There’s an absolutely wonderful speech made in the movie, “The Martian Chronicles” from the “spirit” of the long dead “Martian” to Rock Hudson’s character:
“Secret? There is no secret.
Anyone with eyes can see the way to live.
By watching life,
Observing Nature and cooperating with it.
Making common cause with the process of existence.
“By living life for itself.
(Don’t you see?)
Delving pleasure from the gift of Pure Being.
“Life is its own answer.
Accept it and enjoy it day by day.
Live as well as possible –
Expect no more.
Look for fault in nothing.
Leave unsullied and untouched all that is beautiful.
Hold that which lives in all reverence,
For life is given by the Sovereign of the Universe,
Given to be savored,
To be luxuriated in,
To be respected.
“But that’s no secret –
You know as well as I what has to be done.”
Wow! Can you imagine if even a vast number of us kept that uppermost in our minds and hearts, living our lives based on that, how our lives and this world might change? Even on an individual basis, the words and meaning of that inspiring speech could allow your personal world to be something you thought was only a dream.
Bringing our dreams into reality…isn’t that magick? Yes, yes, I know there are those out there will say, “No, that’s just a lot of hard work.” Where was it ever written that you had to struggle and bust your knuckles (or other parts of your anatomy) to acquire your dreams? I will agree that waving a magick wand or wiggling your nose and making things appear out of thin air may be way beyond us right now, but there are Universal Laws to help us make things easier than we could ever believe. That, my friends, is magick!
There are 20 primary Universal Laws. In a book called, Lighting the Light Within, Dick Sutphen puts it this way:
“The Universe is perfectly balanced by natural and moral laws with regulatory vibrations to maintain order, when you work within the laws you can be assured of an eventual positive outcome. When the laws are transgressed you can be assured of suffering; the only purpose of this is to teach you a better way.”
He then goes on to talk about the Law of Harmony; of Reincarnation and Karma; of Wisdom; of Grace; of Soul Evolution; of Bodhisattva; of Vibrational Attainment: of Free Will; of One; of Manifestation; of Conscious Detachment; of Gratitude; of Fellowship; of Resistance; of Attraction; of Reflection; of Unconditional Love; of Magnetic Affinities; of Abundance; and of Divine Order. If you read the definitions he gives of each, you see how they work in combination with each other – one affecting the others.
In recent years the Law of Attraction has gotten a lot of press thanks to the book and movie, “The Secret” I heard about this Universal Law before I ever heard of “The Secret” thanks to a wonderful woman named Lynn Grabhorn and her book, Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting (the astonishing power of feelings). It only took me a few pages to realize I had just discovered the key to magick…”We create by feeling not by thought!” Well, for heaven’s sake! It only took me 25+ years to get the message!
It’s interesting though that the starting point to all this is thought, but it’s how you feel about those thoughts that manifests the rewards and lessons into your life. That actually brings us to another Universal Law – the Law of Vibrational Attainment. To quote Mr. Sutphen again:
“The entire Universe operates on the same principle of vibrational energy. When Einstein discovered that “matter is energy.” he opened the door to merging science and metaphysics. The scientists have proved that energy cannot die, it can only transform (reincarnate), and, by its very nature, energy must go forward or backwards, it cannot stand still, for to do so is stagnation, resulting in transformation. You are energy. Your skin, which appears solid, is actually trillions of swiftly moving molecules orbiting each other at a specific vibrational rate; a physical life rate you have earned in the past as a result of how harmoniously—or disharmoniously you have lived your past lives and your current life up until this moment in time. When you are harmonious for a lifetime, you will have attained the highest vibrational rate—the God level.”
We really are magicians, even those of us who would vehemently deny it, for our very vibrations, good or bad, bring to us what we focus on. For all of you out there who are intentional magicians, if you’ve been wondering why it seems your magick isn’t working perhaps it’s time to take a conscious inventory of your daily thoughts and feelings. If you need more cash to flow into your life, but keep thinking and focusing on your wallet being empty and feeling depressed or angry about it, guess what? The magickal Universe will match that vibration and more lack will soon be arriving at your front door even though you’ve been doing candle magick every night for a year! Hate your job, but opportunities to move on to something else just don’t seem to be presenting itself? How much have you been thinking, talking and feeling negative about your current job? Same thing…the Universe responds to your vibration and matches it.
Ya know, it really is true. We are intelligent and, on some level, we do know what has to be done. We’ve just been taught all backwards and now believe this is a world of suffering and struggle when the reality of it is that it’s a very magickal place and we have the ability to make it anything we truly want. All we have to do is enjoy every day, make the most of every moment and be grateful for all that we do have. That’s not hard work. That’s magick!