“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
- Vincent van Gogh
Inspiration is such a delicate, fleeting and ethereal phenomenon that it's difficult to describe exactly. Similar to falling in love - it's hard to explain unless you experience it yourself. To me, it's a state mind where we are able to receive fresh insights and ideas. At it's most literal definition, inspiration is being filled with the Spirit.
I use the following process to harness the power of inspiration in my life. They are Receive, Record, Respond, Realize and Repeat.
The first step in starting the dance of inspiration is Receiving it. We can be surrounded by the most inspiring beauty, talented people, or creative environment and yet not experience any inspiration. The analytical, logical left hemisphere of our brain likes to take the center stage. The creative, intuitive, gentle right side is a lot more sensitive and subtle. Therefore, it is easily overshadowed by the vocal left brain. Inspiration comes through our creative mind. We must slow down in order to hear it. Meditation can be great a way to quiet the mind. Immersing yourself in a favorite activity or craft is another. Connecting to nature always works wonders! Journaling, drawing, painting and creating anything that brings you joy will put you in the right state of mind. One thing for sure - you can not force inspiration! Relaxing. slowing down and getting into a state of flow is the way of receiving it. Stressing out and trying to make it happen - is not.
If you have ever received a flash of insight, you know that it can come in the most inconvenient of times (in the shower, middle of the night, on your drive to work or a walk in the middle of nowhere). Yet, I have found the hard way that when that great idea comes - I must take good notes! It's essential to write out as many details as possible. When you are in the middle of inspiration, it feels impossible to forget - yet when the morning comes, you will be absolutely shocked that you cannot remember any part of that brilliant idea. I have taken some haphazard notes - only to discover that I cannot make out heads or tails out of them the next day. Recording our inspiration is the next important step in the dance. Try always keeping a small notebook and pencil handy to take notes any time inspiration strikes.
When inspiration comes, we are naturally moved into action. We feel brilliantly creative, confident and connected to the field of all possibilities. Naively, we think that this brilliant state will last forever. As you shortly discover, we are moved by inspiration for a reason. Pretty quickly, our primitive brain (responsible for fight or flight response), will kick into high gear and bring up all kinds of reasons why following our inspiration is not a good idea. It will try to convince us that it's dangerous and irresponsible to have our head stuck in the clouds. We must be responsible adult and do the "right thing". The "right thing", of course, is staying safe and not making any changes. This is why it is absolutely necessary to take inspired action as soon as possible. Take small steps, as they occur to you. Starting small assures that our primitive brain doesn't get threatened. Starting is a very powerful catalyst that gives a huge boost to our creative idea. Taking small but consistent action gives it momentum and helps to bring it into fruition.
Realizing means making your idea real. The final part of the dance of inspiration is releasing your creation into the world. How you ever started a new exciting project that never saw the light of day? I am guilty of this one. Completion is such a powerful energy - it's like giving birth to the baby that has been developing and growing in your womb. When our creative idea has matured, it is ready to be released into the world. One way to get excited about finishing a project is to remember how it felt when you first had the idea. This is where those detailed notes come real handy! Envisioning your completed project in full detail is another powerful way to help realize your dream. This is the final move in the dance but not the end of the dance itself. The dance will always go on...
Throughout our life, the dance of Inspiration continues: we are always receiving, recording, responding, realizing and repeating the steps over and over again. Like an upward spiral, we are ascending with each new inspired dance.
I would love to hear what is the biggest area of struggle when it comes to dancing with inspiration with in your life?
I discovered Quiet Time by accident. I was listening to the radio interview and quiet time was mentioned - it piqued my interest because it would only take 20 min. I can handle 20 minutes of quiet! So, I tried it for the first time and immediately fell in love. It was like a mini spa for my brain and body - giving both a nice relaxing break. Afterwards I felt more alert, focused and alive. I began practicing QT every day and it has become a favorite part of my day.
The immediate and long-term benefits of QT have been great! I feel more relaxed, focused, clear headed, alert, able to handle stress better, get lots of creative ideas and inspiration, enjoy better memory. Now, I actually miss it when I'm not able to have my morning QT!
