Nevermind Harry Potter – Here’s 3 Ways to Bring REAL Magic into Your Life.

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Here’s THREE ways you can bring more magic into your life everyday:

1. The World Beyond Your Front Door.

Sometimes, when I’ve been living on the road, either on a tour bus or in a van, I feel like I have a greater connection to the world outside, to the stars I’m sleeping under, to the sounds of night.  It is so easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of the internet and texting and being under florescent lighting in school or office cubicles.  Want magic in your life?  Time to shake things up.

Real Life Tip:  Make a point to venture outside in the next 48 hours and find a nature talisman.   If you can get into nature – DO IT.  If you are in a city or suburbs, go down streets you’ve never been down, find that park, stream, river and explore.  At the beginning of your walk, close your eyes and ask to find something magic for you.  Open your eyes to what appears. 

Take your talisman and sleep with it under your pillow.  Notice your dreams.

2. The World In You.

From director David Lynch (Lost Highway, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive) about meditation:

“Ideas are like fish.  If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water.  But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.  Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.  They’re huge and abstract and they are very beautiful.”

Meditation doesn’t have to be sitting still and ohm-ing.  It definitely can be.  But if that’s not your thing, here’s some other ways:

♦  Let your mind go by free-writing without judgement.  Some of the greatest writers of our time have used this practice – C.S. Lewis,  J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe and Jack Kerouac. Find those “big fish” that David Lynch is talking about by going deep.  I love 750 words to free-write with a password and keep track of your thoughts, feelings and ideas.

♦ Focus on an element for more than five minutes – trust me on this one.  Set a 5 minute timer on your phone and prepare to go into a whole other world.  Light a candle and stare into the flame.  Walk to the river and stare at the ripples of water moving.   Close your eyes and listen to the wind.  Find a tree and look at the pattern of its bark.  Any one of these things can take you into a different world in your mind.

♦ At an office or school, feeling stressed and can’t get to a quiet space to get in touch with your own magic?  Watch a little of this, close your eyes and bring out your own inner wild.

3. The World in Others.

Seek out your own wild bohemian otherworldly misfit gang.  Wanna bring more magic to you?  Well, find others who are also interested in creating their own kickass destinies.  Ever since I saw the Craft for the first time, I was all about having thrilling co-conspirators who were seeking out their dreams in a big way.

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Last night, I moved my mattress to fall asleep in the light of the full moon.  In the middle of the night, I woke up and the entire room was pitch black – not a sign of the moon at all.  My phone lit up and there was a text from Dame Darcy.  It was 3:04am and the full moon eclipse was happening at that very moment.   She wished me the good luck, new adventures and abundance of the eclipse of the moon.  I ♥ my magic friends – they are constant reminders of the beauty around me.

Seek Out the Wild Magic in the World and It Will Appear.
Trust.

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What are some ways you bring magic into your everyday life?