Just like the homes & colors – we are all uniquely different too!
ok, lets be honest here, did you make any resolutions this year and if so were they the same ones as last years and the year before?
Here are the top resolutions – that get repeated every year, year after year:
Lose Weight and Get Fit
Learn Something New
Eat Healthier and Diet
Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Spend More Time with Family
Travel to New Places
Be Less Stressed
January comes and the gyms are full after the December binging and over spending.
February rolls around and there is less wait time for the machines at the gym and more room in the Yoga classes. Then, by March, April at the latest, everyone is back to their same old routines and the resolutions, well that is for next year! 🙂
In 2020, we can push ourselves to do (actually I prefer the word be)our best without pressure, anxiety, stress or false promises.
We don’t need to compete, judge or beat ourselves up (most of us have gotten really good at that and we got to let that go!).
There is a difference between resolutions and intentions.
Intentions need to be heart felt.
What does that mean?
It’s one thing to say I want to lose 10 lbs (as an example) but if you’re really not coming from the heart, it’s only wishful thinking or a heady decision (as in I should lose the weight) yet not heart felt.
So, it won’t happen.
Why do you want to lose 10 lbs? (or anything else on your resolution list)
Get behind and feel the reason, keep asking yourself why? How will it serve me or how will I feel when x happens (in this example I lose 10 lbs)?
Tap into the feeling you truly desire.
That feeling of already losing 10 lbs and see it in your minds eye (close your eyes and go within and really picture yourself 10 lbs lighter) then create the feelings to go along with it.
It could be to just feel better in your body, or to feel more confident, sexy or beautiful or whatever, you want to tap into that felling and feel it.
What is cool about this is – your mind does NOT know the difference between real or imagined – it’s just like a computer -whatever you program it with, it responds. Therefore, the more you can see it AND feel it, you can do / be it!
If you can do that, when there are moments of it getting tough, or the monkey mind starts chattering to you why all the reasons you should stop or eat this or that or not go for the walk, you can tap back into the feeling you want to have more permanently.
That is taking back your power, that is overriding your ego / monkey mind, that is being you and more aligned with the real you.
It’s time to not push ourselves in a way that gets us burnt out, compete or give up. It’s time to tap into different feelings so we can step into the best version of ourselves, with no pressure to compete against anything outside of ourself.
When we set intentions that are heart felt and not to compete with anything or anyone outside of ourselves, then we are also overcoming those emotions of fearing failure, fearing what people think of us, fearing that we’re not good enough.
That’s the power behind intentions compared to resolutions.
Here’s to saying goodbye to the past, to letting go what weighs us down, things that are not our truth or are inauthentic and to being appreciative of what 2019’s challenges have taught us.
Here’s to welcoming in 2020 with clear intentions, self love and gratitude for all.
My mantra for 2020 is:
Everyday in every way, I expect and choose to believe in magical moments and miracles.
I wonder what would happen if we started our days with a mantra like that, oh how the world might change!!
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Color is descriptive, black and white is interpretive.
Don’t ever let the light of your soul dim, even if the world seems black and white.” ― Tilicia Haridat
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I was working on an image, with not a clear intention of exactly how I wanted the end to loo, but I was getting frustrated, things weren’t going smoothly or shall I say – in the ‘flow’.
Once I became aware of how I was feeling, I stepped back, let it go, did some breath work, went for a nice bike ride and ran some errands.
Came back and looked at it and I wasn’t excited by it.
I totally surrendered and got inspiration for another photo to create – Day 10.
I followed the energy there of excitement, creativity and fun.
These are some of the signs and clues we need to pay attention to so we can either be in the flow in our life or making it harder by going against the stream.
Trust me, I know the harder way and that just doesn’t work for me any longer!
What about for you – flow or upstream?
Life is more fun and magical when it’s in the flow!
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Ok I have to be honest, I had to change the image I was working on as I was getting frustrated with the other one and that is not the energy I want to play and create in, even while learning new techniques!
I surrendered, for now and went on to have fun creating this one.
I am calling it – Found It
I found the roller and the magic paint for painting on the canvas – aka your life and creating it as a beautiful piece of art.
The roller is clear intentions.
The paint is a magical combination of joy, love, passion and gratitude for it all.
After all, we are all creating our lives.
So, if you’re painting with just a regular brush and paint,
why not upgrade them??
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I missed posting yesterday yet the image was finished – honestly 🙂 – it’s expresses how I was feeling.
Somewhat in the dark, contracted yet allowing expression to come through in a different way.
During the process of peeling back old skin, stepping into new energies – aka being an artist with a vision and a message – yet it’s new skin / energy for me, so I am still deprogramming from old ways of being, thinking and living.
I have learned to surrender, go within, meditate, journal, breath, cry, laugh, create and allow.
Not always easy, yet for me, when I do it, I come through even stronger after.
This time was big for me.
It is opening me up to a more expanded, deeper, more creative me.
Even though those moments seem dark, it’s ok to go within yet move the energy so you don’t stay stuck in that place.
For me, when I step into more of me, let go of old ways/energies that aren’t me, don’t serve me, it’s very INlightening and freeing.
Everything is energy, the more I honoured these times, the more awarenesses for me comes up to shift into new ways and higher vibrations which is why we are here and empowers us.
We were not meant to stay stuck, allow the flow.
We are more than we realize.
Even in the dark – the night, as in this photo – I put the moon as a reminder – there is light there too.
It is also a good time to get out of the head and into the heart.
It is also a long exposure photo, that was taken early in the morning for the soft water – for me that reminds me to breath – long, hold, let it go and that so helps move and shift energies.
And gets me out of my head!
Go breath today and walk in nature barefoot!
What did I call this one?
Light within the Dark.
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It’s interesting to me, that I can finish an image and then several days later look at it and see things I would change or how it morphs into another meaning!
This one did that on both levels for me, yet I will still share it 🙂
Sometimes that is how life goes, as we grow, learn and expand.
I call this one Choose Self Love
I did a post recently on Facebook that I copied from another women about how much and how long we’ve spent hating ourselves, our bodies and our looks. We have internal battles within ourselves and usually are beating ourself up for something.
We are not our bodies.
We are much, much more than that!!
The time is now – as there only IS now.
When we choose love over anything else, moment by moment – fear, anger, doubt, judgment, hatred etc miracles can happen.
Love IS the highest Vibration and the truth of each one of us.
Yet it has to start within and for self.
So, give yourself a little more Love today,
As YOU are so worth it!!!
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