Behind the creating of the cards

Posted by Catherine Jones on

Behind the creating of the cards

The launch of Co-Creating Magic is a celebration on so many levels. For me, personally, one of the greatest joys of being alive is co-creating with Nature – or the “Divine Intelligence” that flows through Nature.

Let me begin by stating that I am not a professional photographer. I have never taken a photography class, and to be truly honest, I don't know the first thing about many of the functions on my camera.

When I finally picked up a camera several years ago, it was because I wanted to capture my unique experiences with Nature and create a visual memory of what was inspiring me. I began each adventure by doing two essential things: first, I would deliberately connect to the sacred aspects of Nature; and second, I would ask the question, “What magic are we creating today?” This opened up an entirely new world for me. Some days I had twenty pictures of magic, and some days I was blessed if I captured one. But the pictures weren't really the point; they were a bonus. The real gem was in the 'experience' and the realization that for the first time in my life, I was being totally present. I now understand it is through practicing the art of Presence, that the veils lift - and the realms of alchemy and enchantment reveal themselves.

Allowing my senses and awareness to guide me, I discovered this process I call “Intuitive Photography”. More often than not, by following this guidance, I stumble upon something magical, like a blue heron standing serenely in the creek. It is important for me to convey that I do not stage my photos in any way. Many people ask questions like “Did you put the eyes on the tree to create Childlike Mind?”, or, “Did you hang the golden angel by the creek in Bright Future?”, and my reply is always “No”. For just about twenty years now, ever since reading Machaelle Small Wright's book Behaving as if the God in All Life Mattered, I have been co-creating with Nature. The magic is the 'process' that is unfolding... continually guiding me and shaping my reality. I sincerely believe, anything that can help us transcend the mundane and move into a direct experience of the sublime – is magical.

My company, Co-Creating Magic, is fueled by my desire to honor our sacred planet and to bring her captivating beauty, wisdom and delight into the hearts of people all over the world. All of the photography and the creation of the products are mine. However, to bring even more depth to the images, I have carefully selected quotes and borrowed the enlightened words from many of the wisdom keepers throughout history. All such quotes come from the public domain.

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