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Disturb the Universe

Do I dare?

I’ve been blogging since March of 2014 and I’d be lying to you if I told you it was always easy. There are weeks, like this one, where I have NO IDEA what I’m going to say.

So, I poured through my folder on ideas and scrounge through emails that I’ve saved with a hope that they can offer some sort of inspiration. Any sort of inspiration.

Nothing.

Then a word popped out at me. DISRUPT. It was a blog post I read recently on how you should be disrupting the status quo.

Last year I challenged a good friend to disturb the universe. And now it’s time for me to do the same.

I recently sold my condo. It’s time for new beginnings. It’s time to switch gears.

I’ve been re-listening to Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter series and asking myself…..how do I want to feel? Danielle talks about, ‘knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity you can have and generating those feelings is the most creative thing you can do in your life.”

So, I’ve spent some time this week creating a list of how I want to feel.

Energized.

Joyful.

Courageous.

Connected.

Innovative.

Light.

I get caught up with all the ‘shoulds’ in life. My to-do lists are always a mile long. I’ve always had a hard time breaking away and finding the courage to disturb the universe.

But isn’t that what I do every day with my artwork? I disturb the photograph. I take the pixels that I captured in the camera and disrupt it. I manipulate it, print it on paper that was never intended to have an image printed on it and embed it in beeswax. Why have I not seen that until now? Why do I get bogged down with all the guilt of not doing what I ‘should’?

I’m betting that as I get clear on how I want to feel, my art making will become clear as well. I’ve been searching for inspiration for my blogs, my artwork, and my business. But it’s defining my innate desires to feel a certain way that will clear my path to freedom and the rest will flow.

I suggest you take a few moments and think about how you want to feel in life.  Your core desired feelings don’t have to be radical, just be aware of what they are, so that you can go about making them a reality.

And in doing so, experience the freedom of disrupting your universe.

 


 

Would love to hear from you what words you would choose to describe how you want to feel. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

With all good wishes,

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