Happy March everyone! It sure is coming in like a lion 😉 But I’ve never been more excited about it. I’m very happy to see February go, mostly because it means spring is right around the corner.
I started thinking about the best way to welcome a new month and the coming of a new season. How about with some magic!
I recently read a great article online titled, “33 Ways to Invite & Invoke More Magic Into Your Life” by Kara Maria Ananda, a Healing Arts Educator, Holistic Business Coach, Speaker and Writer. I’d like to highlight a few of my favorites, some of which I plan to focus on for this year.
- Drink more water.
- Dance, stretch, do yoga and move your body.
- Play with children.
- Go somewhere new in your own town.
- Pay attention to synchronicity.
- Get a massage.
- Leave secret notes with positive messages in public places for people to find.
- Make art.
- Read your favorite books from your childhood.
- Walk barefoot on the Earth.
- Get all dressed up just because.
Check out Ananda’s article to find out even more ways to cultivate magic in your life.
And here are a few magical quotes from some books I’ve been reading lately. The first is from a book I just started called The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox. The other two quotes are from the 2017 Newbery-winning book, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, which I highly recommend. The quotes from these books take two very different tones but they intersect in interesting ways, just like everything in life.
“In times like these, according to Great-Aunt Margaret, magic bubbled up, rising out of the confusion and strife of war. Troubled times stirred up magic like dumplings in a stew.”
“And there was something else, too. This surging feeling in her bones. This clicking inside her head. This feeling as though she had an invisible gear inside her, pushing her, inch by inch, towards…something. Her whole life, she never knew what. Magic, her bones said.”
“Her grandmother had taught Luna…how a caterpillar lives, growing big and fat and sweet-tempered, until it forms a chrysalis. And inside the chrysalis, it changes. Its body unmakes. Every portion of itself unravels, unwinds, undoes, and reforms into something else… “It feels like magic,” her grandmother had said…”
Magic is my word for the year, so it is always fun to see where it pops up. I think everyone can use a little more magic in their lives. It’s that spark that makes life meaningful and gives us hope.
How will you invite magic into your life this month? Please share!