Joy, Awakening, Passion, Encouragement, Uplift

Why Not Encourage & Uplift?

Do you know what I would like to see MORE of in the world today?

People encouraging and uplifting each other.

I am talking about straight up encouragement and supporting our fellow human beings walking the earth as a team of souls travelling together.

I love to see this in people’s personal lives, in community, in business and in life in general.

It feels so good when someone supports you, especially when it comes to things that bring you JOY! For example if someone you know enJOYs somethings like sports, learning, working, reading, playing, using technology, taking pictures, writing, travelling, and the list goes on, support them on their journey. Encourage them to do more of what brings them JOY!

JOY and enJOYment are different for all of us. What brings you JOY may not bring me JOY but we are not here to judge each other. We are here to LOVE each other. Love is also a form of encouragement, upliftment and mutual support and respect.

Let us all encourage each other to find our JOY, to live with and through our own PASSIONS fueled by our own DESIRES that make us HAPPY and JOYOUS.

I wish you nothing but JOY, JOY, JOY, today and every day. I hope you always honor your soul and do more things everyday that make your heart smile and bring you JOY!

Find Joy painted by Maggie’s daughter Sivanna Rose
Find JOY! Seek JOY! Be JOY! EnJOY!
compassion, kindess, self-love

3 Ways to Be More Compassionate & How It Can Free YOU!

As of late, I seem to be lead to the words compassion and compassionate. I myself, am working diligently at being more compassionate and less judgmental which quite honestly is a work in progress. The cool thing though, is I am realizing that the more compassionate I am, the less I suffer. Wow. Think about that one for a moment…..

The More Compassionate We Are, The Less WE Suffer

The more compassionate we are, the less WE suffer. I don’t know about you, but I’m in. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just imagine a scenario where and when you might be judging someone without compassion. Maybe it’s judging the acts of a parent from your childhood, or a situation you witnessed at the park, or someone who declares that they are a supporter of a certain cause, or way of being, and you witness the opposite, or the grumpy store clerk that you want to judge and give the evil eye to. You know this list. It’s endless.

When I was a teenager, I had an ‘experience’ which I will now call a spiritual experience. It was made known to me that I was here on earth to learn to “Love and Not Judge”. I mostly forgot about this for much of my life, but lately I am getting gentle nudges to remember this and to act upon it. These reminders come through movies like the one I watched the other day called “The Shack”, which I really en-JOY-ed and recommend. It’s now on Netflix.

Reminders also come from watching the pains of those I love and my own pains as we go through life and we interact with those around us. I am reminded to let go of being the ‘judger‘. I know not why people do what they do and really it does not matter. The only thing I know for sure is that LOVE does heal all wounds, and true healing love is unconditional. Maybe not always in this lifetime for everyone, but it is possible and that gives me HOPE. There is always HOPE.

The Less We Judge Others, The More Peaceful WE Are!

What I also know for sure, is that the less I judge, the more peaceful I am and the more peaceful those I encounter are. Who likes to be judged? It’s an awful feeling. It’s like when you have someone come into your home and tell you what you should get rid of, or that you don’t need something, or you do need something, or you shouldn’t wear a certain piece of clothing because of xyz, or you should lose weight, or you should gain weight, or you should quit smoking, or you should stop this behavior or that behavior, or you should be this way or that way, or you should have said this or you shouldn’t have said that. It truly feels like an invasion of self and soul and it makes one very vulnerable.

Start With Self & Then Expand

We all know that having compassion for oneself is the ultimate compassion mountain to climb. I can be very hard on myself, just like the clients I coach who tell me how hard they are on themselves, so I know it’s not just me. I think we all struggle with this one because we are so afraid of self betrayal and truly struggle with loving ourselves and knowing that we are worthy. The secret here, is that if there is no judgement, worth does not even come into question!!!!! Wowsa! Amazing! Eureka! Something to think on and ponder on very deeply……

I am bearing witness to the many ways I judge and I am working on getting better at it. I am sorry to all those who I have passed judgement on and yet I am compassionate for myself for doing so. The exciting thing about all of this, is that awareness moves us forward. I am excited to work on having more compassion and I understand that all journeys involve steps, but they all start with the first….

