I totally believe in Synchronicity ( the experience of two or more events as being meaningfully related), but I haven’t always believed in Magic as tangible in everyday life .
But then my dear friend and boss Tracy passed the book ” Real Magic; Creating miracles in everyday life”, by Dr Wayne Dyer on to me when we were on some deep tangent of brainstorming.
Dyer talks about humans as having two ways of living; “we can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist; caring for our possessions, eating , drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own a world of real magic”.
What I have gotten from Dyer so far is about magic being a looking-glass. That perspective that allows you to move past the idea of the impossible, to move past limits in thinking and to a place where purpose is more important than outcome.
At that same time a friend of mine invited me to be apart of group art exhibition (Titled Making Friends) that looked at “Everyday artists making magic out of the mundane”, And different parts of my world aligned and I began to realise that all along I had been creating artworks that explored a magic way of ‘being’. In the romanticising of everyday objects, I am consciously creating my own world of magic and transformation. This hybrid -ing of material objects aims to glorify nature’s part in our lives. Nature has this slowing down/calming effect on me that encourages mindfulness.
And If all my days could be lived with mindfulness and the in tune thinking that comes with this clarity, I would totally feel like a magician…
I would love to know your thoughts on magic?
PS. Here is some of my collection from the Making Friend ‘s group show at The Project until August 9th, 2014.
‘Mindfulness Tools’, Watercolour and tree sap on paper,2014
‘Domestic Zen’, Watercolour and tree sap on paper, 2014