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Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Day 15

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Magically Heal Your Relationships Byrne starts the chapter off by saying: If you have a difficult or broken relationship, are suffering from a broken heart, or hold any resentment or blame toward another person for anything, you can change it through gratitude. Gratitiude will magically improve any difficult relationship, whether that person is a husband, or wife, brother or sister, son or daughter, partner, boss, business client, work colleague, mother- or father-in-law, friend, or neighbor.  P. 141 Chances are, you are not grateful for someone when you are harboring angry feelings. You're angry, so you can't be blamed for not stopping to think about why you're grateful for that person. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, said: Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.  There is some merit to the broken relationship; you just have to look closely to see it. I have a troublesome re…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 14

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Wow, we are half way through the challenge! Who else has noticed a change since the magick of gratitude has been growing in your life? Isn't it incredible? I've noticed that I'm cheery, even in the mornings when I have to get my son up and ready for school after he woke up in the middle of the night or didn't go to sleep at his normal bed time (I follow a routine and he's in bed at the same time every night, but there are a few nights a month when he is just a spaz and spends have the night thrashing around playing in the blankets). I'm noticing my blessings much more, like having a great heater in my car - again especially in the morning when I take my son to school! It has been 5-10 degrees most mornings this winter, and I am so grateful my car warms up quickly! I'm grateful to have a car too! I see parents walking with their kids and 1. feel awful for them, and 2. feel so blessed that I not only have a car, but a reliable car that runs well, gets good g…

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Lucky #13!

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Make All Your Wishes Come True When I initiated this challenge I talked about motives - the reason behind why I'm doing it, and hopefully you thought about why you wanted to do it too. Aside from learning how to be a grateful person, we can't help but think about what we would do if we could magically transform our lives. As a witch, I have used magick to change my life multiple times. If you're a witch or a magician of some kind you probably have too. Gratitude is a magick unlike spells we cast - it's more powerful than any amount of energy we harness from the moon or sun or stars. Gratitude and love are the strongest powers in the universe in my opinion. By now, we have begun to generate quite a bit of gratitude magick in our lives. So what are we going to do with it? That is what we are going to figure out today. 
I wish I may, I wish I might... Carve some time for yourself today, and sit down with either a pen and paper or your computer. Make a list of your top 10…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 12

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Day 12: Magical People Who Made a Difference
I'm sure by now you have your copy of The Magic, so you would know that she starts by saying: Every one of us has received help, support, or guidance from other people at particular times in our life when we needed it most...And then life goes on, and we tend to forget those times when one person touched us or changed our life. Sometimes you don't even realize the impact a person had until well into the future, when you look back on your life and realize that a particular person was pivotal in magically changing the direction of your life for the better.  (page 117-118) We are not going to do this, though, we are not going to forget the people who touched our lives and magically changed it for the better. We are not going to live on with blinders, only the feel gratitude when it's too late. At some point today, carve out time for you to sit and think of three extraordinary people in your life. You will address each one in turn …

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Day 11

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Welcome to day 11!  I hope everyone has been having a wonderful, thankful week!
Start today with the magic words: THANK YOU!!! Say thank you for everything you touch today. Thank you for the heat in your car, the coat that protects your skin from the biting cold, thank your child for having the will to live when s/he was but a heartbeat in your womb. Be thankful for your toothbrush, and toothpaste, be thankful for the clean, safe water you use to brush your teeth.  Instead of the Thank you List, you are going to count your blessings. Make a list of 10 blessings, and why you're grateful. Reread the list, and say thank you, thank you, thank you! Feel as grateful as you possibly can. 
Before you go to sleep tonight, hold your magic rock and say thank you for the best thing that's happened today.  The best thing that happened today for me was seeing my son run up to his teacher and embracing her with love and appreciation. His teachers are amazing. When my son started the school y…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 10

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We are at Day 10! Who is feeling amazing! I know my mood has been getting increasingly better, my patience has increased, and I'm finding myself just sitting back and smiling thinking about how lovely my little life is. How has your life changed since starting this challenge? I'd love to know!! Just contact me and tell me your story!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Philo of Alexandria

Today's chapter reminds me of a situation I had just the other night. I went through McDonald's drive through to get a smoothie, and the woman in the window was far from friendly. She impatiently barked "what would you like" when I ordered, "go to the 2nd window" when I finished telling her my order, said nothing but the amount I owed when I got to the window. She pushed the cup into my hand and all but threw my change at me. I considered telling her to drop the attitude, because I certainly did not deserve such gruff treatment. But then I tho…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 9

