A – Abracadabra

ad01Abracadabra – When I was little, I used to help my father, an amateur magician, with magic tricks. It was fun and thrilling going to shows with him, being his assistant, and pretending to be surprised at all the magic.

Now as an adult, I find that the trick is to see the magic all around me. I have discovered that I am more awed by life itself than by any magic trick.  It sometimes even seems that our very life force uses sleight-of-hand and distraction to create illusions. Life transcends logic and thought – it is pure wonder and real magic.

A.DSCN4301f[1]To me, magic is in the power of our strength, our wisdom, and our tenderness. It is in our ability to build complex structures, tiny intricate computers, and also save a kitten from a burning building. It is in the depth of our feelings – compassion, grief, and love. It is in the variety of life that flourishes on this planet, and the life force that shines and radiates from every living being. It is in the way everything meshes, weaves, interplays, synchronizes, and breathes.

A.file2981255110294[1]The magic is the entire universe, everything around us, and what all our senses receive. It is in a flower, a blade of grass, and a pebble.  It is in the ocean breeze, a painting, and a crying violin.  It is in our laughter, our breath, and our gut-wrenching sobs.

And the even greater magic is in the endless, imponderable, unknowable depth within ourselves.

A.IMG_0031[1]The true magic is in existence, beingness, and consciousness.

Life itself is magic – and the ultimate illusion is that this is all there is.

Abracadabra – may you find magic in all your moments.

Copyright © 2014 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.



About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA grew up in New York and moved to California while in her twenties. A certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master practitioner, and EFT (tapping) practitioner, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she spent many years working in the medical field and in various offices in an administrative capacity. She is also an accomplished musician and plays the piano at various senior facilities, where her music touches those who need it the most. After retiring in 2013, Lynn discovered a passion for writing, and she has become a successful author with ten books published. Two of her books are powerful memoirs, and eight are uplifting and fun children’s animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, seeing the best in those around you, and helping others. Lynn believes that the best thing we can do in this world is to help each other. She hopes that through her writing, she can help encourage people to show more kindness and compassion to everyone around them. She asks everyone to be kind to each other as we all share this journey through life together. Lynn currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two dogs. For more information - please check out her website at www.lynnmiclea.com - thank you!
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8 Responses to A – Abracadabra

  1. renatabu says:

    I just love the line, “Life itself is magic – and the ultimate illusion is that this is all there is.” You summed it up so perfectly.

  2. Sammy D. says:

    Yes, yes, yes – I have been struggling to describe what I think of magic. You nailed it! It is all around us and usually found in the tiniest, most unsuspecting moments. Great start to A to Z. I’ll see you tomorrow, and will be printing your A post to read again and again.

  3. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    Wonderful post Lynn! It just wakes us up to all that it beautiful and magic around us. Great message and fabulous reminder! And so wonderfully stated. Thanks!

  4. So well said Lynn. I’m glad I’m not the only one who sees the magic in our existence 🙂

  5. Ohhh love the last line best. And so cool that your dad was a magician!

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