Living Life in the Now


Happy Monday wonderful readers!! With the hustle and bustle of Easter weekend, it wasn’t easy for me to stay present. How have you been holding up with living in the now?

Do you ever find yourself saying things like:

“I can’t wait for the weekend”
“I can’t wait for my vacation”
“I can’t wait for the holidays”
“I can’t wait…insert any slew of options here”

I’ve realized anytime that I say the words “I can’t wait…“, that I am no longer present. You can’t possibly be living in the now if you’re always waiting for the next moment to happen.

So this weekend was super busy and I found myself getting a bad migraine and then next thing I know I was can’t waiting the weekend away! Have you ever fell victim of a similar circumstance?


Up until now, I never realized I was wishing my life away and that I wasn’t experiencing the true happiness that each moment presents itself. Right now decide to be happy. Decide to be present so that every moment is one that you look forward to.

This makes me think of the movie Click with Adam Sandler (spoiler alert)…

If you’ve seen the movie, you know he basically can’t wait to get to every next stage in his life, that he goes his whole life on cruise control never really experiencing any joy or happiness. He misses out on every milestone and happy moment and then his life is over.

When you aren’t present and living in the now you are essentially using the remote control of your life to stay on autopilot. You’re life is passing by and you aren’t really experiencing the joy it truly brings.

Just like in the movie, Adam Sandlars character gets a second chance at life to live without the remote. This is YOUR second chance. Right NOW. Choose to take it.

Be present. Watch your life be overwhelmed with joy!

Until next time, make magical moments! Xoxo 🙂

Accept Change like a Caterpillar

2.19.2014 Change is goodAre you a creature of habit?  Are you comforted by a reliable routine?  Are you thrown into a tizzy when you are forced out of your comfort zone by change?  Change: that magnificent entity that differentiates between the old and the new, the familiar and the unfamiliar.

Depending on our point of view, change can mean different things to different people.  For many, it is seen as something scary and unwanted, something to resist at all costs.  Something BAD.  Is it like that for you?

Growing up, I never did well with change.  Change made me nervous and I always needed a lot of time to adjust to changes in my life until I became comfortable with them.

As seen on Gather...

As seen on Gather…

I recently opened my trusty Secret Daily Teachings to a random page, like I always do, and came to Daily Teaching #134.  The inspirational information offered on this page talked about change and how we often resist it; it explained that life IS change and that “change is always happening for the good of you and for everyone.”

It’s true.  When you really think about it, everyone and everything is constantly evolving.  Imagine if a caterpillar resisted its evolution into a butterfly because it didn’t know what to expect and if it would like its new self?

I think we can all agree that the change the caterpillar experiences results in a betterment of its situation, right?  So, why can’t we all imagine ourselves as caterpillars every time change comes our way?  Change is inevitable anyway so why not picture it resulting in something beautiful, like a free-spirited butterfly?

As seen on Liz Green...

As seen on Liz Green…

So, when you find yourself face to face with a change in your path, or any unknown for that matter, don’t allow your Magicality Magnet to flip by expecting the worst.  Have faith in knowing that change is a part of life and believe that change has appeared in your life for a reason, a GOOD reason.  Every change is there to cradle you as you transform into the new you, a happier you, living in a better situation.

Here’s to spreading our wings and soaring on the winds of change!

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!

Attracting The Right Book Using the Law of Attraction

10.2.13 Book Blog

Have you ever had a book that you’ve been meaning to read but never seem to get around to it for some reason?  A book that numerous people rave about, act stunned when you say you haven’t read it, and then practically implore you to get it?

For me, that book was The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.  I had been meaning to get it since I had had a few different friends tell me about it but for some reason, it just was not happening…that was because it wasn’t the right time for me to read it yet.

As seen and sold on Amazon

As seen and sold on Amazon

I’ll never forget how I finally came across The Secret a few years ago.  I was working on some homework one evening when, of course, my printer ran out of ink while printing a paper that was due the following day.  I scooped up my son and ran off to Costco to get more ink before they closed for the night.

Ink in hand, making my way to the check out area, I couldn’t help but walk past the book isle and do a quick scan of what they had to offer.  I was stopped dead in my tracks when I noticed it, The Secret, lying alone, as if thrown aside on a pile of books it did not belong with.

That was a remarkable moment, so much so that even then, before I had really become in tune with what I would today call a Sign of Magicality, I remember noticing how curiously coincidental it was that the book I had been meaning to read be so obviously meant for me to find at that moment.

Needless to say, that book has influenced my life to an incredible degree.  I know I attracted it to me and that I received it at exactly the time I was supposed to—no sooner, no later.

Books are excellent Signs of Magicality; always be aware of the books (and blogs) you come across because they are often exactly what you need at that moment in your life and you never know how far reaching their influence may be in your spiritual journey.

Here’s to you attracting the right reading material, at the right time, and being aware enough to notice.

Happy reading!