Magic is the belief that the world contains a means by which the sickness of separation can be healed. This can run the gamut from aspirin to chemotherapy to yoga. But since the world is not real, its components are not real either, and giving them real effects makes them magical. Thus, magic is a form of defying what is natural and true. It is a form of wishful thinking. The mind that wants to heal via the world’s methods remains deluded. It wants to use the separation to undo the separation. The point is not to refuse help in the world, but rather to gently remember the underlying premise that the world is not real. Then what happens in it – a headache, relief from a headache through aspirin, et cetera – are no longer stressful. They have no meaning. When a magician makes a card disappear do you panic? You know it’s play; you know it’s not real. This is the attitude the miracle worker takes towards the world.