This is the first in an experimental series of short posts where I will share ideas designed to inspire us to connect with the magic of nature, and the magic of ourselves.
I was thinking along the lines of mini challenges, meditations and adventures, but will be adapting the format as we progress, so your feedback will be extremely helpful.
Intention is the number one thing to keep in mind when taking part in any of the challenges. The purpose is to step outside of our regular world, and into one where anything is possible; to rediscover child-like wonder, and become enchanted by our surroundings. By incorporating our strong intention to see the magic wherever we are, we begin to realize that if we look for the beauty, and go calmly with peace in our hearts, the world sparkles in response.
The magic is in you.
So as to let this idea settle in, our first magical experience together will be a very simple one:
Bring the idea ‘THE MAGIC IS IN YOU’ to an activity of your choice. It could be something you already do on a regular basis, such as walking, swimming, running, sitting on the bus or meditating, or you can choose something new. It only needs to be for about 15 minutes, but feel free to shorten or lengthen the time depending on your feeling.
For this amount of time, choose to see or feel the magic in whatever you are doing. If you find this difficult, it may be easier to choose to be somewhere in the natural world, such as a forest or near a river, where there are lots of beautiful things to appreciate.
Slow down your thoughts, and gaze with a twinkle in your eye at whatever is around you. Don’t label or analyze anything, just appreciate anything you find beautiful or magical, like the colours, the shapes, or the patterns of light reflecting on different surfaces.
If you are moving, try to make your movements smooth and harmonious. Move as if you are completely at peace. Move as if you are magic. Move as if you are infinite. If you are still, use the feeling of stillness to sink deeper and deeper into peace.
When you have finished, write down 3 good things about your experience. These can be as simple as ‘felt relaxed’, ‘beautiful light’, or ‘fresh air’. Feel free to be more elaborate if you are inspired. The main aim of this part is to remember the magical things you appreciated during your experience.
The more we focus on the magic, the more it will grow. I feel infinitely more at peace with myself since I have made this my regular practice. I hope that it will inspire you, and fill you with joy and happiness! Please let me know what magical things you found to appreciate in the comments below 🙂
You can find all the posts in this series in “The Magic Is In You” section of this site.