Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sunday Scribblings for 3 September, 2006

#23 - Fortune Cookie

When I was younger, I used to believe in fortune cookies, fortune tellers and all the other oracles of prophecy that abound. I so wanted there to be magical forces in the world, that it was easy to conceive that young King Arthur pulled the sword from the stone, and that Merlin performed astonishing feats of alchemy and magic. As I grew older, I studied the life of Edgar Cayce, and read the books of Jess Stearn. Tarot cards and forune telling were frequent subjects for me to study at the library. Believe as I might, those occult powers eluded me. And so, I came to believe that it was all hocus-pocus.

Some twenty years ago I saw and took one last chance-------------- perhaps --- if I learned hypnosis, I could make wonderous changes in the world. Learn? Oh yes, I became a certified hypnotist and offered my "magic" to the public. What I learned wasn't that I could make other people change their habits and behavior, rather, I discovered how to show them the magic within themselves. They could, in fact, foretell their own futures and make those prophecies come true.

What do I think of fortune cookies? Fortune cookies contain the seed of possibilities. We, each to ourselves, have the power to make them happen. And therein lies the magic.


Anonymous yak attack said...

Wonderful post! What a gift, to be able to show others the magic in themselves! There is magic all around us.

11:16 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

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2:18 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I did believe in them too when I was younger. There's nothing in believing in something you think is right whether it be true or not. What's important is what you think and believe in.
Hi! I'm Friday's Child. Just passing by from Dr. John.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

I guess we may be a little alike in this matter as each day in my own humble way I too can help those help themselves by planting a seed within their mind and letting them develope it and make it grow.

It is part of the power of sell and that is what I do sell. It may be an op-shop but a display built up to show the beauty of an item puts in the minds of those who see it the idear that they too can make that happen and they then like to try.

That fortune cookie is part of everyone and it just takes a nudge! by another to have you break it open.

Just my feelings on your great subject.

4:19 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

This is a wonderful - magical - post!I, too read Edgar Cayce's books and others of his ilk in my younger days. And like you, I began to understand that the true strength lies within the individual. The trick is for people to discover that magic within and harness its power. Too many people never bother to look within. I had a friend who had divorced a bad man and getting involved too soon with another guy. I told her she needed time to mourn that relationship and get to know herself and what truly matters to her; what she wanted from her life. Her response? "I don't want to know myself; I want to know someone else." Sigh. Sadly, she married the second guy too - much too soon.

7:43 AM  
Blogger megg said...

oooh, you made me shiver by the end of your post - magic!! I thought at the beginning you were going to pooh pooh magic - and instead you made me believe in it!! Thank you!!!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I love the fortune possibilities but I find even more exciting the miracle of impossibilities that occur every now and again. Beautiful post.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous djpare said...

Nice way to look at it!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Chelle Y. said...

I almost got "sleepy" reading this post! Just kidding!

Good job! Very interesting!

4:23 PM  
Anonymous leonie said...

i love that realisation of yours at the end "We, each to ourselves, have the power to make them happen. And therein lies the magic." I think that's fabulous and couldn't agree more. Great post.

4:46 PM  
Blogger giggles said...

I agree, the magic IS within! Everyone has different resources for requisitioning it. Very wise words! Good job!

Peace and giggles Sherrie

5:20 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Hey! I am a big believer in hypnotherapy. I think the best growth I ever had was helped along by my wonderful and healing hypnotherapist.AND I did hypnotherapy when I had both of my (very big)babies. No drugs. It was beautiful.


9:35 PM  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

I am just reading this post and I am blown away by it. I love the wisdom you have passed on. Wonderful post.

Also, thank you for stopping by my blog from time to time. :-)


7:30 AM  
Blogger Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

What a wonderful post! I too believe that all things oracle contain the seeds of possibilities. That nothing is written in stone and that it`s up to each of us to pay attention to the present and improve upon it.


8:40 AM  
Anonymous swampgrrl said...

hey there...just dropping by out of the blue to see your scribblings post.
i love it! letting others access their own magic is the highest order of magic. at least i think so.
ps...i love dr. zhivago also....

1:49 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

I think believing in magic gives us hope and makes us believe that anything is possible if you really want it and work hard for it. When I was growing up I used to love opening my Fortune Cookie and reading what was this day, I still look forward to opening them:-)

7:13 PM  

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