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Magic

Magic has often been thought of as the art of making dreams come true; the art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring birth to the vision, we have to see it.
– Starhawk

Magic is an art
Of making your dreams come true
But you must see them

When have I felt magic, divinity, providence, or destiny at work in my life? What visions have I seen realized as if by magic or providence?

I have felt magic and divinity – God/Goddess, the Universe, or Source if you prefer – at work in my life often. The most astounding time was when I was driven at the last minute to go to a yoga class. So last minute, I was 5 minutes late. This class changed my life. It’s where I met Flora.

There are other times as well, big and small. Being driven to record Les Brown’s PBS specials when I had no idea who he was changed my life.

But there are other times, too. Things I missed or never saw. I have no doubt there have been many car accidents I completely missed by not being there because something drove me to leave early or a series of unusual events caused me to be late.

I remember one time I was at a toll booth asking the attendant a question. She couldn’t hear me and I had to ask three times. After moving on, about a mile down the road, I saw a car well ahead of me shifted four lanes rather abruptly. Nobody was hurt, but if the attendant had answered on the first try, I might have been right there.

I can’t think of visions I have sene realized. The visions I want to happen, I actively work towards. Well mostly, but that’s another story. Now along the way, providence has moved in and helped me at certain points. But I believe those things happen more often when you first put the work in yourself.

It’s like that old Futurama episode where Bender is hurtling through space and a society forms on his surface and worships him as God. He later meets God who gives him this advice about being God. “You have to use a light touch… When you do things right people won’t think you did anything at all.”

That’s how the Universe works. That’s magic.

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