I remember watching the movie, “Grand Canyon” several years ago. It’s one of my all time favorite movies about life happening. At one point in the movie, the wife (played by Mary McDonnell) is jogging and finds an abandoned baby. She doesn’t call the police and instead decides to keep it. When her husband (played by Kevin Kline) comes home and decides that she’s crazy, she tells him she believes it to be a miracle. She tells him “Maybe we don’t have any experience with miracles so we’re slow to recognize them.”
That line has always stuck with me and I believe it to be true about magic. Perhaps we don’t have enough experience in recognizing when magic happens.
Another line from the Grand Canyon movie during this same scene with the baby is when the husband groans from realizing that he is not going to win this argument and says “I’m getting a headache.” She tells him emphatically, “No. It is inappropriate for you to get a headache in the presence of a miracle.”
I believe that people in the our society today have allowed themselves to become numb to the intricacies of magical moments — they’re not finding and/or having any magical moments because they can no longer recognize them…and most people will not come far enough out of their comfort zone to allow magic to happen.
Magic has always been a part of my life. From the fairy tales my mom used to tell me to watching cartoons about magic to finally recognizing that it exists with every move I make.
My most current magical moment was in realizing that the respiratory cold my body is experiencing is not separate from the shifting consciousness I’m experiencing from my connection and communion with Nia, with Reiki and with Tarot. That which no longer serves me has to move out in order for that which is waiting to serve me to come into place. So I am grateful for what is moving out and for what is moving in.
In my last blog post I spoke of the words that had been given to me through spirit: Gratitude and Forgiveness and the six words that have become my creative process were given to me by my Tarot guru (www.thetarotlady.com): Dream, Create, Study, Learn, Inquire and Prepare. My Dream is being created…I’ve already designed a class around dancing Nia to the energy of each of the Major Arcana tarot cards and a workshop designed to delve a little deeper into tarot and movement. I will be studying and learning more about how to best present my dream, I will be inquiring internally and preparing for what comes next.
For those of you who dabble in or know tarot, the cards related to my creative process are:
Seven of Cups: “I am willing to do what I can to make my dreams a reality.”
Queen of Wands: “I am powerfully creative. I trust and stoke my inner creative fire.”
The Chariot: “I can steer my life any way I wish”
Ace of Swords: “New thoughts, ideas” and Eight of Swords REVERSED: “I am always able to find a way.”
High Priestess: “All the answers I need are within me. I trust my own intuition.”
Three of Wands: “I am ready to expand my world. My potential is unlimited.”
The Empress: “My creativity and abundance are unlimited” and the Knight of Cups: “I bring my innermost dreams to life” are my guides through the process.
There is even more being magically placed before me that I am unable to speak about just yet, but I know it’s powerful and I open my arms to what life has to offer.
My birthday was Sunday; my body turned 64 years of age. My spirit is eternal.
Step out of your comfort zone. Say yes and be blessed.