Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tip#1006: Believe in Magic, Part 3 - Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

There are three areas of my daily life where the feeling of magic is always tangible. One is in delicious, heavenly foods that send my taste buds soaring, next is the wonder I feel in the cinema and third is the synchronicity of meeting like-minded people exactly when I really need them!

Recently there have been flourish of all three! I attended to a friend’s business open house and discovered it was celebrating the building’s other businesses in the medical and wellness fields. The homemade food was absolutely fantastic and so beautiful to look at!

I entered a door prize for one of the businesses and later won a one hour Rhythmical Massage Therapy with Elias Abdel-Ahad. It was one of the most powerful healing experiences I’ve ever had and I also bonded with Elias because he is also a big movie fan! More details in an upcoming blog on insights I received on blocked energies that related to blocked areas in my health, relationships and career.

Around the same time a client of mine recommended I connect with Sherry Bennett, Founder and Pain Management Director of Bayview Concierge. She then introduced me to Ingrid Taheri, Artistic & Executive Director of the annual High Notes Gala that helps increase awareness and resources for depression and mental illness through music and performances. We had an amazing lunch meeting The Bayview Golf & Country Club where I discovered the best sweet potato fries ever! They were so deliciously hot, crispy and fluffy inside! I definitely had a foodgasm!

Recently I found a Paleo Toronto diet/lifestyle group on Facebook and went to their Fall-themed Paleo Potluck hosted by Nattha Ploy and met some wonderful people who I learned more details about this healing diet. Not only did I finally find a local community important to improving my physical and mental health I also tasted some exquisitely delicious food! And this was the day right after I saw an opening day screening of a film that exemplified the magic of meeting like-minded people, eating delicious foods and the magic of cinema!


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

The fantasy film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, is about wizard and writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) who sets out to find his magical creatures that have escaped in 1920’s New York City. This five part movie series takes place in the Harry Potter universe and features wondrous creatures, amazing visual effects and action scenes in a beautifully recreated period piece! See: movie trailer

Despite the film’s dark tone and slow pace there are many memorable scenes like seeing Scamander’s collection of highly imaginative creatures. One of my favourite scenes shows wizard Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) magically make a strudel for Scamander, her sister Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) an aspiring baker. Queenie is so alluring in this scene and the creation of the strudel is mouth-watering to behold! The look of wonder and joy on Jacob’s face smelling and tasting this strudel was a delight to witness!

See: Strudel scene

At the core of this film are the relationships and how they synchronistically find each other and help one another unexpectedly. Seeing them achieve each of their goals is a reminder that this kind of magic happens in real life too. You just need to be open to chance encounters, events and opportunities that present themselves to you.

There are reminders of magic appearing every day in your life so stay open to the joyful feelings they will bring. It could be in the delicious foods you taste or the positive emotional energy you feel from new people you meet. And one place that is guaranteed to make you feel there is magic in the world is in the eternal joy of cinema!

Related Tips on Magic:
Tip#869: Believe in Magic, Part 1 - Edge of the Garden
Tip#876: Believe in Magic, Part 2 - She’s Funny That Way 
Tip#1006: Believe in Magic, Part 3 - Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 
Tip#581: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 1 – The Artist  
Tip#959: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 2 - Micmacs
Tip#987: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 3 - Café Society
Tip#988: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 4 - TIFF 2016
Tip#1001: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 5 - Amadeus Live at The Sony Centre 

Related Tips on Synchronity:
Tip#13: Believe In Synchronicity, Pt.1 - 4 Movie Tips
Tip#554: Believe in Synchronicity, Pt.2 – Jeff, Who Lives at Home – Touch TV Series
Tip#639: Believe in Synchronicity, Pt. 3 – Grand Canyon
Tip#800: Believe In Synchronicity, Pt.4 - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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