If you would like to try it, below is the description of this very simple practice. It's not spiritual or religious but you can add your own elements, like repeating a prayer or a word during your quiet time. Often, Bible verses will float to mind during my QT. Sometimes I say words like: peace, love, joy, abundance - any word that feels good to you will work.
It is recommended to take early in the morning while your brain hasn't kicked into "high gear" of daily activity. It can more easily enter into the slower brain wave patterns, which actually allow it to work at its optimal speed and make new neural connections. I take it later in the morning, after my family has had breakfast and moved on to their morning activities. However, I try not to engage in any "heavy duty" thinking, no problem solving, telephone conversations or Internet.
Here's what you need to Take Quiet Time:
(this practice comes from one of my favorite books "Three Simple Steps to Success in Business and Life" by Trevor Blake)
Be alone - you don't want to be interrupted or distracted!
Sit in a chair with your back supported and your feet firmly on the ground - this assures you do not fall asleep and are comfortable.
Make sure you are sufficiently warm and hydrated - you want to be comfortable enough during your QT to stay alert but not too comfortable, so that you fall asleep.
Relax - take a few deep breaths and let all tension out, repeat if necessary. Let your entire body relax start with the top of your head, your eyes, cheeks, jaw, neck shoulders, arms and hands, chest and back, abdomen pelvic area, thighs, knees, calves, ankles and down to your toes. You can also let out a sigh out loud - this helps your body to relax.
Ground yourself - close your eyes, take a couple of deep breaths and imagine energetic roots growing from the bottom of your feet and penetrating the floor of the building you are in, through the foundation, down in to the ground and deep into the center of the earth. You are connecting to the grounding energy of the earth and receiving beautiful balancing energy from it.
Notice your breath - while breathing normally (no deep breathing here), bring your attention to your breath and notice it entering and exiting your body. Keep your focus on your nostrils, where the oxygen-reach air enters, imagine it going down to your lungs and carbon dioxide leaving through the nose. It helps to mentally say words In and Out as the air enters and leaves your body. Continue noticing your breath for the next 20 minutes.
Stay still - remain still and relaxed during this time, so both your body and mind have a chance to quiet down.
Distracting thoughts - if you start noticing a lot of mental chatter happening in your mind, don't get discouraged, being aware of it actually helps the process. Notice it and let it go, imagine it as a cloud of mist that dissipates into the air, or a balloon going up and disappearing in the clouds above. Gently, bring your focus back to your breath and notice it going in and out. Continue for 20 minutes (or more if you'd like but 20 minutes is a minimum time recommended).
Stretch - at the end, take a nice stretch as you open your eyes and re-engage with life around. You will feel refreshed as if awakened from a nap.
That's it - it looks like a lot of steps here but in reality they all take mere seconds to complete.
Continue with this practice for a week or a month and do let me know if you notice any difference in your day. I bet you will be very pleasantly surprised.
Some helpful tips: I usually set a small timer for my quiet time so that I'm not tempted to be constantly checking how much time has passed - it helps me to relax in to the practice and not worry about the time.
If you are not able to take Quiet Time first thing in the morning - try fitting it into your day whenever you can. Some potential places for taking quiet time could be your car (while it's parked!) before you head to work or an empty conference room at work or even library. Some people are able to relax and do this in public places such as on public transit. etc. The key is to make it your own and adapt it to your situation. The most important thing is to actually do it!
I would love to hear how practice is going for you and if you are noticing any difference in your day. Please leave a comment below.
Have a great quiet time!
The practice of Quiet Time comes from one of my favorite books "Three Simple Steps: a Map to Success in Business and Life" by Trevor Blake.
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” - Maya Angelou
Spring is in full swing and I love the beauty of the blooming flowers, bird songs and sunshine. The energy of re-birth is so exciting, inspiring and joyful!
Back in January, I picked the word of the year - a word that represented the energy of the coming year. The word TRUST came to mind and I trusted that it was the right one. Rather then trusting anything or anyone else - I knew that needed to trust myself.
For some reason, it is easy to place our trust outside of ourselves - the authorities, elders, professionals, all the "experts" out there. Yet, the biggest expert of our life - our self is often overlooked and doesn't receive much trust.
