I use the phrase "natural magic" often, and sometimes people ask me to explain it.

I can't.

But I'm going to try anyway. Or at least I'll try circling around it, hoping that you get it too. I'm pretty certain that you will and that you may even already know (and do) it, perhaps under another name.

First of all, it's not like "casting a spell" or doing a ritual — it isn't so much something you do as it is something you are. It might be more like an intention... see? I'm already lost trying to explain it.

Oookay... let's take healing, for example. The way I do (and teach) healing is that you open yourself up to healing energy, inviting it to flow through you. Then when you are cleansed, filled, and overflowing, you invite it to flow into someone else to cleanse and fill them, and they are grounded and connected to both heaven and earth. (I use the word "heaven" loosely, not in a judeo-christian sense, although you can use it that way if that is what works for you — just be careful not to limit it! You just need a powerful source of energy.)

It might help you to have a looks at the page on Distant Healing if you are unfamiliar with doing that. Doing it a few times would give you a much better sense of what you're trying to do.

Practicing natural magic is a very similar process. You invite the energy in to fill you — and then you let it overflow into... something...

(In fact, I suspect that this kind of healing and natural magic are the same thing, but I really don't know if that's true.)

You don't exactly tell it to do this or to make that so. You hold it loosely. One way to do that is to say, "Wouldn't it be lovely if (thus and such) or something even better came to pass?"

It's a request instead of a command. Commands push but requests simply invite flow. Pushing can create resistance, but simple flow is often welcomed.

This allows O Universe to be co-creator with you. It allows something wiser than your conscious mind to choose how to bring you what you truly, deeply, and wisely want. It's much more of a surrender to the magic than it is a conscious choice.

Got that?

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