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Perfect Confessions

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Perfection has absolutely nothing to do with physical attributes, other than the fact that whatever you’re born with is downright flawless.

Thus, striving for perfection, in the physical sense, is an unnecessary burden. It leads to stress and dumbass decisions like butchering your body via plastic surgery for the sole purpose of cosmetic vanity.

Incidentally, no amount of surgery will keep you looking young and pretty. If truth be told, altering your bone structure and getting injections to obtain the perfect look actually ages you tremendously. You cannot one-up Father Time. However, there’s something exquisitely beautiful, dazzling and elegant about a man or woman who accepts and adores his or her body; and ages gracefully without going under the knife.

“Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It’s beautiful.” ~Lynsay Sands

“Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” ~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

So, tell me, what makes you perfect? 

Do you subscribe to someone else’s meaning or do you have your own? Does your meaning give you anxiety? Does it cause stress or depression? If so, then simply change your connotation of the word. You do not have to abide by anyone else’s definition!

Here’s my take. 

My notion of perfection has an air of lightness and loveliness. For me, perfection and love are cut from the same cloth. And like love, perfection is a verb. It is a doing with a particular quality.

Perfection is:

Loving myself entirely

A deep embrace

Playfulness and laughter

Being there

Sharing

Knowing when to say, “no” 

Knowing when to let go

Living my truth no matter who’s watching

Performing at my very best

So, unburden yourself with society’s standard of perfection and devise your own. You’ll enjoy life a whole lot better!

Live Magically,

Coley

To Thine Ownself Be True

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The title of this blog is a quote written by Willam Shakespeare in Hamlet. Lord Polonius, in part, says, “This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

The quote is a profound proverb which behaves like a prick sprouting from the stem of a rose. It got my attention. Ouch!

I  thought that I knew myself pretty well and unabashedly lived my truth. Well, I uncovered that I wasn’t one-hundred percent doing so. 

So, I purposely set time aside to figure out some things. And lo and behold, I found eureka—a particular moment in my childhood when I believed ________________.

That belief is my unadulterated truth, at least one of them anyway.

(Just now as I typed the word “unadulterated,” I noticed the word “adult” embedded. Adulterate means to dilute, debase, make impure. My guess is that by the time we reach adulthood, we’ve basically annihilated our young pure, creative, genius, free-thinking mind, not to mention adults obliterating children’s imaginations.)

Just let that sit for a moment.

In case you are wondering, the blank line above is deliberate and twofold:

  1. I am not divulging my deeply rooted belief and neither should you. 
  2. Fill in the blank with one of your childhood beliefs.

Conclusion: I will never know the depth, width and height of my majesty. I am a rose that’ll never reach full bloom because the unfolding of my exquisite, silky, perfumed petals is forever replenished and flowering. I suppose I could’ve used an onion peel analogy but that ain’t cute.

In the end, or beginning, whatever truth you presently hold about yourself, live it. Then uncover another, and then another. 

By the way, do you think that experiencing real happiness has anything to do with living your truth?

Live Magically,

Coley

Do You Believe In Magic?

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There have been countless studies using placebos. Why? Because the mind and its powerful effects have baffled scientists, physicians, corporate heads and others for years on end.

The findings of EVERY experiment (to my knowledge, at least) have all proven that our core belief systems trump medicines, diets, and any other external modalities in terms of getting desirable and lasting results.

You may soon realize, if not already, that the only thing that can heal—be it bodily, financially, or relationships is your mind.

And the crazy thing is that even our mind is a placebo. But that’s what we’ve got. So it’s better to make good use of it.

Now then, in order to change anything in your life, all you have to do is change your mind. Easier said than done, I know. 

We’ve been heavily conditioned to think a certain way and to believe what we’ve been told. In short, we’ve adopted other peoples theories and opinions as our own. This sorta training has been occurring since we exited our mother’s womb. And the indoctrination will continue the span of our lifetime, if we let it.

The mind is your magic wand. It is your genie in a bottle.

If there is a specific thing (or things) that has been plaguing your life, then it is time to get to the nitty-gritty of your beliefs, stop agreeing with them and formulate new ones—your own!

For example, if, at the core of my being, I believe that by chewing bubblegum I will grow taller, then I will grow taller; and no one can tell me differently. Frankly, it is nobody’s business what I believe. And I certainly don’t need anyone raining on my parade. 

Sidebar: Never criticize another person’s beliefs because they don’t match your own. Not only is that asinine but belittling. We are not robots built in a factory. Appreciate and applaud individuality. It brings richness to life.

No one said that making a change would be easy or that the show of outcome would be immediate. Remain steadfast in your beliefs.

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” ~Proverbs 23:7

So, do you believe in magic? There’s only one way to find out.

Live Magically,

Coley 

You Can Handle the Truth

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Contrary to popular belief, the path of enlightenment does not require years of study. It does not mandate going to the church house or the synagogue. Attending discourses, seminars, retreats and satsang is not commanded either. And one certainly does not have to climb the tallest summit or trek the densest forest to reach nirvana. 

