Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Love and Success Charms

When I lived in New York, any chance I got, I would go a store on East 9th St called Flower Power. Geez that store is cool, especially if you like magic and flower essences.

They used to sell Love and Success Charms; little circles of beads and flowers meant to put on your altar for your prayers and wishes. Totally recyclable: when your prayers are answered, bust out a new piece of paper, write your new hopes and intentions, and put it inside of your Charm. No kidding you guys, if you spend time with your altar everyday like I do, it totally works. And it is so good for us to be clear about our intentions: what we want from today and/or everyday for the rest of our lives.

Being clear isn't always easy. I remember once a few years ago, I really wanted a boyfriend; but I felt kinda embarrassed or something, so I didn't put "A Boyfriend" in my Love and Success Charm. Then one day, I walked through a street fair that was specifically geared towards young Islamic people (yes, sometimes I really do miss NY) and most of the people there were wearing t-shirts that said "Single and Looking." "What's my problem?" I thought, "there's absolutely nothing wrong with being single or looking. Why am I being so weird and stuff?" I spoke with my teacher Jen about it and she assured me there was no way in heck I was going to get a boyfriend if I was judging myself for wanting one. On further examination, it was too soon after I had broken up with my last boyfriend and so no wonder I was feeling confused about it. Whatever you want, as long as it's not harmful to other creatures or beings, is more than ok, you can have it, get clear and ask.

Maybe you have no idea what you want, and that's totally cool too. If you want to know what you want, write in your Charm: "What do I want?" When we ask, answers look to find us.

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