November’s Editor’s Note – by Kat McCarthy


I was sitting at my desk this morning, thinking about the new issue of The Magic Happens Magazine – the past, present and future of the magazine, and getting very excited about this wonderful journey. Outside the window, I watched as the dark clouds slid over the beautiful blue autumn sky. Time stepped back a little last night and the sun is visiting fewer hours. Next month we will be creating our holiday edition and in some parts of the world, folks will be living in near or complete darkness. There is so much variety here on this lovely blue world.

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Call Me the Seeker – by Wayne Parker


“the desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness”

Probably one of the most famous sayings is that curiosity killed the cat. I mulled it over thinking that others will use this expression but I still decided to move forward with it.

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Become Curious About YOU! – by Malia


Curiosity usually means we see something that interested us and we move towards learning more.
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I want to talk about what we avoid.
What scares us, intimidates or overwhelms us.
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As a health coach. I hear things like:

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La Samhna Crann Darach – by Tasha O’Neill


Samhain (Halloween) is the most important and spiritually profound time of the year for many Pagans; myself included. Sometimes it is celebrated with costumes, feasting and partying, sometimes it is much more simple and internal in nature. Always it is a flame that sits in the heart, melting away the illusion of separateness.

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Curiosity is the Foundation of Life as we know It – by Sara Jane


Why is curiosity considered a bad thing?
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The old saying “curiosity killed the cat”, very much suggests that it is not safe to be curious about anything.
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If you aren’t curious you can’t grow and learn.
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Is the saying just another way that man has learnt to create fear in others, to limit them and stop them from thinking for them self?

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A Haiku Perspective 2015 – by Annette


Welcome to my Inspired To-Do post for this month’s magazine!  I must say that I am so happy to have this to share for several reasons, not the least of which is that I actually GOT IT DONE!  Okay, what is it that I did? I published another book!
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Understand that while I did, in fact, publish two books in 2014, I had the goal of publishing 12 books for that year.  While that didn’t happen, I moved on into 2015 with so much MORE material than I had to work with from the previous year, that I just knew there needed to be at least one more book completed here in 2015. Lo and behold, ‘tis done!

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When would NOW be a Good Time – by Lee Pryke


I love what I do and I approach it with passion and purpose.
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It is NOT about the money honey as much as it is about providing the information so YOU can make an educated, positive decision about your health and wellness. Whether you are feeling your emotions out of whack or your phsyical body is crying out to you…..Mother Earth gifts us with the Essentials to heal at a celluar level. So my questions is: Why wouldn’t you give it a try?

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The Necessity of Being Curious – by Sherry Harris


I was a curious child and it got me in all sorts of trouble. It needn’t have. If my parents had allowed healthy exploration instead of the perpetual “NO” they used to discipline and guide, it would have been a fun childhood for me. As everything has purpose, that was all fine as it drove my outside to have fun in nature. There is an endless array of things to explore in nature and that is what I did along with my little dog Pepper. Boy, did we have fun. Everything fascinated me, from worms to trees to clouds. Nothing escaped my endless, wildly alive, curiosity. I remember feeling very trapped when it rained and I had to stay in. Fortunately, not being allowed to touch much in the adult-fashioned house, I learned to be an avid reader and that gave me, and still does,  endless hours of delight escaping into worlds of learning and fantasy.

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Curiosity – by Heather P Smith


I wonder, what if reality itself is malleable, changeable, shapeable, and something we create?
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The author, international speaker and Access Consciousness Creator Dr. Dain Heer* once said, “Your point of view creates your reality, your reality does not create your point of view.”
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What if everything we consider solid, real and how it is, were simply a point of view? If we change our point of view, what does that create? What could show up if we were to question our own points of view about anything and everything?

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Message from the Mythical Realm ~ Sphinx – by Sara Jane


This is the time of the year when your days are noticeably shorter and your nights are longer.
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Are you missing the summer sun and the long warm evenings?
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Then it is up to you to make the most of the daylight hours. If you work during the day, make a point of getting out into the open in your lunch break; go for a walk, feel the sun, the rain, the breeze or wind on your face.

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Has your pursuit of success taken the “life” out of your life? – by Kellie


Has the pursuit of success sucked the life out of your life? I know, it sounds like a silly question. Let me tell you why I’m asking. Recently a client was asking me about my previous businesses and why I sold them rather than continuing to own them and just letting someone else run them. My answer was simply I found I was no longer passionate about the business. In my life I’ve sort of turned my hobbies into businesses. My love for animals has caused me to

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I am onto Something…. – by Hannelie Venucia


We live in a world where everything is instant; instant coffee, instant dating, instant electronic and digital communication and connection, promises of instant riches, well-being and status, instant noodles, instant meals, drive through fast food, instant information via the internet, instant Google search, Instant gratification, instant peak experiences, instant this and instant that. There is no need to read a map or to familiarize yourself or explore a new neighborhood or city when you have a GPS. You only have to follow like a slave; no need to think, navigate and explore. True stimulation is a novelty as everything is ready made or shipped in a box. And sadly, as we all know, instant does not last.

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Natural Home Remedies & First Aid series, part 2 – by Ariel


Welcome to my column and Part 2 in the ‘Natural Home Remedies & First Aid’ series. In each publication of the series,’ three medicinal herbs’ with description of active nutrients and properties plus and ‘three natural emergency aids’ will be showcased… In this part, November’s issue I am going to present, not only the medicinal properties of the herbs – but also the folk names and “magical properties” of Fenugreek, Echinacea, & Comfrey.

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Tools for Transformation: Heart Centered Living – by Danielle Hughes


Heart centered living is about honouring your inner self. Often in the day to day activities we forget to stop and listen to our inner voice and override our own heart’s desire.  Within our hearts we have the ability to access the inner library of the Universe (the collective consciousness) in this space there are no limits to the knowledge that we can attain.

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My Curiosity – by Marie Pollnow


My curiosity always led me to nearby trees, creeks, hills and paths which of course were filled with birds and animals.  If I wasn’t out by myself, or with my brother walking in nature enjoying the greenery I was petting my neighbors’ ponies or feeding the chickens.  My love of animals led me to being Vegetarian in my teen years yet that is another story.  My curiosity led me to baby birds who had fallen from the trees, stray kittens, owls, Bob Whites, beavers, skunks, and maple trees.  Animals were my friends.  In fact watching them peaks my curiosity everyday.  In the classroom I liked to ask a lot of questions once I got past my shyness. I was more prone to following the rules which sometimes led to a kibosh on curiosity.  I guess that early Catholic mindset imposed fear at times.  I was always asking my Mom questions.  Why was this like this, or why does this work like this?  She never got mad and I loved her for it.

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Curiosity killed the cat! – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


For young people curiosity is a good quality. It makes you try things, expand your experience and understanding and learning by your mistakes. When you are old and wise you do not need to try everything anymore, you can now learn from the mistakes of others.

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A Journey Into The Past – by Marie Pollnow


Working as a caregiver for many years I was privileged to share a snapshot of several peoples’ life stories.  I learned so much.  I laughed with them, I cried with them, I felt their hurts, and I rejoiced in their glories and treasured moments.  Growing older is not always glamorous however we always tried, together, to welcome in a little bit of fun and joy.  I noticed so many older adults have a sense of spirituality that may not be categorically religious or dogmatic.  They had not been on earth ninety plus years without learning a thing or two and employing it.  So in this sense spiritual means reminiscing good old times or pivotal moments such as marriage, the birth of a child, or funnily how their older children were leaving the nest, finally.  I think of a few of my clients Roy, Joe and Ruth.  They always took pride in telling me some of their most exciting or meaningful moments.

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