Face Your Fears!

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

Bertrand Russell

As you wake each and every day ready to face the world, you make choices at that very moment when your feet hit the floor- you get to choose to be empowered by life or to be overwhelmed by your fear of the unknown.  You get to decide what you believe and what you don’t believe.  You get to decide what you store away and what you reject.  When you make the decision to face your fears, you see that what you fear is not real.  When you lift the veil of what scares you, you begin to experience letting go of what has been your greatest burden as you start to receive the blessings of the beauty that awaits.  When you make the choice to face your fears and call out for help in doing so, many will come to your aid. You don’t have to conquer fear on your own, but you do have to make the choice to conquer fear.  And, when you make that choice, as Eleanor Roosevelt has said, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”  It is really that simple. So as you move forward, make the decision to stop the cruelty and face your fears little by little and see how far your confidence in the universe will take you.  How wise!

Magical Key to Bliss: Find a mentor who has gone through the process of clearing fear from their mind.

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MGTB insight: Aim high

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.”

Michelangelo

Believe in your own amazing potential to achieve any goal you set. Don’t set an arbitrary bar that limits what you are capable of. You are blessed with untapped abilities that have the power to change the world for the better. You are a genius in your own right so don’t allow your fear of failure to scare you into inaction. Incredible opportunities come when you dream the impossible dream, and take the necessary steps to make it a reality. Life bursts with excitement when you set out on a course guided by your imagination matched by your skills. Settling into a comfort zone of minor achievements only prevents you from living the life you were meant to live. Stretch yourself and aim higher. Talent is a gift that must be explored. Creativity is a blessing that must be tapped at the source. Brilliance must be hard earned through inspiration and perspiration. Your beautiful vision must see the light of day. Re-parent yourself and speak amazing words to your psyche acknowledging how special, smart or particularly innovative you are in any area that calls to you. In the end, if you work hard, dream big, welcome divine inspiration and guard against the dangers of mediocrity, you are sure to rest easy as you smile well on a life well done. No regrets!

Magical Key to Bliss: Set a goal, aim high, raise the bar and be your own version of Michelangelo!

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MGTB insight: Recognize the brilliance of others

“It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think yours is the only path.”

Paulo Coelho

Even if the path you choose for your life is right for you right now, you must remember that your path is not the only way to truth.  While the greatest part of your soul knows your earthly direction, if you keep an open mind you will discover many different ways you can take to follow your course. When you start out, your inner circle may be small and information provided limited. As you go, you can be exposed to others whose points of view can help broaden your mind and enlighten you to new perspectives that will help you to make better choices as you move forward. That is the beauty of the universe.  There are so many ways to get to wherever you are going and so many different paths that you can take. Like other seekers that surround you, you are just making the best decisions you can with the information at hand. Yours is not to judge the choices of others, only to be grateful for the possibilities each new discovery offers each day. Strive to embrace the gift that is your path, yet keep an open mind to the diversity that lies before you.  Instead of staying closed in, when you recognize the brilliance of others, your horizons are expanded and your world just got a little bit bigger. For you are blessed with a world whose fabric is made up of many different paths to take, all eventually leading to a journey even more amazing!

Magical Key to Bliss: Keep an open mind to what the universe will show you today!

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Awakening to Bliss-our magical stories continue to unfold!

It has been nearly four years since my mother died at the age of 67. Four long years I might add. As I approach the four year anniversary, I reflect on what has happened since then in my life. It may seem like a long time, to a child four years is an eternity, but for me it is a blip on the screen of my life. While the pain of her loss has diminished, there are times when I long for her physical presence and words of encouragement. While the overwhelming weight of grief has lessened, I am forever changed by its presence in my life. Still getting up each day and getting dressed seeking out my something wonderful. Still managing anxiety and stress that was not there so profoundly before and still navigating my life through the rough and smooth waters looking for my angels to help me steer. 

