My word of 2022 is magick.
Yes, with a k.
When I heard it like a gentle whisper while journaling, I knew it was with a k so I wrote it a few times. I stared at it and had a sense that it was in perfect alignment with my growth and transition and so I listened for its guidance.
When I felt into the frequency of magick, it felt purple-y, and gold dusty, and swirly. I felt sparks. I felt power. I tapped into its sorcery, wizardry, and mysticism.
A few weeks after receiving the word, I did some research on magick with a k.
It is considered the archaic spelling of the word, but it is also known to be coined by Aleister Crowley, founder of the religion of Thelema.
The central reason he added the k was to distinguish it from “stage magic” which originates largely from the worker and items used by the worker. For example, a magician performing trick for entertainment.
Magick, on the other hand, is the art of utilizing natural forces in and around us to bring about change.
Crowley considered magick to be anything that moves a person close to fulfilling their ultimate destiny, which he called one's True Will.
Furthermore, magick is considered neutral; neither good, nor evil. The practitioner decides how they would like to focus this natural energy.
As I read through this information, I thought of my most recent book, Alchemizing Judgment: A Guide Back to Love. I teach magick in the form of alchemy and I package all this information under the guise of transformation but it is much more mystical than self-help as we know it.
I interpret what Crowley calls one’s true will to be the highest good of all.
I believe we come to this planet to contribute to it. I believe in our collective evolution and ascension. I believe in the magick in all of us and our collective magick to bring about change.
We are all growing up in extraordinary times. Structures that have been in place for generations are dissolving. Traditions and expectations that have been normalized for decades are being rejected and reprogrammed. Concepts we thought were facts and truths are being overturned and disproved.
This is a disruptive time and in the Information Age, it is happening more rapidly than ever.
Some may talk about it as if the world is falling apart or going to shit, but consider that nothing that is inauthentic can last.
You recognize this in your personal life, anything that is not for your highest good will eventually fall off and fade away, that job, that relationship, that situation. It all ends.
You are always being moved closer to what’s good for you. You are always being nudged toward your evolution. It is the law of nature, growth. Expansion.
We as humans generally don’t like change but consider the pattern of transformation that things must fall apart in order to come together in new, advanced, more harmonic ways.
At this time of collective growth, it will take more of us tapped into our innate magick to bring about positive change.
As stated, magick is neutral. It is us who decide to use our power for good or evil. It is us who decide how we will harness and direct such knowledge.
I have dedicated my life to the causes of emotional intelligence, authentic connection, hearts unleashed, alchemy, love, and the evolution of humanity.
It is no doubt that Magick would present itself to me at this time because it is not my human intellect that will cause such a profound impact. It will be the collective consciousness of the magick we all possess that will turn the tide on the battle of good vs evil, light vs dark, competition vs collaboration.
Magick will move us closer to our ultimate destiny.
That warm, rich, purple-y, gold dust will sweep us up and swirl us towards peace, if we let it. If we will ride the wave instead of swim and kick against the current.
With great power comes great responsibility.
Harnessing your magick will require faith and trust. It will require grace and acceptance. It will require allowance, surrender, and obedience. It will require humility and duty.
The call to be great can be maddening but I promise you that right on the other side of your most crippling fear and doubt is the bliss of clarity, understanding, and acceptance. If you are willing to face the fear, you may also experience the reward.
Magick calls us beyond ourselves to fulfill a destiny that serves the highest good of all and will bring about blessings and abundance beyond your wildest dreams.
No matter what your personal word of the year might be, I want to take a moment to sprinkle just a bit of magick dust on you.
I invite you to sit in meditation and feel that dust land on the top of your head and open your crown, third eye, throat, and heart chakra. Breath it in and open up to all the possibilities of this new year.
Sink deeply into your body and focus your attention on the activation of your solar plexus, sacral, and root chakra as that gold dust falls deeply within you, met by your own magick rising up from the depths of your being.
Feel your soul celebrate this awakening, breathe in deeply, let a huge smile open your lips, and let a laugh of joy and relief come out from the center of you.
Thank you for birthing more joy in the world.
Thank you for alchemizing your surroundings back to love.
Thank you for your magick.
It is truly an honor to start another year with you.
May your 2022 be blessed and abundant.
May you share your magick.