Crystals, Lake Superior, Nature, Photography

Blue Ice Crystals

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This beautiful display was my view this morning on the last day of January. Lake Superior never disappoints and offers opportunities to take one’s breath away on a daily basis.

Lately I have been drawn even more so to the crystals in my life.Β  Having named my coaching business “Crystal Clear Coaching” many years ago, it seems fitting. However, I did not understand the true beauty of the way crystal formations can and do appear in nature.

I like to think of these crystals formations as conduits to beauty, clarity and divine offerings….

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life & Business Coach, who creates masterpieces on the shores of Lake Superior πŸ™‚ She finds that her creativity is both heightened and inspired by this beautiful lake.

Authenticity, Awakening, Courage, Inner Gifts, Transition

The Time is Right When It IS!

I was messaging with a coaching client this morning and we were discussing her pursuing her own coaching practice.

She wrote this:

“Yes and if I don’t actually start and get it going I never will. I’ll always be wanting to or waiting to.”

Although there is some truth in this, I also suggested to her that the time will be right when it happens. This is something I believe also has some validity to it.

For example, how do you know when it’s the right time to leave a relationship or a job? When you do leave.Β  That’s the right time πŸ™‚ By applying this principle in my own life, I have found that it takes the pressure and stress off, and one is actually able to make decisions from a place of personal empowerment rather than from a place of fear and struggle.

This what I typed back to my client:

“You will start when you are ready. How do you know it’s time? When you start. πŸ˜‰ Try not to work or begin on stress but on inspiration.”

I found my own words in this response profound! Anything we become inspired to do, will be what we do without resistance and fear. Inspiration is the fuel that leads the way and throws open the doors to where we want to go or where we want to transition to.

My saying for 2019 is “I am unstoppable.” I think it ties in nicely with working from a place of inspiration and JOY. Where and what do you want to transition to or from in your life that will allow in more JOY and inspiration? What tickles your soul when you think of doing more of it?

I hope you find strength in making transitions and decisions in your life from a place of inspiration. and that you too make 2019 your year of being ‘Unstoppable’. πŸ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who feels her creativity is leading the way in her life and inspiring her to continue to use her words and her creative expression to put forth more Love into the world and to help people to remember their greatness.

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Authenticity, Awakening, gifts, Growing, Joy

Discover YOUR Gifts!

This week I had a lot of big wins for my heart because I was witness to several people awakening to who they are and the gifts they have to offer the world just by being who they are!

I am on a relentless mission to help people to become unstoppable in awakening to their true selves and also in discovering and sharing their gifts that they have to offer the world.Β  I believe we are all here to do just that.

Maybe your gift is that you are compassionate and can hold space for people, or you areΒ  a great listener, or baker,Β  or artist of any kind, or you have the best smile. We ALL have gifts and often undiscovered gifts. Many of them remain hidden due to the fact that they come so natural to us, that we don’t even suspect it is a gift!!!! Think on this one a minute…. what do you do that comes so natural to you, you just take it for granted?

For me, it was writing. I can write easily and the words just flow through me like they are doing now. I never lack inspiration and could write all day long. However, with that said, I just discovered that this is one of my gifts! It hit me like a lighting bolt and I can’t believe I didn’t see it.

So what about you? I want you to really connect and see what makes your heart sing when you do it. Why not take this week to ‘listen’ to your higher self and see what it has to say. Just ask, I promise, you will always get an answer. Also see what makes you smile, what comes naturally and what is something you would like to do more of and then run with it. Become unstoppable.

And it matters not how old you are, or if you have never put it out there before, just take a stab at it. A saying that helped me transition to using my gift of writing was something to the effect of “What is a writer?” and the answer was “Someone who writes, so just write”. Boom that did it for me. πŸ™‚

Okay I will close by sharing a beautiful message I received this week. I was fortunate enough to have someone share with me a monumental life change they were making and I was happy to be able to support them and be their cheerleader. I love watching people bloom into the highest versions of themselves.

Here was the message. My heart jumped for JOY upon reading it.

