As I sit here at the keyboard, in the early morning, witnessing the birth of a brand new summer day, I am once again in awe of life. Mornings are the granted promise of a new day and with a new day comes new Hope.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of the a waking man.
pliny the elder
One of my favorite sayings that a friend shared with me years ago is “Where there is breath, there is Hope”. I’ve never forgotten that.
I hope you are all enJOYing your morning today and that you are excited for this new day that is full of Hope and Promise. I am infusing these words with extra LOVE if you who are reading this right now, need some extra LOVE. Blessings to YOU!
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Coach & Trainer and Certified Life Coach who is grateful for another day, the promise of tomorrow and the glory that lies in between.
As a person who has a lot of cookbooks, I was thinking how I get inspired by them but you end up going back to the same recipes or go-to foods more often than not.
And then it hit me! This is like our thoughts and habits. Our brains work in patterns, repetition, and it always likes the familiar. This is why it is so easy to run trains of thoughts that may or may not serve us.
One thought attracts another thought and once you start you are on a roll. So thoughts are like recipes. We use the same ingredients (familiar thoughts) and we run our programs (the recipes.)
Now the question becomes is your thought recipe serving you or disempowering you? Are you running and making good recipes or are they self destructive recipes, kind of like unhealthy food? 🙂
So if you catch yourself using thought patterns that are not for your highest good, the secret is to disrupt the brain pattern and switch to a new recipe. One technique that I use is my very own quote “I control my thoughts, they don’t control me”. I have developed a habit of catching my thoughts and then switching them. The more you do it the easiest it gets. These new thoughts start to become your go-to recipes… your new recipes. 🙂
And the good news is just like when you find or develop a new recipe you love, you love it! Same with thought recipes, once you start using thought patterns that are good for you, it feels great and you want to use them more! Woo hoo!
Happy Recipe Creation!
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach, and Board Certified Nutritionist who has been working with and molding her thoughts for years. She believes that thoughts are our most valuable tool in our life creation kit.
An Amazing Story of Transformation from Suffering to FREEDOM!
Last night in the grocery store I was witness to something pretty amazing!
I ran into a woman who used to work for me and she was a different person. I have run into her a couple of times in the last couple of years and each time she has transformed more and more into this new beautiful person. But last night she was off the charts AMAZING!
In the past she was sick, in pain, down, irritable and you could tell she was just not happy. She didn’t enjoy her work or her life.
I will call this woman ‘Mary’. What changed for Mary? Mary became empowered. She left her husband and ventured out on her own. She now has her own home and she is happy. Her energy was light and airy and her eyes twinkled and sparkled and she looked like a completely different person to me.
Mary is excited about life now, no longer in physical pain, and she appeared radiantly happy. It just brought me so much JOY to see this. She even declared how happy she is and you could see it!
Sometimes in life we have to leave things like situations, jobs, relationships when they are no longer serving us for our highest good. What is the price we pay if we do not and we are suffering? We stay in suffering.
For me, any relationship that I have in my life, should empower me, not disempower me. Whether it is my friend, my partner, or a business relationship, I believe it should be mutually empowering, uplifting and beneficial for all, otherwise I am out.
Mary was such a clear messenger on how powerful and positive a change like this could make. She honored herself enough to leave this relationship that was not serving her and was not a loving and supportive situation, to keep it simple. I will not go into details. The point is that Mary took her life back and is now thriving and not merely surviving.
I just had to share this story because to me it is a sign of HOPE and what can be. Our lives can change when we choose to look closely at those things that are not serving us and are in fact disempowering ourselves, even if they are simple things like habits, conversations, self-talk, fears, etc.
By taking a look at what makes you ‘feel good’ in your life and what ‘sucks your life force and energy’, you can get clear on what you want more of in your life and what has to go.
I hope you found this post helpful even if it is just to open up more to ‘feeling’ your way through life and to use your feelings as your GPS to more Happiness.
