I have been visiting some amazing homes with even more amazing people. Each day that I share with someone, I just delight in the path that life can take us on. I am in St. Louis today, having just driven in last night from Marseilles, Illinois where I was staying with my artist-friend, Amy Cavaness.
Amy’s home is tucked away into a little patch of woods out in the country. Before I left, I made a video (below) in which I shared some of my thoughts about my Inner Gypsy Wild Woman and left an simple way for you to connect with your Inner Wanna Be. I would love to hear more about what wishes to share itself with the world. I can tell you from personal experience, it is liberating!
Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion. – Margo Anand
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February 13, 2013 on the Creativity Tribe Party Line, I will be sharing 6 Self-Love Tips to Move You From Lonely to Loved in 2013. Call in to be part of the call which will include an opportunity for Hot Seat Coaching. It’s FREE. Make this the year you reach for more love.
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I have been sitting with my Paint Mojo Texas experience, letting myself gently make my way into a fuller understanding of the process and what it means to me. One part of the weekend keeps standing out and is ready to be shared.
The second morning we were at Paint Mojo Texas, Tracy Verdugo, our teacher, took a walk out on the dirt roads of The Lotus Ranch. After lunch, she asked us to join her for an excursion. We blindly followed her, as we had all weekend, but instead of trustingly delving into the landscape of our imaginations through paint and brush, we made our way to a lotus pond.
As we wrapped our new sisterhood around the edge of the pond, we giggled like school girls. The tiny frogs made their ways from lily pad to lily pad as we, one by one, shared what the weekend had been like for us. Every woman had a different story, and every story felt like a square on a giant quilt that we all shared. After only a few short days, we had found connections that were steeped in meaning, meaning that unfolded like magic in front of us.
Anyone can host or teach a painting retreat, but it takes a special team to put the mojo into a retreat. Tracy Verdugo brought a soulFULLness to the weekend that left me wanting for nothing. Our hostess, Selah Gay approached the retreat as if it were her own personal masterpiece. She crafted her love of what she was doing into every detail. It was exactly what a girl might dream of an art retreat being.
Now, that lotus pond……I returned at sunset on the last day just minutes before leaving. The blue haze of twilight just strong enough to catch me before the sun went down. Over one shoulder, a glowing full moon, and just within ear shot the howls and hollers of a few coyotes and a pack of wild artist women settling in for an after party. I wouldn’t be staying, but my heart was sure to linger even as I drove through the Texas Hill Country, making my way.
Coming soon…. images from the retreat and the ways this retreat has changed the way I think about life.
Today’s AEDM offering comes out of a series of works I am doing around healing art. I shared earlier in the month that I have been using little works of art as medicine for years. On the adventure to embrace life fully, I have been working with the cards more often. Today’s card will ultimately be sent to a doctor I have teamed up with to help me with wellness and longevity practices. (Don’t worry, I am in fine health, just wanting to keep it that way!)
I am headed out on an adventure today. I made a video to tell you all about it, and by the end, I turned my excitement about my big dreams around and set out a challenge for YOU. What action will you take towards making your dreams come true this week? Use the comments below to claim what you will do, then head back here and let us know how you did. Let’s start supporting one another as we put our Big Dreams in Action!
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Next Creativity Tribe Event
Join me as I travel up Middle America and back again from South Texas to the Art Retreat in Wisconsin. I am inviting you to take an inner journey along the way. Look for details about the Journey of the Inner Wanna Be's!
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