hope, Sweetness In Life

Bittersweet & Finding Sweetness at This Time in History…..

“I searched among her crayons for a color that represented autumn and pulled out an orange-toned crayon, never used. It read “Bittersweet,” and I wondered why that particular name. Autumn was my favorite time of year… I was always ready for the change. I guess some people didn’t see it that way. Some people wanted to cling to summer… I loved both seasons, but I thought no one would ever call spring bittersweet, even though it was just another change, another new cycle, an end to one season and a beginning for another in an endless, never-ending spiral.”
― Janet Rebhan,  

I ran across this quote today that reminded me of what we are going through in the world right now. It truly is Bittersweet. I know a lot of people are in fear right now but there is so much goodness happening too!

We are getting clearer on who we are and what is important. We are stepping up to the plate of humanity and serving others. We are learning to look through the eyes of Love for the entire world. We are all collectively thinking of new horizons that we will be so grateful for.

Just as the changes of the seasons throughout the year and the seasons of our life can be bittersweet, so is this time we are in.

I encourage you to look for the Sweet. As I typed this my daughter popped in to say hi to me and I looked at her sweet face and I knew what it all meant.

Sweet Sivanna Rose

Look for the sweetness. It is always there if you look.

I also this today in a Facebook Post that my friend Meredith Ann Deasley shared. Meredith is a Certified Life Coach, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Spiritual Vitality Expert!

This is what I saw and it Inspired me!

She shared her notes for the day and this is a snippet from them. I love it!

It says in regard to how she sees herself:

“The way I taught myself to turn every negative into a positive from a young age. (and people think I’m naive! hee hee) Meredith Ann Deasley

Well I have to say I loved that. I am seeing so much positive in all that is happening and I continue to do so. Of course I have compassion and empathy for others and I understand some people’s anxiety is running high, but I do think we can choose to see Goodness and Sweetness and I hope that you look for and enJOY the Sweetness too. It is even sweeter at times like this because we appreciate it more. 🙂

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Coronavirus

We Are Learning ♥ To Cherish Life ♥ And It’s a Good Thing

Things are certainly changing quickly, and life as we know it is regrouping right before our very eyes, and it is happening on a global scale.

It may sound strange to you, but the more that this is happening, the more I am getting feelings of well-being and knowing. I do feel there is a lot of good that will come out of these challenging times.

During this time of uncertainty, I think we are all starting to appreciate and see our lives differently. The word I have come up with is ♥ Cherish ♥ . We are starting to ♥ Cherish ♥ our lives in a whole new way.

I just got off the phone with someone near and dear to me, and she shared with me that while out walking yesterday, she looked up at the blue sky and just started to cry in appreciation of how beautiful the world really is. Her tears were not tears inspired by fear but rather from a place of appreciation and realization.

It seems that everything is becoming more cherished and that we are recognizing the gift in many things that we have taken for granted. For example, being able to access convenience products like toilet paper, being able to buy nourishing foods, being able to freely go where we want, to be able to travel anywhere in the world, being able to attend schooling, and many more. Sometimes we have to drag ourselves to the gym or to go for a walk and I am sure the day will soon come when we will be so grateful that we are once again able to go the gym without worry. I bet will run to get to the gym. 🙂

We will get through this and that day will come.

I for one, am cherishing the most simple things and appreciating them in a whole new way.

I really, really feel that there is a shift happening and what we are experiencing is all a part of regrouping or shifting of the planet to a place, that quite frankly, needs a good regrouping. A regrouping of the way that we are too dependent on consumerism, on how we treat out bodies and our planet, on how we treat each other, on how we waste so much, on how we take for granted so many things…….. and on and on.

I have been hearing and reading so many wonderful posts and comments from people who are taking this time to enJOY reconnecting with loved ones, reading books, reflecting on life and just making a challenging time better.

We always have a choice. I hope you choose to see the gifts that are now here and to uncover what it is that you cherish. I hope you will join me in holding the frequency of optimism. Together we create collective consciousness and consciousness creates…. let’s create HOPE, let’s see (っ◔◡◔) new and better HORIZONS, and let us all remember that the sun will rise again tomorrow and the next day and the next. We will get though this. Let us do so in LOVE.

Peace☮️ to all and Love to All! ◦•●◉✿ Ļᵒשє ✿◉●•◦

Maggie

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faith, thoughts are things

How Miraculous!!!!!!

Today, while organizing some things, I dropped a packet of seeds and they fell onto a table. I think they are zucchini seeds. I marveled at how these tiny, tiny, seeds become gorgeous zucchinis. In that moment I reflected on the miracle of all living things and that we too come from a tiny, tiny, egg that meets a tiny, tiny, sperm. All of this is miraculous to me!

I also thought about how the seeds produce and they make more seeds to recreate the miracle. WOW! I hadn’t really pondered on that before in such a way and I opened myself up to the profoundness of it.

It got me thinking…… this is like our ideas and our dreams. If we have ideas (seeds) but we don’t plant them, they die and they do not grow and they do not reproduce. This is huge. So then how important is it to nurture your ideas, wants and desires? Super important! These seeds can create worlds but we need to plant them so they continue to give.

I also thought about the biblical saying about the faith of a mustard seed so I googled and there are a few but this one wowed me: ” “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.

This one kind of brings it all home for me. If we can produce life from a tiny, tiny, seed and life is a miracle so be it when we ‘sow it in our field’ or our mind! If we can have the faith of a tiny, tiny, mustard seed, which is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree (larger than life) and then the birds can nest in it’s branches …… the seed feeds the cycle of life and rebirth. WOW!

