A simple fact that you pick up over the course of the Good Witch movies is that even though Cassie Nightingale does seem to have some special powers, most of the “magic” that she uses and helps others use is really just something that all of us has within us. She’s very tuned in to the way people think and interact, and she trusts her instincts. She teaches others to do the same.
Not all magic is the fantastical stuff you see in fantasy movies. We’re all capable of “practical magic”, whether we call it that or not, and whether we believe in it or not. We’re all connected to the Source (God/the Universe) and we have the ability to change ourselves and affect the world around us. Some of the most magical and wonderful things that can happen to us are done by our own hearts and minds.
Cassie likes to remind people that anyone can do magic, and she’s right. A big part of that is knowing yourself, trusting your instincts, and opening up to the great wonder and possibilities of the world around us. We don’t need spells and candles to do magic, we can do it any time we want. Every one of us is full of magic and wonder and power, most just aren’t tuned in to it.
If you pay attention, many of today’s guides and teachers, like Abraham-Hicks, Beckwith, Dasai, pretty much anyone who ever mentions “the law of attraction“, “the Secret” or “quantum entanglement” are teaching you magic. Magic isn’t hocus-pocus done with incense and eye of newt, it’s learning to believe in and use the part of Higher Power that resides in each and every one of us.
Of course, for many people, ritualizing their magical practices makes it easier for them. It helps them to focus and believe. However, the pomp and circumstance are just tools, they’re not necessary. Just like you can pray outside a church and still be heard, you can do magic with nothing but your own mind.
As Cassie teaches, there’s also a whole lot of magic just in truly knowing who you are, understanding people, and having an open heart. When we lead with our hearts and our innate sense of good for ourselves and others, we can do great things. When we connect to each other and to our inner selves, we acquire more power than we could have dreamed of.