Whether at age four or forty, we’ve all at one time or another wished for a magic wand – or at least a fairy godmother in possession thereof – that could in one swift move alter our life circumstances to meet our every desire.Â We’ve all wished for situations to simply go away, or for a heap of money to magically appear in our bank account, or for Mr. or Mrs. Right to land on our doorstep.
What we often forget is that we already HAVE a magic wand!Â We have always had the power to magically transform our circumstances.Â It’s just that this magic wand is so ordinary, so commonplace, that we’ve stopped appreciating it.Â Some of us only dust it off on occasion, when things get really bad.Â Some of us refuse to utilize our magic wand altogether, because we are afraid of its power.
Our magic wand consists of two elements: Intention and free will.Â Like I said … perfectly ordinary.Â And yet, full of power.
Bear with me here.
If you had a literal magic wand, you’d still have to decide what you want to create, right?Â You’d still need to set a clear intention, or your magical wand might wreak complete havoc!
You’d also still have to decide to USE your magic wand.Â You’d have to impose your free will on the status quo of your current experience, and choose something different.
There’s having a magic wand.Â Then there’s knowing what you want to do with it.Â And then there’s the choice to pick it up and actually use it.
Once we decide what we want, and decide to exercise our free will and actually create it … well, if you look at the various actions this requires, most of them are no more difficult than waving a magic wand.Â Because even a magic wand requires us to commit to a choice.
Let’s say you want to start your own business and want to create a website.Â Lots of my clients find themselves in this situation.Â If you think of “creating a website” but know nothing about the Internet, this task my seem intimidating or difficult.
But is it really?
We know how to get online – easy.
We know how to google “easy website” – easy.
There’s tons of services that will help us build a website quickly, without programming.Â Looking at a couple of these services – easy.
Choosing a service, knowing that we can always change our mind – easy.
Putting a few words together to put on the pages – some people get hung up here.Â But, really, we all use words every day.Â We all know how to write a sentence.Â We all know how to write a paragraph.Â It might not be the best paragraph ever written, but when we break it down to its simplest elements and realize we can edit it later – easy.
When we’ve exercised our magic wand of intent and free will a few dozen times, we suddenly have a business of our very own.Â And when we look at the small, individual actions that were required, we realize they were all actually as easy as waving a magic wand.
We have all this power, wrapped up in the magic of intention and free will.Â If we let go of the need to do it all perfectly and all at once, what we can create is nothing short of stunning.Â Sure, if we try to make the hundreds of choices that go into creating a website all at once, if we see it as a single undertaking, we won’t know where to start.Â But if we focus on the next immediate choice, the one that’s right before us, and make that choice … it all becomes easy.Â And then we move on to the next immediate choice, and the next.Â Easy.Â And the best thing is that we HAVE a magic wand.Â Almost everything can be changed, or undone.
Dust off that magic wand.Â Create what you want, one small exercise of intent and free will at a time.Â Before you know it, you will be living in a different reality – one of your own choosing.
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