While everything around us is always moving and changing, at this time, we seem to be navigating a boatload filled with uncertainty.
The political climate is one of deep divisiveness. The meaning of truth is questioned and twisted at every turn, crucial decisions are made without regards to precedence or future consequences and natural occurrences such as devastating fires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes rule the day along with a deadly virus that crippled the world’s economy and forced us all to maintain social distance. Thus far, it is unclear where the invader is, how it attaches to humans and when, if ever will it go away, even with the several vaccines that have become available.
In this scenario, crafting goals and making plans beyond the present moment has shown to be fruitless, and making decisions is not an easy endeavor. When the ground beneath us sems to be muddy, we humans revert to anxiety, fear, and mistrust.
Could it be that instead of dreading, we could perceive what has befallen us as a way to thrive?
The many reasons to feel powerless are based on our perceptions of what is happening to us, but what if we perceive uncertainty, anxiety, unfairness, lack of control and requisite social distance as happening for us? What if by being present to what is happening, we realize that it is simply natural, that it is part of our growth and that we are given the opportunity to shift into a new way of living, relating, and thriving on this planet?
What if our daily outlook was that of curiosity?
Moreover, what if women were to take the lead in bringing about a powerful planetary shift and provide the rightful balance to our world? Wouldn’t you then think that instead of being mired in disarray, what is happening is the perfectly natural order?
If women are to lead this transformation, we must learn to speak with our authentic voices and stand in our power. We need to grow the confidence muscle that it is uniquely ours and come on the other side of chaos by modeling the thoughts and behaviors that we want others to consider.
Over the last few years, and due to what I viewed as extraordinary personal circumstances, I was able to reflect on my life experience as well as consider the lives of other women who thrive in what could be perceived as difficult times and, during happy periods. These people are creative, not only artistically, but creativity plays a role in all they do and think. These women and I found peace, contentment, and lasting happiness when we learned to value ourselves, love who we have become, are able to be present to what shows up, as we travel life’s roads, gravitate to other women who have high vibrational energy and practice the art of allowing life to fiercely love us.
To be Nobody-but yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight
I wonder about you, my dear readers, how do you respond to the above quote?
I bet that some of you do not always feel very real. Maybe you have become aware that you often speak with a tentative voice, choosing to not say anything at all when you should have. Perhaps you second guess what you said in a meeting or to your mate and kids. Do you feel responsible for your family, for how your kids are doing, or for how the family unit has evolved, especially over this pandemic?
Have you taken courses or read and practiced ways to manifest your dreams and have been disappointed with the results? Do you feel powerless to make positive changes in your life, such as losing weight, finding a new relationship, or improving the one you are in at present? Do you want to increase your income, change careers, or move your place of residence? Have you crafted goals and made new year’s resolutions that were abandoned around February? In short, do you often feel powerless and blame the government, the economy, or the virus?
I was there and shifted my thinking to trusting that obstacles and perceived misfortunes were happening for me: I became very curious.
Ready to “fight the hardest battle”, I decided to draw on the wisdom derived from looking at these questions, reviewed the wealth of available material on goal setting and resolutions, and surveyed the results, then paired these with what I know has worked for me and others. I realized that I was experiencing a paradigm shift instead going to war, and I needed to share my discoveries with others as a practice so they too could live a fulfilled life.
A fulfilled life is achieved through living creatively.
As many of you know, I am an artist who paints intuitively; I call it painting from the heart. I also teach others to create as I do and mentor my clients to use what I create (art and interiors) to grow spiritually.
It is my belief that there is no aspect of our lives that is separate from our spiritual journey.
My spiritual journey is my creative process, and it informs every aspect of my life. To wit, I designed a yearlong course to help others learn the practical tools I use to guide me from morning ‘till night, help me speak my authentic voice, stand in my power, and manifest my dreams, always. The curriculum is not intended for people to become artists, although artists have benefitted greatly from my classes. The syllabus helps people learn to live creatively.
Through meditation, painting and journaling, by working with crystals, with ancient and modern wisdom and by being supported by a caring community, members will practice trusting the messages they hear and summon the courage to heed its guidance. Participants will commit to learn the personal lessons they glean and will endeavor to incorporate them into their everyday existence. By applying the same creative energy that is at the very center of each being to every area of their lives, students can practice living authentically and express their unique essence and originality to go from uncertainty to living a fulfilled life.
When the student is ready
the teacher appears.
When the student is truly ready
the teacher disappears.
My first class is next Sunday, January 17th from 3 to 6 pm est on the Zoom platform. If you desire to join me in this paradigm shift, or would like more information, please email me and I will send you a detailed sequence of the expected activities for each of the next 15 months. In the end, I am sure you will be walking about spreading joy!