Finding Magic – A Soul Translation

Finding Magic

“And when you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – The Alchemist

“Life is generous with who live their personal legend” – Paulo Cohelo

Concealing Magic

Her parents were experts
In concealing magic
They hid it in the obvious places
Coaching soccer games
Accounting books
And beneath the secretary’s chair
Her mother sat at

Her parents were experts in concealing magic
Learning to hide their own extraordinary dreams
In the ordinary good manners
Of an American family raising six children
One girl; she was their eldest
Five younger boys; her brothers in arms

Her parents were experts in concealing magic
Whether it because of a need
To maintain a good reputation in the community
As was the case with her mother
Or because it was important to be loyal to one’s family
Even if that meant your dreams never came true

Her parents were experts in concealing magic
Like any child though
She was good at finding the secret places

Her Magic was always there
So she set out to find it

Shazam on the Golf Course
She was the oldest
So she met her father when he still had twinkles of stardust
Hovering over him as he set out on the golfing green
Bursts of sunlight shining with holy radiance each time he got a hole in one

She was the oldest
So her father took her under his wing
Enfolded her in his joy of sports
He coached her games and passed on some of his magic to him

Like Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family
They had their own secret phrases
That brought the magic down in a thunderbolt
He gave her his magic and taught her the magic phrases

Small rumblings of thunder, stardust, and magic
that her mother never seemed to hear
that her mother insisted on not seeing

Empathic Magic

She realized magic existed
When she was young
Even though she did not always know
How to find it

She sensed it when her Grandmother had a stroke
Lost her ability to speak or use language
She could feel her Grandmother’s frustration
She also knew, unerringly what her mother wanted

She responded to her grandmother’s need
As a small child who feels another hurting does
Naturally and softly
Taking her grandmother’s hand in hers

Soothing her grandmother’s frustration
Sending a surge of love
From a simple touch
Straight to her Grandmother’s heart

Recognizing Magic

That was how it started
A simple knowing of things
That other people didn’t

Travelling forward in time
From a Knowing to reach for her Grandmother’s hand
To a Knowing of what was going on in the angry teen in front of her
Filled with frustration of another form

A frustration of never having another
See their Magic
A frustration of never having for themselves
An ability to see their own Magic

She does it for them
Voices it in words they understand
Voices an understanding of families that conceal magic
Without ever having to say the words

She teaches them their own secret phrases
Ones she has no way of knowing
She knows and their Magic is unleashed

Dismissing Magic

As she got older
Began to find her Magic
She tried to share her experiences
She told her mother of ways magic kept unfolding

Her mother dismissed her
“If you really believe that
There is something wrong with you
Your perception is not reality”

But it is…

Magic, Illusion, and Reputation

Magic requires faith
It also requires a strict adherence to truth
Inner and outer
It brooks no illusions

The use of Magic while illusions remain in place
The use of Magic while living in fantasies of your own intentions
Is like asking for wishes from a devil
You may ask for one thing but magic always finds your true north

If you are asking for money
From a place of scarcity
You will receive what you are placing into the Universe

If you are asking for true love
Yet believe that true love requires pain
You will find
That love and pain are inseparable in every relationship you have

If you are asking for Magic itself
Yet believe magic must always remain concealed
You will find yourself living a mundane life
Never knowing that Magic exists

To Access Magic fully
You must live recognizing your place as the creator of your vision
Daily, monthly, yearly
You must live recognizing that you alone have the power to transform your life

To Access Magic
You must live as if your vision is already reality
While having faith
That the path is opening before you without having to force the door

Her Mother dismissed her Magic for many reasons
Reputation demanded much from a woman dependent upon social niceties of an age
That viewed women as less than
While concealing the darkness of abuse within the family her mother did not wish to see

Concealing a darkness of abuse within the family
That perhaps she did not wish to remember

Her Mother’s Magic
Was in finding an ordinary life
One with a good man loyal to his family
Where love depended only on doing the right thing

So that darkness could never intrude

Holding up the Pillars of Society
Her mother may not have believed in Magic
One might argue that she had even chosen strategically

For her father was not a strong man
And yet… he was the pillar of the family
Or at least he held the pillars upon his shoulder

Perhaps saying he wasn’t strong was a misnomer
Like Atlas
He held the weight of a world on his shoulders
Balancing his wife’s need for a good reputation and good life
With the desire of their children to find themselves

He always did what was right for the family
As the eldest she ran errands with him
She became his sidekick
A Mary Marvel to his Captain Marvel
With him coaching her through life the best he could

Her relationship with him was easy
For he was both no nonsense
While never making waves
In truth he was a strong man
Concealing his magic

That he was a god holding the world on his shoulders
When he could have been golfing
to ensure a strong family
Where his children could be strong with their own Magic
While professing that he didn’t understand to appease his wife

She didn’t understand at times
Why he chose her
Or stayed with her
He was a good man
He saw the best in everyone
Including the woman he had married
She had learned to walk with integrity
From him
Integrity of her word
A crucial ingredient
In manifesting intention into reality
From her mother
At times if felt challenging
Even now her mother would still say
“If you just did what we did
You could have the life we had
You could be

Her mom
Not seeming to realize
That Success was not the same to her
That it didn’t mean a husband, six kids, and a house
That success meant introducing others to their Magic

She recognized though
That her mother was a part of her contract
From her she learned the daily discipline
That kept her on track
For the manifesting of her dreams

For her mother never wavered in what she believed
Her mother never wavered in creating the life she wanted
Her mother never wavered in her vision
If she waivered, or at least continued to build on the original vision she had
it’s true her mother might have been able to create even more

