To my eyes there is little point in having a textbook for development and then not putting it into practise.
Once I was pretty certain that my personality was seventh ray, I set about using ceremonial magic to integrate it. This I did by making a pentagram with five lit candles at the points and lighting some incense on my fireplace. Then I constructed the thought form of the pentagram. I then entered the centre of the pentagram from the East, lay down on the floor within the pentagram with my head at one point and meditated whilst listening to Tibetan deep voice chanting. I did this ritual on average about five times a week for about half an hour each time, over a period of a year. When the session was nearing an end, I would exit the pentagram the same way I entered it and extinguish the candles in reverse order to the order in which they were lit.
In the day-time I would teach physical chemistry.
There is nothing like a well-executed ritual for setting intent.
I had a blog called the inside out which related to the last sentence below and was about me extroverting many of the things I had bottled inside. In a manner of speaking, I eviscerated my emotions and put them out in public.
This sentence spoke volumes to me.
I love to see the forms emerge, created by my mind, and do their work, fulfil the plan and disappear.
Once I figured that I had integrated enough I then used the second ray technique of repulse as per the manual.
” ‘I seek to bring the two together. The plan is in my hands. How shall I work? Where lay the emphasis? In the far distance stands the One Who Is. Here at my hand is form, activity, substance, and desire. Can I relate these and fashion thus a form for God? Where shall I send my thought, my power the word that I can speak?
‘I, at the center, stand, the worker in the field of magic. I know some rules, some magical controls, some Words of Power, some forces which I can direct. What shall I do? Danger there is. The task that I have undertaken is not easy of accomplishment, yet I love power. I love to see the forms emerge, created by my mind, and do their work, fulfil the plan and disappear. I can create. The rituals of the Temple of the Lord are known to me. How shall I work?
‘Love not the work. Let love of God’s eternal Plan control your life, your mind, your hand, your eye. Work towards the unity of plan and purpose which must find its lasting place on earth. Work with the Plan; focus upon your share in that great work.’
The word goes forth from soul to form: ‘Stand in the center of the pentagram, drawn upon that high place in the East within the light which ever shines. From that illumined center work. Leave not the pentagram. Stand steady in the midst. Then draw a line from that which is without to that which is within and see the Plan take form.’ “
From Esoteric Psychology 2 by Alice Bailey and Djwhal Khul