For all things mystical and magical!

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Drop Everything

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And dance.

Then journal about it if you want to.

Just enjoy being alive.

Because you can.

And you deserve to.

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Write a Haiku

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Remember haikus? I always had a lot of fun writing them in school. How about you?

Today’s “JOURNAL TIME!” is simple.

Write a haiku.

A haiku has 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 and the third has 5 again.

The one in the photo (in case you’re not able to read my writing) says:

Magic awoke me.
Dreams of possibilities.
Feeling certainty.

I wrote it in my journal the other day. I felt so inspired when I woke up and so much like anything was possible.

Because it is.

This wiki will tell you everything you need to know about haikus.

I would love for you to share some in the comments box below!

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Free Bird

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Do you tend to overanalyze the sh** out of things?

Pardon my French.

I’ve found that a lot of creative people are big thinkers. Which is awesome most of the time and not so awesome other times. Awesome because it makes us unbelievable problem solvers. Not so awesome when there isn’t a problem to solve so we create one.

You know what I’m talking about?

It’s that (almost) constant need to analyze or improve or solve something. It’s the voice that won’t ever let anything just be. The same voice that we listen to and feel trapped by.

But you know it doesn’t have to be that way. I know you do.

You’ve got a choice. You know that too.

No one create your life better than you can. No one knows what you want better than you do. No one can decide how they want to feel better than you.

And every time you make that choice, that voice gets a little weaker. Your fears lose their power. You remember that you’re free.

Ah, freedom.

Like a dog with its head out the window.

Or laughing hysterically about who knows what.

Or dancing just because.

You know, the freedom to

JUST BE.

It is accessible anywhere. Anytime. You can find it. And often it will find you when you need it the most.

When you begin to activate the feeling of freedom more often, you’ll open your mind to new possibilities. Possibilities that couldn’t be discovered through analyzing. Because your thoughts won’t be coming from a place of fear and worry, they’ll be from truth and knowing. Your mind will be clearer. Your decisions will come easier.

All because you took a moment to remember that you are free.

To be happy.

To love life.

To be you.

 

JOURNAL TIME!

So hopefully this post began to trigger some amazing memories and moments where you felt absolute freedom.

Write about all the moments you can remember where you felt free.

And to go even deeper, write down and answer these questions:

What is freedom to me?
How would I describe the sensation?
What’s going on in my mind when I’m feeling free?
How does feeling free benefit me?
Who else benefits from feeling free?

Journaling sets me free. How about you? Post a comment below to share the magic that happens when you journal. 

CHYEAH!
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1 2 3 4 Years Sober (Journal Time!)

CHYEAH!

 

Yep, that’s right.

I’ve been sober for four years.

From EVERYTHING.

Not a drink.

Not a puff of the ganj.

Nada.

Chyeah!

I’m excited (if you can’t tell).

For two reasons.

That being the first.

The second,

I feel better than any drug ever made me feel.

Why?

Because I’m doing what makes me happy.

I feel in total alignment with the highest most

creative and confident part of myself.

 

When you’ve got that, you don’t need much else.

You know who you are.

You know what to do.

You’re ready.

You’re willing.

You trust.

 

And nothing can take that away from you.

It’s that simple.

 

JOURNAL TIME!

First make a list of 10 (or more) things you’ve accomplished throughout your life.
Then, write down and answer the following questions:
What qualities did I need in order to overcome these things?
What can I do today to nurture these qualities?

 

*Bonus: Give yourself (and your journal!) a big ‘ol hug and say,

“THANK YOU!”

quotes for hope
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Love, Peace and (Vegan) Chicken Grease

If you’re feeling anxious, this one’s for you.

Peace is possible.

Peace is probable.

I don’t know how,

I just believe.

I easily face my fears

and TRUST

that I know exactly what to do.

 

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Love Letters and Long Goodbyes (A Journal Time Exercise)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J74Md_Ipjs

Adin wanted to announce that today is Journal Time. And he’s pretty cute, so I said okay.

So the title of this is super emo, huh?

Shrug.

Over the past couple weeks, all of these old memories (good and bad) have been surfacing.

I started thinking about all the people I’ve ever crossed paths with and I felt a deep sense of

love and gratitude.

The first I love yous.

Last goodbyes.

I wondered if they were experiencing the same thing.

It was nostalgia galore.

It was as though my body was saying goodbye to each person.

Each memory.

They’ll always be there.

But, I’ve committed to this new me.

The one who doesn’t drink or do drugs.

The one who doesn’t cut herself.

The one who doesn’t need you to accept her.

The one who instead meditates every day.

The one who wrote a book.

The one who is following her dreams.

And refuses to give up.

That’s who I want to be.

My stake is in the ground.

My heart, illuminated.

I’m not afraid to say goodbye to the past.

I love you.

Goodbye.

 

Are you ready to get nostalgic with me? Grab a journal (or a piece of paper or whatever you kids write on these days) and begin by writing down these questions:

If today were my last day on this planet who would I still have something to say to?

What would I say to this person or these people?

 

After answering these questions, write a letter to each person. Tell them exactly how you feel. Tell them thank you. Tell them you’re sorry. Whatever you need to say, say it. The universe will deliver these letters energetically whether you send them or not. The person will feel it. And you’ll know. And they’ll know. That it’s time to move on. It’s time to take back the parts of yourself you’ve given away. And give back the parts you’ve taken. We all deserve to live full lives as whole people.

And that’s exactly what writing these letters will begin to do.

If you’ve feeling extra brave and you feel like you need to send these letters, by all means do it.

Above all, have fun.

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Magic Moments (Journal time!)

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You’ve probably seen this photo before.

It’s one of my favorites.

To me it represents the magic that can be found in the most mundane moments.

All you have to do is pause

and look around.

Magic is everywhere.

 

Today I decided I am ready for a total revamp.

I am ready to allow something better.

I am ready to feel at ease and even excited about my future.

I am ready to learn.

I am ready to teach.

I am ready for MAGIC.

I am ready to believe that anything is possible.

I am ready to see it, feel it, witness it, CREATE IT.

Live it.

I am ready to listen to my gut.

It has, after all, never done me wrong.

I am ready to acknowledge that.

I’ve always had a willingness to ask why.

To wonder how.

It’s just my nature.

I’m curious.

I’m interested in what goes on in other peoples minds.

And in what they have to say.

I wonder if anyone else thinks the way I do.

And when I wonder, I know.

Because I can feel them (you) wondering, hoping, dreaming, believing.

It’s safe for us to come out of hiding.

When we want to.

It’s safe to say

I’m bi-polar. I have ADD. I am OCD.

And guess what?

I’m doing a helluva job.

I’m still standing (at the moment I’m sitting).

And if you’re reading this, you are too.

You’re breathing.

You’re seeking.

And YOU are doing a helluva job.

You’re alright.

You’re more than alright.

You’re magic.

 

I know you’re experienced your own magic, your essence, your brilliance, your creativity.

Today, write about what makes you magic.

Things you’ve accomplished when the odds were against you.

What can you do to ensure that you feel this, know this and continue to be the most magical you?

 

And when you’re ready/willing, share that magic with the world.

The world can always use a little more magic.