For the sake of posterity, I thought I'd write a bit about my experiences in using the Headless Rite in this context. It's a profoundly powerful means of self-initiation, but also a system through which one can connect more deeply into their chosen currents, making it something of a staple in magical practice.
My most recent experiences with this rite have certainly verified this for me once more, and I've learned quite a lot from the process despite being something of a practiced hand. As with providing offerings, I find that the HR tends to cause things to proceed more smoothly as a general rule. It created in me a need to observe the timeliness of things, generating a kind of sensitivity to these ebbs and flows & reminded me how to work within them to manifest the things I seek for myself, my family, my clients, and my friends.
Within the time that I've been practicing this daily, I found that there was substantial change to the way works felt. Believe you me, this is a noticeable enough expereince when you don't do magical work all that frequently, but when you do ritual work every calendar day, it becomes all the more obvious and recognizable.
For instance, my spouse has gone through several surgeries of late in order to correct a longstanding medical issue. I'd used magical work to get her to the right doctors and the like earlier on, and her recovery process was well underway by the time that I'd begun performing the HR daily. Up until that point, these surgeries had been increasingly dramatic and traumatic, as the body has a way of responding to medical issues that can be anything but graceful. This changed almost immediately after I started performing this rite.
She'd gone from having a few pretty rough rides to suddenly experiencing what was comparatively the smoothest of sailing within the span of four days' time, all without me having done additional work to cause that to happen. There were a few scheduling conflicts that occured along the way, but they led to her working with an incredibly talented, remarkably prescient anesthesiologist who was able to put her in the appropriate state without any lasting issues save for about 24 hours of grogginess.
Color me impressed, but that's not really all there was to this.
As this was going on, a friend of mine who had been looking for a new place to live and a new job got both within the week, marking both a 10% decrease in the cost of her housing and a 20% increase to her wages, all while working half as many hours.
Another close friend of mine went through an incredibly risky surgery in the past few days and came out without any complications...that's more than a statistical abnormality, as in this case there was roughly a 40% chance that something was going to go wrong for her. Again, I did nothing specific to cause this to happen, but it was a remarkable boon nonetheless.
To add to this, there's been a substantially revelational component to my experiences after doing this, alongside synchronicities between myself and others doing this work. This suggests that there is indeed a thread that binds this all together, and furthermore that there's an innate significance to this that's beyond what we might expect.
There are more developments, but I cannot go into them here. Many relate to things that really can't be discussed openly, but suffice it to say, the sense of profound change is reaally rather obvious.