“Maggie, thank you so much. Your support meant more to me then I realized!Β  I had an amazing day yesterday, and woke this morning feeling so blessed to be a part of your life’s journey. Guess what there’s that smile again today!! I feel like I’m on fire and starting to live life! And with your support throughout the years and especially now ,I thank you!! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️”

This, my friends, is what sets me on fire and supports me on my mission to help myself and others to be unstoppable!Β  πŸ™‚

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker, Blogger, Digital Marketer, and soon to be an ‘Interactive Video Specialist’ for individuals and businesses. She’s super excited about this because she can incorporate her gift of using words, her love of picture and video making, and most of all helping others! Life is awesome indeed!

 

art, Authenticity, Awakening, beauty, Lake Superior

Oh Great Lake Superior

A Poem composed and written by me on the shores of Lake Superior where I have found my inspiration and creativity flourishing.

For the audio version listen here:

Oh Great Lake Superior.

I did not know I would fall so deep…

So deep in love with you!

Or how deep your rapture would in turn capture my soul.

I now long and yearn for you when together or apart.

You share with me your beauty.

And it goes straight to my heart.

You show me your many faces.

All of which are unique and pleasing to the eye.

I now know why artists listen to your waves and point their cameras in your midst.

You are relentless in your offerings of beauty and divine prowess.

Your treasures are timeless and the delight you offer is legendary.

Oh how my soul thanks you!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who en-JOYs awakening to her creativity. She is PASSIONATE  about helping people awaken to their artist within and to live authentically by being true to their own heart.

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Anital Moorjani, gifts, Joy

There are Still Gifts Waiting for YOU!

If you prefer and audio version of this blog post:

I was just listening to a FB live with Anita Moorjani, author of “Dying to Be ME” and she stated that if you are still here, as in alive on earth, it means that there are still gifts waiting for you.

I thought this was beautiful and true!Β  This is so inspiring to hear. I am learning everyday that we need to be open to the gifts. We need to be open to our own gifts and to allow them to flow through us so that we can share our gifts with the world.

There are also gifts for us and we need to be able to receive them. There areΒ  gifts of beauty, kindness, Love,Β  sensation, wonder, art, creation, JOY and more! Gifts, gifts everywhere!

Go ahead, open your gifts and receive your gifts. πŸ™‚

Growing, Learning, Self-Discovery, Spark Joy, wisdom

It’s Back to Kindergarten for Me! :-)

Here is the audio of this blog post if you prefer to listen rather than read, or both πŸ™‚

I had a thought yesterday while I was learning something new. I was trying to figure out how to start recording audio and podcasting for the very first time. I spent part of the day googling, recording, uploading, and using new platforms. And it was a success. I felt really empowered and really good at the end of it.

Later in the day while I was doing my yoga,Β  it hit me! I flashed back to my kindergarten class. I can still ‘feel’ how that felt. It was so exciting, new and fresh. I can remember vividly turning the pages of the coloring book, the smell of the crayons and the vibrant colors as I created in this book. It was my masterpiece.Β  I can still remember the moment when I fell in love with Robin’ eggΒ Β blue.Β  It was exhilarating. It got me thinking…..

Why do we lose this feeling and why do we sometimes feel inadequate when we don’t know something, or when we want to learn something new? Why as we age, do we think we are supposed to be more adept at learning things or that we ‘should know how to do things’. Or why are weΒ  afraid to ask questions and expose our inadequacy?

I think we should all go back to kindergarten in the way we learn.Β  We can get excited and feel like we have our whole life ahead of us, because we DO! The rest of our life is our whole life and we can learn new things, open our minds, venture out, try new things, use crayons, paint, draw, and even stomp our feet if we want. πŸ™‚

See you in class!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves learning, loves colors, loves the featured picture in this blog post (it makes her girl-like heart smile) and she love life! She is excited for the rest of her life as the best of her life. πŸ™‚

 

Awakening, magic, Magic & Miracles, meditation

My Magical Meditation

If you prefer to listen to the blog post, you can do so here:

There is a new and beautiful book out called “Magic and Miracles” and I am absolutely blessed to know two of the contributing authors. Paul Lufteneggar and Elspeth Kerr. Paul is my most favorite musical artist and he is an Award Winning Singer/Songwriter/Composer who is Inspiring Global Love & Kindness around the world through his music and his LOVE that radiates out far and wide! His music and his LOVE have truly opened my heart to a divine depth that is hard to put into words.

