When I was a kid, I didn’t really think about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Maybe it seemed too far away. Maybe it wasn’t important to me back then. There didn’t seem to be a burning desire inside me… wanting to be a doctor, a lawyer or anything else really. Even as a teenager, when it came time to decide on something, I chose my college course in visual merchandising because of its artsy feel and mostly, because it had an optional field trip travelling through Europe.
I’m sure you’ve heard the ancient wisdom “know thyself,” etched in stone by the Greeks at Delphi’s Templeof Apollo. Perhaps you’ve even pondered it. Or even better, regularly review your life, your thoughts and responses to understand yourself better.
The world IS changing! There is no doubt about it. We can see evidence everywhere. Not only in the natural world, social structure, politics and the economy.
But for many of us, change is happening on a personal level too.
Do you smell popcorn? Mmm, warm, buttery popcorn? Amazing popcorn! Its tantalizing aroma can prompt us to nibble even if we aren’t hungry. It can trigger memories and help us change our internal state.
I had been pondering what I might write for December’s issue of the Magic Happens, not really having a clear idea of what I might say. there as quite a bit that was shifting, or had shifted, in my life and my business, and that had really taken up much of my brain space and creativity. As I sat in meditation one evening in November, these are the words that came….
Tick-tock. Tick-tock The proverbial clock keeps ticking. The hands of time going around and around. They say that time is an illusion, and perhaps that is so, but here in this place, it is how we measure many aspects of life. How much time will it take? How did you spend your time today? How long is one’s life?
They say that if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. Although that’s not really true, it feels that way when your health is struggling. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that your health affects every aspect of your life.
You know what it’s like when you get that spark… the one that opens up the gate of inspiration. You step into a place of what seems like endless flow. When in a moment, you have a flash of brilliance, a surge of powerful emotion, and the energy of creation. What if?
I don’t know why time is the way it is. Some say that time is moving faster than it used to because of the shift humanity is going through. Some say time is an illusion and that everything that was ever was, instantaneously happened in a moment, that really there is only one moment – NOW.
Snowflakes… beautiful crystals of frozen water molecules… Do your remember Dr Emoto’s research on water crystals? He discovered how our thoughts, emotions and the energy we broadcast can influence the shape of the water’s molecule. How even the music we listen to can affect it… And we are 70% water!!
Have you ever given a gift because you felt obligated? We live with so many expectations, both our own and from others. Yet if you have ever received a gift that touched your heart, you know how delicious that feels.