Magic manifests in our lives in many ways. You don’t have to go too far to experience magic. Look around you, a child being born is magic, a plant sprouting out of a seed is sheer magic, a bird singing and chirping is magical. The irony of the modern life is it has taken us away from the magic and wonders of the world and reduced everything to a scientific matter-of-fact phenomenon instead of a wonderful happening.
There is no difference between the words ‘magic’ and ‘magick’. Some occultists added an extra “k” to the word to distinguish it from stage magic.
A child knows the power of magic. For him everything is wonderful, even his own hands and fingers are so interesting, it can spend days together playing with them. The theme of this edition of Kaleidoscope is to bring your awareness to the magic happening all around you and inside you.
Each one of you has the magical potential in you to manifest the kind of life you want. Magic is a potent combination of intent, focus and intensity.
I am sharing some tips with you that will increase your magical potential, raise your awareness and strengthen your mind. In fact, they may change your life! These tips are universal… and they work, whether you believe in magic or not.
1 – Accept that You do not Know
It’s okay not to have all the answers. You don’t have to be certain all of the time. Magic is the realm of the unknown. If it were ultimately knowable, then science would already have measured it and verified it. On the other hand, some things that once would have been considered magic are now called technology. So there is a spectrum that ranges from useless stuff to solid fact. It’s up to you to figure it out and keep a sharp, critical mind.
2 – Think for Yourself
The human mind’s potential is illimitable. But we are continually duped into believing that we can’t do it, that someone else should do it for us. Unless you’re ready to think for yourself, you will not discover your magic.
3 – Keep an Open Mind
Be open to new ideas. Don’t accept as truth anything you hear. Only accept the possibility that it may be. You’ll have to rigorously seek out the truth for yourself, with a critical mind. The emphasis on truth is essential. Illusion is based on deceit, real magic on truth.
4 – Reduce Your Assumptions
An assumption is basically just a guess. The more you can make conscious your unconscious assumptions, the more you will notice strange and magical things about yourself, others and the universe.
5 – Judge Not
Judgment of others clouds your awareness. Like assumption, it’s a reflex. Try reserving judgment when you can. Try allowing yourself the patience to gather more knowledge or more insight into matters. Whenever you can avoid judging, you can gain wisdom.
6 – Shed Expectations
The thing about expectation is that people see not what they WANT to see, but what they EXPECT to see. Projecting our image of things on the present moment or into the future is an unnecessary expenditure of energy that can be freed up for authentic magical experience.
7 – Stop Labeling Everything
As soon as we have a word or a name for a thing, we believe that we understand what that thing is. It’s how our minds work. Try to notice when you are doing this. Habitual labeling will actually end up being an obstacle to true understanding.
8 – Surrender to What Is
This is about allowing the present moment to Be. When you are fully alive and aware in the present moment, every thing around you takes on a magical quality. Time slows down, life appears to be a Kaleidoscope of colours. When you truly learn to be present, you will find the gap in the consciousness which can give you the experience of bliss of the source.
9 – Cultivate Courage
Start small and work your way up. Building courage is like building a muscle; you may not be able to start with your ultimate fears, but tackle what you can and you will get there. The more courage, the greater your magical potential.
10 – Trust the Universe
It is an abundant Universe out there ready with a catalogue to offer you whatever you want. It’s not out to get you, it wants to play. You just need to believe that all your needs will be met. Enthusiasm and playfulness are two of the strongest energies and mind-sets with which we can engage in the exploration of magic. Go with the flow!
11 – Meditate
Meditation can be very simple. Sit up straight, focus on your breathing, and the feeling of your life force. Connect with yourself. When you get distracted by thought, and realize it, simply say to yourself ‘thought’ and go back to your breathing.
12 – Put it into Action
You can read all the books, attend all the lectures, join all the groups and talk on and on about magic, but in the end, nothing will happen unless you find some practical means to put it into action. Don’t just think, do. Manifest your desires by practicing and experimenting for yourself. Learn through trial and error — it will be more valuable and more powerful than anything anyone else can tell you.
-Meetu Sehgal Meetu Sehgal, a Tarot Consultant and Holistic Healer, is an MBA from Delhi University. With more than 8 years of experience in Tarot Reading, she is known as a “Tarot Healer” for her in-depth tarot counseling sessions which are insightful as well as empowering. You can reach her at email@example.com or www.divineinnovations.org She also teaches Osho Zen Tarot, Reiki and other holistic sciences.