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
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