Saturday, February 2, 2013

One Little Word ~ Blog Hop ~ Beginnings


I am very excited to participate in the One Little Word blog hop for 2013.  The One little Word was created by Ali Edwards.   Each month, Ali provides us with a prompt, or an assignment that encourages a stronger connection to our OLW.

My intention for signing up for Ali’s class is to make a stronger commitment to my OLW, so that I can cultivate its positive energy into my life each and everyday.  

My word for 2013 is CHOOSE.

Although I may not always be able to control the situations or circumstances that occur in my world, I do have the power to CHOOSE how I react, how I feel, and how I want to show myself to others.  

My word holds an abundance of meaning for me.  When I see my word, or whisper my word, I tend to put an “I” before it. 


I believe words hold very strong vibrations. For years, I have been embellishing words on items I wear, hold, or carry with me each and every day.  This is a pendant I am wearing NOW.  

Front side of pendant
 to be see by the world


 Back side of pendant
 worn close to the heart

I'll share more of my wearable art with you next week, so please come back to take a peek.

This month we are focusing on setting intentions and listing some of the actions we want to embrace for the rest of the year.  I love how my word offers so much flexibility and possibilities. For January, I "choose" new beginnings.  To let go of what was and welcome what will be. 

Here is a glimpse of the intention cards I made for 2013. 

I CHOOSE   New Beginnings
I CHOOSE  Self care
I CHOOSE  Joy
I CHOOSE  Stillness
I CHOOSE  Enoughness
I CHOOSE  Trust
I CHOOSE  to be Brave
I CHOOSE  Creativity
I CHOOSE  Awareness
I CHOOSE  to Let go
I CHOOSE  Gratitude
I CHOOSE  to Receive

















Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share the goodness of my OLW.  I will  share more during the weeks and months to come of how my word has impacted my life.  

I want to thank Lee of The Linar Studio for organizing this blog hop.  If you are intererested and would like to participate, you can sign up for a spot in Ali’s class.  

Please remember to comment, I'd love to know your thoughts.  Also, stop by the other participants in this blog hop, I know you will find amazing inspiration.  Karen is next on the list and is waiting for you to visit with her.

So far the participants in the February Hop include:
Eydie: www.whatwecreate.net                              YOU ARE HERE
Karen: http://womenontractors.blogspot.com         GO HERE NEXT
Angela: angelanoel.com



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

There will always BE




Dear Precious YOU,

There will always be MORE to WANT
There will always be MORE to KNOW
There will always be MORE to GIVE
There will always be MORE to SAY
There will always be MORE to DO

Take a deep breath
let go of expectations
and realize
in this moment


YOU ARE ENOUGH
 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Transitioning



They stand strong and still
with arms branching out
dancing to the rhythm of the wind
as they whisper ancient wisdom
we are too busy to hear.

When did this lushness morph into
shades of maize, melon,
mango tango and marvelous magenta?

Did this burst of color
ignite like the soft glow
on the Sabbath
quietly and gently
while our eyes are closed
or did it blaze out
uncontrollable, unconfined and wild?

If only we could be more 
like the trees
with roots reaching deep into the earth
arms reaching up to the heavens
wisdom allowing us
to intuitively transition
from season to season
without questioning or doubting
when to be still and dormant
and when to branch out and open
to new possibilities.

With each season
they know
when there is nothing
left to do
but just be.

It’s in this moment 
they allow
their leaves to detach
and effortlessly let go.


Autumn is the season of harvest, of letting go, of decluttering, and clearing.  This is different then the Spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is about making space for the abundance that is hoped to come; autumn cleaning is about ridding oneself of what is no longer needed. It’s about holding onto only what is essential.

Nature is signaling that it’s time to let go of the things, thoughts, patterns and behaviors that weigh us down and diminish our light.

As we watch leaves fluttering to the ground, we are reminded that nature's cycles are mirrored in our lives. Autumn is a time for letting go.

What are you holding on to? Can you let it go?





Saturday, September 15, 2012

Leap with me

Often the fear of not knowing what to do or the fear of doing something wrong stops us in our tracks and keeps us from starting.  If we can let go of this fear, we open ourselves up to a much larger world of expression, a world where anything is possible.  ~ Flora Bowley ~


She hid behind the tall, dark, heavy curtains
tip toeing around
like a ballerina
waiting for her perfect moment
to appear on center stage.

As time moved on
she hesitated and froze
choosing to fear the light.

While others established
their place on this stage
she played safe in the wings
where she could not be seen.

One day she realized
the risk it took 
to live as an passive observer
was greater than the risk of being
an active participant.

That awareness allowed her
 to unravel and release
as she pealed through the gunk
and beliefs that no longer fit her.

Gradually, she became lighter
and was able to move forward
closer to her truest, wisest,
and most vibrant authentic self.

And, with a big, bottomless, brave breath
she leaped from behind the curtains
and firmly took her place
in the spotlight
for her grand debut.

When was the last time you hid behind the curtains,
waiting for the perfect moment to come out into the light?

I invite you to 
put on your dancing shoes
dip your brush in the paint
put your pen to paper
sing your song
share your story
speak your truth
follow your heart
 honor your wisdom
unfold and unwind
be your truest you
shine your brightest light
trust your intuition
take action
release your gifts to the world  
and live your life in full color.

Take my hand, and leap with me. Together, we can live this one wild and precious life as our most truest, bravest, wisest, authentic, joyful, and colorful selves.

