Love the April Rain! – by Kat McCarthy


April always makes me think of little children in raincoats and rubber boots, holding their umbrella’s and walking through rain puddles. It also makes me think of baby bunnies, jelly beans and Easter egg hunts. It really is a cute time of year filled with tender pastel colours, the new and fresh part of the year invites us all to consider where we are going and what we want to grow through this year. While there are opportunities to contemplate our lives at every point in the year, the early spring is one of the best as it suggests a freshness other parts of the year are missing.

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Learning from Yesterday’s Legends – by Hercules Invictus


In esoteric lore it is said that in the days of Atlantis, the Goddess Liberty herself erected a vast Temple complex honoring the Sun and the Twelve Solar Hierarchies on and around what is now the Greater New York City Area. The Central Altar was in New York Harbor, where the Statue of Liberty now stands. Though there were several such complexes on our globe throughout our history, including in South America, the one past the Western Gate of Atlantis was our planet’s primary focal point for Gaia.

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My Plan Didn’t Work, But a Miracle Did – by Patty Paul


I like to organize things. Okay, as an organizer I’m borderline compulsive.  When I shop for jeans and the sizes are mixed up on the rack, I have to put them in order (you’re welcome, Walmart).  Planning ahead is also part of my organizer syndrome.  That includes planning trips in detail, even short ones.  A few years ago I planned the exact route I’d take to run an errand so that I’d get back to work on time.  But on that excursion something amazing happened that I could never have planned or even imagined.

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Plan the Work and Work the Plan – by Nancy Zimmerman


In this time of digital sharing, there are all sorts of templates available for all of our work, if we choose to use them.  This is particularly beneficial if we are in an area of work where our job is a matter of filling in the blanks and securing specific information about a group of clients.  That, however does not always fit the modality of what we need if we are working on a larger project that includes others to help achieve our goals.  For those times, we need a plan.

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The Nature of Masks – by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari


So long as we are living and working in society, it will be necessary to wear the mask that society wants to see. But we need to remember always that our spiritual quest is an inner journey. How can we maintain constant awareness of our spiritual journey while also knowing when to wear our mask of practicality?

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Who Was That, Mask Man? – Annette Rochelle Aben


The comedy and tragedy masks are symbols of theatre people world-wide and date back farther than our memories can even conceive. The idea of existing behind a mask is something actors are applauded for time and time again. Is this such a bad thing?

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Let it Rain! – by Dean Nelson


Let it Rain!

On this central Florida Sunday while enjoying a cigar and iced coffee on my back patio, I am enthralled by the afternoon rain shower. There is not the slightest of a breeze and the branches and leaves of the live oaks, cherry laurels, ficus trees, pines and palms in my yard are motionless. The moderate rain is falling straight down and I can hear an occasional rumble of thunder in the distance and various songs of birds celebrating a gift from the heavens.

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About Face – by April Bulmer


This poem evolved from the word “mask” and explores various implications of face: the face of the moon, my father and God.  I imagine the moon’s face might bear the scars of severe celestial

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Importance of a Written Financial Plan – by Lynn Whetham


A written financial plan is critical in today’s ever changing landscape.
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I’ve heard it said that “the only constant is change.”
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It’s clear that our world changes very quickly in the technology age.
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At some point, you will find your life in transition, whether it be a change you plan for, dream about or something that hits you right out of the blue. Change can be unsettling financially. A written financial plan based on current realities will help you make informed choices when faced with change.

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I Am The Mask – by Marie Pollnow


I’ve been used as a mask on numerous occasions.  It’s been cathartic and stifling on different occasions.  I was not my true me or higher self.  Other human beings projected their needs and wants onto me.  I was their mask.
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As a young girl Marie created a “Silent Mask”whether used at school or home.  She quickly learned if a teacher or her father was angry with her to be quiet.  She got to be a real expert at being silent which further strengthened her “Green Mask.”  Her “Silent Mask” was light grey with a closed mouth.  It was in this state Marie gained tremendous solace through communication with animals.  Animals understood her.

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A Zen Hoofprint – by Bob Rush


I have been on a bit of a sabbatical from writing. I found myself forcing things and being entirely unhappy with anything I wrote. To me, the creative process is not something that you can force. It must flow naturally.  I am in awe of many of the writers of The Magic Happens. There is something very humbling when you read much of their work. Art is somewhat like “The Force“. It must be inspired, flow like a cork on the water and of course, be in the moment.

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The Imperfect Apostrophe – Annette Rochelle Aben


Have you ever had your imperfections pointed out? Ever read a magazine and seen an advertisement stating that unless you had this or that, there was something wrong? Ever had a person you wanted to spend time with reject you because you behaved a certain way?  These are a couple examples of how others think we can improve upon our imperfections.

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