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Last week I wrote briefly on different contract types that a practitioner may commonly come across. This week I’ll focus on a few rules and precautions to help you with the types of contracts and pacts you wish to make, along with some common consequences.

Here are some basic precautions and rules to consider before entering, or changing contracts, that I have discovered while working with entities and other practitioners:

  1. Oaths: Any oath made is expected to be kept. Both parties must agree to change or dissipate an oath. In rare cases there are ways to get around an oath, but it requires intervention and mediation, usually from another entity or deity. If one party breaks their oath, they become what is known as an Oathbreaker. This is a very serious offense. If you have broken your oaths, you will be expected to pay restitution of some sort. If someone knows the rules, and purposefully breaks an oath without going through proper channels, they do not always get a chance for restitution.
  2. Bonding and Binding: These can be quite tricky, but depending on what you are doing, it is better to enter a mutual agreement and understand the terms. However, forced bondings and bindings are tricky, because only one party makes all the agreements. These usually require a deity to be involved. The deity essentially acts an enforcer – they are there to make the forced contract stick. Contracts against Free Will are dangerous, because everything needs an equal exchange to keep balance.
  3. Reciprocity: What you give out, you get back regarding contracts. If you don’t give equal payment, it can be requested or taken by the other party. Usually it won’t come to this, especially if the practitioner realizes what is happening and then rectifies the situation. Sometimes the person who is not receiving equal payment may ask for more than equal ‘payment’, similar to interest.
  4. Boundaries and Agreements: These are another important part of a contract. For example, with some of my guardians we have a specific agreement not to physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, or sexually abuse each other. When you are dealing with entities, especially those known to be aggressive, or liars, you should set boundaries. This doesn’t mean that the entity won’t push limits, or even abuse boundaries in ‘legal’ ways. However, you should consider all angles of protection when dealing with any being, which includes setting firm rules of engagement.
  5. Punishment and Restitution: This may be included in any type of formal contract with a being or practitioner. Sometimes the one making the contract sets the punishments, and sometimes the being you make a contract with sets the punishment/restitution. Each contract is individual and personal, so no two contracts may be alike when working with different beings, or even the same being.
  6. Reward/Price/Energy Exchange: Something must be given in exchange when working with other beings, after all you are asking for their help. Think of it as you are the boss hiring an independent contractor to work for you. You need to make a payment for services rendered. This goes for all beings. Again, this may be energy, a gift, or a service. There is always an equal exchange, if not greater price requested by the entity being contacted.
  7. Beings will always get the better deal: It is wise to remember that these beings have a longer stream of consciousness than we do, and many will have more experience than you regarding contracts. They have an intelligence that humans don’t understand, which allows them to get the better deal in the end. There are always safeguards in their contracts, and most beings that would be called in to deal with punishment, or breaking a contract, will more than likely be on the entity’s side, not yours.
  8. Biases: I have seen many practitioners claim that they have the right to punish entities, take forced information or payment, or say they have forced contracts on entities. This is a trick where the entity uses your ego and pride against you. I frequently find that these people eventually become ill, fall into a series of misfortunes, and even become insane. The ones that have lost their minds, especially when being eaten by Choronzon, can be dangerous if they have not been rendered harmless while living within their delusional world. Even practiced magicians can fall into this trap, so always be on guard and question your own motives. If the deal seems too good to be true, though you wish the deal to go a certain way, then don’t make a contract or bond. Come back later when you are more grounded, if you still choose to make the contract.

By using common sense, learning more about the personalities of the entities you choose to work with, and researching the Akashic/Eternal Records, you can make better choices regarding contracts. Remember, if it’s too good to be true — it is!

-Arachnia

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