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"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi
Inspired by these wise words, I created a journey to reveal and release these barriers in order to access my heart and allow a constant flow of love, joy, and wealth.
I painted two ladies, this is the first one: Authentic Heart. Here is her message to me and you:
"The barriers within prevent you to be you. Yes, they are protections against the outside world but they also stop the flow out of your love, of your gifts and of the most free expression of YOU.
The barriers are also filters that taint everything that occurs with fears, expectations, disappointments, and by feelings of inadequacy and not enoughness.
Nothing, no one, is left unscathed by these barriers and the one who pays the higher price if YOU! You don't allow love, wealth, and joy, in or out at its full potential.
Forgive yourself, forgive others, forgive the Universe, forgive God. (Evelyne here: Ho'oponopono is my most favorite method to forgive - google it, there is a ton of information on the web about this powerful method to attain peace).
Don't worry, boundaries are not barriers. Boundaries are an expression of the flow of your love for yourself, your space and others.
It's not enough to say the words. Feel the truth of the words:
- You are worthy of love, wealth, and pleasure.
- You deserve abundance simply because you are breathing.
Imagine the barriers dissolving. Imagine love coming through. Imagine blessings getting into your heart finally having access to it!
Once the barriers are gone, when there is not more filter, what's left?
Give yourself permission to go through a period of trial and error from your new Authentic Heart. It might feel awkward at first but keep being courageous, discover YOU and stay connected to your Authentic Heart!"
I am looking forward to experience life as Authentic Heart!
Here I share a powerful and easy way to elevate your vibration - Future Visioning.
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A short video where I share a simple and effective way to deal with your inner critic.
Hope you enjoy and try it out. Let me know how it works for you.
"Dance, play, laugh, express yourself freely!
Stop thinking, open your heart, let the beautiful
wisdom of the flowers guide you.
Follow their example. They are so generous!
They show their beauty openly,
they offer their vibrant colors authentically.
They take their time to grow, be flamboyant, and die until the next season.
Listen to them, can you hear them singing?
Taking care of the flowers is also taking care of yourself.
Learn their name and listen, they are telling you secrets only they know.
Come with me!
Dance, laugh, play, sing, and offer your gifts generously like the flowers do." - La fée des fleurs (Flowers' Fairy) September 2016
What wisdom from the flowers are you taking away today?
I would love to guide you through an Intentional Creativity® journey that gives you access to your own wisdom and creative genius? Email me to know more and set up a free consultation firstname.lastname@example.org
" I could almost hear creativity talking to me while I spun off into fear and doubt. Stay with me, it would say. Come back to me. Trust me."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
What inner voice do you focus on the most? The Inner Critic's or Creativity's?
The Inner Critic keeps reminding you of your shortcomings, your "failures", the reasons why you don't deserve what you desire or that tries to convince you that your dreams are too big.
Creativity encourages you, reminds you of your gifts, talents, passions, and purpose.
Which one do you want to focus on today? I invite you to intentionally redirect your focus by talking to Creativity (out loud or not) and asking her/him/it questions like:
- Is that the truth about me and about what's possible?
- What would you like me to create in this moment?
- How can I take care of myself today?
- What would you like me to wear?
- What music would you like me to dance to?
Enjoy building this new relationship!
Are you aware of the box you live in? You know the box you created a long time ago to protect yourself?
The box is the paradigm you live in, it is how you see and experience life, it has limits.
A box can be comforting and give a sense of security so it's not bad in itself, until it prevents you to be free and be yourself. Even when you get out of one box, it's to step into an other one... a bigger one, with more space to move, and more things to see and explore. The challenge is not to live in a box but to realize when it has became too small and to know when to jump out of it.
What does yours look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like?
If you could name your box, what would it be?
- "Be Nice or else..."?
- "This is all I can amount to"?
- "This is the way it's always been"?
- "Don't talk too much"?
- "Don't make too much wave"?
- "Don't be so emotional"?
- "Not this way, that way"?
Is it time for you to step out?