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Welcome to Day 9!  So, we have been adding 10 items to our gratitude list every morning, and each night we hold our gratitude rock thinking about the day and saying THANK YOU for the best part of the day.  Today we are going to be practicing an exercise designed to bring us more money! (again!) Byrne has dubbed the chapter "The Money Magnet". Day 9 Exercise: Gratitude for your bills... If you don't have enough money, the last thing you would normally do is feel grateful for your bills, but if fact that's exactly what you have to do to receive more money in your life. The Magic, p.96
Get your bills together and separate them into 2 piles - paid and unpaid. Get at least 10 paid bills, and all of your unpaid bills. On all of your unpaid bills, write THANK YOU FOR THE MONEY and feel grateful for the money to pay them (even if you don't have the money). Feel grateful for the services provided to you, feel grateful that you were able to get electricity or cable or phon…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 8

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Take a Bite Into a Gratitude SandwichWelcome to Day 8! We are more than 1/3 through the 28-day challenge! I don't know about you, but things have already started magically improving in my life!  Today we are going to express appreciation for the food we eat and the drinks we drink.
Byrne writes that giving thanks for the food one is about to eat has been practiced thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians. In Elen Sentier's new book Shaman Pathways -Following the Deer Trods: A Practical Guide to Working with Elen of the Ways, Sentier explains that the ancients dating back to Paleolithic times, when humans were still hunter-gatherers, considered hunting a sacred rite, and gave thanks to the animals and plants who gave their lives to sustain that of the humans. (Btw - if you're interesting in learning about Elen of the Ways, this is a great book choice! Sentier teaches a lot of exercises that help you explore the Otherworld, and helps you connect with the Uni…

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Day 6 & 7

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Hello my lovely readers!
We are going over day 6 and 7 today! Yesterday I went to my fathers house for Christmas, (it went well!) and after grocery shopping I was wiped out! I'm still fighting off a cold, but again, grateful it's not worse!
So, a quick recap - everyday we are adding 10 items to our gratitude list, and before bed each night we take our rock into our hand and say thank you  - while feelinggrateful for the best part of the day. I know I've said this every day, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart: Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to read this, and hopefully for following along with me in your copy of The Magic.



Day 6: Works Like Magic One thing I see often on social media is people complaining about their job, or their small paycheck. I'm on disability - I cannot work. I got my first job when I was 14 years old, and always did well at work, so it grinds my gears to see people taking their work for granted. Byrne says that if you a…

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge, Day 5

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Hello my lovely readers! Who is feeling amazing today!? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for joining me on this magical endeavor to transform into a grateful person! I have a cold, hence why I'm writing this later than usual. It was great to sleep in! I'm thankful that my cold isn't as bad as it could be, and I'm thankful that I'm starting to feel better!

If you haven't already, get a copy of The Magicby Rhonda Byrne, the author and creator of this process.

Let's review... So, every morning we are adding 10 more items to our thank you list, and before bed each night we take the gratitude rock into our hands, thinking about the best part of the day and saying thank you, feeling the energy of the gratitude fusing with the rock.

Yesterday we focused on our health and renewed our appreciation for it. Todays' topic is a bit more touchy - something that can cause wars, murders, make people eat weird stuff and do crazy things:

 Magic Money  Rhonda explains tha…

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Day 4

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Welcome back my lovely readers! 

Yesterday we reaffirmed our gratitude for our three closest relationships by taking their photos out periodically and saying "Thank you _____, for _____". We have been starting each day by adding 10 more items to our thank you list and reading them aloud, saying "thank you" three times before moving on to the next item. Before bed, we take our gratitude rock into our hand and reflect back on the day. When the best thing is clear in your mind, you say "thank you, thank you, thank you". We are beginning, ending and spending time throughout each day being grateful.
Day FourToday, day four, we are focusing on something that is of the utmost importance, but ironically is the #1 thing we take for granted: our health.
Take a moment to think about your eyes, your nose, your sense of taste - how would life be for you if you were to lose any one of these senses? What about your hearing? The sense of touch?
Think abut your legs, and…

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Day 3

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Welcome back everyone! Wooo 3 days in only 25 to go! Who else is already feeling better for being grateful?! I know I am! We had a snow storm last night, and I am so grateful that snow removal is included in my rent! Thank you thank you thank you!

So we are making a list of 10 things we're grateful for everyday, and every night we are taking our magic rock in our hand and saying "thank you thank you thank you".
Magical Relationships Today we are going to be grateful for someone in our life!  It's your contact and experiences with other people that give your life joy, meaning and purpose.  Byrnes, p. 43
Well, I am thankful for you! and you! and you and you and you! All of my followers, all of my readers, for everyone who shares my blog posts, who follows me on twitter or adds me on Facebook or Pinterest. Magical Musings exists to serve people - anyone who has an interest in magic, who seeks to reenchant the world, who has love in their hearts. I know, a bit cheesy, b…