I'm here in my Waters Edge Studio. It feels somewhat strange. Familiar. But abandoned. Lifeless.
I look upon my dream board (created 2007) and realize that most everything on it has come true. The picture of the woman coming out of the cocoon speaks to me this day. That and the quote: "RETIREMENT is like a second childhood. Now, what do you really want to be when you grow up?" That's a good question! I think that I have emerged to become an artist and now I am entering on a new path. Where will it take me?
Children have my heart! I am drawn to them. They look me in the eyes and we have a knowing of where they have been. Believing in their adventure to become all that they are meant to be, I want to be an artist that is an activist for children's well-being.
Creating mandalas that actually take the breath away with their awesomeness, touching ones soul, is my wish. To do that, one needs some time alone. In the studio. With candles lit and music playing to really activate my best work. Let my hands be the tools and let the Universe use them to bring out the BEST that is in me. The simplicity of the Circle Door Studio could be a great nurturing place to be creative.
An awareness of my voice these past few days has me thinking. It's been strange. Not sounding like myself. Strained somehow. Is it telling me something about myself? Was I not looking forward to 'coming home'? Is Wisconsin still my home? Actually, I am bone cold here. I think that I have moved my HOME to Florida. This body belongs there. My hopes and dreams are there.
Aah but my family is here. They live here. I need to be with them. I need to be in their energy. I need to regroup in their presence. But I belong in Florida.
I long to pack up some familiar things to take to my new home, but much of what is here can stay here. What once was important, is no longer. I can live without these THINGS!
Many of these THINGS motivated me to be where I am today. They helped to form my current self. I can bless them, thank them, and let go. They are gentle reminders of the person that I once was. But they do not represent who I have become. Who I am now!
As I leave the cocoon behind, what do I NEED to take with me now? This is the question to ask. Like a hiker taking the bare necessities in his backpack, what will I take forward on this adventure? My current mission: to selectively pack up and ship books and notions to the Circle Door Studio.
And so this day begins with the #1 energy of new beginnings. How appropriate!
What do you really need for your journey? Are you traveling light?
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