Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Permission as a Strategy

Something  is calling me today to write about permission. Perhaps it is because I'm focused on giving it to myself.

While doing The Desire Map program by Danille LaPorte I've been focused on what I desire, what I deep down want to feel as a result of whatever it is I do. A lot of how I want to feel is about what I DON'T want to feel, or what I'm avoiding feeling. My remedy is two-fold: 1) identify what I want to feel more of 2) ask myself in any given moment "How do I want to feel?"

Danielle asked "Is your focus on being happy, or is your focus on not being unhappy?" Abraham talks about "vibration", and states, "You can't help but experience contrast, so you can't help but ask...You've got to be a vibrational match to what you're asking for." I find this concept really easy to understand with the statement "Worry is praying for what you don't want."

When my answer to how I want to feel doesn't quite work or results in an answer that does not vibrate with what I want (in other words the answer is about how I do not want to feel), then I recognize that I need to find something that works. Without consciously doing it, I've learned to give myself permission to feel the way I want to feel; I'm just today recognizing the new strategy.

The new strategy is working for me in many areas of my life, especially when I'm not confident. I am spiting my negative feelings. I am giving myself permission to apply for jobs I would love to do though I don't feel "credentialed" for; I have looked more deeply at my qualifying life-experience and have been interviewed. I am giving myself permission to make beads and jewelry because I want to not because I'm trying to make money; I made some really nice beads that gave me, and show in the results my feelings of joy, creativity, and freedom. I'm giving myself permission to have faith that the Universe will provide what I need, when I need it; yesterday someone bought one of my pieces of jewelry without using a discount code!

A song that just occurred to me, Do It (Till Your Satisfied). 

Right now I'm working on a necklace with a new technique for wire work. I've also listed some jewelry I made last week. Making jewelry is not as profitable as making beads (though where is the profit really if I keep everything :) ?), but I gave myself permission to have fun and be creative! Here are some pics of the new jewelry; if you want more details please visit my shop here

(Necklace is not yet listed)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Great Deals and Fun Tutorials!

I think today is a day for lightness. I found great deals and fun tutorials to share with you.

Get 5 eBooks for $7.40!
Have you heard of Bundle of the Week? Every week is a new topic and you can buy a bundle of five different ebooks on that topic. I LOVE that idea. This week the topic is Paleo as in a way of eating. More and more people are interested in "getting off the grid" as much as possible. People see the value in sustaining a wholesome and healthy life through energy efficiency and savings, growing their own food, creating their own textiles, and believing through sustainable living we will survive this difficult time in history, like our greats and grandparents did! And how our ancestors ate is what a Paleo Diet is all about. Paleo diets are based on fruit, vegetables, nuts, and meats. For those people who are sensitive to gluten, this diet is a very healthy way of eating.

This bundle includes the following ebooks:

  • The Paleo Miracle by Joe Salama
  • The Paleo Snack Recipe Book by Suzanne Crawt
  • Eating Out and Traveling on the Paleo Diet by AglaĆ©e Jacobs
  • Toadally Primal Smoothies by Primal Toad
  • Paleo Ice Cream by Ben Hirshberg

$10.00 bottle openers!
Karen Thomas has great prices, but now through the 17th of June she's having a great sale on her Beadable Products! She has different kinds of bottle openers, wine stoppers, serving utensils, pens, key rings, swizzle sticks, and beadable bangle bracelets! Great and easy ideas for Father's Day!


I'm also having a great sale for a week 50% off EVERYTHING! 

Use coupon code CLEANOUT50 at checkout. 

 Here's one of my favorite tutorials, this Shambala bracelet. I just made my second one last night! TooCuteBeads has a lot of nice tutes; here's my first one.

Here's a wonderful tutorial by Bizsugyar that is simple to follow, simple to execute, great for using my lampwork beads, and very high impact and beautiful! 

The language is not English, but the pictures are worth more than 1,000 words! The supplies are easy to get from the craft and/or hardware store. 

If you like DIY's check out my Pinterest DIY board!

Monday, June 3, 2013

There are Infinte Choices

I've been feeling so stuck in indecision. What do I want to do? How do I want to get it done? What do I really love doing? What do I really need to do?  All these questions have one thing deeply in common; they assume that only one choice can be made. Do you get my meaning?

I believe it is important to have faith that what I need will be provided. I believe it is important to have gratitude for what has been provided. But there are things that get in the way of my living life according to those beliefs. I get stuck thinking that all my good blessings are going to go away. I get stuck thinking that if I make the wrong decision, that will be "the end." This is a "scarcity" mind set.

This unhealthy train of thought runs through so many aspects of my life. It runs through the way I make beads; don't use that "special" glass because they don't make it anymore or they won't have it when I need it or I won't be able to afford more if I run out. It runs through the way I look for work; don't apply for this job because if I get it I won't be able to accept the other job I already applied for. I can't think of one instance that this way of thinking has served me positively.

So, I've been working on getting "unstuck". I've made a couple of declarations this week in my attempt to get out of the desert while I'm on stilts. I'm not sure how helpful the declarations will be, but I KNOW that they will not be the last declarations I ever make. And if declarations are the way to get unstuck, and these don't work, then there are others that can be made.

I have faith that I've been given an opportunity in this moment, and I am grateful for it, and I will make a choice to move forward, now, with full confidence in my abilities. I believe in me!

I desire abundance! I declare that I have enough, and I want more! I have enough time to do what I want to do. I have enough talent to do what I want to do. I have enough love to give and receive. I have enough money to pay the rent on time, and the rest of the bills late. I have enough sun and water to grow my plants. I have enough bacon to make several sandwiches. I have chips and a huge jar of pickles to go with said sandwich. I have enough cd's to create a disc with a fix for that computer. I have enough drive to do it and enough intelligence and savy to do it. I want more, and I am vibrating at a frequency that matches ALL that is in the vortex, waiting for me!!!!