Do You Believe In Magic ~ Repost

 

 

I have wanted to repost this post for awhile now, as I have seen in my stats that so many people are searching it out and reading it daily. It is a tough world out there…and we cannot let go of or forget that there is still Magic to be had…mystical things that light up life and guide us…things beyond what we see right before our eyes. It must be, for the alternative is bleak. So, keep that magic alive within you and in your world. And let it spread to light your life and the lives of others. Blessings!

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“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” ~ Ronald Dahl

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” ~ Laini Taylor

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ~ J.M. Barrie

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.” ~ Nora Roberts

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ~ Goethe

“That’s the thing about magic; you’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.” ~ Charles de Lint

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from the Desk of MarDrag:

Do you believe in Magic? Do you believe there is energy around us, pulsing and moving and creating? Do you believe in the Magic of Belief? Or the Magic of Love…or the Magic of the Heart and the Mind?

I think, that in this chaotic and sometimes distressing world, we can lose sight of the Magic that exists, that Magic we believed in and saw in the world around us, as a child. That Magic that we created our dreams with. A child sees with unclouded eyes, with innocence that what it sees is undoubtedly true and real, even in their imagination. That is how dreams are born and manifest. As we grow and experience more of the world, and its harshness, we lose so much of that innocence and ability to believe that there IS Magic all around us and that we can have it in our lives. If we just recognize it as we look at the Magic of Nature. Or listen to the Magic of Music. Or feel the Magic of falling in love.

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But, there is also the Magic of Will, of Belief, of the Heart and of the Glowing Light within us that helps us create the life that we so desire. Or Will a solution to a problem to manifest. Or have the conviction that something we desire will come to us. Or even just the Magic of a Smile, to lighten someone’s day.

Today, if even just for a moment, look around you and see if you can spot a bit of Magic and focus on that, draw it to you, feel the tingle of that something that is outside all practical thought. Just for a bit, open that part of yourself that dares to see past the severity of life to the enchantment and charm of possibilities when you tap into the Magic of Life. It is there. That glittering sense that there is so much more to what we see than what we see.

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Magic is everywhere…don’t forget to look. And when you look…Believe in what you see. And when you Believe…amazing things will happen.

Blessings!

 
“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” ~ Charles de Lint

Thought For The Day

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“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”  ~ Nora Roberts

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MarDrags’ Thoughts:

In this rushed and busy time we live in…not only have we forgotten to listen to and cultivate our intuition…but we forget that there is still Magic all around us.

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Some days it does not look or feel like it. But…if we take the time to look closely, and notice that someone smiled, or a flower blooms in the snow, or we close our eyes to listen to the strains of a melody that take us away for a moment…these are all Moments of Magic. And they are so important to the quality of our lives.

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So take a moment today…or several…and look around you, glimpse the Magic that happens that we forget to notice. Focus there…and bring that shining moment of Light and Possibility into your life. Remember what it feels like to Believe that something Magical can happen…at any moment…in surprising ways…that we least expect.

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Feel the fizzure of energy that bubbles up from a Magical moment and let it dash around you and make you smile. Wave your inner Magic Wand…and create your day to be  what you want it to be.

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You are the Magician of your life!

Blessings!

Friday Poetry ~ The Forest

 

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THE FOREST

Leaves wander restlessly

As they swirl

And fall to the ground

The trees speak

And groan as their boughs

Bend gently in the wind

While the sun dapples through the mist

Coaxing Faeries

From their mushroom huts

Wood nymphs scamper

Fireflies slumber

And Harmony dances

With all creatures

Magic glides through the foliage

Around and about

In sweeping circles

Touching the tip

Of all that lives

In this

The lush green Forest

A Horse, Of Course

 

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The Horse Gallops In With Renewed Passion in 2014

I went looking for meaning for the year 2014 and came upon the Chinese Zodiac, in which I found some great information. It seems we are coming out of 2013, The Year of the Snake…and many people can attest to how difficult the year was…like a Snake in the grass that pounced as soon as he saw us. However…the Zodiac wheel is turning and we are now to enter…The Year of the Horse. The Wooden Horse or Green Horse, to be specific.

I swept the internet for its meaning as I am not well informed about the Chinese Zodiac, and found some encouraging and wonderful messages. All the sites speak of the Horse as a symbol of nobility, elegance, and determination. The Horse is warm-hearted, intelligent, strong, and able. The Horse is also a symbol of travel, so it indicates speedy success.

Horse is also a strong fire sign, linked to the Sun. Horse is a trustworthy animal who breaks free and runs with Power, Freedom, and a Oneness with Nature. Horse also indicates an expanded sense of self. They say the Year of the Horse will be expansive and exuberant and that people will be more forgiving and cooperative. It is also going to be a year for travel, parties, and community events.

