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Weekend Blackout

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I’m a third of the way into the Artist’s Way,  and we were recently encouraged to have “reading deprivation” week.  I found that to be a challenge with work and such, but I realized that I DO have a 3-day weekend coming up.

SO, I decided this morning that I’m going on a media blackout this weekend.  I’m going to avoid visual and audio media of any kind as much as possible.  No reading.  No movies or TV shows.  No social media.  Limited texting.  No video projects.  Limited laptop and phone use.  I’ll let you know how it goes!

This also means that this is my last live blog post for a few days.  The next 4 days will be scheduled posts that I am also creating tonight.  But I’ve learned my lesson from last time. . .  I will save backups in Word. . .  just in case! I’ll report back Tuesday — have a great weekend!

Have you tried something like this?  Recently?  How did it go?  

Much love and many blessings. ❤

Life’s Little Schoolroom

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I had a lot going on today, and the lessons didn’t disappoint!

I experienced some tension/discomfort today, and I checked in with myself to see if I was the root of it.  Upon some reflection I concluded:

a) I had indeed stuck to my intentions, as planned. (It was good for me to remind myself of what my intentions were and to reaffirm them),

b) It was likely the discomfort was coming more from whatever was occurring within the other person, but it was still very useful to observe my reaction to it.

c) Further reflection could be useful, as long as I again reaffirmed my intention for the situation, compared to how things had actually played out.

I had a huge breakthrough today again on releasing control.  Earlier today (which started last week), I began to recognize how things are bigger than me and to let that happen.  I can be the faucet that the water pours through.

And as I’m typing this blog, I am aware of another lesson of letting go: releasing the need to “fix” things.  Up until now it drove me crazy when I’d thought I’d “fixed” something, and it became “broken” again or else a new “problem” emerged in its place.  Hmm. . . I will need to reflect more on this.

One of the many lessons in life’s little schoolroom!  What are you learning today?

Much love and many blessings. ❤

I Made My First Pants!

img_1007.jpgIt’s kind of crazy how dreams are becoming reality.  Not too many years ago I wasn’t even dreaming.  I was advised to “have fun” — but I didn’t know what that meant.

Then I started thinking: “I might like to do that someday.”  And “Maybe I could try that.”

And now I’m doing things.  I talked with my friend years ago about learning how to sew from her — and now I’ve sewn two pillow cases and a pair of pants!  (Just need to manifest my own sewing machine!)  I kept thinking I should dance more, that it might be nice to take a dance class — now I’m going to teach one!  I’m journaling and going Live in the mornings; I’m blogging every night. My first Artist’s Way 12-week group officially starts tomorrow. Things that took FOREVER for me to get going are suddenly all locking into place.

I’m beginning to feel the abundance, I’m opening, I’m freeing up, and I’m so grateful.

Wishing the same for you each and every day!  Much love and many blessings. ❤

The Coach, the Dancer/Thespian, the Comedian, the Rocker, the Author, the Artist

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Today I facilitated the Artist’s Way group. I was the coach.  Saturday I train for Zumba — I’ll be the dancer. In the car I am the rocker and scheme up karaoke night. Watching Dry Comedy I join the comedian; someday standing on my own stage.   Tonight I come to you as both the author and the artist.

Who are you today? What are the dreams you already live?  Which dreams are still waiting? 

Thank you for another day. Much love and many blessings. ❤

Re-Awakening the Artist Within

2 Tips for Perspective Flips

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Thank you to all for another day of life.

Yesterday my coach gave me two very positive insights that I hope will benefit you as well:

Focus on “Abundance”

So much of our life experience is dependent on perspective.  Maybe “abundance” isn’t your word.  Maybe it’s “love.”  Or maybe “health.”  Or “life.”  Or “gratitude.”  Whatever it is, you have it — as soon as you can see it.  This has been an ongoing lesson for me and continues to fascinate me.  I have even watched my perspective flip 180 degrees after I am given a new piece of information.  (And even sometimes back 180 degrees again with another new thought!)

Recognize What You Have Created

Do you feel like you’re in a rut?  Do you feel like you’re not creating?  Well, you are creating — even if it looks like a big mishy-moshy rut! (And that’s ok, too.)   If you’re looking for something different, take a deep breathe.  Then, give yourself a jumpstart by reminding yourself of all of the things you’ve created in your life.  Maybe start simple with the past month or year.  Even the things you regret have taught you something (remember that perspective flip!)  So, take a good look at everything — but give some extra love and attention to those things you’re most proud of.  If there’s one that comes quickly to mind, remember what it felt like to accomplish it.  Remember the energy you experienced in both its creation and its fulfillment.  And know that you can do it again.

Much love and many blessings to you all. ❤

THIS is What Morning Looks Like

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Dear Source, Mother Gaia (Earth) . . .  and any and all Entities of Light — those for the good of all concerned — thank you for another day and for being a part of it.

Thanks to my work schedule opening up a bit — AND SOME SUN (Spring IS here, whether it looks like it or not) — I think I’m actually experiencing how a perfect morning can look!

This morning I woke up with Brian at 6am, took the dogs out (who pooped immediately — yay!), and made a breakfast smoothie.  The following 2-2.5 hours were spent on the following: pet care and feed, sitting on the floor and petting the fur babies, drinking straight hot water (Does anyone else do this, or am I crazy?), watching random inspirational videos on Facebook and youtube and crying my eyes out — in a very cleansing way, starting a load and accidentally Chrome-casting Abraham Hick’s “Everything is Always Working Out for Me” on the TV — and THEN getting super inspired to blast “Aum/Om chanting on the TV” and open all of the shutters to let in the GLORIOUS SUN! (Let’s raise this house’s vibration, y’all!).

Next I’ll probably add in some of the my other favorite activities/self-care choices/to dos for the day: multiple walks (with and without pets), a bath, meditation with candles, hanging out in the library (9 books on hold for me — yeep!), trying out some Akashic record/intuitive questioning, experimenting with ideas for my business card, reminding myself how to play “If I Had a Hammer” and “Seek Ye First” on the guitar for the nursing home this Friday, some correspondence, saging the house (It still feels sad!), Zumba Fitness Rush on the Xbox 360, reading my vision, random dancing around the house, making an on-line video, yoga, journaling, and planting some seeds indoors (weather is still unpredictable here in Chicagoland!).  In the past I’ve been asked questions like: “What do you do for play?” or “How do you fill your bucket?”  — And I couldn’t answer!  I’ve re-connected with my inner child and my inner joy! (WOOHOO!)

*Now that I’ve finished typing this out I see that is QUITE a bit to play with in one day. BUT — I now have a great “play”list to come back to! :-D*

And speaking of play. . .  the one area that I have been neglecting for some time is art play.  I may dabble in that today . . .  or this week.  Yes, I consider some of the things I already do a form or art — like journaling, blogging, and creating videos  — BUT, I think there’s something special to me about playing with color, could involve coloring, maybe designing, maybe collaging.  Whatever.  IT’S TIME TO PLAY!

Are you having a great morning?  What are some ways that you play?

Much love and many blessings. ❤

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