December is a time of holidays that have a special aura of magic within and around them. A lot of us want to believe in some kind of “magic” - something that delivers what we cannot imagine creating for ourselves. That is why many adults enjoy viewing the December holidays through the eyes of children.
As the author Christopher Moore once wrote, “Children see magic because they look for it.” Somewhere in our growing up, some of us may have forgotten how to look for magic in the world around us. That is one of the reasons our wish practice is so important to us. We believe in the power of this magnificent Universe to provide for us, if only we get out of our own way! That is what we mean by looking for magic.
It is like a walk down a path in a forest where the trees are wrapped in ivy vines. We see wishes coming true, which is the magic, going hand in hand (or tree in vine) with gratitude. When you look at a pinecone, or feel the warmth of a crackling fire, or watch the snow fall gently and silently to transform the landscape, there is magic. When you feel gratitude for the beauty of the nature that surrounds you, that is the vibration - the emotional connection - that tells the Universe you are tuned in and asking for its attention. That is when you are tapping into the magic!
Although children are more visceral about all this. They laugh as they dance over to the evergreen and pick up the pinecone, bright-eyed and joyful, and they may not consciously think in terms of gratitude. Perhaps that is the price of the privileges of adulthood, but we can always - if we choose to - reclaim the innocence and wonderment of childhood.
For those of you who celebrate any of these magical December holidays, we want your very best wishes to come true, in the spirit of joy, peace, health, and love.
Next week, our post will be brought to you by the letter “Y” for you where we will talk all about you in the new year!
Peace and All Good
Margie and Barbara
The Wish Mavens
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Barbara J. Dickinson.