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Entries in fears (3)

Wednesday
Jun012011

Dreams and passion

pinterestBe passionate about your dreams.

Your dreams reflect what you really want out of life and yes, with each dream comes fear and hesitation. Along with that come people that want to smother your fire because for some reason it upsets the status quo that makes them so happy.

I have experienced both the fulfillment of my dreams and the fearful holding back. And yes, I have had many people in my life not understand me and doubt my decisions. What can I say about this? Of all the dreams I have made happen, moving to new states, traveling solo in other countries and starting this business with a good friend, not one do I regret. The only things I do get solemn about are the chances I fearfully didn't take. Fortunately, I am lucky that I still have today to make them happen.

When you choose the road that is the path to your dreams and stay true to yourself not only are you beaming with passion and integrity, you are making way for the people that are supposed to be in your life. You are opening yourself to opportunities you might not ever have met. When you are following your passions, you are more attractive and more magnetic and believe it or not, things tend to get a little bit easier.

Since starting Lightbox SF and getting more involved in the community, I have found myself surrounded by healthy, passionate and inspiring people. People that understand why I love to spend the day in the park writing, why I surround myself with pretty,crafty things and why I am always up for a new adventure. As I live more consciously, I am attracting the very people I have always wanted to meet and pretty much without any effort at all. I have just chosen to live a life true to me and I feel very lucky.

 

Wednesday
Feb232011

Introducing Jeffrey Davis

I just finished listening to another amazing free telephone call with Tara Moyer and her guest, writer and creative consultant, Jeffrey Davis. The call was about “Being Creative in Times of Fertile Confusion.” and how we can use confusion and uncertainity to find answers hidden deep inside of us and help us lead more resourceful and meaningful lives. I can't thank Tara enough for introducing Davis to her blogging audience. I definitely recommend checking out his website for future retreats, to sign up for his newsletter and to pick up his book The Journey from the Center to the Page: Yoga Philosophies and Practices as Muse for Authentic Writing.

Some cool and inspiring upcoming events with Jeffrey Davis 

TRACKING WONDER:

A Yoga As Muse for Authentic Creativity Retreat
Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM

March 20-25, 2011

TRACKING WONDER:
From Reactivity to Creativity in Times of Fertile Confusion
Kripalu Centre

May 22-27, 2011

WHERE IT ALL BEGINS: Writing, Yoga, Wonder
UNM Taos Writers' Conference

July 10-15, 2011

Wednesday
Jan192011

Facing the scary stuff

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I spent an hour and a half tonight participating in the most amazing experience, a creative counseling call with a favorite life coach of mine, Tara Sophia Mohr. During this time of year, I often feel stuck creatively speaking. So when I read about the opportunity to listen to Tara and 20 other creative types speak about their struggles, I signed right up. I was so surprised to find myself nervous about the call all day. I had never participated in a conference call before and don't love communicating on the phone, so I was concerned I would freeze up and not be able to talk. But this being my year to conquer more fears and develop my motivational and inspirational side, I promised myself I would do everything I could do to get the most out of the call.

Tara was amazing. The call definitely started with many of us on the quiet side but after a few of her great exercises designed to help us find the space where we feel most inspired, a few people and I pushed the button to talk. It felt amazing to talk about my struggles as an artist and Tara of course was full of great exercises and practices that I could do to help me in my artistic journey. As well, it was such a beautiful experience to listen to the other artists and develop these new connections. I even ended the call with a new deadline for myself with a scheduled check in. If I had let the fear take over, I would have remained quiet or maybe not have made the call at all. I certainly would have still learned quite a few things by being a silent participant but for me half of the challenge was to conquer the fear of expressing my artistic fears to a bunch of strangers. Believe me, I feel really good right now.

Is there something in your life that you want to conquer? A scary next step to becoming the successful artist you want to be? Genevieve and I are full of great resources to help inspire creativity so just drop us a line and we'll help

I highly recommend checking out Tara's workshops. She has a couple of small group counseling circles starting in February - monthly, phone-based, 90-minute group sessions over a five month period.  This is a great opportunity!