Magical Powers

I love fantasy stories, especially when the characters have magical powers. I always think, “Wow, I wish I could do that.” If I had to choose a power it would probably be the ability to disappear from one place and reappear in another.  I’d consider it a pretty practical power—we need less auto emissions, right?

But the ultimate power, as all mothers know, is the ability to heal. A tickle or a laugh can change a dark mood. A hug or holding someone says, “I’m here for you. You are not alone.” A hand channeling love can heal headaches and tummy aches. The words, “I believe in you,” can instill confidence and, “Nice job!” helps another to believe, “I can do this.”

Teaching our children how to read or build things or to share with others are all aspects of healing, because they take these skills forward into their lives. Everything that equips them to better handle life is a gift of healing. Or maybe it’s pre-healing because they don’t stumble and fall over the things they know.

Reaching out to others is an act of healing. “I mean you no harm,” can avert trouble. Real listening (when our attention remains with the other) is an act of healing. This is one I’ve really had to work on. Sometimes I already know (or I think I know) what someone is feeling and I jump straight ahead to giving advice. The times I have been able to listen–to hear with my heart–I’ve learned there is far more to what’s happening than I suspected. Our loved ones are worthy of us ‘hearing with our hearts.’ And an act of kindness can change the course of a stranger’s day.

Go forth and heal.

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4 thoughts on “Magical Powers

  1. Hello Pam:

    Beautifully said.

    I don’t see any magic in it, just simple acts of kindness and sharing. I wish I had a dollar for everytime I have been called stupid or wrong in my thinking for sharing my healing gifts freely without any money in return.

    Yes, sometimes it is also wiser to say nothing and just let the love and caring for the other flow silently and unnoticed by others. The ego and it’s defenses are caught off guard long enough for Soul to touch to soul and effect magical (if I may contridict myself) changes within beings.

    Lovely writing that goes directly to the heart of the matter.

    Kindest regards,
    Mike
    http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/

  2. Hello Pam:

    I don’t know about the word mission, but perhaps in a sense you are right. We are of the age (I am 2 years younger than you) where we were taught to leave the world a better place than when we arrived. We were taught it was our duty and obligation to work toward freedom and justice in our world and not in the perverted definitions of democracy, freedom and justice that are in vogue today. I was thinking on this a few days ago about the lack of leadership in our world and what has replaced it and the word, Lawyership, popped into my consciousness and a few moments later I gave it my own ego touch and called it, Liarship. Both words seem to fit our current states of governerment, business, educational and religious and other non-profit institutions.

    I believe that anyone with any amount of care or reason left in their bones would be impelled to do their best to enlighten and if possible illuminate as many fellow travellers as possible.

    Now, it’s time to get off my soapbox and wish you well,
    Mike

    http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/
    http://www.faith-restored.com

    • Yes, Mike, I was just thinking today that I’m starting to sound more and more like my mom, wondering what happened to the good old days. The corruption and greed in our world takes your breath away. I truly hope and pray that a more enlightened time IS coming. Thank you for your comments.

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