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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Begin to Grow




Growth:  AS  I grow I don't really notice much change. But it's definitely happening.

 I came across some old writings of mine yesterday- and in them I was whining, blaming, complaining and SO negative. For the last 3 years or so I have been in a constant state of turning to the Positive. Sometimes it's easy- sometimes I have to work at it. But I intend NEVER to return to the state of mind that I was in when I wrote those previously mentioned papers.
I know that sometimes things may not always go the way I hoped, planned, wished for.... but sometimes, things not going as I had thought turns out to be for the best.
Growing can be a little painful sometimes (think: "growing pains") but most of the time it's a beautiful, healthy, fabulous thing to happen to you. So... I intend to continue to grow-change-become more positive and hopefully leave that other me farther and farther behind.
I seek to be a better Mother-Grandmother-Friend-Sister-Employee-Teacher-PERSON.

"Strength and Growth come only through continuous effort and struggle" Napoleon Hill

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Being Grateful

well, another week has rolled around.

I counted my blessings this week and tried to send out some Good Thoughts and Calm Serenity for those who were not as lucky as I.


I have clothing to wear and am able to choose what I like.
I have enough to eat- and am able to choose vegetarian.
I live in a part of the country that allows me to find healthy organic food around almost every corner.
I have a warm dry place to sleep.
I have a job I enjoy and work with people I like and have a great boss.
I am able to supplement that part time job by teaching art. Something I LOVE to do.
I am allowed to help people learn new skills or hone ones they already have.
I get to watch people get excited about the process and end results of their creativity.
It's AWESOME.
I am beyond grateful every single minute that I have Imagination-Creativity-Artistic Skills.

There's at least another 20 or 30 but I'll leave it at this.
This last week I concentrated on just Being Grateful for my Abundance and tried not to allow
any thoughts of Lack in.
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"Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our Abundance."  Epicurus

"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got..." Sheryl Crow- Soak Up the Sun

Monday, January 16, 2012

Be the Change

Most people at this point know the quote by Gandhi: "We must BE the change we wish to see in the World"




Yesterday (Sunday-when I'm supposed to post...oops) I gave a class called "Let Your____Flag Fly"
Normally my minimum is 4 and I only had 3 signed up but I decided to go forward with it because I really wanted to do this class. The 3 signed up have taken my classes before so I knew it could be a relaxed and enjoyable time. (and it was)
Prayer Flags are an ancient Tibetan tradition of releasing prayers out into the world. Many have adopted and altered flags to become Blessing Flags, Affirmation Flags, Prayer Flags (Buddhist, Christian, Non-denominational Spiritual) 



Creating Good Energy and releasing it into the world is a Positive Wonderful thing to do for the world and yourself. The more Loving, Happy, Positive, Creative , Affirming Thoughts we can get out twirling on the wind- the better!

Monday, January 9, 2012

For the Time Being

Time passes.

And as WE pass through Time, one would hope that we learn lessons, touch peoples lives, become better people. Because, no matter HOW you spend your time- it WILL pass.



"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."  C.S. Lewis


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Beginnings

Quote for New Year's Day 2012:

"What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from."
T.S. Eliot


Probably the Single Biggest Change I made in 2011 was Learning to Let Go.

Let Go of Expectations and Allow things to happen- to Unfold- the way they were intended;
and to Stop trying to Force the Issue (whatever that issue might be)

Let Go of Worrying about what Other People Think- I've been doing that for....well, my whole life.

Let Go of Feelings I've been hanging onto; feelings that were so wrapped around my heart that
they had become this huge mess. It took awhile to Untangle them.

Letting Go was my Journey last year. Of course , I'd been on that Journey for years previous and will continue to be on it for awhile longer, maybe even my entire Life, but I do feel that I made Huge Progress this year. And I'm Happy about that.

So my New Beginning for 2012 is.... Learning to Finish-Complete- End. Kind of ironic:
to Begin Being (the person I want to be)  I need to Learn to End.

Until I figure out how to put photos and information on my sidebar- here's the poster I made for Classes in January