All Is Well,
All Is Well,
As I tune in to prepare for creating video blogs, it’s also a natural time for me to pause and reflect about What am I doing? What’s my aim and purpose at this time anyway? I just published two affirmation coloring books and was in a kind of a seclusion as I created them. Now the winter is over. It beautifully corresponds to our natural seasons – Spring equinox is almost here. Time to come out of the cave and move out into the world again. How do I want to ORIENT myself to the world? What’s the motivation behind each step? What’s the whole dance about for me anyway? I took time to contemplate that and get myself clear and aligned. Okay, I asked myself, so what AM I about? What IS it that I’m truly interested in spending my time doing, and what’s my INTENTION behind that? What’s my work in the world?
Well, I didn’t like that word “work.” I’m in favor of ease and flow and decided to refrain that word. So I asked myself, What is my interest, calling and attention? Here is my inner answer:
My interest, Calling and Attention
First: to vibrate, commune, alignment with the magic of who I am, and experience the ecstasy, beauty and joy of being alive – in WHATEVER forms are available in EVERY moment and mood!
Second: to hug, share, uplift, reach out and vibrate truly, with love and knowing, to remind me and others that we are wonderful, magnificent, good beings as we are and in every stage of our expansion!
I love my inner answers!
And honestly, to go back for a second to the word “work,” it might be fair to say that it IS my work because it does require of me (at least at this point anyway) some effort, conscious remembering and commitment to align first and THEN share. And in a way, that’s ALL of our work – to keep directing our attention back to what you know to be true for ourselves, rather than be swept along in any kind of day-to-day or social forgetfulness. Our work is to keep remembering who we actually are, despite convincing stories and distractions.
What is your specific work? Your commitment? Your calling? It probably doesn’t have anything to do with your job! My cousin has an innate interest and talent at seeing the best in everyone, seeing their skills, knowing the best way to apply those skills that work best for the group, seeing the bigger picture and how things fit together, and fostering a friendly sense of community and sharing. I certainly see all that as her calling and her work, and she can do that no matter what field she’s working. (She’s also exceptionally talented in her particular career choice, which is gravy, but she can be fulfilling her innate interest and call anywhere.) I mention this because there is a difference between our JOBS and are calling/innate purpose. That’s something I think we all know deep down but need to keep reminding ourselves of!
Another way of saying all this is: Who you are and how you BE makes a positive difference far more than what you DO. In the end, that’s what I came back to. I came back to the need to commune, every day, with the unique magic of who I am, because who I am IS my calling. I think that’s true for you too, magical being. And I hope you have fun every day communing with the fabulous particularness of you! Happy communing!
Hera Hub Art Reception and Comfort Coloring Book Debut February 26, 2016
It was fabulous! Wine, beautiful art, full size coloring page posters that everyone colored together, great conversation, and funds raised for 21 books to be donated to Rady Children’s Hospital Oncology Hematology Ward! Awesome! Thank you so much to everyone who attended and contributed to the feel-good event! Here are some pictures of me and the other two artists, Tania Rose and Cristiana Brusco, the curators, Vanessa Elle and Denise Bonaimo Saram, and Felena Hanson, the genius founder behind Hera Hub!
Hello everyone! Long time no post! I have been up to my elbows in inspirational cartoons and affirmative, poetic text to accompany them as I create my two coloring books for kids of all ages! Especially the grown-up ones!
Huge news! The first of the two books has been sent to the publisher! I honestly don’t know how long it will take before it’s available for purchase, but I am hoping that it will be available before the holidays! Many of you have let me know that you would love to purchase these as gifts, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I will absolutely let you know when they are available! You will be able to purchase them on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Balboa Press, which is a division of Hay House. I will keep you posted! Thank you all for your amazing love and support since the very beginning stages of creating the books! It has meant so much to me to have your encouragement!
The first book, The Comfort Coloring Book, will look something like the image I included in this post! It’s a very sweet, meditative coloring book that hugs you as you color! As you know, the images all contain some kind of uplifting affirmation. For example, All Is Well, It’s Safe To Change, and My Angels Have Me Covered! I have also included little poetic text blurbs about each affirmation that alternate with every coloring page. I just love this – the first of my twins! I say twins, because they have been like my babies, and because of course you all know that I have a 2nd book on its way too. The name of that book is The Lighten Your Vibe Coloring Book.
Enjoy the fall, and maybe I will see you at the Abraham gathering the 1st Saturday in October (information below). As for me, back to my labor of love so that The Lighten Your Vibe Coloring Book has a chance of reaching you by the holidays as well!
Huge hugs and appreciation to you all!
In the last 8 months I have learned a lot about productivity that is fueled by conductivity! For me, being conductive means being open to receiving. Receiving inspirations, inner or larger timetables, feelings, rhythms, energies, and Bigger Guidance. I know that I’m a conduit for the coloring books – they arrived to me and are coming through me. And yet they are also bringing radical shift for me. These books are change bringers! I signed on with the publisher in August 2014, and by early November my whole system crashed – I had an assortment of physical issues that brought all production on the books to a complete halt!! In the time since then, I have been on a journey that has been magical, powerful, has kicked me in the ass and simultaneously uplifted and overhauled my whole being! I have experienced a radical reboot! I’m still experiencing it!! The process has really caused me to embody each of the affirmations and positive messages in the coloring books. A fun FYI – one whole room of my house is dedicated to the images in the books, and I have put all of those images up on the wall. It is my own personal Oracle! Whenever I have needed guidance, help or reminders, I go into that room. I close my eyes, ask my question, let my finger point and follow it. I open my eyes to see what my finger landed on – and there is my message! PS, what a great idea! You can turn any Oracle deck into your Oracle room!
So many dear friends have been going through their own shifts. I’m in awe to see that because it’s obvious that we are all being carried by some larger movement. And yet paradoxically the Macrocosmic Larger Process is able to happen through the microcosm of the particular details of our individual lives. I’ll share with you that in a recent meditation, and Angel figure came up to me and bowed at my feet. He/she said “We are in awe of you. We are the song. But you are the instrument and the player.” Congratulations to us all for being such magnificent conduits, vessels, instruments and players. The universe is Awe–some and it is a wild privilege to be alive!!!The coloring books are on the move (down the birth canal) again. I’ve hired a doula of sorts and we are confident that the books will be delivered to the publisher in September. They in turn will deliver them into your arms in December! So heads up and hallelujah!! The Lighten Your Vibe Coloring Book, and The Comfort Coloring Book are coming! I adore these books and I’m so excited to share them with you! Thank you all who have sent such encouraging, loving emails along the way! It has meant so much to me and “the babies.” Of course, I know I am their baby, their Angel project too. I’ll never be the same! And I know the books themselves are very different now than if I had pushed them out months ago. You know, back when I was trying to produce them rather than be conducive for them!
Right now I’m being asked to clear space to work on the books over the summer. That means I’ll only be seeing clients via phone and I won’t be teaching classes. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, I look forward to our phone time! And I hope you’ll join in for my last scheduled classes – What Would Abraham Say, and Staying in Joy. Abraham is on Saturday, July 11 at 10 AM and Joy is on Monday, July 13 at 6:30 PM. I’d love to see you!
I’ll keep you posted on the books and fall events! Thank you all for sharing in this amazing ride called Life! We’re all in this together!Huge love and appreciation!