What is a wizard in the 21st century?
A wizard is a sage, mystic, shaman, healer, teacher, a seeker of personal understanding, someone wanting awareness of their place within the universe. A wizard is a student of emotional intelligence, inner peace, self awareness, an aspirant of self mastery.
Why use the term wizard? Because, the word Jedi was taken, and we’ve all got to aspire to something.
Why I’m becoming a wizard. Or how I got swept along for the ride of my life.
Like most of us, when I was younger I was thinking heavily on what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I had no idea. I had a fairly conventional attitude and understanding about what adulthood was supposed to be like. Before I hit 20, what I thought I wanted to be didn’t work out, and I didn’t have a strong plan B.
So, I went on a tangent. I didn’t hold down any jobs that would lead to a career. Didn’t aim for the life with the wife and 2.3 kids. I just let life happen to me. Being a smart and odd sort of person, I had always asked some pretty strange questions about reality, and I was exploring some interesting ways of experiencing it. Both chemically and through the exploration of esoteric philosophy, I was developing a more “life is what you make it” world view with a magical bent.
On my journey, I started asking myself what I was good at, what I liked to do, and began asking the universe to put me where I needed to be. Then, I attended massage school. I was inspired one day, a total shock to myself, when I uttered the words, when driving passed a local school, “I need to go there.” It wasn’t that I knew I wanted to be a massage therapist, it was that I was listening to an inspiration.
At that moment, I said to myself, in one of those internally profound voices, I was going to be a wizard. I saw this image of myself, an old man, happy, surrounded in a library of knowledge, connected to nature and the deepest connections with the greater universal being. And that’s when I knew I wanted to become… old and happy! The rest seemed like some fantasy and I didn’t worry too much about it. But then life kept unwinding. I kept finding myself in this self fulfilling prophecy. Confirmation bias would sound reasonable if it weren’t for all the weird, synchronous, magical and mystical experiences I’ve had along the way.
My life, thus far, has proven to me, or reinforced, that the universe and my relationship with it is only experienced through me, as this one body, right now; and that I shape my experience of the universe from within, through my consciousness.
I’ve become aware of how our awareness of the universe is deeply rooted in our thoughts about it. And, that if I control my thoughts, and “consciously” drive my body through the sands of time, I can ride the tides of change more smoothly. There are ways to be, that make life seem more like grace than hardship. These ways have many teachers.
Understanding deep inside, that the universe is moving quickly with us in it. And that it moves in ways, patterns, and rhythms that are not yet known or understood by most of us.
This is what the wizard is for. To be a student of life, learning to become aware of a different, more profound relationship with the world in which we find ourselves. An explorer of altered states of consciousness, able to access greater realms of human experience.
Tao, Heaven, hell, Nirvana, Prana, Chi, Orgone, Aka, Mind, Akasha, Soul, Spirit, Mana. These are some of the many names for the facets of reality. Because there are so many languages and cultures that speak of these concepts, they are still known and recognized. This is not new science. This is ancient human wisdom.
I’ve come to believe that the mastery of the human experience is one where the individual begins to grasp their place within the cosmos, and becomes able to adjust their individual experience. Responding also, to these other universal forces, to reduce or remove the experience of pain and suffering that comes from the friction of being out of sync with the flow of the universe. Once suffering ceases, the individual is capable of accessing more of their potential, through their ready-available abilities of the human body.
I’ve come to believe that as I focus my awareness and attention in my physical form, instead of just on it, I enter it and my perceptions begin to change. That’s when all the cool thoughts start popping in and I become… inspired.
Why there should be wizards.
Our experience of the universe seems to mirror the minds conscious limiters. Changing these filters, changes the world.
Humanity, though conscious, does not yet access full conscious awareness. But can.
Individuals can access and affect both their physical form and consciousness in ways that appear magical.
Through non-ordinary states of consciousness we have access to resources and information held deeply within our minds, and can gain access to potentials we may yet be unaware.
That in a world of war, greed, poverty, and strife, we are not fated to a future of the same.
The more people holding onto this way of perceiving reality, the more people there are holding back those forces of entropy. Those forces that are in opposition to the growth and exploration of the human experience.
I believe that these ancient, more primitive understandings are still available to us all. And that we are able to access ways to harmonize with the universe and bring about positive circumstances for all of humanity.
The forces of nature move the wilderness to plant indiscriminately, on its own. But, to tree and shrub the landscape, consciously, with knowledge and purpose, within and around mans dwelling places, creating forests of food. This is the ability of using these same energies and models of nature, in ways that serve man’s place within it. This is how to be, and live, not just with the land, but within the mind.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
This is the reason for Wizards
Love all ways
Stace the Wizer