28 days to Magic
I’m reading The Magic by Rhonda Byrne and I fucking love it. There is no other way to say it; I suppose I could say it without the profanity but I’m not sure you would really get it. 😉
I have read it once a year for four years and somehow, it is usually August when I pick it up. As I was reading it the other day, I was thinking how this book could help others. But why add another book to your reading list? Read on to understand and create magic for yourself.
Four years ago, I felt stuck. I felt stuck on the inside but was living a picture perfect life from the outside. I had a husband who loved me, three healthy active boys, and an almost six figure salary. But, I felt emptier and emptier each day.
I had been in my assistant principal position for three years by then; I took the job a couple days after my third son was born. I wanted so badly to make a difference in the world, seeing my calling and purpose in education. The more I tried to change things external to me, the more stressed and exhausted I felt. I was questioning myself, my life choices, a system that was failing my own children, and I did not trust myself. My very core beliefs were being disrupted; I felt broke.
Slowly, I began to realize I was going to need to change myself. I needed to give up my belief in changing an entire system. I just needed to step back and take care of myself first and my family next.
While there have been many essential steps in my healing journey, reading the book The Magic was one of them.
I found the book through my life coach. She knew I was looking for something different, something I had not yet found. The Magic was a book she had read years before so I decided to give it a try.
I felt fairly skeptical as I read it. The key component is gratitude. Duh. I already knew if I felt more grateful I would probably feel better. Logical, not magical.
It claimed my energy field would increase and I would begin to attract all the things I was wanting and dreaming of. Hmmm.
Seems like, well, magic. Nonexistent. Imaginative. Unheard of.
BUT, it worked.
I can only say this now, four years later, as I re-read my lists. I know how different I feel. I feel lighter, calmer, more whole. But it helps to see it all on paper too. Looking over all the different desires I had, some small and some big, I was able to check off what had already come to me….
Here are a few examples:
Have my boys attend The Innovation School. They started there in 2019, a year after I read The Magic for the first time. It was one of my top desires at the time. School was not built for them or vice versa. I could see this yet felt powerless to do much about it other than help them endure it. It was a deep and personal desire I had to give them (and hopefully every child eventually) a better educational experience than the one that exists. The Innovation School could do this. I feel blessed every day that this desire came true.
Have a warm, updated bathroom. We moved into a big, old 80s home six years ago and this past winter we were able to hire a company to gut our very pink, marble master bathroom and make it more modern, more us, and less pink. This one seemed out of reach due to the expense. We found the money and wrote them a check.
New dining room table. A beautiful wooden circular one was gifted to us by my in-laws, along with six wooden chairs. I have not owned such a beautiful piece of furniture before. It is sturdy, rustic looking, and exactly what I wanted. Plus, I love that it came to us as a gift. It reminds me to be open to receive no matter how it comes.
Being able to purchase vehicles with cash. We were able to buy Josh’s truck and a third vehicle this way. They are not new, only new to us. But I didn’t want new vehicles; I wanted to be able to pay for vehicles on my own.
Pay off two separate loans: our boat loan and car loan. We were able to do this with the help of Dave Ramsay’s financial peace university course. We did this together
Cultivate a deeper relationship with my husband. We have been able to do this and I feel more connected to him than ever in our marriage. We have done a lot of our own work and enlisted the help of others at times.
Finding a deeper, more fulfilling job with less stress. I moved to The Innovation School one year after my kids. I knew I would like the freedom but I had no idea the amount of healing it would provide me.
Find more fun in everyday life. I never realized how much fun I wasn’t having. I was very stressed with my job and making sure my own kids “behaved” all the time. Once I let go of some of these expectations, I was able to have more fun in all the little things each day.
Looking at my four year old list, I was in shock. I had forgotten about a lot of my wants. There are still desires yet to come true and there are some I no longer want. So, I keep reading it every year and I update my list.
While it’s just a book, if you have ever practiced gratitude, you know it is powerful. The author pulls in ancient thoughts and philosophy of why this is the case. She references The Bible, Buddha, Einstein, Gandhi, and many others who have used gratitude in their teachings.
The book helps shift your mindset and attitude about what you deserve, what you are worthy of, and what you can actually have out of this life. It is true magic if you follow it.
It seems too easy, right?
But you know it won’t be.
But what if it could be?
It takes discipline to do it every day for 28 days. I know I have tried to add other things to a daily routine and I end up falling short. It helps to have accountability!
Are you interested in adding magic to your life?
Let me be the one to help.
If you want some more magic in your life, click this link and sign up for an accountability group in September.
I can promise you lots of wonderful things are waiting on the other side of this book. I will be your personal cheerleader and coach, championing you forward. When you think you don’t have enough time, I will remind you why you started this journey. When you want to quit, we will reflect on how far you have come. It’s easy to read a book but it’s another to truly understand it and make it part of who you are. It will take you less than one month to get clear about what you want out of life and move in a direction toward it.
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You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The Magic will make a believer in you!