Magic Moments – True Medicine

By Matilda Bathurst and Judy Joy. 

Do you ever get that feeling when you wake up that you have to work through some fogginess to come to the sense of opportunity that each day has? Why is that? Why do we not wake feeling the lightness and joy we did when we were young and that we know we naturally are?

In our daily lives how often do we allow ourselves to see and feel the opportunities presented to realise the joy that sparkles in often unexpected places and situations?

Whilst shopping today there was a little girl in a shopping mall wearing sandals with a built-in squeaker and with every step she took she visibly delighted in these shoes and the noise they made. The ripple effect of her joy was properly palpable in all who saw and heard her. People stopped and literally lit up as she passed them by and conversations started up between strangers. It was an instance of twinkle and joy… a moment that touched many. And we have no idea how far this spreads beyond this shopping mall to conversations and interactions throughout all the lives of the people who witnessed this.

“To return to the essence of your whole body, as all children naturally are, and not just the governance from your mind, is in itself an enrichment that is well worth taking, whatever steps are required to do so.”

Serge Benhayon An Open Letter to Humanity, p 550

So, what if, in accepting the impact we have in our every move, we take up the joyful responsibility of living with a quality, care and appreciation that builds and reflects these attributes back to others and into the foundations of our communities, which then have their own ongoing ripple effect?

When lived from the essence of who we are, life can be simple and joyful. If we suspend disbelief, self-doubt, complication and whatever else we use to make life a struggle and allow ourselves to quietly but surely build a relationship with appreciation, could this be the silent world changer that we are all privately yearning for? In that moment in the shopping mall, that particular community were offered the blessing of no boundaries, no attachment, no expectations LOVE… pure and simple, always on offer and waiting to be noticed, embraced and enjoyed.

With our eyes and hearts open, willingly accepting and embracing all the possibilities and sparkles that rain down in our days, could we start to value and appreciate the quality of these magic moments for the life-changing medicine they offer?

 “Forget ‘happy’, there is no joy greater than the one that lives inside you. Let it out and you will feel the immutable truth of these words.”

Serge Benhayon An Open Letter to Humanity, p 596

 

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459 thoughts on “Magic Moments – True Medicine

  1. I have experienced the simplicity of being joyfull. It’s an amazing feeling. However, I would say that I don’t give enough time to feel the impact it has on the world around me. I do wonder what that feels like..

  2. ““To return to the essence of your whole body, as all children naturally are, and not just the governance from your mind, is in itself an enrichment that is well worth taking, whatever steps are required to do so.”” Such a great quote – and your blog is a great reminder how we can enrich our lives if we allow our body and not our mind, to lead the way.

  3. Reading about that little girl and the joy she engendered reminded me of a young blind boy on the autistic spectrum at a recent gathering. His excitement and joy was infectious and the whole gathering lit up in a way we hadn’t previously. His innocence and genuine expression = something we all had when young.

  4. I love the simplicity of this blog, and there are so many moments in life, that brings joy. A joy that is with us all the time instead of the one that is occasionally felt. Every now and then I have felt that joy that lives within me and it is different to the bastardised version, where we become dependent on it, just like a drug.
    It is there if we are prepared to see it with open eyes and feel its presence with in you and everyone else.

  5. ‘Do you ever get that feeling when you wake up that you have to work through some fogginess to come to the sense of opportunity that each day has? Why is that? Why do we not wake feeling the lightness and joy we did when we were young and that we know we naturally are?’ A great question. Why indeed. Also on reflection, sadly, I am wondering how many children and young people actually do wake feeling lightness and joy. The other day I was told of 4 year olds self harming. It is clear things are definitely not okay in the world at the moment.

    1. I agree, children now a days are not being nurtured to bring their true essence through, so their natural joy is often tarnished. Self harm in children is on the rise and it is not okay to allow this to continue, some where along the way, something will have to change.

  6. “To return to the essence of your whole body, as all children naturally are, and not just the governance from your mind, is in itself an enrichment that is well worth taking, whatever steps are required to do so.” Yesterday I happened to find myself singing something and it was so interesting to feel how much more present and strong I felt in my body afterwards. When I was a child I used to love singing but then got self conscious of doing it when I was told I was singing out of tune. Ironically the more present I am in my body the more tuneful and resonant my voice is, but to get there one of the techniques I have found is to indeed use my voice by singing and to enjoy the vibration I can feel in my body as I am doing it.

    1. My granddaughter loves to sing – and so far – nearly eight years old – no-one has told her she sings out of tune. For how long I wonder….. It took me nearly thirty years before I realised I could sing – and that was because I wasn’t picked for a school or house choir – just four of us were left out. Later I realised it was cos I had a low voice even as a child, so could never sing the high soprano voiced hymns. Staying in the body – a great way to feel the vibration not only of one’s own but others’ voices too.

      1. Ditto Sue. Even though I am petite my natural voice is quite low in tone. I was simply never given an opportunity to explore songs that suited my then tonal range. I felt that because I couldn’t reach the high notes I couldn’t sing and indeed was told by my music teacher to mime when the class was asked to perform in concert! As we know one size doesn’t fit all in education and this is true for learning to sing too!

  7. There really is a lot to appreciate and be joyful for, it is taking the time to feel and be with it all and taking stock of all our blessings that supports this.

  8. “When lived from the essence of who we are, life can be simple and joyful.” Released from the prison of complication and pictures, leads to a path that is simple and true.

  9. Why is it that instead of seeing life as the amazing opportunity it is, we would rather indulge in negative thoughts? I don’t ask the question as someone free of this but rather as someone who has a lifetime’s experience of doing the latter. It actually makes no sense because the latter option makes us miserable whereas the former choice brings us joy. We should be asking how it is we choose the option that brings misery and perhaps our understanding will develop. If we don’t ask ourselves, we don’t learn.

