Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I want to start this post out by noting that magic is work and magic is play, either or both. What I am thinking about when I refer to the 'work' of magic is using magic to systematically create a good result. You may have noticed in reading stories about magicians and sorcerers that they have a certain way of doing things, a system for getting their result. System is important to many endeavors. Divine order can be taken to mean the way order brings good things into our lives. One system many people say is important is that of having "a place for everything and everything in its place". A wise magician might look at that adage and notice that it is a static idea. If you use things you have to have another system for getting them back into their place. That's why shampoo is near the shower, dish soap is in the kitchen and so on. This leads to another concept. When you are trying to make changes in your life, to bring some kind of magic into it, look for the systems you may need to create in order for this change to take place. If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, it is important to be able to get to the instrument effortlessly. You need to create a system that makes it easy to develop a habit, or system, of learning to play the guitar, or other instrument. So now we are to the place where I make suggestions for wise magicians. I suggest you look at your daily life. Maybe it would be beneficial to create a few systems. Maybe you should call them games. After all magic likes to be fun. Create systems of place, of process, of managing your moods, of dealing with irritating people, of building on successes, of accepting the benefits of your ability to work magic. You are all magicians. Work some magic. May the spark be with you.