Thursday, October 15, 2015
Last night, my 9 year old came to me and said, "Mom, is the Pumpkin Elf real?"
I did my best to look shocked.
"Yes, of course."
She stared at me in that way kids have when they appear to be looking into your soul.
I blinked and smiled.
"Well," she said. "I don't think he's real. I don't believe in magic anymore."
Twist the knife in my heart a little more why don't you? Being a parent is wonderful and fulfilling and blah, blah, blah but it's also heartbreaking watching your children grow up, to witness them letting go of everything that makes them a child of wonder and to be powerless to stop it. Because, really, I can't stop it. I'm grateful that she's growing up. Still, it breaks me a little inside to think of her saying those words, "I don't believe in magic anymore."
I want my children to believe in magic - -ALWAYS.
I want them to see the magic in a tiny acorn that will miraculously grow into an oak tree.
To feel the powerful message in a rainbow after a scary storm.
To understand the magic that makes pressure and stress turn a piece of coal into a dazzling diamond and to believe that this can happen to them too.
To believe in the magical immortality of our soul.
In the magical help and support of our guides and angels.
To believe in the magic of their own imagination.
The eternity of their soul.
I don't want my kids to believe in Harry Potter and eye-of-newt magic necessarily, but I do want them to believe in the magic that is all around us and inside us.
Last weekend, we passed a homeless man and his dog begging and my daughter asked me to turn around and give that man and his dog money. That is magical. We were on our way to a day of shopping and she thought of this poor man and his dog.
This morning getting ready for school, my girls were fighting -- as usual -- and one of them said, "Guys, chill out. It's almost Friday."
And they did.
How magical is that??
I want them to see that magic is inside of them and if they can just believe in that -- even for a moment each day -- they will be miracle workers, magicians if you will.
The Pumpkin Elf, The Christmas Elf, Santa, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy -- yes they are all fake. But I like to think that when we parents act for these imaginary beings that we are breathing life into this idea of magic, of hope and possibility.
I still believe in magic. I believe it's in me and you and all of us. I believe it's what connects us all and makes life worth living. Shel Silverstein in his lovely poem below says we have to make our own magic. When I first read this poem as a little girl, it made me sad. I wanted magic to be what I thought it was when I was young - glittering, instant, sparkling and easy. But as I've grown up, I think he's got a point. We have to make our own magic and we have to recognize it in others too.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
In order to succeed at work, we need confidence, a passion for what we do and the ability to work well with others. The following includes a description of four crystals that will help you excel at work with joy and enthusiasm.
Citrine increases your ability to attract success and invites more joy into your life. It helps you remember your true purpose. It’s a highly motivational stone that increases energy and creativity. The great thing about Citrine is that it helps you attract money and success hold on to it.
It increases movtivation and gives you the energy needed to do your job well. If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps about your job, put a piece of garnet on your desk. It will regenerate your energy and revitalize your purpose.
Green Aventurine helps us to take good risks, make positive choices and feel luckier and more positive about our life.
Any cluster quartz will work. A clear quartz cluster helps people work together with energy and drive while a rose quartz cluster helps people come together in harmony and joy. A smokey quartz cluster would work if you have a negative person in your group of co-workers as this dark grey stone absorbs negativity from others. The clusters of the quartz all grouped together help to encourage everyone in the office working together. Keep one on your desk and in the conference room.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
|Being Different Just May Be Your Greatest Strength|
|Let Go of Fear and You Will Fly Free|
|Inside God's Creations are beautiful treasures waiting to be discovered. What will you discover inside of you?|
|Thank you for saying YES to God Mary!|
|Your Are Not a Drop in the Ocean; You Are the Entire Ocean in a Drop -- Rumi|
|My FAVORITE poem -- click here to read it|
|She Who Leaves a Trail of Glitter is Never Forgotten|
|Cause Baby You're a Firework! - Katy Perry|
|He Will Cover You With His Feathers and Under His Wings You Will Find Refuge; |
His Faithfulness Will Be Your Shield - Psalm 91:4
|May You Always Be Surrounded By Great Friends|
|Owl Always Love You - -To the Moon and Back Forever and Ever|
|I believe in Christ like I believe in the Sun -- Not because I can see it, |
but because by it I can see everything else -- C.S Lewis
|To Paris With Love|
|Fear Not for I am with you. I will strengthen you; I will help you. |
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand -- Isaiah 41:10
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Because she's an actress, her book teaches the reader how to act as if the dream has already happened. Her affirmations are a tad different from most. Rather than, for example, affirming "The right love enters my life right now," she says to add the feeling you'll have when the dream happens. So she suggests affirming, "I feel so happy that the right love enters my life right now." And "I am so relieved that I have paid off all my bills so easily." Or "I feel thrilled that I am now working my own hours and helping people by doing what I love." She's a proponent of the "feel it real" law of attraction secret. You have to be emotionally connected to what you're trying to manifest.
