Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Magic is Within Me.

Why does it take some of us forever and a day to realize that all we ever want to be in life is within our grasp?... We just have to believe and do the work... "I" need to believe and do the work. I know, the hard part is doing the "work."

It's been two and a half months since I have really been online. I was going through withdrawals, :) I needed to do my taxes, and so last week Saturday I signed up with Hele Wireless. :) Now I am online, I have completed my 2008 taxes, and I am trying to get my online groove back. :)

I just watched "Kung Fu Panda." I told myself I would never watch that show just cause I did not want to pay to watch anything Angelina Jolie is in (so dumb but I hate what happened in that love triangle). Well a friend and her daughter came by today with the dvd and the next thing you know I am watching it (at least I didn't have to pay to watch it :). Anyways, it is a good animation movie, I did enjoy it, and I walked away with the message that, "Within each of us individually is the secret to unlocking the all encompassing power of the universe." :)

Presently, and throughout this whole past year, I have been reading a lot of fantasy books. I really enjoy books about magic and dragons, other worlds and other peoples, and I have come across some really good books. One of my favorite authors is Raymond E. Feist. His stories deal with a lot of magic where good is pitted against evil. In one of my favorite books of his, "Prince of the Blood," he introduces an interesting character into his sagas, a wizened old man whose name is Nakor. Nakor possesses a lot of wisdom and power and yet he is famous in Feist's books for saying, "There is no magic." It is a recurring line throughout his books and I have always understood it to mean that the power for overcoming evil or getting the quest done is not left for some vague or nameless magic to do, but for each of us to do with the wits we have been blessed with and by the sweat of our own brows. I have read and thought about that line so often that when a similar thought presents itself, that line, "There is no magic," comes to mind.

Today, as I watched "Kung Fu Panda," and heard Panda Po's father tell him... "There is no secret recipe," I totally thought of Raymond E. Feist's line... "There is no magic." In "Kung Fu Panda," the sacred dragon scroll containing the knowledge of the all encompassing power of the universe was a blank reflective scroll where the person reading it could see nothing but his or her own reflection, meaning the power of the universe is within each individual :) and works according to what we truly believe of ourselves. There was no secret ingredient in Po's father's noodle soup but because people believed there was, it made them believe the noodle soup was more delicious. In Feist's books, there are beings of power and magic, but the ones making the sacrifices and completing the important quests were regular everyday people like you and me, so in that sense there is no magic.

What I truly believe, is that in life, all power comes from our Heavenly Father. He is the magic, He is the secret ingredient, and with faith and belief in Him and our own belief and confidence within our individual selves to do what is right, and to do His will in righteousness, eternity is our oyster and anything is possible.

The Magic is within me, and if I believe in the Lord, believe in myself and do the work, I can accomplish anything.


Amanda said...

Siana!!! I'm so excited you're back...I missed you! I love this post, I can relate to it greatly. I also love Raymond Fiest, my husband and I really enjoyed the apprentice magician series. We even named our dog after a character in that series, her name is Katala who was Pug's wife.

I alos loved Kung Fu Panda...not just a kid's movie, definitely a lot of thought provoking situations for adults, too.

Welcome back!

Leslie said...

HOORAY!!! You're back and I'm so excited. I love, love, love this post. I agree with totally that Heavenly Father is magic and through our belief in him we can do anything. Welcome back girl, I have missed you!;D

Dee said...

thanks for your well wishes and blessings, now I have to read your post :)

Dee said...

well said.

Hey if I had known that AJ was in Kung fu Panda I wouldn't have watched it either. BUT I LOVE THAT MOVIE!

Panda style!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I am so happy you're back. I have missed you. And I miss you in person too. You and Penny and April.

I love this post. I am so happy you're realizing that movie wisdom is where it's at, even if Angelina Jolie is within proxity.

So where's David Santos? hee hee

Hi Leslie! Hi Amanda!

Ipo said...

I agree. And welcome back!

Calidore said...

Talk about your M.I.A. I'll call you this weekend.