art, Awakening, Joy, Joy Pop, love

Happy Heart Day to My Favorite Valentine of All!!!!

valentines 2019Happy Valentine’s day to my beloved Life! I am so grateful for the gift of Life. I painted this picture this morning showing how I ‘feel’. I feel like my heart is going to burst with happiness.

Every morning when I wake up I am thankful for yet another day on earth where I get a chance to use my heart and to project love out to the entire planet. I know that it starts with myself and I have gotten better at loving myself too. I do my best to do what I can too to help others to love themselves. I know that when we all are full of our own love, it can’t help but spill out onto the rest of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

What else am I grateful for today oh lovely life of mine? I am grateful for the gift of Life itself itself where I can be childlike and paint pictures like this and I get to express myself as a creator. I know I can createย  pictures and use colors and my imagination. It is so thrilling! And guess what? I can create my day and my world too! Wow!ย  Thank you Life for allowing me to express myself as the divine orchestrator and creator that I am! I am that I am!

Is life always easy? No. Is life always fair? No. But…. I know that what I seek seeks me so I seek Love, Kindness, Compassion, JOY, Laughter, Expression, Art, Writing, Singing and more…. In fact, I seek more, more, more!!!! But best of all, I love, love, love,ย  that I can help others find all of these things in their life too! Thank you Life for allowing me to use my gift of expression to share inspiration and love through this heart of mine that beats for yet another day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to LIFE! You are the most precious gift and I am grateful to you with all my heart………….

Oh and thanks to my daughter, Sivanna Roses for encouraging me to pick up a paint brush. I do love it!!!! Why have I waited so long? ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach who is passionate about Life, Love and helping others to remember who they really are and to express and appreciate themselves by opening their heart to their divine greatness.

art, Awakening, Growing, Photography, Spark Joy

Waking UP, UP, and UP to Our Creativity!

Lately I am SO SOOOOOO excited about awakening my own artist within but also in seeing so many people in the world awaken to their inner and outer creativity.

On Saturday I popped into my local Winners store and happened upon a book that has been truly life changing for me. I wasย  so inspired after starting to read it, that I nearly burst. ๐Ÿ™‚

My creativity and feelings of passion were bubbling up inside of me as I read the book!

The book isย  “Styling For Instagram” by Leela Cyd.

styling for instagramredWhen I saw the book, the student and forever learner in me, kind of thought, yeah I’d like to get better at Instagram,ย  so I scooped it but… but… this book is much more than Instagram!!!!

Leela says “With a phone in your hand you can be a “photographer.” There’s no extra buy-in fee, you already have what you need, and “auto” mode works just fine.ย  With technology having evolved so quickly in the past decade, there’s no reason not to try your hand at making beautiful images”.

I have been taking phone pics for years and those that know me, know that I am constantly saying “I gotta get a pic of that”. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I have since discovered that I am also a passionate creator who loves to capture beauty and inspire others and the world…. so this book just blew the lid off for me. So many endless ideas and opportunities that I now see to create and play and delight in making these creations!

The book is laid out in an easy format to follow, with clear and concise concepts and pictures for each one. For example, she has two page creation concepts that she covers like “Light & Airy”, “Props”, “Plain & Simple”, and countless others.

This morning I played with using the sun that was casting itself on one of my chairs in the house. I propped up one of my wall pictures and was able to capture the sun on the wording which I thought was pretty cool.

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I am so grateful that there are so many people in the world so willing to share and help each other and that technology allows for so much creativity and culture that we never had access to before.ย  And let’s not forget the technology as tools for editing and creation too. It really is true that anyone can en-JOY photography, art, creation, and that there truly are infinite possibilities.

Yesterday my daughter and granddaughter were with me painting pictures. Sivanna showed me a place online where she finds ideas of what to paint. It may sound simple to some, but I thought that was amazing! A place to find endless ideas. In the old days one had to physically be at various places to get ideas and inspired and now endless ideas everywhere!

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I will close now and I hope you too are inspired to awaken to your creativity if this is something that brings you JOY to do. I am excited to share my newly inspired creations over at my Instagram account and I would be honored if you would be so kind to follow me and to comment on any of my creations as I learn and grow! And please in turn I would love to follow you! Nothing brings me greater JOY than following the trail of inspiration!ย  You can find me on Instagramย Maggie’s Instagram Accountย 

Maggie Holbik.com is a Creator and Communication Artist who gets great JOY out of personal inspiration, but her greatest JOY comes from inspiring others to live with passion and purpose.

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 donโ€™t actually start and get it going I never will. Iโ€™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.ย  That’s the right time ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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’. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย  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 areย  a great listener, or baker,ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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!ย  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!! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ”

This, my friends, is what sets me on fire and supports me on my mission to help myself and others to be unstoppable!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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 deepโ€ฆ

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 PASSIONATEย  about helping people awaken to their artist within and to live authentically by being true to their own heart.

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 โ€˜Love Engine.โ€™ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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? ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Awakening, love

The Beat of My Heart

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Resting my hand on my chest just now and felt my heart beat. It brought me to a place of extreme gratitude and a moment of awe….. the heartbeat of life…there is no more to say.

Take a moment to put your own hand on your heart and feel the love for yourself from your heart that is beating for you.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who finds JOY in the rhythm of the heartbeat of life.

Awakening, Vibratory Living

Shifting Away from Fear

I had a conversation with a friend today. I will call this friend Mary.

Mary was distraught due to challenges with a business situation and it was causing her a lot of grief. Mary felt afraid, angry, and could not understand why as she states ‘she created this situation’.

I offered the thought to Mary, that it does not matter why something was created or if she indeed attracted this to her. It matters not. What matters is changing and resolving the situation, so a better use of her time would be to shift her frequency right now, and spend her time doing that rather than reflecting on the whys. ๐Ÿ™‚

When we are in a vibration or state of fear and worry, we will attract more fear and worry. We are what we vibrate. ๐Ÿ™‚ I suggested she check in with her vibratory self to see how she was ‘feeling’. Once Mary identified that she was afraid, we were able to move forward to shift this.

We talked about being personally empowered and that that this comes from within. I asked Mary about how a flash light works? She said “you turn it on”. I asked her “but what actually makes it work and light up?” She said “batteries”, to which I replied “exactly!”. ๐Ÿ™‚

I asked her what she was charged with right now? Fear? Worry? Overwhelm? I suggested that in order for her to shift to a better feeling place she needed to charge her batteries with things like Trust, Hope, and Faith.

I have found that the best way to shift a situation is to change the way I feel and to get into gratitude. When you trust that things will work out and you believe that the universe is conspiring to help you for your highest good, your batteries get charged in a positive and conducive manner that can actually help to resolve situations and more importantly, make you feel BETTER. And when you feel better, you vibrate at a higher level and you attract more of the same…. as in things do work out for you, you feel better, and you do feel that you are supported. It’s a way better place to be than in fear, worry and doubt and you will even be more productive and able to resolve things from this place. Much better use of your ‘energy’ and power.

Fear contracts and constricts. True freedom comes from trust, hope, faith and love!

Mary felt so much better after our conversation and she was laughing and lighter and happier and so was I because that is another secret ‘what you give out you get back’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wish you all an amazing and blessed day and make sure you charge your internal batteries with the feelings that you do want in your life.

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who actively practise the art of keeping her frequency at its highest so that she can experience more JOY in her own life and so that she can in turn give it out and get it back. It’s such a wonderful formula ๐Ÿ™‚