    1. I love what you posed here Doug about how we tend to choose a way of moving through our life that brings us these negative thoughts, almost as if we are calling them into our minds in order to keep us from standing out with joy like the little girl in the shopping mall. But what I am realising lately is just how much I have made things into a battle or a struggle, over-complicated things in my life too, when all I have to do is let go of this way of being and appreciate myself and those around me deeply, then the joy and simplicity come to the surface almost effortlessly.

    2. Exactly Doug. So it is a choice of what we choose in every single moment that has an impact on our life and of course a ripple effect on others. If we choose to ignore our hurts, frustrations, resentments etc then of course this is going to build up to misery. From experience if we choose to finally take responsibility for the life we have lived and our choices and love ourselves enough to deal with and heal the hurts, frustrations, resentment etc then we start to return to and allow ourselves to feel joy once more. So simple.

    3. A good question Doug, responding as one who is on the way to removing self-doubt and other such negative thoughts out of my life – a work in progress as they say. When we do so – indulge in negativity – not only do we dull ourselves but we affect others around us. We have a responsibility to clock those thoughts and arrest them, without any self-critique tho.

  10. To live the joy of who I am and bring this to another is worth every step it takes and without perfection; it is simply a matter of saying ‘yes’ continuously to this alignment in my day.

  11. “To return to the essence of your whole body, as all children naturally are, and not just the governance from your mind, is in itself an enrichment that is well worth taking, whatever steps are required to do so.”
    This observation is so true as I can attest to the fact that my life has been, and continues to be, enriched beyond measure by following this advice.

  12. Appreciation, one word however life changing when we make appreciation for oneself everything in our lives. I agree life is so much simpler and joyful when I am appreciating myself not for what I do but for who I am and what I bring.

  13. I am back to this blog again because it makes me smile and sometimes you need to be reminded that there is such innocence in the world and that we must nurture and celebrate it. Yesterday I saw a little girl walking along the street all dressed in varying shades of pink. She was walking behind her dad who was walking the dog and she had a big flower that she kept stopping to look at. She was clearly in awe of the intricate nature of this flower. As she kept stopping I kept feeling the appreciation of the reflection nature offers us and the reflection she was offering me.

    1. Recently I attended a party where a young boy of four was unashamedly wearing his sister’s tutu. It was so lovely to observe how everyone – young and old alike – accepted him for who he was and his choice of garment.

  14. Again I am reminded how important it is to nurture the child within – giving him or her space to express in play and natural joyfullness

  15. I love how infectious the joy is in this story. It seems that when joy is reflected through a child, we as adults permit ourselves to let our guards down.

  16. What I have noticed is that when I don’t see the joy and playfulness in moments like that and noise irritates me, I wonder how tense I am and if this is an opportunity to lighten the load and embrace the lightness of the reflection instead.

  17. It’s really lovely as an adult to be silly and light hearted. It never leaves people and can be rekindled. Which is often great to see serious, ‘straight’ adults break that mould.

  18. Those magic moments are so important for our health. Within them we feel lighter and more joyful and this certainly has an impact on the body. The joy we have or haven’t lived is very palpably seen in the bodies of our elderly. It is possible to get to old age in vitality, joy and love but we have to be open to living the joy to enable it.

  19. Joy is infectious and lights up whomever it touches whether it is for a nano second before it is rejected or whether it is embraced and allowed to express in another unique and inspirational way for as long as.

  20. Love when I realize how serious I am in some moments. It’s an awareness that invites me to see the gorgeous, silly, spunky girl I was, this makes me smile and appreciate the woman I am today.

  21. “To return to the essence of your whole body, as all children naturally are, and not just the governance from your mind, is in itself an enrichment that is well worth taking, whatever steps are required to do so.” Simply observing a young neighbour on her doorstep with her father the other day I could feel how very present and connected she was. There was so much joy in her little body that was just waiting for an opportunity to express. Her dad on the other hand was very much in his head in that moment and the difference in quality between them was startling.

      1. In those moments where I am connected the space I feel I operate in is the epitome of gorgeousness, operate in time and its restrictions I am nothing but anxious and tense.

  22. I think I should get some shoes with a squeaker and lights … it would remind me to be both playful and joyful and not take life so seriously.

    1. Ha ha! We should all have a pair.
      But what a gorgeous idea to embrace those impulses to be as playful and joyful throughout our day, squeaky flashing shoes or not.

  23. Magic moments are moments of true joy in our everyday lives that remind us where we are from, and there is so much more to life than the physical. It’s the very simple things that we love that give us a pause to reflect, that warm the heart inside us, it’s great to take the stop and feel it.

  24. The medicine of the joy in being ourselves, can be very clearly seen in the story of the little girl in her squeaky shoes. Not only for the pure joy she felt but the ripple effect of this moment on all around. How important it is to appreciate these moments when we are the little girl in the squeaky shoes.

    1. For me it was the 29 yr old finding rainbow zebra print gym pants in the clothes store. States of being are infectious and having these silly moments are amazing in what they do to the world around us.

  25. Feeling the opportunities is a great way to put it. We don’t naturally go to appreciating ourselves and in this we set ourselves up to not be in constant joy.

    1. If we do not confirm and appreciate ourselves in our innate essence we are left looking for validation from life, circumstances and other people.

  26. If we reflect on what is being revealed here, we would notice that neither magic moment nor true medicine is something extra ordinary. Such exquisite relationship with life can easily be chosen in every single moment.

    1. So what is it that is preventing us from choosing this exquisite relationship with life? Have we signed a contract agreeing to be miserable and to not notice the magic that is always present?

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