I want to share some magic with you

I really need to say this

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This Great Wake Up experiment is all about taking part in challenges and sharing your experiences with others. I am fully aware that what works for one person won’t work for another person but seeing as this whole journey is about sharing I want to share the following with you.

When I was a kid I was a sociable kid. I loved playing football and games in the street. I also loved spending time on my own drawing and playing with toy soldiers. Playing with toy soldiers gave me a world of inner magic, a place to get lost in, a place to find something almost ethereal. The plastic figures would become real in my imagination and I gave them identities and they would play out a scenario like a film. Naturally as I got older I ‘grew up’ and that world of inner magic disappeared as I stopped playing in this world. At no point did I feel I was missing anything because I was changing, growing and starting to recognise more concrete things around me.

I never really missed playing with the plastic infantry however I recognise today that there was certainly a magic about this world. Something about those green plastic figures brought out a magic in me that you can’t buy but is conjured within you. It is more than just a place where you can unlock an inner magic of imagination it’s a place where time stands still and you are at the centre of something - magic.

We are all different and have our own interest at heart and naturally not all of the Great Wake Up experiments will work for everybody but I must ask anyone who struggled with the climbing a tree challenge to revisit it because there is a magic in there. I know some people will snigger and dismiss what I’m saying but I ask the ‘wake up’ family to revisit this challenge and give it another go. Why? Because I know you will get something spiritual out of it that you missed the first time round. You just need to find the connection. Don’t just put the challenge down to something that just didn’t work for you. Deep down I know it will work for you if you open up to it. So I’m asking the ‘wake up’ family to stop for one minute and climb a tree!

Go to a wood, open up to what’s around you, feel what’s around you, sense it, touch it and climb that tree and magic will return!

Why am I bothering to say this? It’s all part of sharing the magic. Dismiss this and you are denying a beautiful innocent magic into your world that deep down you know exists.

I just wanted to share this with you, loads of love from a friend of the Green Man who only wants to share what he’s learned.

Mark Cuddy

Someone who learned to wake up


Go to the profile of Chris Baréz-Brown
over 5 years ago
am heading off for a tree right now! nice one Mark. Couldn't agree with you more xx
Go to the profile of Mark Cuddy
over 5 years ago
Cheers Chris