My magic castle

My magic castle

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Magic of Cross Training

"Cross Training" is a term from sports but it has handy applications for ordinary, or perhaps magical, life.  Cross training is when a skill you develop in one sport can be used in another sport. For working magic in your life you can take the skill of the aura or feeling that fits with one activity and take that aura to another activity.  For example, being lonely makes it hard for me to work by myself.  I'm just a little bit more enthusiastic about life when I'm around people I like.  So I soak up this enjoyment when I am around my favorite people.  It is a skill to be able to enjoy other people.  Then I bring this skill from the social game and let this golden aura help my solitary writing game.  I say to all wise magicians, look for things in one area of your life that help you function at a high level.  Then see if you can transfer that to another part to help you function in that other aspect.  Let's use magic in any way we can to win at this game of life.  May the spark be with you.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Magic You Keep is the Magic You Grab

Being willing to reach out to make change is a form of working magic.  Action is a type of magic wand. Dreams and hope are good.  But to stand up and say, 'I am, I can, I will, I deserve it.' is what brings about the needed changes. Real magic doesn't live in a fairy tale world.  Ordinary people can bring about extra-ordinary change. But there are strong barriers.  Big lies are told to us and it is comfortable to believe them.  It takes courage, and a willingness to work magic, to question the lies.  We may not know they are lies.  But if you get in the habit of healthy doubt you will learn to have a sense of lies versus truth.  Lies often are told in an effort for the evil sorcerers to keep their power.  Denial of climate change is one such lie.  Right to work is another.  As if having good working conditions in a factory were a bad thing. Doubt every slogan and label that comes your way until you have checked it out.  Thinking, logically and critically, is the ultimate magic wand.  So I say to all wise magicians, go ahead and overcome your conditioning.  Bit by bit see what you can do to make this world a better place. Magic abounds.  May the spark be with you.