Have an amazing day and I send nothing but Blessings to all who are reading this. 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who loves to empower and encourage people to take charge of their happiness and to design lives that they love. When you love your life, you radiate out into the world that love and it makes a huge difference for all of mankind. 🙂
I am so excited! Today I released my FREE ebook on “Finding JOY”. Joy is a frequency that we want to tap into and yet some of us struggle with having JOY in our lives, so I created this free ebook to help anyone who wants to access more JOY.
This is a short but impactful little book that could change your life right away. I do hope you take advantage of this and get your free copy today!
And most of all I hope you enJOY the book as much as I enJOYed writing it.
Often I am commenting on posts that I really, really, like and I like put “Love, Love, Love!” in the comments to show how much I like it. 🙂
The interesting thing is that almost all the time, I misspell one of the Loves and it goes something like this. “Love, Live, Love”. And I say to myself something like “oh I made a mistake” but my heart always says “No, it’s perfect!” Love, Live, Love!!!
I got to thinking about this and it is so true! If we don’t have love in our lives, especially for ourselves, we cannot truly live! We are comprised of love. Every cell in our body is and came from love and will return to love. Today in my morning meditation I saw every cell in my body as littles tiny hearts. ❤ ❤ ❤ It was a great visual.
If we want to fast tract our lives to a JOYous journey here on earth or to a blissful state, then we need to fast track our love of self.
This morning when I opened FB I saw a this beautiful post from my friend Paul Luftenger. Paul is a Multi Award Winning Published Singer Songwriter In 120+ Countries
“Paul Writes, Sings, and Composes Conscious Music To Inspire Global Love & Kindness From Within – Powerful Conscious Music Always Supporting The Heart & Soul To Feel and Know Its Beauty and Divine Holy Worth From The Inside Out!”
Paul is one of my favorite people and in his FB post this morning he wrote this. I can’t help but share it here because it is on point:
From Paul’s FB Post:
“What I wish all human beings on earth knew today.
To be kind and gentle and loving to oneself.
To stop pointing fingers at others by embracing the light of love and kindness from within oneself.
I have learned that the real pain of the world comes from one place…the space within oneself projected out on others without regard or responsibility of one’s own energy or vibration. It is the biggest lie ever told.
Healthy people have healthy hearts and healthy souls; they don’t harm others – but rather embrace the self healing process from within oneself.
I have learned in my 42 years of being human that the one person that has to be loved and forgiven is the hardest person to fully embrace and love, and that is oneself.
I use to be so hard on him.
I use to tell him he couldn’t sing or dance or be free.
I use to scold him for being scared.
I use to belittle him for all the stupid choices he had made.
I use to tell him he was weak.
I use to feel he wasn’t smart enough…. or that he was too stupid or too pathetic or too gay or too ugly…..until one day I embraced him for all the things he was…it came to be known after I prayed to God for help on the day my father hung himself….I was shown by God to love the spark of God that he was…. for he was shown that he was a piece of God….. and I began to love the child he once was… the gift to the world he had forgotten he was and day by day his light began to be brighter….and brighter….and brighter.
That precious child within me healed all of my wounds with God’s pure loving grace through letting go and taking the knife away from his own throat.
Each time I cried to God in my darkness, I begged God to show me the way…and God did.
Each day God picked me up out of the mud and pain and shame of my life and showed me I could shine my light. Some people hated me for it… some told me I wasn’t good enough and tried to destroy me….some people discarded me for it… but each day God showed my that my soul was meant to shine and that those who were cruel to me, like me, had forgotten that they could shine from their heart and soul too.
I loved that precious little boy in me whole again with God’s pure love, and the stains of the self hatred started to disappear and vanish from within me…. I began to self illuminate my life from my heart and soul working together reminding others of the light within them.
That little boy is now a man…and one I am so proud to be. When I look at myself in the mirror now, I see all the love that my heart and soul was able to spread.
