“Everyone does magic all the time in different ways. “Life” plus “significance” = magic.”
― Grant Morrison
Empowerment. To invest with power? That seems silly. Aren’t we all pretty powerful? Sometimes we need to be reminded of it, tis all. Like the song says “Oz didn’t give nothing to the tin man, that he didn’t already have”. In the Hindu Ramayana the deity Hanuman has many abilities but he can only use them when others believe he can. Ultimately we all have amazing abilities and powers. Most of us tell ourselves we are powerless. We even come up with elaborate stories to explain why we are powerless and who it is to blame for our lack of power.
That isn’t to say that we’re not capable of doing pretty horrible things to each other. Unfortunately many of us know what its like to be scarred by another. Of course, many of us also know what its like to scar in return.
Empowering tho is different. Somewhere inside of us we realize what we’re capable of and it scares us witless. If we have these abilities, isn’t it our responsibility to use them to help each other? Responsibility can be a pretty frightening thing, can’t it. So we put our fingers in our ears and sing “la la la” very loudly whenever someone dare tells us what we are capable of.
What would it be like if we all took things in our hands, woke up from our complacency and started using our powers to help and heal each other? That would be pretty significant in itself, wouldn’t it?
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Tarot – King of Wands by G A Rosenberg