I had a dream last night that one of my daughters called me from miles up a densely wooded logging road. She was visiting someone and called me for help. "Mom, I don't know where I am and I can't remember the house number and I don't know how to get back."
Then her phone died.
In that weird dream state, I knew what road to drive up but at some point the road narrowed enough that I had to abandon my car and continue on foot. I had no idea where she was and I just kept hefting myself up the hill in hopes that I'd see her car somewhere.
Then I woke up.
The metaphor is dead on. When your kids are learning how to make their way in the world, sometimes they have seasons of feeling lost and the only right thing a parent can do is to be the widest presence of love possible - to encourage, listen, comfort, and not try to fix it all. (As if I could.)
Today has been a bit rough for the girl in my dream and I can't help but feel deep gratitude for the pre-remembering I got before dawn through that dream. It has reminded me who I can be for her today even though I'd bushwhack my way up the densest of trails and rescue her if it would make her even half as strong as her OWN bushwhacking will. I would never, ever want to deny her that growth just to spare myself a little parental discomfort.
She's a strong one. And she has an army of angels with her. And we are both really good and laughing so we have that in our favor.
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Today launched week two of my visual branding 101 workshop! This week is all about uncovering your own personality and how it aligns with your ideal audience.
Dodgeball was pretty 🔥 this year😎🎥 @ncc_students@1kphew Had a great time capturing the event and I even played a little bit😅
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Keeping things light-hearted around here for a while for #ayearofcuriosity 💖
So today's question:
Would you rather be stuck in a lift, submarine or on a plane.
Now this one has taken a lot of deliberation and ended up being a process of elimination. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and reasoning!
So here's mine:
Submarine = NO. The thought of it makes my stomach turn. The idea of being trapped underground or underwater terrifies me and there's nowhere to escape to.
Lift . Well there are so many variables here. Stuck alone or with people? In a crowded lift? Stomach's turning again! If I was physically fit enough to pull myself up an elevator shaft I might pick this one. Also seen way too many films where all kinds of shit goes wrong in lifts. And another thing - you're probably not a high priority in terms of rescue.
So I'd have to pick plane. Still not ideal but there's an emergency exit in worse case scenario. I'd also be with people trained to deal with the situation and hopefully the more the merrier in terms of rescue priority.
Ooof that was a hard one! Looking forward to your answers!!
#marchmeetthemaker • DAY 18
MISTAKE OR LESSON .
Done is better than perfect!
This is one of the major things that is both a mistake I’ve made A LOT in the past, and a lesson I’ve learnt very recently... like in the past few months!! Yep, it has taken me 33 years to figure this one out... and I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered it yet, at all - but I’m definitely more aware of it which is a step in the right direction I guess!! .
I’m a serial procrastinator and have always spent waaay too much time worrying about having the ‘perfect’ idea before even starting a project!!! Then once I start something I don’t stop tweaking it, until it’s absolutely ‘perfect’... whatever ‘perfect’ is! I would spend days worrying whether I should move a bit of a design 2mm to the left/right... like who is going to notice this!?!?... I’ve probably got this dilemma down to just a day or two now! Which I think is major progress! Haha! .
So... I’ve now changed the way I work! I no longer procrastinate for a hundred days, because ‘done is better than perfect’! I just do something, anything, to get rid of the scary blank page staring at me! Then I experiment with it because nothing is permanent... even once you unleash your design into the big scary world - you can still change/improve it! Just get it out there! .
Happy Monday everyone!! Thank goodness for a lucky St. Patrick's Day to make these last two weeks of March one for the books! Our house is definitely moving right along, but we still have a loooott to do and we may or may not be hosting Easter this year🙃 so we need all the luck we can get to get things done! I'm also SO happy that my home office will he the next big task I will be taking on in the next few weeks🙌 Inspiration like this @pinterest perfect office is just what I need😍 Stay tuned!!
