The most memorable moments in my career and personal life are the times when I have done things with great love in my heart. When I am in that state, I can achieve the impossible. I have fond memories of working in elementary school classrooms and special education classes where my love for each student poured so deeply over them that I saw their transformations from being labeled as ‘unable’ to thriving and succeeding. In my work, I pour love and blessings upon everyone that I meet physically and energetically and I reap the benefits of having staff and partners who are responsive and passionate about their work and we always create magic in what we do. I believe that if we can connect through a loving energy, then our relationships will overcome natural obstacles and thrive. It is no different with my children, partner and even my plants at home. Recently, it has also been with my son’s dog Maggie who pours love all over me with her kisses.
Love is a powerful, positive emotion which can lift us from darkness and place us in the centre of a light so bright, that we radiate from inside out. Best of all, we don’t need words to express it – is can simply be felt.
As we observe Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I feel the urge to boost the message of ‘doing things with great love’. We live in a time and space where we are bombarded with many diverse messages about love. At one end of the spectrum there are people who are happily in love and will celebrate Valentine’s Day with deep tenderness. At the other end of the spectrum there are people who feel sad for various reasons – perhaps being single or being in an estranged relationship or what they hoped for never materialized. However, what if we all simply held on to the transformative power of love to know that regardless of our relationship status, that by simply pouring some love into what we do on a daily basis, we can energetically shift the vibrations around us to create a loving and welcoming space.
One thing that I know for sure is that when we do things with great love, love itself multiplies around us a hundred fold. It can amplify our vibration of love. It is this vibration that attracts more love to us – romantic partners, forgiveness, better relationships, opportunities and most of all an inner feeling of gratitude, contentment and peace.
Love is an energy. We can choose to live with this energy every moment.
Here is my invitation to you as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, to do all things with great love. This deliberate act will add beauty to ordinary days; bring healing to our relationships and add an extra zest in our steps. Our smiles will be more radiant, our words will be kinder and our vibration will welcome people into our space.
Affirmation for today: ” I choose love. I choose to do all things with great love.”
Here is my message from Valentine’s 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Some people have a moneyman, a handyman, a candyman.. but I have a honeyman :). This post showed up in my memories on FB and I thought you might like it too!
I feel lucky I have a honeyman. I love my honeyman. He is in his seventies and he visits me at work twice a year. He has done so for the last 5 years because I am one of his clients – I buy a jar of honey for $30. Every time he comes, we seem to repeat the same conversation.
“Honey, I have no money today.” I say to him.
“Oh.. money.. don’t worry…” he says. “Anytime, I can come back for it. For you… you don’t need money!”
And so, I buy the honey with no money (a good reason for his 2nd visit!)
Today, he came for the 2nd visit.
“Magdalene, you have such a beautiful name. Who gave you this name?” He affirms over and over again how beautiful I am, how blessed he is and how happy he is to see me again. He says that I make him feel happy because I have a joyful spirit.
He said, “I don’t have to sell this honey you know. But I like to go out. I like to meet people and talk with them. It is what keeps me going. Don’t make too much out of this life. What is most important in this life is for you to love God. You cannot love me, if you don’t love God. That is the most important thing in life – to love.”
Yes, my honeyman. You are precious. Nice to have honeyman 🙂
Be well. Be joyful. Be happy.
I chose the cup of tea over the chocolate chip cookies. It was a hard choice to make at 9.p.m when I felt tired and hungry but the vision for my body quickly superseded my immediate hunger. I reminded myself of how beautiful I felt in my new dress which finally fitted after two weeks of workouts and managing my diet. Resisting the cookies may seem to be an insignificant matter to some people but it is a huge deal to me. I am an emotional, sweet tooth eater and several things like feeling tired, bored or anxious can easily set my trigger to indulge in sweets. Being able to manage my emotional eating habits require discipline and focus and it is easy to fail. However, overtime, I can see the results of my small deeds and this motivates me to keep up with the discipline not eating chocolate chip cookies in the late evenings. I feel proud that my vision is bigger and stronger than the chocolate chip cookie!
It is easy to become discouraged when our gains do not seem big enough to celebrate or we sabotage ourselves by not believing that we are deserving of something which we really want in our lives. It is important to remind ourselves that great acts are made of small deeds or small habits that eventually becomes a part of our thinking and acting. If you look carefully, you will find several opportunities to practice small deeds which can lead to your large gains.
Allow yourself to note the small acts which you perform daily. Feel gratitude for your small victories while you keep the large ones in your vision. Here are three small deeds or habits which you can celebrate each day:
Feel gratitude. There are so many things to be grateful for, even when life sucks sometimes. Think of the air that you breath, being alive, being given another chance, feeling love from someone, the technology which keeps you connected, having someone to support you in reaching your goals and the fact that you are reading this blog. The most important factor in gratitude is that you can FEEL it flowing through your body.