Monday, September 10, 2012

clearing the cobwebs


It feels good to be back.  I really missed being here in this space with you. It’s time to for me to blow off the cobwebs, turn on the lights, and skip the excuses and apologies for being away for so long.  When I last posted in June, I had no idea how fast this summer would fly by.  So, I am excited to be back and I look forward to sharing some of the highlights and awarenesses I experienced during the past few months.  I’m also making space to give you a sneak peak at what is yet to evolve.

I hope you had an amazing summer.  I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.  

For now, I’m going to do a little more sweeping and dusting, and I’ll see you real soon.  I promise!  

XOXO
Eydie



Thursday, June 7, 2012

And the winner is ...


I was filled with Joy when I opened my email to discover something that made my day, actually, it made my week ~ a Leibster Award.

The Liebster Blog award originated in Germany, “Liebster” meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers

The first requirement of receiving this award is to show gratitude to the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.

So, here goes a big thank you to my friend, Noami, who has inspired so many people by sharing her words and beautiful photography.  Her blog, Poetic Aperture, is a about living an authentic and caring life.  Please stop by and visit with her.

After the music cuts off the “Thank you” speech to the Nominator, the second responsibility of the recipient is to copy and past the Liebster Award. 




Next, it’s time to nominate 5 other bloggers (who have less than 200 viewers) to pass this award onto.  This is a tough one, only because there are so many amazing bloggers I know.

The envelope(s), please.


Jenilyn who can warm anyone’s heart with her beautiful energy. She writes at holisticfertilityguide.

Loriportka who shares gratitude, truth, and beautiful art.

Fromchaoscomeshappiness is where Leanne spreads her wings, shares her thoughts and art, and lives her dreams.

Painted Path is real, raw, and inspirational. 

Lisa Dalke’s beautiful art is a reflection of who she is, at the very moment. You can visit her at artingwithlisa 


And, finally, tell your readers ten random facts about you.


Here are a few facts you may not know about me. Or, maybe you do.

I love Chocolate. I could eat it every day.

People who know me think I’m really organized.  It is so untrue.

It takes me a really long time to do most things (especially, making decisions).

 I’ve been writing poetry for as long as I can remember.

I don’t really have a favorite color.  I love most of them.

I am going to publish a book.

I have the most amazing family in the world.

I wish I did not change my major from Physiology to Journalism.  To this day, I wish was a counselor, social worker, or therapist.  I know I would be a great one!

I am working on letting go of some of my missed opportunities.

I still believe in Magic.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Balance ~~ April OLW Blog Hop

Welcome to the One Little Word Blog Hop where members of Ali Edwards' OLW class share something about their word. On the first of each month, I’ll participate and then give you the link to the next person in line.

My One Little Word for 2012 is BALANCE.  And it's really a big word, with a lot of challenge in it.   

This month I will be focusing on balancing my seven chakras.  When one or more of our chakras fall out of balance, or fails to operate as it is designed to, essential parts of out psychic and spiritual expression become dysfunctional or shut down.



In Sonia Choquette's book, True Balance, she explains, "Our energy system governs our energetic and psychic well-being.  When our seven centers of energy are balanced, we feel feel grounded, emotionally safe, mentally in charge, receptive to love and loving, effective and creative in all forms of our expression, inspired and imaginative, and intimately connected to and guided by the universe."  

When our centers of energy are in alignment, we perform with ease.  Our thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals and values are in balance.


reflection time at  Esalen 

Every day, I am reminded that the need for balance begins in our heart and mind.  The thoughts we think of and the stories we tell shape us and act as weights, allowing us to be in or out of balance.  It is essential to be cognizant that we have the power at any moment, to change or shift any area of our life.  We can create a new or different path so that we can follow our deepest desires.  

What about you? What are your thoughts? What do you do to create balance in your life??   Do share!


Janet is next on out list, you can visit her at 

Please visit the participants in the April OLW blog hop. 

Monica       http://scrapinspired.com/
Jill            http://jillconyers.com/
Jenn         www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Nikki        www.inkyart.com.au
Naomi        http://poeticaperture.com
Eydie        www.whatwecreate.net  You care here
Janet        http://lifeinsideascrapbookroom.blogspot.com  Go here next


Orange       http://orangegearle.blogspot.com
Jen          www.jenritchie.com
Melissa S    http://blog.mshanhun.com
Kaylea       www.myscrappylife.com
Kelly        http://mindingmynest.com
Source for Chakra chart


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to rise above?



This week for Wishcrafting Wednesday, the inspiring and creative Jamie Ridler asks:

What do you wish to rise above?

I didn’t really need to give much thought to this question, the answer was clear and appeared quickly.


I wish to rise about self-doubt.
Self doubt is something we all know.  It’s a very common human experience.  It undermines our ability to make decisions, step forward in life, and express our natural talents and gifts.

It usually grows from a troubling and persuasive voice that holds us back.  It can be the voice that lives in our own heads, or the voice of others who hold judgments about us.  Wherever the voice of self-doubt originates, it holds us back from seizing opportunities.  It keeps us from living our authentic life.  It silences our intuitive voice, our knowing voice.
  
Yes, I wish to rise above self-doubt.  I wish to let go of what others think, or more so, what I believe others think about me. Rising about self-doubt  will begin when I can let go of the should haves, could haves, and would haves, when I know, believe, and trust I have made the right choices, said the right words, and have let go of who I believe I am supposed to be. Then, and only then, I’m able to allow myself to step forward in my life, express my natural talents and gifts, and deeply believe I am enough.


It is Wishcasting Wednesday again.  You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. It’s easy. Answer the wish prompt above on your blog and then add a direct link to your post in the box on Jamie Ridler Studios page. Support wishes by visiting other participants, leaving a comment saying “As (insert name) wishes for her/himself, so I wish for her/him also.” It’s that simple. There is great power in wishing together.