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Are You Magic?

November 19, 2013 by

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I wrote this last week, but I’m sharing it again now because you need to know: YOU ARE MAGIC.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I absolutely adore this video from Jason Silva. It explains how the experience of love is the epitome of learning to “be with” something. Being with love is difficult, because you can lose it.

And you will. Even if you are together forever, there will be times when you’ll get your heart destroyed and you’ll break that person’s heart in return. You’ll lose love completely and then remember its beauty and decide to recreate it in a new way.

Inevitably, things will fall together and things will fall apart. And so this is how the story goes. We choose to be with love anyways — all it’s pain, power, beauty and grace. We love across cities, countries, cultures, races, ages and religions. We love through minutes, years and decades – and wars, famines and fights that could destroy it all. Amidst suffering, sickness, paint and disappointment, love is the divine power that holds us together. It is inside of us, beyond us and everything in between. Love is an energetic power that truly lasts forever.

The joy of something dying is that it means it actually lived. We are transient. But we are also permanent. Whether by coming back in a new life or through the mark we leave in this lifetime, we remain. We stay through the books we write, the children we raise and the businesses, ideas and magic we create. So remember that you are magic. And with magic, everything is possible.

*Again, here’s the video that inspired this post. Even if you did watch, watch again.

“When two people meet and fall in love, there’s a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it’s usually too late, we’ve used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It’s hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.”

–Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker


The Artist’s Way: Group Coaching

February 23, 2013 by

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“As you move toward a dream, the dream moves toward you.”

―Julia Cameron

In December, I kicked off a group coaching class with three powerful women. They are seekers, dreamers and believers. As a guide for the class, we used Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. I was first introduced to the book by Kimberly Wilson, whose Creativity Circle I took in October 2012. While doing the work myself, I was moved to share it in a course of my own, and I am so grateful. Cameron’s book is truly a gift.

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