April Showers bring new things! – by Kat McCarthy


The months seem to be rolling by insanely fast these days. April is already here though it seems like March just started. No matter how it feels though, the fact remains that it is April now and so we have published a whole new edition of The Magic Happens Magazine.

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What is asking to be changed? – by Annie Gelfand


As neighbors north of the border, we are watching the election in the US with the curiosity and sense of helplessness of watching a hundred-car pile-up happening right before our eyes. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that we, too, found ourselves swimming in waters like these.

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A Zen Hoofprint – by Bob Rush


It’s funny how I get inspiration.  The process  begins with  reshaping my life’s view and looking to refresh the mission, I am a student of how to try to live my life with as much positive energy as possible.  While there are many dry spells in my creative process, every so often the universe responds, the planets align and BAM…I can write.

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Refresh a question of new life – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


There is nothing like waking up refreshed after a good nights sleep, or being refreshed after a good vacation, weekend or walking a few hours in nature. The world is full of ads for things that will refresh you, but the best, most efficient and least expensive of them all is “closing down the cockpit!”

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The Neural Pathways Now Taken – by Annette


To see the world through new eyes, thereby providing us with a new appreciation for our surroundings is indeed a great honor. To experience an old friend’s journey into and through a new adventure, is indeed wonderful.  When we allow ourselves the flexibility to go with the flow of life, life is always fresh and new.

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Mindfulness, Meditation and Teaching our Kids – by Sheri Sennhauser


Recently, I have been working a lot within my community with Dr. Brigitte Hynes Taylor and Dawn Mitchell to provide kids with a well rounded day program for creativity, physical exercise and nutrition.  Mind/Body/Spirit is just as important for children as it is for adults.   The Dalai Lama believes that if we teach 8 year olds how to meditate we could eliminate violence within a generation!  Personally I would love to be a part of that.

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Living Hope Steps to leaving Suffering Behind by Lynne Cockrum- Murphy ED.D – Review – by Aeson Knight


As an infant, Lynne Cockrum-Murphy survived a tragic house fire that claimed the lives of her father and two sisters and left her with severe burns over much of her body. She lived most of her life with a severely depressed and alcoholic mother, who shared with Lynne at five years old her thoughts of suicide. She lived through her stepfather being crushed to death in a logging accident and her mother being murdered in a bar-room robbery. index~~element194
After all she has been through Lynne is radiantly happy and living a life of pure service to the world, don’t you think she can teach us a thing or two?
This book takes you through moving forward from the pain of your life. It shows you through sharing the stories of Lynne’s life events from when she was a small child through becoming a young adult, that you really and truly can heal. Lynne learned to grow past the pain and deal with the personal emotions. The book also gives some hard truths, such as the fact that we choose our actions and behaviors towards what goes on in our lives.
This is never an easy lesson. A lot of people who have gone through trauma will not agree with this point or information. It can be hard to understand that you chose to go through this so it can aid you in your life, or so you can aid someone else.
This is cause and effect. You gone through this trauma; it changes you into someone stronger, or will aid another later on their path. This was a hard idea for me to understand until I did some reflection on it and understood that each experience has made me into the person I am and I can see how I my choices affected my life. Without them, I would not be at the place I am now. This speaks volumes to me, as I sure it does to you.

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The Gift of Poetry – by Annette


Here in the month of April. those who write poetry are being lauded!  That’s right, it is National Poetry Month. This is the 20th Annual National Poetry Month, which was originally created in 1996 by The Academy of American Poets. There are many celebrations planned all month long such as The Dear Poet Project, Poem in Your Pocket Day and Poem-A-Day. You will find all the information on this site http://www.poets.org

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The Reality and Truth of Existence – by Stephen Metcalfe-Davies


Nikola Tesla “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration”.
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I could not begin this article without giving recognition to one of the greatest minds of our time Nikola Tesla, however instead of receiving the credit he deserved, he was instead ridiculed and his work suppressed.

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Inspired Digi’s from Screech Owl Studio – by Sheri Sennhauser


I have been creating like crazy lately!!! It must be the change in the season I am so loving saying goodbye to winter and welcoming back the sun.  A while back I promised a close friend I would make her a Book Of Shadows and until I was sidelined with the nastiest flu bug I have ever met everything was going tickety boo.  However wrestling with this particular outbreak proved to be prolonged.  I have the covers done, some parchment tea dyed and the digital kit I purchased, printed and ready to go. 

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Time to hit the Refresh Button? – by Linda Lang


Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a refresh button for your life? Just like your computer.  And any time you started to feel bored, stagnant or stuck, you could simple hit ‘refresh’ and reorganize your life in a more vibrant and inspiring way?
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What if the truth was that we could refresh? And the key was in our free will?

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Senior Spirituality Through Routine – by Marie Pollnow


I was really psyched when this idea came to me.  I was driving home from work and was quite tired.  Oftentimes great ideas come to me when I’m in this state.  I think this is because there is less resistance.  I will also get ideas for songs, articles, or poems in the middle of the night while in the dream state.  Maybe this is an open portal, who knows?

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Meanwhile I’m Still Thinking… by Annette


So, as you may have noticed, this month’s theme is ‘refresh’ and that has conjured up a wide variety of thoughts in our writers. Go on, check out the articles and see what I mean. It’s good to have all the different takes on the same topic.

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The Meeting 2 – by Irene Nielsen


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Welcome to Atlantis, said Marsorif. On this continent you both have lived before. You will new experience Atlantis and thereby also how it was when you both where incarnated here. I put you on the north island, because you come from the north of Scandinavia, where it is cold and you know of the cold. But it is not sure that both will remain on this island, maybe one of you should learn something on one of the other islands.

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Smile It Only Gets Better – by Lee Pryke


Life would be wonderful if every day we awoke; engines fired up and ready to receive perfect days. The truth is that life sometimes gets messy and every day brings new adventures and sometimes challenges.
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Yes, it is easy to say smile and feel grateful for the things that show up in life. What if what shows up is pain, fear, sadness, anger, or disappointment…..that is when I remember, despite how things appear to be in the moment; every day things do get better and facing the challenges gets a little easier to confront and work with, when you are better prepared.

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Refreshing and Reshaping Your Energetic Blueprint – by Nancy Ring


“Release and replace,” repeated the woman I was teaching to access her Akashic Records. “I really like this approach to refreshing and reshaping who I am in this life.”And I agree. Her Records had been guiding us through a process to heal a past interaction between her and her mother, and our session that day was a typical Akashic call.

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Refresh…On a Cold Winter’s Day – by Lori Peters


It’s March where I live in the eastern part of the US. In November I began to plan how I will get through almost 5 months of winter and keep my mentality at a sane level. My thoughts went to renting seasons of TV shows, figuring out ways to exercise outside in the cold, and putting fun lights out on the patio. I just didn’t know how to get through it, yet another time.

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