I hope you found some comfort in this writing and I would love to hear your comments on how you have found more compassion in your life. That is another thing that I have learned, we don’t have to do it all alone…. being together on the journey provides comfort as well.

Blessings to all of you reading this. Blessings sent to others are of the highest and most compassionate frequency available to us. It’s like LOVE at its utmost, so many, many BLESSINGS sent to you, right now, right in this moment as YOU read this words.

With Much Love,

Maggie

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist and human being who is trying to remember to have more compassion and to forgive self and others quickly and easily so she can make space for more LOVE in her life and in the lives of those around her.


โ€œThe only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.โ€

john green

compassion, kindness, Poems by Don, poetry

Kindness

A Poem by my Spouse and Friend, Don Perry

Kindness

In goodness and kindness, God made us like him,

So we can make a difference in this world we are in.

Be kind to the person with the different colored skin,

For he is your brother with the same feelings within.

Be kind to the beggar who begs night and day,

For we don’t know why his life is that way.

Be kind to the person who is having a bad day.

Forgive and don’t judge him for he words he might say.

Be kind with your words and things that you do,

And people will like it and duplicate you.

If we are all being kind in the things that we do and say,

We can change the world as we know it today.

Don Perry

January, 2001

Courage, Facing Adversity, Forgiving, Gratitude, inspiration

The Gift of Mistakes!

mistakes are proof

Here is another quote from the book of quotes that my daughter gave me for Valentine’s Day. I adore these quotes from the book that she made for me by hand. Each day, when I open one, it is a gift and I treasure it.

Today’s made me think about the word ‘mistake’. I have come to believe that there are no mistakes in life, or at least I try not to look at them that way anymore. I see all experiences as stepping stones or as what I call “the contrast”. The contrast simply means an experience that I have had that shows me what I really, really, want verses “the contrast”, which is what I don’t want or no longer want to bring into my life and my life’s experiences.

A simple example could be a relationship that one has had.ย  If you left a marriage or relationship of any kind, instead of seeing it as bad or wasted time, why not see it as the gift of showing you what you DO want in a relationship. Because of your past experience, you are much clearer on what is important for you to create in your life now.

The other day I wrote a blog post, also inspired by my daughter’s quote book, from that blog post I will quote myself here in reference to me saying No to an opportunity to be interviewed on a TV show about my overcoming adversity in health and life. I will put the linkย  later in this blog post to read the full post but for now hereย  is me quoting me: ๐Ÿ™‚

‘”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 donโ€™t feel that way.ย  I see everything as if it was perfect! It was the contrast I needed to show me what I do want.ย ๐Ÿ™‚ย I donโ€™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.ย  I hope this makes sense cause I feel I am having a hard time conveying it for some reasonโ€ฆ. but thatโ€™s okay, no perfection here.ย ๐Ÿ™‚”

Here is the link to that prior blog post if you would like to read the entire piece.ย Maggie’s Prior Blog Post

The cool thing about that prior blog post was that I got great responses from people and I could tell that it really helped them to shift the way they saw their past. For example here is one private message that I received:

“Love the blog post and Sivanna’s book. Wow ! Lots of love in that. So Iโ€™m thinking or it hit me as I read , I need to change how I think of my marriage and my ex. I think of it as lost time. Wasted years. Years of sadness and lack that I beat myself up for tolerating.”

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I was very happy to see this message from this is a client of mine that I know well,ย  It was an awesome moment for me to see her willing to let go of holding onto thinking of her past in a painful way. This does not serve us. It only robs us of the JOY we can have right now. I often say that the past already caused us pain, why let it cause you more pain today all over again? That’s like a double whammy!

I hope you too can start to think of so called mistakes as stepping stones to creating the life that you DO want and that will bring you more JOY, Love, Happiness and Magical relationships of allย  kinds! When we let go of that which no longer serves us, we can be FREE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Speaker, Nutritionist and Workshop Facilitator who is learning that she loves to blog too! ๐Ÿ™‚ JOY, JOY, JOY!

