I am getting ready for the National Stationery Show, NSS, in NY. This is an amazing experience for me to be going there showing cards and prints from my own art work.
Less than a year and a half ago this was not anywhere on my life’s radar. Talk about a new life…I am proof of how much we can change the path of our life, especially in the outer world. Maybe more than anything it takes persistence and an awful lot of energy. Doing something new in our lives, at least for me, often requires an immense amount of courage and faith to venture into the unknown.
Perhaps that is where our inner life is so important. To remain focused on what really matters, not getting too caught up in whatever we are doing. Often when we are working on any kind of project-large or small-that means a lot to us and we are invested in it, whether financially or just time-wise, it is easy to let it become over important. Our inner connection keeps us grounded in what is really real.
At least for me.
So soon I will head off to NY for a wonderful time of art, work and a lot of walking…..
Here is the online catalog that I just posted for the show. If you have a moment take a peek and let me know what you think-you might have to scroll down the page or to page 2. If you are coming to NSS come by an say hi. I’m in booth 1683.
last May at the Pompidou. Card #603
When we “notice” we also awaken a part of ourselves.
It is as if something appears that had not been there the moment before.
How beautiful to add to the beauty of our lives and to expand who we are…..and it is all so simple.
Keep noticing, there might be angle in your midst…. the divine is all around us.
Free yourself, realize who you really are.....divine
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.“
Somehow I think that for many of us we have an idea that our unfolding, our awakening should be a gentle, soft didgeridoo or flute music playing in the background sort of event….
Maybe for some it is, and for me at times it has been, but for the most part coming to explore my deepest source has been a rather brutal, gut wrenching affair, and worth every moment to arrive where I dwell, inside and out, today.
Not that all is perfect. I have a new business, work like crazy, have to move in less than two months in the midst of three trips and I am deeply troubled by the world that I see around me. That said my life is a joy and a gift and what brought me here was a lot of effort.
The biggest effort I think is in not turning back when it feels difficult, but to dig deep as much as you can. Cry, scream, write, take hot baths and go for long walks but keep going.
And when you really need to, take a break with something that makes you feel wonderful or at least a little happy…sometimes that is as good as it gets.
The journey to ourselves is our greatest adventure.
When the risk to remain closed is so painful we must take the leap…
let’s all take it together.
be who you truly are....
The journey to one’s self is the journey. The destination is our true nature, and it is always right there….Just waiting for us to arrive and we can in any moment.
Enjoy the journey. Dive deep into your Self.
A friend posted this on FaceBook and I wanted to continue the sharing….We hear and read from so many teachers that we are energy and that so is the world and all that surrounds us.
From Abraham reminding us to look for that which we can appreciate in every moment to Einstein nudging us to be the frequency that we desire….seems that there must be something to this.
My experience shows that this is the case.
Even in times of depression, fear or doubt I still can appreciate that I can feel and I know that when my desire is to know the essence of reality and who I really am all those feelings bring me closer to my truth, and that is a lot to be grateful for.
What are you grateful for today?
Over the weekend a beautiful snow fell in Santa Fe and today just a few days later the sun is out and we will have our warmest day in many, many months. Each brings a unique beauty.
Just as the seasons change, seemingly before our eyes, often our emotions do the same and sometimes even our lives. When more challenging times arise in our lives we can doubt that the divine exists and we can miss the beauty that still surrounds us, yet both are there. I often find it helpful to push myself to notice, to go on a walk, open a magical book or sit quietly and find that peaceful place within that is always there….I just have to show up and the door always opens.
When we seek, we find… yet sometimes we get so caught up in the challenges that life often presents us that we stop seeking for the beauty. Both exist hand in hand, where we focus most is what we experience most.
at least in my experience
I just went to look for a book to remind myself of the author’s name and found something even better and wanted to share from it (and the other book was sitting on top of this one).
“Who you are is a necessary step to being who you will be.” Emmanuel
Be kind to your self. Be kind to others. We are all doing our best.
I was inspired to start this blog while on a road trip with my new business Notice the Divine. I was in between Gallup, NM and Flagstaff, AZ and had pulled over to enjoy the view and do some writing, and then I thought I should be blogging abut this new adventure in my life and here I am a few months later…it took a while and I felt that I needed to get the Notice the Divine web site up first and it is-but it is a work in process.