The phrase that I hear most often from new clients and the students in my classes is this:
“I want my life to matter.”
If I had a magic wand (and I do… so do you) I would wave it over the heads of every person on this planet and say these words: Your life already matters. Abracadabra.
The statement, I want my life to matter, points to an intuitive understanding of a secret all wizards know – that there is a direct relationship between you and the world of forms, the world of matter. And with just a little bit of tweaking, that understanding can be developed into bonafide magic wherein any of us can learn to draw a line around a piece of the world and say, “Take this idea that I have and make it real – make it (into) matter.”
In other words, abracadabra.
Though no one is absolutely certain of the origin of this magical incantation, my money’s with these definitions (from Wikipedia):
- a Hebrew phrase meaning “I create (A’bra) what (ca) I speak (dab’ra).”
- [A]bracadabra comprises the abbreviated forms of the Hebrew words Ab(Father), Ben (Son) and Ruach A Cadsch (Holy Spirit)
In other words, as we say in the Soul Caller Training: Here. Now. This.
Here I am.
This inspiration, this vision, this idea that I’m holding in my mind’s eye – and my heart - it matters to me. I can see it. I choose it and I now flow the full power of my attention (mind), my concern (heart) and my action (will) toward it.
If I do this faithfully, religiously, that which I see in my mind’s eye (my vision) will take form in the physical world – it will materialize, becoming matter.
This is not the kind of magic people write into films and fairy tales.
That kind of magic isn’t real – in those stories magic takes place in a protected, alternate universe – Hogwarts Castle, The Isle of Avalon, Rivendell – cloaked from ordinary life by mists, spells and enchantments. That kind of magic isn’t real.
Real magic, however, is everywhere.
These stories of wizards and fairies and enchanted islands are bridges to the enchanted world woven right into this one. Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins, King Arthur and Luke Skywalker are invitations to the heroic and magical aspect of ourselves. They connecting us to our ability to wield the wand of our power – the power each of us is born with and which we use every day to carry our visionary projects across the veil between fantasy and reality, from concept to blueprint to building.
We wield that wand each time we lift a pen or a paintbrush – or raise our voice in song, in protest or in support for the things that matter to us.
We transform ideas into objects, words into novels, scripts into films, strangers into partners. Every single day, wizards all, we create something from nothing. Inspiration to imagination to action to the great reveal: Abracadabra. Every single day. Magic.
This is what Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins and Steve Jobs can teach us: that we are all meant to create, to carve out a piece of the world and fill it with the light of our own ideas.
In the Soul Caller Circle, we’ve been exploring these things – and what it really means when we say, “I want my life to matter.”
I’ve been suggesting that we practice living as if we live in a world of magic where everything is shimmering with invitation – as opposed to wearily acquiescing to the illusion that life is a random pile of meaningless events and empty encounters (which gives us an excuse for our addictions and our pettiness and our self-absorption.)
I’ve been suggesting that we stop treating guidance (and meaning) as a once-in-a-blue-moon miracle: as a big surprise that makes us gasp one moment and forget the whole thing the next. I’ve been suggesting that when an amazing thing happens – when a powerful coincidence seems to answer a question we were just asking; when a feather floats from the sky right into our lap – we stop pretending that we are not loved beyond the ability of our mind to comprehend. We stop telling ourselves it’s just a fluke and begin to place that coincidence, that feather, inside of a broader context of meaning: a story that seems to be leading us somewhere pretty special – a place (or a world) that matters, and is shimmering with magic.
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