Stay in your magic

February 28, 2017

Life can be a tricky bitch and it’s never been more true on a national and global basis than it is today. But more than that, it’s true on a personal level. Because bad shiz happens on that level, too.

Like I said, life is tricky.

Which is why it’s so important to stay in your magic.

What’s your magic?

It’s the wonder that is you.

It’s your essence, the part of you that won’t let the world shake you, won’t let disease shake you, won’t let a run of bad luck shake you. Instead, you shake that tricky stuff off. Because you know who you are and you are MAGIC, baby!

I’ve had a run of tricky shiz lately. Unexpectedly, my husband has to have surgery. My dog injured his leg and tests indicated he has a potentially serious but maybe treatable problem. And I had to change the fabulous name of my soon-to-be-launched new business to avoid potential legal issues.

What, you thought my life was magic? Let me make very clear: it’s not. It’s like anyone else’s.

But I am magic and I know it.

I know there’s nothing to do but swing with it. Because this, too, shall pass.

When I look at the state of the nation, I realize that the same thing is true. That is, after I gag. But in all seriousness, this, too shall pass and all I can do is swing with it by staying in my magic.

So how about you? How are you dealing with the tricky parts of life? Tell us how you’re staying in YOUR magic.

40 comments on “Stay in your magic
  1. Pat says:

    Thanks Cassandra this is exactly what I needed to hear today. So I will follow your lead and continue glowing in my magic.

  2. Amber Myers says:

    I love this! I’ve never heard of this phrase but it’s pretty fantastic. I just always try to stay positive and work hard. That’s my magic.

  3. Sheryl Kraft says:

    Sorry for all your recent challenges. But your can-do attitude will get your through all the tricky shiz – that’s the difference between survivors and people who get lost in the challenges that life inevitably hands us.

  4. Laura Ehlers says:

    This came up at just the perfect time! I am learning to deal with a chronic, annoying disease and I feel so ‘me’ focused that I worry that I am neglecting others needs and then I spiral into even more ‘poor me’ because I just want someone to know I am frustrated! But I refuse to allow myself to dwell on it. Which is my ‘magic’ – looking at the positives, always have plans and seeing the humor in life.
    AND speaking of – so sorry to read of the health issues – both human and canine – hope all goes well, and best wishes on your new business endeavor -name change or not!

  5. Lois Hoffman says:

    Tricky shiz? Yup, I’ve been there. Way to shake it off and push through it.

  6. Trying to stay sane. All my sites are down and getting fixed. This too shall pass.

  7. Diane says:

    I keep telling myself my record for getting through tough times is 100%. It helps! 🙂

  8. Yvonne says:

    Thank you for giving us a look into your life to draw inspiration from your experiences. You are a good woman.

  9. Barbara says:

    I’m accepting this awful week with bronchitis as a reason to simply lie down and rest, mentally as well as physically. That’s how I’m managing my shiz for the moment.
    Sorry to hear about your hubby and Riley, hope all is well for them, too.

  10. Sorry to hear about the shiz you’re having to deal with. But you’ve got this. I think that, by the time you get to be our age, you really do believe that “this too shall pass” and are able to trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to. My mantra for a few years has been, “I trust that all is well and on my side, every moment.”

  11. I’ve never had such a hard time keeping the political world in perspective. I feel angry and powerless every single morning when I read the latest Trump update and it takes a long time to turn that frown upside down.

    I read and re-read your definition of magic. I know what you’re talking about. I realize that part of my angst has to do with protecting that magic. Thank you,

  12. It’s definitely all about staying in your magic, no matter HOW tricky the shiz is. I’ve had some tricky shiz of my own recently, but I’m finding that even in the midst of it, I’m just as magical as I was before it all started. I have only to hold onto that, and work it to the best of my ability, to see this phase of my life behind me. Then, on to better things again, because as the saying goes, “What goes up, must come down,” the opposite applies as well. What goes down, must come up.

  13. Linda says:

    Life definitely is tricky. You always, and I do mean always, have to act with precision if you want “your magic” to shine and stand out. Took me quite a few years to figure this out.

  14. Anna Palmer says:

    I’m excited to read/hear more about this new business!