And as for Elspeth, you will get to know more about her in this blog post πŸ™‚

One day while delighting in reading this beautiful book, I turned to Elspeth’s story and was so moved by it, that I reached out to her on FB to share my love of her contribution in the book. I mentioned to her how the poem that she had ended her chapter with, had moved me to tears. Elspeth reached out to me after that and offered to do a meditation with me one day. She mentioned that she had created a meditation around the book. My soul quickly responded with an absolute “I’d love to!”. πŸ™‚

Elspeth is in Cypress and I am in Canada so we would connect through FB video.
Well the magical day came when the stars aligned and technology connected us and the meditation happened, and Oh what a beautiful experience it was!

As you can see the cover of the book is a beautiful mandala. Elspeth had me start by focusing on the center of this mandala. She explained that all of the energies and love of all of the contributing authors were infused in the words and between the pages of this beautiful book. She then led me through a beautiful mediation that lasted around 30 to 40 minutes. I really don’t remember the whole process but what I do know is what happened for me as a result of this gift.

I do believe I had a deep healing and profound shift or push in my awakening. If I could use one word, it would be ‘Unstoppable’. I feel unstoppable in my awakening, transforming, and in my love for myself. I feel that I have renewed clarity and trust in my mission in life. I feel clear and ready to deliver messages to the world that involve LOVE, TRUST, and HEALING, fueled by HOPE and INSPIRATION. I feel like I have been waiting my entire life for this and the time is NOW!

I thought I would share with you Elspeth’s intro in the book so you can know her better too. Here it is:

About the Author My name is Elspeth Kerr, I was born in Scotland and moved to Cyprus to follow my bliss. I am married and a mum of one daughter whom I love deeply. I am a soul reader of the heart and I teach Reiki and self-empowerment. I use my knowledge to help souls shine with joy from the inside out. I help the soul smile and beam its divine radiant light through direct connection that the soul has to source. I remind my clients to own their smile, which starts their internal β€˜Love Engine.’ I look to nature for my answers spending my days supporting Gaia. I liberate the heart and soul through the original nature of Spirit. My healing space is a safe place to release. I offer the world my services via Skype and in-person-sessions to find the magic and miracle within.

Connect with Elspeth: http://www.facebook.com/elspeth.kerr.3
Email: Elspethkerr2508@gmail.com
Visit Soundcloud.com to find my Healing Steps of Colour Transformation audio.

I highly recommend all of the work of both of these two beautiful people doing this soulful work on the planet and I also highly recommend the book! I myself, just today, ordered the hard copy to have along with my digital. I so have to be able to stare at that beautiful mandala on a daily basis. πŸ™‚ Here is a link to learn more about the book Link to Book “Magic and Miracles”

And for learning more about Paul and his work here is a link to his site:
Paul Lufteneggar Website Bee Kindness

I will close this post for today, with a heart that is full of LOVE and sending radient rays of divine blessings, magical forces, and LOVE to each of you reading this at the very moment you are reading it. Words do carry frequencies and you can count on every word and every being involved or mentioned in this post infusing YOU with absolute Blessed LOVE and LIGHT. And so it is!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who is excited to assist those on the planet to awaken to their divine gifts, to LOVE and to more JOY in the world! It is all here for ALL of us. We need only to awaken to accepting the gifts. Will you open yours? πŸ™‚

Adapting, Courage, Facing Adversity, Life's Challenges, wisdom

Bird Wisdom

Yesterday on a cold, cold day in January as this great Lake of Superior wass forming ice in some spots, closer to shore, I spotted these birds. I think they were ducks, but I am not 100% certain… but pretty certain. The Canadian Geese have gone south already so it can’t be them. If anyone knows though, let me know.

