And Oversoul Seven sat by Tweety's bedside each night, reading from
the special book he'd written just for her. But he also knew that it
was
written for all children, those young in years, and those hidden
within
adults. He also knew that the book would automatically rearouse the
children within the adults so that they would be comforted in the
present for the misunderstandings of the past.

He said to Cyprus, "And my little book IS magical. That's the beauty
of it! Who ever
really understands what I'm saying WILL have a charmed life. In fact,
I
have a whole chapter on that alone . . . "

So Seven read to Tweey, a bit at a time . . .

Each life is charmed, yours and everyone else’s, and you must never
forget it. The instant you’re born,
you’re charmed, because life itself is a charm. Each being is charmed
into existence itself, and given everything it needs to operate in the
environment. Your body is charmed, too: It’s a magic part of
everything
else; springing up from all the things you see about you. Atoms and
molecules go singing through the miraculous air, forming themselves
into
rocks and trees and dogs and cats; people, too. You are magic. You
charm the air so that it thickens into your body wherever you are.

When you want to move, you think the air ahead of you into becoming
your
body, and the air behind you then stops being your body ... all very
magical indeed. You move your arm just one inch to the right, and the
air to the left one inch stops being part of your arm. But it all
happens so quickly, your snatching of the air and making it turn into
your body, that you never notice it at all, and take it quite for
granted. which is why it works so well, you see.

But your life is charmed. And there is a secret, a very simple one.
Really, it’s not a
secret. But you have to remember that your life is charmed. People who
forget can’t use their magic nearly as well as they did before, and
they
have a tendency to get angry at those who can. So, often, they pretend
that no magic exists at all. Then they evolve great philosophies to
prove it, which is itself magical, of course. But they can’t see that,
because they’re so convinced that magic doesn’t exist.

And many people forget how simple and natural magic is, so they evolve
long
theories, and methods that are supposed to make it work, when you and
I
know, and everyone else really knows, that magic happens by itself,
because that’s what magic is.

But people are also very creative ... magic again! ... so they make up
gods of this and that, and realms
and spheres, and maps to chart out in advance where magic might be
taking them so they don’t get surprised, which is silly because magic
goes where it wants to, which is everywhere. And when you try to map
it
out in advance, you really cut yourself short.

Because a characteristic of magic is that it automatically turns into
whatever you
want it to be. You create your own reality with it, so whatever maps
you make are real. And if you forget what magic is, then you’re liable
to think that your map is the only real one, and all others are false.
You get in a terrible bind, fighting over which way is right, which
road
or map, while all the time magic is what makes the maps. And a great
variety of maps can appear in the twinkling of an eye!

Particularly when you grow up, many people will tell you that there is
no magic. If
you believe them, then you’ll forget too, and you’ll act as if you
aren’t charmed and bring unmagic into your life ... which is magic
too,
you see, but magic that doesn’t know itself. Then you’ll create things
that go with unmagic, like sorrow or sickness, and you’ll have to deal
with them at that level until you remember that your life is charmed
again.

So in the meantime you’ll feel nasty and unloved and angry, way beyond
what is natural, and have to worry about sad or
fearful emotions and what to do with them, when magically, you’d know.
They’d just come and go exuberantly like summer storms. But anger and
hate and sorrow are all magic too, and left alone, they’d lead you
back
to the knowledge that your life is charmed. Because hate is love
looking
for itself every place but where love is, and love is what you feel
for
yourself when you know that you are where you’re supposed to be in the
universe, and that you’re lovely just because you are, and of course,
charmed.

Not only that, but you’re also the magic maker; the inner living part
of you that forms your life. But consciously you have
to know this, accept and acknowledge it, and let the magic of yourself
happen. That way, you’re directing the magic of yourself.

But it’s even more fun just to let the magic happen as it wants to,
because
it’s your magic, and that way it keeps telling you more and more about
your magical self. Then the magic flows through you with unimpeded
delight. If you keep saying, ‘I want it this way and no other,’ then
you
may be limiting your physical experience, because there’s no doubt
that
your magical self knows more about your potentials than you do. And it
will tell you quite clearly, if you only listen.

To many adults, all of this sounds too simple and unintellectual,
because unfortunately
many of them think that the mind is just something to say ‘no’ with,
and
to keep out magic. Nothing could be further from the truth.

But if you use your mind to say no to magic, then it’s like closing
doors to
your own charmed existence, and refusing to use the full power of your
life.

Everyone works with magic, whether they realize it or not. Beliefs are
magic, too, you see. Many people think that one particular
belief makes everything right; or makes magic happen. And as long as
they believe that, they’re all right for a while. But if they start
doubting that belief, and don’t find another one to replace it, then
they think that they’ve lost their Magic, or that life has. Instead,
of
course, the magic is there all along.

But people love systems, so they use all kinds of beliefs ... some of
them quite handy ... as aids.
And they travel through belief systems, sometimes going to
considerable
trouble to do so, when all they really have to remember is that they
are magic themselves, and their lives are charmed without their having
to do anything about it at all.

And your conscious mind is magic, too. Its workings are mysterious and
complicated, and simple and clear
at once, like air is. Your conscious mind looks out through your eyes,
and knows parcels of air as its body, and smiles through cheeks and
skin
the same way that the moon shines through the wide skin of the
heavens.
See how clear and mysterious it all is? So, in a way, it’s silly for
the conscious mind to question magic, because – well, it’s so magical
itself.

But systems of magic are silly, too, and all of them are really based
upon doubt. Magic is considered so tenuous that someone has
to be at it all the time, making spells or paying someone else to do
it. And the spells all have to be done right, so people concentrate on
how to do this spell or another. This gets very complicated, and many
adult books deal with the subject.

But everything is a spell. Your words and thoughts are spells. Science
is just another system that
tries to discover what certain spells cause certain effects. Usually,
of
course, scientists don’t understand magic any more than priests do;
and
they all get caught up in their own complicated methods.

There isn’t much basic difference between muttering a lot of different
phrases
or drawing magic circles to protect yourself against illness, and
taking handfuls of pills given to you by doctors. Both methods work if
you believe in them, though the practitioners of one method will never
agree that the other way works at all, of course. And unfortunately,
neither side really understands magic, which is behind all of the
spell
and methods and formulas.

Spells work if you believe in them; only you don’t need spells at all.
Everything happens by itself. You
happen by yourself, so does the world. And the principle behind it all
is magic. And magic is the beingness within and behind all things.