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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448 thoughts on “Magic Moments – True Medicine

  1. It is important to consider the quality in which we walk, in joy and connection to our inner-most or in the burden of our unresolved hurts and rejections?

  2. What a great reflection to receive in the mall that day from that little girl, and now spreading even further through this story. It just goes to show that even a few minutes of joy can spread and be infectious.

  3. Considering how far and wide the story of this little girl in her squeaky sandals has traveled – for example, worldwide via this blog … we really have absolutely no idea how far the love, joy and magic we have offered others has traveled either.

  4. Children are naturally connected to their innate joy and the magic of life everywhere around them … something we adults have chosen to leave behind but need to re-connect to.

  5. There is such beauty and inspiration in moments – pure gold to treasure, and these moments are all around us every day if we choose to notice.

  6. Once we realise there is a realistic possibility of joy we then can find that that joy is available almost all of the time and eventually we can live there.

    1. I remember when Princess Dianna said this in a TV interview – she was a lone voice speaking from the heart about coming from the heart. Are we any more ready to consider this?

  7. A beautiful reminder and reflection of the joy and sparkles around us in our everyday life and the appreciation of this that benefits our health and well being and vitality.

  8. Over the years of choosing to continue attending presentations by Serge Benhayon, the truth of the words in this quote are being experienced as a new-normal in everyday life.In my personal experience I have discovered that happiness is transient and can plunge into the roller coster of highs and lows to the depths of despair when outer circumstances / expectations changed. Joy remains a forever constant unfoldment shared with others.
    “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

  9. I love the reflection of the little girl with the squeaky sneaker for it reminds us to walk with joy in our every step and not get so bogged down with the seriousness we adopt in its place.

      1. And this makes sense too, from young we had experienced the simplicity of life and the love we were feeling in our hearts.. It is our only way – to love and be loved.

  10. The more we live in alignment with our Soul and express the love that is our true essence, the more will magical moments become, not isolated wow moments, but a wonderful ongoing confirmation of all that we know we are.

  11. Joy is good medicine! The littlest things have helped me feel glimpses of Joy and in these moments I always feel how Love/Joy is the greatest healer of all.

    I used to volunteer at an elementary school and one day the principal made the rule of “no skipping” in the school. I can understand wanting to have calm and order in school but it was interesting because a lot of the teachers felt sad about it as if the rule was “No Joy in school” and the students revolted and started reciting the constitution and demanding that they have more say in school rules.

    1. Oh my goodness! When I look at how younger children move their bodies when they are playing or talking it is just a constant. Telling kids not to skip or express with their bodies in this way would be like putting them in a straight jacket.

    2. Ha ha I love so much about what you have shared here, firstly that the teachers could feel the purpose and outcome of skipping and secondly that the students wanted their voices heard, knew it was their right and knew they had more power as a group – even at elementary school!

  12. Experiencing an unexpected moment of harmony or having a new insight can simplify our life substantially as there is a new way to be/act/move on offer.

  13. It is a sobering thought to see how we can often complicate our lives in order to continue the struggle in life, when in essence our true nature is one of simplicity, flow and harmony.

  14. A beautiful sharing of the magic and joy around us that is all part of us within and the expansion from this is deeply beautiful to feel as is the magic and simplicity of children and new born babies and their reflection in the world.

  15. There is a real simplicity in connecting to the body but when we do we find the gates to universal love and joy. Kids do this so naturally. If we were to take a leaf out of their book we would not find life a burden but one filled with much laughter and purpose.

  16. The beauty of these magic moments, the joy in a child’s chuckle, or a baby grasping your finger for the first time, a child marvelling at her shadow and making it move, or watching a robin sing, these magic moments are cherished very deeply.

    1. The irony is that as adults we abandon the connection to our body and our sense of oneness with the universe. Our tendency is trying to control and make everything in life into our mental pictures of how it should be, therefore we often fail to feel, notice and marvel at the magnificence of the universe unfolding right under our nose in every single moment. The reflection that children offer us in itself is one such magical support reminding us of what we have abandoned yet never lost.

  17. When you think happiness is ‘it’ you will never look beyond that is why it is so good to stay open and don’t put a picture on how amazing life can be.

    1. Thinking that happiness is ‘it’ is very common – finding out that there is something much nicer, much bigger is quite a revelation when it happens.

  18. I am getting the significance of this phrase more and more: “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”.
    It is not that you have to be skipping down the hallway like a child and it is not an advocation for being an irresponsible adult in any shape or form. I have noticed how when I DO choose to be in connection with my body, there is a whole level of expression and awareness that I am otherwise missing, and more and more realising that this lack of connection in itself is like having the brakes on and increasing my blind spots when I am driving – not very wise.

