Hello 2016, I love you!

I am excited about all the possibilities that come with a new beginning, a new year!

It always feels fresh and alive when I am beginning something new. So a new year is something to celebrate!

I don't make resolutions...I find that feels restrictive and kind of punishing....especially at a time when I am finally learning to treat myself, my world, my relationships with more gentleness and kindness.

I have intentions instead.

To start my intentions this year I will share one thing: (more to follow, stay tuned)

  1.  Leave more room for unplanned space in my schedule.  My experience has been that quite possibly magic arrives in the spaces in between......I want to leave room for mystery and play.

"If we are always chasing after hobbies how will we  have time for bliss?"

Paramahansa Yogananda

Sea of Possibility Pony, watercolour and ink.

 

 

Gumboots and saltwater

 

 

At the beach....feeling free.

Sending LOVE to you.....Happy New Year.

 

 

 

 

Happy New Beginnings (less work, more creativity)

This New Years eve, this 2013 to 2014 time feels very potent to me with new beginnings.
I think partly because I chose to opt out of the busyness that this season often brings, I did a silent retreat for a week and this felt very empowering to me.
I am seeing and feeling the spaciousness of doing very little.....whew!....this has been quite a relief. I had no idea how strongly I have been desiring this blessed break, and my desire "to do" nothing!
 I guess I didn't realize just how "caught" up in everything I have been....even though my life is quite simple in comparison to many....still, living a passionate creative life, with creating, marketing, promoting, sharing and selling my creative offerings can take its toll after a decade plus of really working super hard. 
I do LOVE what I do, I am immensely grateful for the amazing opportunities in my life. 
however, I have been learning new skills of SLOWING down, and finding myself 
right here, right now 
much more often as a result.
I have an intention for the coming year of actually managing my creative life, rather than it managing ME! it can be difficult when there are so many things I want to create!
I believe working less, or with a different, more spacious mind set will help me be even 
more creative.
How about you?