I have written about magic before – blog post 21- however – this subject keeps coming up – so its time to review it at this very magical time of year.
I hear people telling me that the magic has gone out of life or they have lost the magic in life. There is only one way to fix this – you have to find it again… and to find something means you have to look for it. Sometimes in life – things find us – yes…but its far more effective to get active and go on the hunt yourself. If you lost it – you can find it. The very act of looking puts you back into empowerment as you are taking the power back into your own hands and you are doing something about it – rather than being a passive victim about it. Yes – that may sound a bit harsh – but… its not really. Its about taking action – about making some kind of movement – and as soon as you begin to move – you are no longer where you were before – and you are empowering yourself.
So – how to find the magic in life again… you look for it. You have to become more present to life – to start looking outside of your little cloud of doom and gloom and into the world… Yes.. I know – I am making light of some really heavy stuff.. but we need a touch of humour here to help.
When we are miserable and exhausted with life – we are a bit like “Eeyore” from the “Winnie The Pooh” stories – the lovely donkey who can be found to walk around in his own rain cloud when the rest of them are out in the sun. Life does give us these times…and sometimes that cloud is a huge hurricane of destruction and seems to go on forever. However, time and again – the sun does come out after the storm. While we are in the storm its pure hell, and feels like it is forever, but it does change. Life is always on the move. The sun continues to come out time and time again – in fact – the sun – is always out there shining… it’s the clouds that cover it from view and the earth that turns. So, its we ourselves that go into our clouds of darkness and turn our backs on the light, on the magic.
The light is the magic. So this means we have to poke through those clouds and let the light back in – we have to turn around and face the light again and allow it to touch us. The power is in ourselves.
Christmas and New years can be a huge dark cloud for so many people – so many unmet desires and disappointments – its so much history that comes back time and time again. How do we change the dark cloud into allowing in more light – how do we find the magic in these conditions??
Firstly – we have to want to… we have to make the decision that this is what we want to do. This means engaging our will and choosing a different point of focus. For those who have studied Life Alignment – think back to Body Spin where we do the 4 steps of the emotional release process- step one – we feel… this is where we connect to where we are right now and come into the present moment with it – as healing happens in the present. In step two – we choose to feel – where we are making a conscious choice of where we would rather be – of how we would rather be – this is the change of focus and this is all about empowerment. We then go into releasing what is holding us back… and in this process – you can think about it as using whatever methods you can to let go of the dark black cloud…. This can be through crying, screaming, shouting, painting, invoking angelic or other help… and then…. You can open up to receive something better… and this process always works.
One you have made the choice to find the magic again – then it’s a matter of actively looking for it in every area of life. Look for positive stories on media and social media… there are so many of them out there. Watch heart warming movies – and let yourself be touched by the hope and the love. Watch people… actively look for goodness and kindness in others – it is apparent everywhere when you look for it, and focus on it when you find it. Look at nature – this in itself, is pure magic in action… its like watching creation reveal itself to you in all that it does. Each time you see it – let it touch you – open your heart and let it inside. Breath it in. Smell it. Touch it. Use all your senses to connect to it.
Become the magic. This is the most powerful way of all to reconnect to magic – is to actually be the means through which magic happens for yourself, others and the planet. How can you help others experience magic? Smile at others. Give people real compliments. Make eye contact with strangers. Buy a stranger flowers, or if you can’t afford that – pick a few. Help someone – anyone – in any way you can. Say a prayer for someone. Think of something good about someone who is really annoying you…because there is always something good in people… that bastard may have really lovely eyes, or they may really love their dog… look for that one thing about them- and if not – then send them a blessing as they must be hurting really badly to hurt others. Find things to be grateful for – no matter how small. Pick up litter and throw it in the bin. Find something good about yourself. Do something good for yourself. All of these things will add up, and bring a lighter feeling to you so that the clouds start to thin and the light can begin to filter in… and the light brings the magic – as it is the magic.
Connect to the light inside if you can- imagine it… it is there – even if its really really small – it will be there – as if you are alive – there is a spark of light inside you. Visualise or imagine the light coming through your eyes, your ears, your nose, your hands and your heart… imagine you can touch others and yourself with this light. Start with yourself – where does this light need to go? Send it there – touch there. Listen through the light. Smell through the light. Taste through the light. Touch with the light. Feel with the light. The light will bring your heart into a more open and receptive space and you will feel the love – the magic – again.
The more you engage with light, the more you will find and see magic … love… in your life again.