I started practicing magik when I was 12. Of course back then I was full of myself ( still am probably ) and used it for my own personal gain on a regular basis.
Now I'll give you I do still use it from time to time to help myself and my family out of difficult situations. Personally, I try to use it only when I cannot find another non-magikal means. Mostly, I concentrate on helping others.
I know, for myself, my path is to heal. Body, mind and spirit. Thus my use of magik is to follow this path. This is something I learned with time.
I see more and more people turning to magik for....interesting reasons. To curse, to gain, to deal with everyday problems.
I don't mean to judge, and will try to show people another way if I can see one.
But I'm curious....what do you use it for?