The things that awaken us are often viewed as hardships or tragic events, usually because we only seem to become aware of things being bad once they are completely out of control. Case in point we look for work once we are fired. Get a divorce when someone is finally “caught” cheating. Start a diet plan when we are over the 200lbs mark. Or decide to change our health habits because we have high blood pressure or diabetes.
In my case, I get so busy doing for others that I forget to take care of myself until I started getting ill with asthma. My great grandmother died around the age of 40. She was a healer in Puetro Rico. My grandmother, her daughter loved her and felt I had a lot in common with her mother...now I understand why. My great grandmother was a care taker who took care of others and forgot herself. I occasionally do healings on myself, but I don't stay on track because I get distracted or my schedule is often too busy to make time for myself.
The healing I started in the last few months have actually started working immediately. It appears if all I really needed to improve was to get focused. Being focused means paying attention to my body and the changes around me.My poor health is often a reflection of taking on too many projects and doing too much and not taking enough breaks for fun and recovering. I will admit I was worried because I was feeling sick and nothing seemed to be helping in terms of traditional medication. today I woke up and immediately I was able to see the difference. Amazing.
This cycle I faced, reminds me of living in mindfulness, as well as the core of creative manifestation, or as some will call it magick. Our minds are key instruments in the production of our lives. If our mind is very distracted either with unhealthy emotions or over-productivity (being busy) we often shut down our awareness in order to consume mental energy.
Every creative manifestation I engage in works. Not because I am so fabulous or super magical but because intentions are based on connecting to our inner being and remaining alert and aware of our environment and lives. Through awareness I notice opportunities and develop ways to improve my situation.
The real key to creative manifestation (magick) is not the hocus pocus factor, but the ability to stay on point in order to connect to your environment and resources. Many of us fall asleep on the wheel and fail to notice when things are going askew and out of order until it becomes a problem. Creative manifestation (Magick) is about opening up our minds and keeping it OPEN. This is why in creating you really don't need props, just a strong awareness and clarity of intention.
Now the real magick key is in stay mindful. For me that means, regular meditation, journaling. exercise and reflection. Of course I'll admit, I get so busy that it might be weeks before I meditate or do anything mindful to keep me on point. So I slack and things happen and I have to start all over again in creating my reality by reconnecting my awareness.
The good news...I don't stay away too often.
Today I go forward once more...meditate, exercise, journaling...etc