Magic ~ Fairy Dust Faith

"Sheena LaShay"

I like to pick a new word & concept to focus on each month as a way to channel my artistic expressions, discover ritual & tradition, and to find meaning & discovery in the sacred, profane and mundane.

This month, I’m focusing on MAGIC.

Magic. The Unexplained. Miracles. Angels. Demons. Unicorns. Fairy Dust. Santa. Jesus.

Beliefs. Faith. Wonder.

A leaf can be a leaf. Or it can be a sign, the catapult for your epiphany or even your saving grace. The things we see and don’t see and how we attach significance to them, allow for a magical existence.

We can be skin and bones with some level of conscious decision making or we can be sacred, beyond measure with the ability to create realities.

Magic is perception. Magic is choice. It is not a suspension of disbelief. It is the ability to remain open. It is the willingness to surrender control and limitations. It is an invitation to play and to be delighted.

This month I will create magic. I will see the magic. I will welcome the magic. I believe that anything is possible even fairy dust and burning bushes speaking as if it were a god.

A few partial definitions of magic.

1. the art of producing illusions as entertainment; conjuring,

2. the art of producing a desired effect or result through the use of incantation or various other techniques that presumably assure human control of supernatural agencies or the forces of nature.

3.  power or influence exerted through this art, such as a wizard.

4. Any extraordinary or mystical influence, charm, power

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There are words that come to mind when I think on MAGIC.
Conjure. Supernatural. Spirit. Voodoo. Mystic. Charm. Influence. Power. Tricks. Illusions. Pretend. Sourcer. Wizard. Witchcraft. Alchemy. Enchantment. Prophecy. Soothsaying. Spell. Superstition. Taboo.
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An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. ~ William Bernback

I don’t want realism. I want magic! ~ Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

Magic is not a practice. It is a living, breathing web of energy that, with our permission, can encase our every action.  ~ Dorothy Morrison, Everyday Magic

We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imagine better.  ~ J.K. Rowling, speech to Harvard Alumni Association 2009

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. ~ Johann Wolfgang

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world fo our own — a world of real magic. ~ Wayne W. Dyer, Real Magic

Have you ever experienced magic?

 

SLY’s 2012 WORDS OF THE MONTH

Express ~ Utter Your Spirit Sounds | Energy ~ Focus Your Power

Explore ~ Choose Your Own Adventure | Mojo ~ Oozing With It

Lost ~ To Come To Be Without …Once Again

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  • Rainbow
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    Dearest Sheena, as always, your writing is inspiring. I’m glad you included the aspect of illusion and entertainment when defining magic because I think it’s an important one. I do literally believe in magic, as many (though not all!) Neo-Pagans do, in terms of energy we can channel. For instance, I recently wrote a post on kitchen magic for the Pagan Blog Project on my personal site where I talked about using everyday food for magic. I think it’s cool to see the magic in something like food. :-)

    But the thing that gives magic, in my opinion, its “zing,” if you will, is the awe in it. Magic should never become mundane, even if we do infuse everyday things like food with it. I really believe that the illusion of magic tricks helps keep magic alive. There’s always that delight in seeing things appear from nowhere, disappear into thin air, or turn into something else.

    Blessings,
    Rainbow

    • SLY
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      @Rainbow, Magic baffles and amazes me. It leaves me in awe. I love your infusion of food and magic. Sounds fun and mysterious. :-)

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