Living In A Magical World

Art by Josephine Wall

Are your eyes open to the wisdom and magic of the everyday? When we think of miracles or magic, we often think of something that only happens once or twice in a lifetime. Indeed there is magic and metanoia around us at every turn. There are beautiful synchronicities and surprisingly coincidental happenings all the time. Do you see them?

Admittedly, we often live in a mundane world instead of a magical one. I wonder what makes the difference? Why do some folks go around seeing and feeling the beauty of life and others see only the troubles? I wonder what makes a difference in their experience? Perhaps it has something to do with perspective.

Not too long ago, I was walking down our winding driveway feeling the burden of the many things that needed to be done to complete our remodeling and move. I felt exhausted and tired. My perspective focused on the immediate moment of feeling too much to do. Then, my perspective shifted and I looked at the circumstances from what I would call a higher perspective. What kind of soul would chose these events? Hmm…this did put a different perspective on things. I suspect it would be a rather courageous soul, a soul who wanted to grow and stretch, a soul who was ready to put off some of the materialistic burdens that had accumulated in order to better serve and enjoy life.

From this perspective, the burdens did not seem so great. In fact, I could laugh! What a wild and crazy soul I must have to chose this chaos in which to build a new life. What had happened? Same circumstances, different perspective. I went from feeling tired, to laughing, from being overwhelmed to being encouraged. This indeed is magic.

Magic is simply changing the way we see things. By making a conscious choice to view my life as divinely directed I am suddenly no longer a mere victim of circumstances, but a wild and courageous soul growing and serving in the best way I can. I must simply choose a different lens from which to view the world.

Imagine, if you will, what your life would look like with a different lens? Imagine, if you will, what the world would look like with a different lens? Can you imagine the Garden of Eden? Can you imagine happiness and bliss? Can you imagine peace and loving kindness towards all of creation? Indeed, if we can imagine it, we can create it and our lives and world will change. What are we waiting for?

Comments

T.E.M said…
Just the words I needed to read today. Thank you so much for your wonderful musings. You certainly do have a way with words. Blessed be..
Love this. I totally believe in magic.
An old friend once said, "If you don't believe in magic nothing anyone says or does can make you believe in it BUT if you believe in magic, everything you see proves it to you."

If it wasn't for magic and miracles in this world why would anyone choose to stay?
Julie Smith said…
Ah, this is a great saying, thanks for sharing it!

I know people who don't believe in magic. It is hard to believe. I wonder how one explains all of the magical things that happen in life? Hmmm...think I'll still believe that life is as magical as you make it :)
Julie Smith said…
T.E.M. Thanks for your blessings! Just discovered this in my folder, so am very tardy in getting it published! Blessings to you!