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All in all…according to the Chinese Zodiac…the Year of the Horse promises to be significantly better than last year. I just heard a collective sigh of relief! If we are to understand the messages…The Year of the Horse will be full with Passion, Exuberant Energy, Speedy Success, Freedom, Power, Travel, and Parties. Yes…it definitely sounds better than last year! So, take these “buzz words” into the New Year with you, carry them in your basket of wishes.

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Harness the Power and Magnificence of the Horse and gallop into your New Year with fresh energy, looking forward to a calmer year, one full of new hope and successes. Ride that Horse barebacked…run through the fields of life, splash through the cleansing rivers, and let Horse take you on that new journey you have been waiting to take with your life.

Blessings!

Do You Believe In Magic?

 

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”  ~ Ronald Dahl

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  ~ W.B. Yeats

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”  ~ Laini Taylor

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ~ J.M. Barrie

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”  ~ Nora Roberts

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ~ Goethe

“That’s the thing about magic; you’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.”  ~ Charles de Lint

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from the Desk of MarDrag:

Do you believe in Magic? Do you believe there is energy around us, pulsing and moving and creating? Do you believe in the Magic of Belief? Or the Magic of Love…or the Magic of the Heart and the Mind?

I think, that in this chaotic and sometimes distressing world, we can lose sight of the Magic that exists, that Magic we believed in and saw in the world around us, as a child. That Magic that we created our dreams with. A child sees with unclouded eyes, with innocence that what it sees is undoubtedly true and real. As we grow and experience more of the world, and its harshness, we lose so much of that innocence and ability to believe that there IS Magic all around us and that we can have it in our lives. Perhaps just to brighten it a little bit, by looking at the Magic of Nature. Or listen to the Magic of Music. Or feel the Magic of falling in love.

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But, there is also the Magic of Will, of Belief, of the Heart and of the Glowing Light within us that helps us create the life that we so desire. Or Will a solution to a problem to manifest. Or have the conviction that something we desire will come to us. Or even just the Magic of a Smile, to lighten someone’s day.

Today, if even just for a moment, look around you and see if you can spot a bit of Magic and focus on that, draw it to you, feel the tingle of that something that is outside all practical thought. Just for a bit, open that part of yourself that dares to see past the severity of life to the enchantment and charm of possibilities when you tap into the Magic of Life. It is there. That glittering sense that there is so much more to what we see than what we see.

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Magic is everywhere…don’t forget to look. And when you look…Believe in what you see. And when you Believe…amazing things will happen.

Blessings!

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”  ~ Charles de Lint

Thoughts For The Day

Thoughts Water

“Adaptability: A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.”  ~ W. R. Inge

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Everyday we are faced with Life Circumstances. Some are positive. Some are negative. Some we can change. Some we cannot. But the key to managing any and all circumstances…is Acceptance of them…and Adapting to their affect. To either embrace a circumstance, or to change one…the first step is to Accept it as a reality. It is happening. And then Adapt to it, as the water does to the vessel…Accepting its weight, girth and presence. It is then that we can see what measures to take. We must be fluid, like the water, and allow Wisdom to flow within our vessel, our soul, to aid us on our Journey.

Thoughts Moment

“As you walk and eat and travel,be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” ~ Buddha

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Be in the moment! Each and every moment is a gift to be treasured. If we spend too much time pining for or regretting the past, or worrying about the future, we will miss the greatness of this moment. Don’t look away…what if what you want is ready to happen now…and you are too busy looking backward or forward to see it? Don’t miss the magic of your life this moment has to give.

Thoughts Tree Limb

“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”  ~ Jimmy Carter

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Take a chance. Take that chance you have been mulling over. That voice you hear full of fear and keeping you from doing it…that voice is a false voice. It only tells you to fear because it is afraid you will stop listening and it will cease to exist. As the quote says…if we never go out on the limb, take a chance, we will never know what fruit our actions would bear. Never knowing is far worse than trying and failing. Remember, the mighty and magical Oak begins as a tiny seed too.

Blessings!

About Letting Go

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It can be very difficult to let things go when we have strong emotions that are tied to whatever it is we are holding on to. Whether it is a past mistake, something someone did to us, a fault of ours, thoughts we feel we should not have, anger, frustration, something we want to manifest…any manner of things that take up space in our minds and hearts and make us hurt, regret, get angry, worry to the point of distraction or even go into depression.

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Consider that by holding on to whatever “it” is, we are keeping “it” alive, keeping it in the forefront of our minds, hearts and souls…not giving ourselves a chance to work it out, get over it, or let it go. We keep running the tape about it over and over and over and over again in our minds. But does it go anywhere? Does it help to keep running the tape? Does it change anything about what is on the tape? Does it solve the problem?