Set a small goal each day. It can be as simple as making your bed in the morning or as complex as saying hello to a stranger or as intimate as asking your partner for what you need from him/ her. Each time we accomplish something small, it inspires us to do more and even to be more! You can build an entire community around you by simply connecting with one stranger each day.
Write the biggest goal of your life in a place where it is visible to you. Spend a couple of minutes each day just looking at it and asking yourself “What can I do today to reach this goal?” By asking a small question daily, you are opening yourself to receiving answers. I like to imagine that we are all connected and that thoughts cross each other in waves. Asking questions to the universe, creates the opportunity for thoughts to cross in your favour… because somewhere out there, someone is holding the answers which you are looking for. Without asking the questions, how will you recognize the answers?
My wish for you in 2020 is that you will achieve your big goals while consciously practicing the discipline of engaging in small acts, moment by moment. Remember your greatness, your beauty and your uniqueness in this amazing universe.
Imagine giving yourself your best Christmas present?
What would it be?
A day to yourself, a spa, a massage, a shopping spree? Being with family and friends? A meal by yourself? A road trip? Getting away from Christmas?
Digging a bit deeper within your soul to discover passion and purpose?
A little bit of honesty with yourself about what makes you happy, joyful, sad, anxious, bitter, angry?
Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season! May you be showered with love, peace joy and happiness!
May you give yourself the best present ever – unwrap your inner gifts to live your soul mission. When you LIVE THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT – every single day is a Christmas Day – filled with purpose, love, happiness and a sense of well-being. Imagine living from this space every single day of your life!
The rain won’t stop because we can’t handle more neither will the birds stop flying whether we like or dislike them. The sun will come out each morning and the darkness will take away the light of the sun, whether we like it or not. The nature of life is just that – we did not create it nor will we stop it despite of what is going in in our personal life.
We cannot imagine what anyone’s worst pain is or their greatest joy – to each his /her own. At some point in our lives, we get to realize that nothing is so personal – everything is simply a thing which is not temporary or permanent – it is just what it is.
I like to think that I am on my path and everything or everyone who shows up collides with me or I collide with them. We hang around for a while, we part ways, we skirt around each other to avoid the collision but ultimately we will all collide with who and what we need to, to accomplish our life purpose.
The sooner our little, egoistic minds can let go of all that “I am being affected” “‘Why me?’ “I don’t deserve this” the sooner we step into the ever flowing stream of life to be with what is. Don’t stress over life… all of life existed before you and I appeared for a little holiday here… and all of life will continue with or without us.
Learn how to dance in the rain and make lemonade with lemons; learn how to go deeper into yourself to find your own worth when no one else can see it. learn how to be at peace with yourself with what you have, not what you don’t have.
Best of all, learn how to be the rain and the sun…UNSTOPPABLE.
Can you see it? You are part of the life force and just as the sun can’t stop shinning, you too can’t be stopped from BEING and LIVING your purpose.
Choose your path… at the end of it all, that is all what you are responsible for.
Last week I realized that I did not have my driver’s license which I needed for an important task. After a thorough search in jacket pockets, shelves, purses – everywhere I could look, I surrendered it to my angels to find it for me. The problem was not just not having the license but the timing of what I needed to do with it. That evening when I surrendered it, I received a message from my friend Christina Hearns who said that she found my license at her house, where I was a few weeks ago. I have no idea how I managed to leave it there. However, the timeliness of it could not be more perfect and I stand in deep gratitude for the presence of earth and heavenly angels in my life.
I know for sure that angels surround me, protect me and bless me. I know for sure that the universe bends its laws for me. I know for sure that miracles exist because the force of God lives through me, expands outside of me and touches heaven and earth, darkness and light, peace and chaos…all together for the Glory of God.
Surrender what is bothering you today. You are never alone and the one who created you out of nothing, made worlds out of nothing, knows YOU more than anyone will ever know. Find the miracles of life all around you and grow your faith beyond what your eyes can see and your ears can hear. Deep, deep within you, lies a force, a presence, a knowingness… and when you touch it, nothing will ever be the same again.
In November 2018, a year ago, I playfully posed a question on my FB page to ask my friends – what would make the day better for them. I provided several options for answers. I moved on and completely forgot about my playful survey. The post came up in my memories this November and I was surprised to see that there were over 57 responses to my question and that the responses were forming a pattern. I reposted the same question again on November 3rd, 2019 and it drew some more responses from over 30 cities across the globe.
On the graph below, I have showcased the top 8 responses. The top response is spending time with someone I like, followed by a hug and then a soul conversation. These three top responses show our human connection and how important it is across the globe.
I believe that our human connection is what sets us apart, what we long for and what we are also afraid of. While we superficially mask our emotions or spend more time behind screens… perhaps what would make us feel whole, connected and great contributors of our societies, is extending the warmth of friendship.
A few other responders chose red lipstick, making love, not being in the presence of a particular person, going to work, not going to work, staying home, reading all the responses to the survey and a road trip.
You can participate in the survey too! by clicking on this link.
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