Making changes – by Kristine Grün

What would you change if you had the chance?

In my childhood, we were often sitting in a circle pointing out things about life or ourselves we wanted to change. It sounds horrible, but so it was.

I would not change anything about myself, or my life – even the bad stuff. It makes me who I am and I believe it is important to embrace all of life’s experiences as they make us uniquely who we are today.

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To Love Your Life or Just Exist – by Karen

You can love your life or simply exist.

It’s true, many people love life and live it to the full, whilst others simply exist from day to day Which one are you?

Depending on how you feel and think about your life will determine your destiny.

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Being More – By Bob Rush

This month’s theme set me to some hard thought. I truly believe that we are not just here to exist but really to thrive and become more. That’s what I love about TMH – its about thriving. To me the word exist connotes that I am just here. But I know on the cellular level that there is a purpose to my story and journey. Even if it is only to teach myself necessary lessons to live an impassioned life.

I used to be wrapped up in the “external”. What people thought of me was more important

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The Impulse to Exist – by Kellie

My first impulse when I hear the word “exist” is to put a “co-” in front of it.  For really, isn’t it time we as a species finally and truly learn how to co-exist with each other? We are all human beings, we all have the same basic needs for food,

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The Existence of Nothing – by Dean Nelson

In the beginning…there was nothing. No light did shine in the darkness that was not. No void could fill space for there was no space, no time, no matter and no being. Only nothingness was.

Nothingness was formless and timeless.

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We are the world – by Jessica Ardeal

“We must now understand that our own well-being can be achieved only through the well-being of the entire natural world around us.” ~Thomas Berry

From the days of cave dwellers and the open range, to villages and societies today, there has been a rise and fall of civilizations.

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Exist – by Tori James

When you read my column in this issue you’ll discover I lived a part of my life in survival mode. Not that ‘survival” is negative, as it IS one step above existing. Buy ya know to exist, survive, strive and thrive in life it takes effort, personal effort, labor for constructive unfoldment.

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My Time of Year, Autumn is… – by Annette

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the smells, the foods and the temperatures of autumn and I imagine they love me too! For all of these wonders and miracles called to me, coaxed me and welcomed me as I was born this time of year! My lusty cries were first heard just days before Halloween 4 weeks prior to Thanksgiving and exactly 2 months before Christmas. Ah yes, I came into physical existence in a most wonderful and glorious season!

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How Do I Exist? – by Marie Pollnow

I am inspired to exist through many things I have observed in the last month. I believe existing has many interpretations yet to fully exist is to “be alive” and know every breath is life. When we are just trolling along on automatic pilot we cannot truly exist. To exist is to laugh, to love, to be in the moment, to forgive, to dance, to paint and to do whatever you love to do. I believe existing fully and completely we allow love and abundance into our lives.

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No-where Now-here – by Wayne

I must confess at being totally baffled over this month’s theme, to the point of waiting for the information to start to flow. I spent many a night mulling over possibilities but nothing was popping. I am of the belief that if you are stumped you ask, so that is what I did.

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Exist!! – by Suzanne

What do you think of when you hear the word “exist”?  Does your mind conjure all kinds of possibilities?  A curious word, methinks…what does it mean “to exist” – is it just that alone, or is “existence” much deeper?

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What does this Mean? – by David Little

What is the meaning of life? A question that has been asked throughout the ages. Where are we in the grand scheme of things ? What does the universe have in store for me? Pretty heavy stuff to try to figure out. Instead trying to make sense of this conundrum, why not try to exist within a framework that says “ I am part of everything.” Trying to put a piece into a giant puzzle and make it work because you need to be part of something. This doesn’t make sense as you will never be part of something by trying to fit in.

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Past Locomotive – by Peter McCarthy


I was on my way to see my sick mother, the nursring home had called me for the third time to tell me that my mother probably wasn’t going to make it much longer. My dad died two years ago and the idea of becoming a genetic orphan was making me feel very uncomfortable, as a single child being all alone in the world – had definitely restimulated all my childhood fears.

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The Call To Participate – by Kat McCarthy

This edition of The Magic Happens Magazine in dedicated to the theme ‘Participate.’

Many of those who wrote for this edition expressed some difficulty with the theme and I have to admit, I had a little trouble with it as well. (I also have to admit that I find the very best content comes out of the tough subjects so I am not sorry.)

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