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“The invisible painting between people” was the precise translation for the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic for art. Evidently the highest form of art in ancient Egypt, wasn’t their solid gold objects but the invisible painting of relationship. How cool is that!
Naming that invisible space between me and my closest friends has been a creative and playful endeavor. The space between myself and my friend Jill Badonsky, who has been a friend and fellow pioneer in the creative process field for over 25-years, has been named Jill + Lisa = JilLisa.
Months ago for my birthday, she gifted me theater tickets to see the Broadway play Phantom of the Opera. We have been in the countdown ever since. Today is the day we will go…
Five days ago I started sending her virtual cards via text. I sent one of these, each day. Here they are:
Exercise your creative muscles everyday, play and have fun!
More than ever in my life, I find it essential to take breaks throughout my work day and relax. Even a 5-minute break can make a big difference. For instance I just got back to my computer now after connecting to the natural world by walking outside and gazing at a flower. A simple action that keeps me in balance.
I shot this photo while relaxing on a week-long boating trip in the Sea of Cortez this spring. I included it here because gazing at the color of the ocean and sky bring me into a restful peace.
This excerpt from a New York Times article articulates to the importance of renewal:
“Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health.” Article by Tony Schwartz
I’ll end with my 3 R’s (Renew, Rest, Relax) Tip: Pay attention to how you feel in your body today. Stop when you notice any discomfort. Let your intuition guide you to a space of rest. Relax and do less, you’ll be better for it.
Wow, life changes fast. My new business cards arrived in the mail yesterday and now they are already obsolete . My business name has reinvented itself to Change Doctor and I have registered the trademark. I am out of the cocoon that I thought was a butterfly….
So I made lemonade from the lemons. Reinventing one of my old canvas’s ( 12″ by 12″) with 11 of my “old skin”business cards, I added a nautilus shell in the center. Loving Life!
I am passionate about creating. That fiery drive gets me out of my warm bed at 4:30 am every morning to write, draw and follow my intuition before my business day starts.
At 5 am this morning I couldn’t get my book manuscript to open in Google Docs. It disappeared and was not accessible. I passionately wanted to work on it this morning and my plan was to edit the Cocoon to Butterfly book throughout my work day. I could have panicked, but I know it is safe, floating somewhere in Cyberspace. I just can’t touch it this morning.
My soft inner voice guides me, “Not the time to work on your book. It is time to rest. Stop.” My intuition guides me into my den to view the ostrich egg in front of my white Buddha. I am being reminded of the power of egg; invisible to the outer eye, a magical transformation is happening inside. “Trust the process and let go”, I hear.
That image-based wisdom comforts me this morning.
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My imagination went wild this morning when I read this quote by physicist Richard Feynman, “science is imagination in a straitjacket.” Transported into visionary bliss, while reading my new favorite book Hieroglyphic, Stories and Visions for a Better Future, I recalled a vision I had 35 years ago in a near-death experience:
I saw the earth from space and colorful images moved in enormous atmospheric rainbow rivers between separate lands. Then all creatures merged into the fabric of one alive being. I realized I was only a single pore in this global organism. Breathing. Belonging. Blissfully grateful.
Imagining this phenomenal world vision inspires me to help create our upcoming image-based Digital Renaissance. How funny that this beautiful vision was ignited in my imagination this morning by the thought of a straitjacket, confined and limited, yet it took me to a place beyond boundaries. Our new frontier.
No matter where you are today, I would love to know what images are swimming in your imagination this morning and where they are taking you.
I invite you to write back to me about your deeper journey and how you changed or transitioned in 2012 (and entering 2013). How did the butterfly of your own becoming emerge?
How were you able to listen to your deepest self and navigate the change? How did you experience the creative process, ignite your passion, deepen relationships or live the authentic life?
Think following your intuition, creativity, purpose and soul’s journey. Think journaling, mind-mapping, treasure maps (magazine collage),nature time, yoga and movement, meditation, animal connections, time with mentors, favorite quiet and sacred places.
Inspire others through your story!
Short and sweet stories of one or two paragraphs are best (300 words maximum) Please send your story by clicking comment below.