What is Magic?

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When people discover I am into “that kind of stuff” they think I am a black-clad Satan worshipping witch. The first bit is right but they are so far off the mark. When they find out that I work with magic and intuition, that sounds a lot less spooky so this led me to thinking – how would I actually define magic?

To me, magic isn’t anything spooky or supernatural. Magic is the world around us and it lives inside of us too. It’s the blossom that falls from the trees in the spring, the wild waves at the beach, the moon that bathes our streets and the grass that grows under our toes. Essentially it is an energy that we have and that we live in. Like a team, we work together with nature to create intentions and change. We feed her what she needs whilst she feeds us in the form of herbs and plants; it is this relationship we have with the earth that has never truly left us.

Intuitive Magic

I have a very intuitive approach to magic. Although I have read many books on witchcraft, folklore and herbal medicine; I have gone my own way (yes I can hear the Fleetwood Mac tune in my head too). I do what feels right, for example, I don’t use various coloured candles for anything, I use white candles for everything. I use incense that smells good and inspires the moment…it’s hard to describe the intuitive nature of my magic but I just know what I’m doing without guidance. If we want to take a very simple example of this, I chuck some sage in my pasta sauce for a little belly cleanse – mundane things like cooking can become magical actions.

Community

The idea of guidance leads me to community. I have stumbled upon a wonderful Wild Woman Project circle who, having only met once, I feel very comfortable with sharing my inner self with them. It isn’t essential to have community of course as the true magic and intentions should come from you and if you choose to be the lone wolf then so be it.

Remember one thing; make sure you follow the path you feel is intuitive to you. Sometimes we need guidance and a little nudge but just remember that we have everything we need inside us, we just need to let it be free.