Friday, January 16, 2009

Secret #2: Honouring Your Inspirations

For this session of The Next Chapter, I'm leading a group through 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women. The energy and inspiration is amazing! Just email me
if you'd like to join us.

This week's secret is honouring your inspirations.

Over the years, one of the ways that I have consistently recognized and reinforced my inspirations, tastes, interests and priorities has been through collaging. Generally, I let myself choose images very intuitively and then I put them together and see what there is to discover. This week I thought a great exercise for honouring my inspirations would be to look at my current Dreamboard and see what my choices reveal.

Dreamboard Inspirations

  • I believe in magic.
  • I'm currently longing for ease, relaxation and self-care.
  • I love sparkle.
  • I relish the amazingness of women.
  • I'm learning that slowing down doesn't mean easing up. Slow can be powerful.
  • I feel the power of focus.
  • I love and am attracted to intensity.
  • I believe in a world of magic and wonder.
  • I want to study Soul Coaching with Denise Linn.
  • I want to put on my show about the Snow Queen.
  • I love fantastical, epic tales.
  • I'm passionately in love with my husband.
  • I want to connect and communicate with wonderful, creative people.
  • I love to move.
  • I am deeply connected to the rhythms of life and am coming to terms with growing older.
  • I appreciate and enjoy luxury.
  • I feel the fire of my soul.
  • I have some attitude.
  • I love to celebrate.
  • I am determined.
  • Art is a part of my life.
  • My spiritual connection is always with me, always a part of me.
  • I am an adventuress.
  • Shine! Sparkle! Glow!

Some of these things are very familiar to me, others are new and some took me a while to recognize. This week I'm going to think about how I can integrate more of these things into my life, especially "slow and powerful." That's an entirely new energy for me, and it's calling. It will be interesting to explore.

I hope you're inspired to make your own dreamboard. Feel free to join us each full moon. For more information, click here.

And don't miss out on my interview with Sacred Suzie this week. You can hear it here.


Kathryn Costa said...

I love your list. I made mine before visiting anyone else's blog. I could add all of your items onto my list!

"Art is part of my life." I'm so happy to say that this is now true for me. It wasn't always but it is now.

Thank you again for guiding us on this wonderful journey of self discovery.

Secret Wish Jar said...

I've never looked at my collages or dreamboards this way, what a wonderful idea!

"I feel the fire of my soul" - I love this sentence. Keep the fire going!

Genie Sea said...

"I feel the fire of my soul." Stunning. I feel it too my friend. I feel the fire of your soul, and it encompasses the world. :)

Suzie Ridler said...

Adventuress?! I LOVE that Jamie! You are and so much more. I love that you are so engaged in life, love, art and spirituality. You shine so bright!

Lisa said...

Of course you believe in magic - you ARE magic! Way to go believing in yourself, you adventuress! Shine sparkle glow indeed.

Lisa said...

"I relish the amazingness of women." I love that! It shows.

Oh, and there's an award for you at my blog. I know you're looking for one more thing to do. ha! Nah, you don't have to pass it on but I simply had to include you in my list.

LissaL said...

"My spiritual connection is always with me, always a part of me" I may have to add this to my list :)

Pen said...

what a wonderful way of honouring your inspiration and decipher the subtle messages sent from your soul!

gma said...

It's so cool to discover something about yourself within your collages. Thanks once again for hosting this blog.
The interview with Suzie sparkled!!

Anonymous said...

oh wow jamie!!! what a fabulous way to look at your dreamboard!!! i'm totally inspired!!! hee hee!!! thank YOU!!! shine, sparkle and glow!!!

and i LOVE your dreamboard... to me it seems so quiet and still, yet so full of movement... i know this totally doesn't make any sense, but i feel it... the still then the movements.... then back to the still... i love it!!! magical!!!

peace and love to you jamie!!!

Claudia said...

Look what magic is happening, such wonderful connections! I loved the interview with Suzie, what a joy to hear you laughing together!

Enchanted Dawn said...

Wonderful collage and list, Jamie. But I think with your love of all things that glitter and sparkle, we need to get you some glitter glue or glitter pens for fun!

I think you'd be awesome at Soul Coaching. Is there a training you can take with Denise Linn?

Caroline said...

Love your list - and the big tortoise in your collage is a great way to show the power of slowing down.

I misread your 4th from last as:

Art is a party of my life.


esk said...

There's nothing like connecting and communicating with wonderful, creative people...which is why I am loving this book blogging group!

Serena Lewis said...

Fabulous inspirations, Jamie! The fire of your soul emanates outwards to all who know you and, they too, feel warmed by your glow. Your zest and enthusiasm for life has me entranced....YOU are a wonderful inspiration for which I am deeply grateful ~ :)

Miss Robyn said...

You are the perfect wild, wise woman! I absorb your words like a sponge xoxo

Lisa PN said...

What a brilliant list! So great! Many thanks for putting this all together. I don't know how much i will be able to contribute in the next few weeks, but i look forward to reading the book along with everyone!

I just found out that one of teachers in my Creativity Coaching is Gail McMeekin, what a small world!

Mjfontaine said...

I must admit that your list was the first one that inspired me and it gave me a great prompt.

As always an inspiration and great board.

Anonymous said...

I am sick this week, my bed is my haven. I am not able to go to work but I have been reading everyone's posts for week 2. I'm finding joy everywhere and that is making me feel better.
Your words about slow and powerful are what I am taking from here today. I am going to take it slowly and will feel better soon.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I, too feel my spiritual connection is always with me. More so nowadays than ever. I know it has always been close. Now, I open to it and it never fails to cross over and embrace my heart.

Stacey said...

Love your list. Such wonderful things - a nice look at you. Since starting this book I have been noticing what I am drawn to when I am out and about and while looking at magazines. I feel a great shift within me - such a passion for certain things - some new some long time loves - but I am more aware. I will do a list like you - because I think it will be interesting to look back on it and see where it takes me - how it shows in my jewelry designs - in my life.

Unknown said...

I also love your list. I related to most of your likes but this one struck me this morning:

"I'm learning that slowing down doesn't mean easing up. Slow can be powerful".

I have always been slow. So many see this as a bad thing to be. I feel I am one of the luck ones who get this idea!

Have a great hair day! Becci