Fade to Black – by Kat McCarthy

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The phone rings. It’s her husband. She expects it to be a normal conversation but instead, she is thrown into slow motion. Something has happened. Something devastating. People she loves are in gut wrenching pain. She is in gut wrenching pain. The wonderful, beautiful life she has worked so hard to create has just changed in heart breaking ways and it will never again be the same.
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Fade to black.
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Editor’s Note June 2015 – by Kat McCarthy

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It’s June 1st. Can you believe it? The year is actually half over already. Are you making the most of it?
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A funny thing happened on the way to June – life happened. Spring bloomed. People were born, others passed. The trees grew leaves. Some cats got pregnant.
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We have a few new writers this month. You can see them listed in the right hand column and I am sure Evelyn Brodie, Andreas Bjørndal and Anne DeButte would really appreciate hearing from you. Pop by, say hi and welcome them to the magazine. I am sure they would love to know you read their article.
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The theme for the feature articles for June is ‘hope.’ We hope for new adventures and expect big things to happen this summer so it is very exciting to be finally making our way there.
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Sometime this summer The Magic Happens Magazine will be launching its very own 24/7 internet radio network. Yup, that’s right, you will be able to listen to podcasts and radio programs hosted by the writers you love. Plus, we will be featuring independent recording artists and DJ’s for your listening pleasure.
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How Dirt Makes You Happy – by Peter McCarthy

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Feel inspired to get dirty? – How Dirt Makes You Happy.
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When my youngest son died this April I worked hard to find thoughts that made me happy. I had to go “one thought at a time” – find a positive or happy thought – stay in it for as long as I could. So 17 seconds – haha! Breathe – then work hard again to find the next happy thought.
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I was definitely in a place that was unsatisfactory to be in. Well my youngest son died – so no shit right?
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I knew he was in a good place in the afterlife, hundreds of people had prayed. Friends had guided him into the light, but I missed the feeling back in time, March month, where I knew that I could go visit him, touch his  hands, hug him. I often told him that I loved him, I often told him that I was proud of him. He had so much energy and he did a million things – maybe he did too much? Maybe he forgot to breathe? I don’t know …

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When It’s NOT What It Is – by Mary K

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We all live in hope – a desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment. Without hope, creation ends, leaving no reason to draw another breath. But with hope, we shoot rockets of desire out into the Universe and when we hold steady that expectation of fulfillment we soon find ourselves in the midst of it. So you see, hope is a prime piece of our creating ability. The very fact that you are, right this very minute, drawing another breath and reading this, is a huge indicator that you’ve got hope!

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Tools for Transformation: The Violet Flame – by Danielle Hughes

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There is a beautiful gift available to all who seek change and inner transformation. The Violet Flame has been given to us through Saint Germaine of the Ascended Masters as a tool to transform spiritually, emotionally and physically. This unique energy begins on the spiritual level to remove spiritual and psychic debris from negative energy.  Negative thoughts, events and beliefs create karmic blocks within the energetic system. These blocks prevent the natural flow of energy and can lead to emotional upheaval, mental fogginess and decreased physical immunity. Spiritual change creates a lasting effect that resonates through your entire being.  By unblocking your spiritual circulatory system, the flow returns and positively boosts all other levels of self.

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Waking UP!! – by Roseann

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Waking UP!!
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The more I read, the more I begin to wonder if anything is what it has always seemed to be. I am currently reading a book, “The Gabrielle Method”. It is very interesting and simply by reading it, I can feel things changing. I have not even begun any of the suggested processes, but it make so much sense I feel the change happening.

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Why do We Need Eternal Hope – by Anne DeButte

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“Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest.
The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.”
Alexandre Pope
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Life has many ups and downs but what keeps us going is hope. It is our resilience, that invisible thread that pulls us along. Buoys us up and keeps us afloat. Take away our hope and we are lost. A part of us dies. “Why continue on” we think? Hope brings in the potential, the possibilities, new beginnings, new learning, newborn ideas, new pathways to follow or new journeys to pursue. amazing-hope-The hope that tomorrow our dreams will come true, our “ship will come in”. Hope lifts us like a balloon and can make our bleak situation manageable as long as we have hope. We treasure it and bring it out for those moments of need. We can polish it off and let it shine bright. We can follow where it leads us. To all those possibilities we wouldn’t otherwise get to see.

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An Interactive Ride – by Hakan

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I always wonder what we change when we interfere with life.
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Do we actually change the free will of the other party?
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Does our presence affect others to change their mind or attitude?
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Thinking about the infinite possibilities of events or actions makes me wonder, ‘what if we are just there to observe and not to get involved? This is true with almost every interaction between us and people, animals, nature etc…

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The Inner Spark – by Brian Escobar

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There are those things in life which we just feel so inclined to do, regardless of being able to see the light at the end of that tunnel, but nonetheless we persevere and keep chipping away at the marble until the angel is freed. People will ask why, and sometimes so will we, but often the heart knows before the mind can fully understand.

