Life is Truly Magical

Do you see life as something that is truly glorious, amazing, incredible and full of magic; a life that you would want to come back and live time and time again?

Waking up each morning in true appreciation of the mist in the valleys, the birds chirping, being in awe of the rays beaming through the clouds from the sun, or in the remaining glow of the last full moon. Feeling the freshness of the morning air on your skin and brushing across your nose as you open that first door or window of your home.

Do you allow yourself to feel the lightness in your body before you begin your day that allows you to feel what is needed to truly support you to continue feeling the glory that each day and each moment can bring?

Knowing that in each moment you have a choice to choose you, to make choices that lovingly support you to appreciate life, to see the roses amongst the thorns, to build a relationship with your body that allows you to live in a way that leaves you feeling vital at the end of each day.

Then to look forward to putting yourself to bed so you can get up and do it all again tomorrow. A bit far fetched you may say: well at one point in my life I would have agreed with you, arguing this was impossible and ‘airy fairy’.

I rarely was able to see the roses amongst the thorns; there were glimpses, but not for long and I certainly was not able to appreciate the full bloom from start to end. Now after many years working on my own self-appreciation, learning to love and accept myself, I can now truly appreciate life and all that comes with it, thorns and all.

My focus now is no longer on the thorns but instead on the roses; the beauty, scent, aroma, gentleness and delicateness that surround me every day – that same quality I feel around me is also within.

This beautiful quality that has taken me a long time to connect to, is one that I now choose for myself as a way of life.

A life that now has a flow and a consistency where the complication still presents itself, only now I am able to observe it, deal with what gets presented and move onto what is next.

In the past the complication used to absorb me; it would consume my day at times, even making it difficult to sleep, playing on my conscience for as long as I would allow it to.

By making the choice to stop my mind from running my body, and by not allowing my thoughts to take over what I was feeling, I began to feel differently.

Observing how with the simplest of choices life began to shift, the complication became less, and the magic of God began to take over: with every thorn came a rose, and after a while the roses overtook the thorns, a beautiful reminder of how life could be if I continued to choose me, to choose love.

Knowing there will always be thorns but also that there is so much more… by appreciating me and everything around me, the beauty began to outweigh the darkness I had once felt and lived with.

After many years and the support of Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon, I have learnt to take responsibility for my choices, the way I live and to appreciate myself, to love the woman I am, to know I am not perfect and nor do I need to be, that life is not meant to be hard, that it is not meant to be complicated, that life is truly amazing, beautiful and full of magic.

By Nicole Serafin, 44yrs, Woman, Wife, Mother, Hairdresser, Tintenbar, NSW

Further Reading:
Wonderment
The Magic of God in Everyday Livingness
Appreciation, Appreciation, Appreciation
Appreciation of Life and Ourselves

809 thoughts on “Life is Truly Magical

  1. I love what you have shared here Nicole, life is truly magical if we open ourselves up to this truth, if you always focus on the thorns you will be blinded when the roses appear.

  2. Gorgeous to read Nicole how life can be lived when we come from love and appreciation of our divine qualities and way of living, the magic and joy of life can then be appreciated.

  3. In every situation in life we can appreciates its beauty or we can focus on the thorns of life and let them spike us.

  4. Life is so magical! I clock now if it is a thought that is lesser than who I am i.e. straight out abuse. If it’s not tender, absolute delicateness and love I know my movements need to slow back to that heavenly all body movement of my heavenly touch.

  5. No matter what is going on in our present life there is always the opportunity for the grace and magic of learning to help us accept and understand what is going on.

  6. It is not just changing our perspective on life but as you share here Nicole when we start living with more care and love this will deepen and then the beauty can but be seen and with every step more.

  7. When we absorb what is around us we can get caught up in the thorns but when we observe all that is around us we are aware of the thorns as well as the beauty of the roses and move through our day with purpose to share the roses with those around us.

  8. Thank you Nicole for a beautiful reminder of the love that is on offer all around us and within us, that life need not be a struggle when we claim this love which only deepens the more we appreciate the magic of God that is present.

  9. A beautiful reminder Nicole, that in making the choice to build an ever deepening awareness and presence with ourselves enables us to live from a true quality of being that aligns us to our body’s natural rhythm and flow and the simplicity this brings to our whole way of life.

