Sometimes if you hold your head just right, you can see the magic happen.
I might as well confess and thus face the fact that I do, yes, most certainly, believe in magic. But before you start telling me there is no such thing as magic, that it is all just hocus-pocus and trickery, hear me out. I truly believe we create our own magic. Just by setting our intention and aligning ourselves with that which is greater than ourselves, the Source, we open ourselves to the magic that happens when focus and faith join hands.
Yesterday I spend quite a bit of time making a list of all the to-do's I am currently focussing on. They include the shoulds, the coulds, the oughts and the musts of life. From getting ready for taxes to working on my creative endeavors to pursuing healthy, meaningful relationships to organizing my office, garage and attic. It fast became a very long list. In fact, when it was done, I had to take a nap.
Seriously, it really seemed almost daunting to write it all down. On the other hand, though, there was something liberating about getting it down on paper and reviewing it. I thought I would develop a system to track my progress. I would categorize each item. Label priorities by A B C or D or maybe 1 2 3 and so on. Then I realized I was using the creation of a system to avoid actually acting.
When I go to the grocery store, I often make a list. It is usually specific and succinct. Then, as I get to the store, I discover, much to my chagrin, that I have forgotten the list! But you know what's amazing to me is that I remember what's on the list and almost always get everything on it and have a very successful shopping trip. That is what making my To-Do list was like. It is in mind at all times now.
Today surprisingly enough, I accomplished many of the things on my list. I took my car for its regular maintenance. I took my laptop to the Mac guy for service (the charger had fried we discovered). I took my auntie's mantel clock to the clock guy for repair (it sprung a spring). I investigated some other jobs I need/want done. I did my homework for a workshop I'm in. I of course wrote my morning pages before doing any of the above and I filled a big bag with unwanted, unused clothes from my main closet and cleared another table in my office. It was a productive day. I also made two appointments I had been putting off. Whew.
All of the above were on the list. It just seemed to easy to follow through after writing the intention out and pulling up my bootstraps and getting started. It was as if something magical had happened just from the act of writing things down. God* is listening and God will meet you and greet you along the way.
Tomorrow I will look at the list again. I am sure as soon as I cross some things off, others will appear. That's called circulation and its a good thing. The point is you can't always get where you are going without some kind of map. Feel free to remind me of that the next time you see me suffering a bit of inertia or lack of focus. The magic happens when you state your intention.
*What I call God some call Spirit, the Source, High Power or whatever is your inspiration. I also know some don't believe in any of that. Yet aligning yourself with all the Universe has to offer you is not really a bad idea.