Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ~Roald Dahl
I believe in magic.
I believe in magic and I have found magic. But not in the places I thought I would. And truth be told, maybe it was actually magic that found me.
There is a magic found in art - in the way a painting or piece of music can move us, in the way a book or poem or dance performance can inspire us. Art can transfix and move us, opening us to passions and possibilities, transforming us, offering us the opportunity and vision to transcend the mundane.
There is also a magic found in looking to the wisdom of our ancestors. There is the magic of the archetypes of the gods and goddesses and the way mythology - their stories - speak to the common threads of the human experience.
There is a magic only accessed when we follow the footsteps of our ancestors and commune with nature. This is the magic of the seasons, of the sun and moon, of equinox and solstice. This is the magic of stargazing and astsrology - of following the celestial bodies through the night sky. This is the magic of the elements - earth, water, air and fire.
This is magic of finding sacred geometry - the golden ratio - in everything from the pattern Venus' orbit makes to the spacial arrangement of leaves on a plant or petals on a flower to the proportions of a Nautilus shell.
The magic of nature, throughout the ages in many cultures, was passed down from generation to generation by women. During times of persecution, much of this magic was forced underground. Keepers of this type of wisdom and magic met torturous deaths. In this way, fear destroyed the sacred bonds and loyalties between women, as mothers, daughters, sisters and friends turned on one another in hopes of saving themselves. We can still see the lasting effects of this traumatic time in history today.
Yet today, we can also still find this magic around us in many forms - in the naturopath, in the herbalist, and even in the self-proclaimed kitchen witch.
These days, we may have to seek out this magic, this wisdom of nature, that before would've been handed down to us.
We may need to rediscover this knowledge and take it upon ourselves to share it with others.
We may need to look into the past to gain something of immense importance for the present and future. There is a magic of the future - it is the magic of technology. But along the way we have lost the magic of the past - the magic of nature and the magic of the goddess and the magic of mythology. We have become disconnected - from nature, from each other, and from ourselves. Because of this, we suffer. We suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, diabetes and heart disease. We suffer loneliness and the absence of that connection that we had when we were tribes and villages. We suffer from a life separated from nature - an unnatural life - a life disconnected from sunrise and sunset, a life disconnected from the waxing and waning of the moon and tides, a life disconnected from the ground it exists on and the things that live and grow there. Our food comes from the supermarket, our water comes from the faucet, our value comes from a paycheck, our entertainment comes from a television. We die of suicide. We die of the inability to taste the sweetness in life. We die of broken hearts.
What we believe is important. In order to access our true power, in order to access magic, we must accept responsibility for our creativity and consciously choose our beliefs based on what we are for. We must choose our beliefs to support what we wish to experience and what we wish to see in this world. If we want to experience the magic of this world, we must choose to believe in magic.
Only when we believe in magic will we find it.
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As an ambassador for Consciously Creating Life, Kasey serves as an advocate of the magic that exists in this life and in each and every one of us. She is a champion of the journey to access our own powerful magic by returning home to ourselves and reclaiming the thrones of our hearts as sovereign rulers of our realms, through practicing the Art of Consciously Creating Life.
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