Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Magic Zone
For me the best use of magic is as a help when times are tough, when your energy is low and you feel a bit (or a lot) overwhelmed. Then you can go to the magic zone. You can reach out to the magic that surrounds you. The way to do that is to call up a good memory somehow, from somewhere. Perhaps it is of a time you were in your mother's arms, being read a wonderful story. Of the glow of candlelight at a special time. Maybe you can see or hear what was involved at a special daybreak experience. Go to the magic zone, wrap yourself in that goodness, then bring it back with you to help you face the changes you need to make. Do this as many times as you need to. Just getting five good minutes can do wonders to help you deal with stress and trouble. The silky feel of a pet's coat, the taste of your favorite fruit, the sound of a good orchestra, the laughter of children, there are many experiences that you can call up to soothe and energize you. It might be something as simple as smelling cinnamon. You know what you need and want to do. You also know when that is hard. But magic abounds and is there for you to use. One of the tools of magic is the ability we have to put ourselves in a different realm for a bit. Then we come back to an everyday world with more courage and energy than we had before. When we put ourselves in the magic zone we often get another bonus. When we are not feeling so pressured creative ideas often come that help us solve the problems we are facing in a better way. So reach out to the magic that surrounds you. Feel the good and bring it back. May the spark be with you.