Magic to miracles
Do you want miracles? Then you need magic.
Magic comes from something beyond you. For some, it is their relationship with their Creator. For others, it is their relationship with Nature, a hobby or maybe a sport. In all cases, you surrender much like you we described in the previous post where you learned to be. Here you learn to go beyond just being yourself.
Here is the rub, you may be doing this, but in a limited way. If you’re like many of us, you learned to check out. A therapist would label it disassociating. Let’s call it escaping. From a survival perspective when we can’t fight or flight, we dissociate.
When you bring in the presence of being in your body, as described in the last post, with what’s occurring around you then there is space for magic. Shamans are able to connect to the in-between space. A shaman would say he is not doing the work but the Ancestors, the Spirits he calls in from this unseen space. A shaman’s magic is his relationship to these realms. The miracles are what happen when these realms are contacted.
You might not be a shaman, so how do you create miracles? You do it with intent for something bigger to show up and a willingness to be fully present to what happens next. When you ask (pray) for something big, be prepared to be surprised. Your magic lies in your capacity to ask and to allow for something different to show up. Your miracle will happen when you accept the unexpected.
Part of what makes it a miracle is the how and what of it being different from what you expected or maybe first wanted. The higher power you surrender to may only be the innocence of your child.
Shamans use ceremonies to connect to their realms, so can you. Your daily run may be your ritual. Go from it being an escape to having it be first a connection to your experience, then a connection to what is beyond for you.
The other two elements, therapy to healing and being to doing will be a set-up for allowing you to travel beyond your normal experience. Therapy to healing clears and fixes. Being to doing gets you present and powerful. Magic to miracles opens you up to the uncontrolled, beauty and the divine.
Any of these three elements can become a trap or an escape from life. In a desire to do it right, you might notice a tendency to be obsessive. Relax. Don’t let one of these elements be a coping mechanism. We all have seen people who read all the self-help books or go to all the trainings but are still unhappy. I’m all for education, I just want you to take the risk needed to learn it.
Over the years of working with clients and students, I learned the impact trauma has on people. It can be one major event or what I call serial micro-traumas. Either will go beyond the conscious mind’s understanding. Have compassion for not understanding and your occasional struggle.
Working with this trinity will transform your life. You will be going beyond the seen into the unseen, into the unconscious mind – the real ruler. You will be traveling beyond the traditional models of therapy, medicine, and life.
The full trinity integrates into the Evolutionary Change™ and Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. As you travel the journey through your personal evolution to your void space and then out into your new world, you will experience all the elements. It is the Evolutionary Change™ that calls forth in you the need to bring up these elements buried deep within you. To have a successful journey you need new skills; they lie in the trinity.
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