Magick is a load of baloney! Isn’t it?

Magick symbols

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Hiya,

When we think of magic (or magick) we think of some exponent reciting a spell and ‘poof’ a unicorn appears on their lawn, or a million pounds appears in their bank account.

Hollywood magic!

In my opinion that is baloney. But, what about ‘real’ magick?

Real magick in my opinion is the ability to bring into reality that which starts off in our imagination. Sounds easy doesn’t it, and it is to some extent. We’re doing it all the time, every one of us.

What we don’t do is bring that which we desire into reality. We tend to bring that which we are scared of, or that which we have a belief system for, or that which we think is all we deserve.

The Secret

The Secret” made a big splash a few years ago explaining the Law of Attraction, like attracts like etc. It proposed that all you had to do was get into the same ‘vibration‘ as that which you desire and the universe will bring it to you – like magic!

I’m afraid that’s a bit too simplistic.

However, the right state of mind is a key part of getting what you desire in life. In fact I saw a fascinating documentary a while back that showed different individuals and their journey to achieving something. Those with negative states of mind (the, I only have bad luck group) found it almost impossible to recognise opportunity, even when the program makers tried their hardest to present opportunities directly to them. On the other side, the positive minded individuals spotted opportunity everywhere and constantly moved towards them.

There are many, many ways to teach yourself how to have a more positive state of mind and today I wanted to share a ‘magick‘ trick that will help, and that I believe is nothing more than a neurological trigger.

What’s a neurological trigger?

We build up associations throughout our lifetime from the moment we’re born to the moment we die. ‘Fire can hurt me‘ is a valuable association to learn. ‘I failed to do [xyz] which means I’m useless‘ is definitely a damaging and restrictive association to adopt.

These association will have a corresponding trigger – a situation, word, phrase, colour etc., which can all be triggers that bring forth that association and the feeling that goes with it.

We are surrounded by these triggers in everyday life too – think the McDonalds ‘M’, or Coca-Cola’s swash lettering or the National flag of your country. Seeing these images can trigger a state of mind.

In magick these symbols are called Sigils.

Sigils for magick

My recent sigil

A sigil in my opinion is nothing more than a neurological trigger designed by YOU to move yourself in to a state of mind of your choosing.

There are many articles that explain ways of creating sigils (or logos) and I urge you to investigate. You don’t have to believe the hocus pocus that goes with them – unless you want to of course.

The point is, you create your sigil based on what you desire and then keep it somewhere where you can see it – on the fridge, or beside your computer for example. The sigil becomes a trigger for you to get into the state of mind that will help your subconscious find ways to make that desire a reality. It acts like an instant mantra.

Your subconscious is so powerful that it starts to alert your conscious mind to that which you need in order to move towards your desire. It will give you hunches about things – act on them. It will make you aware of coincidences – notice them.

Try it this week, test it on something small first to see if it’s working for you.

And leave a comment below if you’d like to know my preferred method of sigil creation.

Strive to thrive

Stu

:)

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Finding Your Passion

stuartart:

8 Excellent and probing questions – the last one is particularly thought provoking.

Originally posted on Practical Practice Management:

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Happy Friday to you all!  I came across an article that I want to share with you about finding your passion using thought provoking questions.  I often hear people say that they have not discovered their passion yet and they wonder why.  If this is you give these questions a try and see where they may take you.

It is important to remember that the answer probably will not just pop into your head, but continue to ask yourself and take some quite time to think on the questions and I am sure that you will be heading in the right direction in finding what really stirs you inside.

One of the questions is “What are your superpowers?”  Now, give that some thought…

Finding Your Passion

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Still Hate Your Job?

Interview with Stuart Young

Hate Your Job? Listen now…

Hiya,

I recently did an interview with Rebecca Gordon from the Coaching Lounge where we discussed what to do if you hate your job. Take a listen right here:
 
Scroll down to the second interview…

 

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Do you see a storm approaching?

When a storm is approaching what do you do?

Look for shelter or prepare to get wet?

Storm approaching

What do you do?

Strive to thrive

Stu

:)

PS: This was today’s Ponder to my Ponders, Quotes and Questions group.

If you’d like to receive these Ponders daily direct to your email inbox at no cost, just email me at stuart@HowToChangeYourLifeOneDayAtATime.com

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Do you need to let go of something?

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Do you know ‘how’ to let go?

If you’re holding on to something that you’re finding difficult to deal with, try this method of letting go:

The Sedona Method

Enjoy

Stu

:)

PS: This was today’s Ponder to my Ponders, Quotes and Questions group.

If you’d like to receive these Ponders daily direct to your email inbox at no cost, just email me at stuart@HowToChangeYourLifeOneDayAtATime.com

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Decide You Can…

First decide you Can, then believe You will.

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You Can

Strive to thrive

Stu

:)

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What do you need to stop doing?

Hiya,

Ever heard of ‘sunk cost fallacy’?

It’s the psychology of continuing with an endeavour even though it may be fruitless simply because you have invested so much time in it already.

Even when we know the outcome will not be satisfying we continue so as not to feel that the time and effort already invested has not been wasted. Yet to add more time and effort is to add to that waste.

Consider today what do you need to stop doing?

Strive to thrive

Stu

:)

Change Your Mindset,

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