Be Grateful for “Money In” No Matter What Its Form

3.26.14 Money InI adhere to a gluten free diet.  Aside from doing it for health reasons, I’ve come to discover that the elimination of gluten from my diet has improved my mood; I feel less depressed and experience less severe and frequent mood swings—essentially, I am able to control my magnet better and keep it smiling for much long periods of time.

Anyway, my dear friend, and original Magicality Buddy, Rayna, was gluten free for a while but she recently decided it was not the best lifestyle for her to live any longer.

One morning, I woke up to find three large boxes at my doorstep.  Knowing I hadn’t ordered anything, I was confused as to what they were about until my eyes met the letters of Magicality in each one, telling me to enjoy some “Money In,” and saw the gluten free goodies that were being passed on to me by my MB (Magicality Buddy).  It was like gluten free heaven and Christmas all rolled into one; I was so grateful and excited!

As seen on Side Dish...

As seen on Side Dish…

I am sharing this personal story with you because it is an excellent example of “Money In,” as Joe Vitale calls it.  Though it was not in “money” form, this gift had VALUE; not only were all the items expensive to buy, but the gift itself had special meaning—value—for me.

It is an amazing way to recognize things in your life for their value.  Everything has value—the savings coupon or discount, a gift received, the free tickets you win, spending time with loved ones, or even the unexpected help you receive—these all have value and deserve attention and gratitude.

An excellent way to show your gratitude is to reciprocate in some way—“Money Out” for you is “Money In” for someone else.  We are all connected.  There is no vacuum in the system; when you let go of something, maybe money in this case, it will soon be replaced by something else—“Money back in”—in some form.

“Value In” and “Value Out” is always happening and it happens for everyone.  It’s a matter of being aware, noticing, accepting it, showing gratitude and reciprocating.  The moment you let fear enter the equation—fear of letting go of something because of the sense of lack, you immediate prevent the flow of attracting more “value” to you! Believe in abundance!

I am looking forward to surprising Rayna with a gratitude gift in return; I know whatever I send, and whenever it happens, it will be the right time for both of us and it will make both of our Magnets smile!

Here’s to much “Value In” for all of us!

How Becoming More Aware of Your Body Will Help You Attract What You Want

3.12.14 Body AwarenessHave you ever noticed how your body feels when you are watching a suspenseful or scary movie?  When I stop and tune into my body when I am watching a scary movie or a fight scene that I have to look away from, the muscles in my whole body are often clenched and tense; I am not in a relaxed, comfortable state.

What about when you are replaying in your mind a confrontation you may have had with a someone that you don’t see eye to eye with, have you ever taken notice of the way your body feels when you are saying all those negative, angry things in your head over and over?  If you haven’t, I suggest you try it.  It’s amazing what you will learn about the connection between your mind and body.

I first learned the importance of tuning into my body and being in the moment while reading The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle.  I was living in my old house at the time and, I kid you not, literally ever time, while laying in bed at night, when I would remember to tune into my body so that I could make sure it was relaxed, I would always hear the train that ran past our neighborhood about half a mile away, no matter what time of night it was.

Once it past the, “That’s a weird coincidence” state after this happened a hand full of times, I actually got to the point of expecting to hear the train as soon as I released all the tension I may have been holding in my body, tension I often had no idea was even there till I really took the time to check in with myself and see.  The train became a cool Sign of Magicality for me that I was really present, in the moment at that time, and I was grateful for and enjoyed its reminder.

As seen on Amazing Asset...

As seen on Amazing Asset…

Part of being able to attract what you want is being in the moment; when you are living in the past or wishing for the future, you are pushing things away from you.  Not being in the moment means you are ungrateful for the place you are in right now and that you have lost touch with yourself and your greater source.  You will not be able to attract your desires if you are not appreciative of the now and if you are disconnected from your body, your soul.

By taking a moment to really BE in your BODY, to let it speak to you by showing you what is going on with it—the pains, the tense muscles, your posture, whatever it is it has to share with you, you are making a conscious effort to reconnect with the Universe and it is when that connection is strong that the magic happens.

Start practicing taking a moment to stop, every so often, and see what is going on with your body.  Your body will instantly react to your thoughts and emotions, and vice versa…and, the Universe will instantly react to all of it!  So, take a deep breath, relax your body, flip your magnet so it is smiling and you will attract your desires!

Here’s to raising our awareness and reaping the benefits!

When Rancid Lemons Produce Delicious Lemonade…

2.5.14 Sweet EndingsHave you ever had what you thought was a “bad” circumstance turn out to lead you to something incredibly positive and opportunistic?

