Soul Work and Magic: Living the Wizard’s Way
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10
The other night, I dreamt about a dolphin. Here’s what hyperdictionary.com has to say about that dream symbol:
“Seeing a dolphin in your dream, symbolizes spiritual guidance, your intellect, mental attributes and emotional trust. Utilize your mind to its capacity and you will move upward in life. Alternatively, it suggests that a line of communication has been established between the conscious and unconscious aspects of yourself. Dolphins represent your willingness and ability to explore and navigate through your emotions. Dreaming that you are riding a dolphin, represents your optimism and social altruism.”
I had mentioned to a friend that, based on the said meaning, the near future sounds exciting! But I also mentioned that I would likely meet up with challenges along the way, in order to exercise the “ability and willingness to explore and navigate through your emotions.”
And I did. I was glad I was given an important preview or precaution. It gave me a more open stance towards the seeming obstacles that crossed my path. I remember an event that seemed to have been a setback happening and my ensuing resolve to reengineer it in my thoughts as a success. Doing so, I could feel a sense that in Jesus’ world, the request was already granted and a done deed, despite it being having rejected in worldly reality.
I have mentioned in a previous article (The Power of Feeling Good Now) that what we perceive as a negative experience may actually be a positive development as far the perspective of the soul is concerned. I try my best to remember this idea as much as I can when meeting up with challenges. Instead of building up pain and discouragement from the inevitable setbacks brought on by the scarcity of the physical world, the idea liberates the spirit.
In the spiritual plane, none of these material things matter.
It is not always easy for us to assimilate difficult life lessons, but there are varied ways that we could live the wizard’s way---each according to our own likes and dislikes or personal makeup.
Music is a powerful force. It can change the universe. It can change your reality. I’m not offering a life of escape, but I think you would agree that you could live on two realities both at the same time, as you listen to music: one, your immediate physical reality and two, the reality in your mind that is created by the inspiring music that comes in through your ears.
Another force that you may use is sports. This is possibly why it is so addictive. You realize there’s a powerful spirit within you, more than meets the eye.
One Moment at a Time: Martha and Mary to Jesus also talks about how we can get in touch with our powerful spirit.
So finally, in the middle of this article, I find out why I’m writing this at all. I believe it’s about our getting in touch with that powerful spirit we each have within ourselves.
Tools to take on the Path
3. Faith, Hope and Love, the greatest of which is Love.
4. Attitude of Acceptance, as the key to the wizard’s way.
I have dealt with the idea of acceptance, in the article The Tao of Grieving.
With or without music, with or without sports, anywhere you go, in the immediate moment, you can reach that magical kingdom by your determination to focus on accepting the moment and all that goes with it---people, place, event, etc. This is the second reason perhaps that I’m writing this here: a reminder to develop in myself the discipline of accepting the moment, until it becomes a delicious habit of magic.
Don’t think however that living the wizard’s way is without sorrow. In this earthly plane, we all need to feel sorrow in order to feel joy. The thing to remember though is that we are assured of success. Unlike in the alchemy of ancient times, when the alchemist tried to turn metal into gold and failed, in your time as the wizard, it is yourself that you are turning into gold. Through your willingness, you will be able to develop the ability to explore and navigate through your emotions, in the end, sanctifying your soul for the infinite joy it was destined to experience.
“My Kingdom is not of this world.” What I believe Jesus meant with that is that there is a kingdom, which is also within us, His Kingdom, beyond this physical reality that we perceive, that he would like to share with us. When he came in human form, it was to show us the way to reach that kingdom, requesting from us a shift in paradigm, that if we’re willing to make we will instantly be able to step into his kingdom and live the wizard’s way.
The wizard lives in a state of feeling-ness. This feeling-ness orchestrates its own fulfillment.
Focus on accepting, on acceptance and feel for The Way.