January 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
Mr. Doubt was stalking me yesterday. Oh, and he was oh so convincing. I had a long conversation in my head about worthlessness, oh poor little me, I was knocked down..literally. Finally, my kind husband reminded me it was merely a thought gone wild, a dash of emotion thrown in…but it was still just a thought. He told me to witness it and then throw out the thought like dirty dishwater.
Well, that helped me a bit. So I searched for a picture to make it visual for me, and I slapped that thought right out of my head…and you know what I was able to go into the studio and actually create something…So when Mr Doubt rears his ugly head remember it is only a thought, witness the thought as a thought, and slap the hell out of it before he reeks hell on your day….Good bye doubt!
January 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
January 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s that time of year again…We set our goals, we write them down, we post them on our walls…but alas they seem to go to tatters, and are soon forgotten. Now I have had plenty of goals in my life…plenty of… I wish I could…
It wasn’t until I could see my goals, dreams, and visions that things really started to turn around in my life. You see…. the subconscious works with images. So in order to set the track we must visually map our dreams, hopes and wishes.
So I would like to share with you one of the techniques I use to help me envision my dreams, and also keep me motivated to pursue my dreams even when the ugly ogre of doubt rears its ugly head.
Welcome, the Dream Book. It is a standard issue composition book. The black and white marbled kind. I use this book as a sketchbook, dream book, and goal book. I list all of the dreams as they come true. It is an active book that is continually getting added to and refined. It has every goal I wish for big and small for the year. Those goals I wish for the future, lets say 5, 10 and 20 years out go in the back two pages. These I look at every now and then. It is the book with all of its images that I look at every morning before I make my to do list, and every evening before bed. Then I try to see it in my mind’s eye and envision myself in each situation.
First, get a composition book, found at any drugstore.
Next collage the front cover with inspiring quotes, and ideas that will remind you of your dreams. You can always add to it as the year goes on. Today you are designing the skeleton of the book.
The first page should be a typewritten list of your goals. This will guide you for your visuals.
Each page thereafter will be dedicated to one of your goals.
Today you are making the skeleton book, you can always add, paint, draw sketch, and doodle on the pages later to flesh them out. Add yourself into the goals. Whatever it takes to feel them as manifested. Try it is lots of fun.
Continue on with each page until you have visualized each goal and dream.
As you add more goals and dreams add them onto more pages, and retype the front goal page.
As dreams become manifested write in big cap letters DREAMS DO COME TRUE!
I dare you to play the game! Be careful what you wish for it just might come true! Happy New Year!! xo Marie