[Fair warning – I use a *bit* of colorful language in this one… deal or don’t read!]
There’s a movie quote that would be great here, but I can’t for the life of me remember the movie… Guy & girl talking, and she (I think it was she) gets supremely frustrated and barks “Stop Apologizing!” (He was very much the “sorry… sorry… oh, sorry…” type of person.) I totally get where she was coming from. Still can’t remember the movie.
Oh well, long way around to start this post. See? My Southern comes out sometimes. And I’m a little riled – not full-on fury, but I’m definitely at the hands-on-the-hips, neck-rolling, foot-tapping level of “Nuh uh!”
And you know what? I’m riled up at all of US!
You heard me.
Because if there’s one thing I’ve noticed as a theme among all us lovely pagans, it’s the apologizing. Not ‘I’m sorry for existing’, because we’ve pretty well got our diva snap on for that one… power to the pagan & all that. No, it’s a different kind of apologizing. For our CRAFT. And it pisses me off. Tell me if any of this rings familiar:
“I know this sounds crazy, but…”
“Sorry, this is gonna sound weird, but…”
“It might sound nuts, but…”
Right? RIGHT??? … Damn it, people!
I mean, I get it if we’re talking to someone outside the path. A “muggle”, if you will. I can totally see starting a conversation with something like “You might not believe this, but…” – even still, that’s not calling it crazy or nuts or wrong or weird… just “YOU might not believe this – doesn’t mean it’s not true.”
So yeah, what we do and what happens as a result might sound koo-koo to others – but not US! We should expect fairy circles, or spirit guide appearances, or knowing who’s on the phone before it rings, or seeing ghosts, or remembering lives, or … or … or …
WE. ARE. FUCKING. MAGIC!!!
Of COURSE the ‘odd’ and ‘unusual’ happens to us. Of COURSE our lives are full of what others would call unexplained phenomena. DUHHH!!
So why… by all that is holy, WHY do we keep qualifying and apologizing for it?! Because you know what? Words Matter. We all know that & accept it as true when we’re casting… why do we conveniently forget when we’re ‘just talking’? [And for the record, some of my most magical moments have been ‘just talking’ with someone… chew on that fat a bit, how ’bout it?] If we keep belittling who we are and what we do and how our lives go as a result – what are we doing to our magic & our reality? Huh?
Yeah. That’s what I thought.
And now I’m gonna challenge you. Ready? Sure? Ok… here we go:
Pay Attention. Listen to what you’re saying & how you’re saying it. Stop making excuses for your full-on, anything-can-happen, magical self.
Instill a new habit in yourself.