27 July 2010

The Magician - daily meditation

The Magician major arcana card is associated with transformation.

Popular knowledge tells us the old alchemists, part scientist part sorcerer, developed the foundation of our modern chemistry. The notion of transformation (even in a fictional, magical, fantastical context) has a cousin in science. It reminds me of the principle of conservation of energy. Thinking in terms of sub-atomic particles, string theory, Bohm's implicate order (or at least my watered down popularized version understanding of them)...everything is energy. Nothing is gained or lost - only transformed in a very literal sense. Here again we see a physical / philosophical parallel. Energy is literally transformed, but preserved. If energy and matter can be transformed, why not personalities and lifestyles?

I've been reading Richard Bach again, one of my all time favorite authors.

One of his best known quotes is "I gave my life to become the person I am now. Was it worth it?"

That is transformation complete...sort of Magician meets 10 of cups. What about the future? What about here forward?

Ask yourself Mr. Bach's question...can you answer with a loud, sincere "YES!"? What if you can't? Then what?

If you are not happy with the way things are now, ask yourself this...who DO you want to be? What are you willing to give to become that person? What if the price of being happy with who you are was time? What if the price was an apology...or changing a habit? Or changing a lot of habits?

Mr. Bach also wrote "You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however"

Magic and transformation does exist. It just takes more time and practical effort than the fictional magic in books and movies.

Quote source: www.brainyquotes.com July 27, 2010

Thanks for reading!



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