Magic commands a mystical force that brings about change. It has the transformative power to turn our dreams into reality. Like the puff from a powerful dragon, magic breathes hope to situations of helplessness. It leaves a trail of twinkling stars in the wave of a golden wand. Within an instant, a moment touched by magic is changed forever.
Think back to your childhood. Think about the times when you have been enchanted with bedtime stories of Peter Pan, Cinderella and Merlin. Think back about the times when your eyes widened with curiosity, excitement and triumph when the hero uses his or her magical powers to conquer the enemy. Transformation is magical because change happens almost immediately.
On the other extreme, many people think of magic as the use of supernatural powers. Some do not like the idea about the use of magic because the thought stretches their imagination and requires them to reach beyond their comfort zone. While magic can be used for positive transformation, it can also be used to do the opposite too. Historically performed in secrecy, magic is shunned by conventional society. The Harry Potter series also alludes to this.
As we grow old, we lose our beliefs in the power of magic. We realize that there is no such thing as manifesting something out of thin air like what we see in the movies. The tedium of our everyday lives rob us of our child-like quality; one of wonder, possibility and openness.
For a long time, I was cynical, suspicious and melancholy. Demanding that all evidence has to be supported by my five senses, I lost the intuitive connection with my heart that there could be much more beyond all that is material. I tried to grasp to all that was known but eventually had to open my arms in surrender.
I have come a long way since then in my understanding of what magic is. I choose to view magic as the art of turning an ordinary moment into an extraordinary one and that it is possible to experience more everyday magic in our lives. Magic in this case is applied with a positive intention. If magic is the art of turning a moment positively, then it is possible to experience more joy, laughter and love.
Just imagine experiencing each day as one of dreariness. You feel depleted, in the lack and deprived. You leak energy. There is not much hope to live for. You are just going through the motions. Identify with this scenario? Well, magic can change that.
If you are hoping to enjoy more aliveness in your moments, take heed. The following are some ways of how you can start to enjoy more magic:
Alter Your Perception
“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
You do not have to climb the highest mountain or go to an ashram for a month-long meditation retreat for experiencing magical moments. Simply changing your perception will do the trick. You view things as half-full instead of half-empty. It is possible to have a new set of eyes right this instant. You world suddenly changes. It takes on color, dimension and vibrancy.
Live in the Moment
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ” – Buddha
You do not have to look far, just being present fully allows you an awakening experience. If you can appreciate just a tiny part of nature completely, you would have experienced a miracle. It happens when your consciousness merge with a singular flower into eternity in an instant. You become one with the flower that moves gently in the breeze.
Transform with Joy
“The Universe is responding to your vibrational calling.” – Abraham Hicks
If you want to experience more magic in your life, then you will need to infuse your moments with joy. Just think about what usually happens when magic takes place. We hold back our breaths and as we witness the transformation that magic brings, we shift into delight, bliss and joy.
Infusing joy can be made in a variety of ways such as singing out loud, saying yes to a new adventure and dancing on the streets. The idea is to capture the positive feelings of bliss and joy. With sustained joy and by virtue of the Law of Atrtraction, you attract the vibrational match of the same in your desired outcomes.
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton
Try expressing gratitude and see if your vibrational state changes. You should experience an uplift. Reflect over the many things to be grateful about. You may also want to list down the things that you are appreciative for. For more information and if you are interested, read this article on How to start a gratitude journal.
Live with Passion
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
When you live passionately, everything works like magic. Living with passion usually happens when you love what you do. You are able to create meaning from the work you produce. By aligning with your true self, you become a force of inspiration. Others are drawn to you. Inevitably, life becomes smoother. You know yourself as a co-creator, manifesting your heart’s desires powerfully.
Make Your Moments Magical
It is really up to you. You have the power to choice differently in how you perceive things. If you believe in magic, then you will see miracles everywhere. You live with greater excitement, possibility and are open to receiving.
There is no better time than now. Christmas is a great occasion for making your moments magic. After all, it is a period of festivity, love and celebration. The twinkling lights on the streets, fairy sightings on cone-shaped trees, and stories of a man in the red-suit that traverse the skies in a reindeer-drawn sleigh add to mystic. Not to mention, the secret gifts that you have purchased and carefully wrapped for your loved ones.
Do share your ideas on creating magic in your life too, in the comments below.
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