Daily spiritual practice is vital for ritual development. It allows you to develop and sustain commitment to your chosen deity and to your spiritual path. I do a morning and evening worship and it takes a commitment to make time every day for these two events. They do not require lots of time but they do require a commitment of time. I have found that until I have daily worship to my God then my magick is not as infused as I would wish for it to be.
Sometimes I feel like my progress is slow and sometimes I wish something super extra-ordinary would happen that would make magick so obvious that the biggest skeptic would believe. I keep reminding myself patience, practice and purpose are important in magick. Magick is not an exhibition. I have to keep reminding myself of that. Magick has a purpose and should be worked with a purpose in mind. And exhibition is not a purpose. It is ego indulgence.
So each day I work on my worship and I do my divination card reading. The card reading helps me a lot. When I pull a card for the day I know that somewhere during my day that card will help me make a wise decision. The card for the day has helped me greatly in steering clear of situations that would not be wise. Situations that on the outset look like they may be just fine but later I learn that situation would not be a good one. Following the wisdom on my daily card kept me from falling into that situation.
So the twice daily worship and the oracle readings help my magickal self a lot. I guess I have to look at my daily work and see the progress I’ve made. More importantly I should look at my magickal life and realize there are many others who are wishing to be where I am. I know years ago I could not wait to be where I am. I guess I needed to reflect and then be thankful. Not many Christians overcome their fear of their mainstream indoctrination in order to embrace the magick they so longingly crave. I have and I’ve been blesses because of it.