20 Ways Create More Magic in Your Life

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Deep down we KNOW that there is more to this world than what we see or experience in our every day lives

Around the world people have written stories about fantastical beings and happenings that have amazed and inspired us for thousands of years. The ancient myths from Egypt, Greece, India and indigenous cultures across the globe tell the stories of gods, goddesses, angels, archangels, fairies, spirit guides and star beings. These stories about unseen magic world hold within them the ancient archetypes which we experience in our life's journey, and in that way, reading them—and writing our own—opens us up to perceiving more of the magic already around us everyday.

Yet, life sometimes takes on a rhythm of busywork that can sedate our magical senses. It's no surprise, then, that from time to time we find ourselves caught in a mundane-ness of our incredible existence. We get busy working, tending to our homes, planning for the future, staying up-to-date on social media and so on. When done at full speed, these daily activities create stress in our bodies,  dulling our higher senses to divert energy from subtle perception to the sympathetic nervous system of fight or flight. 

This is why integrative practices that calm the nervous system, focus the mind, balance the emotions and enhance proprioception—yoga, meditation, massage and dance—are great for increasing our subtle senses, and with that, our awareness of fantastical nature of this life. 

It's up to us to see and recognize this magic—to pay attention to the seemingly ordinary and notice the divine.

20 Ways to Create More Magic in Your Life

  1. Drink more water. A hydrated body has more energy and a sharper mind.
  2. Eat fresh, real food and more organic fruits and vegetables
  3. Dance, stretch, do yoga — move your body 
  4. Spend time in nature, marveling at its beauty
  5. Play with children, animals.. innocence 
  6. Try something new in your own neighborhood or town 
  7. Create an adventure for a friend or loved one
  8. Take the scenic route 
  9. Look for synchronicity
  10. Keep a dream journal 
  11. Create a vision board 
  12. Meditate
  13. Leave secret notes with positive messages in public places for people to find 
  14. Take a new class
  15. Go stargazing
  16. Do something kind for someone anonymously
  17. Make art
  18. Soak in hot springs
  19. Get dressed up just because
  20. Listen to your intuition. 

What are your favorite ways to make life more magical? 

Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.