Today as I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I came across a meme showing a stereotypical picture of a witch complete with robes and pointy hat that carried the words “True magic is neither black nor white; it is both, because nature is both loving and cruel at the same time. The only good or bad is in the heart of the witch.”
I have all the feels about this statement, and while I essentially agree, to me it is a far more complex subject than this statement makes it out to be so I thought I would explore it today for my musings.
You see, to me most things work as a spectrum and have multiple aspects that can overlap, compliment or contradict each other. I don’t see that spectrum as a straight line either, I see it more as a circle where the most extreme aspects actually sit right next to each other rather than being opposites - much like a colour wheel I suppose. I can apply this to several human aspects including emotion, behaviour and even our sense of morality.
As a healer, I learned to understand emotion through colour. At first I thought that each one could only relate to one particular kind of emotion and spent a long time confused but then I had a lightbulb moment – each colour had a spectrum of shade and tone, and that related to a spectrum of emotions.
The magic I work then is a whole rainbow of colour in that I see it is as being a practice that is as colourful as I am. It is not black, white, grey, green or any other single colour – it is a spectrum. My practice literally depends on my own colours (emotions, behaviour, morals etc) and how I choose to apply them as much as it does the colour of the magical thing that I’m working on. One day I could be red and the next I might be black or any other colour - and either of those might be a positive or a negative thing depending on the “colour” of my emotions, thoughts or moral sense that particular day.
In other words, I don’t see a duality to my practice, or to the world and its inhabitants – I see multiplicity and multipotential in any number of different colourful nuances.
How do you see it?
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