Our brains are like a super-computers, and like computers they can get viruses that effect their programming. These virus’s are not caught by cough, or sneeze or bodily contact, but by trauma, and repetition. Trauma is like blunt force, to the workings of the mind. It gets in quick and stays for a long, long time, specially if it goes untreated. Repetition refers to the things we hear and see, over and over again, most often by people we know well…parents, teachers, peers, siblings, friends, etc. The words and actions of those we surround ourselves with can and often do, have an effect on us.
To become a magic-user of the Co-creation kind, we must first start by looking at our wounding; something we all have. This is not because the world is cruel, but because we learn and grow through our hardships. In the same way that a sword is tempered through extreme heat and cold, we are forged through our life experiences. This does not mean, that we should approve of cruelty, it simply means we can look at our wounding differently. Instead of seeing it as something meant to break us, we can choose to engage our hardships as teachers. In this manner we become Spiritual Warriors, keen on our souls path to healing. We do not shy away from that which haunts us, we turn and look it in the face and see it for the phantom that it is. For like a ghost, we are often haunted by our past. In looking at our wounding, we begin to see what parts of our story no longer serve us.
Before we go any further, I want to make it clear that it is exceedingly difficult and unlikely to wish yourself into anything. You cannot and will not simply step into the slip-stream of spirit and make all of your life problems go away. Like all endeavors in life, magic takes effort. When my kids were little, I use to tell them that god/goddess does not help those who refuse to help themselves. We can not simply lie around wishing our lives better. In short, we must work on it…after all creation is pretty big business, as anyone who has children knows. Sure the initial spark, the idea, the seed can happen without much thought. But to bring something into existence, we must nurture it.
Magic is a combination of the will and the way. We must have the will or the belief, that what we seek to manifest is possible. If we begin our journey with nothing but doubt, we will unlikely get very far. I look at it this way… There are millions of possibilities that reality can have for a person, by putting my will into a particular thought my odds of that manifesting become higher. It starts by believing that I we are part of the universe, and connected to creation itself, then we must invest in the reality that I wish to see as ours…this is where the will comes in. The will is not something to be beaten into submission, it is something to be surrendered to. It is in fact ‘opening to Spirit’, allowing the groovetastic energy of the universe to flow through us, giving us more energy to put into our dreams. The way is the directing of the energy, the path in which you believe it is best supported. This is where all those tools and techniques come in.
When we have found within us the ability to ‘open to Spirit’, we then can utilize the energy through the use of methods and tools. For some this is best achieved through following the teachings of others. Which is why yoga classes, meditation, and shamanic studies are so popular. But for some, the way is something unique to them. It may be a combination of teachings they have hodge-podged together, or something completely created from their imagination.
Which ever way you get there, whether it is through the teachings of others, and 100 tools, or through something unique to yourself with nothing to speak of in the way of tools, as long as you get there, it’s ok.
Do not spend your time fearing that you will stumble into darkness, that your efforts will lead you in the direction of danger. If you approach Spirit with the belief that you are connecting with beauty, love and healing. That is what you connect with. If you approach opening to Spirit as something dark, and filled with demons waiting to overtake you…well my suggestion is don’t bother, for you will most certainly not have a good time of it.
This is not the belief of dreamers and mystics alone. Quantum Physics has proven that thought matters. That we directly influence the world around us with our beliefs. Let us create the reality we want. Let us believe in the possibility of awakening consciousness, for if we are truly awake and connected, we will empathically understand the need to care for the world we live in, and the people around us. We will choose to be beacons of light, sharing love with ourselves and others. We will seek to make the world better for us being in it.