What are you looking for? Truth?

The truth of the matter is that YOU are the TRUTH.

You, sir and madam, are the answer to the question. There is no need to ask Tom, Dick, or Harry; Lucy, Mary or Jane. Never mind searching high and low or sailing the seven seas. 

Yes, great spiritual teachers are plentiful and I am forever grateful. But they can only point the way. You must find your own light and walk in it. 

This life can be trying, so why not heed the calling of your soul? It knows!

If you spend time alone for brief moments each day to commune with the invisible you, you will perceive the truth of who you are; you will do things with a loftier quality; your course of life  may change to fulfill a dream you never knew you had.

Sure, climb to the top of the Himalayas! Hike the Rain Forest. Sing and laugh at satsang. Attend a spiritual retreat. Do it for the sheer joy of it. There’s a special energy and an opening that happens when you’re having fun. 

But please, set aside time while you are physically able because your spirit has a way of sitting you down. And you might not like it. 

Do yourself a solid and take care of you!

Live Magically,

Coley

Riddle Me This

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If we are born of God, Source, Universe, Consciousness or whatever esteemed name you fancy, then we must be an exact replica of the Original enveloping all of what that One Entity constitutes, right?

Do you have any idea the qualities that shape God? Qualities that you’ve actually encountered firsthand and not what you’ve read or heard?

For me, the One Entity, who existed before time and space, is exquisitely beautiful, marvelously magical, profoundly loving, perfectly healthy, perpetually giving, extraordinarily happy, otherworldly creative, inconceivably intelligent, mind-blowingly strong, uncommonly wealthy, remarkably valiant, supremely spontaneous, awesomely adventurous, and wondrously safe and secure. Consequently, I must be all of these things too. After all, we are equal.

And, as I sit and contemplate my complete being—spirit, soul and body, I place extra attention on my spirit which only exists as perfection. The more I acknowledge my spirit, the more access I give it to heal my body, to perform miracles, to be happy, to live magically and to be all of those qualities I deem of God.

So, when will you spend time honoring and celebrating your spirit? It is patiently and lovingly waiting for your “hello.”

Live Magically,

Coley

Down the Rabbit Hole

Today, I feel overwhelmed with love and gratitude for my teachers. 

Since a little girl, I had a distinct inner knowingness that there is so much more to life than meets the eye.

I was right!

Unawarely, I’ve been on a journey of enlightenment despite my dark paths.

“When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear.” ~ Buddha Siddhartha Gautama Shakyamuni.

Though I’ve not met my teachers in the flesh, their essays, poetry, reflections, biographies, autobiographies, introspections, lectures, audio recordings, videos, movies, and etc., compel my consciousness to contemplate, to expand and to soar. 

Keep in mind that religion is a construct of man’s mind. I have no problem with anyone’s beliefs. I happen to think that religion, like occults, keeps one stifled on every front.

Open-mindedness + Open-heartedness = Freedom

Truth is subjective. One must personally experience a particular thing for it to resound true. Otherwise, the information is just hearsay.

Now, without further ado and in no particular order, below is a list of my champion guides. I invite you to explore the names. I eagerly anticipate your divine unfolding.

By the way, this list is in no way exhaustive, but a raindrop in this vast ocean.

Jesus

Buddha

Entity Abraham (via Ester Hicks)

Mooji

Neville Goddard

Alan Watts

Lao Tzu

Entity Ra (Law of One)

Osho

Rumi

Ozen

Mansa Musa

Gaia

St. Germaine

Godfre (Guy Ballard)

Entity Ramtha (via J.Z. Knight)

St. Joseph

How far down the rabbit hole are you willing to go?

Live Magically,

Coley 

Live Magically

 

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Many people do not satisfy their longings to do x, y and z. Fear stops them at every turn. Fear robs them of pure enjoyment and bliss. The horror of disapproval and harsh judgement halt any form of expression and evolvement.

Thoughts of others have absolutely no meaning whatsoever. It’s true. The only mind that matters is yours.

How can you expand your soul by being afraid? How are you to evolve by doing the same activities day in and day out?

I am not a fine art extraordinaire. In fact, I can barely draw. But I painted and the finished product is a very, very long way from that which is considered artistic. However, the sheer pleasure of dabbling in the unknown far outweighs what people think about my trees and things. Besides, if I’d listen to the likes of others, then I would be just another person walking aimlessly in a crowd.

So, I encourage you to heed your pining. Do something fresh and exciting. Learn to play a new instrument. Take a dance class. Do yoga. Adopt a pet. Learn a different language. Write poetry. Compose song lyrics. Draw. Color. Paint. Or don’t take lessons at all. Do it your way. Allow what’s on the inside to come forth. Awaken your magnificence.

Don’t you think you’re worth it?

Anyway, your soul (and body) will adore you for it!

Live Magically, 

Coley