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BE-YOU-Tiful

Have you ever marvelled at the human spirit? I know I have. Life is filled with both glory and pain. We all go through things in our lives and through life’s experiences that can be tremendously challenging, painful and even heart breaking. 

Lately I have been reflecting on the human spirit and our will to go on. I have come to believe that our true beauty is in our humanness. What if we saw our so called shortcomings, our so called flaws and even our addictions, as the very things that make us beautiful and real? What if we realized that the very things we judge as ‘bad’  or ‘ugly’ are the things that in fact, make us beautiful? These are the things  that make us human and alive.  These are the raw truths that make us empathetic and compassionate toward others. What if we had more compassion for ourselves and actually saw the beauty in these ‘gifts’? 

The next time you jump on yourself and are ready to be critical of yourself for something you did, said, or did not do, etc., why not stop yourself and remind yourself that this is what makes  you beautiful?  Try turning your disdain of self into appreciation of self. With compassion for self, we can have compassion for others. 

A saying I use often is “Love is all there is.” If this is indeed true, we must all get better at loving ourselves.  It has been said that it starts at home 🙂 I have personally put a note on my fridge to remind myself that these human traits are what makes me beautiful, alongside all of my beautiful soul sisters and brothers travelling with me here on earth.

This concept may seem a little weird, but I can say it really has helped me to see things differently within myself and with my judgement of myself. It makes me have much more compassion towards me, and I truly am starting to feel like I am my own best friend and that’s a really awesome feeling, I must say.

I hope you decide to hold yourself within the palm of your own hand and to see the beauty that is YOU. 

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who is learning compassion for self and others. She truly believes that the answer to much of our personal pain in life could be alleviated with more self-love, and part of her mission here on earth is to empower others to love themselves more and to see the beauty in all aspects of self. 

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Money is Energy

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I have written before about the power of money in the sense that money is a tool.  Like a hammer that  can be used to build something or to destroy something, so can money do both of those things.

Today, however, I am going to share a whole new way of seeing money and its message. There is another power we sometimes fail to see. It is the energy that is used ALONG with money. In fact, money can be a messenger!

For example, I watched this video today. I will attach the link to this video at the end of the this post so you can watch and see what I mean.:-)

In the video a young man is given a $700 tip from a church and its members after delivering pizzas to them.  He is so moved by it that he makes a video and it goes viral. He couldn’t believe that while he is struggling to get his life on track, so many strangers could care about him.

Let this sink in.  The money is more than a monetary thing here. The money carries a message.  A message of love, kindness, support, and compassion. Sure the money will help this young man, but what is infused in the giving of the money is  even more so the gift.

How do you think about money? When you give it to someone or pay a bill, what do think? How do you feel? Do you give with gratitude? Do you give with loving intention? Or are do you give with mental brakes on?

For example, I am fortunate to have a personal assistant. Each week she makes my life easier and helps me for a couple of hours 2 to 3 times a week. I am in such gratitude for this woman and for her help. When I pay her through an e-transfer, nothing gives me more pleasure. I love sending her money. I love appreciating her! I love that we have a relationship in which we help and support each other.  And I hope that when she pays this same money forward she does so with love also.

You see, like energy, money is ever moving, no matter how much or how little the amount. It is constantly in a state of motion, going from one person to another, in some form.

It is my hope that this message opens us up to a new way of thinking when we are transferring money or services, or words, or anything. Think of the message you are sending with whatever it is you are giving or paying or transferring.

Okay here’s the link and enjoy!

Pizza Delivery Guy Gets $700 Tip!

Blessing be!

Maggie Holbik

Your thoughts?

 

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I think I know you?

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Today, during a trip to the grocery store, I stopped to give a homeless man some money. He looked me in the eye and said “Thank You”. I said “You’re Welcome” with a smile on my face. In that moment I thought to myself, this guy looks familiar. My rational mind then did its thing and told me I did not know him and why it was not possible.

In the next moment I had an AH HA moment. I truly got a deeper sense of the phrase ‘we are all one’. My spiritual self believes that we are all indeed one, but even with the removal of that belief, even for a brief moment, I had a new enlightenment about this.

Often when I travel and especially in airports, I think I see people I know. I then realize that oh yes I am in a different city, state, or country, and then I realize of course I do not know that person. But wait. Do I?

Yes, perhaps I do and we all do. Perhaps we have been the Mom juggling the child on her hip and pushing another in an umbrella stroller with bags to tow also. Perhaps we have been the lady or man in the chair crying because they have just lost a loved one and are travelling to attend their funeral. Perhaps we have been travelling for a special medical appointment because we have just gotten the scariest diagnosis ever. Perhaps we have been the excited bride on her way to a beachfront wedding. Perhaps? Perhaps?

I think I know you might be some very powerful words worth reflecting on. I think I know you may induce compassion, kindness, caring and love for our fellow man, woman, and children. I think I know you could change the world if we saw it this way.

I think I know you?

Blessings.