October 09-Smoke and Mirrors
“It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion that they loved.” -w.s. maugham
In this season of tricks or treats, innocent deception becomes a childlike game. Masks and costumes turn children into superheros or villains or fairy princesses. Even most grown ups find themselves caught up in the mystery of the season. Indeed, this is the time of year when the veil between the supernatural world and our earthly plane is its thinnest, encouraging the spirit realm to infiltrate and influence our human existence.
In a metaphysical sense, we become what we think about all the time. If we doubt ourselves and our abilities, we certainly cannot expect to achieve our dreams. In this season of All Hallow’s Eve, allow smoke and mirrors to take the sheen of positivity and use this illusion as a stepping stone to open dreams and imagination.
Imagine success (whatever you perceive it to be) and gratification. Ponder your refection in a mirror and imagine yourself happily plying your music craft and presenting your gift to those who most appreciate it. Meditate on a lovely, burning candle in front of a mirror and as you close your meditation, blow out the candle. Concentrate on the smoke and mirror image and see yourself as a more focused and centered human, ready to tackle this mysterious realm of music and spirit gifts and magic.