Reflecting Backwards and Looking Forward


Our guest contributor this month is Abigail Spinner McBride, the McBride Magic & Mystery School Human Resources Director. In this offering she urges us to pause, take stock, and plan ahead with purpose and vision.

Hello my magical friends,
Come and sit here with me, in the warm afternoon sun, before the evening chill comes in, and, as The Master would say, “Let’s talk.”

“Now listen,” I hear Eugene’s voice in my heart’s ear. “I want to tell you something. What you’re doing is really good.This hasn’t been an easy year for many of us, but you’ve gotten through it, and you’re here now, and that means something.”
We’re coming up toward the end of the year, so this is a good time to begin to reflect backwards on the challenges we’ve overcome this year, and to look forward to what we want our magic to be in the coming year.

When You Look Back

  • What is something you’re grateful for, as we approach the time of Giving Thanks? 
  • Who can you send a note of gratitude to?
  • What was one thing this year that was hard?
  • How did you get past it?
  • How did it force you to grow or change?
  • What did you learn in the process
  • Was there any gold that grew from that lead?

When You Look Forward

  • What is one challenge you anticipate having to face in the not too distant future? 
  • How can you prepare to handle it well?
  • What is one thing you would love to see happen?
  • What is one small step you can take today or this week to manifest that vision?
  • What do you need to learn or do to move forward toward this dream?
  • How would getting more support or training help you to do this?

For me, I want you all to know that I am incredibly grateful to feel connected to you, to be woven into this tapestry of magic together with threads both bright and dark. I am grateful to feel your support through times of challenge and times of celebration, and to be weaving marvelous things together.

I look forward to seeing you, either live here at the Magic & Mystery School, or online in the Mystery School Monday classroom soon!

Your friend in magic, music and mindfulness,


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