MCM DAY 2: "I am willing to see this differently. I am willing to see love."

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Happy Monday!

If there is ever a day in May Cause Miracles that I miss its today. Its Monday and the first day during our course that we have to wake up a little bit earlier and get on that meditation pillow. Thats why for this round, I picked starting on a holiday weekend. You get a little extra cushion to get on that cushion...haha! 

Yesterday we were observers witnessing our fears and many of you shared your fears openly with us in the group. I feel very grateful to each of you because I know your impact. Keep sharing, stay open and engaged. 

Today we focus on opening up, we are willing to change. We are willing to see things differently, willing to see love. When we become willing to change, we surrender to a greater perception, a loving perception. Be willing to see your fears differently. Its easy to get irritated with our ego, viewing it like the enemy. Its not the enemy, your ego is doing what it does best and its been doing a great job for a long time.

At the beginning of my spiritual journey I hit a point where I felt really annoyed with my ego, in fact I hated it. After some soul searching I realized that my ego hating my ego was a self love problem and it wasn't everyone else and every past situation I couldn't control keeping me stuck but it was me. I had a self love problem and whether it was a family member, a life event, or my ego that I was blaming, blaming wasn't solving my problem. I dropped the blame game and realized that MY problems were MY accountability and so was MY happiness. 

Helping others has been the gateway to freeing my own fears. These days I view my ego for exactly what it is and when it comes up send it some love and let it go. I have learned the art of acceptance and accountability and I get the opportunity each day to practice this practice. I choose to see my fears differently because I choose to see love. That choice is a subtle shift we call a miracle. 

I live a miracle mindset life but that doesn't mean I no longer struggle or have low (very low) moments, because trust me I do. I deal with my shit much different now than I did 3-4 years ago - when I feel like I am drowning I turn to my tools, this book, music, my breathe, my ING, my guides, etc...

May Cause Miracles was the map that put it all together for me and gave me structure that offered a clear path to the happiness and love I craved desperately. It all starts with a little awareness and a desire for something better. 

Stay open, stay willing, stay thirsty for clarity and freedom. Don't let a difficult morning, bad traffic, or a sleepless night be the reason you skip a day. You owe this to yourself and the benefits are too sweet.

Be sure to set your alarms throughout the day, check into the group periodically, set todays photo as your background on your phone/computer, spread the good vibes and share on social media! WE got this! We are willing to see this differently, we are willing to see love.

GIVEAWAY TIP: For every insta photo you share throughout our journey you will receive an EXTRA entry towards our giveaway. Make sure to use the hashtag #MiracleTribe & TAG me in the photo @MagnoliaRose

Happy Monday!!

-Magnolia Rose 

Hidden Falls & Silver Lake

The last few weekends Mace and I have been taking our weekly date night up into the mountains, specifically Big Cottonwood Canyon. This week we chose to take it easy and wander with no agenda. 

Our first stop was Silver Lake which is up by Brighton Ski Resort towards the end of the canyon.

Sadly lots of the water was gonzo and it looked like they were doing a fair amount of construction on the whole area but it still felt amazing. The air was cold and the sun kept us warm. 

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We took an easy stroll around the lake soaking up the scenery and the fresh air. Benches surround the lake where groups of people chatted, fished, and took pictures. It was nice to see people spending time off of their phones with each other rather than in their own private cyber world. This is one of the many reasons I love hiking. The people watching is perfection. 

We wandered through a very quiet cabin neighborhood and fantasized about the ones that were for sale then we bounced and headed to our next destination. 

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We drove through the mountains and found a short easy hike to a waterfall called Hidden Falls. 

Parking for this hike is best at the S curve in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Once you cross the street you can climb a super short trail to the waterfall by wandering right or you can take the short cut through the water to the left. 

The waterfall creeps up on you in either location and the presentation is impressive!

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This whole area has some cool little chill out spaces, we found another sweet spot up at the top of one of the rocks surrounded by a large tree with exposed roots. 

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We ended our mountain adventure cruising down the canyon with food as our next destination. 

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Our weekend adventures have been the best medicine for me through the postpartum baby blues. The hormonal adjustment after bringing a human into the world is hard and getting outside in the sunshine with Mason has helped a lot. Its great exercise, its free, and it feels incredible. 

Much love! 

-Magnolia Rose