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“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”     Roald Dahl

.It seems that so much that was once accepted as magical has been relegated to the fancies of small children, or the excuses fictional characters use to explain the inconceivable. Losing the belief in magic and magical beings makes the world a duller and less exciting place.

If you’re an adult you have to focus on the mundane, the every day events and activities. It seems there is no time or place for the magical, mystical, inexplicable wonders which surround us. Let’s face it, the majority of people would ridicule you for merely suggesting there may be magic all around us. Well, so be it. I’m willing to say I believe in magic, in fairies, elves and unicorns. I believe in wizards, witches, spells and incantations, they are all part of every day life, if you but know it. After all, what is an incantation but an affirmation? I relish my world being brighter, more colourful and creatable by knowing I can create magic. The magic of positive thinking.

I love a quote from “Practical Magic” because it reminds me of things we used to do without thought and have fallen out of practice now.

Sally Owens: ” Can love really travel back in time and heal a broken heart? Was it our joined hands that finally lifted Maria’s curse? I’d like to think so. But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.”

image from timbrannan.blogspot.com                 As the ‘outed’ witches prepare to leap from the roof on Halloween.

I can remember my parents always throwing spilt salt over their shoulders – I still do it now, although I use much less salt these days! I always have rosemary near the garden gate and lavender wherever I can plant it. That doesn’t begin to mention all the other herbs we use and have forgotten the ‘old uses’ for. We are no longer taught them because times have changed and not always for the better.

How many remember the ropes of garlic always hung in the house – to keep evil at bay, usually vampires but great for colds, feverfew to help with fevers, vervain to help you sleep. chamomile to soothe and St Johns Wort for depression. In medieval days they were all thought to be magical because they had no idea how they worked. Yet today we have Flower Remedies and are turning back to homeopathic and naturopathic medicines as the natural alternative to synthetic drugs which are causing more harm than good, and also have made the bugs resistant through prolonged use.

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Yet magic is more than that. Today especially I want and need to believe magic happens. Not just occasionally but all the time. I want to believe that if I believe, bring my thoughts into alignment with the greater good that I can positively effect the outcome.  I can attract positivity into my life, abundance of all kinds and have it flow on to help others.

That is magic, being able to influence the physical world around us to help others have a better life too. I’ve been called a witch before and I wasn’t happy about it. As a child it wasn’t easy to handle, but now – huh! Who cares as long as the outcome benefits all.

I will turn the negatives into powerful positives. I will become fit and healthy with positive physical energy and well-being. I will get my farm, and all manner of wonderful things will come to be because I Believe! That is magic. Faeries, Elves, Spirits, Elementals, Guides, Angels, they surround me daily and I offer myself to them so I can help others. That gives me great pleasure. That is magical to me.

That helps to negate all the bad which happens. It cannot stop the mean-spirited from trying to destroy what you are trying to do. It doesn’t take away all the pain, but it helps. It dries the tears when disappointment looms large. A sprinkle of fairy dust helps to make the day brighter and gives me the strength to go on.

I invite you to try it. Magic happens!

“We’re not dust, we’re magic!”    Richard Bach

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own — a world of real magic.

WAYNE W. DYER,

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We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own — a world of real magic.

WAYNE W. DYER

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/m/magic_quotes.html#E3P5bsisyUcme5qZ.99

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own — a world of real magic.

WAYNE W. DYER, Real Magic

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/m/magic_quotes.html#E3P5bsisyUcme5qZ.99

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own — a world of real magic.

WAYNE W. DYER, Real Magic

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/m/magic_quotes.html#E3P5bsisyUcme5qZ.99

Have some fairy dust on me.

Blessings,  Susan x

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own — a world of real magic.

WAYNE W. DYER, Real Magic

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/m/magic_quotes.html#E3P5bsisyUcme5qZ.99

© Susan Jamieson

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own — a world of real magic.

WAYNE W. DYER, Real Magic

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/m/magic_quotes.html#E3P5bsisyUcme5qZ.99

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