• Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic – Frida Kahlo

    There are some days where being deserving of this notion is hard for me to grasp. I am getting better though.

    At the end of the day, isn’t it about the magic? Hard times, good times, deep introspection, trust, exploration, safety, and magic. If there isn’t magic, then it all seems pretty pointless.

    All the work I have done over the past 16 months surely has to have prepared me for all the magic, right?

    Who makes the magic? Who brings the magic? Who holds the magic? Who do you trust with your magic? Who do you harness your magic with? What if we talked about relationships in terms of how much magic there is? I think the biggest thing that will happen will be that the fear will be eradicated from the equation. Seeing each other for the magic that we are alleviates any fear that is standing between us and our deepest wants.

    Being deserving of this kind of magic is a whole other beast to grasp. Forgiveness isn’t something that we are very good at practicing when it comes to ourselves. And yet, forgiveness of our deepest selves is the key to finding our own magic, and being able to see the magic that exists within others. In my favorite book of quotes by Cheryl Strayed, she says, “you have to say I am forgiven again and again until it becomes the story you believe about yourself”. For me, truer words have never been spoken. As I am constantly navigating new waters, new relationships with people, mentors, clients, and my own children, forgiveness is my common theme. Forgiveness for the things I may have said too soon, not soon enough, with too much heart, with not enough heart. Forgiveness is always the hook. What if I could change my frame work to look less like forgiveness of myself, and more like embracing the magic of my own vulnerabilities and imperfections? What if I did that? Can you think of all the magic?