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules,
making mistakes, and having fun!" - Mary Lou Cook
Let's make it our intention to do one thing from this list today! Remember, creativity is not just about making art, far from it. Creativity is the umbrella under which art resides as well as looking at our thoughts and beliefs with different perspectives, questioning what society is feeding us (literally and figuratively), raising empowered children, finding solutions to our problems, and so much more.
How do you choose to be creative today? Oh, and don't forget to have fun!
How do you learn to do something new?
How do you find your own voice?
I recently signed up for an art class with Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts: Ever After. The goal is to explore different styles and find my own as an artist. Tamara said something that shocked me at first: "It's ok to copy other artists in order to find your style, your voice (as long as you don't take credit for it and don't sell the product created).''
I used to think that I had to come up with something new and original for even calling myself an artist/creator. Needless to say that this way of thinking got me stuck and paralyzed me many times. I stopped myself from creating any art because I knew that it had already been done, it wasn't original, and I had put the pressure on myself that I had to know already how to do things (but this is an other story). I know, silly, right?
I could just hear my teachers in my head saying how bad and wrong it was to copy. I had to change the channel in my head to allow myself to do it anyway, at least try and see what would happen.
Did you know that even the great masters copied their own master for years before finding their style?
By going through this class, I also notice that even if I copy the composition of the teacher, my painting is different. So really, to find your voice, all it takes is being in action, doing what you are inspired to do, practice and keep practicing knowing that your own voice is emerging in parallel to your self-confidence.
Do not stop yourself from creating and exploring by copying, it's ok... know that it's one way find your own unique voice. I see this example from my creative life applies to many other areas of my life. I invite you to explore where in your life do you stop yourself from dreaming, doing something or expressing yourself because you think that it's not original, unique, new, or that it won't be good enough.
Have fun creating!
My teacher offers a free Intentional Creativity® class called "Love called my name" and you can access it here until May 1st.
This painting is the result of that class. Every painting that I do is inquiry based and the ladies are revealing themselves to me as I turn within to witness them and the symbols coming through. They all have a specific message and insights to guide me to live a fulfilled and empowered life.
Her message to me: "Be Kind". More precisely, she said: "Be kind to yourself". So here it is for you too:
Be Kind to Yourself!
In order to practice, here are four tips she shared with me:
Remember: you didn't know then what you know today.
How often do you look back on a situation or a relationship and beat yourself up because you could have done or said things differently. You learn and grow (if you choose so) with every experience so what you learned from your past, you didn't know then when you were going through it. Cut yourself some slack and be kind to yourself!
Challenge your negative self-talk, be curious about it. Wonder if it's true what you are saying to yourself. Wonder if there is something else that is true and kind about yourself. Be curious about what part of you this self-talk is originating from and wonder about the need that needs to be met. Honor that need, be kind to yourself!
Get to know yourself
You are unique! What works for someone else, might not work for you and it's ok. There is nothing wrong with you because this type of meditation doesn't work for you. There is nothing wrong with you because some days you love to be around people and some days you just want to stay home by yourself. Stay curious here too. Wonder what you truly love, explore different things, different thoughts. Challenge yourself to try new things (you don't know what you don't know) and be kind to yourself!
Take your colored pencils out, take a pottery class, doodle, take a class with me (I had to mention it!) or learn about how you can use the herbs in a new way in your kitchen. Do some collages, gather with friends, drink wine, eat chocolate and put paint on a canvas together and see where it goes. Creativity is a wonderful way to stimulate your brain in a new way. Explore your creativity and be kind to yourself!
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I met Anndrea not too long ago but it's like we recognized each other... our souls did. She is a loving, generous, courageous, wild and very creative woman. This year, she decided to feature Muses from around the country and I was the guest on her latest blog post. I invite you to hop over to her blog to read more about the Muse, my story and what I do as an Intentional CreativityTM coach and artist. Here it is...
"I hope to inspire and maybe by my example,
give permission to people/women to live creative passionate lives." - Evelyne Verret
I am an intuitive artist, Intentional Creativity ® Coach, Color of Woman Teacher, certified law of attraction coach, wife, mom and so much more! I love all things spiritual. I believe that the questions are much more valuable than the answers and it's why I live in a constant inquiry. Welcome in my world. Get a cup of coffee and spend some time dreaming with me.