Sometimes we need a little reminding of just how ‘charming’ we all are
Here’s Jane Roberts to help us:
Exreacted from The Further Education of Oversoul Seven by Jane Roberts
The Charmed Life
Seth: “Each life is charmed, yours and everyone else’s, and you must never
forget it. The instant you’re born, you’re charmed, because life itself
is a charm. Each being is charmed into existence itself, and given
everything it needs to operate in the environment. Your body is charmed,
too: Its a magic part of everything else; springing up from all the
things you see about you. Atoms and molecules go singing through the
miraculous air, forming themselves into rocks and trees and dogs and cats
people, too. You are magic. You charm the air so that it thickens into
your body wherever you are.
“When you want to move, you think the air ahead of you into becoming your
body, and the air behind you then stops being your body … all very
magical indeed. You move your arm just one inch to the right, and the air
to the left one inch stops being part of your arm. But it all happens so
quickly, your snatching of the air and making it turn into you body, that
you never notice it at all, and take it quite for granted. which is why
it works so well, you see.
“But your life is charmed. And there is a secret, a very simple one.
Really, its not a secret. But you have to remember that your life is
charmed. People who forget can’t use their magic nearly as well as they
did before, and they have a tendency to get angry at those who can. So,
often, they pretend that no magic exists at all. Then they evolve great
philosophies to prove it, which is itself magical, of course. But they
cant see that, because they’re so convinced that magic doesn’t exist.
“And many people forget how simple and natural magic is, so they evolve
long theories, and methods that are supposed to make it work, when you
and I know, and everyone else really knows, that magic happens by itself,
because that’s what magic is.
“But people are also very creative … magic again! … so they make up
gods of this and that, and realms and spheres, and maps to chart out in
advance where magic might be taking them so the don’t get surprised,
which is silly because magic goes where it wants to, which is everywhere.
And when you try to map it out in advance, your really cut yourself
“Because a characteristic of magic is that it automatically turns into
whatever you want it to be. You create your own reality with it, so
whatever maps you make are real. And if you forget what magic is, then
you’re liable to think that your map is the only real one, and all others
are false. You get in a terrible bind, fighting over which way is right,
which road or map, while all the time magic is what makes the maps. And a
great variety of maps can appear in the twinkling of an eye!
“Particularly when you grow up, many people will tell you that there is
no magic. If you believe them, then you’ll forget too, and you’ll act as
if you aren’t charmed and bring un-magic into your life… which is magic
too, you see, but magic that doesn’t know itself. Then you’ll create
things that go with un-magic, like sorrow or sickness, and you’ll have to
deal with them at that level until you remember that your life is charmed
“So in the meantime you’ll feel nasty and unloved and angry, way beyond
what is natural, and have to worry about sad or fearful emotions and what
to do with them, when magically, you’d know. They’d just come and go
exuberantly like summer storms. But anger and hate and sorrow are all
magic too, and left alone, they’d lead you back to the knowledge that
your life is charmed. Because hate is love looking for itself every place
but where love is, and love is what you feel for yourself when you know
that you are where you’re supposed to be in the universe, and that you’re
lovely just because you are, and of course, charmed.
“Not only that, but you’re also the magic maker; the inner living part of
you that forms your life. But consciously you have to know this, accept
and acknowledge it, and let the magic of yourself happen. That way,
you’re directing the magic of yourself.
“But its even more fun just to let the magic happen as it wants to,
because its your magic, and that way it keeps telling you more and more
about your magical self. Then the magic flows through you with unimpeded
delight. If you keep saying, I want it this way and no other, then you
may be limiting your physical experience, because there’s no doubt that
your magical self knows more about your potentials than you do. And it
will tell you quite clearly, if you only listen.
“To many adults, all of this sounds too simple and unintellectual,
because unfortunately many of them think that the mind is just something
to say no with, and to keep out magic. Nothing could be further from
“But if you use your mind to say no to magic, then its like closing
doors to your own charmed existence, and refusing to use the full power
of your life.
“Everyone works with magic, whether they realize it or not. Beliefs are
magic, too, you see. Many people think that one particular belief makes
everything right; or makes magic happen. And as long as they believe
that, they’re all right for a while. But if they start doubting that
belief, and don’t find another one to replace it, then they think that
they’ve lost their Magic, or that life has. Instead, of course, the magic
is there all along.
“But people love systems, so they use all kinds of beliefs… some of
them quite handy… as aids. And they travel through belief systems,
sometimes going to considerable trouble to do so, when all they really
have to remember is that they are magic themselves, and their lives are
charmed without their having to do anything about it at all.
“And your conscious mind is magic, too. Its workings are mysterious and
complicated, and simple and clear at once, like air is. Your conscious
mind looks out through your eyes, and knows parcels of air as its body,
and smiles through cheeks and skin the same way that the moon shines
through the wide skin of the heavens. See how clear and mysterious it all
is? So, in a way, its silly for the conscious mind to question magic,
because well, its so magical itself.
“But systems of magic are silly, too, and all of them are really based
upon doubt. Magic is considered so tenuous that someone has to be at it
all the time, making spells or paying someone else to do it. And the
spells all have to be done right, so people concentrate on how to do this
spell or another. This gets very complicated, and many adult books deal
with the subject.
“But everything is a spell. Your words and thoughts are spells. Science
is just another system that tries to discover what certain spells cause
certain effects. Usually, of course, scientists don’t understand magic
any more than priests do; and they all get caught up in their own
“There isn’t much basic difference between muttering a lot of different
phrases or drawing magic circles to protect yourself against illness, and
taking handfuls of pills given to you by doctors. Both methods work if
you believe in them, though the practitioners of one method will never
agree that the other way works at all, of course. And unfortunately,
neither side really understands magic, which is behind all of the spell
and methods and formulas.
“Spells work if you believe in them; only you don’t need spells at all.
Everything happens by itself. You happen by yourself, so does the world.
And the principle behind all is magic. And magic is the being-ness within
and behind all things.” -
Read the Oversoul Triology Here – The Oversoul Seven