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A Note From the Editor:

By Mary K Weinhagen

INSPIRED ACTION – you get a sudden urge to go to the library. You have no idea why you’re going to the library right now as you just picked up a dozen books at the Half Priced Books Store. Yet an inexplicable urge is compelling you to get out the door and head for the library. My recommendation? LEAVE NOW! Listen to that urge…

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A Note From Wayne:

By Wayne Parker

Man I love autumn in Canada and especially Ontario. If anyone has ever visited this province or had a chance to see what they call the fall colors, you will know what I mean. The warm days and cool evenings make the setting almost perfect for the vivid colors that emerge from trees everywhere.

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Autumn Feature: Inspired Action


A Tale of LOVE and TRUST
By Annette Aben

Denny’s lips were quivering nervously as he asked his question in a hushed, urgent voice. My neighbor had discussed this animal with me on several occasions. She was a stray who had been tossed out of a moving vehicle in front of my house during the preceding winter months. Denny and his family were feeding her when she sought refuge from the cold behind a wind break they had protecting their front door.

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Just a Little Action, Please
By Bob Rush

Themes can be grand things, like a directional marker to show us where to go and not get lost in the ozone. Inspired Action – let’s see – inspired to act , no… how about action with a little purpose, wait; I think I’ve got it – at least for the moment. Action that comes from the heart. Motivation from the soul. Yes , there are actions done daily that aren’t necessarily inspirational – taking out the garbage, remembering to put dirty clothes in laundry hamper and so on. Even these could change depending on how the action is viewed. But enough with the Zen for the moment.

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When Inspiration Hits
By Jennifer Burrows

Suddenly you’re playing with a bigger and brighter image than you’ve ever imagined and this wakes you up. It may feel as subtle as an inner nudge and all at once the pieces come together. Those loosely related thoughts you have been teasing in circles suddenly CLICK into alignment and, Aha! Inspiration has hit.

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What Inspired Action Means to Me
By Jenn Gilver

First, let me just say how honored, thrilled, excited and inspired I am to be joining The Magic Happens as a contributor. I’ve been a long-time reader, and I just couldn’t be more happy to be up here with all these amazing people. I thought for my debut issue, I’d tell you a little about me, my mission, and why I ultimately chose to accept Kat’s invitation to contribute.

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Straight from London
By London Lyric

Hello to all of my LOA brothers and sisters, My name is London Lyric. I am a Philosopher, Visionary, Motivational Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur. Only a little over a year ago I was homeless, broke and depressed dealing with the loss of my 2 beautiful children and their Mother who past away in a fire. I remember giving up hope and found myself escaping the nightmare through a Vodka bottle to numb the pain.

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Inspired Inaction
By Melissa Ward
Photo By: Joan Heffler, Pictures with Personality.

I have been having trouble with action in general this summer. Therefore, writing an article on Inspired Action has been twice as difficult. That’s when it hit me – sometimes there is purpose in no action. I have been getting hit over the head with meditation for the past few months. It’s been recommended to me to meditate on a daily basis to clear my mind, get out of the way and allow the universe do its magic. For whatever reason I have not allowed myself to develop this habit, but have at least put thought into it. I meditate for 2 weeks straight, and then stop, then go, then stop, etc…

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Nudges and Niggles
By The Domestic Gourdess

Tick, tick, tick, tick… I glanced at the calendar. Yipes, the deadline for articles is looming closer! Tick, tick, tick…. I’m not feeling it. Wait, there it is! Type, type, type, type, type. No that’s not quite it. I hit the save button anyway. A day or two passed by. Tick, tick, tick, tick… Here it is! Type, type, back space, right click, delete, type, type, back space, back space, type, type. Nope, that’s not quite it either. I clicked the save button again. I must be trying to hard. I was attempting to push the article out instead of allowing it to flow.

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Taking Back My Addiction
By Wayne Parker

My definition is a little more basic as I am just that kind of guy. When I feel good about something, get excited about something, want to show the whole world some kind of idea, I take the next step that will usually involve some form of action. It could be as simple as speaking to others about. You can lay on the chesterfield, a couch as it is called in Canada and meditate, send notes to the Universe and desire that huge bundle of money to fall into your lap.

