Thursday, December 18, 2014
Creativity ~ Part VIII: Magic
Creativity: An 8-Part Series
By Kristy McCaffrey
Part I ~ Imagination
Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness
Part III ~ Shape-Shifting
Part IV ~ Forbearance
Part V ~ Maiden/Mother/Crone
Part VI ~ The Virgin and the Sacred Prostitute
Part VII ~ Synchronicity
Magic is the art of reaching into a deeper reality and bringing gifts from it into the ordinary realm.
We have the power to remake our world—not just in a small and intimate sense, but the world-at-large as well. But it's up to us to take our passion and direct it into creative projects. When writing a story and becoming completely immersed in the project, the very laws of time and space are changed. That is the power of creation, the power of each human being to hone something from nothing. It's magic.
What's your calling? Whatever it is, everything that isn't a part of it must fall away. To fulfill one's life work, there must be focus and follow-through in creating an environment for it to thrive. Everything must be aligned around this foundation—100% devotion is required; half measures won't work. As the inner life becomes more complex, the outer life becomes simpler.
"...our job is to make choices that create the right conditions for [our calling] to flourish. The Gift is indestructible. It is a seed. We are not required to be God. We are not required to create the seed. Only to plant it wisely and well." ~ Stephen Cope
Magic is any mysterious power that produces extraordinary results. Each one of us possesses that power. How will you add magic to the world?
"...we each...have feminine spiritual superpowers, such as touching, knowing, feeling, relating, expressing our true voice(s), visioning, healing..." ~ Sera Beak
Beak, Sera. Red Hot & Holy: A Heretic's Love Story. Sounds True, Inc., 2013.
Beck, Martha. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life you Want. Free Press, 2012.
Cope, Stephen. The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling. Bantam Books, 2012.
Moss, Robert. The Three "Only" Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence & Imagination. New World Library, 2007.
Thank you for traversing the wilds of creativity with me these past four months. I hope something here ignited a spark for you—of knowing, of inspiration, of simply having a way to express a longing that won't let you go.
Now, go forth and perform your work. The world needs it, and only you can do it.