2020 has been a year full of surprises. Many things have occurred that we never imagined. One response can be to coil up and protect ourselves. There is nothing wrong with that, and it is a reflex to circumstances. Whenever I have been in reflex mode, I am no longer in creation mode.
Creating my experience by being very intentional, is beneficial, and feels so much better.
Creating for me is about delight. When I'm in delight I am more generous, I have more compassion, I'm less reactive and more conscious in my choices.
Delight, by definition is great pleasure. What happens when we put our focus on delight? Can we allow ourselves to have great pleasure?
These are great questions and delight is often more difficult to allow than the discontent that is right at the end of our fingertips. Delight opens up the door for more possibilities simply because we are open to new ideas.
Here's one idea that I've been working on recently.
What is one idea that delights you that you tend to disregard and set aside?
Could I invite you to pull that idea out and explore allowing yourself to have it?
I have often heard things like: " that's over the top... too decadent... selfish...excessive." Really? Really? Just imagine for a minute you allowed yourself to have what you really want. No compromise. Now this could be something small or something large. It could even be a decadent day off, or a solo trip somewhere.
What would be different for you, if you allowed yourself to have what you want?
In creating this latest painting I'm inviting you into an image that feels really decadent to me, and I'm also inviting you to considering buying something that feels decadent for you. Liberating that desire, liberates your energy, opens the door to more possibilities, and meets your own personal needs. Guess what happens when you meet your own needs? You are more available to be a support to those around us.
Self care first - always.
Our communities need us at our best and being at our best is about allowing ourselves to have the things that we desire.
I'd love to hear your reflections. Leave me a comment below.