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Create a Magical Life in Seven Steps

What is a magical life?

I define it is as a life lived with ease, love, and enjoyment.  A life where you say to yourself, “That’s exactly what I was wanting or thinking” as you notice its occurrence. Recognize some desires happen right away and some desires take time.  Ponder this thought:  If you are desire something that is good and true, then there is great potential to see this desire fulfilled.  It is magical and attainable.

Furthermore, I have used this procedure many times until it became a practice, then a habit.  It works for me.  I sold my business, found a mate, even moved to desired locations.   A very important key  – don’t get caught up in the details, the how.  Don’t force your expectations.  What does that mean?  There is a potential for a different outcome, but as you look back on the process you can see that it was in your heart all along.

Seven Steps to a Magical Life

  1. Start where you are. Maybe you don’t like your job, your boss, your spouse, your house, your life.  You don’t have to wait for something to change. It is actually better to know how to livewhile you develop an understanding of what your beautiful life will look like.
  2. Practice dreaming. Yes, dreaming.  What do you want?  Write it down.   Draw it out. Make a Pinterest board with all your dreamy, creative ideas.  Follow your heart.
  3. Learn the secret of happy people. What is their common denominator?  I can give you a tip to get you started…gratitude and appreciation.  There is a principle here.  What you give out boomerangs and comes back to you.
  4. Want to travel, but the budget constrains you. Go on a one-day vacation as often as you can.  Get out of your routine.  Find free things to do that light your fire.  Make a plan to begin visiting these places.  Save some bucks for a nice meal at a restaurant that strikes your fancy.  (Tip: Pack your lunch for work and save the extra money for your fancy dinner.  Set your money aside in a “for fun” jar.)
  5. Choose quality over quantity. When you shop for your daily “bread”: Get good stuff, not just something to fill your tummy.  Your energy level, creative bent, and sleep will thank you and you might just begin to wake up with a smile on your face.
  6. Enhance your environment. Take a few minutes each day and get rid of things that junk up your life.  Yes, just do it.  It is liberating.  Place inspiring photos on your walls.   Choose colors that enliven you in areas that will spark your creative juices.
  7. Ask the Universe (God, Source) for what you want. This is a huge principle.  Remember the:  ‘Ask, Seek and Knock quote’.  Look for your desire.  Don’t be afraid to go after what you want.

Remember  

This is not difficult… it just takes practice.  As Wayne Dyer puts it:  “Change your thoughts, change your life”.  Ram Dass suggests in the rhyme we all know “….life is but a dream”.  So learn to row your boat, steady as it goes and soon your will be living a magical life. Believe it. Dreams do come true.

 

Julia Parsell

Julia Rae Parsell

Julia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred.  She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names:  wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As a home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community.  Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully.  Her passions are family, writing, and trail blazing. She is happily married in Western North Carolina.   Please visit her blog here.

 




Declutter Your Mental Space:10 Ways To Give Your Brain A Spring Cleaning

By: | Inspired Life/TWP

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Spring is a natural time for clearing out old dirt and clutter. We do this for our houses and even for our bodies, but how often do we do it for our minds? In the same way you might cleanse your body of physical toxins and waste, you can also cleanse your mind of mental toxins like bitterness and unforgiveness. If left to fester, these poisons can eventually destroy their containers, like acids of the mind. To replenish our energy and regain our balance, we have to stop feeding off of mental “anti-nutrients” like perfectionism and the need to always be right.

Spring is the perfect time to de-clutter our mental space.

Not only will this restore us psychologically, but it can help restore us physically as well. The body is just downstream of the mind, so in clearing out and detoxifying your mind, your body will follow. These 10  tips are cleansing for everyone, but they are especially freeing for those of us stuck in chronic, unhealthy eating and self-care patterns. Some of them you can put into practice the second you decide to. Others involve more deeply embedded patterns that will take time and a sustained effort to clear, but you can begin today. Or at least, consider the fresh point of view. Free your mind and free your life.

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1. Mind your own business.

One of my favorite spiritual teachers, Byron Katie, says that before stressing out about something, you should always ask yourself whose business it is: yours, mine or God’s. If it’s not your business, why are you in it?

2. Let go of the need to be right.

Is it truly more important to you to be right about something than to preserve your relationships with others? Have you ever loved anyone more because they were right and you were wrong? Decide if you’d rather be right or be close to people.