Butterfly Magic

 

Family, love

Happy Valentine’s Sivanna

sivanna roses.jpg

This is a picture of my daughter Sivanna on Valentine’s Day. Her Dad calls her “Sivanna Roses” and here she is with a rose and also a rose she made me, her Mom, for Valentine’s Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sivanna’s Dad wrote her the following poem this year for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Sivanna

You light up my life. You shine like a star wherever you go.

I love spending time with you.

I love our special time together when you make your

special desserts before bedtime.

You will always be my special Valentine and I

will be yours until you find your own special Valentine.

Happy Valentines

Love All Ways,

Dad

February 14, 2019

 

sivanna and dad thyme

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, Authenticity, Energy, Relationships, Vibratory Living

Everything in Life is an Energy Exchange… Everything!

energy exchange picture

Do you ever have visions or get inspired just before you wake up or get out of bed? I do often and this morning was no different. This little drawing was the first thing I did after making my lemon water this morning.

There are two things I am learning and getting at a much deeper level. One is that everything is art because we are all creators, so everything is art to me now… the food I make, the drawing/chart/whatever you want to call it picture in this blog post, the words I am writing, and on and on. It’s all art becaues I am creating it!

The second thing I am really understanding is that I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt, that everything IS energy, but now I am getting deeply how everything is about energy exchange! As my picture shows, there is energy being exchanged in all directions all the time:

Between the sun and the earth

Between the sun and food and growing food

Between the sun and people

Between the sun and our pets

Between us and our pets

Between people and people

Between business owners and their clients

Between couples

Between words the reader of the words

Between sound and the listener of the sound

and on and on an on.

The key here is what kind of energy are you exchanging in any situation? Is it warming and soothing like the sun can be? Is it uplifting to your soul? Does it bring a smile to your face? Are your serving others with the energy you put out?

Why not ponder on this for a moment or as you go through your day?ย  Observe the energy exchanges that you have and see if they are serving you for your highest good or if they could use some enhancements.

I will close with a saying that I think ties in well here and will leave you with this thought that I hit home on time and time again. “What you seek, seeks YOU!” So, think of that when you are out there exchanging energy. Want more love? Give more love! Want more kindness in your life? Give more kindness! Want more compassion in your life? Be more compassionate….. and on and on and on…

Have an amazing day everyone and I am sending you so much juicy positive energy that I KNOW you can feel it right now! Lap it up K? ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Artist… yep she’s an Artist ๐Ÿ™‚ who loves to uplift and inspire others for no other reason other than it makes them feel good and in turn she feels good. ๐Ÿ™‚ WOW! What she seeks, she gets ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Anital Moorjani, gifts, Joy

There are Still Gifts Waiting for YOU!

If you prefer and audio version of this blog post:

I was just listening to a FB live with Anita Moorjani, author of “Dying to Be ME” and she stated that if you are still here, as in alive on earth, it means that there are still gifts waiting for you.

I thought this was beautiful and true!ย  This is so inspiring to hear. I am learning everyday that we need to be open to the gifts. We need to be open to our own gifts and to allow them to flow through us so that we can share our gifts with the world.

There are also gifts for us and we need to be able to receive them. There areย  gifts of beauty, kindness, Love,ย  sensation, wonder, art, creation, JOY and more! Gifts, gifts everywhere!

Go ahead, open your gifts and receive your gifts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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™‚

dreams, goals, Joy

New Year Solutions

Around this time of year I start to think about new solutions for the New Year. Not re-solutions but more so adding in more enhancements to my Life List. I ran across this post in my Facebook memories today an I loved it all over again! It is about my daughter who was 11 at the time.

siv new years res

I love Sivanna’s attitude and I share the same. I have learned that the secret to having what you want is knowing you already do! And when you really ‘feel’ that way you attract in more of that which you desire.

So I don’t think of a new year as something I have to go into thinking I have to change something or give something up. Instead I think what can I add in more of? What can I add in more of to make me smile more, love more, feel better more, have more JOY, more passion, more health, more peace of mind, more… more… more…. not give up, give up… ๐Ÿ™‚

When we start the New Year from a place of being happy now, we can attract more happiness. What we seek ALWAYS seeks us.

I am wishing all of you a wonder-filled and JOYous New Year of your choosing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who loves life and amazingly enough it loves her back! ๐Ÿ™‚ Look out 2019!!! Woot Woot!