Magic. I suppose it means many things to people. I have no intention of explaining magic here in some complete treatment. In fact, I may be un-magicking magic a bit. Yes, I’m a muggle — by birth, not choice.
When it comes to things that we consider to be magic, we think of some supernatural manipulation to change the course of events or things, objects. Definitions and applications of the word vary greatly, so as I said, I want to make a few random observations.
This unexpected detour happened today because I had some magical, extraordinary experiences over the last twenty-four hours. I will not go into detail, but it involved spiritual elements associated with two bird species that seem to play a part in my life: great horned owl and red tail hawk — among a few others.
I believe that the vibrations of life energy surge throughout the Universe, and our ability to perceive them, read them, and respond to them account for many instances of magic. When I taught, I told students that an example of unseen but very real energy was the radio waves bombarding us constantly. We only need an antenna to capture and use them, make sense of them, learn from them.
In case you think “What crap,” I would like to point out that somewhere within us, somehow, we even sense radio waves. Proof. Ever been thinking of a song, turn on the radio, and abra cadabra, there it plays? Yeah, me too. We can be attuned to other frequencies and other sorts of energy waves in order to live magically in our daily lives. That ability begins with awakening to the call of our heart, choosing to listen to and use heart as primary life filter. That is our antenna to the vibrations of life. Ego keeps us so bound and focused only on self that we miss out on the power of life around us.
Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, writes about magic and experiences magic in his life — truly magical type occurrences. He says, “Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated…Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.” These magical places seem to be anywhere we can quiet our whole being, listen to Heart, and engage in perceptions that give us understanding previously unknown — enlightenment, revelation. This is the type of magic that I experienced last night, and sometimes it is mystical, halfway between normal sensory perception and extra-sensory perception.
Coelho also refers to a magic moment as a decision point in our lives. I believe this is akin to anytime that we face a decision to choose Ego or Heart energy to respond to life. Coelho says, “The magic moment is the moment when a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ can change our whole existence.” Saying yes to Heart always changes our existence, and it’s a magic we can tune into, grab with our spiritual antenna, every day. Agreeing with this, Coelho says, “If you pay close attention to each day, you will discover the magic moment. …But if people pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment.” See, we can all be wizards and witches, but only through Heart.
Magic, you see, is not always and only waving a wand to capture energy and redirect it. Magic happens when we perform another sort of energy transformation, one in which our heart discerns the energy of situations and speaks to our minds. That is available to us everyday.
I do believe that some deeper, more mystical magic occurs, but it is on the same principles of capturing the waves of life energy around us and transforming that energy. It really doesn’t matter if you believe that or not; what does matter is if you listen to your heart for the daily magic that is available to you.
When you face a decision about attitude, response, course of life, choice of anything, choose Heart, consciously, directly in fellowship with yourself. Magic occurs. You can even use a wand if you want to. Really. Don’t be such a muggle, eh?!
(p.s. Enjoy the unrestricted magic now, Uncle Joe. No more limitations.)
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!