  10. ‘Knowing that in each moment you have a choice to choose you, to make choices that lovingly support you to appreciate life.’ Thank you for this loving reminder to appreciate ourselves and see the Magic of God that is always on offer and which I am increasingly choosing as the thorns get correspondingly more insignificant.

  11. Thank you Nicole. I have been wondering why things are as they are in a certain relationship and it is very simple I am being too serious and therefore too heavy and not letting the spontaneity live. Ironically this is exactly what the other person needs too.

  12. Thank you Nicole for a beautiful blog, and the appreciation you have of the amazingness that life has on offer, learning to see the beauty in the roses and allowing the thorns to just be.

  13. ‘After a while the roses took over the thorns’, life feels so much fuller when the roses start to take over the thorns.

  14. The times that I have chosen to focus on the ‘thorns’ of life, what I feel is unjust, cruel, corrupt, harsh, etc. in a reaction to those things without simply calling them out as an observer, I have begun to then only see the ‘thorns’ as if the ‘roses’ were not even there.

  15. This is great Nichole, as I have never thought about life in such a way “to appreciate the full bloom from start to end,” and may I add that the thorns have there place as well. Thorns are some of my greatest lessons in life for with-out that little prick we remain asleep and disconnected.

  16. A great reminder to always connect with the glory within us. As it is always there, it is just a matter of connecting with it.

  17. I have found too that the more we bring appreciation into our lives the more our attention goes onto the beauty that is naturally there, ‘This beautiful quality that has taken me a long time to connect to, is one that I now choose for myself as a way of life.’

  18. There is so much for us to appreciate, beginning with who we actually are in essence and the love we are constantly held, as is reflected though the magic of nature, reminding us all of the our own magical and innately divine nature. As from this point of appreciation, the power of who we are can be naturally lived through whatever we do in the world.

  19. That life is not meant to be hard … now this is something so many of us in the world do not live, I know I didn’t for a long time until slowly and surely I allowed myself to take greater care and in doing so I noticed more of the beauty including in me. And that has changed everything.

  20. I always used to focus more on the roses and the magic of life but there are also a lot of thorns and suffering that I did not want to see so clearly. In more recent times I am choosing to see it all exactly as it is or as clearly as I can and accept the thorns and atrocities and their role in bringing us back to the love we truly are.

  21. When we begin to appreciate ourselves life opens up and there is a richness there in the simplest of things and yes there are thorns but they come with roses and in fact we learn to be with both, for the biggest lesson in this is whether roses or thorns we’re equipped and neither can touch us when we’re just living connected to ourselves.

  22. I used to see the thorns as insurmountable and would be constantly anxious and stressed that they were there and that they could arise at any moment. I would use ‘perfect’ and ‘nice’ to try and keep those thorns at bay but they would impact me even more because my foundation was false. Now the thorns are my greatest lessons and teachers, as they show me behaviours and patterns that I have been living that are not at all from my essence and ask me to read more astutely what is going on.

  23. It really is a moment to moment choice: do we accept and see life as magical, and everything that happens as amazing reflections of our choices, or do we choose to be a victim of life, at the mercy of it and our own choices? Even if we’ve chosen victim mode, it doesn’t dictate the course of our future, that is forever unfolding according to whatever we’re choosing in each of the billions of moments in our days.

  24. There is so much in every moment to see and feel but how much are we willing to see? This is a beautiful testimony of the more we allow ourselves to see the more we will actually see.

  25. Making choices that lovingly support you to appreciate life and to see the roses in our everyday life is a great choice.

  26. This is wonderful to read and gorgeous to see the changes, ‘I have learnt to take responsibility for my choices, the way I live and to appreciate myself, to love the woman I am, to know I am not perfect and nor do I need to be, that life is not meant to be hard, that it is not meant to be complicated, that life is truly amazing, beautiful and full of magic.’

  27. Life really is beautiful when we make changes, feel into our bodies and follow it’s lead. I now feel many moments that you’ve described and yet sit here feeling that there’s more. But I know that that ‘more’ comes from within me and not from an outside source.

  28. It is amazing what life can and does bring us, considering that everything it presents offers us an opportunity to evolve, understand and grow. All of a sudden those life challenges become stepping stones to again radiating with the essence of our soul.

  29. Appreciating is what keeps us moving forward. When we move with appreciation, without attachment to relationships, jobs, people, life naturally brings our next step towards us. Our job is to keep steady, to read situations, to stay awake and aware of what’s truly needed next. Every moment is an opportunity to learn and to evolve. Life’s actually pretty magical, when we look up, and let go.

