Do remember the last time that you said “Wow!”?
Did it happen while you were…
… witnessing a beautiful sunset?
… watching a movie or musical performance that took your breath away?
… playing with a child who was bursting with giggles?
Whatever caused you to say it, you can never forget that exquisite feeling that you experienced during those delectable moments.
Nowadays, a lot of people find it difficult to feel these emotions. As we grow into adults, we accumulate numerous layers of conditioning, while attempting to fit into society’s mold.
In this way, our curiosity and sense of wonder gradually gets diminished, and is replaced with a skepticism and seriousness.
The hectic and busy pace of life adds to this numbing process. Like hamsters inside a running wheel, they get caught up in their day-to-day routine and cannot perceive the world beyond their five senses.
While transitioning into maturity is a necessary part of the growth process, I don’t believe it is necessary for us to completely disconnect from our child-like sensibility.
Allowing ourselves to have experiences that create a sense of awe within us is essential to feeding our spirit. And no matter how vigilant you are about your health, relationships or bank account, if you’re not feeding your spirit, your life will lack texture, depth and vibrancy.
Our intuition, creativity and ability to sense the underlying wisdom that exists below the surface of everyday living gets heightened.
I know this because I’ve witnessed this phenomenon many times in my life – you see, magic has been a constant theme throughout my journey. Ever since I was a kid, I was naturally inclined to search for opportunities that helped me step into an otherworldly realm.
I watched spellbinding shows and concerts; I allowed myself to get lost in the magical worlds of video games, movies, music and theme parks.
I still dabble in these interests when time permits, but my pursuits have evolved to include the study of divination arts, metaphysical sciences, and astronomy.
The experience of magic is very personal. Everyone feels it in different ways and contexts. For example, my mother experiences it whenever she sees her flowers bloom in the springtime. I’ve seen my brother in this elated state while celebrating the victory of his favorite sports team.
You too have specific triggers that elevate you to a heightened state of wonder. If you find it challenging to recall the times when you have felt this way, I’ve outlined some guidelines to help you connect with these emotions on a regular basis:
Step 1: Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Remember a time in the past when you felt light, joyful, and experienced a wonderful feeling of enchantment. Visualize the experience vividly in your mind’s eye and notice your surroundings – the environment, people, and any other details. Spend a few minutes soaking in this experience and enjoying all the delightful sentiments that you felt at that time.
Step 2: When you’re ready, open your eyes and begin making notes about what you saw and how it made you feel. Focus on your emotional experience and what made this particular memory so special. Be as specific as possible. You can repeat this process if would like to visualize other similar experiences.
Step 3: Now bring yourself back to the present moment and ask yourself what kind of activities can elicit the same kind of emotions within you. Make a list of at least 2-5 activities. Would you like to be accompanied by other people (your partner, friends, family) or would you rather experience it by yourself?
Step 4: Research and sign up for opportunities. Take a look at your schedule and make some time to engage in these activities on a regular basis.
Step 5: Pass on the magic by bringing a sense of joy to another person’s life. Whether it’s someone in your immediate circle or an elderly person in a retirement home, choose someone whose life you think you can brighten with your presence and positive energy.
The whole purpose of conjuring magic in our lives is to realize our role as powerful co-creators of our reality. Once we do, we can begin channeling this power to manifest our heart’s desires.
All my best on your journey,
Question for you: What does the experience of magic feel like for you? What kind of thoughts run through your mind? What kind of sensations do you experience in your body? What are some things that you can do to experience more magic in your life?
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