  19. “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?” I am learning that movement – be it walking, swimming, writing and speaking – is all important in life. Our every move has an effect and not only on ourselves…

    1. So true Sue, we do need to find our way back to living life with a quality, care and appreciation that builds and reflects these attributes back to ourselves and others equally so. It seems that as our lives have become so busy and filled with ‘ endless to do lists ‘ etc that we have forgotten what these three little words mean let alone have the time to truly give them any consideration or have space for them in our days. But! Could that be just an illusion though? That we think we don’t have any time left in our days to fit anything else in, as could it be that it’s our business, our rushing around here, there and everywhere that is the very thing that is creating less time in our days.

      I know since I took a step back and started looking at my ‘to do list’ from the point of view that yes, it’s a list that needs completing but without a time limit attached. I approached it with the understanding that if I don’t get everything done it’s not the end of the world as there is always tomorrow. And what I found was that in my removing that imposed pressure of having to complete things by a certain time that I actually started to get through more of the things on my lists. It allowed me the space to really bring my focus back to the quality in which I do everything and the care I take in doing each thing and how each thing feels when completed and how I feel at the end of each day is something I now deeply appreciate. And that is the ongoing ripple effect of which you speak….. being our movements.

  20. “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?” If all of humanity took this on board, this really would be a miracle.

  21. I used to criticise myself for being so childish sometimes, but now I celebrate it because it returns us to the magic and joy in our lives. I have recently observed the sparkles of frost in the morning and a drop of water sitting on top of a leaf, and actually felt the particles of my body change inside.

    1. I agree Gill and I cannot help thinking that this way of living will bring us back to living in harmony with the magic of nature and the magic of God, rather than being consumed by the drama of man’s inhumanity to man.

  22. It feels more pertinent than ever the quote at the end of this, that the joy found within is worth more than any pursuit of happiness.

  23. This example is such a great reflection of how the way we live and respond to life can be not only great medicine for our own life but for everyone else also.

  24. Children remind us of the joy, merriment and lightness that can be experienced at any age by anyone. It is only when we harden ourselves against life and people and don’t heal our hurts that we close off to this delicious expansiveness.

      1. We have an unwritten code of how a responsible adult should behave. The irony being that true responsibility is about allowing our divine expression to come out and playfulness and lightness is part of that.

  25. “When lived from the essence of who we are, life can be simple and joyful” – yes, when I live from the quality of my innate stillness I live feeling a settlement inside my body. To me this feeling is everything; it is living life in harmony.

  26. The doing ness of the world and all of us is so different to the quality and being ness of who we really are and it is our movements that magnify this and our choices from there that bring the magic of life truly.

  27. We have made life so much about what we do that we have forgotten that it is the delight we take in things and how we feel in our own movements and with each other that brings us joy.

    1. Thank you Esther. I realise I do not allow myself this Delight you mention – I get caught up in the seriousness as if this is what we have to do in the world of business and outer conflict and then I forget the joy in my own body and in life in general. Delight will be my new word to remind me of the quality of light and joy that it is possible each and every moment…..let’s see how it can open up the day.

  28. “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?” learning how everything we do. speak and even think affects everyone and everything does bring a level of responsibility that I hadn’t previously entertained.

    1. Love what you have shared here Sue as it shines a light on what being responsible truly offers us and those around us.

  29. ” To return to the essence of your whole body, as all children naturally are…. ” This is such a beautiful quote form Serge. I recently found an old photo of me as a child – maybe 4 or 5 years old – in the snow and with such abundant joy it made me ponder – when did I lose all that? And knowing its still in there – within me – boom!

  30. A powerful quote from Serge Benhayon re. enriching the body from a return to the essence of your whole body as is the way for children. We have moments of this in life, but we can through our own choices live a way of life which is this and more.

  31. Forget happy is great advice for there is no magic in happy, and it cannot last because it is the rollercoaster we think we love to ride, but which keeps us away from the truth of who we are.

  32. Children are a gorgeous reflection for us to see what it is to be in our bodies. They ask us to be more – they ask us to remind ourselves of what it feels like to truly be present.

  33. Letting ourselves be open to and aware of the magic moments in every day brings a whole new depth to life and all we are offered in inspiration and learning. I saw a deer on the way to work the other day and it turned and faced me for a moment before it walked away… I am still touched by this a few days on.

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