making your own magic

by Krystal Bick
June 3, 2019

Do you manifest?

Just last weekend, my good friend Heather was in town visiting from London and we talked a lot about the power of manifesting — essentially willing an intention into reality. As someone who has always been somewhat of a pragmatic optimist, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever really get into manifesting — the idea of it seeming more like wishful thinking than actionable steps. But after a few health scares, family drama and professional turning points over the past several years (all of which have passed and resolved beautifully), I’ve come to realize how much a shifted mindset can make a difference for actually achieving something, even if it’s just the catalyst push to get that first foot moving.

So let’s just keep this new age thinking train moving, shall we? I’ve been reading a lot lately about the Law of Attraction — the concept that states all energy begets similar energy. Positive thoughts and beliefs bring about positive experiences. Negative thoughts and beliefs bring about negative experiences. And while I’m not someone who lives in absolutes — I do think there’s a lot of truth to this thinking. The more calm and optimistic I approach a situation, the more likely it is I’ll draw back in a corresponding energy, whether that’s in the form of people, success or opportunities — a magnetic formula that states when you add positives together, you can only find yourself with more positives.

Of course, this is all a matter of mindset, which is the blessing and the curse here. I find the more aware I become of my thoughts, the more in control of them I feel. Case in point, just a few weekends ago, I ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon. While I consider myself a pretty avid runner, my training this time around was sub par — a fact I can only blame myself for — but instead of getting down, giving up or making excuses to skip all together, I decided to have fun with the race.

To run when I felt like running. To walk if I needed to (definitely not here today to advocate careless injuries). And to absorb the energy around me every step of the way. I eliminated any and all pressure I might have been placing on myself to perform and decided instead to take each and every mile as it came and relish it. And it was quite possibly the most fun I’ve ever had while running a race! I checked in with myself often, taking inventory of my thoughts, praising the encouraging ones and quickly extinguishing the negative ones, reminding myself that I was in control of my race, not the other way around.

So where am I going with all this? I hope, in some way, this can be a positive note for you today, to remind you that the only magic you need to wait for is the magic YOU control. That’s all.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Monica Byrne Maison gown (borrowed) // Kenneth Cole heels (gifted) // Red sheer chiffon from Mood Fabrics // Sachin + Babi earrings (gifted)

Photos by Ty Johnson

7 thoughts on “making your own magic

  1. I detest all the new age hippie phraseology that often accompanies this way of managing your own inner monologue but it’s a very good message. In my job I deal with conflict everyday and managing how I react and ensuring that I am proud of that i contribute to the situation means even when I can’t immediately fix the issue it doesnt stay with me weighing me down for the day. I’ve gotten good at doing this professionally but I still struggle with it outside of work. I am often a terrible person to myself, judging myself to some idea of perfection in my head. So well done and congratulations on the half marathon, for going out in front of all those people and doing your best on the day and well done to me for getting up on a wet and windy bank holiday Monday morning ( summer in Ireland) and doing my 5k run.

  2. 100% yes! Although I think there are things in life that are just completely out of our control, I firmly believe that how we respond to them, and how we act on those things which are within our control go a long way towards determining our own happiness and what it is we attract back.

    And these pictures are pure magic!

    Briony xx

  3. I was just talking about the difference between manifesting and jinxing yesterday! (Feel a little like you do when you talk about something near your phone and quickly discover an ad for that exact product, but in the best way ;)) I always define manifesting as digging your heels into the ground. You’re planting yourself at a belief and deciding to give it everything you have. Even if it doesn’t turn out the way you wanted.

    Also, these photos are amazing. Just amazing. Breathtaking. Innovative. Unexpected. I feel like I need more adjectives. Brava to you and Ty!

  4. Your hope that this note would be a positive one was manifested today, for this reader. I’m grateful for it, and for the reminder of ones own magic. We are all made of stars, and we are all on fire with the same energy that first lit them. Thanks Krystal.

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