Autumn always makes me feel more "witchy" than usual. I don't know if it's the colors of the falling leaves, the chill in the air or maybe it's the simple fact that Samhain is right around the corner. There's something about October that makes me realize that it's time to pull my energy in, physically and spiritually. As the weather gets colder, I start to crave soups, teas and warm blankets while watching movies with my husband.
It also makes me think about MAGICK. I recently had a close friend ask me about magick. She wanted to know how to do it and if I could recommend any books on the subject. At first, I was excited about the prospect of helping a sista-friend learn about it but then I stopped and thought about it. My sista-friend is one of the most spiritually attuned people that I know. She teaches me about setting your intent, affirmations, meditation and other things. As I thought, I realized that she had been practicing magick her entire life, she'd just called it something else. So, I called her and told her that she was already doing it and she didn't really need me. Obviously, she agreed!
So, what is magick? Is it like Harry Potter or something more mundane? Honestly, I can't answer that. I can only tell you my personal definition of it.
Magick, for me, is recognizing when the Universe is doing it's thing. Sounds rather simple and unmagical, doesn't it? Well, allow me to elaborate. First of all, I'm not that type of sista who likes to cast spells. I'm not terribly good at it. I think it's because I believe that blessing someone is more in keeping with Divine Love. When I do cast a spell, it's more on the lines of sending healing energy or even helping out on the physical level. My magick deals with building community and helping out. My magick is also about educating people about their health and making sure our babies are healthy.
When magick is at work, you know. There's this incredible energy that's almost tangible if you're open to it.
When the Universe is at work (and She's always at work!), there's an air of expectancy in the air. It's seeing the sun starting to set earlier and knowing that you need to start to get your cold weather things together. It's seeing a cardinal and knowing that it's a sign for you. It's listening to that voice that's not really a voice because it's never lead you astray. It's meditating and feeling yourself melding with Source and understanding true love.
Magick is something you do, it's something that you already are. Your existence is magical! The Universe created you and there'll never be another one like you yet you're still a part of the whole. What could be more magical than that? So, if you're interested in magick, go within yourself. All your magick is right there.