Recently a friend gave me a necklace. She said that when she saw it she knew it was meant for me, and bought it immediately. I was intrigued by this, and opened up the gift feeling both curious and mildly concerned that although I trust her I might not love it. I’m very particular about what jewellery I wear as it affects me energetically. Usually I wear none at all.
And when I saw it I thought, I would never choose this. But because of the trust I have in my friend and the fact that she never does anything without a solid intention behind it, I tried it on and figured I’d give it the benefit of the doubt.
And wow. Something happened when I put it around my neck and looked in the mirror. It’s not what I’d choose for myself, even though it’s my favourite colour, and yet wearing it felt like magic.
I felt like magic.
Because my life is incredibly low key and unsocial, I had no idea when I’d ever wear such a necklace, since wearing it around the house felt a bit much.
And then I had an idea.
I recently started taking on practice clients while I study creativity coaching, and because I knew how amazing that necklace made me feel, I started wearing it when communicating with those clients. And somehow the ritual of putting on the necklace, which now lives by my desk, puts me firmly into the best possible mode for responding to client emails.
When I wear the magic necklace something shifts in me and I become a clear channel; responses arise in me, I’m more focused and less worried about ‘getting it right’. It’s as though I disappear into the communication.
I know of course that the necklace itself is neither here nor there. But in attributing magic powers to it since wearing it feels so vibrant and powerful means I have a real way of connecting in when I want to do my best work in the world.
All I’m really doing is what children do ~ using my imagination to ‘become’ the person the necklace makes me feel I am. A little girl puts on a princess dress and she is instantly a real princess. This necklace is my princess dress. One day I expect I’ll no longer need the magic necklace, because I’ll have embodied the person it’s helping me become. But in the meantime, I’m grateful for my friend’s intuition and for unexpected magic!