On this Celtic New Year, I am greeting you with Love and Gratitude for your Being and for your Earthly Presence – Namaste!
I thought of each of you warmly this morning as I reflected on today’s reading from the daybook I have been using, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, “Make Room for Mystery, Awaken to the Magic.” I have always secretly believed in magic finding affirmation of its existence in the writings of C.S. Lewis, Watership Down, the Hobbit stories, as well as the Harry Potter stories. Coincidentally, magic has been a theme of my inner work for several weeks and I was surprised to find it in today’s reading. While always believing in ‘magic,’ it is just in the last few years that I dared to allow that belief to come more into my aware consciousness. And, to my delight, I am finding that I am not the only human who believes in magic and further delighted to discover the Divinity of Magic as well as its association with the Natural Realm. So today’s reading has offered me yet another piece of ‘magic.’
It is with a full heart that I am moved to share it with you with the hope that you find within you the affirmation and the acceptance with which it is sent. Many blessings…
“To work magic is to weave the unseen forces into form, to soar beyond sight, to explore the uncharted dream realm of the hidden reality.” Starhawk
“…Halloween comes down to us from the pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, held October 31, the last autumn night before the cold and bleakness of winter. On this night—considered the Celtic New Year—the Druids believed that the supernatural world drew closer to the physical world, so human beings were more susceptible to the power and influence of the unseen. Magic spells could be cast more easily, divination (predicting fortunes) was more revealing, and dreams held special significance.
“Being Celtic, I still believe this. Being human, I believe Halloween is the perfect reminder that magic flows through us, mystery infuses every encounter of every day. We conjure up the shoe that cannot be found anywhere in the house, transform leftovers into a feast, coax bounty from the barren earth, banish fear, heal hurts, make money stretch till the end of the month. We carry, cradle, nurture, and sustain life. We do all this and much more. But most women are not consciously awakened to the realization that we are descendants of an ancient, sacred lineage: the She.
“Isn’t magic what you’re performing when you are creating an authentic lifestyle for yourself and those you love? Aren’t you shaping unseen forces with your creativity and soulcrafts, bringing into the physical world through passion what has only existed in the spiritual realm? If you can do this unconsciously, how much more could you accomplish if you were fully aware of your powers!
“O daughter of the She, much power has been gifted you. It is the power of Love. Tonight by candlelight or by the light of the full moon in your backyard, commit to use your power wisely for the Highest Good or All. You have no idea of the countless lives you touch in the course of your lifetime. Souls searching for Wholeness that could be healed with the magic at your command. Go directly to the Source. Acknowledge your lineage and your authentic gifts with a grateful heart…and on this night of magic, by candlelight or moonlight,”… commit to bringing your own unique, beautiful magic into form in this present incarnation.
Happy weaving, ecstatic soaring, and awe-inspiring exploring of those uncharted realms….