Trust is synonymous with inner knowing and usually comes from experience. For instance, we have no problem trusting that tomorrow the sun will rise and another day will come, that spring is on her way even though the snow may still be covering ground. We trust/know because we have seen and experienced these things many times before.
How do you trust something you have never experienced before? Like, trust that your new project will be successful, the new idea will be life-changing or the new relationship will be amazing?
Whatever new experience or a dream we are seeking - at the end we are looking for a state of being, a feeling. How do you want to feel when you reach that new level of success, start a perfect relationship or birth a new project? Do you want to feel free, elated, expanded, light, peaceful, joyful...?
Have you experienced any of these states of being before? I can bet that you have. And so, even though the particular circumstances may be different - the states of being are the same, they are not new. We know them and we can trust them.
The way to trusting new experiences in life is to feel the emotions, states of being we desire/seek from those new experiences. Then, we expand those feelings into the current reality. Imagining your desired outcome already achieved and experiencing the feelings you desire is a powerful way of creating.
Back to trusting ourselves - the hardest part ... I think, the way to inner trust is the same - trusting our emotions and states of being. If you are experiencing lightness, peace and love when the voice of inner wisdom leads you in a new direction - then it's definitely a way to go.
On the other hand, if you are feeling contracted, stuck, limited and anxious - that state of being is telling you not to move in a that particular direction.
But what about the fear? Our "reptilian" brain likes to kick in at the very moment we are ready to take a leap and lead us back into "safety". Fear likes to mobilize us into fight, paralyze us or help us to run away - the good ole fight, flee or freeze response. Which can be a great asset when we are in real danger but not so good when we are starting a new project. In addition, the very practical, logical left brain can rattle off many very convincing reasons why we should not ever start anything new or make any changes in our life. But it is the intuitive, creative, visionary right brain that must lead us there.
The way out of fear is to remember and enter the amazing state of expansion you have experienced before ... and trusting it's wisdom. Listen and start taking small steps in the new direction you are being lead. Along the way, listen carefully to the inner wisdom providing you with feedback. If you are consistently feeling constricted and heavy - maybe this is not a good direction to take right now. If you are feeling a little scared but also excited, exhilarated and alive - then trust yourself to lead you into the new dream.
The way of Trust is to be in touch with our feelings and states of being - which never lie.
In what are you placing your trust this year?
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“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
What do you desire to have, be and do in your life?
What do you wish to experience the most?
What is your Big Dream?
These are great and important questions to ask ourselves! Unfortunately, they are often not asked because we lack the time, energy or resources. We may also believe that it's wrong to desire and to want more.
Desire to have a fulfilled, inspired and meaningful life is inherent in all of us. The need to grow and self actualize is one of our most basic needs, along with the need for food, shelter and security.
So, rather than ignoring or suppressing your desires, why not embrace them instead?
One great way is to ask yourself questions at the beginning of this post and create a list of desires. Then, look at each of the items one by one and imagine yourself having that which you desire in your life right now. The key is to engage your emotions and all your senses to fully experience what it would feel like to have your desire fulfilled. In this process, you may discover that some of things on your list don't really grab you and others are so juicy that you can't stop thinking about them. You may also discover that some of the desires are already fulfilled but you haven't recognized it.
Once you have identified your deepest, most exciting desires, find ways to experience them in your life right now. How can you experience a small portion of your big dream today? What actions can you take? Can you join a group, take a class, go to a party, visit a restaurant or an art gallery, buy a book, start a journal, begin writing a story, take a picture...?
Don't wait until Some Day your dream will come true, and instead take the small first step towards your it today:
The place is Every Place
The day is Every Day
The time is Every Time
For you to start living your dreams!
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, Alchemist
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I am currently taking a wonderful e-course taught by Liv Lane, called "The Art of Choosing Beauty".
The premise of the course is simple - to notice and acknowledge the beauty surrounding us in every day life: the changing autumn leaves, a beautiful sunset, a spider weaving his web, a child's sweet smile, a random act of kindness, a warm hug, the sound of the rain...
Those simple things are all around, ready to touch our heart - but only if we allow that beauty inside...
