As Aleister Crowley said, “Magick is the Science and Art of causing changes to occur in conformity with Will.” Change is magick. It brings the hint of a fresh breeze on the air. The shifting of the seasons and the Turning of the Wheel of the Year – actively partnering with the seasons and our allies to Turn the Wheel – has so much power to help us make changes in our own lives.
I feel the energy of spring starting in early February, as the daffodils have sprung from the earth and the crocus make their appearance. Even through the snow that may be on the ground, they find their way, pushing through the soil. It is a time of new beginnings as the sun begins to warm the earth, melting the snow and ice, nourishing the land for the flowers to come.
It is similar with us and winter, if we take the time to work with the energy of the season and the change between seasons. In winter, we spend time indoors. We can use this time to go within ourselves. Look at our life. What do we want to change? What do we no longer need to hang onto? Clean out that closet, that drawer, that file, including the file of limiting beliefs in our mind…look at our life and what no longer serves.
There is still time yet. What can you gently release from your life to make room for new growth to come? What do you seek to create in your life in its place? Plant the seed of that intention, that Intent, in your mind.
A few weeks ago, I sold two pieces of furniture, antiques. I had them for a long time. I loved them, but I needed more space in my house, so I advertised them for half of their value and what I paid for them.
First I sold the armoire. It was unique – an English, walnut, knockdown wardrobe. Gorgeous. A couple who had left a western state came here with hardly any furniture. They bought an older house in North County, and they love antiques. Their house did not have enough closets. They came and got it with a friend, and they were so happy!!
The second one is an even better story. It was a beautiful lime green, velvet, full size Victorian sofa. A delightful young couple came. She had just bought her first home in the City. They were so cute! They had specifically been looking for a “lime green velvet Victorian sofa!” What are the odds, right?
I call this a synchronicity, a meaningful coincidence. To me synchronicities are like the breadcrumbs of life, giving us clues to the right path.
I had a friend at my house on both occasions so I wouldn’t be alone, and praised her for bringing her boyfriend. They only had a love seat and were sharing that to watch t.v., so I told them to lay down, test it out. Seeing those two curled up on the sofa was too cute for words! Then, her Dad came with his truck. Just like my Dad did to get the sofa from the antique store for me, and has so many times for me in my life. They carried it out in the snow. For some reason, both of their plans had changed, and they were free to come that night. I love it when a plan comes together!
After this, several things began to happen, more things came into my life and others began to shift in both little ways and big ways. When you catch this flow of energy, it’s almost like what some might call a lucky streak. But I don’t believe in luck. I believe in magick. Here’s what happened so far…
- I had this amazing opportunity for a three hour meeting with another writer.
- I had a great meeting with someone that may have a political position for me.
- I also had an interview for a new gig, and got the second interview while still on the phone on the first interview.
- I realized before any warning lights came on that there was something wrong with my car and got it taken care of before it was a problem.
- I received a check for the first time ever from my mortgage company for an escrow surplus that was almost the size of a mortgage payment.
- An old thing hanging out there was resolved to my benefit and satisfaction.
- Several other great things…And I got carded. (Had to include that!)
Change is magick. When things change, magick happens in your life. It happens in little ways and big ways. It releases the flow of energy. Energy wants to flow, it doesn’t want to be stopped. Yes, it doesn’t want to be forced or pushed, and it may want to be eased or gently started to keep that balance in the process of change, but it does want to flow.
Change is good! I promise. Sometimes you may not immediately see it, but it always is. It opens so many amazing doors and brings such gifts when you gently release the old to welcome in the new blessings!
Release what does not serve. Let go attachment. Release that energy to flow. State your intention or Intent for the blessings you want to come in your life. Allow the movement. Release attachment to outcome. Let it flow.
Enjoy the magick. Love.
P.S. The Online Imbolc class and the Online Energies of Earth class, as part of the ongoing Sabbat/Wheel of the Year Series, are available! For more details, please visit the Facebook event page announcing the online classes.
Fire & Ice, Discovering Your Inner Flame… Some celebrate this time of year as Imbolc, Candlemas, St. Brigit’s Day and more. It is a historical time when the sheep came into their milk, bringing promise to the land. It is a time of hearth and home and sitting by the hearth fire. What are the energies of this time of year? How can you use these energies to empower and nurture your life? Includes a guided meditation to the Spirit of Winter. Class includes a detailed handout, including lore, exercises, meditation, practices, loads of correspondences and tips for how to flow with the Wheel of the Year at this time of year and integrate the energies of Imbolc into your life.
Energies of Earth: Manifesting Your Life… Winter is associated with the direction of North, the energies of Earth, of quiet, stability and manifestation. What are the energies and correspondences of this time of year? How can you work with nature’s energies to manifest your life? Includes a guided meditation to embrace these energies of manifestation through a visit with the Spirit of Earth. Class includes a detailed handout, including lore, exercises, meditation, practices, loads of correspondences and tips for how to flow with the Wheel of the Year at this time of year and integrate the energies of Earth into your life.
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