Rainy Sunday Morning

One of the things I love about where I live is on Sunday mornings it's quiet.  It's so quiet I can hear the seagulls, the trains, the boats and sometimes I can even hear seals.  I like to get up early, make my cup of tea and sit with all my doors and windows opens.  Just listening to beautiful sounds while being still.   I usually will either write in my journal or read a book while enjoying the morning and waiting for the farmers market to open.

It feels good to slow down a bit after a very intense 6 months of constant movement.  I am breathing this week and catching up on relaxing.

One of my tools this weekend to sink deeper into magic and relaxing is the new book by  Menna Van Praag . I have been slowly reading her new book The Witches of Cambridge.   I don't normally love or use  the Witch word.  In fact I try to stay away from it due to historical ignorance.  But this book is so delightful and fun.  Every passage swirls my mind of memories, of connections, of characters that will continue to follow me in the future.  Sometimes it feels good to finally see myself in book characters.   To have someone write about what my life feels like at times.   

For me it's knowing what my clients or friends need and being able to create items to help them.   Sometimes I like to play a game where I will make a client bath salts before they arrive for our session.  I will have no idea what's going on with them but intuitively I know.   I  like to give them the bath salts in the beginning of the session to see if the intention aligns with where they are at.  So far every single time it has been spot on.  The bath salts are exactly what they need.  Sometimes I make candles.  Sometimes I make magical jars.  It just depends on where my client is at that moment in time.   This is where I connect with all the magical realism fiction books being put out.  My life is very magical.  I do live in a constantly magical and beautiful place.  It's not without it's ups and downs but for the most part.  It's pure magic.  Being able to help people with my magic is my life long dream come true.  

Another one of my favorite authors is  Sarah Addison Allen .  Her books have been my yearly treat.  I pre-order every book knowing I will love it.   Start with Garden Spells .  You will fall in love.  

I am off to finish my cup of tea, read some more of my book and slowly start my day.   It feels good to just have a weekend to myself.  I needed to recharge my magic.  

Time for a blog

Recently I realized it was time for me to start up my blog again.  I have been aching to write more outside of my bi-weekly rituals.  I want to connect with people more and to have a place where I can talk about magic in my everyday life.   Rituals are important but so is just the everyday magic of seeing a feather, a hummingbird or having a friend call on the day you are thinking about them.   

Sometimes we want Magic to be this huge thing but it's not.  It's small.  It's simple.  It's natural.  It can show up in the form of a blog post, an email or a website that sparks something in you.  

I have had so much magic happen today that I am beyond excited.   I have been running up against my shadow somewhat lately.  It's been hard.  I have been asking for the Universe to help me with these shadow feelings because I know they are not my true feelings.  They are just my cranky pants feelings.   Well today they showed up in two different articles I found online.

One came from this Article I found on Facebook,  My Competitor Confession - It's not pretty by Claire Mitchell.   I have been struggling slightly as I learn to balance my full time job with my increasing client load and my road to becoming more public.  It's been hard to help people understand how the work I do is so different than a typical coach.  I keep seeing my shadow pop up in the most unusual ways.  I want people to understand that it's OK that I do a very unique form of coaching.  That I don't want to do it all.  But I also don't want to feel threaten when I share with other coaches the work I do.   We are all unique so let's lean into our creativity!

Luckily my magical mentor always brings me back to Earth about this.  She reminds me it is OK to build my company slowly.  That my work will influence people but their work won't have the same energy as the work I do does.  I don't need to worry so much.

The second sign in the form of an article that I needed to read right now was from Beautiful You Coaching Academy.   I look forward to one day traveling to Australia and completing a course with them.  They have a great downloadable book right now called My First Year As A Coach.   I read it today while my brain swirled with shadow thoughts.  It was the perfect thing for me to read because it made me realize that I am in a good place.  I am exactly where I need to be and I love reading about what other coaches experienced in their first year of coaching.  

I am ending my day smiling because these two articles are the exact Magic I needed to help me stay the course.  To guide me to my next steps.  To help me up level to a new energy wavelength.