Thursday, May 26, 2011

Experiencing the Mysterious

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. They to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed.--Albert Einstein
For many of us, the word magic conjures up an image of illusion, such as the magic used by the great magicians. However, rather than true magicians, they are actually just masters at illusion. True magic is the magic that comes from Mother Nature. Think about how you feel when you go to the beach...

...or on a walk through woods...

...or when you dive into a cool mountain lake....

...or when you experience the vibrant colors of the dawn...

...or the beauty of  the sunset...

 ...and find yourself relaxed and at peace with all, you are experiencing the best kind of magic for Nature and all of her mysteries surround us daily...from the birds chirping overhead to the trees blowing in the wind. We are surrounded by the mysterious, the magic of Mother Nature.

And today,  let us all take a moment to join me in the following Interfaith prayer for those who have been in the path of destruction these past several days, 

Father/Mother Creator,

Please comfort all those who have been affected in the tornado belt and their friends and families who live elsewhere. Please let them be strong, and bring their communities together in love, in prayer, and help them care well for each other. Let the healing begin.  Amen.
and light a candle at:


  1. Let's hope that future tornados will not do similar damage to those poor people.

  2. I am always amazed that something I hold so precious (nature) mainly because of its vast beauty can also be so deadly. Even in its wrath sometimes I can see it. So many have been touched as of late by such power. My thoughts go out to them that they find the peace they seek.