Own Your Magic 01: Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

It's time to own your magic, and start living in love and faith as opposed to fear. Owning your magic is knowing who you are and what your purpose is.

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Let’s talk about *magic*, or this new post series: Own Your Magic. Whether you believe in it or not, I’m here to tell you that you are made of it. You ARE magic. Your talents, your hopes, your passions, your Dreams, all of what makes you unique, your youness, that is your magic.

Not to mention we all come from stardust. I mean, how cool is that?! It sounds like a very romanticized concept but its 100% true. Everything comes from this vast abundant Universe and everything is completley and utterly unique. Not one person is the same or has the same talents, likes, passion or magic. Even twins are totally different! When you become aware of that power inside you and harness it to follow your dreams, you become unstoppable. This is why I decided to start this series I like to call #OwnYourMagic, because I want to shed light on how awesome you are and how you can totally make your Dreams happen. You just have to find that magic and totally own it like your favorite pair of heels.

Ok, cool, but how do I do that?! Welp, let me tell you what you probably don’t want to hear… it is different for everyone… but I’m gonna tell you how I did it.

After I graduated and joined the workforce… unhappy and wanting more, I decided to drop everything and go ~soul searching~. I spent four years doing the same ol’ thing, trying and failing to start a business, searching for happiness, consumed by anxiety, and it had become so boring. I literally was caught in this loop of doing the same shit with no change and nowhere close to my Dream. Until one day, I realized, that all I had to be was unapologetically me.

I know it sounds easy, and kinda dumb… like why wouldn’t you be you? Isn’t it also like an existential crisis question? Who am I? Like Mufasa appearing in the clouds majestically telling you to ‘remember who you are…’ It’s hella dramatic, but it’s true. Finding your magic, is knowing who you are and what your purpose is, what you are here to accomplish, that thing that will bring you joy every day! It is the secret sauce that will catapult you towards your Dream reality. Its living in love and faith as opposed to fear.

When you follow trends, create what you think others will like instead of what you like, settle for your comfort zone (aka. your fear), and keep doing the same things over and over again, your Dreams take the backseat and your magic stays hidden.

I am so so guilty of this. I’m telling you, I adopted trends like nobody’s business. I switched up my brand left and right trying to frankenstein it to look like other bloggers, the trends, what people liked… or what I think they liked… and it’s no secret that I totally failed. I fell face flat on the floor. I was being anti-me. Just doing what I thought would help me ‘make it’ or what I thought was ‘cool’ and it made me miserable! Nothing flowed, I was forcing it.

All of us have dreams. Some people dream BIG, others small… but we all have that hope of a better way of living, or something we want to accomplish or have. These dreams will not work unless you do. I truly believe that when you totally own your magic (your uniqueness) those dreams become attainable and real. When you are doing things based on fear, trends, lack of energy, comfort etc… you are not owning your magic.

I totally get that the majority of folks will continue dreaming on because they haven’t figured out how to make it happen, don’t know exactly what their dream is, or what they are passionate about, and there is nothing bad about it. If that’s where you’re at, it’s totally ok too. It took me four years to figure out what my magic was and how to use it. I failed so many times, ugly cried with my dog, and got so frustrated I almost broke my laptop. It takes time, and everyone is different, the trick here is to go from wanting to change your life, to deciding to change your life. From dreaming to doing.

Your dreams will not work unless you do, and you only work if you are being true to who you are. Sooo many people (like me) go through life blending in, or trying to be someone they are not for fear of being judged or failing, ultimately harming themselves in the process and hindering their magic. You are already the most awesome and most unique human and you need to share your magic with the world! Because only you can! It takes courage to be yourself, but when you do… it’s magic.

It's time to own your magic, and start living in love and faith as opposed to fear. Owning your magic is knowing who you are and what your purpose is.

I’m not saying its going to be easy, or that everything is going to be hunky dory from now on because you are being true to yourself and owning your magic… but you will be happier, and if you show up every day and do what you love… everything else will follow, I promise.

I want to leave you with a little formula I came up with to help you find your youness (psst if you wanna read about mine, you can find it here). Basically if you take what sets your soul on fire (your passion) and what you are good at (your talent), you find yourself in that sweet spot of what you are meant to share with the world.

Passion + Talent = Magic! Voilà!

To each and every one of you following along, I adore you, I believe in you and your Dreams, and thank you for being part of this magical universe I’m creating. If you want to share your Dream I would love to hear it so comment below 🙂

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  1. Jacqui says:

    This is so refreshing and true. Thank you for being the type of person that is inspired by inspiring .

    • emmy says:

      Thanks Jacqui! I’m so happy this resonated with you 🙂 Keep chasing those beautiful dreams of yours. – Em

  2. Penny Roberts says:

    I always wanted to be a person of interest,even if it’s in the limelight for a short time,but in the talents of singing and playing a guitar there’s always that one thing that keeps me from following my dream and that’s “MONEY” and that’s something I don’t have alot of

A designer, total wellness queen, and magic believer with huge dreams! Most days you can find me sipping jalapeño margaritas at Disneyland with my hubby, Keal, dreaming of ways I can help you find your passion and live out your dream life.

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