I thought I’d show you the house I live in! My flat may look like it’s part of the main house, but it’s actually fully self-contained with no connection to my landlord’s family and their living space. My entrance is to the side, behind that black wooden door. Mine are the window with the blue curtains and the one above. And that’s really all there is to it, the back of the house is not part of it. My door leads directly into the living room/kitchen, which has a small flight of stairs on the other end, leading to the bedroom with en-suite bathroom. It’s all very small and cramped, but so pretty!
But that’s not what I wanted to write about today. I have been thinking about magic and the way I try to explain it to people who are not familiar with the witchy approach. My own magic is essentially shaping reality, by means of energy that I direct or project. In order to work this kind of magic, it is necessary to be truthful: As Starhawk said, magic basically means: “It is so because I say so”, and to pull this off you need to completely believe your own words. If you are a liar elsewhere in your life, you will lack the necessary conviction; you will know you can’t be trusted and the universe takes its lead from you.
It reminds me of one of my favourite things T. Harv Eker is fond of saying, one of my “success coaches”: “How you do anything, is how you do everything.” Incidentally, this is exactly the main principle of my kind of magic. I’m often amazed at how people cheat in some parts of their lives and think that it doesn’t matter. Don’t get me wrong, please: I’m not here to judge anyone morally. What I’m saying is that it does matter, whatever part of your life is concerned, it affects the whole, just as you can’t hit your finger with a hammer and say it doesn’t matter because after all your toes are still alright.
The same goes for what kind of person you are. If you would like to attract abundance and fairness, it helps to be an abundant and decent person. Every afternoon as I stand in the very long tailback of cars on the lane for the turn-off towards the motorway, many people get out of that queue, fly past it on the less busy middle lane (which goes straight ahead after the traffic light), and then just before the traffic light, they indicate and are invariably let in by friendly people. They skipped 25+ cars which were ahead of them, and each one of these people now has an even longer queue ahead.
Doesn’t matter? Trivial? I bet if you talked to any of those drivers, or at least most of them, they’d vehemently deny being inconsiderate and selfish. Yet their actions speak a different language.
How you do anything, is how you do everything.
I learned from a wise person to look at my own actions when something untoward happens to me. Life is unfair? Check how you have been unfair (by skipping a traffic queue, perhaps?). Someone cheated on you? Maybe you cheated on your last tax returns. And no, “everyone does it”, “oh come on” doesn’t work. It’s not me you need to convince. It’s not about morals, either. It’s about your life and how YOU magically create every part of it.
It’s such an eye-opener to think that way. I keep catching myself acting in ways that I certainly don’t want to attract back to myself. It’s a constant process of growth and I don’t think any person alive is perfect. But we can try, and we must, as long as happiness and spiritual growth are among our goals.
News From The Tribe
Charissa has posted some amazing new illustrations bursting with life and colour recently – I’m just in awe!
And to continue the theme of last week’s post: Sarah has this beautiful blog called “Gorgeously Full Fat”about body size and perception, witty, often funny, always wise, and definitely worth reading.