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Month: September 2015

Unlock Your Creativity and Find Your Power

Posted in Live Your Passions

I’m not sure what’s happened to me these past few weeks but I think it may have started with getting a new camera for my birthday.  I love my new camera and the much funkier photos it can take compared to those from the compact digital model I’ve used for the past ten years.

I really love my new camera.

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Have I felt like writing a blog post?  No, not at all.  And this feels weird because I’ve written a post almost every week for four and a half years and then nothing. No inspiration?  Well, there were still ideas but they felt old, already covered, not exciting or worth writing.

Then a couple of weeks back I did a painting workshop…

My first ever painting.
My first ever painting.

And bOOm! Suddenly painting is my new passion and the camera’s been left sitting on the shelf.

I got it out today and gave it a pat though because I’m sure photography and painting will become great friends in my life before too long.

Now don’t go thinking this means my aim here is to become a professional artist or photographer, no, that’s not it.  I’m just loving exploring these crafts as mediums through which to experience my world (both inner and outer), and enjoying being immersed in the process of creation.

One of the amazing ways I connect with the women I coach in my individual sessions is to help them acknowledge their creative selves.

I’ve seen so many women instinctively respond with a shake of the head when I talk about creativity.  They tell me; “Me? No, I’m not very creative.”

And yet this is the sort of guidance I receive for so many of them…

Your unique creative energy is the source of your power to make your life better.

This is not about us all becoming professional artists, writers or healers (because healing is a creative art in my world too).

No, this is about each of us embracing the reality that when we are engaged in any creative activity and we open up to all the possibilities that moment of being ‘in the process’ can offer us, we tap into a wellspring of creativity around how we want our lives to feel and look in a more global sense.

I’m pretty sure a lot of my new creative confidence has sprung from the momentum I’ve created this year by running my weekly women’s dance class.  Spontaneous, free-flowing dance is wonderful for the body, mind and emotions.

Any type of creative expression opens our awareness to more of who we are and creates a deeper connection to what we are here to do, be and feel in our lives.

All you need to do is find a creative outlet that appeals to you.  Try something out, see if you like it.  I’ve been recommending those adult colouring-in books to clients for over a year now and suddenly they’re everywhere. Something like this is a great starting point….  You, a cup of tea, a clear table with plenty of light, a colouring page and some good quality coloured pencils. Voilá!  You’ll have made something pretty in no time at all.

Here’s some other ideas:

  • join a local choir
  • learn a musical instrument
  • start writing a daily journal
  • do a painting or drawing workshop
  • dance around your lounge room to loud music
  • take some private singing lessons
  • learn to sew,knit or crochet

Learning something new at any stage of life can be an uplifting and very enlightening experience.  You’ll learn a lot about yourself, how you feel in your creativity and chances are, if you’re learning in a group, you’ll find other like-minded souls to share the journey with.

Taking the first step can be as simple as asking the universe for guidance and then seeing what next pops into your awareness via an email, Facebook post, invitation from a friend or a notice board flyer. Say ‘yes’ and watch the magic happen.

For more help and some guidance on your unique gifts and talents, click here and contact me for a session booking.

Start Living Your Passions and Watch Freedom Blossom

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How important is it for you to have a clear plan and sense of purpose each day?

Do you seek structure, routine and responsibility to help you to feel safe, supported and worthwhile?

Has it occurred to you though, that the very structures, rules and conventions of a ‘normal life’, might actually be holding you back from real achievement and fulfillment?

Let’s peel back a layer or two and have a close look at what we create in order to feel safe.

I used to think my value as a person was completely enveloped in what I did, created and achieved.  Who would I be if not for my qualifications, job title, relationship with another or earning capacity?

Who indeed?

My working life before I had children was a complex web of illusion and projection with regard to who I thought it made me.  And then becoming a mother I was gifted a new role I could cling to like a flimsy raft on the ocean of uncertainty that is real life.

But when we peel away all the roles and concepts of who we are that are bound up in serving others, keeping others happy or protecting our own fragile ego, who are we?

Scary isn’t it?

The older I get, the less I am distinctly this ‘me’ I once thought I was.  It’s at once a return to who we were as little children and also a complete release from all that we have evolved into from the moment we were conceived in flesh and blood.

It’s a coming home to the soul’s desires.

When we connect with simple pleasure to what we most love doing and we surrender to our own inner song and rhythm, we melt into this new type of existence that demands less of us and more of us at the same time.

The demands of maintaining false-feeling beliefs, protective facades and self-deluding roles are lessened.

The demands of being truthful, authentic, patient, generous and loving to ourselves and ALL others are increased.

So please…let me lay it on the table nice and simply.

Spend more time every day doing what you love and sooner or later, you will feel that ALL you are doing every day is what you love.

So hold on people, I’m not suggesting you quit your job, go on strike from household or family responsibilities or drop everything and disappear into the wilderness….

What I AM saying is that when you spend even 30 minutes each day engaged in something that is your passion and absolute pleasure to do, you make yourself happier and then all the other stuff that needs to be taken care of doesn’t seem like such a burden anymore.

This is where I began eight years ago and my evidence for how this simple-sounding act can change your life is the blessed life I have now where I get to choose my daily activities and spend more and more time doing what I love.

Having no set plans for a day ahead used to make me feel anxious and unimportant, now it feels like a precious gift of freedom and creative possibility.

My sweet husband bought me a fancy new camera for my birthday last week and yesterday, I followed my intuition and devoted an hour in the middle of the day to wandering around a local patch of forest looking for native orchids to photograph.  There weren’t many orchids out yet, but it felt really magical to just be on my own in the bush taking it all in and enjoying the silence of my mind.  This for me, is bliss.

Donkey orchids
Donkey orchids

I realise that for some of you, even knowing what your passions are feels like a puzzle because you’ve been separated from that deeper experience of yourself for quite a while.  It’s okay, help is here:

Four Steps to Finding Your Passions

  1. Meditate each day to get in touch with your deeper self.
  2. Spend some time journaling or talking to someone close to you about what you loved doing as a child.
  3. Ask the universe for guidance and begin noticing what activities you feel most drawn to you that gradually begin presenting themselves via emails, suggestions from friends, invitations and community newspapers and notice boards.
  4. Try something new or pick up an old hobby but most of all be open to new experiences and approach them all with fun and lightness in your heart.

Alternatively, make a booking with me and I’ll provide you with my intuitive guidance to assist you in gaining true clarity about your natural gifts and talents.  Click here for more information...

Love whatever you are doing and it will love you back. Blessings, Tricia