Hello dear reader(s)!
Are two songs competing with each other today? Um, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll have a few today that you can decide which you like better, but that isn’t why I chose this title. I am, once again, following with the standard sequel title, ala Freddie vs Jason, or Alien vs Predator. So for those of you expecting a steel cage match in an octagon of doom to the death between a couple of songs…well, if you want to imagine that, I guess have fun with that?
I remember when I first accepted the notion that magic was a real thing. Of course, I am not talking about illusionists performing tricks, but of forces we don’t understand that seem to help grant us opportunities. And as soon as I began to believe that was real, I started to notice the way things often seemed to come together in ways that are too organized to be coincidental, too directed to be born from the chaos of chance, and too perfect not to be magic.
And noticing it has helped me to do things I never thought possible.
Once I noticed, I began looking for ways to use it. I sincerely believe I have used it successfully on a few occasions. Of course, magic isn’t a science. Not everything I do will be successful, but on occasion, it seems as though those failures are actually pointing me in the direction of a better success. A deeper happiness. More meaningful connections. More internal strength to overcome challenges.
To me, there is no doubt my life has been touched by magic. I have seen it. I have felt it. It is just as true to me as the fact that water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen. Using magic is an art, but the existence of magic is as much of a science to me as physics.
I am not wihtout a little healthy skepticism. Just because someone claims to be able to use divination to tell me hidden truths doesn’t mean I believe them without hesitation. I do not automatically believe that because someone has a sign in their window that says “Psychic” that they absolutely are. I know about cold reading techniques. I know the power of people only acknowledging the truths of what people think they want to hear. I understand that there is a psychology to certain claims of magic.
But I also believe that too many things have happened in my life to be explained by any other thing yet known. I have met people with the ability to read into truths that are not possible to be known otherwise. People who do not profit or aim to swindle anyone, simply to share their magic with others. I have seen things that couldn’t be explained and were witnessed by others. I have seen the immediate and specific results of spells I have cast. I have done my own extremely accurate divinations and watched as the truths learned later came to light.
Right now I feel like magic has brought me to a place of extreme peace and contentment. Maybe that is delusional. Maybe it is a placebo-effect in my mind. Maybe all these positive feelings are simply a matter of perception. Maybe the seeming patterns and lining up of events in strange ways is simply something I want to see. Maybe. I don’t believe so, but I certainly can’t definitely prove otherwise.
But if it makes me feel great, and works to make my life happier, isn’t that magic in and of itself?
I was challenged to do a song a day challenge for 5 days. I accept, but I want to make the songs an emphasis on a thought I would have already posted about that day. I was challenged by the wonderful A Momma’s View, go check out that excellent blog.
The rules are:
- Post a song a Day for five consecutive days
- Post what the lyrics mean to you ( optional)
- Post the name of the song and video
- Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge.
You may have guessed today’s theme is magic. I can’t imagine why, it isn’t like I mentioned it in here or anything. So on that note, I am going to work my magic on this post and post a few of my favorite songs having to do with magic. And I magically extend this nomination to include anyone who wants to participate.
We start with That Old Black Magic, by Frank Sinatra
Moving on to This Magic Moment by Ben E. King and the Drifters
Moving on to Black Magic Woman by Gypsy Queen and Santana
And of course, my personal favorite song having to do with magic, Blood Sugar Sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Well dear reader(s), until tomorrow, make it a magical day!