I love “She realized she wanted to live it proudly and freely and creatively”. And so I did! I made this choice a long time ago when I started to journal and also adding my artwork on my journal pages. It is so freeing. Over time you can see your growth, your learning, your letting the bull-shit go. And so, I chose!
This card has so much wisdom – just had to share it …….
Intention is the greatest creative power on Earth. What you intend is usually what you will manifest and experience. Positive and loving intentions are instrumental in the creating positive, loving experiences; on the other hand, fear, doubt and uncertainty only serve to create greater fear, doubt and uncertainty. You can bring about whatever you intend and focus on. Before something can manifest externally you must …first form a clear picture of it, internally, in your heart and thoughts. Stop expecting things to go wrong and start to have a more positive outlook on life. Your thoughts and intentions have an enormous effect on your life. All is energetically connected and all is part of one collective consciousness, so you do have the power to create more of the life you really want. Thoughts and intentions are living energies that influence that which manifest in your life. (Universal Wisdom Card)
This all boils down to energy flows where your attention goes! I especially like “Stop expecting things to go wrong” ….. what a waist of time and energy.
Wake up in the morning and be grateful …… there is so much out there to be grateful for if you just take the time to let go of worries and concentrate on what you do have.
Keep this in mind as the New Year approaches!
Drama does not just walk into your life. Either you create it, invite it, or associate with it.
The new women’s revolution is an evolution from being other-focused to inner-focused. When our attention is trapped by fearful shoulds, what ifs, and don’ts, we scatter our energy and struggle with knowing what is authentic for us. When we bring our attention back to discovering who we are on the inside—not who we wish we were or who we think we should be—we begin a sacred path of transformation toward our innate, authentic, embodied power.
Goddess energy is our creative flow: unconditional love, pleasure, passion, and wisdom. When we claim our goddess energy we live in joyful self-acceptance and self-respect, and we listen to our sacred inner voice.
The irony is that the first step on this path is not about gaining some insight or attaining a new state of being. Rather, it requires you to relinquish some things that you have been holding on to for a long, long time. On a path of transformation, you must be willing to give up your false beliefs and self-limiting stories.
A story is something we tell ourselves and others to explain why we are the way we are. Our stories may be of inspiration, or woe and blame. Our stories might fill us with energy and enthusiasm, or make us feel helpless and victimized or angry and defensive. The stories we tell that limit our expression and joy are filled with false beliefs and attachments that really do not serve us. The question to ask is this: Is my story causing internal and external drama, or is it bringing me peace and fulfillment?
Avoid the drama by being your authentic self. Be grateful that we all have that inner voice that tries to alert us when we are heading off track. What is your story telling you? Is it a true story or the story you want to believe?
After reading this quote it was a total wakeup call for me …..
I am my worst enemy, and I caused all of my own suffering. How? Mostly with expectations. I expect organizations to be organized, for example, and I expect everyone’s effort to match my own. I am responsible for my own disappointments, anxiety, frustrations, and stress. Me. I am doing it to myself. The problem isn’t other people pushing my buttons, it’s that I still haven’t matured beyond having buttons that can be pushed. I guess that’s why mindfulness is called a practice…. because it is ongoing. At least I have stopped blaming other people for my unhappiness. Now I know it is my personal choice. I can chose to be happy by being grateful or I can chose to be miserable by feeling entitled or superior …. It’s up to me. ~Timber Hawkeye~
WOW, after reading this quote, I totally got it. When I have expectations that are not met it causes dis-ease. The biggie that brought it home was “I expect everyone’s effort to match my own” – oh my gosh, I was unintentionally doing this. This resonated with me right away. The “buttons being pushed” was another recognized trait of mine. Man-oh-man I have got some work to do!
Guess I will have to get out the shovel and dig a little deeper to find the courage to heal after discovering this flaw. That is one of my strongest strengths – I am NOT resistant to change. In fact I embrace change. Lesson learn.
Knowing is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Anna~
I agree in this quote. I feel education will open up a closed mind. It is important to continue learning throughout your whole lifespan. Too often people of age get comfortable and don’t strive to keep current in what is happening around them. ” If you don’t use it you lose it” …… Oh so true!
“It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses – and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a ranging monster. ~Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious.”
On the other hand, the Shadow Self is an archetype that forms part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, instincts, impulses, weaknesses, desires, perversions and embarrassing fears. This archetype is often described as the darker side of the psyche, representing wildness, chaos and the unknown. Jung believed that these latent dispositions are present in all of us, in many instances forming a strong source of creative energy.
We are all born pure, like blank canvases. But at some point during our childhood development, we learn knowledge that teaches us to separate things into good and evil. The moment we eat from this tree of knowledge, our shadows are born and we begin to divide ourselves. Furthermore, in our cultural ‘socialization’ process, we begin to sort out those traits within us that are acceptable in society, and those unacceptable traits that aren’t (which are later hidden away). As Jung said:
What we call civilized consciousness has steadily separated itself from the basic instincts. But these instincts have not disappeared. They have merely lost their contact with our consciousness and are thus forced to assert themselves in an indirect fashion. This may be by means of physical symptoms in the case of a neurosis, or by means of incidents of various kinds, or by unaccountable moods, unexpected forgetfulness, or mistakes in in speech… modern man protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments. Certain areas of outer life and of his own behavior are kept, as it were, in separate drawers and are never confronted with one another.
I love reading quotes from Dr. Seuss. When I read this Youer than You quote I knew I had to create a picture to go along with it. Some days you just have to be your own best friend and dress, act, say and be who you want to be ….. Yourer than You! I admire people that have the guts to be their authentic self …. to have their own style, own thoughts, and can dance to their own beat. Yup – this is who I have been for many years and I find people either really like me or not. Doesn’t matter because I am comfortable being who I am. I like who I am.