After I wrote the “At Ease” blog, I realized there was more.
The evening when my computer was lost, then found opened the world of life’s Magic. How could I ever have imagined that 3 students – angels – would appear at the perfect time, be my guides, and lead me to that which I was looking for. Magic.
That one incident – woke me up. It got me thinking about all of the magic in my life that I just walk by every day, without a notice, much less a thought.
For example, the morning after the magic appeared, I was making breakfast. In the mystery of the previous evening, I looked at the piece of bread I was putting in the toaster. I was amazed to feel the earth that grew the grains (soil, sun, water, winds), the individuals who worked with the earth as they sowed the grains, nurtured them, harvested them and delivered the grains to the market. For that piece of bread, there were many other ingredients that started the same way –fully their own nature (eggs, salt, yeast) before they were combined with the grains – through the action and knowledge of the people and the equipment that transformed them into a loaf of bread, delivered to the grocery store, put on the shelf – waiting for me to put into my toaster. This is magic.
Once I stopped to think about all of this, I realized that there was more. First, this magic is always with me – every single moment – quietly ready to be seen – through everyone I see and hear, through my every breath I share with the world, through the birds singing, through Chipper’s (my cat) meow, through the food I eat and the computer under my fingertips.
Second, since the magic is always with me, I can access it just by remembering to connect to it. I can look around me, wherever I am, and imagine the mystical threads that connect me to the earth and to people I will never meet. I can also feel gratitude for all of the physical reminders in my life that are the fruits of someone’s curiosity, imagination, labor, and focus.
Simply, all of this reminded me that in every moment of my life, and in every breath, I am connected with life beyond what I see, what I think or what I have experienced in my immediate surroundings.
This magic makes me smile. It is my prayer, today.
Happy Magic to you!