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What do you Hope for? – by Suzanne

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I’d not the foggiest idea of what I would write for this column, as I began… indeed, it has taken me almost the whole month to formulate what this would be!
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So then… it occurs to me that gratitude and hope are inextricably interwoven – to be filled with gratitude is to be hopeful. Hopes and dreams and desires – all linked together in the calm and assurance that comes with feeling grateful – for all you have, for the circumstances you find around you, the blessings of friends, family and creature comforts

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Let There Be Light – by Linda Lang

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Hope sits high on the mountain,
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Looking out at the panorama of all creation.
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Like rays of sunshine
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That reveal the beauty and majesty
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Hidden in the shadows below.
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Hope casts a new light
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Into situations that seem lost and forlorn.
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It rains down upon us from above
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And lives within our very being.
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If only we don’t close off the flow.

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The Staircase on Pine Street – by Annette

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How does Alzheimer’s disease affect a little girl?  How does that little girl’s grandfather handle being the one afflicted? What role does the man’s daughter play in this scenario? All of these questions are beautifully addressed in the book The Staircase on Pine Street written by Mariana Llanos (and illustrated by Kate Gattey). In this short but touching tale we are immersed into the worlds of all 3 characters enough to empathize with each of their lives whether or not we have been personally touched by this disease.

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inspired to share some happiness – by Annette

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Well, I was inspired recently, to host a 65th birthday party for someone I have known for 35 years. As we have many mutual friends which include people from both of our families, coming up with a guest list was easy enough.  Because I have had all of these folks (except for the out of town relative who tagged along with some invited guests) to my home previously for other parties there was already a knowledge of everyone’s eating preferences and who doesn’t love a birthday party, right? So what made THIS party special?  This person’s age?  No not really although it was a significant reason for choosing to do this in the first place. All right, I shall simply tell you as guessing would require a lot of back and forth where emailing and posting are concerned.  The guest of honor was my ex-husband of nearly twenty six years.  Shocked?

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The Magic of Hope – by Dean Nelson


Most live in a world of uncertainty and chaos. Times are challenging and fearful for millions of weary people around the world. Incorrigible terrorists create havoc in our cities and incite desperate souls to commit violence and murder. They manipulate those who have no regard for their own lives or the lives of others.
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Keeping up with dreadful daily news may not be the best way to experience peace and harmony in our lives. It brings into focus the worst of society and cultures around the globe. It can be a constant reminder of how a few twisted minds and corrupted governments continually undermine the genuine love and compassion the vast majority of the world embraces.

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The Musings of the Lady @ Greyhouse

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I sit and begin this journal today, laundry out on the line to dry with the glorious sun and breeze that is abundant , and today’s usual hob duties well in hand – tonight’s tea will be sorted a little later on, you know.. the daily comings and goings of life in rural Nova Scotia – last month just seemed to have gotten away from me – computer issues, down with sickness and the like and regrettably I had to miss a journal entry for May…

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Honey, I Shrunk the Days – by Annette

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So here were are wrapping up the longest days of the year as we move steadily towards the most anticipated season (at least in my hemisphere) and that is summer!  True, once we experience the solstice, the days actually start getting shorter until we reach the next solstice and then they revert back to lengthening.  The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer will in actuality, begin the shortest days of the entire year.

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Akashic Access: “Co-creating Your Sacred Space” – by Sandra Gelinas

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Since this is my first article for The Magic Happens, I’m beginning with one of the first, and still essential, steps of my spiritual journey – creating Sacred Space. My intention is that by sharing why and how I was originally drawn to create sacred space, you’ll learn how to customize this spiritual practice for yourself, while also learning a bit about me!

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hope – by Annette

H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e – H e r e. O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e.
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Shades of My Life – by Annette

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I LOVED those sunglasses!  For all the years they were a part of my life they really became a part of my identity.  When people saw them, they knew immediately that they were mine.  No they weren’t fancy and no, they didn’t cost me a fortune but I sincerely believed I had been living an enchanted life for I had discovered something women all over the world longed for, to find the PERFECT pair of sunglasses at a price that would make any budget balance!

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HOPE – by Sara Jane

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By Sara Jane
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Every night as you go to sleep you hold HOPE in your heart that you wake up and for the possibilities of the new day.
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Hope is what keeps so many going. Act on that Hope, what can you do to make your Hopes a reality?
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Don’t sit back and wait for others, take control; turn your Hope into reality via your action.
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You can do it when you let go of others and your own limiting beliefs.
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You are limitless, use your Hope to tap into your limitlessness and make your life all that you Hope it will be and more.

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