Hi, some of you may/may not remember me from a few monthes ago when I used to be much more active here on spellsofmagic. I guess I'm not really new but I still posted here because I didn't know where else to post.
First of all, I am first and foremost a martial artist, I am also a christian, and I practice magick. I realize now that I have been practicing magick for a long time and I just never really realized it as such. However, the magick I practice is somewhat different than most witches I know of yet I believe they are one in the same.
I am sorry if not everyone here is christian but in the bible they tell of stories where man wrestle with angels. Even in today when people speak of ghosts they tell of how the ghosts with no physical body still possess the shape of when they died. They also say what you do on Earth will affect your spirit in where you can go after death. This has led me to think that the physical body and the spiritual body are interconnected and cannot be separated. This is why even in death people see spirits taking the shape of a physical body that no longer exists and why physical people can control powers that transcend mere physical limitations.
What I am going at is that in the practice of my martial arts I've always been able to use my powers to eliminate pain and even help cure injuries. It is a power I've always had. I can place my hand to whatever injured area of my body and by visualization and feeling the power surge through me I've always been able eliminate the feeling of pain and even speed up the recovery process of injuries. This is a feat that many Eastern masters have been able to do and it's been documented on television time and time again in popular shows like "Fight Quest" (kung-fu episode).
With this in mind I've come to believe that magick can take many different forms in different cultures. For instance, as a martial artist I would call this "chi", but as a christian I would call this learning to harness the power of my spirit.
I've been practicing this form of "healing magick" for pretty much my whole life in order to recover from injuries, reduce pain, eliminate fear, and even improve my physical feats like speed or strength. I do meditate daily due to my martial arts training but I do not make use of circles nor do I really rely on the moon phases. I realize this isn't really wiccan magick but I believe it's still a form of magick in itself.
I am very curious to hear what you all have to say about this. Please comment to tell me if you think I might be on to something or even if you think I'm crazy :P. I mean no disrespect to any in their magick or religion. This is merely my humble view on magick.