  30. This is a great reminder of how we can continually appreciate throughout our day, ‘to make choices that lovingly support you to appreciate life, to see the roses amongst the thorns, to build a relationship with your body that allows you to live in a way that leaves you feeling vital at the end of each day.’

  31. A beautiful appreciation Nicole, of the way in which it is possible to choose to live in harmony and in rhythm with life when we build a quality of presence and awareness with our body and to love ourselves for who we are.

  32. Life is truly magical I agree, even in the worst situation or in the most challenging position there is such an abundance of magnificence and beauty, the thorns are a great metaphor, because you only have to slightly change the course of your eyes and there are the most beautiful exquisite flowers on the planet.

  33. It is the observation of life as we feel it that brings a deeper understanding of the whole and how we in turn live within it and that is truly magical indeed.

  34. “My focus now is no longer on the thorns but instead on the roses” Me too. For a long time I thought the day would never come when I would see the roses were more than the thorns. But it has and it’s a miracle.

  35. I can totally relate to what you have shared Nicole. I have had a life of doom and gloom which created a lot of anxiety in my day. It has been a long process to clock and then stop what is not of love in my thinking but the reward has been nothing short of divine.

    1. I know that ‘doom and gloom’ feeling well Kim, and how all consuming it would be when in it. Everything was then based on right and wrong, and most the time everything I saw as wrong. To come out of that and to see that there are so many roses and moments to deeply appreciate, is like lifting a heavy thick damp blanket from our eyes.

  36. One of the most important choices we can keep choosing to make, ‘Knowing that in each moment you have a choice to choose you’.

  37. Thank you for the reminder that life is not complicated or hard. Should I require understanding I am asked to read and feel the energy at play, something I can now these days easily do.

  38. ‘Observing how with the simplest of choices life began to shift, the complication became less, and the magic of God began to take over’ It just that, to see and feel the simplicity and appreciate even the smallest changes or things that occur and be open to the magic of God surrounding us to support in life.

  39. “My focus now is no longer on the thorns but instead on the roses.” I love this Nicole. When we appreciate what truly is around us thee is so much on offer. A glass half full or a glass full – to twist the old adage….

    1. Yes, this article has helped me to be aware of how I am naturally focusing more on the beauty around me now, ‘the beauty, scent, aroma, gentleness and delicateness that surround me every day – that same quality I feel around me is also within.’

  40. Your blog really drew me today because I can feel how I’ve made life hard again, mostly because I am not letting the beauty of my being be central to my life, alongside the appreciation of myself.

  41. Feeling the fire (heat within my heart) that wants to come out more when we speak about appreciation and that we are in fact part of the magic in life, very much so, that at times it can seem too glorious for us to accept it.. But it is for us to do so, and when we do, we will outweigh any darkness around (we might have chosen before, but no longer choose).

    1. Thank you Danna, this was perfect for me to read today. There is a realisation there that the issues, problems and darkness you refer to are part of the comfort, the irresponsibility to not claim and live the glory of me.

  42. I was very good at focusing on the negative things for a long time or if I was waiting on a test result from school or the doctor i would always go to the extreme negative, which I find very interesting and shows where my values rested. I have found how much I value and stop to appreciate my movements and choices today also helps me see that many of the choices I made when I was young were all leading me back to who I innately am and that is a pretty powerful appreciation unto itself. Life definitely is magical and our choices are a big part of that.

  43. I saw a saying that struck me the other day. It said, ‘you could bemoan the fact that a rose bush has thorns or celebrate the fact that thorn bushes have roses.’ It’s about where we choose to focus our energies and I can see how you have changed your focus Nicole and as result you are seeing the beauty and magic in life.

  44. It is in the allowing, of feeling the all, that we meet the grandness, the magnificence, the beauty, the magic of what is by design around us. What I can feel when I read your words Nicole is how I have chosen to contract away from the all, not wanting to feel the ugliness I see around, and missing out on the beauty at the same time – and that was my choice.

  45. Life is truly magical feels so very expansive than life is full of struggle my old belief system which only and ever generated complication and struggle. Having much more of an understanding of life and of myself, (having cleared and healed many old hurts), there has been many times that life has been simple, flowing and magical.. and indeed many more times that I have missed.

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