After four years, I don’t recognize myself as the person I was then. I have faced a lot of pain head on, at the same time experienced moments of incredible joy. I never believed I could do it without my mom by my side, praying for me, loving me and taking care of me like only a mother could. 

Yet, I’m still standing by the grace of God. And I have fought the hard battle to keep magic and miracles in my life despite fear, despite negativity and despite some pretty big hurdles that would bring some to their knees. 

I started out just hoping to survive. As I opened my eyes, that changed to wanting someone to fix me. Now, knowing what I know, my intention is to be the observer of the journey as it is. The events that have so far made up the story that is my life. I only know what has crossed my path, yet I have learned so much from so many beautiful teachers different ways to approach it all!

What I do know is that even when I didn’t feel like it, I was held. I was never alone and always loved. Always. This has been an awakening to bliss. An awakening to magic. An awakening to life. 

Four years ago, I was watching my mom’s physical life come to an end with absolutely no idea that was my wake up call for mine to begin again! After writing my insights daily to connect with my mom, the voice is no longer hers alone. I hear an awakened version of me come through. Still very imperfect, still looking for my way, yet now I see the warrior standing in front of me, looking back at me, smiling at me. Knowing the pride of having survived, having learned, and still fighting each day to act as a guide, a teacher, as a warrior of the light so others may awaken as well.

This is my blessing from the pain. And to all my fellow warriors, I bow to you knowing the journey has not been easy, yet acknowledging each of our worthy role. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the magical story of me unfold.  Certainly now, experiencing more fun and balance along the way! I still miss my mom, but now her energy sits on my shoulder as the archetypal guardian angel every great warrior story speaks of! I can almost hear her saying to me, Onward Meg! So I say the same to all of you you, ONWARD as we all shine!

   

 

MGTB: We are all warriors of the light!

“A Warrior of Light is capable of understanding the miracle of life, of fighting to the last for something he believes in . . . [He] knows that he has much to be grateful for.  Angels help him in his struggle;  celestial forces place each thing in its place, thus allowing him to give it his best. . . His gratitude, however, is not limited to the spiritual world;  he never forgets his friends, for their blood, mingles with his on the battlefield.  A Warrior does not need to be reminded of the help given him by others.  He is the first to remember and he makes sure to share with them any rewards he receives.”

Paulo Coelho

We are all warriors of the light.   We are all champions of this incredible beautiful beam that guides our path and brightens our day. We have felt it, we have seen it, we are it. And we will fight with every last ounce of strength left to keep this light burning bright. We, warriors, understand that the world is a beautiful place. When challenged in this belief, instead of losing our way, we will take action to ensure that others see this exquisiteness as well.  As a warrior, it is our mission. While the journey is not easy, we warriors are never alone in this undertaking. We are drawn to the strength of others armoring ourselves with love. These angels give us the fortitude to see it through and for this we are grateful beyond words. For we, the wise warriors, know the miracle that is life and we bask in the brilliance of its glow.

Magical Key to Bliss: Shine warriors shine!

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MGBT insight: Perhaps it’s wise to be a little bit foolish

“The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe that the best is yet to come.”
Peter Ustinov

Sometimes when you focus on the bad things that the world shows you, you lose sight of how incredible reality can actually be.  When you surround yourself with negative news, you start to lose sight that there is good in the world.  Perhaps when you meet up with others whose energy is depleting, you feel your own energy wane when it could use a bolster of magic and miracles.  In life , you choose how to look at every circumstance.  If you want to live an amazing life, replace any fear based images with ones that foster love and you start to experience love.  Turn off the news that focuses on shock, look for stories in your neighborhood where people are serving each other. Step away from those people who constantly point out what is going wrong, seek out others who choose to live their lives filled with joy.  When you shift your vibration to a higher plane where the optimist resides, you will discover quickly the wisdom that even if today is not so great, the best is yet to come.  And when you start to see the glass half full, recognize the silver lining and grab onto the wonderful take aways on the journey, then a new wisdom will soon be yours. Even if others think you are a bit foolish, don’t care. Keep dreaming because living a positive and exciting life that is based on looking at the bright side is why you are here after all. Forever the wise fool!

