Hello..Welcome to my space…
Today I shall share a bit of magic with you..
For the magic to work, it’s best if you may turn off your mind, open your heart, and let your senses lead you…
Magic happens anywhere, anytime.. Regardless of your mood, the weather, the dollar amount in your pocket…
In my life, magic is a lot like pixie dust..I allow my heart to be fully open…and then viola! a sprinkling of pixie dust on the most ordinary moment–which is then so extraordinary I smile when I think about it. The smile on my face is the reflection of the pure joy in my heart. In such a manner, magic is liberally woven throughout my entire day. When I am in the moment, I allow the wonder of it to soak in, and I am so very thankful for all that I experience…
Delight, Wonder, Joy, Love, Beauty
..in many forms..
all throughout my day…
Here is an example of how pixie dust is sprinkled in my life:
I was sitting at the park at my daughter’s soccer practice, basking in the sunshine, happy to enjoy a few moments of quiet, reading my Yoga Journal magazine..when the cutest little puppy jumped right into my lap. I was engrossed in my reading and basking, so was very unaware that this pup was around..Jumped right into my lap. I love dogs..the children and I wish for a dog..I lost my dog last Fall and I wish for another…So, when a dog is around, I’m thankful to play and pet and interact…
Here is the cutest pup sitting on my magazine in my lap…curled right up into me,as if we’ve always known each other:
As Magic works..the article I was reading was titled: “Wishful Thinking”…
*That* is how magic works..drops what your heart whispers right into your lap..you prep the space, open your heart, believe it is possible..and BAM, there it is…in such a way that your heart celebrates!
Even more magical than the little pup in my lap was the comment my son made as he walked away from petting this cutie pie dog..I quote (because he asked me to)…from my little wise one:
“If I had a cushion every time I wanted to try something, I bet I’d fall a lot just because I can…”
How true is that within my own life? I am a jumper by nature..I enjoy taking risks, enjoy adventure, seek out new and different (which I will share with you on Monday)…ah, but sometimes, sure sometimes I am tentative, usually the fear of getting hurt..and Oh Man!..if I Knew *I’d* have a cushion…I can stream off a huge list of all that I’d try…
Why is that? Why is there a long list of things I haven’t tried but would if I could be guaranteed a cushion? I *am* guaranteed a cushion..the cushion of Faith..everything happens for a reason, it’s all interwoven to create my beautiful rich, multi-colored, multi-textured tapestry..My tapestry *is* my cushion..
I’m throwing away my list..because this moment is the one I may create, no list required..Just open my heart and allow the magic to be sprinkled throughout… I shall continue to allow wonder filled, joy filled, magnificently splendid, Fun, creative magic.. pixie dust.. to be abundantly sprinkled in each moment. I shall celebrate because I have a cushion and I may do anything I choose, because I know I shall Fly…
And the magic in this thread continues…I wrote this post in the evening after work. My friend asked me to come over to play the drums. Well, as many of you know, I love to play my djembe drum, and I often participate in drum circles, so an offer to play drums is wonderful to me! However…this particular friend is an extremely talented musician..able to effortlessly make beautiful music with pretty much any instrument..so in this house there are many different kinds of guitars in each room, different drum sets and equipment..a beach house full of great energy with any instrument I’d like to play..and a fabulous set of conga drums just calling my name..
Fear set in..I’m a newbie so no comparison at all..what if I suck, what if someone makes fun of me, what if the neighbors complain, what if I somehow break the drum..
The Universe heard my heart today and knew drum playing was what I ‘needed’, plopped the invitation right into my lap and it was my choice to embrace or resist..Does this happen in your life? You are given the very thing you want, yet you deflect it instead of receiving it?
My mind came up with whats if’s, so I turned it off; I could hear my heart say yes please, oh yes please..how magical indeed…
So, my son’s quote ran through my mind….and I thought how perfect, surely I can *do* this..I *want* to do this!
I went..I went to this beach house with the talented musicians living in it and the awesome instruments and I put on my favorite music and I jammed my little heart out..it was great fun! While I was playing, there were some moments I would think about the beat; so again I turned my mind off and played with my senses..feelings of joy, love, peace, my hands trying new and different beats, reviewing comfortable and familiar ones…I stood in the open window with the breeze flowing in and played and played…And one of the guys came home and said he didn’t mean to interrupt my recording..Recording???? Oh *grin* you go Joy, you go!!
For I was in this house alone..and *that* is pure magic to me. Living on the boat is awesome, but space is a commodity, so to have use of the beach house, drums, space to stretch out, relax and just be..on my own..Amazing! To have a friend who honors this about me and is gracious enough to fulfill my heart whispers without needing to be present is equally as magical..
And more pixie dust: living in this house is the most gentle spirited dog..whom I’ve known for some time…so when I was done playing, she lay in my lap and we enjoyed some cuddle time…Drumming to my heart’s content, a compliment, and cuddle time with a dog..
All because my son reminded me of the use of cushions..and the Universe supplied me with adequate pixie dust..
I played the drums!! At the beach house!! My grin will remain even in my sleep:)
I would *love* if you open your heart and dare to fly with me..
Do you believe in magic? And if so, please share what is the most magical thing that has happened to you recently? I *love* to hear magical stories…especially yours!
May abundant joy touch your life in exactly the right places this weekend,