I’ve recently begun to realise more and more how the magic of God surrounds us every day and that there are messages to behold in the most obvious and unobvious of places. The messages are there for everyone; they are not given to a chosen few or those aligned to certain religious beliefs and you do not have to be special or gifted.
I’ve accepted that the magic of God can be seen by everyone, from the very young to the very old, men and women, black or white, ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
What if we have simply forgotten about what it is we are seeing and thus what it is that is being communicated to us?
It seems our life takes on a ‘life’ of its own and we get so caught up in doing things, being distracted, stimulated, busy, rushing around, reacting to the devastation and destruction in the world, getting sick and emotional, feeling overwhelmed and being exhausted… that maybe, just maybe, we miss all of the things God is sharing with us.
Our family has begun to share the magic of God every day. One of these times is when we all come together at the end of a day to share the evening meal. This time of the day gives us an opportunity to talk about our day and express all that we have seen and felt within it.
The sharing of our days gives us all an opportunity to hear and feel the magic of God everywhere, whether it be in our own bodies, with nature, or in a traffic jam or in the bustle of the city in which we live.
Here are some examples of the magic of God experienced by family members in a day:
- Walking the dog around the block I noticed a bright yellow daisy bursting up and out of a crack in the concrete. What I considered in that moment was that I may have to overcome obstacles (which was very relevant to me personally that day) and that I can overcome them and still be myself, shining as bright as the sun. And that, no matter what, I don’t need to hold myself back.
- While stopped at traffic lights a white feather floated past the windscreen. The feather reminded me of who I truly am and where I am from. What I felt is that we are angelic beings here to be light and loving to ourselves, and with everyone around us.
- I opened a kitchen cupboard and reached for a coffee mug. It fell out and broke on the kitchen bench. I realised in that moment that I did not know what I was doing and that I had gone into automatic pilot and was in the motion of getting things done and wanting to rush. This brought me to a stop and I was then able to reconnect to myself and to my body as I made a cup of tea with more conscious awareness.
- During a lunch break while going for a walk, I was stopped by a bee working away as it went from one flower to the next. What I could feel in this moment was how bees are always busy and totally committed to every flower they stop at, or whatever other activity they are doing. They never sell themselves short, give up or are half hearted about the task at hand. A bee gives one hundred percent commitment and attention to detail to everything it does, and in this, I was reminded of the commitment I can make every day to myself and to work.
- On getting up off the couch I walked straight into the corner of the kitchen table, bumping my hip. This made me stop and consider where I was in that moment and to consider whether I was holding onto any ideals and beliefs that I could let go of.
- On driving to work I followed a number plate that said SOG 709. The acronym made me think of ‘Son of God’ and, in this, I was also reminded of the fact that God is Nature, and that numbers are found in Nature everywhere, making me appreciate the fact that everything is by design.
- I was sitting down to eat some dinner. I enjoyed my meal and went back for a second helping. As I dished out the food, it spilt onto the table, completely missing my plate. The spilt food made me stop and realise I had actually eaten enough and did not need to overdo it or overeat by going back for more.
- On carrying my grocery shopping from the supermarket to the car, a beautiful butterfly with yellow and orange markings flew alongside me. I stopped to appreciate that there is joy in everything I do and even the weekly shopping can be playful, reminding me that I don’t need to take the chores in life too seriously.
By Sally Scott, Melbourne, Australia