Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Magic Of Discovery
Humankind has an innate urge to discover things. This is useful in many ways. You can find food, allies, shelter, fuel for your campfire, new and better pathways. But just finding things out for the sake of finding things out is also useful. I used to have a cleaning business and my crew and I found out that if we stopped for a moment to look around at the dirty dining room and guess the reason for the splotches and such it would seem like a game of discovery that gave us more energy to tackle the mess. People like to gossip. They like to snoop. You may wonder how I can relate this to the practice of magic. Since magic is the practice of actions and attitudes that puts you in more control and charge of your life, knowing things helps with that control. To discover that you can figure things out, can make interpretations upon which you can base decisions does give your more power. So I suggest that you cultivate the habit of figuring out what is going on around you, often. Not just in your immediate vicinity but on a large scale as well. This will help to develop your intuition as well. You may discover more things than you want to know. Then you can discover ways to choose what to pay attention to and what to ignore. But open up to the adventure of discovery. It will spark your life with magic. May the spark be with you.