Posts tagged ‘creativity’

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. ❤

Think About it Thursday: Competition vs. Creation

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“You must get rid of the thought of competition.  You are to create, not to compete for what is already created.”

–Wallace D. Wattles; The Science of Getting Rich

Creativity vs. competition is an important distinction for Wallace Wattles in The Science of Getting Rich.  He goes on to say: “Riches secured on the competitive plane are never satisfactory and permanent. They are yours today and another’s tomorrow.”

We grow up in a competitive world.  I was recently at an event where the opening ceremony of the Olympics was playing.  As soon as it was the U.S.’s turn to parade past, the chant “USA,”, “USA”, “USA” could be heard throughout the room.  I felt uncomfortable and also felt . . . alone.  But through these glorified games, are we not promoting competition, and therefore  . . .  separateness?  And is not separateness of the ego?  And do we not to this with every sport, in any competition?  And in marketing campaigns?  And sales teams?  And political debates?  In our school systems?  And in our social systems?

How can we create a culture of creation?  Of oneness and connection?  What if the only competition were the competition within ourselves?  What if inventiveness and imagination replaced judgment?

Let’s start at home and within education.  Friendly competition?  No more– how about “friendly creation”!  What about group games and group goals?  Masterminds and accountability partners?  Acceptance and appreciation.

A world where everyone fits in and everyone wins.

Great Darkness and Great Light

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In the School of Metaphysics we study ourselves.  I am quite a study!  Recently I’ve become interested in my highs and lows.  I laughingly attribute the duality to my Gemini moon, but I’m curious about it.  How can I go so quickly from such a soaring high to such a deep low?  I know that I have immense potential as a creator, and I would like to understand my ebbs and flows a little better,  to ride the waves — instead of trying to tread water and then flailing in the extremes.  I’m looking forward to receiving my Creative MInd report when I attend the Genius Code Spiritual Focus session next month in Windyville.  I hope it shines more light on this.  To be continued. . .

Do you experience something similar?

This song always brings me back to paradise:-) :

And of course this one . . .

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Fun With Shape Poems/Concrete Poems

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The students have been working on creating poems about themselves, and some of them expressed an interest in shape/concrete poems.  They were so proud!  I borrowed the design method from my dad who creates beautiful shape/concrete poem sonnets.  He fills in the shape with a single letter and then works in the actual design.  For example, for a triangle or side of a  tree:

a

aaa

aaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaa

And then:

A

new

emerald work.

A heavenly creation!

Have some fun with your own shape poems!

Thankful Thursday: Abundance, Creative Ideas, and My Health

The word of the day again was “abundance”, and I am thankful for the Law of Abundance.

I had an abundance of ideas today, and I was super excited about them.  Doubt began to creep in, but I shooed it away.  What is the use of doubt?  Imagine a world with no limitations!  Whatever can’t be done today will some day manifest!

Sometimes my digestive system gets really funky on Thursday nights.  It reminds me to be grateful for my overall health.  I’ve been very blessed and very focused in my image of this.

Many blessings to you all. 🙂

 

Dreams: Auditioning and the Takeover?

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My dream was not as vivid this morning.  I think it’s mainly because my morning routine has been messed up.  I’m trying to get up early so that I can get a lot done in the morning.  I aim for 5:30 or 6:00 but actually get up at 6:30, which messed with my dream recall.

HOWEVER, I’m determined to start looking at my dreams, and I’m not going to use my struggle as an excuse not to start.  So, this is wrote in my dream journal:

Something about auditioning.

Something about being in a lower level.  Through wall windows or spaces I see dangerous people approach from above (stairs?)  I warn the female leader of our group a few times as I seem them approach closer and closer.  She is not concerned.  Finally, they come.  I believe they are all male, and we are female, and they intend to be our captors and have their way with us.  The guy who is matched with me does not seem overpowering, seems flexible, so I begin to take charge.  That’s all I remember.

Symbols: (using The Dreamer’s Dictionary by Dr. Barbara Condron)

  • auditioning — trying out/experimenting with imagination
  • lower level of building — lower level of consciousness, possibly unconscious
  • window — awareness
  • females (unknown) — unknown conscious aspects of self (since I am female)
  • males (unknown) — unknown subconscious aspects of self (since I am female)
  • intended deflowering — potential refusal to receive what the conscious mind is offering (since I am female; it is different for males)

Summary:

So, it looks like I am trying out the use of my imagination, but I’m not really conscious of it.  I have some awareness of my subconscious trying to manifest through me, but I am wary of it and rejecting it.

Connection to the last 24-48 hours

The day before I was mostly tutoring/prepping for tutoring, and I watched part of Inception.  The day before I watched an awesome documentary: Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds.  I also watched some documentaries on dreams, blogged about my intentions to share about my dreams, and listened to some great metaphysical discussions.

Perhaps the dream refers to my desire to share about my dreams and get connected to my subconscious.  Perhaps I am not as committed to my subconscious as I would like to believe, and I am unconsciously sabotaging it by not getting up on time in the morning.

It may also refer to my struggle with my thoughts.  My new affirmation has been: “This is the best day of my life!” But I’ve lost some momentum with that.  When I used the affirmation, my days actually were pretty wonderful.

Finally, it may also refer to my desire to be more creative — more journaling or sketching — but not actually doing it.

Application:

Tomorrow I will wake up at 5:30am.  I will make sure I sit up and record my dreams immediately.  Then, I will proceed with my planned morning schedule, including journaling/sketching.  I will continue to observe my thoughts, being thankful for everything in my life and affirming “This is the best day of my life!”

Subconscious, I am ready to receive!

Make ’em Laugh

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I had my first improv class tonight at the Comedy Shrine, and I loved it, as I knew I would. I was a little nervous, sure, but I knew this is what I wanted to do. I thought I’d be a little better at it than I was, but I did pretty well for a newbie, and I had an absolute blast. I wish I could do this every day! I think the teacher summed it up best when he said: “This is your chance to play.” (I get to play!!)

I’ve always known that I was a performer — from my wonderfully nasty imitation of Cinderella’s stepmother in grade school to clarinet and vocal solos and musical theater as an adult — but I never pursued it.  Part of it was not being able to find my niche, but part of it was believing what I’d always heard: artists are broke, they have to sell their soul to get anywhere, they are naturally gifted/super beautiful (a lot more talented than I could ever be),  etc etc

But I am meant to be involved in something creative, and I’m pretty sure performing is part of it.  I love being on that stage.  I love those lights.  I love the audience.  I love forgetting about the rest of the world and getting lost in that moment.  I want all of those things.

I’m already looking forward to next week.  I’m already working on my character development homework — right now I’m working on cheerleader, an over-emotional child, an under-emotional teen, and nerd or hippie girl — and I just spent a whole 10 minutes gabbing excitedly to Brian about everything from the awkward story game to my favorites: the  hitchhiker and freeze tag games.  And we have a fantastic group,  We still are a bit awkward, but we are already starting to gel.  I really like how our teacher described improv as a team.  We build on each other’s strengths and we bail each other out in time’s of weakness.

The happiness and fulfillment I’m feeling this evening make me think I may want to stick with my Coursera guitar class afterall. (I was feeling over-committed — as usual.)   Should I be crazy and fill every weekday evening with organized fun?  Classes up the wazoo?  Right now it sounds like an awesome idea. . . . but maybe I want to sleep on it first . . .   Sweet dreams!

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