For her mother was disciplined in her use of Magic
In concealing her magic as something ordinary that anyone could have achieved
And yet, Who was she
To judge her mother’s magic
That brought her a husband, six kids, and house

Shazam! The Lighting struck and the Marvel Family was created
As much as her mother’s vision as against all the things her mother had planned

Finding Magic

She was always connected
To the depths of nature
There on the trails
While others forged ahead
She would find herself
No need to get from A to B
When the trees, water, and animals
Revealed their own simple mysteries
Concealing Magic from Herself

Like many others
She had thought she was afraid of failing
When in fact
She had learned the simple lessons
Of Concealing Magic
From her family and society
Well enough despite her protestations
To fear the unveiling and success
Of her dreams

Blowing Glass

She learned to connect to source
Through the discovery that she could create things with a simple thought
Like a glass blower
She discovered that she could creates shapes from her thoughts
Into the world that were decorative and functional
Beautiful to look upon
While holding the capacity to be filled with dreams

The Display Case

While others hold their crystals
Deep within a rock shop
Buried and strewn among
Stones and pebbles undistinguished

She has chosen to take her dreams
To the Display Case she has built
Along the street
For she understands as did the Alchemist

That for her personal legend to become manifest
She must know the value of the crystals she displays
Speak clearly of the value they hold
So that others may provide the abundance of dreams

Crystals, Glass, and Magic

She has known
That her purpose
Has always been not just the finding of her own Magic
But unleashing the Magic of others

She recognizes that is both Magic Inherent
As crystals forming through generations of growth
Within a family and it’s communal spirit
Like a geode waiting to be cut open for all to see

And Magic Created
With each spirit finding it’s unique medium and vision
Glass structures jutting from the earth
And hanging from the air

Sunlight glinting of crystals and colored glass sculptures
Moonlight revealing it within the darkness
Magic Inherent and Created

She assists others in finding their path to unveil it

The Veil is Thin

For her the Veil is thin
A lifetime of practicing
Presence and Compassion

She recognizes that others
May choose to view her as
An enemy, rival, or one that opposes them
Yet in those moments in her own life

When she has had the opportunity
To rub the salt in another’s wounds
Or take arms against the ones that have opposed her
She has instead viewed them with compassion

She, like her father, can see the good in anyone
Even when that other has attempted or succeeded
In causing harm to her heart
She knows the path to peace is compassion

For her the Veil is Thin
She is a facilitator of understanding
Able to stand between opposing thinkers
Or one who opposes themselves struggling from a stark dichotomy within
And within that space
Create a space for peace between those thinkers
Create a space for acceptance for the one struggling to accept themselves
Create a space for spirit to enter in and provide the presence and compassion needed for healing

For her the Veil is thin
She has learned to focus on gratitude, compassion, and unconditional love
She has embraced any thought that brings her to a higher vibration and joy
She does nothing in this life that does not bring her Josy

She has learned that her Magic
Has always been with her
Despite attempts to conceal it
She knows her treasure has been with her all of this time

For her the Veil is thin
So it is that she can see her Magic now
See how it unfolds
As she teaches others to do the same


She travelled to the Egypt of her Soul
Through the deserts
To the Oasis
Where she found a love that defined her

It would not be the only Oasis she found
For at times the desert
Could stretch out
For miles and years in front of her
Yet she always kept her vision ahead of her

The Pyramids in Egypt
While always opening their treasures to her
Did not leave her with something she could hold
Still she was grateful for the journey

Oasis and Pyramids

She hadn’t realized she had fallen in love with him
At times she was not sure if he was from the Oasis
A lasting source of vitality
Or another Pyramid
A place to learn about herself
From which she would leave wiser
But with nothing lasting
To hold beyond what was in her spirit

Of Pyramids there had been at least three or four
The Pyramid of the Defiant Individuality
Which helped her define herself
Not so much in opposition to her parents
But in understanding that her path
Was not and would not ever be theirs

She had spent six years exploring that Pyramid
Before continuing on her journey
Through the sands and other Pyramids
Finding her way slowly back to the forests of New Hampshire

And now…
She would just have to see
If he was an Oasis or a Pyramid
The ceramic bowl filled with Ben and Jerry’s ice cream
The eclectic song from 20 years ago
The trophy
All unearthed from the sands of time
To look upon now

She smiled
Either way she would simply have to wait and see
For she knew she had fallen in love with him many years ago
And as for him he kept telling her there was a question he had to ask her

A question she could wait for
Until the time was right


She shepherds the teens she works with
Away from the cliffs and wolves
Not by teaching them what they should do

She teaches them
By showing them how to follow the integrity of their own hearts
Of reaching for a place of compassion first for themselves

Then for all those around them
Who have always been taught
The value of concealing magic

She shows them how recognize the cliffs within their own hearts
She gets their hearts to warn them when wolves are coming to feast on their dreams
She supports them on the first steps of their journey

Knowing that ultimately
They will discover
Their treasures are always there

Always present and within reach

Magic Manifest – The Oasis of New Hampshire

She didn’t need the money
For in following her Personal Legend
The land, half a million in value, became manifest

Her vision
A retreat center
That would provide teens an opportunity to find their Magic

The land would benefit others as well
For many dreams and visions contributed
Writing retreats, Success Principles, Growth and Synergistic Master Mind groups

All would find a place in this Oasis of New Hampshire
Where the mission would be simple
Creative development of the mind and body from a spiritual perspective

Simply put
Tools for the manifestation of freedom
With the application of discipline

In the Creation of Magic