I was raised by a scientist. I learned to question the world around me and to think critically. And still I found magic in my world. A magic that connects me to the plants, animals, elements and the spirit world. Although I practiced witchcraft for many years, there was a nagging voice telling me that all I believed in was just hocus -pocus and the world was just a dry set of equations or could be explained by only a scientific theory. * Note here that some forms of scientific thought are still just theories until proven differently. I still question yet know after years of creating ritual and doing spell-work that magic is real. That my wishes have come true within the context of this life and still accepting biology and science. For me there is not a split in the perception of magic and science, more like a symbiotic union. It is still a miracle this life on earth to me. And the beauty of the plant and animal world still amazes me with a child-like abandon. And synchronicities still occur in my every day happenings which seem magical and suddenly, "as if by magic, the doors start to open".
One definition of magic is; "the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural focus." This sentence can give us time to ponder. The digital world seems very mysterious to me and influences my perceptions. Unfortunately, the bible condemns anything to do with the magical world, deeming it to be devil work and evil. This war on our inner child, on our rights as women and human beings to be in connection to the world around us is deadening. it is destructive and does not serve Life itself. By separating us from this deep resonance we become depressed, unhappy, addicted and manipulated by those who want to control our lives. The richness is lost and we lose an important part of ourselves. The magical one and our fully alive awareness to all the beings around us. Open the door and step into it. Be brave.