Sunday, July 18, 2010

The gift of risks...

There are two ways to view choices. You can look at everything through the eyes of fear. Or you can take a risk and choose what makes your soul sing even if it's a more difficult path. It could mean saving up for dream vacation rather than playing it safe and staying local. This might entail scrounging up change and making some sacrifices but if it's what you want, write a list of what it would take, set your intentions and support them with actions. Easy doesn't always mean better. Can you think of a time you took the safer route and it backfired?

This is a painting I did today. It's a 24 X 36 acrylic on canvas.

It's really inspiring when someone takes a risk that is in alignment with their authenticity, isn't it? I ask you to devote yourself to something that might make you uncomfortable at first but may have long term benefits. You never know unless you try to launch that business, take that trip, give a new relationship a chance or go back to school which you've been meaning to but keep putting off. Do it and allow yourself to transform as you take in new experiences. Failure is the inability to give movement a chance.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Receiving and believing...

For some reason, I really struggled this time with sitting down and writing. I felt like whatever I needed to say this month, really needed to come from heart because I know that it is the place where the genuine words really come from. I feel like everyone is really shifting & changing right now. If you've noticed, some of the people that are closest to you end up being on the same page as you and are going through the same type of process or feel similar energies. Like attracts like.

We just had a New Moon on Monday and we have entered a new cycle of change. There are a few things that have been coming up a lot for me and perhaps you can relate. First thing, if you want to bring something new into your life, you can't hold onto the old with a death grip. Make the space otherwise whatever you choose to manifest will only deflect as it will have no place to go if you don't let it in!

The second thing is, allow your yourself to receive. Receiving is synonymous with success. If you set your clear intentions, what you need will show up for you on your path but you must open your arms. I heard several times that if someone offers you something, gracefully take it and be grateful for it. It keeps the good energy flowing! You can't always give. The pendulum swings both ways.

The last thing is, that we need to have faith. The phrase "false hope" confuses me. Isn't hope pure? It's never false. Maybe we feel defeated before we even start sometimes. What is the difference between hope and faith? Hope is a light in the darkness. Faith is: knowing that no matter what even in the worst of times, you never give up. Faith does not waiver. It is constant. When life has bullied us, that's when our faith should be the strongest.

With that said, I decided that there is never a time to fear success or being able to receive exactly what we need, when we need it most. Anything is possible.