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Here’s To Great Endings

In our society we tend to celebrate new beginnings and fresh starts. We are a self-improvement culture, and it seems like anytime is a great time for a New Year’s resolution. What we don’t seem to focus on, however, is creating a great ending before we start a fresh beginning.

There is an esoteric principle that states that every act of power has a chosen beginning, duration and ending. Most of us are great at choosing a beginning and planning all the steps in the duration, but we never end our acts. And because we never end our acts, any new beginnings are inevitably mired down in previous unfinished acts. That’s why we seem to get bogged down in our creations – they are hindered by all our other attempts to create! Think of it as a door must close before another can open.

What does a great ending look like? A great ending is the act of stepping back from the events in which you’ve been engaged and taking a long look at what you’ve done. Take a long view of what has been accomplished, feel the distance between the beginning of the endeavor and now. Feel the weight of what has been achieved. Appreciate all that has gone into creating the final product. Appreciate your own efforts, and those of others who have contributed. Then, let it go. Release your creation to have a life and independent will of its own. Only when we let go of something completely have we fully created anything.

For instance, suppose you’ve planned your daughter’s wedding. Perhaps the creation started with the announcement of the engagement. Then, the duration of the endeavor was filled with planning, meetings with caterers, bakers, ministers and musicians. The big day arrives, along with hundreds of guests. The ceremony and celebration proceed according to plan (or not according to plan) and, finally, your daughter and her new husband depart on their honeymoon. You sit in the reception hall as the last people leave the party. Now, or the following morning, would be a good time to end this act of power. As the band gathers up its things, look back over the entire process. Feel how it felt at the beginning of the process, relive the events that happened in between from where you stand now. Look at what has been achieved, and appreciate all that has come to pass. Then, release your daughter and her husband to freedom, to their own free will and the development of their marriage as they see fit. Appreciate all that you have done and let it go. This is a great ending.

So if you want to begin anything in your life, magical or ordinary, make sure you have cleared a space for this new creation by taking the time to end all that has been. What if you haven’t quite finished the previous event, but are no longer interested in it? For instance, say you started to get a degree in engineering, but now decide you want to go to Hollywood to be an actor? No problem. You don’t have to finish something to end it. Simply appreciate all you have gained, all the effort you have put forth into the previous endeavor, and let it go. Let there be a gap of at least a day between your ending and a new beginning. Let that day be a sort of “limbo,” a space of transition or transformation, a breath of air. Then, begin anew.

Before you make a fresh start, make sure you’ve made a great end. You must end before you can begin. Here’s to great endings!

Looking for a great way to start children on the path to manifestation?

One of our advanced students recommends On My Way to a Happy Life by Deepak Chopra with Kristina Tracy, illustrated by Rosemary Woods. If you’ve read The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra and wish you had been taught these principles at a younger age, you’ll appreciate this children’s version with its wonderful, colorful illustrations and simplified explanations. As the introduction points out, when children understand how the Universe works and how to approach life from a spiritual perspective, they can have happier lives. As the book points out in the very beginning, anything is possible, and children brought up from this viewpoint are given a headstart on manifesting their dreams and living with more joy, love, and happiness throughout their lives.  

 

Aventurine is recommended for courage in difficult times, for calming troubled emotions, and encouraging harmony. Also, for productively absorbing new experiences. If these sound like energies you could use in your life, wearing an aventurine crystal is a great way to carry harmonious energy with you all day.
 
  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
    ~ George Washington
  • “No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”
    ~ Louise L. Hay

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No doubt you have seen fantasy magic shows with witches or wizards using fireballs as protection magic and obliterating the enemy. Well when it comes to protection magic, fireballs are real, but they don’t quite work that exact way. In our Magical Self Defense Homestudy course, we do cover 3 methods of constructing fireballs, how to properly and safely dispose of them, and how they can be used. In this article we will give you directions to use one of these methods to practice yourself. Before using any self-defense technique for protection magic, you want to make sure you are following the laws that govern their use. If you are not familiar with these laws then you can find them in this article.

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