We are Magic!

Recently, I’ve been watching the Netflix series “The Adventures of Merlin.” I found it through my granddaughter. I’m so glad she turned me on to this metaphysical rendition of the Arthurian Legend. I’m definitely a fan of Camelot and have read pretty much every one of the novels from “The Once and Future King” to “The Mists of Avalon” and everything in-between. I played the role of Guenevere twice and directed the play once. I love the story because it is steeped in what occurred before the age of Druids, Warlocks and what they call the “old religion” was cast away during the birth of Christianity.

Whether there was a once and future king or not, doesn’t matter. It is what I receive from its metaphors that matters. It is totally aligned with what I believe. In this Netflix series, Merlin has to hide his magical powers because he will be killed if it is found out that he is a “sorcerer.” Magic is forbidden. We know that in our history during the inquisition and at other times, people were destroyed who professed to talk to God or contradicted what was being taught at the time. Did you even know that New Thought books were burned by Adolph Hitler and many of the New Thought followers were thrown into concentration camps?

Since I believe in the Power of Race Consciousness and as Ernest Holmes wrote, that everything that has ever occurred is written on the walls of time, and we are all susceptible to those beliefs, perhaps, just perhaps, we are still living in the fear of allowing our magical power to be expressed.

As Marianne Williamson quoting Nelson Mandela wrote, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most.”  Where does this fear come from? I do believe it is fear that stops us from expressing all our power. Look at yourself and ask, what would stop me from being magical? What would stop me from believing in the field of unlimited possibility that I can mold with my thoughts?

It is not enough anymore to say we want to believe or that we think it all might be true and stop there. For me, right now, I have to prove that it is true. The Mandela quote goes on to say. “We ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing it small does not serve the world. …We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us.”

We’ve been hiding for too long. We’ve given over the power to Jesus and a few other prophets. We do not have to be afraid to shine our light. We do not have to be afraid to use our magic. We all have this ability. “And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

There are no witch hunts anymore, and if there were, it is all the more reason to rise in our power. That power is Love and that power can move any mountain in our lives if we have faith and trust not in God but of God. We must start acting as if God does dwell within us.

The opposite of fear is faith and love. I invite us all to trust our magic today. Just start using it in small ways and then grow with it. Staying on the positive side of life when everyone else is preaching doom is one way to start. Be careful how we use our words. If we really believed our word was powerful, we wouldn’t say half the things we say. There are ways to start using our magic today. Let us bring back the brilliant, powerful and loving sorcerers, warlocks, witches and Druids of old and make them new in this world that is requiring something different right now.  The Meek shall inherit the earth again, as soon as they realize that they can. We can!

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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