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The word magic, gets misused these days. Misused, or misunderstood, it makes no difference. Either way, it is neglected by default. And either way, we lose out.

By ‘magic’ I mean essentially beneficial things for which there is no recognisable cause or explanation. To put it another way; ‘events which are apparently caused by mysterious or supernatural forces’ (Dictionary.com).

There are many reasons that we distrust magic. Religions don’t generally approve of it because it encroaches on their territory (as they see it). In addition, with the arrogance born or colonialism, we’ve come to associate magic in any form with cultures more primitive and less developed than our own.

This is a huge loss. Much which happens to us in our lives is mysterious and unexplained. Refusal to accept magic cuts down the opportunities to benefit from it. Opening up to an idea (such as magic, in this case), means opening the mind and expanding one’s horizons, and thereby, possibilities.

We’re also hampered the human propensity to speculate on causes any time we don’t know why something happens. I’d go so far as to say that MOST things on an average day have no clear or simple explanation (other than the reasons we make up to satisfy our speculations). In which case:

  • We waste time, energy and mind space dreaming up explanations for events for which there isn’t one
  • We occupy our minds to such an extent that we fail to notice magic when it occurs.

Accepting magic is a choice

You don’t have to broadcast it, dress strangely, nor use any particular incantations (though if you know some, use them, after all you are probably using negative incantations on a daily basis). Accepting magic means just that. It’s a private matter, so no one will think you are weird (but would that be so bad?).

If you need a simple rule of thumb: If you can imagine it, you can make magic.

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