Monday, April 12, 2010

breathing in wishes, breathing out trust

Living outrageously in the moment, being exactly who I know I need to be, knowing my own unique gifts are actually worth sharing with the world; these are things my journal constantly helps me to know deeply and authentically.
For example, I love dreaming of travel. I can't always afford the dollars or the physical energy to go far away to where I want, but I sure can read about it, and journal about it.
I have been reading all of Kira Salak's books, about crossing Papua New Guinea on foot, kayaking up the Niger river, experiencing Peruvian Shamanism. Talk about heroic inspiration! Google her, get one of her books from the library, and prepared to be amazed.
I also have been longing again for a studio away from the house, so I put the word out and we'll see what happens -- I have learned to just visualize exactly what I think I need, and see what the Universe does with the vision - it is often surprising and miraculous!

What is it that you long for in your creative life?

See it clearly, put out some words and affirmations, and see how Spirit grants your needs/wishes . . . it's like a fun experiment in trust and adventure.

“Look, I really don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.” --Mel Brooks


  1. ..."What is it that you long for in your creative life?" Honestly? I don't know, but a studio would be a great start!...with you on that one! Good post Em :)

  2. Hi Emily. Thanks for the reminder about using visualizations!

    I really like your Creative **ART**Journal blog and have added it as a link on my blog, but it only shows a post from 2 years ago? I wonder how that happens? Even refreshing the page and making sure it your current page! Anyway, I still click on it to get your current posts. Have a creative day :-)