You don’t have to call yourself a magician, mystic, psychic, priestess or wiccan to be magical. Every wish, prayer, business plan, and affirmation carries magic. The question is, how do you get better at making things happen? How do you increase your experience of abundance and prosperity?
My mother introduced me to my awareness of magic. No one casts a circle or leads a ritual like she can! As I got older and made my own way, I found ritual magic became less effective for me. There was almost a feeling desperation, a forcing quality when I would set up my altar and call in the directions. (As if they aren’t already there?) Most importantly, I noticed it didn’t seem to be working.
That doesn’t mean the magic stopped. I believe things work for you until they stop working, and that’s a sign to move on. I noticed magic happening in other ways. I’d have a casual thought like “I think it’s time for _____” or “I’d like to _____” or “I want a _____” or “Wouldn’t it be nice if _____?” Soon the object of my desire showed up.
What makes magic happen? The underlying principles of all magic are INTENTION and INNER SHIFT. Set your intention for gentle and effortless shift. I’ve observed some practices that help:
• Tap into your heart’s vision.
• Strategic action.
• Ask for the Universe’s help. Learn to be a gracious receiver.
1) Vision is the dreaming part, getting in touch with what you want.
This isn’t about what you think you should want (you’ve been told all your life to want marriage, babies, and fame… do you really?) Look at those fantasies and desires that are close to your heart, even the things that don’t seem possible. Dreams and fantasy are the language of vision. They show you who you really are and help you see what’s most important to you. This helps the universe set things in motion.
I find it helps to get this stuff out of your head and into some physical form. Create a vision board: a collage of pictures and words and symbols that mean something to you and represent elements of the life you are bringing to you.
Many people resist this step! But I have heard again and again from clients (especially the ones who didn’t want to do it) how glad they were that they did a vision board. It works like magic, clarifying your values and bringing your right brain and your unconscious mind into the game of getting you where you want to go.
An Example of Vision Board Magic:
“I wanted to share an anecdote about the great results I’ve already seen since the session… I went home from the seminar Wednesday night and made a vision board, just using sketches of what I want. One of my sketches was to be in the Olympics (riding). By Sunday, I was shaking hands with a four-time Olympian and learning riding techniques from her; I had signed up for an opportunity to work with another Olympic rider and chef d’equipe of the Olympic equestrian team in mid-December; and I found an opportunity to sing up to learn from yet another Olympic rider in January. And just last night I became aware of another opportunity I may have this month to work with another Olympic gold medalist. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I’ve been riding for 20 years and never had such opportunities.” ~ Corey M.
2) The next step is action.
Action creates energy. It shows the universe you’re serious. For instance when I decided I was ready to be a radio or television guest expert, I took that class on being a good media guest. This small action lubricated the way for the universe to help me.
Most people weigh themselves down with busy work that overwhelms them and slows (or even stops) their progress.
• Learn to prioritize what is most important. What do you do that has the most impact? Anything else is “faerie points.”
• Don’t try to do everything at the same time. In fact, don’t do now what you can do in three months. Plan your year by quarters, and spread out your goals evenly in each quadrant. Focus on this quarter first. If you finish early, then you can shop for activities from later in the year!
• If it isn’t fun and doesn’t make you a ton of money, delegate it.
• Put your big goals further out into the future, and make your short-term goals smaller. Build believability. Most people psych themselves out by taking on too much before they’re ready. Take BABY STEPS. What is an effortless first step? Set yourself up for success. Collect wins, build your confidence and build momentum!
• Look for what is effortless.
• Know the difference between your job (action) and the universe’s job (results).
Choose strategic action over busy work to get into motion and allow room for what you want. When you feel overwhelmed you may be telling the universe “no more!”
3) Which brings us the final step: ask for what you want.
Every week ask for the universe’s help in some endeavor. (In fact I include this weekly exercise in my “12 Months of Magic and Manifestation” workbook.) Some weeks it’s easy to come up with something, like “Get me over this cold!” It’s the weeks that you can’t think of anything that really stretch you. Then the exercise is about honoring your relationship with Source. You’ll get better results the more you align yourself with that Source. Tune into your wisdom. Listen, look for, or feel what is wanting to be requested.
This weekly practice reminds you of the distinction between your job and the universe’s. And you grow your ability to be a gracious, appreciative receiver. This is attractive to Source.
It’s this dance between practical action and spiritual allowing that creates a charmed life. As you practice you’ll find it easier to conjure what you want at any time. You are on your way to mastering magic!
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