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A little enchanting inspiration for your day. I love Narsilion’s music…a mainstream of my days.

The Enchantment of Your Own Divinity


enchanted christmasToday’s Daily Thought from Shakti Gawain’s Reflections in the Light: Daily Thoughts and Affirmations:

Your Own Divinity

In the stillness of meditation be with your own divinity. Pause and quietly rejoice in the feeling of oneness with the universe. At some point in your life’s path you became aware that there is more to life than what you perceive with your physical senses alone. At that moment your own spirituality was born in you.

I celebrate the birth of my spirituality.

magickal christmasMay you fully reclaim the purity and wonder that you are innately and may you come to consciously embody the joyous and miraculous spirit of creative love endowed upon you.

And if the bell doesn’t ring for you anymore, perhaps today can be your day to listen a little bit more and to invite imagination into your heart once again.

In the spirit of enchantment and wonder, I hope you enjoy last year’s Christmas post, “Believe”.

 

I Haven’t Forgotten the Way, Have You?


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Faery light – taken at the Getty gardens

 

“There is such a place as fairyland – but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize what they have lost; and that is the tragedy of life. On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over. Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again; and blessed are they above mortals. They, and only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” ~L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl

 

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Enchanted Lily Tree in the Getty gardens – a Faery delight to linger in

Enchantment Is as Enchantment Does


faery succulent

A couple of weeks ago while visiting friends, I was immediately drawn in by these enchanted lilac succulents in their front yard garden (pictured above). It was like a moth to a flame, or in this case a faerie to a flame. 😉

I was literally overwhelmed with the magickal resonance they gave off. Our friends have a beautiful garden they’ve lovingly cultivated front and back of their house, but these lilac beauties were simply mesmerizing. And I wondered how many others actually noticed them when they passed by.

Their presence in the garden was a mutual celebration among the other plants around and the whole garden was enhanced by this shared comradery of joy. A lovely reflection for humanity and how we each touch and enhance one another’s lives by the gifts we each bring to the co-creation shared.

These beauties reminded me of times long ago, the places in my dreams that trigger memories of home, visions in my imagination, the muses for my paintings, the way my heart feels, but more simply….that enchantment is an experience of heightened awareness, tuned in to its presence that is reflected from within us.

When you surrender to the captivation of life, you live a charmed life. And not only do you experience life as enchanted, but enchanting things show up as an extension of your created reality.

I see the magickal and enchanted because I believe in it, I create it, I live it, and I’m still awake in that old childhood dreamtime.

Enchantment is a fragrant friend that tickles your senses and leaves you intoxicated by life.

“We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us, but life is full of common enchantment waiting for our alchemists eyes to notice.” ~Jacob Nordby

The simplest of things can be the sweetest reminders and the greatest of divinely timed inspirations. And it is eternally present awaiting YOUR engaged presence.

“So, I said, when does the enchantment start? We were sitting side by side, facing the mountains. “It started when the earth was born.” Her eyes were closed. Her face was golden in the setting sun. “It never stops. It is, always. It’s just here.” ~Jerry Spinelli

But don’t just take my word for it….experience it for yourself. Start imagining life as you would like to experience it, start living as if it is already your experience, and be more mindful of each moment that is reflected to you. I may just be crazy, but I sure am creating a joyful reality. 😉

“When someone from Faerie ever tells you something, you can see it – you can feel it – you believe it. For the true value of enchantment and its glamour, is in the imparting of a truth – by truth’s own persuasion it makes itself real.” ~Gabriel Brunsdon

Enchantment by Valerie Dohren:

Enchantment steals my weary heart
When`er I see the golden dawn
Which so does set my soul aflame
That I should never be forlorn

To see the beauty in a smile
To feel such magic all around
Delights me with the sweetest joy
In every sight, in every sound

Enchantment plays upon the soul
To captivate, such charms convey
All heavens wonders that we see
Around us through each passing day

Enchantment be the stars that shine
Enchantment is the glowing moon
Enchantment in the twisting vine
Enchantment through the sun at noon

Enchantment be the rambling brook
Enchantment is the rolling sea
Enchantment in the eyes that look
Enchantment through the eyes that see

 

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