Grace is an advocate of first getting to know yourself before you can know what you want to manifest in your life. Her book encourages journaling, meditation and something she calls future self-writing where you write letters to your future self.
She encourages people to ask three questions with their manifesting goals -- WHAT, HOW and WHEN. What is your goal? How will you accomplish it? When will you achieve it?
She also writes about how we need to overcome fear, try new things and ask for help in order to achieve our wildest dreams. She shares a lot of her own stories -- about how she went from divorced mom to in-love and from out-of-work actress to metaphysical teacher and speaker.
While there is nothing new in this book that students of manifesting can learn, her approach is different and fun. It's easy to think about our life in terms of a movie and it's fun to spend time script writing the way we want our life to go. She ends her book by reminding us "you are powerful beyond all measure. This is your life; this is your movie. You get to decide how it ends."
That's a great reminder for us all.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
In almost all my readings this month, I've come across people who are feeling a bit lost, disconnected and sad. If you've watched the news, you'll see that so many people are feeling angry and powerless. We've had bizarre and tragic accounts in the news -- the Navy Yard Shooting, the mother who drove through the barriers in DC and was killed, the man who drove to a court house in Virginia and just began randomly shooting. The government's inability to get along at all is very frustrating, and I think many of us are feeling as though our parents (i.e the Republicans and Democrats) are divorcing. I am praying for a resolution to this government shutdown, and I am visualizing pink and gold light around our planet -- pink for love and gold for protection. Still, we're facing a lunar eclipse on the 18th and Mercury Retrograde on October 21st. The energy is shifting as I'm sure many of you lightworkers are well aware. To help us keep our energy upbeat and positive through this change, I've compiled a list of the best crystals to bring joy and happiness into your life.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Rose Quartz invites love into your life. It opens your heart to receive love and gently reminds you that you are worthy of love. Wear this stone or keep it by your bedside to remind you that love is coming your way.
The beautiful green swirls in this stone help to usher away hurtful memories. Malachite works quickly and diligently to clear away painful heartache and make way for new love. Try sleeping with this stone on your heart chakra. Alternately, you can wear the stone as a pendant over your heart or you can sleep it with it under the pillow.
The lovely marbling of pinks and whites in this stone helps us to unite the different aspects of our personality so that we can learn to truly love ourselves. The only way to bring true, authentic love into your life is to love yourself first. Rhodocrosite helps you to appreciate yourself as it teaches that you are worthy of love, health and happiness
The pinks and blacks in this stone remind us that affairs of the heart are often painful. Rhodonite is the Stone of Forgiveness, and it will help you to let go of any pain from a past relationship with an attitude of love and forgiveness as it gently cleanses your aura of hurt, anger, regret and bitterness.
Known as the Stone of Love and Luck, carrying this stone with you will increase your confidence and your luck at attracting new love into your life. It’s also known as a Stone of Abundance, so keep one in your wallet to ensure new financial resources too!
This form of Obsidian is known to absorb depression, grief and negativity. Legends say that as the Apache women and children watched their men die in battle to save their land and way of life, they cried rivers of tears. These tears hardened into these Obsidian stones which we call Apache Tears. The legend says that whoever holds an Apache Tear will never grieve again. Carry this stone with you to help absorb any sadness you may be carrying in your heart.
This joyful, sunny stone is known as the Stone of Success. It will help make you feel more empowered, confident and sure of yourself. Carry this stone or wear it as jewelry to enhance your self-esteem, confidence and joy.