The great orators of human history were like magicians that cast their spells over us with their words moving us to change our minds and our hearts. Words can have a kind of magic in them that lead us down roads of meaning and understanding. The trick is not to be deceived by the power of some of the spells cast by powerful orators. It is easy for some to twist the meaning of what life is showing you to benefit them. In this life, most people want us to perform for them in certain ways so that they can feel good, feel empowered, feel loved, or feel whole. But the truth is, these feelings are our job to manage and create for ourselves. Asking the world to behave or even speak in ways that please us so that we can feel better is a precarious situation at best. We simply can’t do it all of the time because we all have attached different meaning to what life is showing us. When we ask others to perform for us, no matter what the reason, we are asking for them to share their energy with us. And their energy isn’t owed to you. We all were born to serve our own lives and we all have within us the power to be happy, joyful and to feel the loving energy that we are. It is quite wonderful when others help us to feel good but it is NOT their responsibility to manage our feelings for us it is our own. These are the gifts that we offer each other, they are not obligatory. So be careful when you conjure up just the right words for your magic requests of others. You will find a more mutually beneficial relationship in starting with expressing gratitude before you make any plea for changing a someone else’s mind. How you feel in this moment is what you are showing the world you are right now. Always show the good stuff. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.