Fridays thought for the week?
Many of us are familiar with Invoking a Diety, Angel, Saint or other divine helper withe whatever we are trying to accomplish. Asking for help when it’s needed, is a good idea whether asking a friend or a neighbor or a god. Sometimes a job needs three hands- so we ask a friend to provide one. Sometimes a Working needs more energy than we have personally available, so we ask for divine energy. When you are trying to do something, you don’t generally want a random result, you want one favorable to you.
Remember you want to ask the right friend (earthly or otherwise). You don’t ask your Mom to help you raid the cookie jar, or your broke friend to loan you $25 until payday; you pick who you ask. Similarly you’ll ask Jesus, or Kwan Yin, or Eir for help healing, but not for giving a bully the “learning experience” he desperately needs. That’s why St. Joseph helps you sell your house, and St. Anthony helps you find lost items. People (and spirits) like doing what they’re good at. And don’t forget to thank them after, and show your appreciation before you start asking for favors.
cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.“the antiquated defense of insanity is rarely invoked today”
call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.
appeal to, pray to, call on, supplicate, entreat, solicit, beg, implore;
call earnestly for.“she invoked his help against this attack”
Another way to think of it is going with the flow. If you use all your energy trying to stay where you are, you aren’t going to have any left to direct your movement. Go with the change and ride the wave to a farther or higher place than you could reach without the wave pushing you along. Think of the line from Macbeth: “There is a tide in the affairs of men that taken at the flood leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”
When you find yourself in the midst of change, learn to feel for the flow of the energies around you. This is one of the reasons we use divination, to find the paths of least resistance, so we may flow easily in a profitable direction rather than exhaust ourselves fighting the tides of time and the universe.
Sale along the crest of the tide of time, rather than fighting it, and getting it up your nose.