Making the ordinary magical

I have a friend for whom everything she touches turns to gold. Not like King Midas - remember how everything he brushed up against, including his daughter in some versions of the tale, became solid gold and he could no longer use or interact with it? In fact, quite the opposite. My friend has this way of transforming the ordinary - plastics left on the beach, odd socks, stuffing from old pillows... into something truly magical. The ultimate modern-day alchemist!

Mostly she 'repurposes' plastic and waste she has found and turns it into something beautiful. And I mean really beautiful. The butterfly mobile in this picture is made from bubble wrap and, like many of her creations, was made to raise awareness of the plastics in the sea ('if we don't stop the plastic from getting into our waterways,' she says, 'plastic is all we are going to see in the sea').

Her creations are a lovely example of what I see as the 'higher dimensional' art that a lot of us are finding ourselves creating these days. It is so different from creating out of the space of the 'tortured artist' of old; it's like all we need to do is learn to 'follow the flow' and creating becomes effortless because we are co-creating entirely with the divine. It's awesome! At least this is my perception of what's going on.

We're exploring the exquisite, magical everyday gifts our souls are seeded to unfold - and busting some of the obstacles to bringing them into the 3D -  in our annual Soul Gifts Programme (our current, committed group of souls are on month two of the programme now, with the three-day Soul Gifts Retreat coming up in Glastonbury in March).

Find out more about the Soul Gifts Programme and download your free eBook here (three places still available on the individual programme this month). You can also join our dedicated Soul Gifts Tribe on Facebook here. You can get hold of a copy of the independent film Plastic Shores here - a powerful wake-up call on what's happening in our seas and oceans today.