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Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes it is magical. I prefer magical change to the scary kind. The scary kind feels life threatening, even though mostly it isn’t.

Sometimes it feels like the above photo. Sailing out on this golden sea toward something not quite known, but it doesn’t matter that I don’t know, because I do know it will be wonderful. Not perfect, but wonderful. (Sometimes perfect is over rated.)

Most of the time change feels scary, but I’ve come to realize that it’s really about what I believe will happen. Belief is a powerful thing. If I think that I’m getting a headache, I usually do. If I think “I don’t have time for a headache” then I don’t get one. I try to remember this, but it doesn’t always work, because deep inside I don’t believe the headache will go away.

Yeah, belief is pretty powerful stuff. And you mix some fear in there…yeah, not good.

The sad part is, if I go into something believing that I can’t do it, then I usually can’t. So I love it when it feels like I’m skimming toward wonderful. I love riding on the magic.

Starting a new book is like the photo, only everything happens inside my head. I love the sense of anticipation, the feeling that my story is just beyond the horizon, that I’ll find it if I just keep reaching for it. It’s like magic. Magic I have to work at, but magic just the same.

What’s it like inside your head? Is there anything in your life that feels magical? I hope so, because everyone should have a little magic in their lives. Because I love passing on magic, everyone who comments on my blog gets entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket (worth $50 in honor of NaBloPoMo). It’s pretty magical, too. Winner is announce the first blog post of the new month. 🙂

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Pauline’s “sailing” toward magic has resulted in thirteen finished novels and some short stories. She’s currently working on #14. To find out about her books and more, pop over to her website. Or there is information in the navigation bar of this blog. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “When Change is More Magical Than Scary :-)

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I have a firm belief that when i talk to my dad (he passed 5/11/06) that he will guide me and look out for me. Ialso talk to my savior and he will do the same.Alot of people doubt that there is anything else after we die. As soon as i start to doubt myself,everything goes to hell.I put myself back to my firm belief and good things happen. My friend says im so wrong,we go nowhere,and her life is chaos all the time. This is just my belief.I have to believe this is how things are.It is what keeps me going and i take bigger chances.

    • May 31, 2014 at 11:21 am

      I agree with you, Cheri and I’m sorry for your friend. I can’t imagine a life without belief. Many thanks for sharing that here. 🙂

  • November 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I have found, the more impossible and daunting a project seems at the beginning of the journey, the more likely something truly wonderful–and magical–is about to happen. I never make any real discoveries without jumping into unknown territory. The secret to going forward, at least to me, lies in putting faith in the journey, instead of faith in my fears.

    • November 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Wise words indeed! I know for me, the fear feels so big and scary, but then shrinks as I move forward, until it is a wisp in my wake. (I love it when it is a wisp! LOL). Thank you so much for this comment. 🙂

  • November 9, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Good thoughts here, Pauline, and I agree with you… mostly. My only reservation is when I smack my head on a low-hanging beam, it’s going to hurt regardless… well… no, wait. I suppose even here you are correct because when I smack my head on a beam I *believe* that it’s going to hurt. If i could train myself to believe otherwise — firewalkers avoid injury through belief.

    OK, reservation withdrawn. Good thoughts here, Pauline, and I agree with you.

    • November 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      LOL! Yeah, I don’t like whacking my head and I think you have to prepare yourself not to feel that. LOL But I do think we need to believe we can get over it. Grin. Thanks for stopping by!

  • November 9, 2013 at 1:40 am

    You are absolutely correct! I’ve read extensively on not only the power of the subconscious, but on multiple systems of ‘magic’, as well as religious and spiritual systems. I’ve often said that miracles are a science we simply do not understand yet, and I feel I am just now learning (from experience!) many of the underlying principles that have led to ‘miraculous’ changes in my life.

    If I could popularize anything at all, it would be not just accepting change, but actively and wholeheartedly pursuing change. People seem to underestimate the value of growth; once they think they have achieved ‘adulthood’, they tend to settle into their beliefs and routines, and spend their energies in other pursuits than self-improvement. Then they wonder why their lives are not exciting anymore, unwilling to recognize that they have (often subconsciously) rejected exploration and daring for comfort. Even when you say, “Be the change you want to see!”, it rarely inspires them to do so. It’s really quite sad.

    • November 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      I agree that it is easy to stay in the comfort zone, particularly as we get older. Thank you for the great comments! And for stopping by!

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