“If music be the food of love, play on.”
What brings great joy to your life? What brings great happiness to your days? What brings great passion to your endeavors? What brings great love? Music, music, music, music. Magical melodies that have you tapping your feet. Lovely verses that speak to you in both the good times and the bad. Incredible beats followed by catchy refrains that encourage you and give you great hope that nothing is ever as desperate as it seems. An incredible energy that enters through your ears and invades your very soul, this is the medicine that heals you. Look to the music of life and let it guide you to the exact place that you need to go. And at that place, you will meet yourself for the first time again. You will nourish yourself for music is the food of love. A love that ebbs and flows with the rhythmic sound that awakens the power within and energizes your creative spirit. The weaping of the violin that begs you to unleash the passion in your soul. That gentle breath of peace that is inhaled as the beautiful aria of a soprano takes you to an otherworldly place. The vibrant musical beat that releases the dance inside you enabling you to begin the celebration of life once again. Music is food for the soul especially when you need an immediate boost. So if you desire to hear universal love, play on, play on, play on, play on!
Magical Key to Bliss: Put on your favorite song, turn up the radio, or even grab an instrument and just play and let the love permeate your soul!
“When you pray, move your feet.”
An old African proverb
Frustration occurs when we find ourselves stuck in difficult circumstances for quite some time. Instead of moving through this period, we feel trapped in a state of hopelessness. While we seek positive change, even pray for it to come, each morning we wake feeling destined to repeating bad patterns over again. While prayer is powerful and can move mountains, begging for a miraculous shift must be coupled with action that will deliver us out of the uncomfortable situations that we may find ourselves in. It does not have to be a grand gesture that loosens the grip of stagnation on our lives, all we need to do is take one baby step after another towards the light of our dreams. When we pray, then move our feet through the challenge, we will manifest the events or people who will take us even further on the journey to a place greater than we ever imagined. Dreaming alone will only keep us in a state of fantasy. Dreams coupled with action will take us to a new reality. So when we feel frustration, take out a journal and start writing to get clear. When the cobwebs fall away as the winds of change start to blow, hope returns and each inspired move forward will boost your prayer to another level of heightened vibration. Bringing back a sense of enthusiasm and passion for our dreams, we set a new course built on creative insight that comes from a newly minted approach to life.
Magical Key to Bliss: Get inspired to journal about a problem that you are experiencing and come up with one step towards a solution.
“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”
Whether written or spoken, the words we use form the basis of our relationships as we move through this journey. When we choose to use kind words as a part of our daily rhetoric, then what we foster becomes the virtue that creates brilliance in our lives. By making kindness the cornerstone of our life’s work, we can affect everyone we touch with our presence in a magical way. It is hard to deny the power of generosity and genuine concern for one another. There are historical leaders who use kindness well as they inspire others with speeches that have long remained great examples for generations. If we pause to think of the most influential positive people in the world, we know their gift lies in the energizing kind words they use to empower others to live the life they so desire. We are moved by their compassion that allows them to create an environment for building bridges based in understanding. We are compelled to action to imitate their graciousness that is the foundation for the development of a better world. As we follow their example, we know kind words are powerful. We know kind words make all the difference. We know kind words are the beginning to creating brilliance in life.
Magical Key to Bliss: Find an example of a leader who used kindness to make a difference in this world and pick out attributes that you would like to imitate.
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
When we don’t take the time to dream, we are susceptible to get caught up in the routine of everyday comings and goings. When we fail to dream, we are subject to losing sight of the beauty that surrounds us with all the magic it holds. When we forget to stop and schedule moments to dream, we miss out on that precious time to connect with that place inside waiting to blossom. Our dreams keep our passion alive. Our dreams make life worth living. Our dreams need to be recognized and validated so that we thrive. In the reaching for our dreams, we reach for something greater than ourselves. We push past obstacles and revitalize our purpose and path. Yes, we wake up, get dressed and go to work or wherever else we are scheduled to be. Yes, we have responsibilities to tend to that seek to fill the hours of our days. Yes, other things take our time and fill our days. However, we can focus, plan, and take moments to think about what gives our hearts wings. That time invested in ourselves will be key to mapping out our personal plan for finding joy through our dreams. Yes, our spirits depend on the time that we take to be innovative by imagining what we are capable of. When we start out by focusing on our dreams and then setting out to follow them, life gets more interesting. As we open the doors for a whole world of possibilities, we enthusiastically experience a universe where dreams really come true!
Magical Key to Bliss: Draw a map to guide you in the direction of your dream!
“The great successful men (and women) of the world have used their imagination… they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building—steadily building.”
With your imagination put to the test, there is no telling how your creative spirit will blossom. Imagine a world where you construct bridges not walls, then visualize the first brick joining your imagination to your reality. Imagine a life filled with adventure and excitement, first get a clear mental picture of where you will travel first, how you will get there, the people you will meet and what you will learn along the way. Imagine whatever you will, for you have the ability to think of new things that have never been seen before. You have the ability to form a picture in your mind of experiences that are yet to pass. You have the ability to create other worlds that have not been perceived in reality just yet. You are blessed with an imagination that can take you to places, to know people and to experience amazing things if only you let it take flight. Today is a good day to exercise your creative muscle by choosing to live in a world of pure imagination. You will feel great success as you share with the world your imagination through your artistic and intellectual creations no matter how bizarre they may be. If you imagine with wonder, it may just be a preview of what is yet to come.
