I heard from a friend recently, an author and a teacher who had an awakening two decades ago who told me that the flow of magic had abruptly dried up in her life. By this, she meant the gifts of self-remembrance ( synchronicity, ease, intuitive knowing and mini-miracles) had come to a halt just as if someone had turned off the water faucet.
What happened? Did she fall back asleep? Was there an expiration date on her magic? No. What happened was two things.
First, she had simply entered into a deep ebb phase—because all magic happens in ebbs and flows. This is the Law of Rhythm, and it is not escapable if you live in space-time. Simply said, what goes up, comes down. When magic ebbs, patience and faith are called for. Who are you in the middle of the off-phase is what matters the most. Can you step forward in blind trust that even if you can’t feel or see the hand of the divine right now, you are still connected and you are still being guided?
I hit a patch like this only two weeks ago. It was as if I kept walking into no-flow walls and tripping over my own seemingly chaotic choices and poor discernment. Yet I knew that this was an ebb (it only lasted a few days) and instead of panicking, I chose to relax into it and laugh at myself. (Because some of it was so calamitous I could only laugh).
The second factor in dampened magic is when you abandon the Master Key of your Attention. What are you attending to in your life? Are you actually PAYING ATTENTION to the grace that is happening? Are you willing to see and acknowledge the miracles and synchronicity happening in your life?
When you are in an ebb, your Master Key of Attention matters the most. There will always be a trickle of synchronicity even if the full flow has been turned off. Look for the smallest signs and the bread crumbs of the miraculous. They are always there.
One example. This teacher friend who told me about her dilemma happened to reach me while I was in Mexico by FB private message EVEN THOUGH the wifi-fi at the hotel where I was staying that day was cutting out constantly and barely working. She was the only person who managed to reach me that day online and I was able to at least touch base with her to let her know that all is well, that this ebb will pass. Her getting through to me was a mini-miracle, plain and simple.
So today, whether you are in an ebb of magic or a torrential flow, harness the Master Key of your Attention. And let me know, what do you notice? How is your attention working for your magic? (Hint: Your attention is an amplifier).
PS: Curious about this whole magic and awakening thing? I am teaching a fun and transformative four week online course starting February 1st, 2017 called Awakened Magic: An Enlightened Approach to Radiance, Love, Power and Purpose. If you’d like to be on my invitation list for this course, just click HERE.
And until next time, Be Magical!