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How does our Inner Wizard help us to find our true power?

As we continue our journey into fairy tales and their wisdom, let’s look at the role of The Wizard. The word ‘wizard’ comes from the Middle English word wys meaning ‘wise’ and first appeared in English in the early 15th century. Irrespective of gender, we all have an Inner Wizard but connecting with it demands courage because that wizard will show us our true inner power.

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Connecting with power is a huge responsibility. History has shown us far too often what happens when power is abused and the saying ‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’ has unfortunately become the mantra for most leaders. Wizards decide what their values are and stick to them, however powerful they become, but it is a rare few, like Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa who manage to keep their integrity intact when they play with power.

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Another word also describes modern wizardry. Wyrd is an Old English word meaning ‘fate, destiny’ which derives from the Proto-Indo-European base wert which means to turn or wind. Nowadays, Wyrd is used to refer to the direction of Source/God. It has also been turned into ‘weird’ to describe someone who walks different paths from the normal.

It takes courage to be different but if we are to find our true selves – our Inner Wizard – then we need to question what society requires of us and make up our own minds about who we wish to be. Finding our wizard-self means understanding that we are made up of body, mind, emotions, spirit and soul and giving each part of us sufficient attention. In this context, spirit refers to the Eternal Consciousness that exists outside our body and that continues after death while soul refers to the Divine Spark/Higher Self that lives within each of us.

It can help to construct a ‘cloak of protection’ as we discover our Inner Wizard. This will help us to remain strong in our convictions and, at the same time, balanced. The tree is a potent symbol for many modern wizards because the strength of roots that grow down into the earth keep us grounded while the branches that reach up into the sky allow us to express ourselves with confidence.

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One of the most famous wizard symbols is the dragon. The word ‘dragon’ derives from the Greek word drak which is a form of the Greek verb derkesthai, which means to see clearly. Dragons are made of the same five elements that we are: earth, water, air, fire and spirit. Most importantly, they can fly and breathe fire.

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Unfortunately dragons have been vilified over time and turned into shadows, becoming creatures that represent hatred, fear, rage, guilt, jealousy, depression, powerlessness and hopelessness. Wizard energy is needed to counteract this negativity and turn the shadow into light, love and wisdom so that we can evolve and grow in consciousness. Fortunately, a truer image of dragons is beginning to re-emerge so that once again dragons are being seen as spiritual helpers which help us to have a direct connection with Source.

Part of our human journey is to find our Inner Strength which requires us to access our personal power but we must always ensure that this power stays in line with our values and ethics so that we can help both ourselves and others find light and spiritual connection.

So enjoy discovering your Inner Wizard but remember to keep your wits, and your values, about you!

Love Laurelle