Magical Key to Bliss: Imagine a world of your own creation, then write, sing or draw about it!
“Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.”
We were all born with the ability to nurture ourselves past any hurdle or challenge that life presents. Couple the nurturing with a fastidious belief in all that is possible and we are not stopped by our experience of what is! When we make the decision that today is the day to start to nurture the vision that we have for our life, then we will be able to whittle away our insecurities only to find that confident person waiting to burst out and on to the scene. Time to start believing that when the going gets tough, we are all superior to our circumstances! And that is the truth! If life is all an illusion anyway, then wouldn’t it be fantastic to choose the illusion that we so desire! Dare to do great things friends and the universe will answer to the call! Think big and we shall flourish. Just don’t give up and we will never know defeat even in failure! We shall only know success because as we keep moving forward and dare to do great things, we will have accomplished more than we could ever imagine!
Magical Key to Bliss: Dare to do great creative amazing things today!
This creative month of May, my soul circle encouraged each one of us to write a poem about ourselves on whatever we wanted to share with the group. I have been contemplating vulnerability- the balance of who I know myself to be and what I allow others to see, I was moved to write the following:
You think you see me, but only what I care to share with you. I miss my life that was so effortlessly lived at one time. Now, I protect those pieces of me that I fought so desperately to put back together. I have heard it say that you are strongest at the broken places, but trust is difficult. Am I strong enough, do I dare let you in? I am the beautiful little child that dances behind the screen. At the same time, I am the gentle soul whose anxiety scares her beyond a doubt. I am desperate to be the free spirit again – to roam in the mystical here on Earth. I am destined to live out my days wonderfully. But if I showed you all of me, would you honor that gift. Would you judge me because you do not understand or would you play with me only to learn more? If I showed you who I am, flaws and gifts alike, would you still love me?
“You don’t know what you’re going to get into when you follow your bliss.”
Be present to the bliss that surrounds you! Delight in the moment! Joy is celebrating each event as it unfolds no matter how big or small! Surround yourself with a loving group that supports you and makes you feel good about yourself! Close your eyes and let the sounds of joy fill your entire being, the laughter, the giggles, the love! Breathe in each morsel of bliss! Experience delight without question and savor the beauty of the present moment! Life is too short not to experience each and every moment! Keep your dreams alive and know that you are living them every second of the day! Visualizing the kind of life you want and desire is so important to realizing it! Once you set your intentions through visualization, it is time to fall in love with whatever comes your way! You can do this! Have fun and dance when you get the chance! Embrace the magical marvelous and magnificent YOU! Grab onto life and let it take you away! Enjoy your once around and smile! If there is to be happiness in your life, then you just gotta go with it and follow your bliss! Grab onto the balloons and fly-no questions about it!
Magical Key to Bliss: Give loving attention to a life destined to be glorious!
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be true to who you are! It is your job to be your most authentic self. The simplicity of standing confident in your skin only becomes difficult when you listen to a world that offers distorted images of its definition of worthiness. When you allow your self-esteem to be hijacked and become easily swayed, you parade around in a fog of uncertainty. Yet, when you stay true to you, you will be sure to live out your truth and act out the best version of yourself. And when you do this, no degree of outside influence will threaten this divinely inspired knowing that guides you to march to the beat of the music that emanates from your heart. And, it is in listening to that music, playing, dancing and singing that you achieve the greatest sense of accomplishment. Regret can only come from not adhering to the promise that is your life. As Wayne Dyer has said, “Don’t die with the music still in you.” Follow your heart as your own soul dictates and your life will be filled with abundance and promise. Just go at your own pace and be true to yourself! Allow your intuition to guide you! Then you will know the strength that comes from a confidence that authenticity allows! This is a promise!
Magical Key to Bliss: Figure out what kind of music you would play if you could do anything today!
“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life, … If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.”
Ahh, Karma, what a wonderful and beautiful thing. With the understanding and heightened awareness that our actions can affect our lives, we set out to live the best version of ourselves. This concept of living a life on purpose empowered by consciousness where we act rather than are acted upon is freeing. Instead of being controlled by fear of what negative karma can bring to us, we are liberated by the ideas that will allow for more love, hope, joy, and abundance. What karma we build in this life, will lay the path for our divine destiny. It can be a life based upon strong virtue and character where we participate in positive creativity or not. The choice is ours to make each and every day. How we decide to live is the most important indicator of whether we live a life filled with abundance or not. There is nothing more empowering to achieving abundance than to take on the idea of cooperation rather than competition that will lend a hand to thriving in this world. For it is in the connections of those kindred spirits that each of our paths are bolstered with pure joy as we fulfill the divine promise of our hearts desire. And that feeling we get from incredible karmic right action is a wonderful thing as our dreams will come to us!
Magical Key to Bliss: Focus on ways to cooperate with others to bring creative abundance!