What comes to your mind when you hear the word enchantment?
I think of a forest full of fairies and magical happenings. Some of you may think of a cauldron bubbling, just waiting for a sorceress to cast a spell. The work evokes different meanings for us all, and it is usually an image of something magical and mystical that could not happen in what we term, “real life.”
When looking up the definition, we find that it has a couple of different meanings. One is, “A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual.” and the other is, “a magical spell.” Then when we delve a bit further and look at the synonyms, we find the words, fascination, captivation, and enthrallment. Now we are left with something a bit different to work with. Now we have a meaning that can be worked within our version of “real world” speak that takes away the mystical... or does it?
I think of the quote of Albert Einstein, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Just as we have preconceived ideas of miracles, we have preconceived ideas of enchantment. When we step away from those preconceptions and take the idea to its entirety in our lives, we can begin to live, in this case, an enchanted life.
Ment a new story of your life. Look at it through glasses to show you enchanted and alive in all aspects of your life. Disregard any scenes of unpleasantness and see only that everything is enchanted. If something does not please you, let your eyes skim over it and rest on those events that will bring a smile to your face. Imagine those fairies, those little Tinkerbelles, touching every event with their pixie dust and turning situations into the first stepping stone to your dream life. All events are temporal, they will pass, and others will take their place. When we keep our eyes trained on what we want the next picture in our lives to be. When we do this, it is that much closer to coming to us.
Something To Ponder