Definition: the art of influencing events or producing marvels; any art that involves supernatural powers; possessing or using supernatural powers; mysterious power; occurrences unexplainable by empirical evidence.
Magic engages us in the unexplained wonder and mystery in all aspects of life. It is where “coincidences” appear as though planned by some unexplained order and where synchronicities abound - if we have eyes to see.
To the “magician”, magic is the end result of mastery of his or her craft that hides the mechanism of the constructed illusion. Every move is orchestrated to enhance the illusion. To be our own magician is to be aware of and be able to move within the flow of life’s mysteries, to know how we are creating the world around us, and to be open to the wonder and mystery of that which we do not always understand.
Sages over the millennia have tried to decipher the mysteries of this magical life. Some say that one cannot understand this magic through the mind but rather through the eyes of the heart. It is through the heart where one can experience and appreciate wonder as through the eyes of a child. Others say there is a “Master Plan” put in place by a greater power named God, Allah, Great Spirit, Source, Great Creator, while some say we are all together part of this Source.
When our lives become magical, however, we are not living at the level of illusory tricks of a magician’s sleight of hand, but touch the numinous and the mysterious in our own magical selves. We tap into the place where we are connected to all of creation and life, and our eyes open to the mystery and magic around us. Expect magic. Entertain the mystical. Dance in wonder.
If you have pulled this card, you may want to ask yourself if you are living and experiencing from your magical self? Are you connected to your point of mystery and wonder? What would it take for you to live all aspects of your life with magic?
© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski
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