I have learned that love really is the superpower in the world and it begins with obeying God and trusting and having faith in his way…
Love your enemy, and obey God, by loving yourself again…. by being honest and responsible for the energy you create by being the heart and soul that is within you.
You are not what the world told you you are. You are free of all of that once you claim it.
This is what I know for sure.
Love… and be kind to the little boy or the little girl within you.”
Well that was a beautiful way to start my day. Reading Paul’s post and then I commented with my famous typo “Love, Live, Love”, which seemed perfect, of course, and led me to this blog post. Everything is divinely perfect when we open to the flow of universal LOVE.
Have an amazing day everyone. I send you nothing but LOVE and I hope you LIVE LOVE today.
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Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Pysch-K Facilitator & Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who trained directly under Mike Dooley. Mike Dooley is a New York Times Bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur in the philosophical New Thought movement. His teachings contain the premise that our “thoughts become things,” an expression he made popular in Rhonda Byrne’s book and video documentary on the Law of Attraction, The Secret.
On Monday of this week. I finished my sixth class, entitled “The Meaning of Life” in my first round of Infinite Possibilities classes. It was a magic moment and I think my students really enJOYed the workshop. In fact, there were some pretty major shifts that happened for some of them.
In the last class we cover that life indeed does have adversity and challenges and that these are a normal part of life. They make us stronger in fact, but they can be very challenging indeed.
Last night while driving in my car, I was pondering on some challenging situations and reflecting on hopeful and positive outcomes. It was one of those moments when you are kind of like “please give me a sign”… you know those kind of moments when your strength is not enough but you need an extra boost of Hope or Faith? Well I got just that….
I rounded a corner and saw this:
I had to pull over and take a picture. It was just what I needed. And this rainbow stayed with me until I reached my destination!
And to make it even better, this morning when I went to Facebook and opened it, the first picture I saw was this rainbow that a friend took. It was there right in my face. The same rainbow that I saw taken by my friend! It was like a sign all over again and just reinforced everything.
I found this blog post explaining rainbows and there is really cool info in here
Like: “Rainbows bring the promise that the troubles of today will surely come to pass, hold strong in your faith and vision, and the rainbow with bring fresh beginnings, and new prosperity”.
And: “The symbolism a Rainbow intuitively tells us to hold on to HOPE, to believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that sacred blessings open to us when we are following our hearts desire.”
I remember when I was pregnant and seeing a double rainbow while driving. My daughter ended up being premature and that was a tough time. Remembering that rainbow helped me get through that. Somehow I knew things would be ok.
I hope you too take comfort and strength in the signs offered to you. Perhaps this blog post is a sign for you and I hope it becomes the strength for you today that you need. I have lovinging infused these words with strength, hope, and LOVE ❤ which are all sent to you that are reading these words right now.
With Much LOVE & JOY,
Maggie Holbik is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves signs, messages, and anything divinely beautiful that raises our vibes and gives us HOPE!
Lately I have been pondering on both the word and the power of forgiveness. When you break the word down, it is really about giving. What do we give when we forgive?
We give love, hope, compassion, empathy, and we hold space for healing. Now, this can be for others or for ourselves. I have come to a place where I am pretty comfortable in the forgiveness department when it comes to others because I figured it out long ago, when I forgive I feel better. I’m pretty selfish that way LOL!
However, forgivingoneself sometimes takes on a daily challenge. A few weeks ago I was thinking what if we looked at each day as a chance to forGIVE ourselves each day like a goal! Like we get to GIVE ourselves some LOVE and COMPASSION. 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤
When I looked at it this way, I started to kind of like it. It was like okay, let’s bring on some forgiveness here for myself for whatever. This is a good thing. Again selfish, I know. My bad. 🙂
My spiritual and soul self knows that there is nothing to forgive, which is cool too, but my human self falls into the humanness stuff, so I work at forgiving myself when necessary. I kind of look at it this way, the sooner I forgive the faster I can raise my frequency and be a light for others, so I just do it now!