This month's challenge is to notice, acknowledge and receive the beauty around us and then, to record it in a our daily journal (make sure to include why something touched you).
Following as an adaptation of Navajo prayer, I learned from Life Coach and Author, Martha Beck. As you say those worlds, notice the beauty all around you and allow it into your heart:
There is beauty before me, and there is beauty behind me.
There is beauty to my left, and there is beauty to my right.
There is beauty above me, and there is beauty below me.
There is beauty around me, and there is beauty within me.
And here's the full version of that Navajo prayer:
In Beauty May I Walk
In beauty may I walk;
All day long may I walk;
Through the returning seasons may I walk.
Beautifully will I possess again
In the trail marked with pollen may I walk;
With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk;
With dew around my feet may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk
With beauty behind me may I walk
With beauty above me may I walk
With beauty all around me,
may I walk.
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively;
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again…
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
It's not a secret that rest is essential for our well being. With the busy holiday season and new school year just around the corner, it's even more important to rest as much as possible. It's not surprising that the end of summer is the most popular time for vacations - everyone is trying to soak up those last rays of sunshine before the cold and the rain come.
This month's creative challenge is to get as much rest as you can! However, there is no need to wait until you go on vacation. Rest can be as short as a deep breath and as long as a month-long getaway. So, go ahead and take a deep breath: all the way in ... and all the way out. Didn't that feel good?
Rest doesn't necessarily mean doing nothing either. Sometimes, enjoying your favorite activity such as reading, painting or playing a musical instrument, can be very revitalizing.
Here are some of my favorite ways to rest that are easy and free:
Take quiet time.
Go for a leisurely walk.
Read for pleasure.
Listen to the birds.
Take a nice bath.
Watch a sunrise or a sunset.
Go to the beach.
Listen to the music.
Go to the park.
Doodle, draw or paint.
Take a nap.
Enjoy a cup of tea ... alone or with company...
Answer the following questions, to get more insights on how you prefer to rest:
Does it feel like these are luxuries you don't have time for or do you regularly include periods of rest in your day?
Do you prefer to rest alone or in company of others?
Do enjoy stillness or activity?
What are your favorite places to rest?
Go ahead and make a list of all the ways you like to rest and Happy Resting!
“Rest and be thankful.”
― William Wordsworth
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"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail"
Have you ever noticed that if you fail to create a plan for your day – nothing productive happens? You may be incredibly busy and spend an entire day doing lots of things but at the end, there’s nothing to show for it. Creating structure for our time and daily activities helps to bring focus to our day.
Those of us, who are naturally more inclined towards organizing, live and die by their to-do list, daily planner and personal organizational system. The more creative types (myself included) may feel very constricted and drained by the same tools and opt to leave the options open to see what exciting opportunities may show up.
Personally, I have found that creating even a simple list of 3 Most Important Tasks (MITs) I want to accomplish in a given day works a lot better than having nothing planned at all. But this simple method does have some shortcomings – mainly because it omits many important things I want to be part of my day: like self care, reminders, appointments and intentions...
That’s why I am excited to share with you a new tool I have created called "MAP (My Action Plan) for Success" that has all of the important things I wanted to be part of my day. I am sharing this tool as part of our creative challenge for this month, which is to Make Action Plan or MAP for your day. I love Maps because they allow us to see where we are now, where we want to be and how we are going to get there all at the same time. Planning tools have the same qualities. It shows our day from the bird’s view, allowing to be prepared for the unexpected and to accomplish things that are important - rather than just doing what’s in front of us at the moment. It helps us to be proactive, rather than reactive in life.
This MAP for Success includes all the various things I want to include in m day so that I can live it with intention:
Self Care is an essential part of my day, so I have listed it first on My Action Plan. I purposefully gave this section generous space to include all the things I wanted to be part of my day - remembering to care for my body, spirit and soul. This section is for including reminders to drink my water, take vitamins, eat fruits and veggies, take a walk, take Quiet Time, use essential oils, rest… For someone else, it may include totally different things – maybe exercise or yoga, prayer, taking medication, getting a massage, stretching or having lunch with a friend. The check marks are great to check off things that you have actually done that day.
