On Magic and Miracles


“If spider is your power animal: You have a knack for writing, with the ability to weave words together in new and creative ways, often affecting others profoundly with their magic. It’s time to write creatively without limits of tradition or habit, allowing yourself to be inspired by Nature.” ~ Steven D. Farmer

When I walked the dogs out onto the side porch this morning, they pushed against my legs and refused to leave my side.  A heavy blanket of grey obscured the familiar trees and path which led into the yard.  As we moved forward together, a threesome with ten legs, they lost their fear and disappeared into the fog.  As they moved farther away from me, obscured by the haze, the envelope of grey wrapped itself around me.  I was alone but somehow felt comforted by unseen hands.  The air felt thick and mystical.  Perhaps it was my imagination that allowed me to hear fairies whispering words of encouragement to each other as they danced across the lawn and through the trees.  The dogs broke my reverie as they raced past me, back to the porch, eager to return inside.

Barely more than an hour had passed when I ventured outside for the second time.  I was unprepared for the visceral reaction of my body as every hair stood at attention.  An ordinary moment had become extraordinary.  It seemed that the blanket of fog had cloaked the magic that was being created beneath it.  The curtain had been pulled back to reveal thousands of glittering threads, a multitude of intricate webs composed of fascinating geometric patterns.  Everything was part of the design.  I walked within a showcase of masterpieces which stretched from trees to bushes and covered multiple small sections of grass.  My soul recognized it as a gift.  A message for me created by hundreds of baby spiders, young maestros who had worked in tandem to create the miraculous symphony which now lay before me.

It was a miracle and it is a part of me now.  I have been transformed.

“This is an opportunity to access your deepest wisdom and assimilate it so that it becomes a part of your daily living.  Rather than staying stuck in this apparent impasse, open your mind to the infinite number of possibilities that are before you, and make a choice.  Don’t limit yourself to the mundane world, but instead be willing to explore other dimensions and realities.” 

~ Steven D. Farmer (on the metaphysical significance of spiders)

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~ until our paths bring us together again ~



2 thoughts on “On Magic and Miracles

  1. How beautiful! Both your experience and your expression of it. And the photos are awesome! Thanks for sharing in the thoughtful way that only you can. 🙂

  2. I’ve been enjoying, and admiring, the spiders webs in our garden just lately especially when they have been illuminated with drops of rain.

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