Of course, some days are easier than others and on a lot of days there is no need, but when the occasion arises to forgive, I try and take it. 🙂
I like the words of Marissa Peer “To make mistakes is human but to forGIVE yourself is divine.”
I think one of the greatest gifts we can give our children and our loved ones, or anyone in our lives really, is the example of the ability to forgive. It is a gift that is like none other. I hope that you take an opportunity today to forGIVE yourself if you feel you need to and to enJOY the gift that the experience offers.
In Love & Light,
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and an Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer who loves to free herself and others from anything that causes us to suffer unnecessarily and causes pain, especially if that suffering blocks us from JOY. Maggie believes that we are deliberate creators here on earth and that JOY and LOVE are our birthrights.
I was just listening to a FB Live with Anita Moorjani and she was talking about receiving signs from the other side. I thought with many of us no longer having our Dads with us here on the earthly plane this was timely information for Father’s Day.
I am just going to share a few points here . One cool one is that Anita says the easiest way to receive messages from your deceased loved ones is when you are in JOY. Why is that? Because when you are happy and in JOY, your frequency is lighter and higher so it is easier for them to communicate with you. If we are sad or depressed it is harder for us to receive the beautiful signs and messages because our energy is denser and heavier. Where our deceased loved ones are is where true freedom and peace and LOVE are so that frequency is very high.
Now Anita stressed NOT to feel bad if you are feeling sad or depressed and to never beat yourself up for this, but just to understand that this difference in frequency does make a difference in the ability to receive. So my take is that the best thing we can do is do actively work at our happiness and JOY which will allow us to receive these messages easier and of course our deceased loved ones would want us to be happy anyway. We all know this!
The other point she made is that it is a paradox. The more you try to receive messages and signs, the less you will because you are in resistance. What you resist persists, as the saying goes. So just work at raising your frequency, being happy, and being open to any divine gifts and signs that may come your way.
I am so honored to have so many beautiful angels and guides on the other side that regularily send me divine signs and messages and Happy Father’s Day to you Dad up in Heaven. I just heard your laugh… I felt it in my heart. Thank you! Much LOVE to you and I am receiving all of your LOVE right now!
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach, and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves to receive the divine gifts that she receives daily.
One of my most favorite take aways from the book by Bronnie Ware called “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” is this one:
#5” I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.
When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.” from Bronnie’s book.
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As both a Life Coach and a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach I really, really, encourage my clients to actively pursue happiness! It is a worthwhile endeavor as you can see. If it is one of the top five regrets of those on their deathbed, it’s pretty important I’d say. 🙂
Journalling is a very powerful way to set a deliberate intention around your pursuit of happiness. Journalling is wide open and you can get creative with it. You may want to journal about your thoughts, desires and your dreams around happiness or things, place, memories, and people that make you happy. What you can write about is endless really.
I am very excited to be able to offer this amazing Happiness Journal where you can record all of your thoughts and ideas for your Happiness Plan. This journal has lots of space for you to put the power of words into action!!! It is also loaded with happiness quotes to inspire you on your journey.
I hope you take advantage of this and start on making your happiness a priority! 🙂
There is no way to happiness –happiness is the way.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Infinite Possibilities Coach who loves to encourage and uplift others in their lives. She gets happy when other people are happy and living in JOY!
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
A picture in your mind is worth its weight in gold.
When my daughter was little she naturally knew the power of imagination and using her mind. She used to call it “minding”. She would say “I will just mind it Mom”, and I would think “Wow, cool, awesome!”
Picturing things in your mind and adding ‘feeling’ to them is super, super powerful. Never underestimate the power of forming pictures in your mind and using your imagination. And always, always, remember that when you are minding and visualizing in your mind the possibilities are INFINITE and ENDLESS!
I hope you take JOY in being a deliberate creator of your life. 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer who loves minding! She minded this blog post 🙂