Experience More Magic In Your Life!
“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.
I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill.
I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing.
I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.”
– Charles de Lint
I believe in Magic. I mean, real living breathing Magic. While it may be true that I can perform a show full of magical illusions this isn’t the kind of Magic I am talking about. I am referring to those feelings and magical experiences that take us out of the mundane and give us a belief in something greater, an experience that provokes a feeling of enchantment. Magic lives both inside us and around us, in each and every moment. There is infinite Magic in trees, in the way they smell and the sound of wind in their leaves. There is magic in an embrace with a stranger or loved one and magic lives in poems and sonnets and Magic even resides in your toothbrush.
Webster’s Definition of Magic: Special power, influence, or skill. Tricks that are done by a performer to entertain.
My Definition of Magic: Feeling alive and inspired. The ability to turn Impossible into I’m Possible.
It is ironic that when we feel in a state of limitless possibilities we say we are in an altered reality. Perhaps it is the boring and stuck reality that is false and not the state of enchantment! When we zone out and tune into the rhythm and sound of waves in the ocean or when we are 100 engrossed in a project that we lose time, perhaps these states are really what reality is! The true and pure Magical space. When we are in these places we feel good, we open and it’s in these moments when someone can tell us that a unicorn is coming for us and we might actually believe and see her!
How can we experience more Magic while simultaneously living in a world that honors doing and accomplishing more than anything else? While it can take a bit of focus to create a more Magical life, the results are worth their weight in gold. While I probably would accomplish a lot more if I wasn’t the ultimate stop and smell the flowers type of person, I don’t think I could survive in this world if I wasn’t.
When we allow ourselves to experience Magic we become more alive, life goes from black and white to Technicolor! Experiencing Magic strengthens our creativity, our intuition and our wisdom. We become aware of what is lurking below the everyday and can see and feel things that other people miss.
There can be as many ways to experience Magic and wonder as there are people. The key is finding what awakens wonder in you and feed this part of yourself daily. Some people enter a state of enchantment when they listen to music or gaze at a painting. For me experiencing the natural world is the number one way I open to magic and possibilities.
Some Simple Ways to Tap into Magic
Take time to smell the rose, the lilac and your snuggly puppy
Notice the shapes of the clouds and imagine what secrets these shapes are trying to reveal to you
Pay attention to your dreams
Hug (and kiss) trees
Talk to plants and spiders (and listen for their response)
Do things differently
Dance with wild abandon
Sing at the top of your lungs while outside and only nature can hear you
How do you experience Magic?
What takes you into an altered reality where you believe anything is possible?
Do more of these things!
May Magic open up a joyous, creative
and new world for you!