Happy New Year!

Well here it is the most controversial year in living memory!  If you subscribe to the view that your thoughts create your reality, now is a good time to stop and take stock of what you want your reality to be in this coming year.

Happy New Yea

Some people are forecasting times of great physical upheavals upon the earth while others predict that there is going to be a great spiritual awakening. Whatever the case may be it does seem that we are living through times of great change.  Our world financial system is on the verge of collapse and it seems that no one really knows quite what to do about that. However is this necessarily a bad thing – the fact that it’s collapsing? Sometimes we need to experience radical change in our lives in order to move onto something better.  If we are to afraid to make the changes ourselves then we often find that some outside event will force our hand, which can be even more traumatic.

Today’s Question: What are you focusing on that will become your reality in 2012?

Well we are out the starting gate and off to a running start – I can’t quite believe I find myself here – but it is all flowing nicely so I’m on for the ride.

To find out more about the competition please check it out HERE. I’m really passionate about this project as I see it as an opportunity to combine two of my greatest loves, being creative and helping others to find their creativity, and personal development.  OK so that’s three!

So as a favor I am going to ask you to go to Illuminating The Creative Way and check it out .  The first part of the competition requires us to get as many people as possible to vote for us.  If you feel like i,t  leave a comment here on the blog to let me know what you think Id really appreciate your feed back …..

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Stepping Out

We are creatures of habit.  We form our own rituals and enact them daily, weekly and tell ourselves this is who we are.  The only problem with that is if we change that ritual, what does that mean about who I am now?

As we grow older, I think this is one of the main problems we face because many people are so immersed in their own stories that to change is to deny who they think they are.  They’ve become a set of learnt beliefs.

So what you might ask, has this got to do with creativity?  Well everything actually. Why?  Because to grow I need to challenge my own boundaries, which I can‘t do if I refuse to step beyond what I already know…  What if we as children refused to put on bigger clothes simply because:

  • we thought the present ones were better,
  • we thought they were the only ones that existed, or
  • we would never find anything we liked as much………….

Substitute any excuse you can think of for not stepping out.  What boundary are you refusing to step over today?

Stepping Into The Unknown

Stepping Into The Unknown

That seems too big? –  let’s look at a gentle approach then…..

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