The Second Sun, Nahui Ehecatl, Four Wind. This was the sun of the second creation; ruled by Ehecatl Quetzcalcoatl, Teotl of the Wind. In this sun, the inhabitants of the earth were destroyed on the day Four Wind by mighty hurricanes and tornadoes, save for those who were transformed into monkeys. The second of the Four Suns prior to the current, Fifth Sun. From the Aztec sacred narrative.

El segundo sol, Nahui Ehecatl, Cuatro Viento. Este era el sol de la segunda creación; gobernado por Ehecatl Quetzcalcoatl, Teotl del Viento. En este sol, los habitantes de la tierra fueron destruidos en el día Cuatro Viento por huracanes poderosos y tornados, excepto para aquellos que fueron transformados en monos. El segundo de los Cuatro Soles antes de la corriente, Quinto Sol. De la narración sagrada azteca.

On Spirit Work & Deity Worship Pt. 2 (AKA The Salt Never Ends)

If my previous post on working with deities/ big entities did not discourage you, or if you read it and said “FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, I’M GOING TO GO AND DO THE THING ANYWAYS,” then this post is for you.

Now that you’ve chosen this path, it’s vital to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible. Do not slack off. Familiarize yourself with the deity or Big Entity you will be working with & their lore, learn about banishment, contract-making, energy-work, communication, warding, glamouring…..I cannot stress the importance of this step enough. If you’re going to play with the big dogs, you better be ready and bring your A game.

“Fuck tha rulz, I do what I want and I’m gonna summon ____ without doing all that BS!”
If you decide not to do your due diligence, or if you entered into a working relationship with a Big Entity/ deity lightly…. Then know that you are already at a disadvantage. With this cheerful thought in mind, here’s a few things to remember:

  • You have something valuable to offer, and the entity/ deity wants it. At the end of the day, all relationships are transactional. You give something, and you get something in return. Knowing that you have something of value to offer a deity/ big entity is the first step in preventing them from taking advantage of you.
  • You can set boundaries, and more importantly, you should set boundaries. Any healthy relationship has them, and any healthy relationship should be based on respecting them. If you find that God X, or whoever, has a penchant for ignoring the lines you draw, then he’s not the one for you. 
  • If the deity/ big entity doesn’t respect your boundaries, you should not enable them. I repeat, in bold, DO. NOT. ENABLE. THEM. Listen here- it doesn’t matter if God X is the God of Reasonable Thought and Cool Shit…. If he is not respecting you or the boundaries you’ve set out, then you damned better be saying bye. Like we discussed earlier, you have something valuable to offer (otherwise the deity wouldn’t bother to approach you) and if they aren’t holding up their end of the deal, then there’s no reason why you should, either.
  • LAWYER THE FUCK UP. If you are going to be asking for anything, or making deals, or accepting things from a deity of Big Entity, you better make sure that you have a contract set out, and you’ve reviewed it over and over and over again. Do you feel happy with your deal? Cool, go over it again. Do you think it’s impossible you’re going to get swindled? Cool, rework that shit. it takes one misplaced article or ambiguous definition to screw you over.
  • Leave clauses in your contract to rework your contract as needed/ redefine or clarify terms/ and break the relationship off if it becomes toxic.
  • NEVER COMMIT. Deities and Big Entities love commitment. Devoting yourself, soul-binding….all of these things have long-lasting, multiple-lifetime implications. And, you know what? Maybe this year that seems like a good idea. But what about when you’re ninety-years-old and you can’t do your daily devotional act? Or, hell, what about when, in your next lifetime, you are drawn somewhere different in your path, but tough luck, bud, you’re stuck working with God X for the rest of eternity.

I have (unfortunately) had to learn some of these lessons the tough way. I committed too fast, I made contracts in times of dire need, I worded things dumbly. But I have been lucky so far. I have survived my own stupidity relatively unscathed. There are spirit workers who have not been as lucky. 

As parting words I leave the reminder that when working with Big Entities and deities, we are our own best advocates. We need to be making smart decisions, and fight against the current system that reinforces abusive behaviours in spirits.