The main magician in my garden is me; you're the magician in your garden.
What is magic? Magic is affecting the physical universe by one's belief or action. We decide that something will be so, and it is. Creation by belief does happen just that simply-only we usually don't know we're doing it. Whatever we deeply believe usually is, but we prefer to also believe that we're the victim of of circumstance rather than the creator of reality. So we pretend we can't create by belief.
The difficulty with magic is that to make it work by conscious intention we first have to overcome our disbelief in our own abilities. Magicians must not have any doubt whatsoever that their decision or intention will happen. None. So how do we overcome doubt? The usual way is by casting a spell. We decide that, once we've gone through some elaborate ritual or have obtained some magical object, the ritual or the object does the magic, not us. Underlying the ritual, however, is the certainty of the person. This is the real force at work. What you really believe, is. “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades” by Steve Solomon, p112 .
Today was a big day y’all. I’ve dreamed of it for a long time. The day I would see one of my photos in Rolling Stone! I’m especially excited because @mandolin_orange is one of my all time favorite bands and I’m just honored to be creating with them 🧡 Who else is excited for their album release on February 1st?! Listen to their new single “The Wolves” our now 🐺
someone challenged me yesterday in the midst of an early morning conversation: how do you hold onto a feeling that a specific place gave you? or rather, how could you recreate it once you’re back from where you were? guess i was looking for answers in my album of pictures from that place... almost forgot how beautiful this photo was. (and i don’t mean to sound negative, truly it’s not! it was more so me reflecting on how much alone time i got to have in those weeks to reflect and pray and talk.. to Him, to strangers outside of cathedrals.. you name it. life just keeps moving so fast sometimes.)
#tbt a uno de los proyectos más emocionantes del 2018! Espero que este año esté más lleno de ver mis ilustraciones en productos y llegar a más personas.
Yo aún tengo los 6 de mi colección y casi ni los uso porque no quiero que se acaben nunca jajaja pero los tonos están maravillosos ¿Ustedes cuál tienen?
📷 : @paipaimx
day 17 of #songaday "Free Food"
a collaboration with a copy machine at work
and should have mentioned this before! these are all submissions for www.songadayforamonth.com highly encourage everyone to check it out and listen to some spectacular tunes.
very proud I've gotten this far and only missed 2 days.
#tbt to the first time David Amram met Lena. The year was 1971 and he was far from being considered a folk singer. He was a well-established composer, writing operas and orchestras all around. But Lena liked what David was doing and insisted that he come and play a show. She told him that if he could compose symphonies, he could get on stage and perform for the Caffe. Despite his protest, David did just that. He stumbled and fumbled through his first show, but Lena loved it and encouraged him to keep performing. Without Lena's support, David would have never gone in that direction.
Amram's music has been performed in concert halls, theaters, and performing arts centers. But to him, it's the small places that are truly beautiful. Small places like Caffe Lena enable musicians to have a place to play where people are listening. If Amram hadn't played at Lena's he would have had no grasp of how important this type of environment is for creation. In his own words, "Lena's was a blueprint for how to continue to have great music. Lena took that simple place of hers and made it into a little temple of art. She set a standard for allowing beautiful things to happen, for fostering creativity, and for showing everyone who crossed her path that we could all be responsible for trying to do something along those same lines in our own way. You can do something important in a very small and humble circumstance and create something that will help to change the world." This true Renaissance Man will return to Caffe Lena on February 1st to share all that he has soaked up through his long and fruitful career as a musician. We're so excited to welcome him back