Here is the 8th installment of my Monday Mantra Series:
I am magical.
All humans are magical. I'm being serious. The words we speak and write, the thoughts we think, the actions we perform. All magical.
I used my magical power of the spoken word the other day. I told someone to stop thinking so negatively. She kept going on and on about this "bad" thing was going to happen and she "just knew it". In a gentle way, I said to her "Stop thinking like that. That's not the truth if you don't want it to be." While I have no idea if my words became magical enough to stop that person from thinking negatively, I do know that my positive attitude and joy affected her. She called me today to tell me that I affected her mood for the better and after I left, she felt better. That made me happy.
While I use my magical powers of the spoken word to help others, others have done the same for me.
One of my friends told me one day that she thought I was magical during a conversation we were having about the Harry Potter book series, I stopped and looked at her and said "Why do you think that?". She gave me her reasons and then said "I think you can write a book like that series." She then brought me a couple of Harry Potter books to read. I read them and watched the movies and got instantly hooked. I then went on a vacation and MY STORY came to me. That story recently became the start of a book series I am writing and starting to shop around.
I have no idea what will come of MY STORY but if it hadn't been for my friend's magical and encouraging words, I don't know that I would have remembered that others thought I was "magical" or capable of great things. I once received an award when I was teaching. It was the "King Midas Touch" award. They said they gave it to me because everything I touched turned to gold. Since so much time had passed between receiving that award and my friend telling me I was "magical", I forgot.
It's nice to have people push you along with their magical words. If no one has told you before, or if it's been a long time, let me take a moment to remind you that you are magical. Use your power to help yourself and to help others. A helpful tip: When you have people tell you that you are magical or great or are encouraging to you, try writing it down so you don't forget. It's nice to look back on the times when people were encouraging you, especially during the quiet moments when no one is around.
I recently started writing "I am magical" in my journal to remind me that I have many magical powers and to remind myself to keep using them. I have no idea sometimes who is affected by my magic, but I fully believe it reaches those who need it when they need it.
Penny for Your Thoughts:
- Think about what your magical powers are.
- How do you use your magical powers to help others?
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.