Friday, June 17, 2011
The Magic of Inventory
There are times in magically crafting the life we want we may suspect there are holes in our fabric, that we have failed ourselves somehow. Or we may have lingering echos of negative comments from toxic people from our past. That is a good time to stop and take inventory. To see what may be missing and to accept the wonderful things that are in our life as well. People who have Attention Deficit Disorder especially need to take inventory in order to work toward balance in their life. However, every wise magician would do well to do a bit of introspection from time to time. Remember, magic is well formed. The loving crafting of our life is what makes it magical. Details such as remembering to 'stop and smell the roses' or to list the things for which we are grateful. In addition, when we take inventory we are able to discover the next 'mission of the day', the thing which we must become involved with enough that we can actually get it done. Many times we may put something on our do list, only to find it still there day after day. It won't do itself. We have to focus on it, break it down into doable steps and get it done. Focus can mean mental rehearsal as well as the actual doing. Remember the way races were started off when you were a child? "Ready, set, go!" So take the challenge, do an inventory. Take time to do the 'ready' part of getting into the project. Find the glories and the worries. Then nurture the glories and prioritize the worries. Get ready to face the task that bothers you. See yourself doing it until you actually have started on it. That is one of the uses of the calendar that so many of us ignore. Look ahead to see what you have to start getting ready to start. Don 't let your inventory get you down. Reach out to the magic that surrounds you for a bit of that energy and zing. Then sit down for your inventory. There may be treasures in your list. You also may find that by doing your inventory you are better able to keep some of your treasures a bit better. May the spark be with you.