This approach involves looking at energy in a slightly different way than what we are taught is standard, even in most modern metaphysical schools. Rather than thinking of the point of manifestation as using energy, visualization and other magickal technique to manifest the physical experience of a romantic relationship, a sexual encounter or a specific person….we are looking at the internal reaction afterwards as the last event, the final manifestation of a scenario.
The manifestation of an object or event in the physical is not the final stage. It is always the internal reaction of the manifestor/magician that is the true end result. Once the car is made manifest in reality, the magician responds to the manifestation with positive and/or negative emotions. Mental realizations come up as everything from a self-affirming “Ohmigosh, I did it. I am a powerful magician. The Universe loves me” to the negative “Holy crap. How can I keep from losing this? I can’t afford this.”
We change reality–we alter circumstances and conditions, move objects in and out of physical proximity–because we consciously strive to evoke a reaction and subconsciously want to bring our hidden thoughts and feelings to light. In the perception of the more enlightened magician, all we are trying to do is transform our internal self. Looking at reality in terms of eventually evoking internal reaction, we are simply trying to remind ourselves, giving ourselves triggers, to remember particular energies.
We are manipulating complicated life-structures to justify our personal perception of particular energies. These energies are already and have always been in existence. We are manipulating worldly form to justify the belief that we CAN perceive these energies in our mental and emotional bodies.
Using this model of reasoning, it can be seen that the desire to manifest a Love Relationship is the desire to manipulate enough material circumstance and events in a way which will culminate in manifesting those feelings that one’s psyche associates with being in a Love Relationship.
The frustration that the magician can feel before the Love Relationship is manifested (“not real, yet”) and/or the frustration that the magician can feel when they attempted to manifest the Love Relationship (and it didn’t happen or didn’t happen exactly as consciously requested) is….using the Energy Model of Magick….the justification of the false belief that the mage cannot access those particular “emotional” energies that one has associated with Love Relationships.
To make this more concrete, let us start with a common example. Let us assume that one has associated feeling Adored with the experience of being in a Love Relationship. Although, we can sense any and all energies, regardless of physical scenarios….let us work with this example to break down the idea that a seeming lack of the physical experience of a Love Relationship can prevent the mage from any desired internal experience. Let us work with this concept of association more directly to defuse any of its previously-held power over us, especially on a more subconscious level. Not everyone can jump to the idea that all happiness comes from self or The Universe. Some of us still work with the association of feelings to material-world events and objects.
Rather than believing that I cannot possibly be Adored until I am in a Romantic Relationship, and until I am experiencing particular acts with or hearing particular dialog from my Beloved–I am questioning what I previously thought a Romantic Relationship held for me….that I could not experience without it. With honest questioning and reflection, I have come up with a list of feelings and convictions (feeling loved, the ecstasy of good sex, feeling whole, being content, feeling cared for)….and among them is the feeling that I am adored by someone.
Now, that I am aware of what essences, concepts and energies that I have mentally hidden on the other side of successfully manifesting a material-world event….I am ready to work with these concepts on another level. Using our target of feeling Adored, I can recognize that it is actually the internal experience of those particular feelings that I really want. As a spiritual being, I fully recognize that I am able to sense any and all energies, including those of Adoration. I can do a full ceremony, invoking a magick circle and calling elements or guardians. If I choose to work with Adoration in an energy meditation, that is also acceptable.
I can sense Adoration as an essence or vibration of The Universe. I can feel how far this energy extends. If I want to, I can play with other associations–the color of the energy of Adoration…and other associations that can manifest from that energy (such as animal spirits, elemental associations, and so on). I would free associate during the meditation itself, rather than research or plan ahead before the meditation. These would ensure more personal triggers and possibly give further insight to other personal associations.
Do this for all of the energies associated with the manifestation of a Love Relationship. Once all of the energies have been worked with, note which changes have been made internally and possibly, in the external. Repeat this cycle of energy work. See what happens.