Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Magic of Sorrow
A time may come when you find you are dwelling on something a bit too much. You may feel like you have to shift your focus to something else and yet the old 'thing' stays on your mind. It isn't like you have suffered a great loss. Yet you feel like you are stuck. You know you need to move on. Perhaps you have even declared that you are making the change. Still you find yourself reliving the old situation and failing to move towards the other parts of your life that will be good for you. At times like this it will be invoking magic to stop and mourn. The old adage that 'change is loss' has some validity. Explore what you are losing. Feel sorry for yourself if you need to. Cherish the good memories. But go ahead and remember the reasons why your are moving on as well. To complete the transition to the better aspect of the life you are creating look for the golden thread of this experience or situation you are leaving. There are valuable things here that can be important to the new experience you are moving towards. When you left high school you didn't suddenly forget all that you had learned and experienced. But you did go on to other aspects of your life. Learn from past experiences of transition. This moment in your present life may need to have a ritual of transition created for it. That is why mourning can help. Mourning explores, then blesses and lets go. I say to all wise magicians that when the time comes to mourn do so. Let the bittersweet moments come so that the more magical ones can be embraced. May the spark be with you.