What’s next? Now all the Excitement’s Over….

What's next,christmas tree

 Well that’s a very good question.  What is next? About now most people are running around madly trying to get Christmas shopping done, and wondering how they are going to fit in all the work functions, relations visiting, Christmas cooking and mow the lawns.  On top of all that, if you run a business, there is all the business stuff to do before Christmas and then thinking about next year, which is nearly  upon us.

I belong to a master mind group of artists and we have decided to get together between Christmas and New Year and do some vision boards together so we can really get a handle on what’s next for the coming year.  This is not a new idea, but is something that can help focus you  on what you really want, throughout your day.

Is there a secret to creating a vision board that works? In a word YES: Your vision board needs to focus on how you want to feel.  It ought not to focus on just the stuff you want like new cars and houses etc. it’s great to include the material stuff, however where many people go wrong is that those are the things they focus on, the actual things themselves.The most important  thing about manifesting is often not taught to people.  And to repeat it again…. It is all about how you feel. 

Part of that is connected to how in alignment you are with the thing you are wanting.  For example, lets say, that I’m wanting to go on a trip to France.  However, I might be scared of flying or get very nervous about being in a place where I don’t speak the language.  I might have ten different fears around travelling.  Now I can have that picture of France on my vision board, and the plane to get there and the place I’m wanting to stay, however it won’t manifest because my fear will be constantly pushing it away. You would need to focus very strongly on the wonderful feeling you would have standing gazing at the Eiffel Tower – or what ever floats your boat.

Eiffel tower photo

If you want to read a bit more about vision boards check out this article in The Huffington Post

Pix Credits : Eiffel Tower: Pexels

                       Christmas tree : Geralt

Being Creative At Christmas.

Being creative at Christmas is one of the things I love about Christmas. Creativity and Christmas seem to go together.  This often seems to be a time when people make an extra effort to be creative.

There is a man near where we live, who just transforms his house at Christmas time.

Being creative at Christmas

 

Not only does he do this, he also makes up little packets of reindeer food and gives them out to the kids!

Being creative at Christmas

 

Other people will make their gifts, for the important people in their lives, or even make their Christmas cards.  In this day and age when we are surrounded by so much commercialism and cheap junk made in China, people are becoming more and more appreciative of hand crafted things.  To receive a gift that someone has taken the time out of their busy lives to actually make, to give us, means so much more. One of the most treasured gifts I have ever received was this beautiful hand worked bag my best friend once gave me.

Being creative at Christmas

 

This Week’s Question: How are you being creative at Christmas this year?

Look For Thursday’s Post: The Lovebirds

Next Monday’s Post: Emotions in art and Abstraction. How do these things relate to each other?

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