Healing Magic - Introduction
excerpt from Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living
by Robin Rose Bennett
REMEMBER HOW THRILLING everything is when you’re freshly in love? Healing Magic is like that, and more. It is experienced by reconnecting with the earth, by falling in love with life itself.
Healing Magic is present and available in any and every moment, so where do you begin?
It began for me one afternoon when I was 12 years old. I was standing outside on a suburban street talking with two of my best girlfriends after walking home from school. We stood close together forming a natural circle as we talked and laughed and shared secrets. I told them mine. “I am a witch!” I said, both nervously and proudly.
“How do you know? What is a witch? Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” They questioned me with great excitement.
I’m not sure how, but I knew, nor am I sure what I said in answer to their questions. It must have sounded good, though, because they decided they were witches, too. We declared we would practice magic and develop our psychic skills because that’s what witches do. We didn’t know any real books on the subject, and, of course, the Internet didn’t exist yet. We also decided we had to have a special phrase or password to identify ourselves (as well as any other witches we might discover). Witches know many secrets and have lots of fun, so we made our password a quietly mysterious, behind-the-hand, witchy laugh that sounded like, “tee hee hee.” That was 33 years ago, and I think we had it about right.
Learning and using Healing Magic is a moment-to-moment process that can be guided and directed by your conscious intent. It is a natural process of coming home to yourself by awakening all your senses. You are thus cultivating your own spiritual awakening, nourishing your own freedom.
You don’t have to be a Green Witch to experience Healing Magic, but if you don’t believe in magic, your life won’t be magical.
Magic is an extraordinary reality that interpenetrates all of what we call everyday reality, and it is often most richly experienced when you are taking delight in what is simple: hearing a child’s laughter, singing a favorite song, kissing, or holding hands with someone you love.
Healing Magic is for everyone.
Practicing magic is the art of guiding energy toward a desired outcome for yourself, someone else, or your community through the focusing of intent and the creative power of your conscious imagination.
Nicole DeBarber - IllustrationAs practiced by Green Witches, magic is natural and ethical, honoring free will and the ultimate wisdom of the Universe (universal self).
Healing Magic is practiced in co-creation with nature by consciously learning to weave with nature’s threads—the exquisite, synchronistic energy threads that connect all aspects of life multidimensionally.
Healing Magic is not about tricks or illusions or delusions of trying to control everything. Healing Magic is authentic. It is a way of being in the world that grows out of relating to the web of life, which in turn affects how you perceive and experience reality. It nourishes your desire to use your creative gifts and honor your responsibilities as a human being on the earth. Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living helps you learn to use your creative power wisely.
Healing Magic brings you home to yourself, to your own rhythms and timing. It guides you to dream and helps bring your dreams into being.
With Healing Magic, your life becomes more magical. Wondrous, synchronous events manifest with increasing regularity. You have more fun. Healing Magic opens your heart and brings you more vitality and freedom.
Thirty-three years later, I can see that speaking my truth to my girlfriends was an act of discovery and an initiation into claiming my own power, my own gifts. Even then, I had an intuitive knowing, a psychic awareness, and a conscious gleaning of the magical interconnectedness of all life, of how Healing Magic intertwines throughout the seemingly everyday world. I have been walking that path of awakening all of my life, and many helpful stories from my journey will be found within the pages of this guidebook.
Healing Magic is real and it is accessible to anyone.
This book is filled with simple, yet profound practices that are appropriate for spiritual beginners and also for experienced witches and other spiritual practitioners. These practices can help you experience Healing Magic or deepen your experience of it in your daily life. Walking the path of Healing Magic together, we will inevitably bring more peace and justice, more joy and laughter, more deep nourishment and delight back into the world.
Welcome into the Circle.
—Robin Rose Bennett