It is easy to get caught up in the negative when you feel it is being piled on you and that you are starting to sink but when you refuse to be weighed down by situations that are testing your strength of positivity, often the greatest clarity and solutions to unanswered questions arise.

This happened in my life a few months ago.  My son was having terrible anxiety about getting on the bus in the morning—it was a new routine for him since we used to walk to school in our old house.  I have been using EFT tapping for about 5 years; it is a stress-relief tool that is a cousin of acupuncture, you tap on the end-points of the energy meridians on your body which helps to balance your energy system and bring you peace.  I was tapping with my son, which brought him some relief but I was apparently having trouble getting to the core issue that was causing him to still be upset at times.

As seen on Help Me Grow...

As seen on Help Me Grow…

I decided to look into finding an EFT Practitioner that perhaps specialized in working with children; I thought it might be worth paying a professional to help him clear this problem once and for all.  I hated seeing him so distressed and upset.

While looking on the Internet, I found only two practitioners that fulfilled this request.  To my surprise, one was located in NY, close to where we live (it is not necessary to tap with someone in person—it can be done over the phone, or Skype as well).  While checking out her website, I came to a page that said she was holding a 3-Day EFT Workshop for FREE and I hadn’t missed it!  I was so incredibly excited!  I had never been to a workshop and been surrounded by other people who love tapping as much as I do!

As seen on Tap Into EFT...

As seen on Tap Into EFT…

It also said that attending this workshop would count toward some of the requirements for becoming an EFT practitioner, if you chose to do that.  While I have truly loved EFT since the first time I used it years ago, and it has made a remarkable difference in my life that I am incredibly grateful for, I had never really allowed myself to seriously consider being a practitioner…until now.

In the end, while my son’s anxiety wasn’t a good thing, I am grateful for it because it has enabled me to pursue this passion of mine and it is turning out to be something that I am naturally good at.  I am almost done with all of the requirements to be a Certified EFT Practitioner! Plus, Bo’s anxiety seemed to melt away as well…icing on the Magicality cake!

Hitting a Home Run

As seen on EMSI…

So, when life throws you a curve ball, or hands you some rancid lemons, don’t assume it will be your third strike or that the lemons are “bad” and deserve to be thrown away, follow that swing through to the end cause it may turn out to be a home run that you hit, or the lemonade that quenches your thirsty soul like nothing else ever!

Here’s to bad pitches sent over the fence and surprisingly delicious lemonade made from rotten lemons!

Attracting Signs of Gratitude

1.29.14 Signs of GratitudeSo, how’s it been going lately?  Have you been honing your awareness skills?  Have you been able to notice Signs of Magicality in your life since Rayna and I have been guiding you on your Magicality journey the past few months?

Today I had a Sign of Magicality hit me so blindly in the face that I had to sit and immediately write about it so I could share it with you.

We recently invited our neighbors over for dinner; the kids all played together nicely while we hung out, waiting for our prime rib roast to finish cooking.  It was a snow day from school and I figured it would be a great time to make use of the roast I had in the freezer…it would warm my house up having the oven on for hours on this single digit temperature day.

As seen on MS Trust...

As seen on MS Trust…

The evening was great: good food, many laughs, but most of all, good company.  The next day, I texted my neighbor thanking her a nice night and for the desert she brought over.  She thanked me back, saying it was a great meal and an overall awesome night.  My reply was, “We are grateful for awesome neighbors!” In this case, feeling grateful feels like an understatement, we love our neighbors so much.

I have Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret Daily Teachings,” a gift from Rayna, on my nightstand.  Though it is a 365 Day calendar with inspirational pages you can peal off for each day, I have chosen not to tear them out, nor read them in order either.

As seen on Kalahari...

As seen on Kalahari…

Almost every day, I pick it up and open it to a random page…the place that my fingers poke into first is the page I feel I am supposed to read at that moment.

It just so happened that I was passing by this Daily Teachings calendar after I sent that text to my neighbor and decided to see what Rhonda had in store for me that day.

I opened to Day 64, which read, “We can never bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we have.  In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly grateful for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked.  That is the power of Gratitude.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but I thought that was an amazing example of a Sign of Magicality, a sign of true gratitude!  I had, only moments before, expressed in words, and truly felt in my soul, the gratitude I feel for my wonderful neighbors and then opened to a Daily Teaching that talked about the Power of Gratitude! Amazing!

I hope you enjoy reading about these personal examples of Magicality that I like to share with you.  I hope you are able to use them to make connections to the signs in your life as well so that you can appreciate them and therefore attract more special instances of Magicality into your life!

