It was my turn to give my 45-second “commercial” at the women’s networking group. I was feeling pretty amazing that day, due in part to a new outfit I was wearing, so I let that be the theme of my off-the-cuff commercial: “Let me help you feel this amazing all of the time.”
I could tell from the energy in the room that I had everyone’s undivided attention – that they were connecting with their desire to feel amazing all of the time – until I said that energy healing could make that happen “magically.”
The energy in the room contracted immediately.
“Magic? Oh, never mind. I thought you were talking about something real.” That’s what I imagine they were thinking.
Here’s what I don’t get to say when I only have 45 seconds to speak: When I talk about magic, I don’t mean card tricks or sawing people in half; those are illusions. What I call “magic” you might call “miracles,” “Divine Grace,” “the Grace of God,” or “the Law of Attraction.”
Any marketing expert would tell me that if “magic” isn’t a word that my prospects use, then I shouldn’t use it either. From a marketing perspective, they’re right.
But there’s more to it than that.
Expand your reality
My purpose in the world, whether it’s at a networking meeting, in an eZine, or during a private conversation, is to invite people to think bigger than they ever have. To let go of old limiting ideas and embrace new possibilities. To listen to truths that exist in their hearts.
Truths like “magic is real.”
I know that I don’t accomplish this through one 45-second commercial or 1,000-word eZine article. Each time we connect I say these things in a different way. And every time we connect you’re ready to hear them in a different way – until finally the ideas break through and you start to see them in a different light.
Tear down the walls to believing
As with any concept, the idea of magic has to break through your limiting beliefs in order to resonate with your inner knowing. The moment that it does, you’ll notice things fall into place more easily than ever before.
What are the common limiting beliefs that keep people from resisting the role of magic/miracles /Divine Grace /the Law of Attraction in their lives?
1) “Anything worth having is worth working for.”
That is true. If you’re presented with a situation where hard work is clearly the path to getting something you want, do the work.
But the common mistake is to read the above statement as “Everything worth having must be worked for.” That limiting belief, buried deep in human consciousness, holds many people back from a life of ease. Working hard is their default setting, and they tend to doubt, distrust, or overlook anything that comes to them easily.
New thought: “I receive with grace and ease.”
2) “Magic is evil.”
Ooh, this is a big one. The word “magic” itself triggers associations that can scare a person away – associations with black magic being conducted in dark places with the intention of manipulating others. Many lightworkers hold karmic patterns from being accused of using black magic which make them afraid to access their own gifts in this life.
But there’s so much that is “magical” or “miraculous” in our universe that is absolutely of the Light – performed by humans and angels alike. And not just “out there” in the universe, but within you.
New thought: “I embrace my God-given gifts.”
3) “I can’t use [or trust] what I don’t understand.”
Sure you can – you do it all that time! Consider Bob Proctor ‘s memorable assertion in “The Secret”: (to paraphrase) “I don’t understand how electricity works, but I still turn on the lights.”
It’s the same with invoking miracles; you don’t have to understand how they happen. When someone teaching the Law of Attraction says, “Let go of the ‘how,'” what they really mean is “Believe that what you want is possible even if you can’t figure out how it will be done.”
Take my work with energy healing: Even though I’ve been doing it for almost a decade, there is so much I can’t articulate about how it works. But I know that it does, because I’ve let myself embrace the idea and witness hundreds of miracles as a result.
New thought: “There is more to this world than I need to understand.”
4) “This doesn’t apply to me.”
Wrong! Every person on this planet, including you, is capable and worthy of invoking the magic of the universe. You don’t even have to know how to do it; you just have to get out of the way while it’s being orchestrated.
Step 1: Believe. Step 2: Repeat Step 1.
New thought: “The universe conspires in my favor.”
Do you believe in magic and miracles?
How do you react when you hear the word “magic”? Is it a positive or negative word for you?
Are there any of the above beliefs that trigger you when you read them? How do you think they’ve been impacting (limiting) your life?
What experiences have you had recently that proved magic exists?