The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Thursday, April 12, 2007

We Can Be Optimistic

Last time I mentioned about the value of changing the cycle of cynicism where one expects the worst, to not only avoid being disappointed but also because one has perhaps been conditioned to have low expectations, to a cycle of optimism where one expects - not only that things can get better but expects that things can get better for oneself. This is a most benevolent situation for these times.

You know by reading on this blog, Mystical Man, that I am discussing to a great extent now benevolent magic - yes and other magical aspects of life but also life changing capacities that we all have.

It is not my intent to say that you and you and you and you and you and me yes - are living our lives all wrong. Rather it is my intent to say - here we are all on this planet now. What are we going to do to improve the quality of our lives even if we perceive that resources are limited as good Economist's will tell us and from a pragmatic point of view - absolutely it's true - resources are limited but perhaps not as limited as they appear.

Magic can be bountiful, it can change everything and it does not have to be fiction. It can be benevolent and it is best when it is benevolent for all. In that way there is no resistance whatsoever to the most benevolent results.

You must let go however - absolutely - of revenge. Using magic to institute, perpetuate or in any way create a agenda for revenge simply won't work or if it does work it inevitably comes back on those who have encouraged it to happen - perhaps even ordered it to happen - meaning ordering others to do so and invariably causes usually twice the traumatic effect that was thrust upon others.

I am not trying to say - oh, all that do magic are doomed - just the opposite. I am saying that magic can be profoundly benevolent and I believe that that is exactly what it is intended to be. So without further ado let me go into the subject for today.

When we believe because of our conditioning that life is to be expected to be hard, a struggle, a burden and that we must fight and scrabble our way to the top no matter what effect on others - we see to an extent what our world has become.

It is possible of course to see many good things in our world that are there and of course it is desirable to sustain those good things and yet we need to do more to not only sustain them but to encourage the re-emergence of good things that are lost or have gone away completely.

Here's how we can begin. It is a simple idea that incorporates feelings. For those of you who are Actors or Performers this will be easier because you will know how to be something even for a moment. Feel free to instruct others to relearn as a child might do naturally how to be something as - almost in play - you see. To pretend, yes - but if you are not an Actor or Performer then you may have to pretend or imagine.

For starters - imagine a experience of complete benevolence whatever form that is for you as long as it is benevolent - meaning good for you and good for others - so everyone is happy yes - an imagination alright. And then - slowly if you can allow whatever you are picturing to be less prominent and focus on the feelings that have come up within you - alright.

Then while those feelings are present simply say out loud, "Life can get better" and "Life can get better for me now."

Make an effort to do this just in that fashion once a day for the next 30 days. Then once every other day for the next 30 days. Then once every week for the rest of your life - or more often if you prefer but never more than once a day.

Try to do this someplace where you are alone or if you are never alone or rarely alone then you can whisper it but it must be done out loud as a voice - a speaking voice or as a whisper.

It cannot be done and successfully accomplished to the degree that is desirable if it is thought. However if for some reason you are unable to speak out loud or even whisper then do think it and perhaps it will be helpful to a degree.

I will say more about this in time but for right now I feel the urgent belief - yes but also the urgent desire that we lay down the foundation for a cycle of optimism as I will continue to give you more and more in the world of magic on how to create the most benevolent world regardless of the materials that are available to create it.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.


Louis said...

I'm in complete agreement on this. In fact I have said elsewhere that I have absolute confidence in humanity. And why not. We each have love of the Creator within us. All we have to do is allow it to grow.

Robert Shapiro said...

Louis, thank you for your comment, your support and most importantly your reassuring confidence in what we both agree upon - the continuity of possibilities.

Goodlife my friend.