Before we go much further in this blog series on accessing our inner and outer Enchanted Oasis, I want to offer a few disclaimers:
- The word Enchantment can be off-putting to some people. There are many people who fear anything that has an element of magic to it. My belief is that enchantment is like the goat in this picture – natural. I suspect prohibitions against magical or intuitive ways go back to times when “magic” was used against people in manipulative ways by priests or shamans. Or healers with superstitious or evolving medical practices ended up doing things that were hurtful instead of helpful. This negative type of magic is NOT the kind of enchantment that I am talking about..
- My idea of enchantment is to work with and expand the natural energy within each of us and outside of our selves to create results in our lives that feel magical or enchanted.
- Also before going further in talking about accessing our inner and outer enchanted oasis, I want to be clear that I don’t consider myself to be a spiritual sage or saint, or to be fully awakened to the God-consciousness within. I am on a journey of spiritual growth and expansion as much as anyone else.
- My views are meant to stimulate your own discernment and spirit, not to dictate any particular path for you.
You may not think about this often, but everyone creates an energetic transmission with their words, presence and actions. It’s up to each of us to choose to open up to and create an enchanting presence with our life.
My chosen spiritual task this summer is to increase the connection with my own enchanting energy and increase the amount of enchantment in the world. I’m hoping that some of you will also work to increase your level of enchanted living for your own sake and for the sake of our world.
Our Time in History
We are living through times when perhaps being frugal or constricted is going to be more valued for a while. That doesn’t mean that we have to give up enchantment, perhaps quite the contrary. In the next week, I’ll be sharing about the ways in which we create enchantment through our everyday choices of where we live, how we live, what we eat, what types of clothes we wear, who we spend our time with, and connecting with the spirit of the earth.
Yesterday, I asked you how it is that you stay connected with the Enchanted Oasis inside of you.
For this weekend, I ask you:
How could you increase the level of enchantment in your life over the next two months, between now and the next season?
I ask this question to prepare you for the months ahead.
My intuition says that the intensity of life is going to increase in a new direction by October of this year. Some of that intensity is normal seasonal change. Beyond that, if you’re quiet within yourself now and the next few months, you can feel an energy building up.
We see it reflected in global economic challenges, climate change, growing gaps between the rich and poor, and so many other outer trends. If you’re astrologically inclined, there are major alignments shifting between now and October. We’re moving into a very intense time for most people.
It’s best to be shifting yourself now, before this more intense time hits.
That’s part of the reason that I’m writing about enchantment. To live an enchanted life, does not mean that everything goes the way you had planned. With a focus on looking for creating enchantment, you make your life and that of those around you easier.
So, again, I suggest today and this weekend think about how you might increase the enchantment in your life, because the changes you make now could make the rest of the year a one of dazzling intensity versus one of overwhelming intensity.
Are any of you feeling this same rising wave of intensity coming? Just curious.