Do You Believe In Magic?
I love magic, the experience of something appearing, disappearing, changing or transforming right in front of me. The art of magic doesn’t always look like a magic show though. It can also be showing up in our daily life on a small or large scale.
Recently I was inviting in more magical elements into my life as a playful way to explore different levels of connection. I began by thinking of an animal that I’d love to call in to cross my path. I decided on a deer so I visualized what a deer looked like, I connected with it’s energy, and I asked it to cross my path. The next phase of this is to completely detach to the vision of this happening.
A week passed by and I had completely forgotten that I had visualized the deer.
Then one day I woke up and realized it was 70 degrees outside, in Missouri, in February. Seize the day and get outside called to me. Lately I have been listening to my intuition nudging me in different directions. This particular day I felt called to the nearby lake to a favorite walking path. I had started down one particular path but at a certain point felt called to turn around and walk down a different one. So I listened.
Starting down this second path I noticed to the left, shortly in front of me some movement. Low and behold a deer starting walking down the hill. And then I saw another one behind it, and then another, and another until I counted 8 deer crossing my path. No more than 15 feet in front of me did several of them stop and look at me as if they recognized me. As I slowly kept walking towards them no one seemed to care or get spooked. It was unbelievable.
I was blown away. Tears in my eyes, my whole being was vibrating and connecting to something much bigger than me. My heart swelled up and expanded with this knowing that I was being communicated with and supported. It was a reminder to be amazed at what can happen when we visualize from a heart-centered place, follow our intuition, and trust the process. To be the only one around, to have had perfect timing, to have called in one deer but 8 decided to show up (my lucky number too!) felt like a purely magical moment. How much more amazing and enchanting could life be if we detach from how we think our desires should show up in our life?
To some this could of been a coincidence, but isn’t it so much more fun to believe in magic?
How many magical moments are we missing in life because we are attached to a specific outcome? How can we trust our intuition in the face of difficult moments and decisions? Even if it’s not what we think we want, we know it’s what’s best and being open to the magic that wants to unfold afterwards.
In what ways can you take an action step towards following the little nudges your intuition is speaking to you?