If you do magick to get something you want, will you have to pay back eventually? This is a question I get asked all the time, and there seems to be an assumption that there is an inherent balance in nature, and therefore in magick. That isn’t the case.
Magick can give you an outrageously unfair advantage, but that doesn’t stop it from working, and it doesn’t mean you’ll ever have to pay back.
I would be quite comforted by the thought that everything balanced out in the world, but that is not so. Billions live in poverty, millions live in relative luxury, and a small number of people are incredibly wealthy. There isn’t the slightest hint of balance, and many people die in poverty, while many people die wealthy. There is no payback, whether they used magick or not.
There is no inbuilt backlash in magick or economics. I know many rich people – some who used magick and some who didn’t. They never experienced any rebalance. Their wealth goes up and down, some become richer, some go broke, but there doesn’t seem to be any overruling law that ensures the wealthy are punished and the poor rewarded. Poverty never balances out by itself and nor does wealth.
I think people ask the question because they fear payback. If you use magick to tip the scales and get something you want, it feels like you’re hacking the universe and getting an unfair advantage. I prefer to see magick as an opportunity to change the world rather than be controlled by chance events. Whatever your initial circumstances, you do not have to accept them. If you are fortunate enough to have magick in your life, I think it is wise to use your skills to create a better life that you can relish and share, than to fear repercussions.
There is no balance, but there is chaos. Magick is about making choices, and calming the storm of random events and chaos that presents itself to you. Rather than being subject to the whims of other people who want to control you, or to random chance, you decide on the life you want and use magick to get there.
When it comes to money, you’re not messing with the natural order so much as taking control. But you do need to be sure that you want the money.
One of the most important things to get right with magick is to know what you want. If you really want money and feel comfortable receiving it, then you’ll be fine. If receiving money will make you feel guilty, then you might create your own backlash by finding a way to lose your money, to recreate a ‘balance’ that you believe to be natural.
Magick is a great way to get more than you’re getting now, if you’re happy to make that choice. The magick will never punish you and neither will any deity, or the universe or anything else. Be certain you’re not going to punish yourself or hold the money away through fear of backlash. You can manifest whatever you want, so long as you really want it.