You may be forgetting about the existence of telepathy, and that thoughts, emotions, and beliefs travel through space and time - they leave the body. There is indeed magic going on. Matter you’ll recall isn’t truly solid at all, as physics teaches us. Just the same elementary particles arranged in a slightly different manner than those of our own body. Also if you are familiar with the double slit experiment in quantum mechanics you would find it very interesting to see how consciousness affects matter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc
Imagination and emotion create invisible electromagnetic (and other) forms of incipient creation, composed of sound and light that, upon gaining enough energy (for lack of a better term) manifest as either matter in space or an event in time.
I can see how the dependence upon physical processes can lead to confusion, except you must remember that all of reality is created in the manner I detailed above. You are thinking too much about the “how”, but the how is the realm of the inner self, not the ego. And its resources far surpass what you can consciously imagine. You are in constant contact with all the consciousness that is behind all of those processes, and any physical barriers are essentially illusions, because that is not the origin of anything.
So the answer to that is, “Yes… and? So what.” If you desire and imagine and pour mental energy into the manifestation of something it will manifest. The how and form may not be as you expect, and in fact if there’s a particular way of it coming about that you specifically find hard to believe, then that might be an opportunity to change that belief. The result could also come about in a different manner however.
When someone asked Seth in an ESP class that if they believe with all of their deepest being that if they go up the mountain they will meet a girl with purple hair and she will be their soulmate, Seth said essentially if you truly believe that say, brown or blonde hair isn’t more likely, or more reasonable, or more practical, and if you truly believe that a different mountain, or region, isn’t equally or more likely a place to meet, and so forth, then go with my blessing. I think true belief can just about move mountains.
(Dammit! This post should have gone through last night but I guess the hotel internet failed. I’d like to write giving you some more concrete / physical related answers but don’t have time at the moment.)