A Sample of I Believe in Magic Using David Whyte’s poem “The Journey”


What is this ‘magic’ I believe in and invite you to explore and celebrate in your life?

This *magic* is the essence of all that lights your heart, in your daily life, as you move through each space, noticing what is asking to be acknowledged and celebrated.

This *magic* is sometimes light, sometimes dark – often a combination of the two. Sometimes bold and colorful, sometimes quiet and barely perceptible.

It’s order and chaos and everything in between.

Sometimes you feel this *magic* when you arrange external variables to capture the essence of what you’d like to share.

Sometimes you feel this *magic* as you look at the variables present in your space and allow that energy, as it is, to infuse your creative expressions.

*Magic* invites you to understand and appreciate the beauty in *everything*, which brings peace, possibility and fullness of connection into each moment – which then often unfolds to what might be labeled sublime, serendipitous, surreal (magical). Right in daily life.

You might not think it to be possible, but then you find your self experiencing it.


The Journey by David Whyte

Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again

Painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.


Sometimes everything
has to be
inscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that

first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.


Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out

someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life.

You are not leaving.
Even as the light fades quickly now,
you are arriving.

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this is my new favorite – moon at dusk through the treetops

Here is David Whyte explaining, and reading, this poem:

Dear Reader: As you consider the energy of this message and the photos, what arises within?  May you share an experience from your life where you felt the heaviness of an ‘ending’ evolve into the joy of a *beginning*? (when you share, you inspire – please share your experience in the comment section)

In the I Believe in Magic photo journey, we feel into the energy of that day’s poem, then share our expression in photo and word in the class forum. We share as many photos as we wish for each prompt.

We also take the time to look at, and comment on, the photos and words shared by the other participants in the class. Genuine heart connection is experienced through sharing our creative expressions – refreshing and inspiring.

In each class prompt, I use photos that have been shared from students participating in the class. In today’s sample, I am using photos from my personal collection.

My intention today is to give you a feel for the energy of the class – you have probably seen the title and not known what it meant.

The next session begins February 14th (intentionally – a perfect day to begin the exploration of heart energy).  

The theme of this session is: an exploration of heart energies (such as joy, wonder, trust, love, gratitude). Each prompt will contain a poem from poets such as Mary Oliver and Maya Angelou to inspire us to center, celebrate and create.  (I use different poems each session, so if you have participated in a previous ‘poem session’ these poems are not the same.)

If you feel nudged to join in, registration is now open.

Much peace and abundant love,


You may also be interested in:

Connecting and Creating with Intention – a 30-day ecourse beginning February 26th.  An invitation to feel the fullness of connection available within a sacred container (in this case, the class forum) and to feel the potency of being supported as you set an intention and create in alignment with that intention. Coaching (by me) is included.

Personal Coaching Sessions  to support you in creating something new by drawing in specific energy; releasing specific energy to either unravel an inner knot/ remove a block; manifest; experience fullness of connection and ease of creative expression.

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