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Day 3 Wonder-30 Days of Creative Expression

photo-6The word for today from Lance Secretan’s Spirit@Work Cards that I did my art journaling around is: ®Wonder. You can play along by getting the App on your iphone too, drawing a value card each day, or following along with the card I’ve drawn.

I love the word wonder. It makes me want to cartwheel through tall grass and throw up my skirt and wade out into the deep blue sea. It calls me to look again at what I have missed right before my eyes, a thousand times. It beckons me to become awe struck, gazing at every tiny particle of beauty, joy, love and life surrounding me.

I often need to be reminded to get out of my head and return to the childlike place of wonder. When I have neglected my heart for too long, there are tale-tale signs. If I have wondered off the golden streets for the counterfeit of reasoning and practicality, I most certainly have forgotten the spirit being that I am.

If I have chosen to build something and put off living until the “time is right,” I’ve most certainly abdicated my true self and with it my sense of wonder. I must put everything down and with everything in me recall what I knew before I forgot it. I must run to the nearest reprieve, the nearest safe-gap to recall and play. I must reawaken my sense of wonder.

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I’m In Recovery!

ID-10080991Can I tell you a little secret? I cringe when someone finishes a sentence with an exclamation mark like, “amen!” I cannot stomach Christianese! It immediately makes me feel the need to run for the door, because I smell inauthenticity like day old lobster. I question the rhetoric and parroting. The real person seems to be missing and lacks a clear sense of who they truly are. Although I am learning to see past the camouflage to the person, it’s so close to home that it still causes me to spin, like a sober drunk in a room of drinkers.

I confess I’m in recovery. I’m in recovery from institutional religion. Are you wondering what I’m talking about? I’m talking about trying to mash myself into a misshaped cookie cutter image, rather than be who I am. I am in recovery from a groupthink culture that was slowing killing me, a culture of performance, judgment, striving and preferring ritual above relationship.

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Are You Storing Up Counterfeits?

Kimberism: “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein It’s amazing how a slight tweak in perspective renders something less valuable than it may have once seemed. A shiny trinket that once seemed the prize quickly looses its charm when faced with a new definition of value. This year has been a significant year alignment. Like many I know I have been in the process of reevaluating the contents of my life. In the process I have discovered things within reach I thought I wanted suddenly lost their value and seemed to be merely fools gold. Although life and death situations give us a clear glimpse into what is truly valuable and important, subtle shifts can offer the same change in perspective. Ask a discontented millionaire if the value he holds lies in his wealth, or loved ones and you will most certainly understand one shift in perspective and the challenge for alignment. Now in the midst of packing up boxes to make our move to Pasadena, I am faced with the constant choice of keeping or letting go. Moving provides a great opportunity to purge and reevaluate substance. What are you holding onto that you need to let go of?  Have you been clinging to a counterfeit yet know its time to make room for what is real and holds true value? Take a moment and determine what you may be tolerating in your life and what needs to go. Determine what is of enduring value and what are counterfeits? © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxieme www.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com

© Copyright 2013 Moxie Me. All Rights Reserved

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me helps heart-led women become 'POSSIBILLIONAIRES', so they can 'live beyond limitations into the wealth of possibilities.' We help women get untamed, connect to their passion, purpose, inspired vision and heart. Join us to rev up your moxie! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxiemewww.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com