Happy Holidays from The Magic Happens Crew – by Kat McCarthy


Yay! December means the holidays are almost here! I really love the holidays, it just so much fun. And yes, it is also a lot of work but isn’t everything worth while? I love the work. The shopping and the cooking and the wrapping and the visiting. It is just wonderful how people interact over the holidays.

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The Gift of Giving – by Linda Lang


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.

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Thank You for Your Support – by Annette Rochelle


Many heart-felt, year end thanks to everyone, who has contributed to the success of The Magic Happens Magazine. We have experienced so much growth since the beginning of this year that it sometimes doesn’t even seem real. It’s all good. We have filled our virtual pages with the wit and wisdom of generous writers. Those paging through the magazine have read, commented and otherwise encouraged us to keep moving forward. New features abound and many others are in the works.

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Believe in the Magic – by Bob Rush


It is the time of the year that reminds me to act with an open heart. I feel that it is about always coming from your highest , authentic self. With that said, it is paramount to always look for the best in any situation. While it may sound a bit pollyanna, having a positive outlook is the foundation in living a life with an open heart, open mind and having the ability to live abundantly. I would like to put forth that in order to live with an open heart you must have an open mind. Think of a hand and glove. In this way of conducting oneself, a genuiness of soul is created. Heart and mind must operate in concert.

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A Bridge to Mount Olympus – By Hercules Invictus


My great yearning for Mount Olympus manifested very early in life. Alas, my only means of immersion, besides play, was imagining myself being one of the protagonists in the ancient tales my mother narrated at bed-time. My favorite hero was, of course, Hercules. Being Hellenic, my home had more than its share of mythic talismans in the form of statues, vases and plates, so the Greek myths were forever present.

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From Duality To Divinity – by Devrah Laval


In the past, I had always judged myself for “unacceptable” feelings such as anger, fear, jealousy, sadness and so on. Even though I could observe such states and not indulge them, I still felt that they shouldn’t be there. I have since learned that anything can take us to our Divine Self when it is allowed to “be.” The magic key that opens the door to our divinity is a blend of our sincere intention to experience the truth, and our unconditional love and acceptance of whatever arises.

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Laughs and Giggles, the Best Medicine – by Nancy Zimmerman


We hear constantly that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  I am here to tell you that I think the most beneficial medicine in my life is laughter.  Now, for those who want to debate, I will allow that the ingestion of an apple a day is very benefical, no doubts there.  For me, however, I could go a day without an apple, but I do not think I could survive a day without laughter.  I am also lucky in that respect because regardless of the state of my life, I have always been able to find humor, somehow, someway.

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Holonity – Liver and gallbladder – moving up or down a holon – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


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A holon is a unit a wholeness that at the same time is a part of a bigger whole, a bigger holon. A holon is a part and a whole at the same time.
Cells are holons, organs are holons and organisms are holons.
A human being is a holon, consisting of organs that are holons, consisting of cells that are holons. We can perceive living nature as a hierarchy of holons, a holarchy.skjermbilde-2016-11-18-kl-10-16-18

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Who’s the Boss Now? – by Dean Nelson


Let’s say you work for a large company and they have hired a new General Manager (GM). This GM is obnoxious, crude, demeaning, and a bigot, but he has vast experience with running big companies and making them profitable most of the time.

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‘Tis the Gift to Be Simple – by Lynn Whetham


I was chatting with a friend this week who was reminiscing about her grandfather. My friend’s grandfather was a Quaker and she recalls attending gatherings with him as a child. I know very little about Quakers, however this little song I was taught years ago in school came to mind:

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Delight in Joy Filled Giggles – by Sabrina Fritts


Mr. Wilson, one of my high school teachers, once told me that he knew whenever I was walking through the hallway because of my giggle. This didn’t embarrass me. I took it as a compliment that somehow I was singled out in his awareness from all the others vying for his attention at our all-girl Catholic School, and my giggle was to thank.

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The Honor of Your Presence is Requested – by Annette Rochelle


They say there is no time like the present. Many people are scurrying about gathering presents to present to their kith and kin in celebration of a wide variety of holidays embraced world-wide. There’s a flurry of activity in the stores, on the home front and in our minds. Makes me wonder how we can be present when all we are thinking about are the presents…

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An Open Heart is the Key – by Annette Rochelle


What a world we would have if everyone considered the option of living their lives from a heart perspective. To take into consideration the strength of love when appreciating even the seemingly most insignificant gesture. Then to expand the energy of understanding into every aspect of life. We just might be pleasantly surprised, delighted and uplifted.

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Staying Open-Hearted Amidst the Chaos – by Annie Gelfand


The world is adjusting to the US election results.

Everyone and everything seems to have turned topsy turvy, be in turmoil and chaos. Some are thrilled with the results, but most are not. How do we all, wherever we reside on this planet, not get pulled into the insanity? What will it take to stay with open heart?

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