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You are simply beautiful to some…

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Today, as I was getting out of the tube, one person laid eyes on someone they knew and started waving. I could only see this person’s back, but the smile on the receiving end (the guy he was waving at) was so big it made me smile. And that’s life. It’s so beautiful when two people really appreciate one another – when they bring smiles to each other’s faces. When they share this world, so if only for a while.

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Love is the key to any heart…

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There are symbols, signs, imagery...everywhere... It depends on what you are looking for...that's why they can be deceitful, that's why love is key...

Love is the key to any heart and the most important heart to open is your own. I believe that once we open our hearts what is within our hearts will come to be (if we live in accordance with our hearts) and that is beautiful. Whenever we are absolutely open and absolutely true to our hearts, the people we feel are right for us and who feel the same about us will enter. When we are with those people it’s amazing. It’s also amazing when events, and other things that resonate with our hearts suddenly appear and take us on journeys we couldn’t have imagined before, yet they always lived within us. I can’t really put it into words, recently I have just had this amazing sensation that whatever is is. Whatever is true to us, when we open our hearts, will come to be. That goes for people, events, places, everything…but I guess the most important thing is people. When you are with someone who loves you and fully accepts you for who you are, they open a space for you to do the same. You feel enveloped in light, in warmth. You feel safe.

Some people are like angels – they love you regardless of whether you are open, or closed, a nightmare, or a daydream…they just love. And slowly they teach you how to enter that place, that place of safety and warmth; of light. They teach you to love you, regardless of events, of mistakes. And once you do, you have found yourself. You are grounded, you are secure. You dare to open your heart, as the key is love and you just found it. You live on purpose, as now you can feel your purpose – your heart is open. And you love. You love endlessly…and so the gift is spread – from one heart to another…

When someone loves you, whether they have a capacity to love everyone else, or not, and are aligned with you – not just for that phase in life, or that one trait, but truly aligned with you, with your heart – then it’s something else. Then it’s magic. Then it’s like finding a missing piece of the puzzle, or a twin soul, or a friend that feels like they have always lived in your heart, long before you met…in this lifetime. Those people are rare. Treasure them like you do the sunset – every day it brings beautiful light and colors, but you never know if you will see it again. You will always carry its beauty with you though. It is part of you. Part of your soul. And I don’t know how you know it, but you do, especially if you are open.

I believe it’s essential for happiness to love. Love what you do, who you are, who you are with and the world as a whole. We were not put here for an easy ride. The only thing that makes it worthwhile is love – the love we experience through our five senses when they (the senses that is) encounter things they resonate with, the love we feel when we create what we resonate with (purpose/passion/work/creative outlet) and the love we experience through our sixth sense; the love we feel in our heart for people who resonate with us, whether they are physically next to us, or we just carry their spirit in our heart. If they are still here in one shape, or  form, or another it’s sometimes like a flutter goes through our heart when they think of us, or long for us, or just love us. Sometimes we feel them within us. Sometimes we speak their minds. There is a connection that is beyond words; beyond explanation.

Love is wonderful. It’s the softest, yet strongest emotion of all. Maybe it’s more than an emotion. Maybe it just encompasses all. Maybe it is all.

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Magic…

Love potion number 9

Magic is a word used for many things; for playing tricks on people, for beauty, for pleasure, for illusion, for things we cannot understand…and…for magic. For spells, for herbal formulas, for energy transformations…for believing in something and making it a reality simply by “putting it out there.” I don’t know about you, but tonight, Easter night, I’d like to believe in magic. In putting an intention out there and making it a reality. On the night of dawn I’d like to start a new beginning…and may you all find what you look for in your heart…

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My favorite pick-up line…

So I walked into a Magic Shop today. Couldn’t really resist. Something to do with men in black top hats and understanding the mind, with an added dash of mystery. The combination leaves me…dazzled. As it’s in the middle of the night over here, I will once again steal a piece of magic from my favorite magician…another time I may share some more insights into the world of delirium and fantasy that I have discovered…I have every intention of one day becoming a member of the Magic Castle and sneaking into their library that’s only for professional magicians…I mean, I’ll use a trick or two to get there…

So if you don’t know my favorite pick-up line by now…well, I guess think again…

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Magical moments…

When was the last time you had a magical moment in your life? When was the last time it just happened? Like you went for a random drink with a friend and it turned out to be a magical night, or something else just happened to you? When was the last time you chose to create a magical moment? Like you made someone breakfast in bed, swept them off to a romantic weekend in the country/city or just led them blindfolded into a room where a surprise awaited?

