“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will NEVER find it.” – Roald Dahl
So I can say that I’m a believer of magic. Have always been, at least from what I can remember. I seem to most of the time be in a subconscious state of searching for it, and I kind of knowingly expect it. Although I’ve lost my way before, more than a lot of times and at times for long, dark, solid stretches. But usually I’m aware of the quietly sparkly, heart-tugging trails it leaves. And why wouldn’t I follow these trails that make life so much more colorfully fulfilling?
The secret is, it’s in the everyday choices, and cultivating an awareness. Whether to follow that heart-tug or not. And most of the time, you don’t really know where it’s ultimately leading. And the big moments in life, the ones that are obviously INFUSED with magic, they may have been made up of all those “smaller” times you decided to follow the trails 🙂
The other day I pulled The Star Tarot card for the day. Oh how I love this card! The card for wish fulfillment! The card for shining your best self out to the world! I know that when I pull it I should seek carefully the magic, because it’s surely to be there. And if it’s not one of those BIG, splashy moments now, then it will surely reveal to me the trail that will lead me there, should I want that. To that place where I can feel beautifully passionate, inspired, fulfilled, and free.
So with this Star card energy, I sat at my desk doing my morning routine. While sipping my tea & honey and green smoothie, I heard a ding from my phone. It was Twitter notifying me that a couple of my tweets to one of my favorite authors Francesca Lia Block, had been favorited by her! And one of them was regarding an event she’s running – I will be seeing her at this event in March now! (And I am beyond excited, and how I’ve missed you, California!!)
A little while later I got a pop up on my computer about an email that had just come in. My senses perked when I saw who it was from – someone from my childhood who’d written a beautiful song that I used to love so very much. I’d written him and had been waiting for a response – I’d proposed to him that I’d record his song because I have been feeling a VERY strong urge to do so – and I wanted his permission. The email gave me the permission I was seeking (and he was also very excited!) and when I looked closely, it had been sent at 11:11am exactly! A magical number to me, so therefore another sign! So currently I’m trying to arrange it in my head, and have plans to record it from home as soon as my voice gets better. (I think I already have the piano intro down!) And who knows? It may even end up on my next album! 🙂
As if the day hadn’t given me butterflies enough already, I got the most beautiful sign later on in the day. I’d gotten up from my desk to stretch a bit, and walked into my living room where we have a mantle set up with candles, incense, crystals, a Buddha statue, and other gems. Above it is a big window. I looked out the window and it was gray and barren with no greenery of course, it’s the dead of winter. But I looked through the tangle of branches and there, sitting on one of them was the brightest, bluest, prettiest little bluebird I’ve ever seen! In the middle of all the snow! It was just sitting there in the center of my window, and shone like a sparkling sapphire among all that gray. It took my breath away. I was too in the moment to snap a picture in time, but hey, I got to really be present in this magical moment for a little longer than I would have, had I gotten that picture. And for that, I’m satisfied!
I felt like this was a sign that I’m indeed on the right path in the endeavors that I’m currently pursuing. The ultimate reasons or outcomes for all this may not be clear yet, but I just may be onto something. And to think, all of these moments just started out by me following those little tugs in my heart, from time to often time. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will NEVER find it.”