A Magical Journey
I have been a Shaman and practicing spiritual healer for more than a couple of decades now, and my Path (or Journey) began a good many years earlier. For me, magic is as fundamental, as essential to my life as breathing. I hear people debate its existence, or discuss whether it is possible or not, and I marvel that there is ever a question. How can anyone live in the midst of the unfolding drama that we call life and doubt. Whether in nature with all of Her infinite grace, wild growth, utter magnificence and predatory savagery, or in the simple daily rhythms of human living, Magic and Miracles are what weaves together the fabric of what we experience as reality. Scientific evidence notwithstanding, there is ever so much More to what unfolds in this world.
I am not ever certain whether I have any right to call myself an artist in this particular digital medium, but whether or not that is the case, I simply love the work, and I am endlessly entranced by the process. I really believe that very often we end up doing something simply because we must. If tomorrow the entire world changed, and I no longer had access to a computer or other device to practice this arcane science, I would get over it, leave it behind with nothing more than passing sadness. But I am also certain that my life should be forever altered because of it.
As I have said, I take very many photos, but only a relatively few of them are of people actually. The ones that I do take are usually of my children and grandchildren. If for no other reason than documenting the growth, the evolution and the progress of my own family, I should continue to do so. However, only a small number of these family photos ever make it to my computer screen for digital alteration or embellishment. It is only when I discover a photo that captures what I consider to be the zeitgeist of a day or event, or that stirs me emotionally, that I will work with it. It is not in any way that I am playing favorites among my offspring and theirs (I believe them every one to be beautiful and quite unique), but there are those among them that draw the camera more than the others. And there are certain ones who the camera seems to almost form a bond with... This is me justifying the fact that my favorite human subject these days is my granddaughter Bug.
Also, it is where I take the most pictures. I have file after file of herbs, flowers, vegetables and the garden structures, containers and beds they live in.
When I am out in my own potager, though I may at times tire of the heat, the toil, the insects and the difficulties the caprices of nature can cause, I can not doubt that magic lives in the dark earth and green shoots of the garden. It is an ever unfolding adventure of the more esoteric kind. I choose to acknowledge the science behind the garden's processes, and at the same time pay homage to the fairy kingdoms and elementals that reside there. Life itself is Extra-ordinarily Magical.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this blog hop, and welcome to the new Stampington Publication Bella Grace. I have talked about my passion for many of the other Stampington Publications in a past post.
Life is indeed a beautiful adventure.
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