Studio visit with C.J. Lori! What a brilliant time talking about her upcoming exhibition in June. C.J. speaks about her “Trees Leaving” series, a long running adventure since 2005; that “people used to look at them and be sad. Now they just want to hitch a ride on them.” Could it be the current state of affairs?
Detail of one of the “Trees Leaving” paintings. C.J. states that they represent our impermanence and mortality. They are also an ecological statement. As the planet is poisoned, where will life forms go?
Manifestation is an automatic process. We are constantly generating our current reality. In fact, we manifest by the simple virtue of our being. So why does it feel more complex in practice 🤦🏻♀️? Here is an insightful litmus test for what may be constricting your natural, manifestational flow:
Let go of your desires for a moment. Let go of everything you think you have to do to get there. Let go of your need to survive and feed, house, clothe your body.
Face yourself when you do nothing and are nothing.
This is your moment of truth.
The idea of nothingness has been highly distorted in our understanding. Nothing actually points to no-THING. No specific configuration of energy. If the idea of “everything” is likened to ripples on the surface of water, then “nothing” is the stillness of the very same water. But the water, who WE eternally are, is ever-present.
When at a state of pure rest, pure nothingness, we can STILL FEEL wholeness, fulfillment, love, wealth, and ease... we completely close the energetic gap between who we are and what we want.
So it’s no longer about attracting, magnetizing, or creating love, wealth, and joy. It’s not even about being loved, wealthy, and joyful.
It is RECOGNIZING our own IDENTITY as these things when we drop everything else entirely.
I AM love, and whatever I do or don’t do is still love.
I AM wealth, and whatever I do or don’t do is still wealth.
I AM joy, and whatever I do or don’t do is still joy.
Still has a deeper meaning. Love at rest. Wealth at rest. Joy at rest.
We are the omnipresent SOURCE of it all. When we move, the superfluid energy that is all of existence, all of US, moves with us. We are love expressing itself. We are wealth expressing itself. We are joy expressing itself. We are whatever we FEEL WE ARE expressing itself. Release anything that makes this any more complicated for you. You are ready for effortlessness and you ARE pure creative POWER 💥.
In the Realm of the Mothers II by Jenny Saville painted in 2014
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Les yeux sont les fenêtres de l’âme, ils sont les témoins de nos pensées, ils ne mentent pas, on pourrait même dire que par moment il nous trahissent... On peut y voir tous nos états, les masques que l’on empruntent en fonction des situations et des personnes qui nous font faces.
Pour connaître une personne, plonger votre regard dans ses yeux et écouter ce qu’ils ont à vous dire.🙏❤️ Nadia Amimeur
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I thought I’d share 4 random things about me, just for fun.
1. My dad was a bricklayer for most of his life (hence why Red “Brick” Media is a name close to me)
2. Prior to architecture school I would wear bright and colourful t-shirts, now I’m all about those greys.
3. During TAFE I worked with a precast concrete modular company, mainly doing shop drawings.
4. I order every burger without pickles.
Now that you know me a little bit more, tell me one thing about yourself? Or more importantly, are you “pickles” or “no pickles” on a burger?
Ah! This is starting soooon! On March 20 - the first day of spring, on the full moon - @whiteravencollective is beginning our first offering of a 40 day practice. This ones on steroids with live daily sessions, weekly coaching circles and a Facebook community. I am so excited to be part of the creation of this and even more excited for everyone who will be joining us!⠀
Will we see you there? ⠀
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I paid far too much for my hotdog but, this photo was worth it! Buy me a hotdog and I’ll tell you the story 🌭😉
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Life’s purpose 💕 figuring out and knowing what your purpose is, can literally drive you 🤯crazy. Just when you think you have it nailed down, life will throw you a curve 🥎 ball and your right back at the starting line. ✨
Instead, changing 🔀 your mindset to start focusing on what drives you, what gets you excited, your talents, and things you can’t stop thinking about will naturally drive you to fulfilling your purpose. ✨
What’s your #passionandpurpose ⁉️