Happy Christmas,Merry Christmas,Xmas

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

and wishing you

AN ABUNDANT AND JOY FILLED 2017.

See you in the New Year!!

Best Wishes From

KADIRA

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

new year photo

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Well Christmas has been and gone in it’s usual frenzied fashion. The  New Year is upon us and indeed we are into it already… after the dust of the New Year celebrations has settled, perhaps you can find time for a little reflection. But we do that don’t we? We think about the previous year, maybe we even get out our last New Year’s resolutions and discover that we didn’t even manage to fulfill half of them. You know how it is… it seems there are always some resolutions that you keep taking over from one year to the next. What kind of things might they be? Well… lose weight, get up early, meditate, join the gym, spend two hours a day painting and so on.

Why do you think it is that we seem to be unable to reach some of these goals? Well the likely answer is, that it’s not really important to us. Even though we might like to think these things are a priority, our past and present actions tell us what is really important to us.

So if you are not spending enough time painting, or marketing your own art business or whatever it might be that you aren’t doing, the unfortunate truth is, that it is just not that important to you. The New Year is a good time for a reappraisal your goals. What do you really, really, really want? Here is an exercise for you. Take your  journal, or a piece of paper and at the top of it write:

WHAT DO I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WANT?

Then using bullet points , proceed to write down as many things as you can think of that you do really, really, really want. And only put them if you really, really, really want them. If you can’t put 3 reallys  then you probably don’t really want the thing.  

This is a good way to put together a wish list for 2016  !!Happy New Year!!

new year 2016 photo

 

This Weeks Question: What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2016? 

Look For Next Week’s Post: More on Yearly Planning

FUTURE POSTS: Please take note that I am going to return to posting on my Monday as I’ve found Sunday posting really a struggle.  Sorry for the muck around, but Life is just too busy at the moment.  So my next post will be on MONDAY THE 11TH JANUARY 2016

 

Pix Credits: lumpi (Pixabay  geralt (Pixabay)

                     !!!!Happy New Year!!!!

                                   2015

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the New Year, New Beginnings – a Fresh Start! Of course we welcome it in with a big

New Year

New Year

!!BANG!!

A new year always brings those thoughts of GOALS and new resolve. I’d like to talk about that for a bit. It’s all very well to have a goal, however is your goal like this?

new year How clear is your goal?

A bit fuzzy perhaps?

 

Yes you have a big goal, but no details yet.

Or maybe you have more than one goal – lovely shiny objects!

new year goals - shiny objects

How clear are they?Is there too much background clutter – other things competing for your attention?

Or is your goal focused?

New Year - A focused goal

A focused goal

OK you’ve picked one  – its shiny, its bright, its colourful, promising – so what’s next?

  • Well if you have more than one, which one comes first?
  • Do you have the same clarity round all of them?
  • Is one goal bigger than the other?
  • When do you want to achieve it by – very important?

So that’s a few thoughts on goals – food for thought perhaps.  I find if I’m not careful, I end up with great lists of goals and swamp myself and end up achieving very few of them.

Have a wonderful 2015 everyone and I look forward to sharing more thoughts on art, creativity and all that stuff – in the coming year.

LET THE CREATIVITY UNFOLD!

Posted by: Kadira Jennings

Pix Credits: Kadira Jennings

 

I wish you a Joyful and Abundant New Year. And what does that have to do with the War of Art?

So here we are again – a New Year has rolled around and we are all wondering where the last one went and thinking about what’s coming up.

We reach for our diaries and journals and madly make lists and vow to turn over a new leaf.  Well that’s all vey fine in theory, however we must ask ourselves – why do we keep putting the same things on the list year after year and never seem to get them done. Well there’s a very good reason for this you see.  It’s called Resistance.  I have just read the most wonderful book, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield .

The War of Art is a MUST READ.  If you do nothing else this year to enhance your creative flow, get this book and read it. Why am I so passionate about it? This quote says it all really… “ Most of us have two lives.  The life we live, and the unlived life within us.  Between the two stands Resistance.

”The book then goes on to identify Resistance, our relationship to it and what we might do about it. It says, ‘Resistance is the most toxic force on the planet. …. To yield to Resistance deforms our spirit.  It stunts us and makes us less than we are and were born to be.”

“What does resistance feel like?

First, unhappiness. We feel like hell. A low-grade misery pervades everything. We’re bored; we’re restless. We can’t get no satisfaction. There’s guilt, but we can’t put our finger on the source. We want to go back to bed; we want to get up and party. We feel unloved and unlovable. We’re disgusted. We hate our lives. We hate ourselves. Unalleviated, Resistance mounts to a pitch that becomes unendurable. At this point, vices kick in. Dope, adultery, web surfing .”

I think that after you have read this book you will have a much better handle on why you just cant get to – that painting, replanting the rose garden, setting up your studio or any other creative endeavour you are ‘wanting ‘ to do.

This Week’s Question:What are your biggest Resistance greeblies?

Look For Thursday’s Post: Recent work from Kadira – Golden Light

Next Monday’s Post: Emotions in art – a way towards abstraction

Posted by : Kadira Jennings

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