be you, love, self-love

๐ผ ๐’ฎ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ดโ๐“Š ๐ฟ๐Ÿ’—๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฎ๐“Š๐“…๐“…๐ŸŒธ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐’ฏโ™ก๐’น๐’ถ๐“Ž….

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”. Mark Twain

WHO is your biggest obstacle in your life?

WHO stops YOU from being YOU?

Is it YOU?

I think we are all guilty of this sometimes. The greatest freedom in life is the freedom to be who we are.

I was thinking this morning a kind of crazy but fun thought. What if we saw ourselves as a slow cooker or crock pot. Just get up ‘set it and forget it’. Meaning get up, be who we are exactly as we are, and off we go to en๐‰๐Ž๐˜ our day.

I love to write about these things so I can remind myself about concepts like this. Maggie, just be YOU.

I have found that the more ME I am, the easier my life has gotten. I am a work in progress. I take baby steps and I keep going. I forgive, I forget, I love, and I learn compassion as I go. I learn to be compassionate with myself and with others.

A baby taking a step ‘baby steps’

The more insecurities I have the more I am learning about humankind. WE are human. We make mistakes. We learn. We keep going. There is nowhere to ‘get to’ and as Ram Dass so eloquently stated “We are just walking each other home”.

So my friends, whatever you need today, I am sending. I am sending strength to those who need that. I am sending Love to you and to me! I am sending thoughts of beauty and encouragement. I am sending you encouragement to be YOU and to LOVE YOU! You are enough and you are AMAZING just as you are. And by the way, you look so beautiful just being all human like like you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

Whatever it is you need right now to feel stronger, supported and loved, know that these very words are infused with all of that and more……

๐ฟโค๐“‹๐‘’ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘”๐’พ๐‘’

Various pictures of people supporting each other by hand holding and also a group of women resting their heads on each others shoulders…. like a train of support.

โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ•

resilience

Resilience in Tough Times

ย โ€œNo matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.โ€
โ€• Greg Kincaid

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. Billy Ocean

Resilience and endurance are amazing qualities.

I love quotes and I find that they give me strength. These quotes are indeed helping me at this time in history.

I was thinking back today to a time when I met someone who shared with me how much they loved and embraced change. Until that moment, I had never seen change as something to embrace. The comments from this gentlemen were instrumental in helping me to see change in a whole different way.

It was even more profound coming from this person, because he has just experienced something very horrific. I remember thinking that if he could embrace change, then anyone could and I flipped my switch in that very moment.

Now, I am more of an adapter in my life. I accept ‘what is’ and I keep my focus and excitement on where I am headed. I totally understand that, for myself, looking at what was or what I had is futile. It’s all about what I have to work with NOW and how I will use that to create my new reality. My new and bright future. ๐Ÿ’ฅ

I guess this is my definition of resilience.

I will close my blog today and I hope you are able to find resilience in your life at this time. Keep your thoughts focused on the positive and the hopeful side. We always, always, have a choice as to where we turn our attention. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay strong everyone and I send you much LOVE~

Maggie

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Coronavirus

We Are Learning โ™ฅ To Cherish Life โ™ฅ 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 โ™ฅ Cherish โ™ฅ . We are starting to โ™ฅ Cherish โ™ฅ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 (ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”) 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.

Peaceโ˜ฎ๏ธ to all and Love to All! โ—ฆโ€ขโ—โ—‰โœฟ ฤปแต’ืฉั” โœฟโ—‰โ—โ€ขโ—ฆ

Maggie

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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 โค 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!

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