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Exploring Mystical Experiences in a Muggle World

In J.K. Rowling's enchanting Harry Potter series, the term "Muggle" is used to describe non-magical people. This concept, while fictional, brings forth an interesting dichotomy in our real world: the contrast between those who perceive magic in the everyday and those who do not. I recently found myself at the heart of this divide, seated at the dinner table with my husband and 94-year-old father-in-law.

The Dinner Table Debate: Magic or Muggle?

As shamanic healers, my husband and I often engage in discussions about magic and the unseen forces at play in our universe. To us, magic is not just a fantasy; it's an integral part of our existence. However, when my father-in-law inquired about our use of the term 'magic,' we realized the depth of the divide between our mystical perspective and his more conventional viewpoint.

Defining Magic in a Modern World

My husband responded to his father's query by saying, "either everything in life is magic, or nothing is." This profound statement highlights a fundamental difference in how people perceive the world. While some, like us, see magic in the inherent mystery and wonder of life, others require tangible proof to acknowledge something's significance.

The Importance of the Unseen

I contributed to the conversation, explaining that to me, "magic encompasses the things we can't see or sense with our ordinary senses." This perspective often meets resistance, as it did with my father-in-law, who countered with, "well if you can't see it, it doesn't matter." This sentiment is common, yet for those of us attuned to the unseen, it can be a source of frustration. We understand that the unseen is not only important but often holds the key to unlocking deeper truths about our existence.

The Keystone Force of Reality

The unseen is the keystone force that animates the world and births our physical reality. It's the 'secret sauce' that allows us to step into a deeper understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. When we dismiss the unseen as irrelevant, we limit our ability to perceive the full spectrum of our reality.

Finding Clarity and Wisdom in the Unseen

The unseen realms offer clarity on deeper meanings and connect us with a universal wisdom that often goes unnoticed in a world preoccupied with the tangible. This wisdom falls on deaf ears if we view the world as merely ordinary. Recognizing the magic in the unseen allows us to break free from the shackles of conventional perception and open ourselves to a richer, more profound understanding of life.

Conclusion: Embracing the Magic Within and Without

Our dinner table conversation revealed a significant contrast in perspectives. It served as a reminder that while not everyone may understand or appreciate the concept of magic in the same way, there is immense value in exploring and acknowledging the unseen aspects of our world. As we navigate our lives, let us remain open to the magic that exists both within us and around us. For it is in this openness that we find the true enchantment of existence, far beyond the confines of a Muggle's reality.

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