Anyhow, as I watched them, I would see them shaking off the cold water from their bodies every so often. It made me think of that saying “Water off a duck’s back”. But then I thought there is so much wisdom here.

Sometimes these birds are swimming around carefree on a beautiful sunny day without a care in the world, just like us. However, at other times they are swimming in a pool of life’s challenges like this cold and threatening water, or they have to transition to a new location.

I watched them swim around the patches of ice forming, shaking off and continuing on, looking for open water to swim in. This is like us! Sometimes things are easy and sunny and bright and at other times, they are more challenging and we have to move through those times and shake it off, like water off a ducks back.
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I hope today’s ‘bird wisdom’ helps you to move through life’s challenges and to ‘shake them off’ when you need to … just like water off a duck’s back. πŸ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves nature and loves learning from the wisdom of it. There are so many messages and examples of how nature is perfect and that we are nature by nature πŸ™‚

Awakening, Gratitude, Gratitude Pop, Joy, Joy Pop, Spark Joy

Gratitude Pop!

Today while messaging a client I came out with a new phrase and thought I would make a new category for it over here at my blog. “Gratitude Pop”. I love it! These can also be called “Joy Pops”, which I love too.

Here is where the gratitude pop stemmed from today.

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It is my client’s birthday and she sent me this picture of what she found on the table this morning from her son. I said to her that her heart must be bursting and she said “YES!”

It is such a good feeling to have a pop or burst of gratitude. The new show “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” uses the term ‘Spark Joy’ for keeping items that you absolutely love and cherish. Whatever we call them, they are awesome indeed, and very well something worth focusing on and looking for throughout our day. Think of them like bursts of joy, pleasure and an indicator of something that makes your heart and soul happy. πŸ™‚

This morning I had my own gratitude pop when I saw that the sun was once again rising,on this cold January day in Canada.
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What about you? Can you start to add to your Gratitude Pop list throughout your day? Maybe it simply starts with the fact that there is another day. Not everyone will wake up tomorrow to another day sadly, but true. Or maybe you get a Joy Pop when you look at your pet sleeping so cutely and looking so peaceful.

Whatever way you find them, I hope you find lots of Gratitude Pops, Joy Pops, bursts of ‘Spark Joy’, and that many smiles cross both your face and heart today and everyday!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves life, laughter, and finding JOY in each and everyday. She purposely looks for and seeks JOY. In fact, truth be told she’s a JOY Junkie and she’s okay with that πŸ™‚

Authenticity, Awakening, Insight, Joy, Self-Discovery, self-love

Authenticity

While looking up the Webster’s definition of authenticity, I picked this one as my favorite. Number 3 of course. πŸ™‚

3 : true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character
is sincere and authentic with no pretensions

We hear this word a lot out there today. It’s all about being authentic and I couldn’t agree more! It’s where it’s at! It’s the place to be!

I thought today I would write a little about what it means to me, when I think of us being authentic. Authentic people have the strength and the courage to be true to themselves and to be who they are. They embrace their uniqueness and know that it is in fact their gift!

Authentic people are honest, vulnerable, intimate, unique, bold, daring, passionate and real. They are brave enough to share a piece of themselves with the world. They are strong enough to bare their soul and to let it shine!

You see authentic people in the world with labels like artists, creators, musicians, authors, poets, rebels, free spirits, the givers, the lovers, the cooks, the bakers, and the candlestick makers. Everywhere you look you see them. πŸ™‚

There is a tender and vulnerable side to authenticity too. It involves approaching life with sincerity, honesty, openness, and vulnerability.

And then there is the daring side of authenticity that involves boldness, greatness, and glory!

Whatever words you attach to it, I wish for you the JOY of being and living through your authentic self. We are all here to discover our gifts and authentically share them with each other. May you live the beautiful and authentic life of your dreams and desires!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist and lover of life! She has claimed her authenticity and loves using words to inspire, uplift and empower others in the world.