Each and every one of us is uniquely gifted to be a vessel through which the Divine is revealed in our world. Some are gifted with the magic of teaching, others with healing, others with prophecy, support, guidance, compassion, mercy, humility, discernment, service, etc. (In the Catholic Church is which I was raised, these gifts are known as charisms – gifts of the Holy Spirit.) As part of our birthright, each and every one of us was imbued with some special magic.
When engaged with this magic, in service to the betterment of the world, and in service to the Divine who seeks to live through us and be known through us, miracles happen. Miracles happen because it is not we who are doing the magic; it is the Divine working through us. (Jesus didn’t heal. It was the Divine, working through Jesus who did the healing. The priest does not make the bread and wine turn into the “body and blood of Christ;” it is the Divine working through the priest that makes the miracle happen.) It is through these unique gifts that the Divine plan of Love is made real on this plane and through which we have the opportunity to co-create heaven on earth.
The problem is that early on, most of us learned that the world in which we were living was not a safe place for us to acknowledge, recognize, or God-forbid, share our magic. We learn this when somewhere along the line, we dared to share a glimpse of our magic, and someone condemned us for it, made fun of us for it, we are told we were crazy because of it, or that our magic is the “work of the devil.” As a result, our magic gets hidden away.
We hide our magic because the world is afraid of our gifts. Our magic can’t be contained, defined, or even explained. It doesn’t fit into the tiny little box most of humanity has crafted for itself. Those who hold the power (and therefore hold the gold), are powerless in the face of our magic. It is for the sake of trying to fit into this too-small world that we hide our magic away.
Without our magic, however, we are condemned to live a life of quiet desperation, forever longing for that which cannot be named. We look outside of ourselves for the satisfaction to this longing (shopping, food, drugs, alcohol, sex, TV, gambling, etc. etc. etc.), and find nothing but fleeting moments of “satisfaction” that ultimately leave us longing for more. We suffer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic pain, and unexplainable illnesses. This is the price of hiding our magic. We might fit into the too- small world, but we find no joy in doing so.
Even when we hide our magic, we still don’t fit, however, because our magic can never be fully hidden. Our magic leaks out of the corners of our being and no matter how hard we try, others know we are different. We are thought of as strange, weird, unconventional. People grow uncomfortable in our presence and for no fault of our own, they try to stay clear of us. Our magic, even when we are hiding it, wakes people up….and some people do not want to be awakened. Our magic, even when we think we have it contained, triggers other people’s unhealed wounds and unacknowledged fears. They are then sure we are to blame and they project their wounds upon us. This is the price of our magic – whether we hide it or not; but this is why we were given our magic in the first place.
We were given our magic for the sake of turning the world from fear into love. We were gifted with our magic to serve the betterment of the world and the conscious evolution of the human race. We were given our magic so that we might be healed and so that others might find healing through our presence and support. We were gifted with our magic so that we might know love and all the world with us.
Don’t you think it’s time to stop hiding our Magic?????