I found the above photo on a friend’s Facebook page and just had to share it. There is so much truth to this that it hurts to read it, but we all should take a moment and do just that.
When we come into the world as fresh little humans we have eyes that can see, ears that can hear, and hearts that can feel. We are in tune and in touch. The world allows us to be ourselves until it’s mandated that we enroll in and attend school.
School. A place of learning, of learning how NOT to be, how NOT to dress, how NOT to act, and most importantly, how NOT to think.
School is a place where we are retooled, and like Mr. McCammon says here of our innate magic, “we get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out” of our systems.
And speaking of church, well…let’s not go there. That would be a whole other blog post in itself.
What would we be like if this whitewashing of our spirits had never taken place? If instead of having the magic stripped of our lives, we were raised to embrace it?
Who says faeries aren’t real? Who says there’s no such thing as ghosts?
They are the institutions that have been given complete control of humanity. They are the ones who dictate what is right and what is not right.
Let’s do something extraordinarily powerful. Even though we can’t go back in time and start over, we can start where we are.
There is magic all around us, every moment of every day. Take a minute to allow yourself to imagine something that you’ve always instinctively known is real. It doesn’t matter what that something is. Just ponder it for a bit. If it feels right in your heart, embrace it. Start small with small things.
Don’t let yourself get wrapped up in thoughts like “what will people think?” Who cares what people think. People are who messed you up from the start. Learn to trust yourself. Letting yourself believe in extraordinary things is one step toward reclaiming your magic and your spiritual sovereignty.
Look up at the night sky. Watch the moon on her journey through space. Spend time with trees in a forest, or sit by a body of running water. Play with a kitten, a puppy, a baby. Just blur your vision a little and see what you see. There is so much out there that we’ve been told doesn’t exist.
Look again, and forget what the others tell you. What do YOU see?