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Good Morning!

I was up early this morning, around 5 am, not sleeping because I was so excited to get out of bed and work on my presentation for an upcoming Infinite Possibilities workshop I am doing at a community center in my city this Wednesday evening.

I am working on the Chapter “Taking Action” and while I was doing that I went over to my website to grab something I wrote in 2005. I reread it while inserting it into my presentation and thought Wow! This is good stuff and is just as applicable today as it was then. So then I thought why not share it over here in case someone else might enJOY it or benefit from it.

So here is the slide:

Have a great day everyone!

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14 Years Ago Today My Life was Forever Changed

Today is my late mother’s birthday. I will forever remember this day in the year 2005. It was the day that I found out I was pregnant. This was the biggest surprise that I have ever had in my life, and the best surprise of course. 🙂

I was absolutely shocked the day I found this out and it seems like it was just yesterday and a thousand years ago at the same time. It has been such a JOYous journey. Of course there have been the ups and the downs, but the JOY has been immense.

Sivanna was born premature at 32 weeks weighing 3lbs 15 oz. I can still see ‘my little bird’. She was so tiny and we fed her with a syringe.

This whole experience makes me think of two things:

1) Vulnerability

2) Faith & Trust

Not only was my little girl so young and vulnerable but so was I. I felt fragile and my whole world as I knew it changed in that moment when she was born. What I thought would be a JOYous time was actually a very fearful time and I had to have Faith & Trust and that was not easy. One thing that really helped me through this time was a voice that spoke to me one night before I even knew that I was pregnant, but was pregnant… The voice said “Don’t worry I am coming and everything will be okay”. I will never forget the night I heard that energetic voice while gazing at the stars from my hottub. Those words were a catalyst in my getting through the 39 days of Sivanna being in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) until I brought her home.

Another thing that helped me was her Dad who would say “Honey, some day this will just be a memory”. And that turned out to be true.

Me holding my little bird

When I look at this picture and into my eyes I see the fear and yet I see the strength that got this woman through this to what is now just a memory. There were so many great lessons through this struggle and I appreciate every one. I believe in life the greatest trials lead us to the greatest JOYs.

I am forever amazed and how tiny her hand was. A sight I will always remember. That tiny little hand now makes art, scratches my back and also holds my hand. ❤

I am also grateful for so many things in my life. I am grateful for my daughter Sivanna Rose. I am grateful for the amazing health care that we received in this beautiful country. I am grateful that that fearful time is indeed now a memory and I’m excited. I am excited for another day on earth. I am excited for what lies ahead for myself and my family.

And Mom, I send you Happy Heavenly Birthday wishes. It will always be special to me that your birthday was the day I found out my life was to be forever changed with the gift of a daughter of my own.

My Mother and I sometime long ago. She died in 1993. Interestingly my daughter’s school is in the background here.
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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 🙂

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Darlene’s Sunrise

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Just this week my friends in Calgary, Alberta got hit hard with a dump of snow that is unusual for this time of year. It seems fall is slipping into winter right before our eyes and without a graceful transition.

When I think of September here in Northwestern Ontario I think of what I like to call ‘the birds of September’. I think of sunny skies and lots of birds chirping and frolicking. This year that did not happen. It was a September with lots of rain and cloud and cool temperatures. But as the old saying goes, “such is life”.

When my friend Darlene posted this picture of her sunrise with the snow, I thought it was both beautiful and breathtaking. I have come to believe that sunsets and sunrises are divine reminders that can strengthen our soul. Everytime we see a sunrise it is confirmation that the sun will rise again. Just like us, we have slips, falls, and pain in life but we can count on the sun rising again and a new day to be had.

Watching the sun rise and set is a powerful way to ground yourself in the trust of a new day.

I encourage everyone to see as many sunsets and sunrises as they can and each time you do watch it like it is both your first and last time. There lies the magic.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who has been a lover of sunrises and sunsets for many years. She never fails to take yet another picture each and every time. 🙂

As a side note, I LOVE pictures of sunsets… please send me yours if you like. MaggieHolbik@gmail.com