I have had a nagging feeling there was more to say about 2010 being a year of magic so I looked up the journal entry I wrote on the morning of New Year’s Day when I first posed the question:
So what about this fresh new year?
This is the year of Magic. The year in which old rules are broken and new possibilities are realized. A year in which I (you) learn to command energy and create transformation and inspiration follows fast on the heels of it.
This is a year in which dreams are realized, changes happen swiftly and beautifully and that which was once thought to be miraculous becomes commonplace.
This is an extraordinary year being born right now. A year in which empowerment is understood and wisdom prevails.
There is much that will take place in these first three months as the pieces move and a new design is created. The picture will change in a way that will awe and delight you.
I am already seeing evidence of magic manifesting in my life–the picture changes daily in ways that truly amaze me and boggle my mind. Life is good. Have you noticed?
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I’d love to hear your thoughts on magic or hear about how it is playing out in your life. Enjoy!
Time, energy, attention and money. These are the precious personal resources of our lives. Too often, I find mine have disappeared without me even noticing until they are gone.
I feel that the process of getting to know and accept oneself wholeheartedly is essential to understanding one’s values and value as an individual. We have all been exposed to the conditioning that says, “No one will ever love you if you are honest” and “It is selfish/wrong to think highly of yourself” and “Sensitivity is a weakness” and the unspoken but pervasive idea “Love is something that you have to earn”. Only by being honest with yourself is it possible to know what is true of you.
Here is what I have learned. The art of living well is based in having cultivated a loving relationship with oneself. This means learning to trust your heart and body and questioning the knee-jerk judgments of your mind and other people. It means coming out of auto-pilot-living and noticing the things that spark your energy and enthusiasm, lift your spirits, feel expansive and draw you forward. It means knowing what matters to you and investing your personal resources in ways that support your life and your values.
It all comes down to this: Roses don’t last forever. Smell them while they bloom. Life is precious. Spend it wisely. Love yourself. Love your life.