This is really a continuation of my last blog article where I looked at why didn’t that spell work? I’ve been thinking further on why my magic does or doesn’t work at times, and these are some of my thoughts…
The new age community is all talking about flow at the moment. Everywhere you look on Internet articles and radio shows, talk of the days how to be in flow. When I studied NLP, my teacher always told me that you know when you’re on purpose or in flow because things come to you very easily. The goals that you set you achieve quickly and simply, the spells you cast come through with very little delay.
What does that mean? How do you achieve flow, and how do you know when you’re in it? Simply put flow is really a feeling you get - contentment, peace. Personally I prefer to think of flow as being purpose. If you’ve ever spent any time thinking about what your life‘s purpose is then finding flow is much easier to do.
Of course if you’re one of those people who are still grappling with what you want to be when you grow up (even if like me you’re in your late 40s) then that can feel like a hard thing to work out, but it’s a lot simpler than you might think. The easiest way to work out purpose is to think about what gives you joy in life? What tasks are you doing when you’re most at peace? Are someone who loves walking? Are you someone who loves swimming? Are you someone who loves creating things with your hands, Or baking? Finding your own sense of inner peace will direct you towards your purpose or flow. People often mistake purpose for their job, and it isn’t that. Your job may bring you closer to your purpose, but purpose is more abstract than how are you earn your money. By identifying what brings you joy, you can start to narrow down what your purpose in life is. And when you’re in purpose (or in flow) everything moves freely.
But what does this have to do with magic?