Last spring I went to my daughter’s school and talked about Harry Potter (it was a 1st grade class). She had gotten a HP-related wand from one of her father’s overseas trips and wanted to share it.
One of the kids asked,“How do we get our wands to make us magic?”
I replied, “Everybody has their own magic. You might not know what yours is right now, but you will find out. You don’t need a wand to be magic. Your magic is inside you. Some of you will be magic at math. Some of you will be magic at writing, or drawing, or dancing. Some of you won’t find your magic until a few years from now, but keep looking for it. You all have magic.”
One little kid said, “My magic is burping!”
To which I heartily agreed.
Today we are celebrating Halloween in America. I’m not sure we take full advantage of the spirit of this day- it is a day to believe in magic, to pretend we are something different, to practice being something different, to let out our demons even.
And while I think letting out your demons has a particular (and helpful) kind of magic to it, today I want you to let your hidden good magic out.
What’s your magic?
It’s that light that Marianne Williamson knows we are so afraid of.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I think you know what your magic is.
Just for today, because the veil between the worlds is thinner, let yourself pretend to fly.
Go! Be your magic!
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On a related note: if you’re feeling like your magic is a little ‘meh,’ tonight is a great night to release old things that are symbolically dead or no longer need your attention, things that weigh you down and keep you from shining. That’s what I did yesterday. Let go of the old shit- be free!