Believe in Your Magic

“I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir.

The gifts of our personal magic.

I settle lightly on the edge of a dream and begin to soar. Between closed eyes, the terrain becomes waves upon a golden shore. Mammoth ethereal wings brush my skin and I’m lifted high above to see a timeline sketched in the sand dunes of my mind.

The past, a devastating richness of mishaps, heart-crushing lessons, experiences and the vitality of surviving. It’s all laced with opportunities to transform the mundane and exceptional and tragic into the purpose of gifts to be shared. The alchemy has been happening all along. Our metamorphosis takes on different shapes. It is as necessary to lay with heavy wet mulch as it is to rise and risk and expand and fly. Change is always happening even when we are stuck and where edges are conflicted and nothing seemingly makes sense.

Somehow though, people believe in us and we begin to recognize own unique empowerment; it embraces the purpose of heart. We step into the now and not the never. We uphold an inner trilogy of: We are worthy; We are loved; We are powerful. And this is the part that really grabs a few dozen tissues from an endless zenith of heart: We are capable of doing anything.

We will shake the stratosphere of constraints; especially to those who say no, we can’t! We will no longer be at the end of a leather lashing of lies. We will no longer be restrained in a suffocating head grip of silence. We will challenge with a warrior stance of integrity and strength. Our stress fractures begin to heal each time we believe in our self. We are the unfolding process, the gifts of our own personal magic.


About the Author | Carolyn Riker

Carolyn Riker, MA is a counselor, educator, writer, and poet. She is also a certified instructor for journal writing and provides workshops. She finds comfort and balance in her kids, nature, music, and her sweet cat, Copper. She’s a regular columnist for Rebelle Society, Women's Spiritual Poetry Blog and The Tattooed Buddha, as well as her own blog, Magic of Stardust and Words.

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