The next section is probably the most important one because it sets the tone for an entire day. Intentions help us to create the results we want, and not just hop from one random thing to another. We all know that there may be many urgent things to tend to during the day and none of them may actually be the actions that bring us the results we actually wanted. Here, I included several questions that will hep us see the big picture, like “How do I want to feel today?”
Rather than naming the next section a To Do List/or Tasks – I decided to give it more inspiring name and call ll it "Most Important Accomplishments for Today", so that even the name can be inspiring! There is a different feel when we are working on Accomplishing something instead of completing yet another task.
There is also a place to list previously scheduled Activates, Events, Appointments, Errands and other commitments – so that we don’t forget them!
And finally, there are two more things that I really wanted to be part of my day and that is to track the Abundance and Blessings received each day and things I am Grateful for. Again, I used some poignant questions to help us end the day with the focus on the positive and inspiring things that transpired that day.
The back of the form can be used for drawing, doodling, taking notes, keeping track of things, etc. I have included an optional second page which includes the following 4 sections: Reminders, Lists, Ideas and Notes/Follow up.
I am so excited to have this new tool in my life and already have seen great results in what I was able to accomplish by using it. However I realize that it may not be perfect for everyone. That’s why I encourage you to MAP your day in a way that best suits your lifestyle and needs. My Action Plan for Success is a great place to start!
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"Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done."
A Letter is a Joy of Earth -
It is denied the Gods
~Emily Dickinson, 1885
Writing is a fantastic medium of self discovery. A great way to get in touch with the place within yourself that needs to be nurtured and to discover your deepest desires and yearnings is by writing a letter to Your Self. The experience can be very healing, as well as revealing. So, our next challenge is to get in touch with your deepest desires, needs, dreams and yearnings by writing a letter to Your Self.
You don't need much: a pen, some paper and a quiet spot. To get started, get in a quiet space, give your mind time to reflect and begin writing a letter… (feel free do modify and personalize your letter anyway you wish).
My dearest Self,
I am writing to let you know that…
I wanted to thank you for…
I appreciate all of your…
I am so proud of you for …
I am also sorry for …
I wish …
I want to …
I love you,
Sign Your Name
When you are done with your letter, sign and date it. If you feel really adventurous, mail it to yourself. Or you can put it in a special place – and read it again when you feel ready to . After you’ve read your letter, write a reply from the Self to you, using the following format (feel free to modify):
My Dearest (your name),
Thank for your letter. After reading it I …
I wanted you to know that …
I feel that …
I really would like …
What I need the most …
My dream is …
My biggest longing is…
My deepest desire for you is …
I imagine …
with my Deep Love,
Reflect on what your Self deeply desires. Did anything you wrote surprise you? Did it reveal something new?
After reading both letter make a commitment to incorporate those needs/desires into your life.
There are small things you can do for your self that don't take a long time and make a big difference in the way we feel. Whether it’s a 10-minute walk, 5 minutes of quiet time alone, eating your lunch outside, taking a nice bath, lightning a candle for dinner, using the “nice” dishes for yourself, writing in your journal, doodling or drawing, scheduling a time in the spa or taking a whole day off for a mini-vacation or a retreat – all these things are message to your beautiful, radiant, eternal Self that You are important, loved, cared for … nurtured.
“When you assess your own life, consider it with the eye of a gardener. Underneath the surface lies rich, fertile soil waiting to nurture the seeds you sow. Even more than you can imagine will grow there if given a chance.” ― Steve Goodier
This exercise is one of several ways to Nurture Your Self that I have recently shared in guest post at Exploring Your Depths Blog. You can read it here.
"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest." -Larry Lorenzoni
I celebrate my birthday this month and several years ago I adopted the idea of celebrating it all month long! I did an experiment and decided to treat myself the way I would treat others. All I can say is that I have had the most incredible birthday experiences during the past couple of years!
The results have been pretty amazing - all of the things I deeply wished and desired showed up in my life without any effort on my part. The only thing I did was to allow myself to imagine and connect to my deep longing.
