My very cute husband knocked on the door yesterday evening.. holding a dozen roses and a chocolate cake :-) Today is my birthday and I get to look at these beauties all day long...
I'm feeling that this year will be an exceptionally good one. Jupiter is in Aquarius for the year and in my 5th house of creativity hanging out with my sun... Expansion is key word for Jupiter.
So my goals are to be expansive in my art.. to be courageously colorful.. fully expressive. As art should be.
I've got lots going on.. dolls, mandalas, art journals, oil painting and a "green" project that I'll share later on. My classes are expanding and I may even open up a new preschool class. People still call me for yoga classes.. EXPANSION!
Yesterday, I was at a client's house exploring various ideas in creating in her home. Lots of work there for me.. and fun stuff.
I had someone ask me if I was being effected by the economy.. I looked at her and said "in a good way"... my classes grew from last session. I have a belief. Live rightly. Do the best you can. Be honest. Offer something for the good of humanity and don't rip people off.
I am rich in love and friendships and work that I love and that is all that matters.
I'm working on my abundance dolls... yes, two. Mostly because it allows me options to try stuff that I may not do if I only had one.. and I may make more.
New class in Shrines is next with Chaska.
and now to go smell the roses............
Friday, January 09, 2009
In Mandala Oasis group, we discussed choosing a word for the new year.. simple one word or small phrase.
Mine is Allow. I chose it because it helps me to be more in the present moment and not resist what is going on in the present time. Being here Now and not regretting or worrying which takes one into the past and future.
I tend to be more future oriented. There have been times when I truly regretted stuff, and could get stuck in the past here and there, but for the most part, I drop it.
I am more into wanting to know, wanting to prepare as best I can for the future... and we all know how THAT goes :-)
"Man plans, God laughs" by some wise person.
Allowing helps me to Be. It's that state one gets into when creating, so absorbed, all else fades into the background. Time becomes no-time.
It's interesting how when one focuses on something, the Universe responds in like... all the more reason to focus on the good stuff. Today I opened an email from yesterdays extremely busy mailbox. It is an Abraham-Hicks quotes:
We would like you to release the word "achieve" or "earn" from your vocabulary and from your understanding, altogether, and we would like you to replace those words with the word "allow". You're wanting to allow your Well-being, not achieve it. It's not something that you need to earn. All you have to do is decide what it is you would like to experience, and then allow it in order to achieve it. It isn't something you have to struggle for or try for. You are all worthy beings. You are deserving of this Well-being.
I chose allow to keep me grounded and not feel overwhelmed by stuff. When I look at the big picture, seeing all that needs to be done, anxiety creeps in.. Allowing helps me put one foot in front of the other. Be with what I am doing. The rest takes care of itself.
No sense in worrying about tomorrow and what I have to do before then, because sometimes the Universe throws us a curve ball and gives us a blizzard instead.
Allowing releases stress. It brings acceptance. It helps to bring one to appreciate the cycles of life, following the seasons, resting when it's appropriate and moving when it's time.
Allowing helps me to be who I am. Allowing my Self to Be - To Shine......