I promised a few weeks back to post photos of the gifts myself and my best friend were going to give each other for Easter (under five bucks/quid). As it turned out we got caught up in things over Easter, but still kept our promise. I decided to buy her something to bring back from London instead. I knew she wanted to come with me, so I figured I’d bring back something truly London. What’s more London than creamed tea? I was on a budget, as was the deal, so I had to be creative. I was given a small jar of jam at Costa for free (she loves small jars), I filled one empty jar that I had with some of my raw honey, I brought her back some Pukka Tea and I bought her a Pashmina scarf in Covent Garden in her fav color that matches her eyes. Of course I also made her a card. Then I served it all as a breakfast surprise this morning. She was well pleased =)

What did she give me? A chicken egg cup, incense, incense holder and wooden cutlery to bring with me to stop wasting plastic when eating take-aways, all lovely presented in a bag =)

I truly believe life is meant to be lived to the full and I think that sometimes magic happens to you, but the more you aim at creating it, the more sure you can be of getting some. Of course, sometimes it doesn’t always go as planned – the hot dinner is slowly getting cold as the person you were trying to surprise did not show up – or worse: s/he showed up with a headache and sour outlook. However, there are things you can predict a bit better, i.e. you can check in advance.

Magic means different things at different times: Sometimes it’s just as simple as being present to someone: Look them in the eye and listen to every word they say, figure out who they are and give them your all in that moment. Sometimes it’s working out what would be the most perfect gift for someone, what that person would truly enjoy and give it to them. Sometimes it’s as easy (or hard) as a compliment. Sometimes it’s a hand written letter (I love them, feel free to write me =) Sometimes it’s to take a day off and do something spectacular, or really simple. Sometimes it’s to lock yourself up with a good book and chocolate. Sometimes it’s to hold someone. Sometimes it’s to do something for someone. And sometimes, sometimes it’s just a smile…

Tomorrow we are going for a picnic by the sea. You can bring a blanket and a take-away, or you can bring something a tad more original and fun. Life is your canvas and you are the painter.

If you’ve ever had a magical moment, or you have ideas for one, please share! =)

My gift for my friend – the scarf is underneath the food…

The inside of the card.

My friend’s gift for me =)

I did my best to bring back some of London…


Sometimes magic is a spring night…

…sometimes it’s a bunch of roses…

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Spring in London can be magical…

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Too much chili…

Today I was sitting working by my desk as I felt my swivel chair slightly swaying. I checked if I was moving around, but it didn’t seem so, so I assumed I was getting dizzy from staring too hard at my computer screen for too long and putting too much chili in the raw chocolate pudding I had made and just eaten. A few minutes later I realized it was an earthquake and not a hallucination. I thought it rather amusing though, how I had come up with explanations I believed in that had absolutely nothing to do with what had really happened. This reminded me once again about the power of the mind and, hence, the power of what we feed it with.

Derren Brown did an experiment, or rather, a trick, where he took two men working in an advertising agency and gave them a task to come up with a poster advertisement for taxidermy shops. Beforehand he left a sealed envelop in which he had drawn what he thought they would come up with. Now the guys thought they had no idea of what they were going to draw and what kind of slogan they were going to use, but Derren thought he knew. It turns out Derren was right – his drawing and slogan were more or less identical to what the two guys came up with. How could this be? Derren took them on a cab journey through town to get them to the studio. Along this journey he had posted certain images and signs that the guys were exposed to, but didn’t know of, because they weren’t things that stood out. They were simply just recorded by their subconscious minds. However, when asked to come up with ideas, they immediately drew inspiration from their subconscious minds, which made it possible for Derren to predict what they were going to draw. (You can watch it here: http://ow.ly/1uBsK)

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell also discusses at great length how we use the information stored in our subconscious to make decisions in our everyday life. Basically you can say you aren’t racist, but it may take you longer to connect the word boss with a woman than it does with a man (I can’t remember if this was the exact example used). Now in every day life, this probably don’t affect you much, because you have time. However in situations where you feel pressure your subconscious may take over. It’s not your opinion, but it’s a deep rooted belief in you that was fed to you through your surroundings in one way, shape, form or other and somewhere it still has some sort of charge of you.

Why is this important to us? Well, I think it’s important to know that the conclusions we make about people and things are based on our experience only. I had no clue of what an earthquake feels like so I concluded it was just me feeling dizzy from working too hard and a potential sugar and chili rush. This didn’t lead to anything too bad, but if I had made a judgment on another person based on how I see the world there might have been a huge misunderstanding. Someone does something and you assume it’s because of this or that because that’s what it would have been if it was you. Only they aren’t you. You don’t know how they where shaped by life, you have no clue of what their emotional state is, or why, and hence, judging them may be difficult. Unless you are Derren Brown, of course.

This is also linked to how we think about ourselves. Our upbringing greatly shaped the ideas we now have of who we are and how we feel about who we are. This isn’t necessarily the truth though. It’s just the opinion of the people we shared our childhood with. This might not affect us all that much anymore, but we all have triggers that remind us of someone or something and when they are triggered we might go back to feeling or behaving like we did when we were seven. Of course it’s easier to prevent it if you notice the trigger and let go of it.

I think it’s also important to know that our ideas and state of mind can be greatly affected by our surroundings in everyday life. Subliminal messages do go in. I swear if you were surrounded by images and slogans regarding fresh, crispy, colorful, sweet and mouthwatering strawberries every day, you’d soon start to crave them. Just think…red blissful berries…

Start thinking about what you surround yourself with. And what kind of books you read, shows you watch and music you listen to. How does it all make you feel?

Now I’m going to sleep and maybe if I think good thoughts before going to sleep I will have magical dreams?

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