Get in the Flow — LET GO OF STRUGGLE

This is one of my favorite teachings! The Law of Non-Resistance. So simple and so powerful to put into practice!!!

Here’s #4 in this video series for artists on the teachings of Florence Scovel Shinn. This is all about how to see what life is giving us is a GIFT — no matter how uncomfortable it may seem at the time. We can actually transform things in our life by embracing them and flowing with them. Check it out!

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Get with the Flo – FAITH VS. FEAR

Ooh, this is one of my favorite things to talk about! How to “make your faith bigger than your fear.” This is Week Three on my video series on Florence Scovel Shinn. I’d love to hear what you think about this one… I can tell you personally, I always need this reminder!

Get With the Flo – IMAGINATION & INTUITION

Week Two in this video series on the teachings of spiritual teacher Florence Scovel Shinn… We dive into the power of our Imagination and the brilliance of our Intuition!

Get on it!!

 

My First Vlog! Yes, I’m REALLY doing it!!! AHHHHHH!!!!

So, this has been a vision of mine for years…sharing my thoughts on Spiritual Tools for Artists. And when a friend of mine told me I had to take my teaching to the next level — take it from words to video — I felt excited, exhilarated, scared, like I wanted to vomit, all of that! And I knew all of those crazy feelings knew that I had to do it. So I did.

I talk all about that process in the video below.  I also introduce this 7 part video series I’m doing on Florence Scovel Shinn, one of my fav Spiritual Teachers. I’m stoked to share her work with you! I dig her so and I hope you do too!

Oh, you also get to see inside my apartment… 😉

And, of course, I’d LOVE to hear your comments!

Something NEW is coming!

So, very exciting and totally vulnerable news! I’m making the transition into video blogs…After lots of wonderful encouragement from friends and those of you who’ve taken my workshops, last week I recorded my first set of video blogs!! AHHH!!!!

Ooh, it’s so crazy to do something new…and so fascinating how alive it makes you feel!

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And as I was prepping, and doing my inner work to think about what I wanted to share, this came out of me…

I have a very simple message, and here is it: there is something you’ve been given to bring into the world. You know it. It’s inside of you. You were perfectly designed to be the “parent” to bring it to life.

The very moment that you say “yes” to this vision, and you walk in its direction, Life will re-configure to help you. So, any excuse you are giving yourself about not enough time, not enough money, not enough resources…its not the truth. It’s a lie from the part of you that wants to keep you small.

The Universe is abundant.

Now, what you may have to do is increase your faith. You have to believe that this is a world that’s in favor of you and that wants you to become your Full Self. Sometimes you have to walk though the valley of your doubt to birth this idea. You may have to shed things that don’t serve you. You may have to face your fears head on.

This is a process that leads to transformation.

That vision that you’ve been given has come here to change you as well as bless you.

It’s a gift.

Lastly, to receive this gift, you have to get still and ask for guidance. If you create a relationship with the Divine (Your Higher Self, God-Mind, Nature, whatever you want to call it) and you will be told exactly what to do: through your intuition, through prayer, through your meditation. But you have to make space to listen. You will be given everything that you need.

We can go deeper into the work. We can talk about how we say “yes” to it, why its scary, how the process of transformation occurs, how our chakras are involved, but if there’s one thing that I want you to get right now, its this…

Your dream wants to come true. And it wants to come true through you.

It wants to happen.

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell

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Oh, and one more thing: Natalie Roy & I are doing our Revol-YOU-tion Workshop May 15-17 in Los Angeles. I promise you, that you will leave ON FIRE for your vision!!!

For more information email:[email protected]

7 Steps of Creating – WRAP UP

In wrapping up the Seven Steps of Creating, I looked over these past entries and saw how the majority of the posts came back to the balance of going within yourself, listening, and then acting upon that knowledge in the outside world. There is a back and forth system of harvesting what is inside you, and then sharing it with others.

This week, as I was going through my files, I came across my speech to the UCLA Theater, Film & Television graduating class of 2013, when I was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in Theater. As I reviewed my speech, I saw how it incapsulated what I believe about the balance of feminine and masculine energies in creation. I wanted to share it with you here as a kind of “wrap up” on this blog series. I feel it distills down to the essence of what I think our job is here as creators.

I hope you enjoy!

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It’s such a great honor to get to be here today. I look out over your bright faces and I feel so much enthusiasm about your life, your art, and everything that is in front of you. You know, I started jotting down this week things that I wanted to share with you, things that I wish someone had told me, and its funny — it came down to two ideas:

GET STILL AND GET BUSY.

Two totally opposite ideas. But let me explain…

Get still enough to hear yourself. I believe our passion will send us in the direction of our success, but that we have to get quiet enough to hear the whispers of our heart. That’s where our gold is. That’s where all the great ideas are.

Get still and really listen to your instinct. Get quiet enough to block out the “NO’s” and hear your inner “YES.” Let that inner “YES” be louder than all the world’s “NO’s.”

You can’t force success or your own objective, all you can do is listen in any individual circumstance to the inner wisdom of your own soul.

And then…

Get busy.

Follow that inner wisdom. Get busy and follow what your gut tells you. Don’t ask how, that’s not your job. Get busy, and in my experience, there is enough time, enough resources, enough money. I promise, the way will be made if you just start creating.

Do what you love, and eventually, you’ll be paid for it. Make your own opportunities. Art has its own magic in it. See, I believe if an idea comes to you, its because it wants to be born in the world through you. So keep doing the work, even when there are obstacles in front of you — and I know, absolutely, there will be! Those obstacles are there to grow you. Keep going, and if you don’t give up, eventually everything will fall into place.

I believe we have to have faith that Life is good and it wants us to win. And there are people who want to help you on your way.

So, get quiet. Listen.

Then, get busy. Act.

The last thing I want to say is that sometimes it all takes much longer than you think (I mean, most of my projects are on the 5-7 year plan!) but sometimes, it also happens a lot faster than you expect. But you never know which one its going to be. So be present. Be grateful. Try not to worry. And enjoy exactly where you are.

Thank you!

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If you are in LA, Natalie Roy & I are doing our Revol-YOU-tion Workshop May 15-17!

For more information email:[email protected]

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