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Happenings


Wayne’s Blast from the Past – Love, Spirituality and Carlos
By Wayne Parker

A few days ago, wholly cow, it was 1975, I was working part time for a stereo store. Its owner(s) were also the local concert promoters for some of the biggest groups on tour at the time. For those old enough to remember, there was the likes of David Bowie, Genesis, Kiss, Peter Frampton, Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zepplin, The Turtles, Eric Clapton, Carol King, The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Neil Young, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Supertramp and so on.

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Follow Your Dream – An Invitation to Student Inventors
By Jennifer Burrows

Are you a college student with a great idea that you believe will improve how we live? Could you be the creator of the next best thing that moves us toward a healthier, happier, higher frequency planet?

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A Puppy Dog Tale of Appreciation
By Mary Jo Shaffer

Having raised three wonderful kids with my husband, we are now empty nesters. After the initial glow of being free and no longer responsible for the day-to-day care and well being of my children wore off, I quickly realized that I really miss hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet, cuddling with a little one, and delighting in watching a baby grow up. So my husband and I decided to take the plunge and just do it-adopt a puppy that is.

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Choices
By Audrey Louise

Our lives (whether we are conscious of it or not) are comprised of choices to be made in every moment of every day. And perhaps the greatest choice we make in each waking moment is our choice to BE… I woke up gagging. Disoriented to my surroundings, I looked around in a mad frenzy trying to make sense of what obstructed my throat and left me speechless and breathless (but somehow I was breathing).

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What’s up on Planet Earth?
By Karen Bishop

The purpose, desire and passion behind What’s Up On Planet Earth? is in bringing a higher level of evolutionary awareness to souls who are summoning this energy, and to connect and assist us during the now rapid ascension process many are experiencing.

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Musings


Find Your Highest Happiness
By Wayne Parker

I read somewhere a while back: The mathematical equation for happiness is the number of desires fulfilled, accomplished or achieved, divided by the number of desires entertained. Sounds all well and good to me but how do we actually raise the bar and increase our happiness and continue to get the higher happiness rush each time.

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The Silver Lining
By Audrey Louise

Thunderstorms are inevitable. They are, in fact, a blessed part of our existence. When the dark clouds form and the lightening crashes, do we cower in a corner succumbing to feelings of fear or anxiety or rage, or do we see the beauty of the sun’s rays that are shining through, offering us a moment in time to view these wonders of life as something more than a thunderous break from the comfortable light of our existence, but an opportunity to view the light that is surrounding these storms?

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Goofy Sh*t – A Large Double Double
By Wayne Parker

If you by chance are reading the title of the article and understand what it means, you must be Canadian. For the uninformed, a large double double is a coffee that has two creams and two sugars in it. This has become the most popular drink in Canada, even above the bottle of beer and the buying of a two four which is a box of beer with 24 bottles in it.

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Columns


Immerse Your Entire Being in It: Wisdom From the Past
By Audrey Louise

The now, the past, the future ~ where are you living today? While being mindful of the present and allowing yourself every opportunity to thoroughly experience ALL of life and embrace each moment with your ENTIRE BEING, do you sometimes feel like you’re “stuck?” At one point or another in each of our lives, I think that this has happened. Some event from long ago (or even recent history) has created various beliefs within us that have the potential to hold us back from our ability to fully thrive; our ability to immerse our entire being in life has become “stuck” somewhere along the way.

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A Swift Kick
By Bob Rush

The old trick of getting out of my own way is one I try to practice in my daily affairs. I don’t always have much luck with it. The control junkie lurks in the shadows. While on this journey to passion and a life of purpose, I have been given a toolbox of spiritual tools to grease the wheels and smooth the ride. Meditation, visualizations, affirmations, readings and coaching are but a few of the goodies. It’s my arsenal of magic that keeps me off that slippery slope of negativity.

