What is magic?
Fireworks, a flowerbed, the flight of a bird, a piece of music, a new-born baby?
We can all create moments that release the magic of a smile.
The spoon we use to make the chocolate cake that makes a child’s face light up is like a magic wand.
Our soul rejoices when it creates these magic moments. The soul is at work!
Do you allow your soul to work to create your magic?
I wish you a magical summer and look forward to reading your magical stories in September !
Birds are truly remarkable. They rise up into the air and cover vast distances. They have exceptional eyesight and many have a sixth sense enabling them to move gracefully in the midst of a huge flock.
There are all sorts of birds with a wide range of talents but their ability to fly gives them a heightened viewpoint that humans could learn a lot from.
Is that why they fly without any luggage?
Could we fly higher if we carried less baggage with us?
Would you like to feel lighter?
Apparently ‘birds of a feather flock together’ but what about the people you love?
It is not unusual to see our children make friends with people who are different from them. In most groups there is a daredevil, a creative person and the one who always has a snack in their bag to share with everybody.
At university, groups seem to become more homogeneous. We study the same things and to make faster progress we work with someone who does things the way we do. Then we go into a profession that already has its own rules and regulations and when these are multinational companies, we join an army of colleagues all performing the same tasks.
Living with another person is very different and something of a challenge. The other person does not think or act the same way we do. This is often exasperating but if we welcome their differences, they can help us see what is normally invisible to us.
If we have the humility to allow ourselves to be inspired by a different person, a new world will open up to us and enrich our lives.
Our roles and habits stick with us. We repeat them because we know them so well. They have carved grooves in our brain and with each repetition the groove becomes deeper.
They turn into such deep canyons that we can’t see or imagine any other neural networks.
That’s why it’s harder to leave your job after 15 years than after 15 months.
We remain right at the bottom of the canyon, deprived of light and sun, seeing nothing but the same pathway day after day. No room for creativity or doing anything on a whim.
To climb up the sides, we need training, stimulation and maybe also a team of trainers and a mental coach. If top-level sports players seek support to help them achieve their peak performance, why shouldn’t we do the same?
Would you like to leave your canyon?
Many people are “lifesavers”: helping others, allowing them to escape from poverty, taking their mind off being sad or ill, with good advice. We love to help and do good all around us.
Do we ever ask ourselves if the people we want to save really want to be saved?
We often plunge in and rush to help people who have not asked us for anything.
Is this to help other people or to help ourselves? Isn’t our feeling of being useful just an illusion?
Should our role as a “saviour” not be more about trying to get the other person to want to save themselves… possibly by asking for our help?
What about you? Do you offer YOUR solutions or do you listen to what others are really asking for?