Monday

New Sketches










There are a couple of new sketches in my journal. :)



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Sunday

Spring Is Here


Normally, February would be the coldest month of the year here in Latvia.

But this year, winter has been really short and mild and meteorologists say that the average day temperature is constantly staying above the freezing point.

They say the snowdrops are blooming at some places. Haven't seen any myself yet, but the willows show pretty big catkins already.

So, yes, spring must be here. YAY!!!

How is it where you are?

Thursday

Freedom

I am still at the very beginning of the transcription process of that Inner Reconciliation Certification Course with GP Walsh. And every day I work at it I learn something new.

In the fragment I worked at today, G mentioned Joseph Campbell, who said, that the psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the sage swims with delight.

And G added: "Freedom is an absence of knowing, an absence of certainty that allows every moment to define itself to you as it is and as it's happening.

This is how we walk into a situation as a Master because we walk in without an agenda.

Rather than trying to force the circumstances to conform to what we need in order to feel safe we simply let the circumstance be whatever they are and we find a whole due set of resources within us to respond to it.

Getting used to that feeling of not knowing is actually freedom. Uncertainty is freedom. Certainty is bondage."

Have never heard anything that resonated with my understanding of freedom more. Just wow! 

Monday

Are You Thinking About Writing?

  1. Quit smoking in the hope of growing old. It takes a long time to write. People go to books for wisdom and older authors tend to have more of it.
  2. Notice. If you're writing, you're a writer. If you're talking about it or thinking about it, I'm not so sure. Writing is ninety-eight percent work and two percent magic.
  3. Plot comes first. The plot is the architecture of your novel. You wouldn’t build a house without a plan. If I wrote without a plot, it would just be a pile of bricks. Characters are your servants. They must serve your plot.
  4. Pay attention to your passions. They are the key to starting and finishing the book you are meant to write. I don’t believe in talent. I believe in passion. 
  5. Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
  6. You can do hard things. When I wrote The Poisonwood Bible, I would practice writing one scene from the viewpoint of each of the four daughters – until their voices started to sound authentic. 
  7. I research a novel six ways to Sunday. I don’t want to lie to the reader; I want you to trust me.
Makes totally sense to me. How about you? Let me know in the comments, please.

Sunday

We Are Born Again

Today, I received a newsletter from Lauren Gorgo with the link to her new 5D report, a really heartening one.

It looks like the seemingly never ending time of purging and morphing (at times - very painfully) could be over. *pheeeeew*

"...as our personal hologram begins to morph to reflect our true nature, we are simultaneously reconnecting with our cosmic creator power…remembering how to manage our balancing male-female forces with aplomb.  And as we begin to work more directly with the universal forces that are offered freely to those of pure heart & mind, the divine mechanism for creation activates in our DNA and we are able to enact our soul plans with perfection, quickly and effectively able to accomplish the impossible…to the extent that our well-honed capabilities will literally seem like magic to those around us."

And this is exactly, what I have started to experience partially since January already. And it seems like magic even to myself. :)

How about you? Has anything changed in the way you move in this world lately?

Saturday

Daily Routine For Creative People

Today, I stumbled upon this article by Sarah Green.

Not that I can agree with author's personal preferences, but I found lots of stuff to ponder in it.

And, to me, the ending seems to be just brilliant:

"Being forced to follow the ruts of someone else’s routine may grate, but they do make it easier to stay on the path.
And that of course is what a routine really is — the path we take through our day. Whether we break that trail ourselves or follow the path blazed by our constraints, perhaps what’s most important is that we keep walking."
There is no doubt it's true in my world. How about yours?


Thursday

I Went For A Walk


We had two days with wonderful sunny weather, but I had absolutely no time for walks except for the short spurts with our dog.

I had to work at that translation. Delivered it in the last minute, but still managed it. YAY!

And, today, the weather has changed. It's covered, cold, and drizzling. But, I still went for a walk as soon as I could. And am really proud about it. :)



Wednesday

My Loyal Helper

Hi there!
I'm working at a translation right now.
Have to work like a mad one if I don't want to continue doing it the whole night through.
So, no time for writing actually.


But look at my desk!
My journal and pens are still extremely close by
and I manage to find time to write down something now and then. :)

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Monday

A Chain of Synchronicities


Today, I'm getting ready to teach my first bead weaving class after years. And it's happening because of a chain of synchronicities I experienced when I stepped over my fear and listened to my gut on a day a couple of weeks ago. So, dearies, it's totally worth it! At least in my world. :)

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Sunday

It Might Be Finished

Today, I worked a bit more at the painting from yesterday and it might be finished until I decide otherwise. :)


What do you think?

And I got even a nice byproduct: these stripes of paper towel soaked in dry pigments and acrylic medium. :)

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