I believe that celebrating our birth is one of the biggest expressions of self-love and sets a great example for others to follow. Many cultures actually celebrate baby's birthday for weeks and months, many have week-long wedding celebrations and the idea of honeymoon is celebrating the love and the birth of a new family for an entire month!
So, here's a challenge for you to allow more self love into your life - celebrate your birthday (or any other occasion) all month long!
Here's my guide to Having the best Birthday Month ever:
First get out a piece of paper and some colored markers or pens and allow yourself to imagine how do you want to feel on your birthday?
Express those feelings with words, images and colors and fill the page with words like loved, connected, celebrated, appreciated, joyful... anything that comes to mind...
Then, add some festive decorations to the page and draw/doodle some confetti, balloons, flowers, a birthday cake with candles... Also imagine the small or big gifts you would like to receive on your special day - draw little doodles and symbols of the gifts on the page.
Here's a great fill-in-the-blank poem for you to try to get in the right mood. Just write down the first word that comes to mind as you read and complete each line. Going with your first intuitive hit produces the juiciest results:
My birthday looks like ___________
My birthday smells like ___________
My birthday tastes like ___________
My birthday sounds like ___________
My birthday feels like ___________
Add your completed poem to your page too! Try drawing it too or creating a collage out of magazine images! This doesn't need to artistic, just express your feelings.
In the months and days leading up to your birthday, review your drawing/collage often (daily is best) and really allow yourself to get in the excitement of the day, imagine receiving the gifts, having a big surprise party, or an intimate dinner, being surrounded by friends and family and receiving all the things that you desire both material and non-material.
You don't need to wait until your actual birthday arrives. At the beginning of your birth month, start giving yourself some small inexpensive gifts that will get you in the festive mood! If you birthday is in the beginning of the month, then continue the celebration until the end. The gifts you give yourself don't need to cost a lot, unless you've got some extra cash on hand! I usually do something special for myself each week.
Here's a list of free or low-cost things that will help you get started:
Google search for "birthday freebies" to see all the special offers available.
What I have discovered is when I get into a celebratory mood and give myself small gifts of appreciation - others get in on the fun too! I think, when we start treating ourselves with love and kindness rather then waiting for others to do it - we start vibrating at at a higher frequency, the one of self-love rather then neediness. The higher frequency attracts things that resonate with the high vibration.
For the past couple of years that done the above process, I have received many gifts, cards, surprise parties and the best homemade cake - all without any planning or even preparation on my part. So I invite you to give this challenge a try. And the best part is if you already celebrated your birthday, there's another one coming and it's never too early to start celebrating!
Happy Birth Month to the beautiful, radiant, special Being that You Are!
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The previous challenge was about creating a sacred time in our life. This one is about creating Sacred Space - a special place in your life (home or workplace) that expresses your true essence and inspires you.
This place can be as small as a shelf or a corner and as big as art studio or an entire home! The key is that it reminds us who we are and what is our purpose. Everyone's Sacred Space will be different because we are all unique.
How to Create Your Sacred Space
Start with selecting a special space in your home or workplace;
Clear it of all physical clutter and items that don't belong there, you may also want to do a space clearing ritual or a prayer;
Next, start adding things that inspire you - all things that are special to you in some way;
Include a few touches from nature, rocks, seashells, feathers, plants. flowers, water, sand...;
Add a symbol of illumination - candles, incense, religious symbols, running water, crystals...;
If this is a corner or a room, add your favorite furniture, decorative items and art;
Engage all of your senses, add things that look, smell, sound, feel and even taste good to you - lovely colors, scents, bells or chimes, sand, water or earth and some tasty snacks!
A great way to decide what to put in this special space is to ask yourself: " What uplifts me?", " What belongs here?"
Once you have created your Sacred Space, it is time to spend time in it on a regular basis and interacting with it: writing in your journal, taking quiet time or meditating, praying, working on projects, creating, daydreaming, or simply sitting quietly and enjoying the lovely surroundings! Notice how having a special creative space affects you. How do you feel in your space? How are you reflected in it? What does this space say about you? If someone saw it and didn't know who's space it was - what would they say about its owner? Is it similar to the rest of your home or work space or completely different? Why?
"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."
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