Spread Your Magic and Change the World: How Being Yourself and Sharing Your Voice Makes a Difference
Spread Your Magic and Change The World.
You my notice this phrase on my website. What does it even mean?
When you are free to be yourself, and express what makes you happy, you are spreading your magic.
And this will change your world.
And if we can all embrace this. It can change the world.
I used to think being free to be yourself and being happy involved making huge changes, but I have learned little things can make such a big difference in your day and life.
"You don't need to move mountains. Simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude, and acceptance. You will change the world by being a warm, kind-hearted human being." - Anita Krizzan
By tornado of happiness, it doesn't mean you need to put on a "happy face" and be happy cheery all the time.
It just means by focusing on what makes you happy and what you love, you will feel happier, and without even trying, you will spread that to others. When you are feeling better that is what matters first!
What makes you happy? What makes your soul sing?
Spread Your Magic also means that you are important as your unique self and your voice matters.
Too often our voices are silenced or we are made to feel so little or an outcast or that our voice is useless.
Working to find spaces that we can express our voices is so important.
For me, for example, I was painfully shy growing up and did not speak up at all, even when things were incredibly painful or stressful to me.
And I saw so many people not be able to use their voice when I worked as a nurse, it was so heartbreaking. Patients could not express their needs, medical providers would not listen to them, and patients were suffering in so many ways.
Through the pandemic, and with my son with autism, I saw the need to help him gain his voice and the need for me to channel my frustration and overwhelm with not being able to help him at times. Finding therapists helped him tremendously. Art helped me immensely.
Some of these pains are expressed in my artwork as bringing a voice to me and to others. Especially with the bold, vibrant, loud colors, shouting our voices, spreading our magic.
When have you felt that you wished you voice was diminished or silenced, and that you wanted to spread up?
Is there something that you wish you can express more?
Is there somewhere you wish you had more of a voice?
You can grab a journal and make notes and see where you wish you could express more.
I use art to give a voice!
For example, in this series of paintings below, I painted women who have used their voice to bring a voice to millions of people.
THEY REMIND US THAT YOUR VOICE IS POWERFUL.
"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
- Jane Goodall
What kind of difference do you want to make?
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”- Malala Yousafzai
"I raise up my voice - not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back. " - Malala Yousafzai
What do you wish you could speak up about?
"I have learned you are never too small to make a difference. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up is never an option.” - Greta Thunberg