Far out my friends, it's by no means easy.. but wow… I've noticed the 'relief' creeping in. The sort of relaxing in my muscles.. or 'tension spots' where I carry that reflex to 'check it' 'check it' 'check it' …
and Sunday while driving to Brisbane I listened in the a WONDERFUL podcast, I am such an evangelist when it comes to this kind of thing, I feel like pulling my car over and announcing to the world.. "HEYYY I'M LISTENING TO SOMETHING REALLY FREAKIN COOL… DO YOU WANT THE LINK?" … *shakes head… I knoooow.. it's a little nuts, but that must be why I feel like I am somewhat of an 'inspirer' … I can not help but share about things that bring me joy/peace/enrichment/life enhancment… etc etc. If I could find the transcript I'd have sliced out some pieces for you.. Jamie Catto spoke about turning out wounds into rocket fuel for our gifts.. or something a bit like that. and our shadow parts.. like our BITCH.. need to come out and play in a controlled environment. I wholeselfedly agree. *Oh… funny thing… he has a fb group.. which as soon as I can in February.. I'm thinking I'll join. *eye-roll.
So here's the link : breaking-the-approval-addiction-and-expressing-our-creative-gifts
here we go… a 'grab' from Jamie Catto's site …
You can of course.. find and listen to interviews from Tami Simon via itunes as well. sounds true is the name to search. Ohhh wow… and he mentioned how Facebook is such an addictive thing because it feeds our need/desire/want for approval. Why else would we care how many 'likes' something receives. So… I'm not going to go all fb bashy… I have also noticed how brilliant it is for me to connect with people in a flash, and to share my workshops and things like that. It's become an invaluable helpful tool in my life… and… a sucktastic brain drain… both. That's why I'm off it for January.. just recalibrating myself… well.. giving it a good go at the least… and will return in February.. with hopefully a little more discipline and care about time spent.
On a visit to ikea yesterday I saw this cuuute little puppet.. I'm noticing crowns all over the place of late… they remind me about Sovereignty.. and being Queen of my own domain… :) … and yes like a big kid.. I put my hand inside and took a photo of this puppet being bold. hehe. .. it tooks some self control to not buy her, and a few other super cute toys they had there.
also.. a rather funky cafe/shop/display thing was set up inside ikea that I just LOVED. little video to show you.
I wish… there was a funky place like this in our communities .. where we could meet and art and collaborate and create… and of course have tea… and sugar free treats.
bye for now,
love Denise xo
I have two workshops planned for February.. please share link with your buddies if you feel to. xoxo
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