‘Tis the season for tricks, treats, vampish costumes and ghoulish potions. Fantastic fun to play make-believe with the other realm. But if you could use an ounce of real magic in your life, wouldn’t you want to?
Meet the magician, a character consigned to myth and other-worldliness, but at large in yourself if you dare recognize him or her.
There are 6 characteristics that set magicians apart. Let me tell you what they are and show you how you can harness your own magician power.
Magicians are fully aware of their specialness. They know what particular gifts and talents have been handed to them, courtesy of their heritage. Sure, they may have had a Harry Potter-type struggle to get on board with them, but once they know they’ve got them, they’ve got them.
Step one for aspiring magicians: own your magic. Wake up to it. Stop discounting or rubbishing it.
See all the fabulous things that you are, and that make you uniquely who you are. Draw them, list them out, find music that talks to them. Enervate them. Bring them alive.
Once you’ve owned your magic, it’s time to step into it.
Magicians sit in their powers. They have a grounded, balanced sense of themselves. There’s no arrogance, no egotism about them. Just a kind of quiet, assertive, unassuming magnetism.
Likewise, you must get comfortable with all the magical things that you are. Become confident about them. Stand tall in them and let them transform you.
Magicians have total belief and determination in the outcome of their endeavours. Their mindset doesn’t allow for the possibility of failure. They don’t set up a spell thinking, “well, this one might not work”. They just get on with it.
If you want to bring off magical things in your life, you need to galvanize your energies in this way too.
There is only success.
The magician’s wand points to its target. With laser precision it channels its energies to its destination. And, Avada Kedavra, something has been totally zapped.
And so you too must bring sharpness to whatever change, big or small, you’re trying to pull off. Without it, even your most harnessed energies will be dispersed.
Magicians trust to a greater energy than themselves. Some will call it universal energy. Others will call it spirit, or God. In doing so they harness a power that’s bigger and beyond even them, enabling them to pull off stuff that looks super-human because it is.
If you want to bring some magic into your life, you too must trust to a power beyond yourself. The collective energy of a group; the power of a process of which you are part; the psychic energy of a relationship.
So much of self-help and psychology is about us as individuals that we sometimes forget that there’s a little more to it than that. The magician, however, does not forget.
Magicians have a sixth sense about things. They know things in ways that defy logic. They pick up information on the ether, and they use that to guide their actions. Some of what they intuit warns them against doing something – going down a path where they’ll fare badly against a dragon, for example. Some of what they pick up is visionary, depicting a positive way ahead that they need to follow.
Many of you have been schooled that intuition is fluffy because it isn’t concrete and is often inexplicable.
But if you want to use magician qualities in your life and feel yourself strengthened by them, this is a realm of being you need to own and work with.
If you know something, you just know it.
Each of these characteristics are powerful in their own right. Together they are, well, magical! Try them on for size this Halloween weekend. And watch the shape shifting begin!
What obstacle stands in the way of you being magical? And how are you going to turn that into a fluffy white rabbit?