Do you remember being asked as a kid, What are the magic words? And they wanted you to say “please” or “Thank you?” Did your teachers, parents, grandparents, babysitters try to get you to be polite by using that term?
Years ago it was brought to my attention that words have power. That what you say actually has an energy, a force. That the words you use affect what you create and how you affect the world, how you “play” in the world.
Is there such a thing as Magic Words? Are there some words that are more “magical” than others?
Lately I’ve been noticing that the words associated with magic are used in interesting ways. I wanted to research this, to see what connection they had to “Old World” magic.
Are some words Magic Words because at one time or another they actually caused or helped to cause something special to come into existence? A phrase I found myself saying this week was “Third time’s a charm!” Sounds like a phrase that’s still around from the “Old World” magic days, describing when you repeat something three times, it makes it a charm, like a magic charm!
Hmmn, Magic Words or rules to creating Magic?
I once hung out with a linguist for a weekend. She was a wealth of information. It gave me an insight as to how much energy there is in a word, over the years, what meanings have been associated with them.
Words not only have meaning when written or spoken, but any actor would tell you that the emotion behind the word also gives it different meaning. You could argue that the energy behind the word is what gives it different meaning and power as well.
I just watched another episode of Merlin, a British TV series set in the days of the legend of King Arthur. They portray sorcerers lyrically speaking magic into being with their incantations and a flash of their eyes. Sometimes they say words we understand, but mostly it seems to be spells with words from a different language.
In Hogwarts, the fictional school of witchcraft and wizardry, they learn and use spells and charms. I was never really sure of what the difference was between those two things. I assumed, when reading those words, they were pretty much the same thing…..but is that an incorrect assumption?
Perhaps a spell is something that brings something to the physical and a charm is something you put on others……although there’s that song, “You put a spell on me!”
When I do energy healing and release work, I use specific words in a specific order, calling up the energy. I use specific words in a specific order to clear the energy. Are these, then, in and of themselves, Magic Words? I also use specific phrases and invoke the energy by calling it forth with my intention, my words, and my focus. How is this different than magic?
I love how the lyrics of many songs refer to magic. We often act like magic will make us act differently, like against our free will. Hmmmn, can it really? Or is it a response of the energy and choices we make? Can a person really be hypnotized by someone else? Or is it only by themselves allowing it, calling it forth, even?
Well, magic beings we all are, I’d love to hear your stories of magic, spells, charms, and potions you’ve made, created, spoken, cast, and what has occurred!
Join me in creating more Magic in the World!
Share Your Magic with the World!