After examining the splendor of plants through a magnifying glass, English author and playwright Eden Phillpotts wrote in 1919, “The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” The scientific lens may aide our sense of sight, but there is a great deal more that is hidden from the human eye. It is our duty as humans on Earth School to explore the world outside of our five senses, because in doing so, we open ourselves to a world beyond our wildest dreams.
I am not referring to Disney Magic, a fantasy world where both children and adults escape to as Make-Believe Enthusiasts. I am also not referring to the world of performing artist and magician David Copperfield. And despite over twenty radio stations in America being named Magic FM, playing songs such as the 1984 hit “Magic" by The Cars, or Frank Sinatra’s version of the 1942 standard “That Old Black Magic,” I am not describing the illusive spell that lovers project on each other.
The word magic derives from an Old Persian word meaning ‘to be able.’ Most of us are able to use five of the senses we were gifted at birth. However, we rarely pay attention to a sixth sense that is much more beneficial in how we perceive the world.
Each one of us was born with intuition, but not all of us make use of it. Some of us block our intuition and rely only on what we can see or hear. Human knowledge and awareness is limited if we continue to neglect our higher consciousness. As Hamlet professed in Shakespeare’s play, 'There are more things in heaven and Earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.' Being intuitive means that you are open to non-linear knowledge that comes through gut feelings, ah-ha moments, knowings, sensing energy, and dreams.
And then there are empaths who have a different way of sensing the world. Empaths are highly sensitive individuals, who have a keen ability to sense what people around them are thinking and feeling. Intuitive empaths are a type of empath that may experience profound spiritual and intuitive experiences such as heightened intuition, telepathy, messages in dreams, animal and plant communication, or have premonitions about the future while awake or dreaming.
There are many ways to sharpen intuition so that our experiences are more 'magical' in that we are 'able' to sense and perceive on a deeper level. Some activities include - meditation, deep noticing using the five senses, writing down dreams, spending more time in nature with animals and plants, and engaging in creative activities such as drawing, writing, making music, or day dreaming.
Imagine when our wits do grow sharper, as Eden Phillpotts suggested. How patient the Universe has been as we awaken to its mysteries and all that is possible. No spider web will go unnoticed. No dream will be dismissed. And the interconnectedness of everything will be known.