The Joy of Being a Magical Mystical Misfit
Today I awoke to the news on Facebook that it is the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book.( If you’re not a fan hang in there -the whole blog won’t be boring I promise)
I checked into my Oracle School page and lo and behold there was a gleeful post of all the Hogwarts house names that exploded in fabulous glitter when you clicked on one of them.
And, of course like a child had to click every single one of them to see them glitz up my screen. ( yes I did it more than once lolol- sad I know) Yes I love all things Harry Potter.
It’s even why I am holding my annual event OraclePalooza (click on link for more info) at Universal in Orlando right next door to Potterworld! Magic abounds!
Yet, I cannot believe it’s been 20 years since I first fell in love with the boy wizard, and all his exploits fighting evil and finally winning against it while attending his wonderful school of magic called Hogwarts.
This adorable magical mystical misfit who didn’t belong in the world of muggles ( those who don’t possess magic.. You know,ordinary folks that see the world through the lens of separation and competition) captured my attention in such a profound way. ( I even waited in line to buy the books on the day of their release!)
But outside of the fact these books were such enjoyable escapist fantasy, there was something so tangibly personal and intimate too. Maybe that is why I deeply resonated with his story.
Growing up I had always felt like an outsider, never felt that I fit into any “normal” group, and no matter how hard I tried to conform to what I was taught was “ok” I always felt empty and to be honest I felt so alone. I never really belonged anywhere.
I too felt like I was locked in a closet by my muggle relatives just like little Harry. I too was told it wasn’t ok to shine, not safe to share my “magic”, I was too loud, too brash, too smart, too wild, too weird, too much, or not enough to fit in. Maybe you might have felt these things too?
But like little Harry, I eventually found my tribe of magical mystical misfits, learning about the magic of the Conscious Universe, how everything is connected and how Spirit is our partner in this amazing journey called Life. Today I know I belong. First to Spirit, then to myself, then it was easy from there. We find each other. We always do.
Of course I don’t use a wand.. I create oracle cards and use them instead as an instrument of magic! Spirit is magic! And that magic connects you and me and every single thing in the world.
The world is brimming with magic. We just need to know how to access it, communicate with the Divine, and co-create for the highest good. We all have so much untapped potential.
Maybe we are all wizard born, and the difference between us is only whether we are awake and willing to explore it, or asleep and refusing to see beyond what we accept.
I want to be awake – you?
Regardless, in celebrating the first Harry Potter story today,I was thrilled to be reminded of the greatest joy I feel in my life which is to just be myself as I am- unapologetically me- the authentic me- a little wild, a little weird and whole lot of woo woo. That’s right folks- “ don’t poo poo the woo woo!” There is truth in the hidden realms!
Took me a long time but I love being a magical mystical misfit! Are you with me too? It’s ok if you’re not. I believe in Unity in diversity. Let’s just celebrate the truth of being fully and wholly ourselves. That’s when we remember we are never alone and we will always belong.
Love you always and forever.
PS – Wanna join me at OraclePalooza, click here.