Category Archives: Art
You’ve heard me speak of Goddess Leoni and her Amazing Life and Biz planners, courses, and beautiful spirit before. Her art may be fun and whimsical and colorful–one of those reasons I love her stuff!–And she’s also an inspiring generous spirit, with a loving heart and wonderfully savvy business brain.
I love her stuff and love that I have access to all of it anytime I need it….and she’s created and added even more in the years since I first joined her goddess circle community.
There are good, beautiful, creative goddesses in her community. I feel like a satellite in her solar system, a kindred spirit, a soul sister. If any of you are at all interested in also tapping in to her programs, inspiration, how-to’s, resources, connecting to other creative spirits, et cetera, this month would be a good time to get in… She’s offering a September Sale–membership in monthly installments, instead of annual memberships–which is still an option. (She has never offered a monthly option before…so this is a very sweet special.)
Leoni has inspired and helped literally thousands of women,and in a way that I admire and feel good about sharing. It’s worth a look for yourself. Not everyone likes to mix fun and art and spirit and business together…and play and personality too. I’m one that does, and who loves to connect and work with creative types who do also. And she offers a lot…That’s all for now, except to note in full disclosure that Leoni’s Shining Life & Biz Academy link I’m using here is my personal affiliate link to her site. Affiliate links are one of Leoni’s ways of generously giving back and supporting her Life & Biz Academy members, who love her stuff and share with others like themselves. Both Leoni and I are truly about helping women of spirit and art and creativity grow their greatness and make a living and a life doing what they love, being who they are.
Blessings to all of us as we grow and create and shine more of who we really are. – Anne
Life is a game. And you have all the pieces you need to play right now.
And I believe we do have all the pieces we need to PLAY right now. (I emphasize PLAY because that energy is Creative-Spirited and Fun, Attracting energy. It’s Light and Open… to Inspired Delights!)
This one is in the Kindred Spirit Center today … opened last night when a colleague and her daughter were waiting for a young man to finish a guitar lesson.
Seeing it today, I was compelled to find the remaining border pieces. It was so close to being done…only I could find no more flat-edge pieces…
You have all the pieces you need to play right now…
So I took a closer look.
What if some pieces … already placed … were not in their correct places? Interesting thought.
Sure enough. Two pieces that, while close, were not exact fits. Each seemed to work at the time. Only the art — and fit — were slightly off.
Once exchanged, and correct pieces moved to right places, my frame fit together perfectly…
There’s a metaphor here for Life … and Relationships.
Some pieces seem to fit–maybe not exactly, but good enough …we think. How many have discovered that good enough really wasn‘t after while? And then we find what is….
I marvel how Life is so amazingly precise. We receive all the pieces–of information, resources, angels, inspiration–in perfect timing–to play out our life story and roles. …
There is a rainbow river flowing. Trust it, play in it. We don’t have to create the river, or the rainbow.
Don’t push the river; it flows on its own.
What if we play with a lighter and freer sense of allowing, knowing that our particular puzzle of life has all the precise pieces we need to play … and grow our greatness in … right now? It’s a process…and there are clues.
The Life Skills of our time are more expansive and spiritual and playful than our standard Doing and Logical mindsets. Clearly, we are beings of spirit and light, and Life works with a precision and perfection that’s amazing!
In honor of birthday month; I’m celebrating with a gift.
Purchase a Life Skill kit. It’s an easy place to start. A few common themes coming across more lately:
- Job Transition / Loss / Needing a Change (re-storying You in the aftermath)
- Money … inner game, spirit and soul, being-instead-of-doing, and allowing-and-receiving elements, of abundance flow
- Spirituality . searching . needing simple and feminine-sensitive-spirit-centered . inner-peace-finding, bridges, personal path-taking
- Confidence and Personal Power – healthy boundaries, self-worth, self-talk
- Environments of support and how to create them
- More …
Be gentle with yourselves in the process. Lots of love. – Anne
Hello beautiful goddesses,
A long time ago, I was that kid who got picked on, who don’t fit in, got treated as an outcast, was shunned for whatever reason. I grew up feeling I was ugly, different; and didn’t have many friends in grade school. Seventh grade took me to junior high, a bigger school, and a fresh start, and girls who became friends who didn’t know my past. I liked this new place and people; teachers and what I was learning too.
Early wounds cut deep, though; the influences of feeling different, ugly, lingered underneath. There were lights, glimmers of hope in those early years, though, that helped me to believe that maybe I wasn’t as bad as I’d been told. One of my second-grade classmates, for example, smiled at me, didn’t pick on me, and was nice to me. You have no idea how much light and hope even one person can shine in the heart of a kid like I was. I do. He was a life line. We went to different schools after that. Our lives went on. I knew one day I would thank him for the difference his kindness made to a second-grade little girl–and throughout her life after.
It took thirty-some years and an internet search to finally carry it out. He was a soul connection, holding pieces of my past from a perspective I didn’t have; pieces I wanted to put to rest. We talked for a long time about our lives then and now. He had no idea he’d been an earth angel of light all those years; I learned we were both just kids going through our own things and doing our best to get through each day. Life gave us each lessons in Her school. We’ve stayed in touch, Larry and his wife, Mike and I. He still holds a special place in my heart. And when I’m reading email and laughing out loud, big belly laughs, I hear Michael in the other room call in, “Did you get an email from Larry again?” Oh yes. Another wonderful man who can make me laugh big belly laughs. So good! And, of course, I share and we both laugh and laugh some more.
One person does make a difference. The light of even one person who sees our light…. And know that if one person saw it, others will too. Believe it.
Remind yourself that a swan in a duck pond will feel like a misfit. Remind yourself that there ARE swans, and when you find them, you will be with your people, other beautiful swans like you are.
Extend compassion and kindness to others who are different…especially when it’s something they can do little or nothing about–looks, abilities, family circumstances, whatever. A smile, a conversation, kindness, acceptance; understanding; be a light and see their beauty, like someone else did mine.
In this Life School are many influences that continually shape how we feel about our self inside, who we are becoming and growing into,… individuals friends colleagues associates…family… we connect to regularly;
books we are reading, music we listen to, YouTube videos we watch; movies, media, spaces and places we frequent. These are external influences that affect us internally too. Selectively choose where you can. Others–like being a misfit kid shunned in grade school, or one who lost her mother at an early age, or whatever it was that marked your heart–consider that maybe these are elements divinely orchestrated, chosen perhaps–for lessons and reasons, soul work and sacred contracts still unfolding and equally necessary to all we are yet to become.
Believe in your inner and outer beauty. We are brilliant lights, and it shines through our eyes and glows around us. Tap in. Find your swan sisters and kindred spirits. It helps. And enjoy the adventure of being and becoming more of your naturally beautiful, incredible self.
Blessings and light! – Anne
Personal Renaissance Circles coming soon.
Due to Monday’s frigid forecast here in Wisconsin, MONDAY’S Bridges CLASS, JANUARY 6, will be held via LIVE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE instead. (Call-in details included in materials received at Registration, or call me.)
Stay warm. – Anne
PS. Monday night’s session is especially powerful for woman’s spiritual renaissance and renewal. To discover, include, add a Sacred Feminine, divine imagery in our awareness, and uncover Her primordial presence and Wisdom, our spiritual perspective is expanded and opened, empowered and deepened…. a journey for me that began on another January 6–feast of the Epiphany–and it was… In the Beginning…
Opportunity has opened, and I’m going with its flow fluid fecundity–all of those feminine words. Register here today if you’d like to be part of this inspired, nature-prompted gathering… or schedule another time with me privately.
Blessings JOY and Sparkling light – Anne