  15. I’ve been taking care shiz since the day I was born haha! I was made to deal with shiz…just call me Charmin!

  16. Sara Normand says:

    I love this! It’s a really nice perspective, straight to the point.

  17. If the saying, shiz comes in threes is true you should be in the clear now and that means clear sailing for your new business, your husband and Riley’s recovery! You are magic, no doubt!

  18. Wow!! I love how you use the word magic. I would have never thought of using it in this way. Sometimes we think of magic as something “appearing”. Your perspective is rare. I use my majic by keeping a smile on my face and trying to make others happy. ???? Good luck with your husband and your business. Take care. !!

  19. Yeah, that’s about how you have to do it. We’ve been through a world of shit the last five years here, but we just keep swinging and hitting at whatever life throws us. And you know what? I have always maintained that we would come out better for it. So far, that’s been true.
    Excited to learn more about your new business!

  20. Keriann McKenna says:

    The phrase ‘stay in your magic’ is much better than ‘living the dream’ because the magic is not a dream…I’ll have to start using that.
    Best wishes for your hubby and Riley.

  21. Madelyn says:

    I know I’ve been staying in my magic lately 🙂 Press on.

  22. Aimee says:

    A great reminder to just roll with the punches and do what you do best. Thanks!

  23. I don’t let negativity live in my head rent-free. I recite daily and nightly positive affirmations and I don’t care how silly that sounds because it works for me. I avoid negativity in my social networks and my real networks and I try to keep a positive and grateful outlook on life.

  24. OMG, Carol! I love this concept of staying in your magic! I like your attitude about “this, too, shall pass”. Sending you good vibes and more magic your way!

    Berniedette |

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    OMG, Carol! I love this concept of staying in your magic! I like your attitude about “this, too, shall pass”. Sending you good vibes and more magic your way!

    Berniedette |

  26. Peta Ramia says:

    I love your quirky yet inspiring way of words. This resonates with me so well!
    I am staying in my magic by pursuing my passions and sticking to my true character no matter what people think!
    Thanks for the inspiring post!

  27. What a clever way to phrase the theme of your post! And such great advice too! Life can be complicated but believing in yourself makes everything better!

  28. Jessica says:

    This is so inspirational! I’ve never thought about magic like that before, but it is very empowering!

  29. Elizabeth O. says:

    Life can feel like such a drag sometimes especially since there’s so much things that are being thrown at us and most of the time its being thrown at the same time too. It’s good to have your own bubble of positivity! This is such a good reminder for all of us especially during time like this.

  30. Amy Bovaird says:

    Haha! I hear you! I will have to use that term in one of my speaking engagements! You might remember from past posts (awhile back) i cope with USHER syndrome, a rare hereditary disease that causes progressive vision and hearing loss that results in blindness and deafness. (In fact, today is RARE DISEASE DAY). Anyway Life certainly has its challenges. And I have to constantly adapt.As usual, love your post and am glad to be back on the blogging scene!

  31. This reminds me of the book “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love reading posts like this and hope you have more to come <3

  32. I love the idea of staying in your magic! That is how the most miraculous things happen!

  33. This is great that you are able to take what comes and let it all bounce off you. I know it’s hard at times but you gotta roll with the punches.

  34. Kimberly C. says:

    Love that … Staying in your magic…thanks for reminding us that we can and will overcome any obstacles that come our way.

  35. I think we all have our ups and downs. Hang in their everything will work out in time.

  36. I so love the positivity of this post. It’s inspiring… almost magical. I can almost see your sparkle.

  37. Cyn says:

    My magic comes with each day’s dawn. It penetrates clouds and snow and rain. The same measure of joy reaches my spirit everyday. A spell of contentment, that out-powers the ever-present probing tentacles of shiz, is cast daily. The magic spreads across my mind, into my craft, shines on my face. Thank you for your words. ♡

  38. Amanda Love says:

    This is a great way to tell yourself to be more confident in the fact that you’re unique and amazing! It’s a good reminder of self love and self appreciation.


    Ahhhh we all have tough weeks every once in awhile!!!! It all passes though which is good!

  40. stacey says:

    You have to stay positive… keep your magic because you are aright. We are living in a surreal, world of pure shiz and bat shiz crazy president.You have to laugh so you don;t cry.

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