I have a whole new respect for the power of a tiny, tiny, seed. I will remind myself that my thoughts are tiny, tiny, seeds that can grow to huge proportions and that can do great things in the world! I will use them wisely and I will have faith in the power of tiny, tiny, seeds. 🙂

Be sure you plants seeds that you want to grow. Let’s not die with our seeds still in us, shall we? 🙂 Happy Gardening!

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Mornings = HOPE

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.

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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.

Divine Signs, Rainbows

Rainbow Messenger

In times of strife sometimes we need a sign.

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

https://www.universeofsymbolism.com/rainbow-symbolism.html

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

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!

Happiness, health, inspiration, Life's Challenges

The Gift of Inspiration

On Valentine’s Day my daughter gave me the most beautiful gift. She made both her Dad and I a handmade book full of inspirational quotes. We are to open one a day. She spent a lot of time making these books and we absolutely love them, of course.

This was the back of my book… and she used my proper name so this is an official real book. 🙂

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I thought these quotes will be great to give me ideas for blog posts too. Here is today’s.  I am sure you can figure out that there is a little spelling error and the word should be stronger, not stoner :-). This makes it even more adorable to me. As long as we know what she meant, it’s perfect! I have learned that imperfection is perfect, and if we focus on perfection we will never be the artists of the world… something to ponder on. 😉

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I love this quote because it is a great example of life. It’s not a matter of if we will fall or fail, we will! But it’s more important that we keep trying and that we get back up and that we become stronger from the falls and the fails.

Recently someone asked me to be a guest on their TV show sharing my personal story of struggle and hardship through to wellness because they knew I had a story.  I thought about it, listened to my gut, and declined.

I see all of my past experiences as stepping stones that have gotten me to where I am today. The hardships and challenges have made me who I am so I see them as GIFTS! I did not feel I could properly convey myself to share the hardship piece because I don’t feel that way.  I see everything as if it was perfect! It was the contrast I needed to show me what I do want. 🙂 I don’t want to talk about painful stuff. It does not serve me. I am too focused on where I am now and en-JOY-ing the next phase.  I hope this makes sense cause I feel I am having a hard time conveying it for some reason…. but that’s okay, no perfection here. 🙂

Anyhow, I am so looking forward to opening these quotes up everyday. What a delight and what a thoughtful gift… the BEST!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Registered Nutritional Therapist who loves to both inspire and to be inspired.

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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. 🙂

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 🙂

Family, Friendship, love, wisdom

A View of The World from Two 12 Year Olds

Today I am sitting here with my 12 year old daughter Sivanna and her friend Robyn. While I was thinking of what I would blog about today, I thought hey why don’t I ask these two wise ones some questions about life.

Question #1
What excites you about the thought of your future?
Sivanna: Finding somebody like a husband or partner and making a family together that’s full of love and stuff.
Robyn: Making her own family with her husband.

Question #2
What makes you feel good?
Robyn: Being with my friends and family.
Sivanna: When I take my probiotics because when I’m not feeling well it makes me feel better.

Question #3
What makes a good friend?
Robyn: When they are like there for you and they are not mean and you have fun with them!
Sivanna: They respect you and your opinions and feelings.

Well I think these were some wise and interesting comments. It sounds to me that health and happiness in life come from loving and enjoying the people in our lives and also by respecting the thoughts and feelings of other people. Thanks girls for your insight and for sharing today.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist and a Mom. 🙂 She believes in love, family, and in letting the small stuff go so that the main things can be the main things like LOVE, Laughter, HOPE, Happiness and JOY!

Awakening, Living Fearlessly, 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. 🙂

When we are in a vibration or state of fear and worry, we will attract more fear and worry. We are what we vibrate. 🙂 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!”. 🙂

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’ 😉

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 🙂

Awakening, love life, self-love

Comparing Ourselves to Others

Question:

My two closest friends are really beautiful, always have boys around them and are charismatic. Meanwhile I’m the exact opposite. I can’t help feeling envious and bad about myself. How can I change this?

I answered this question over on another platform and thought it was worth sharing here as well. So here was my answer:

First know that you are not alone. We all have feelings of insecurity and unworthiness at times in our lives. In fact, as a Life Coach, this is the thing I see most with people. They truly do not love themselves enough, and do not feel personally empowered to be who they really are.

I would encourage you to become your own best friend! What would a best friend say to themselves? What would best friends say to each other? Would they encourage each other? Would they support each other? YES they would!

I wish I had learned to love myself earlier in my life. I do now. 100% but I went through a lot to get here. You do not have to! Things can happen “in an Instant” just like sending an email or a text message and it shows up instantly. I wrote a blog post about this and you or someone may find it helpful. Here is the link: The Art of Instant Forgiveness

Whether it’s self-love, self-acceptance or self forgiveness it truly can happen instantly if we ‘change our minds’ about it. So here is the greatest secret to shifting your feelings. Focus on the things that you do love about yourself and get excited about those. We all have some things that we do love.. maybe our laugh, our kindness to animals, etc. There is always something to be grateful for. When we get grateful we shift our energetic frequency from envy to JOY and JOY is where we want to be.

I wish you nothing but Happiness and JOY and I hope you get excited about being YOU and en-JOYing the beautiful gift that you are to the world. Blessings!

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who en-JOYs instilling JOY in others. Life can be beautiful if we decide so.