Capitalize on the positive

DEREK PUDDICOMBE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:31 AM ET

Believe it can happen.

Making sure the Stanley Cup comes back to Ottawa is all in the power of believing it will happen.

Ottawa psychics refuse to predict what's in the cards for the Ottawa Senators and the team's chances of winning sport's most-coveted prize.

They'll leave the crystal balling up to the hockey professionals.

"Don Cherry would be the best person to ask," said international master psychic Wendy James. "He'll know."

James said foretelling who will win the Cup is like forecasting winning lottery numbers -- it's just not possible.

They were right about Cherry, who can be almost considered an amateur psychic with his prediction that the Sens and Ducks were the two likely teams who would end up in the finals.

So with the Sens losing the first game of the Cup finals, James and her promotional manager Tamara Annis said fans shouldn't get down and depressed about the team's chances of bringing the Stanley Cup home to Ottawa.

Fans have to direct their positive energy to the team and not focus on anything negative. That includes not wishing any harm on the Ducks.

"Any negative comments or wishing ill will has a negative effect on the (Sens) team and it's not helpful," said Annis. "Wish everyone well, but we want to win."

Fans collectively focusing on a positive outcome and envisioning the Sens hoisting the Stanley Cup creates an energy that filters back to the team.

And a little magic doesn't hurt either.

Whether they know it or not, fans are already helping the Sens by performing their own type of magic. By participating in daily rituals -- painting their faces, creating personal Sens altars, flying flags, wearing a team jersey, chanting, decorating their homes -- fans are performing magic.

James' Metcalfe store, Luvdragons, is filled with all kinds of mystical paraphernalia -- prayer candles, oils, tarot cards, herbs, wands, roots, healing stones, crystals, runes -- to help create a positive energy.

Winning is about the "power of prayer, magic and creating a collective hope," said Annis.

CARRY CRYSTALS

Those fans who are ultra superstitious can perform more mystical acts to cleanse any negativity that may be overtaking their hockey souls.

Burning white sage or incense is a thought. Gazing into a crystal ball may be too much, but rubbing or carrying a crystal with you may be just the thing to send some positive vibes the Sens way.

Major League Baseball's underdogs, the New York Mets, were victorious with their "Ya Gotta Believe" rallying cry in 1973. Let's make it happen with our Ottawa Senators, 80 years after we won our last Cup.

Believe.


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