Planetary[*], a graphic novel from Wildstorm, has a particular theme running through the 27 parts. The protagonist Elijah Snow and his assistant Jakita Wagner say on various occasions: “It’s a strange world. Let’s keep it that way.”
They’re almost right. It is indeed a strange world, where the largest living organism is a fungus in the Malheur National Forest in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, which covers an estimated 2,200 acres, weighs in at over 50,000 tonnes, and is at least 2,400 years old.
Where they are wrong, in my view, is that this is a magical world. We can create miracles and change reality.
I realised this a couple of years after becoming a Reiki Master in 1996. With a simple atunement ritual containing movements, visualisations, words and a special concentration, I can create a profound change in another person’s reality. The end result of the atunements is that the person’s energy fields are modified, on physical, mental and spiritual levels, so that they can tap into the universal source of harmony, healing and energy. Using this, they can then also perform magic; healing themselves and others, as well as preventing illnesses from occurring.
Apart from appearing less spectacular than what we see in films and read in books, how does this differ from the common definition of magic? You change reality with a magical ritual, therefore you are doing magic.
Think about any magic you perform in your part of reality. What miracles are you creating? What miracles could you create? What miracles do you want to create? Why aren’t you?
It’s a magical world. Let’s keep it that way.