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Wake Up to the Magic!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 24, 2013 by ericasodos
I have had a very intense few months which have brought me many opportunities to heal and grow.  One of the big experiences I recently had….. was a very serious major car accident. As the accident was happening it was clear that I would not be able to control the outcome…the only thing I could do was surrender, especially if it meant death, which is what I thought I was surrendering to ultimately. Miraculously I emerged relatively fine with even more conviction in my life. I have decided to take the accident as a wake up call.  A call to pay attention.  A call to awaken.
So now I ponder, what does it mean to wake up?  Are we actually asleep?  The definition of “wake up” is: to rouse from sleep, to stir as if from a dormant or inactive condition, to cease to sleep, to be brought into a state of awareness or alertness.
When we wake up from sleeping we are suddenly aware of color, sound, our bed, our pet and/or partner lying next to us…. Can it be the same with “waking up” to our magic?  That we are suddenly aware of our abilities to create, to know, to heal.  Waking up is basically noticing. Paying attention. Being alert.  Magic is happening all the time under the surface.  If we chose to we can summon our vital force to awaken from the places where we are asleep.
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Some Magical Tools to Help You Wake Up
-Close your eyes and decide where you are sleeping and commit to waking up and consciously open to the magic
-Feel your feet planted firmly on the ground and imagine your sleep and unawareness draining out of you into the Earth
-Name 15 things everyday that you are grateful for
-Love and adore the parts of yourself you struggle with the most
-Avoid victimhood…. something isn’t working…. ask yourself, how am I responsible for this?
-Smell trees, ask them questions and listen for the answers
-Know that you CAN leap across the chasm to a new place
This morning as I experienced that familiar pattern of not wanting to wake up from my slumber… I thought again about the metaphor of waking up in life…. it is the same story.  Do I want to stay horizontal, giving into the gravity of what I already know?  Or do I want to rise up, ready to face the magic of who I am and all the joy and power that goes along with it? As Mary Oliver asks, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  From the very depth of my being I wish for you the ability to wake up, recognize your power and live from MAGIC!