The Card of the Day: The Magician (Reversed)
“Throw out any thoughts that don’t contribute to your empowerment.”
The Magician is in complete control of his environment. He represents the power of the mind's focus, which creates the reality we are living in. Each of us is a magician, and our predominant thoughts are the magic spells that produce the life we are experiencing. All the situations you see in front of you can be changed, but first you must change where your mind is fixated.
What are your predominate thoughts during the day? Are they positive or negative? Are you even aware of your thoughts, or do they feel like they are on automatic? Did you know you have the power to change your focus and make your life better?
The Magician stands before his altar. There are four objects on the altar which represent the different elements of his external environment (emotional life, monetary life, predominate thoughts and ambitions). He is able to move the objects on the altar any way he chooses. This symbolizes his ability to affect his environment, and change his reality by making a decision. His white wand is raised high, channeling his best self. When you are channeling your best self you can also manifest marvelous things, as if by magic.
The best self is the part of us that feels limitless. When our minds are tuned into our best self we feel energized, motivated, confident, and open. We are fearless, and actually believe in our own talents and abilities. Unfortunately, we live in a society that borages us with images of how we really don't measure up. This affects our unconscious mind, which will run on autopilot until it is challenged. Once self doubt takes the megaphone, our best self can feel all but drowned out. If your predominant thoughts are: "I'm too fat." "I'm not good enough." "I can't do this." "I don't know how to make this work." "Guess that just life." "I'm a fraud." "I know I won't succeed at this anyway."..........then you are definitely not hearing your best self.
Today you must take responsibility for where you allow your mind to dwell. It's totally controlling your reality! Challenge negative thoughts instead of letting them run on autopilot. Set the alarm on your phone to go off at two hour intervals today. When the alarm goes off pay attention to what your thoughts are focused on. If your focus is on the negative, place it instead on something that makes you feel good. Get excited about a goal you have! Go do something constructive or fun. You can make your life so different, if you just change your mind.
"This is your best self talking....... You are utterly one of a kind. You are beautiful just as you are now. You are strong. Think about the life we can have if you just tap into what is limitless within you."
If the Magician appears reversed, you may need to be reminded of how powerful you really are. The magician teaches "As above, so below," meaning that your inner beliefs about yourself shape the reality you are experiencing. The reality that you see in front of you can be changed...with the right mental attitude. The Magician (upright or reversed) is a messenger from your higher self. The message is that you can shift what you experiencing by changing how you think about your current circumstances, and your power over them. Are the hidden beliefs uplifting and empowering....or fearful and self sabotaging? Remember, your thoughts are like magic spells. They actually shape your perspective and life experiences.
Today, it's time to clean out your mental attic. Time to throw away the clutter that appears in the form of negative, self-limiting thoughts that make you feel powerless and small. You are so much more powerful than you think! If you want proof, just look back at all the challenges you have overcome without giving up. Make sure that your thoughts are supporting a positive, empowered, and self-confident mindset.
To throw out negative thoughts, stop yourself when you are having them. Think the thought. Does it make you feel tight, anxious, worthless or afraid? If it does tell that thought “You’re garbage, and I’m taking out the trash. I don’t need you anymore. You aren’t true and I’m better than this.” Then shift your thoughts to something beautiful about yourself, or your life. Acknowledge a hard fought achievement you’ve made. Have a few thoughts handy that always make you comfy and smile to shift gears (baby elephants, funny moments I remember or the way sunlight illuminates green leaves in verdant trees do it for me every time).
You are the Magician of your life. Be careful of what spells you are casting.