos. Whether you are an ordained disciple or considering joining our lineage, embrace the power of Saam Law Taoist Magic with an open heart and a spirit of giving.