Yes - this is a chapter I love.
In the 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women bookgroup, we have finally come to a chapter that I could read over and over.
The Celebration of AbUnDaNcE!
I know that gratitude is key to feeling abundance.
Thankfulness for all the I have has been the key for me to feel satisfied in this one short life I have been given.
Instead of focusing on all that I don't have, I am learning each day to focus on all that I have.
and I loved the middle part of the chapter about caring for your body and mind - abundance and gratitude really do have to do with honoring ourselves, being self aware enough to RECEIVE the abundance that the Universe has for us.
it is there, if we just reach out and accept it.
I always find it weird when people say, "oh, you are a REAL artist" if I sell things.
As if selling has anything to do with validation.
Living in abundance has nothing to do with exterior validation, and everything to do with gratitude and acceptance of what Spirit calls us to do.
I joyfully make art in my studio each day, I don't need permission or praise to do this, I just do it, and believe in the abundance of the rewards of the work.
It might mean selling the work for money, it might mean making someone inspired to change their own path, it might mean just being allowed to do what I love.
All this is part of the abundance.
Abundance for me also means accepting some graphics work and teaching to earn some money, so my art is free of marketplace pressures.
I think this is why I love GRAFFITI art - it is so abundant and crazily free to say what it says, no need to please anyone.
and rebellious, yes, a bit of that, too.
Blessed Be for Art!
Blessed Be that the Universe allows us this self expression and communication, and that we can spread joy doing the work we love!
"Life is a field of unlimited possibilities." --Deepak Chopra