Magical Key to Bliss: Rediscover hope in humanity by acknowledging the unsung heroes.

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MGTB insight: Don’t forget to breathe

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

Stephen Covey

Today make the conscious decision to stop and take a deep breath many times. Whenever life feels overwhelming, stop and breath. When you are faced with a big problem that requires an innovative solution, stop and breath. Or when you just start to feel anxious and out of sorts, the best thing that you can do is to stop, pause and remember to breath. Not the kind of breath that is short and shallow. The kind of breath that fills every part of your body and soul. Take as many as you need to calm yourself. This small decision will make all the difference in the way that your day proceeds. It can clear your mind so that your focus is sharper and you are more attuned to the matter at hand. Most importantly, a deep breath can bring you to a place of peace if only for a moment. Taking deep breaths throughout the day brings you a higher level of happiness and clarity. In the deep breaths you take, you fill your cup visualizing a more vital and robust you and at the same time letting out the negative energy or hot air. The tension that is present in any challenging circumstance can be minimized by making this wonderful choice to stop, breath and let go. It seems like a silly reminder, but when you decide to take deep breaths daily and often, your circumstances change as your spirit has an even better chance to take flight. How about that for a wise choice and investment in you!

Magical Key to Bliss: Breathe in calm, breathe out chaos. Life is precious.


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Who is up for a Monday Challenge!?!

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Today, instead of complaints of what is wrong in the world, the focus is on how much gratitude we have for what is right! There are many people facing “BIG” challenges that have them on their knees.  If for one moment, we choose to shift our complaints to those of well wishes and positive intentions in service, then watch our world change simply and powerfully.  Choose impeccable words for the next 24 hours and see life start to be a little bit brighter. So who is up for the challenge?

March 20: Make you in peace!

“So what can we do about the craziness of the world?”

“Nothing.”  Ketut laughed, but with a dose of kindness. “This is the nature of the world.  This is destiny. Worry about your craziness only-make you in peace.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

You cannot control the craziness of the world.  However, you can make a difference in your corner of it. Instead of focusing on what you believe to be impossible, shift your attention to what you know you can do. You can create your world in peace by taking care of yourself. You can begin to pay attention to the kind of energy you bring to your life. You can focus with gratitude on your blessings. You can choose to tune out the noise and chaos with dedicated moments of focused joy. It is time to stop putting off your happiness for tomorrow by starting to stretch your body and mind for the pure love of it today. In small, manageable increments of time, take the action necessary to breathe yourself back into balance.  Worrying does you no good. You cannot be a warrior if you are a worrier. Focus on what the fighter within needs to tame those out of control feelings. Seek out the tools, prayer, meditation, exercise, inspired conversation or reading, that will bring you back to sanity. Slowly at first, when the old habits are replaced with new ones, the peaceful transformation will be quicker and the living in the pain a lot shorter.  Do what you can do now. Make you in peace and the ripple effect that you can have on the world will go beyond your even wildest imagination.

Magical Key to Bliss: Speak words of gratitude today accepting your peaceful journey.

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MGTB insight: With confidence, welcome a big embrace from the universe

“When we are self confident, the universe opens its arms to us.”

Concetta Bertoldi

Confidently take the position that the universe is ready to help you in all of your endeavors. While there are times when this Earth school can feel like an unloving place, you must remember that your thoughts play a big part in how you align to the world around you. Your reality is an illusion of sorts. You project onto your world what you believe to be true based upon your story so far. As your perception changes, you have the power to transform the tone of your life. There is a school of thought that postulates that the very act of observation changes things. Therefore, if you take on an air of positivity and confidence, your life experience will be one where the universe opens its arms to you. That is the beauty of the law of attraction. Read More

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