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Peace and Love, Man… Peace and Love… ya know?
By David Franklin Farkas

Was it Robin Williams who said, ‘If you remember the 60’s you were not there?’ I forget. Those of use who were kids during the 60’s are now in our sixties… which is scary all by itself… even if you don’t look, feel or act ‘your age.’ Actually I DO remember the 60’s. I’m not sure which scares me more. That I was a straight arrow and missed all the fun or what was actually happening around me.

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Where do you want to go?
By David Little

Why do we constantly question our existence? Is our innate nature to want to know the meaning of life? When we are connected to the source we can feel it coming through bright and clear like a lighthouse sending its signal out to sea. Ah but there comes that doubt creeping in like the fog obscuring our mind & ability to see clearly.

Where do you want to go?

4 Ingredients for Sexual Pleasure
By Deliese Eros

The basic ingredients for sexual pleasure come from within you. They do not involve a partner. The more you know, love and pleasure yourself the more sexual pleasure you will be able to enjoy in general. These core ingredients are: ” Self-knowledge ” Self-love ” Self-image ” Self-pleasure Let’s look at these individually and see what you can do to enhance the components of your lives in order to create more sexual pleasure.

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Walk on the Wild Side: The Power of Laughter
By Jennifer Burrows

Given such wide agreement among researchers that laughing benefits the body, mind and soul, we might seriously (chuckle) prosper from laughing a whole lot more than we do. Picture yourself in your minds eye, doubled over and letting loose with belly laughs again and again. Regardless of what you are doing or where you are, you’d fling off the reins and spontaneously let go with your signature version of ha, ha, guffaw!

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Seriously: Live the Life I Want Working 8 Hours A Week?
By Jenn Givler

I had a truly great week this week. One of the amazing things that happened was Kat officially invited me to be a contributor to The Magic Happens. And, really, I love everything about my life. I’ve got a business that is a joy, my family is amazing, I’ve got great friends, a house I love and enjoy – everything is wonderful.

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Condition Yourself to Love Unconditionally
By Mary Jo Shaffer

Even in the healthiest of relationships, opportunities abound to find fault, criticize or “tweak” the other person no matter whether we are talking about a mate, a child or a friend. Most of us were raised in an environment where rather than focusing on the positive, we were taught to zoom in and dwell on the negative. Breaking that habitual way of thinking is a matter of conditioning our minds to refocus and learn to love with abandon, without any requirements, without any rules and without any limitations. Here is our list of top ten ways to condition yourself to love unconditionally:

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Unleash Your Business Online
By Melissa Ward
Photo By: Joan Heffler, Pictures with Personality.

When I first started my web development firm in 1999, I had a dream. I dreamt of a business environment without walls. I saw a world where people could connect and conduct transactions without geographic constraints. Most importantly I saw conversations taking place without barriers of any kind. Language, location, culture were to become irrelevant in the flow of commerce. If a need existed it could be serviced with little or no effort.

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Number 16… an introduction
By Parise Oulette

I’m sitting here in my Ottawa, Canada kitchen facing my laptop, wondering what to write. How do I introduce myself to an on-line audience? Do I write for the reader or myself? I believe some writers write for themselves in the hopes of helping thru their own learning. We are the healers of the soul. Then I’m thinking, what has defined me throughout my life? What has stood out more than anything else since I can remember?

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Talking about Ideas
By Steve Elias

“The wealthy talk about ideas, the middle class talk about people.” The first time I heard this, it struck me as a statement that I had always known but I never heard expressed that way. Did you ever notice how some conversations leave you feeling excited and ‘pumped up’, while others leave you drained or a bit down?

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In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion Cont’d
By Tracy Swartz

“I’ll be in the office until 2:30 PM and then out all next week. I can have another doctor run the tests if necessary,” he informed me before hanging up. I wanted to cry. I was scared silly. My Positive Pants attitude sounded like an extra huge whoopee cushion as it deflated. This was a defining moment. I had to remember who I was. I am a spiritual being in a physical body. I get to choose what I focus on. It did no good to let my thoughts go off to things unwanted.

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