is that comprises the essence of oneself and celebrate it—that is where magic lives. Oſt en, the qualities that carry our
magic may have been put down. Sensitivity can be considered weakness. Determination might be termed stubbornness. But if we unabashedly love and celebrate these quali- ties in ourself, we begin to re-conceptualize them as sources of strength and power, and magic seeps through.
Reclaim Your Magic
Make Your World Wondrous Again by Paige Leigh Reist
couraged from a young age. We’re taught to ignore it in favor of logic, following social scripts and displaying expected behaviors. We’re told whom to look to for answers, defi nitions of right and wrong and true and false, and that grown-ups always know best. A powerful way to counteract this
conditioning is to come to trust ourselves. Intuition is like a muscle—the more we use it, the more powerful it becomes. T e spiri- tual “still small voice” won’t lead us astray.
validated and supported is a powerful catalyst of personal growth and supports
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COMMUNE. Speaking our truth is transformative. To be heard,
e are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of
us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are fi ve ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.
LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES. Our planet teaches by example how
to live in harmony with the seasons. Rest in the winter, awake to new beginnings in spring and rejoice in summer’s bounty. Give extra thanks in autumn. Live by and with the land, and watch how goodness magically blooms into being.
EXERCISE INTUITION. Trusting in our intuition is generally dis-
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self-worth. Whenever possible, make time to meet with kindred spirits and share personal stories, wisdom and struggles around the proverbial fi re.
CELEBRATE. Spend time thinking about what it
STOP ACCEPTING THE MUNDANE .
Let go of anything that does more to
limit rather than propel progress. Review media habits, relationships, jobs and character traits, and be ruthless in pruning what needs to go. Try to interact only with people,
activities and things that produce glow- ing feelings of inspiration, fulfi llment and buzzing vitality. Assess habits honestly and choose meaningful substance over comfort, ease and familiarity.
Paige Leigh Reist is a writer from
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who blogs at T eWholesomeHandbook.com
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