You Are Magic
Do you believe in magic? Like the stuff you just can't explain or the things that seem so so real but they just aren't at the same time? There's a specific type of magic I whole heartedly believe in, and that is the magic of the universe.
I've recently taken a step back from my institutional religion to really view the world just as it is and figure out my place in it outside of what I'm supposed to think or what I should be doing. I'm not bashing religion at all or even saying that it no longer has a place in my life, I've just begun a more spiritual journey rather than a religious one. That being said, I believe there is a greater power out there, one that is so much bigger than us, wiser, kinder, more patient. I believe this power wants to give us happiness and love. I believe this power wants us to want that for ourselves and to work for it and care for it once it's attained.
I used to think that when something bad happened to me or in my life that I must be unlucky or that someone else messed up causing my life to now suffer because of their actions. It was silly of me to put my happiness in the hands of others, no one wants that responsibility! I sure don't. I am the only one capable of determining and bringing about my own happiness and creating a happy life. But I'm not alone with this endeavor, I have the universe helping me out. You see it's not a 50/50 relationship, it's a partnership. I can't offer up empty promises or mediocre efforts or "woe is me" attitudes and expect powerful and life changing things to come my way. What I sow is what I will reap. What I think is what I perceive and what I give is what I will gain. So if all of this is true (which I believe it is) then I want to exude every single ounce of good will and happiness that I possibly can because yeah.. I want the most happy and full and magical life possible!
The universe sees this mindset. It sees your dreams, your passions, your good deeds, your positive actions and rewards you for them. Maybe not in the way that you want or expect but certainly in a way that is good for you. I like to use this analogy; I have a handful of stardust. When I am putting out positive thoughts, kind works, happy attitudes, and grateful prayers, I am figuratively tossing my stardust up into the universe. Then the universe lets it fall back down to you and it settles right where it's meant to. You don't need to question it or wish it another way or try to change it. Everything just is as it's supposed to be.
The more I've taken on this way of thinking, the truly less stressed out, less worried, more happy, and more hopeful I have been. Sure life throws some really big and really hard curve balls that just knock the wind out of you and that's okay. But the mundane, day to day small stuff.. Why let it worry you so much? Why get so caught up in things that are out of your control? Or even if things seem like they should have been in your control, it's already done. They call it the past for a reason, move on, move past it, move forward.
I truly believe the universe loves to see us succeed and it can't help but offer that to us when we are willing and ready to receive it. You don't need money, luck, good looks, or any sort of special talents or skills. But you DO need faith, and persistence, and positivity, and self-love, and a big giant reoccurring amount of patience. And when the time is truly right, you will start to see the figurative stars align and you will be blessed. Sometimes in small ways and sometimes in very very big ways. Don't give up, and don't ignore the very real magic that is inside of you just pushing at the seams, wanting to burst out and show everyone who you are and what you're capable of. You are magic and the universe loves magical things. ><Holly><