Every moment can become an act of magic.
What is your intention? What are you hoping to convey to the world? Do you have a mission or a mantra?
I wish to live and act in integrity, as centered and whole as possible. Though I have other missions on top of that, striving for integrity is at the core. This makes it easy to recognize when I’m off kilter, and not acting or speaking according to my intention.
If a group, temple, non-profit, or business doesn’t have an intention, it makes it far more difficult for the collective to do its best work in the world. But what about us? Whether our job description is parent, teacher, healer, administrative assistant, carpenter, gardener, or software designer, we are all well served by knowing our overall life’s intention.
When we have an overall intention, mission, or mantra, setting our daily intentions becomes easier, because we know what the baseline for that intention is. This is what makes magic effective. If I have an intention for this particular project I’m working on, but don’t have a personal base intention to start from, what in me is meeting the project? If my group has planned a ritual for the upcoming equinox, but I don’t know how my personal intention marries with the group, the ritual has less of a chance of feeling successful for everyone who participates.