When I first started telling people I was a witch, the first response I received from many was, “show me some magic.” At the time, I did’t really have a good response other than it just didn’t quite work like that. In this series, I will go through why it sometimes isn’t seen or perceived.
Now I do, and here it is.
First of all, it may even be happening right in front of you, but you would have to be ready to see it. Doubt or disbelief can blind you to it. There may also be times that if something is not what you expect to see, it if is not in your what your mind considers normal, you may even block it mentally.
Next, there is the acceptance of something as real or as happening. If you don’t accept it, even if its fact, it may not be recognized as magic. Don’t dismiss it as coincidence or chance.
Magic is a natural force, and as such follows natural laws. It is as much a part of real life, sometimes more so, than what you think of as modern life. Don’t expect the impossible. It is not the movies, a fantasy novel, or a game. Examine your ideas and conceptions about what you think magic is and how it works.
Even then, magic does not always work as we quite expect. At times it can be very literal. I’ve known instances where I’ve seen magic come about so literally, that is by the wording, it was humorous. Magic can have unexpected results.
Time can work strangely. Magic may work, or start working instantly, or take some time. It may take some timing and involve another event. The start of something working does not mean complete.
Magic takes will and intention to work, but if there is doubt , it can cancel out. Doubt is a type of non committed will, or willing something not to happen.
Oh, and by the way, because someones a witch or magical practitioner does not mean they are an illusionist, or entertainer.
Magic is a skill, a tool, a bit of a perk or a benefit and not a right nor a primary reason for my Pagan spiritual practice. It is not a toy or game, and should be used “in vain”.
The final, and primary reason some may not see magic, is that it involves the spiritual senses often. Being in tune with spirit, higher self, will, would help you recognize it in motion. As well spiritual and psychic types of senses which aid you in seeing magical energies and events, develop over TIME, through discipline, meditation, preparation.
Experiences are remembered and analyzed after the fact.
So that, cowan, is why I can’t SHOW you magic.