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By The Grace of Life…..

There are many definitions of ‘Grace’ but to me, Grace is about honoring my soul and letting it flow through life. It is a divine expression of who I am and I know that my soul in eternal.

I like to think that I am in the playground of life, expressing myself, with Grace, and flitting like a butterfly, from moment to moment.

In life, Grace leads us to precious moments that often come through life’s trials, tribulations, and heartaches but is not to be taken lightly.

For example, one often learns the preciousness of life’s gifts through grieving the loss of loved ones. Things we once took for granted become even sweeter and more precious to us. This is a form of Grace.

Grace is the ebb and flow of all of life. It is the wind that blows through and dances with the branches of the tree, it is the sun glistening upon the water, it is the energy in these words as I type them, it is the gentle rain that bounces off a tin roof…. it is all of that and more….

Grace is the flow of life and the dance of the soul.

When we are open to the Grace of Life, we feel and experience life. We open our hearts to deep, deep, levels that are profound. We then truly ‘live’ and are ‘alive’.

What if we took our darkest moments and allowed them to show us the Grace of Life? What if we used them as catalyst to show us how Grace has moved us and then perhaps we would better understand why we ‘feel’ so much. We then might become enamored with our passion and our feelings and our zest for life.

I for one, now see how all of life’s moment’s both painful and JOYous have led me to Grace. Grace is life being life. Grace is life flowing through and for me.

Grace is the wind in the wings of the soul and it is a beautiful thing….

In closing, I hope that you too, enJOY the Grace of Life and that you allow life to flow through you through all of the moments, in good times and bad, and that these moments enhance your sweetness of life.

In Grace and with much LOVE to all,

Maggie

Side Note: After writing this piece I realized that Grace and Gratitude MUST be tied together because it just seemed like it should be. And they are. After Googling, I found this and thought “WOW”… “We can gloss over the meaning of gratitude as simply โ€œgiving thanksโ€, but Gratitude is derived from the Latin word โ€œgratiaโ€ which means gratefulness โ€“ but also grace or graciousness depending on the context. … There is true grace in Gratitude:”

That got me thinking and is a whole other blog post ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day my friends!

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A Beautiful Life

We are bombarded with ads everywhere promoting a more youthful appearance, how to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and how to stop aging. It’s sad really that we feel this way.

My daughter is 12 and she often expresses with complete JOY how cute she thinks old people are. In fact, she often calls them adorable! I feel the same and I love that the youth of the world think so too!

I often people watch in places like airports and on airplanes and I am just in awe at the beauty and grace all around me in the form of aging bodies that contain souls and minds full of wisdom and life. I marvel just as much at them as I do at the brand new babies, maybe more so!

The word that often comes to mind, when I encounter this beauty, is ‘gentleness’ and I think the world needs more gentleness now …. don’t you?

What if we spent the precious time that we do have in our days focusing on shining eyes and beautiful souls, rather than trying to stop the grace that presents itself in the process of aging and in all of its glory?

Do I get caught off guard at times when I look at my own reflection in the mirror? Yes, but now I try to smile back at myself and look into my own eyes, knowing that all is perfect, and every stage in life has its beauty. We often say there are ages and stages when it comes to raising kids, but there are also ages and stages to aging. The more we can accept all of these stages, with grace, the gentler the process and the more we can see the beauty.

I encourage everyone to look for the beauty, to love the ages and stages, and to remember that at the end of our lives it’s not about the wrinkles, but about who we loved, who loved us, and the moments that mattered along the way…….

“Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles, notice them.”

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Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach who is opening her heart to more beauty and gentleness in her life. She sends love to everyone reading these words and she believes in the beauty of life itself.

Awakening, Gratitude, Joy

What You Seeks Seeks YOU!

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I was having a text messaging conversation with a coaching client this morning and the topic of being grateful came up. I thought voila, here is my blog post for today.

Many of us struggle with making the shift from โ€˜waiting for the axe to fallโ€™, which tricks us into not being in a state of grace and gratitude, to fulling embracing the gift of having and being in gratitude and grace.

Gratitude is a state of being, an energetic force that has enormous potential. I thought I would share what my client said to me and what I shared back because I am sure that we can all relate to this, either now or at some point in our lives.

Client: โ€œYah itโ€™s deeply tied into disappointment for me and not getting what I want. Donโ€™t think about it, acknowledge it, or dream about it and then youโ€™ll never get hurtโ€.

Me: โ€œYa, thatโ€™s one of the classic self-sabotages of all time, the old waiting for the axe to fall ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our conversation went on and I shared about ways, like this, that we give our power away to outside sources and this is definitely one of them. I reminded my client that what we seek, seeks us and what we love, loves us. Gratitude is just like that. Being grateful puts that attracting/seeking/aligning energy out there so that we can attract more of what we desire. When we love our life it can truly loves us back and bring us more of that which we love! ๐Ÿ˜Š This is so exciting and the awesome thing is there is always, always, something to be grateful for. Gratitude is a like a muscle, the more we use it, the easier it gets and the bigger it gets. Bring on the GRATITUDE muscle!!

I am sitting here in Hawaii, typing this, the sun is shining on my face, the wind is gently blowing and toying with my hair, and as I look up I see Diamond Head. Diamond Head Crater is an absolutely beautiful site on the island of Oahu. It sits majestically above the shores of Waikiki, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and is a destination for many who visit the island and those who live there as well.

Now you might say that sure itโ€™s easy for you Maggie you are in Hawaii and I am wherever you are today at work, I’m sick, I got a flat tire today, or what have you. Yes, I am in a beautiful spot right now making gratitude flow extra easy today, however, I am also finding gratitude in the simple things like the pillow I found to put under my laptop, the lemon I found at the ABC store around the corner, for my warm lemon water, the fact that there are ABC stores on every corner lol, that I am inspired to write this morning, and on and on it goes. There are so many things we can find to be grateful for and when we do, it shifts our frequency to a state of appreciation and love. With appreciation and love comes kindness to oneself and the world, so if nothing else do it for the team. ๐Ÿ˜Š

“Love is the way I walk in gratitude”. A Course in Miracles

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Nutritionist who enjoys helping people to shift from Fear to Love and to help people to find their Grace through Gratitude. She reminds you to never forget that what you seek, seeks YOU! Blessings!

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Feel Your Way to Freedom

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Feelings are our road to recovery, our road to peace and well-being. When we are in a space of quiet despair or unrest, we can use our feelings to guide us back to peace and even to hopefulness.

By drawing our attention and intention to thoughts that center around gratitude and love, we can tip the scales from fear to love, or to peace within. If we stopped to truly contemplate the compilation of life’s moments that comprise a lifetime, I am sure we would desire that the moments consisted of harmonious energies and thoughts that served our highest good, verses those that were negative and self-destructive. I am sure at the end of our lives we would wonder why we wasted one precious second or moment in a fear based space.

It is not always easy to love ourselves fully in every moment, but the more we shift our focus to the feelings of gratitude and well-being, the easier it becomes.

The other thing that happens is we develop a deeper compassion and understanding for others travelling along on this earthly journey. Judgement of ourselves and others is a barrier to freedom and to peace of mind. Try taking just one moment now to release yourself from self condemnation or self-judgement. Have compassion for yourself and in turn you cast compassion on others.

We are all doing the best we can and learning and growing as we go. We all have slips and falls and brush ourselves off and get back up again.

I wish everyone, including myself, the freedom to let go of self defeating thoughts, memories, regrets, should haves, should have nots, and to move through the tunnel of love and towards self acceptance.

Let us all experience more moments of beauty, grace, and love in this orchestra of life expressing itself through us.