Here’s to gratitude and attracting more things to be grateful for!

Follow the Signs of Magicality to Attract the Life You Didn’t Know You Could Have

12.4.13 Sign of Magicality

Have you even been doing something totally mundane and have a very meaningful realization?  This happened to me recently.  I was brushing my teeth and was suddenly struck with an amazing Magicality epiphany!

Before my son was born, my husband and I were seriously considering moving to Montana.  We were just going to pick up and go and talked about building a little cabin in a random small town.  It was a cool thought but when we found out I was pregnant, that plan quickly changed.

When Bo, our son, was 9 months old, we moved from where we were living in Nevada to New York, to be closer to my family and for Jake to take the test to become a firefighter in the FDNY.  The timing of this move was pivotal because this would be the last test that Jake would be within the age requirements to take and it was a dream of Jake’s to become firefighter.  So that, coupled with the desire to be closer to my family, had us selling everything that couldn’t fit into our two cars and making a cross-country road trip from Nevada to New York City.

It was amazing to see Jake fulfill his dream and graduate Salutatorian from the FDNY Fire Academy after working so hard to achieve his goal.  I was, and still am, insanely proud of him and his accomplishments and know he is fulfilling his life’s purpose.

Although there are many incredible signs of Magicality throughout me and Jake’s ten year journey of being together, the universe really aligned in order to fulfill Jake’s dream and, in the process, provide our family with the most happiness and security.

But, it wasn’t until recently that I was able to see the major source of Magicality in Jake becoming a Firefighter…it was my son!  If we hadn’t have had Bo when we did, we probably wouldn’t have moved to NY in time for Jake to take the test, if we had moved there at all, and Jake would probably not be working his dream job today.

We moved at exactly the right time, exactly when was right for us, by following the signs of Magicality.  There were too many signs pointing us in the direction we needed to go to ignore them.  And, I’m grateful we were both open to experiencing the many changes that came along with following them.

So, you never know where you are going to end up in your life’s journey and who will play a vital role in fulfilling your dreams.  Be open to the possibilities that arise throughout your life because following their lead may just land you on your ultimate life path.

Here’s to much awareness of the signs of Magicality in your life; it’s never too late to notice and be grateful for them!

The Power of Apology in Living the Law of Attraction

11.6.13 Power of Apology

Have you ever observed small children navigate the social waters and occasionally bump heads with one another such as fighting over a toy and then casually giving each other a retaliation punch?

If so, were you also able to observe how the parent handled the situation? Most parents seem to immediately jump in and instruct their child to, “Say your sorry,” which is usually followed by the child saying it somewhat under his or her breath, without feeling or remorse.

Like children, we can all lose control of our magnet at times, I certainly do here and there, it happens, we’re all human, but it is important to make right what you may have done wrong.

The trick is being aware of the fact that you had a momentary lapse in sticking to your higher-self-path. As soon as you realize this, flip your magnet back the way it should be, back to its manifestation smile.  Then, reexamine the situation that made you lose your cool, that made your magnet teeter, and see if there is a way to rectify the negativity that you may have had a hand in.

As seen on Psychology Today

As seen on Psychology Today

The best, and most assertive way to do this is by simply apologizing to anyone you may have affected (like when it is bed time, and your patience are running low, and you snap at your kids and send then off to bed in a house full of tension energy).

Ask yourself if whatever made you step outside of living the Law of Attraction and back into the “it’s everyone else’s fault” world was really worth it….and if you really dig deeper, most of the time it isn’t the outside source that you blame for causing your break from Magicality in the heat of the moment, it really is something that is going on inside yourself.

Therefore, I think you may agree with me, that an apology is in order. (That’s when you hug your kids, look them in the eyes in the morning and tell them you love them; tell them that you apologize for losing control over your magnet and you are sorry for yelling. They will appreciate it, even if they are little, and will look to emulate the example you are setting)

Apologies are powerful because they signal to the universe that you are aware of your thoughts, emotions and actions; that even though you may make a mistake occasionally, you are quick to fix it–and hopefully learn from it.

Be grateful for your momentary magnet misdirection because it is a lesson to learn from, but be even more grateful for your noticing it and correcting it. And, don’t worry, your apologies won’t go unnoticed; the universe will send you signs of thanks as well…and be sure to thank it right back!

So, don’t fret when you make a wrong turn (and your magnet follows), just be sure to offer a heart-felt, sincere apology to all involved…universe and magnet included.

May all your apologies bring you much positivity in return!