Dozens upon dozens of them. They were everywhere. Every few feet we came upon a new one, all completely different and set up with a variety of features. Seats, swings, stairs, and tables decorated the homes. All were made from items found in those woods with the exception of some mini pine cones and small round shaped wood probably from a local craft supply store. Tiny plates with berries, mini bouquets of flowers, and lamp posts were just a few of the incredible accessories in these works of art.
We observed each one, oohing and aahing over the fabulous detail. I for one wanted to BE an actual fairy so I could enjoy some time living in these creations. I imagined the children who had worked on them and was reminded of our youngest who just turned 9. She is still in awe of fairy’s and fairy gardens, making them at the edge of our woods. It always reminds me of one word:
When you see and experience things that bring the feeling of magic to life again, it’s elating. And it got me thinking, “When was it in our lives we allowed the faithlessness of the world around us to dampen our belief in magic?”
Webster defines magic as the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.
Author Lewis Carroll once said, “Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.”
Now isn’t that sad to think about?
I’ve spent more time in the last year thinking about this very thing than ever before. And I’ve come to the conclusion that we will experience what we believe is true. Magic is simply a part of the law of attraction at work in our universe.
Why do children experience more magical moments than adults? Because they have no limited beliefs stopping them.
Why do many adults experience more of the mundane and mediocre? Because they have no freeing beliefs stopping them.
I want to live in a world where adults believe and experience as much as children. I want to be the person believing in magic, the supernatural, or whatever you feel comfortable calling it. I am convinced the more we keep our eyes open, our thoughts believing, and our words agreeing with it, the more we will come to live into the magic that was always meant to be ours.
Need a little inspiration in that department? If you’re in the Dayton area, go check out the fairy gardens at Bill Yeck Park. You may just come home feeling more faith-like wonder than you have in years.
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