Because not believing in magic means that you have an “equation” that works out every single time, for every single thing. It also means that you can control everything about everything and that it’s all black and white.
I don’t know…there seems to be something wrong with that.
I’m living in vibrant color these days and it’s flippin’ magical! I say things and they appear, give or take a day or two. I feel something, and it manifests. I have to be really, really careful with my thoughts these days. Truth!
Here’s the deal that brought me to magic…
The stars, the planets, the cosmos, none of us know exactly how they got here right? I mean for sure, for sure. You don’t know right? If you do, please tell me! Do you have it on video?
And, we don’t get to control the way they all move up there in the Universe as far as I’m aware. And what about the whole “energy of the Moon”, I mean, it creates the waves on the Earth! That’s kinda crazy isn’t it?
And how about your own body? You know, the one you walk around in all day, every day? Do you wake up and turn your systems on and make sure everything is working according to your plan? No… I didn’t think so. It just does it’s thing … even while you’re sleeping!
I’m mesmerized by that!
I still remember looking at my daughter, at 2:00am when she was 5 days old. She was crying and crying, screaming really. And I held her on my lap and looked down her throat and thought, “Wow, I grew that in my belly.” Astounding.
Our body and how it moves, and how the brain functions … to me, magic. And I know doctors have scientific answers for everything but I say, yeah, whatever. There has to be some magic in there somewhere. You can’t know it all, you just cannot!
And what about synchronicities? Or unexpected events? Or what about love? Have you ever met your soulmate? Or your twin flame? Have you ever met someone and instantly felt connected to them, like you had met them before? Or had such chemistry the moment you laid eyes on them? Have you ever been so connected to your dreams that you woke up and that dream manifested within a day, a week, a month?
I mean … just take a look at the picture I chose for this blog. It’s by Android Jones and it’s called Union. It’s my all time favorite painting… ever. How did he do that? How did he paint that? It came to him and he did it. About his own art he says, “If I could distill into words exactly what motivates me to create the art that I make than it would not be worth making it. Instead I have chosen the Pen.” Magic.
I think our society discounts magic too much. I think we think too much and rationalize too much and put things in categories and label everything so it “makes sense.”
Magic doesn’t make sense. It just is and it just happens.
We can’t plan everything … you don’t WANT to plan everything! At least I don’t.
I want to take care of what I need to take care of, make sure my bills get paid, my kids get where they need to get to (which is magic on some days) and I skillfully continue to find passion in my “work” until the day I pass.
In between all of that I am open to the magic of it all. I am open to looking at my lover in the eyes and knowing our meeting was magic. I’m open to staring at the ocean and contemplating all its majestic unknown rhythms. I am open to enjoying all Hindu or Greek mythology stories without needing some proof that it’s true. And I’m open to loving the magic of life unfolding before my eyes.
It’s way more fun that way don’tcha think?
By Dana Damara
“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life."
- Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini.
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