I've said it before, and it should come as no surprise: Magic Works.
So I spent a couple weeks doing magic to get back on track and start scratching the gate to the 8th sphere. Please note, I performed the Gates Rites, basically, every morning at dawn for two weeks straight. The first week was focused on cleansing rites, the second on reclaiming my standing in the Work.
First thing that happened was my whole fundamental perspective was realigned along more purely Hermetic-Mercurial lines... Hail Eris. Then I met this priestess of Babalon. And then some amazing personal shit went down that if I put it in writing, I swear to god it would be that video up there.
Magic, it works, brothers and sisters. Seek first the Kingdom of God, and all the other stuff will be added unto you. Thou art God. Focus on ascension, keep that One Star in sight, and do the magic to get what you came for, and amazing things will follow.