Go with the Flow of Cascading Dreams

Easier said than done! Everyone tells you to ‘go with the flow,’ but going with the flow isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

When my dreams began cascading into life, I felt very reluctant to believe any of it would stick. So accustomed to looking for the other shoe to drop, I did more than reserve judgement ~ I got in the way of the flow more times than not!

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So how did I finally get it?

Truth is, I’m not sure that I do. I don’t know that I will EVER really get it fully. The thing I notice is that I am a lot quicker to stop when life feels like a struggle.

Go with the Flow of Cascading Dreams

“When life feels like a struggle, flip on some music and sing!”

You know. When the file won’t upload because the server is slow. Or traffic is blocking the bridge and I’m going to be late. I am much quicker at stepping back and taking a break. Go for a walk. Do something else and come back later. Flip on some music and sing.

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The funny part is that whenever I have the presence of mind to chill and ask the Creator to show me. There is something way better that pops up.

“Just as soon as I clear the struggle ~ the Creator spills the dreams.”

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Life is a Garden. Plant Joy!

Life is a Garden. Plant Joy!

“When my garden is dark and empty, I feel quiet and introspective. Like winter, my roots spring to life knowing I can plant joy anywhere I find a nook or cranny. Faith makes a happy life.”

This painting was dark when I found her rolled up in a corner of my studio. Embarrassed that I’d allowed her to become so ugly, I quickly flipped past her so my friends wouldn’t see her face.

Alone, I placed her on the easel and squeezed paint onto the palette. Day by day, I repainted her fields and farms, her trees and houses, her clouds and demeanor. I can’t say it was easy. To repaint her, I had to repaint myself.

I let go of my dark thoughts. Slowly, I replanted them with colorful joyful ones. When a few of them took root, I got inspired and started writing this column. I’d never considered myself a writer. I’m just a gardener tending my garden of love.

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Dance ’til the Sunsets

Dance ’til the Sunsets

How it feels to be a pale sunrise, all quiet and somber ~ then suddenly ~ joyously dancing through life with sparkling jewels. Only the Creator could inspire such joy!

At a time in my life when happiness was missing from life, I began painting this as a pale sunrise. Now a deeply colored sunset~ sparkling in turquoise, aquamarine, amethyst, emerald, and gold ~ the transformation is remarkable.

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Happiness such as this doesn’t come from the outside. It shines from the inside ~ through the heart. This is where I wish to live ~ happy, glowing, dancing in my heart every single day ’til my sun sets.

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