3. Stop blaming, shaming  and complaining.

Every one of these toxic habits is about giving your core power to something outside of your control. Stop it. It can’t save you. It’s not the difficult person or situation that causes your distress. It’s the story you tell yourself about what it means that causes you pain. Take control of what you tell yourself about difficulties and challenges, and the circumstances of your life will no longer have the power to blow you around like a tumbleweed.

4. Stop trying to please and impress everybody.

You won’t die if someone disapproves of something you say or do. Who are you? If you’re always trying to measure up to other people’s standards, you’ll never find out.

5. Clean up unfinished business.

Pick an unpleasant task you’ve been putting off for a long time and just do it. Today. Eckhart Tolle says, “That which stands in the way IS the way.” You will feel 20 pounds lighter.

6. Forgive someone.

Often we believe that forgiving someone will let them off the hook, so we hold on to our unforgiveness to punish them. But the truth is, when we forgive others, we free ourselves. Try it and see.

7. If you’re in the wrong, make it right.

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When we mess up, we can become so paralyzed by guilt or shame that we make excuses, lie about our part, or run away from our responsibilities. Because the essential pain of not owning our wrongs is in our own hearts, there’s no real escape that way. Here’s what we told our kids when they were growing up: When you do something wrong, tell the truth. Apologize. Make it right if you can. Owning up means it won’t own you.

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Let Go of Clutter and Live a More Simple Life

Luminita Saviuc | Purpose Fairy

“Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” ~ Wendell Berry

You know what I recently noticed? That I am no longer attached to material things like I used to be.

There was a time when, because I was attached to every little thing that I possessed, I would get so mad whenever someone would take my things, use them and at times break them. And oh my, all the drama that was created around that. But now I no longer care.

Even though I can afford to a lot of ‘stuff’, I have reached a point in my life where spending my money on all kind of physical things no longer excites me. In fact I seem to get a lot more excited when I give my things away than I do when I buy them. I guess this is what happens the moment you begin to understand that you are more than your possessions and that your value doesn’t come from how much ‘stuff’ you have but from who you are internally. 

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” ~ Albert Einstein

We live in a world that teaches us that more is better and that the more we have, the more valuable we become and the better our lives will get. But where is the peace in that?  

Where is the peace in always striving and never arriving? Where is the peace in never being satisfied with what you already have and always wanting more, more, more? Where is the peace in allowing your material possessions to control you and your life instead of you being the one in control?

When is enough, enough? 

“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that we should all give our material possessions away and live on the streets. That’s far from it. What I’m saying is that we shouldn’t waste our lives working so hard to make money, just so we can spend those money on gathering a lot of stuff and clutter our lives. There’s more to life than hoarding a lot of ‘stuff’.

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Living in a constant chase to acquire more stuff is exhausting. It makes you think that where you are, who you are and what you now have is never enough and that you should seek to have more, do more and become more. 

It’s a trap.

“But here’s the thing–no matter how many possessions you have, you never feel secure. As soon as you get one thing, there is always something else you “need”.” ― Karen Kingston,

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but there are many people who  give way too much importance and value to their material possessions. And that’s only because they take their sense of identity, their value and their worth from all of those things.

When you have no idea who you are, and what really means to be a valuable and worthy human being, you can’t help but think that the value and quantity of your stuff says a lot about your value.

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~ Maya Angelou

I think it’s very important for people to understand that your value doesn’t come from how much stuff you have, how shiny it all is and how much you paid for it. Your true value comes from the fact that you were once born into this physical world and that you are now living and breathing on this beautiful planet. That’s where your true value comes from.

You are a valuable and worthy human being not because you hoarded a lot of physical things but because you were once born. 

We are all here for a reason. We are all here because each and every one of us has a purpose to fulfill. And that purpose and that reason isn’t about us gathering a lot of ‘stuff’ and then allowing that ‘stuff’ to clutter our lives and to keep us from walking on our life path. 

There’s nothing wrong in having beautiful things and allowing those things to give more meaning and color to your life. But if you fall into the trap of allowing your material possessions to keep you from honoring yourself, your purpose and from creating the life you were meant to create, than that can become a problem.

“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!” ~ Og Mandino

Work on making the relationship you have with yourself and your life path more important than the relationship you have with your material possessions. Never allow your attachment to your material things to keep you from going where your heart wants you to go and from doing the things that your Soul came here to do.

If life ever asks you to relocate. If your hear your heart telling you that you should leave behind the life you are now living and the many material things you are currently clinging on to so that you can start a new life someplace else, dare to listen. Trust the wisdom of your inner voice and trust in the wisdom of life. Because that’s what life is really all about.

“You can only lose what you cling to.” ~ Buddha

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