Listen. Because listening’s important:
Hi and welcome to the Re-Enchant Your Life reminder.
Your sacred pause in the day where you’re encouraged to take a moment to stop and tune into your inner wisdom and become present, so that you can reconnect to your personal power and confidently embrace who you’re becoming, as you Re-Enchant Your life and create the change you truly desire.
Today is reminding you to stay true.
To stay true to yourself,
true to your heart,
true to your values,
true to your creative expressions,
and true to your own word and vows.
Don’t let the judgements, expectations, or opinions of others, real or perceived, hold you back.
Often growing up we take on, learn or have drilled into us, the fears, limiting beliefs or repeating patterns of those we love, trust, or rely on for care and support.
We’re taught that to fit in we must adhere to a particular belief system or moral code. And at such a young age we can feel that if we don’t fit in, we won’t be loved, accepted, or worse some people even fear being abandoned or rejected if they don’t do what’s expected of them.
Often these beliefs are the foundations on which we make our decisions as an adult.
They are so much a part of us that we never actually stop to question them, they just steer the show quietly in the background.
You can be sure that these patterns are there when you compromise to the point of losing the joy of your ideas, desires or creativity.
Of course, it may not be possible to always do exactly what we want all of the time, and compromise is often needed, but make sure that if you compromise or change your plans, that you do so from a place of awareness and not purely because you don’t have faith in yourself and your abilities, or you change your mind so that you will fit in.
In this very moment, just pause and take a breath, connect with the creative potential and joy you have burning, or maybe smouldering, within you.
Today’s SHEro Action:
Today’s SHEro action is to question some of the beliefs you have around your creative ability.
You may want to consider the following:
What does the idea of being creative mean to you?
Are you a creative person?
Who first told you that you were or weren’t creative, and how do you continue to perpetuate this belief?
Whose voice do you hear telling you about your own creative abilities?
Do these beliefs about your ability to confidently create serve you, is it time to let any of them go?
Pause, and take a breath. Let yourself feel connected to your creative potential.
“I create all that I desire from my creative cauldron carried within me”
I’ll see you tomorrow for your daily reminder to Re-Enchant Your Life with me, Rebecca-Anuwen,
In the meantime, enjoy being creative!
I am a prolific creator. I love to create.
I’m not much of an artist in a traditional sense, but I’m happiest when I’m creating.
When I was about 10 years old, I was incredibly lucky to have the love and support of a family friend who loved to paint. Many weekends she’d patiently show me how to sketch, use different paints and pastels. I loved it.
When I was doing my exams the only exam I actually wanted to do well in was Art. It was the only result I cared about.
I wanted to go to Art college, but I didn’t think I’d be good enough, so I never applied.
Even when I got my results back, I got the highest award possible for my Art, I received a grade A, and still I didn’t think I’d be good enough to get into Art college, and still never applied.
In fact, I’m not even sure that I actually told anyone that I wanted to go to Art College.
I went on and studied what I considered ‘useful’ topics, and left my love of learning about art because ‘how can you get a job with art’ behind.
Clearly those were not my words, I don’t even think my parents had said those words to me, but I had picked them up and internalised them from somewhere.
It’s funny really, because I used to get paid to draw for my parents company, I used to re-draw images when people had sent them art work that wasn’t good enough, so in reality I knew I could earn money for art, but somewhere along the way I didn’t believe in myself, or value the art enough to pursue it.
To be honest I’m not actually sure going to Art College would’ve been the right fit for me, but I’ve never stopped creating in my own way.
Even today in my business I’m always creating. Whether it’s new courses, planners, journals, oracle cards, divination sets. I can’t help myself and it’s a standing joke in my groups.
Creation is how I express myself, it’s how we all express ourselves.
I love to make the magical and sacred, practical and tangible, I do this by creating practical tools to connect you to your true self.
Some people love to create welcoming homes, cook delicious food, draw or sculpt beautiful works of art, write words that move you.
There is no limit to our creativity, we just have to ignore what we think we should do, and do what we feel called to do.
Basically…. follow your joy.