Thursday, September 12, 2013
If Not Magic, Then Math
If you think of magic as a sudden burst of goodness and assurance of benefits, then you know of the times when magic does not seem close at hand. But wise magicians know there are many ways to work magic. The wise magician also knows that magic is always near, it is just a matter of finding the way to call it forth. I have found that when you can't call forth that burst of joy, that fun of magic, you can resort to a more plodding way to work up to your joy. Count the good things around you. Surely there are interesting colors or patterns in your field of vision. There may be at least three things that you are grateful for. Be thankful for the air your breathe. I believe the ancient magicians knew that you may have to prepare the way for magic. That is why numbers are often associated with spells. Count the small little steps you took to get ready to deal with a problem. Even getting the courage to face an issue is worthy of a count. Count your progress, your good memories, the ways you have worked magic in the past. Add on the ideas that are probably now coming forth. Subtract any urges you have towards negativity. Divide your time between hope and confidence. Multiply the benefits you will bring into your life and the whole world by your willingness to go for the good. Play with numbers until you can wave a wand or your hand and bring forth magic. May the spark be with you.