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Think of it this way…You are holding an object in your hand, you curl your fingers around it, feel it press against the palm of your hand. As you hold it tighter, you feel its impression deeper and deeper against your palm, your fingers are becoming stiff with the force of holding this object, your finger nails now digging into your skin. You are holding it so tight your knuckles are turning white and you begin to feel the muscles in your forearm tensing with the struggle. Your elbow cracks with the force as it moves up your arm, into the upper portion and clear up to your shoulder and into your neck, up through your head. Your muscles are tensing and flexing so hard now your arm begins to vibrate. You are holding this object so hard that your entire arm, shoulder and then your whole body reacts to the power of it, struggling with the might that is your own strength. Sense the enormous amount of energy it takes to hold on to this object, to keep it in your hand and not let it fall. It takes all of your concentration, will, strength and power to hold it there, keep it there. You are literally holding your breath with the sheer effort of it all. You are aware of how hard it is to hold onto this thing, how much of your valuable energy it uses up. And you begin to feel like you can’t take it anymore.

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The lesson here is…It takes far more energy and effort and causes far more pain to hold on, then it does to Let Go.

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We are the very hand that causes the stress and strain that we feel from holding on so tight and being unable to let go. The hand, arm, shoulder and head signify the heart, mind, soul and body and the damage we do to them.

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It takes great courage to Let Go of something we want to fix, change, create, or manifest. When we Hold On…we are taking up valuable space that, if cleared, is ready to receive the abundance the universe has to offer us…the abundance of what is right and good for us.

Imagine opening that hand (above)…uncurl those fingers and allow what you have been holding on to, to go free. Just as we have our own unique place in this universe…so do the things, people, and emotions and feelings in our life that we hold on to. Letting them go allows them to get to the space or place they belong. If they are meant for us, they will stay. If they are not, they will fly free, and we will have the magical opportunity to refill that space with something that is better for us.

Imagine the relief of not having to struggle to hold on…and letting the flow back into our lives. Deep breath now! It is a good thing!

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Blessings!

Happy Friday

 

SANITY

I couldn’t resist posting this little tidbit of humor this morning…and hope it starts your Friday with a chuckle. Life these days can be complicated and stressful and we can often feel like we are losing our Sanity…or it has run off just when we need it. My wish for you today is that you find your Sanity intact and at its optimum capacity.

If that is not the case, however, and you “have a runner”…then go to the Heart…and let Love take over and guide your day. Wrap yourself in a cloak of Self-Love and let it shine on others. Love outweighs Sanity any day!

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And…with that Love…you can make Magic happen wherever you go.

Let Love and Magic dazzle your day!

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BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO YOU ALL~

Thoughts For The Day

INTUITION

INTUITION

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.”  ~ Brian L. Weiss

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

I love the last line of this quote. I speak a great deal about love here on this blog because I think it has been lost in the hearts of many. Somehow, we have morphed into a materialistic world that lives too much in their heads…always on the phone, computer or television. Our days are filled with moving from one tech device to another…with no time in between to just sit and think, star gaze at night, or daydream. The latter of which comes from our heart and cultivates intuition. The new intuition is Google! So, consider striving to find a balance…and as the quote says…integrate the head and the heart. It is from our feelings, and love, that intuition springs. And that is what we need to heal and make things right…with our own world and the world in general. Listen…to your heart and your head will have the right answer.

VALIDATION

VALIDATION

“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.”  ~ Steve Maraboli

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

How many times a day do we chastise and judge ourselves because of something someone said to us or about us? How often do we adopt an attitude or make a choice because of what we think people think of us, or will think of us? How much of our energy and thought process is taken up with worrying over this dilemma? And what do you think would happen if we stopped worrying and spending valuable energy on being concerned about what others think? Freedom…is what would happen. Ultimately, what others think of us is not our business, it is theirs and belongs to them…not us. The only validation we should need comes from within, our Higher Self, and our God or Higher Power. The rest is all changeable and therefore should have no impact on who we truly are within. Give it a try one day. Just for that day, don’t be concerned with anyone else’s opinion of you. And see what happens to your Self Esteem!

MAGIC

MAGIC

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”  ~ Nora Roberts

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

In this rushed and busy time we live in…not only have we forgotten to listen to and cultivate our intuition…but we forget that there is still Magic all around us. Some days it does not look or feel like it. But…if we take the time to look closely, and notice that someone smiled, or a flower blooms, or we close our eyes to listen to a song that takes us away for a moment…these are all Moments of Magic. And they are so important to the quality of our lives. Take a moment today…or several…and take a look around you, notice the Magic that happens around you. Focus there…and bring that shining moment of light into your life. String a few of those moments together…and you have changed your life for the better!

Blessings!

A Bit of Weekend Inspiration

 

Good Morning! The weekend is finally here…the hectic energy of the week has calmed…and moments of personal pleasure are on the horizon. The flow of time is different on the weekends, is it not? Even if they are busy days, there is a hush from the rush, and we can let go the stress and allow our thoughts to travel to the shores of distant lands where our joy and comfort is of paramount importance. So…come sail away with me into a lovely weekend…with a little Inspiration to guide our way. Blessings!

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I Am Strong

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LOOK FOR MAGIC IN YOUR DAY

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HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!