Now that I'm self-employed, I spend a lot of time in my art/zen room creating, writing, looking up at these flags. I watch the sun shift its light through the window; my dog sleeps on my lap while I look for freelance work; I take tea breaks and read Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block and remember how utterly beautiful her writing is. These days are good, quiet, busy. These days are the ones I dreamed of many months ago, so it's only natural that I would start worrying about losing them. I try not to think about it though, and I do the best work I can do and relish each dreamy moment. Today I finished my second ebook, Keep Walking - A Journey Through the Deserts of Life. Throughout the whole writing process the words just flowed, so I know this book was meant to be. There are people out there who need this information. I needed it! I wrote it to help me figure out how to get through the transitional periods in life. I wrote it because I needed to be my own cheerleader, my own guide through what felt like a massive desert that I was never getting out of. If this sounds like something that might help you, pop on over to The Sacred Middle and get your free copy. Right now I'm listening to a beautiful song of chimes and flute called Dreamcatcher by Angels of Venice. There's something about the sound of chimes that brings peace. I think of light breezes and daydreaming by tiny waterfalls.
I have something extra special to share with you today.
Leonie Dawson's Creative Goddess E-course!
Have you heard of Leonie Dawson or the Goddess Guidebook? It's a magical place where you can create, play, connect, share, learn, inspire, be inspired!
The Creative Goddess E-course is about all this and more, and you have TWO days left to sign up. When you do, you get access to a treasure chest of guided meditations, colorful workbooks, videos, and the goddess forum where you can share your creative journey with others.
I love, love, love all of Leonie's creations and highly recommend this course if you're feeling creatively stuck, want to get back into making art, enjoy artsy things, or don't think you have a creative bone in your body. You do!
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The Creative Goddess e-Course is a powerful, spirited way for you to experience creativity in a whole new way. The e-course is six weeks to discover the Creative Goddess in you.
* Every week you will be assigned Creative Goddess projects to do for the week in a range of creative mediums ~ you will be exploring new ways of creating and connecting with the gorgeous soul, wisdom & beauty inside you. * Six hand-drawn, illustrated and painted ebooks and three sets of worksheets guiding you on creating art as a sacred practice, how to find healing on your journey, walking through your stucknesses, how to create sacred space and discovering the Goddess in you. * Six videos each week from me and Charlie the Happy Healer Dog guiding you on the next part of your Creative Goddess journey. * Six guided30 minute MP3 goddess meditations by me to work with for each part of the course. These are incredibly powerful resources, and are worth the price of the course alone.
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I absolutely cannot wait for next Friday – my first official
day as writer, artist, and solopreneur extraordinaire. What will I do on my
first day of self-employment? Wake up when my body says it’s time to wake up,
workout early in the day, work on my e-book, write my heart out, network,
paint, and generally be all kinds of giddy that I have so much time to do what
I want. I might even take a nap. It’s the rhythm of nature, you know, to take
I’ll be doing a lot of writing over at The Sacred Middle, if
you care to take a gander, but I won’t forget Ophelia Blooming. This blog has
been my fairy child for so, so long and I’m sorry to have ever abandoned it. I
want to share with you my attempts at painting fairies and mermaids, videos
about poetry and tea, creative quests, and whatever else my little brain thinks
of when I’m trying to go to sleep at night.
I smile just thinking about it! I can’t wait, I can’t wait,
I can’t wait!!!
Things are changing again. Just like last time, I knew it
was coming. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you know the last big
change was 3 years ago when a relationship failed and everything I had imagined
for the future went up in ashes.
Unlike last time, I knew this change would be something
exciting. My soul jumped around in my body and demanded adventure.
That’s why I decided to resign from my cushy, comfortable
job and go at it alone. Be my own
boss, write my own story. As of August 2nd
I am no longer walking someone else’s path.
Do I know what’s going to happen? No clue. Am I scared?
Absolutely. My only plan is to do what I love, do what inspires me, and have a
whole lotta faith. If my future is anything like my past, I know I will be
taken care of.
How about you? Any “life quakes” happening in your world?
How are you coping?
I've been thinking about circles lately and how they play such a huge part in nature and in everyday life. I want to draw a mandala that represents the sacred middle. I want to start a women's circle where I can connect with other women and share secrets, thoughts, tears, and laughter.
Circles are everywhere - they are the thumbprint of God.
And isn't it magic that we are made of galaxies and fire and earth and stars?
I've decided to resurrect Ophelia Blooming and use it as my personal blog. I'm also blogging at The Sacred Middle, but content is focused on transition, change, receiving clarity, and getting through the meantime. It's a space for you and helping you create a beautiful future by honoring the present moment. Ophelia Blooming is a space for me, but I'm sharing it with you. If you happen to like reading my poetry and stories and personal thoughts, all the better!
So for those of you who once followed Ophelia Blooming I say welcome back, and for new readers I say hello! Would anyone like some hibiscus tea?