Day 1-Infusion, 30 Days of Creative Expression & A New Way of Being
- Published on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 11:57
- Written by Kimber Britner
Today I begin my thirty-day challenge: 30 Days of Creative Expression. I hope you will follow along and play as I daily post my art journaling images and thoughts for the day. My goal is to create a conversation and collaborative effort. I invite you to follow along, journaling with me in your own unique way around the theme that I am discussing for the day. You can read more about this here http://moxieme.com/i-suck-at-asking-for-help/
Many people are launching into the New Year with resolutions and goals. However, I like to think of a new beginning as a new way of being, not merely doing.
When we merely focus on action steps and outer standards while ignoring our inner being we will find that we are out of alignment and rattled with incongruence; confusion; lack of clarity; lack of fulfillment; and all manner of shifting sand.
It seems we have it backwards. What if we flipped this around and lived from the inside out by focusing on our inner climate and way of being prior to focusing outwardly. This is the ultimate realignment that will manifest in a new way of being. In this way our circumstances will not dictate our well-being, but our way of being will alter our circumstances.
This year, I will continue to invest in the quality of soil my life is being built upon and continue supporting others in the same manner. There’s simply no comparison in the fruit that’s yielded from rich soil, reflected through state of being-love, joy, peace, gratitude, compassion, inspiration, hope, clarity, inner faith and insight.
The thought and word I am pondering today for the art journaling image posted here is from Lance Secretan’s SPIRIT@WORK ® Card: Infusion.
Lance Secretan said, “Most business organizations and not-for-profit institutions have “Programs.” But it’s not programs we need. We don’t have a “Sunset Appreciation Program” – instead, we sit in a sacred place and experience a sunset, and in this way, it infuses us with spirit. Programs intrude, an experience infuses.”
How do you plan to nurture and invest in your state of being to experience an inner infusion of love, joy, peace, gratitude, etc.? How will you incorporate the word “Infusion” into your day? I’d love to hear your thoughts and have you join the conversation!
What Are You Growing In Your Life?
Kimberism: A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil
- Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 07:22
- Written by Kimber Britner
Have you ever gone after something you thought you wanted only to discover in the end that you invested yourself in something that didn’t line up with your inner values? I sure have, more times than I would like to admit!
Have you ever noticed that everything produces after its own kind? Every seed produces its own kind. An orange seed doesn’t produce apples. It produces after its own kind and so do we. The seed is the most inner part and within every person’s heart there is a seed that manifests after its own kind. If you want to know what kind of seed you are nurturing, look at the fruit in your life. Do you sadly recognize seeds maturing with qualities that do not align with your values?
Here are clues that reveal you may be nurturing an illegitimate harvest:
- You experience a lack of peace
- You lack the ability to live in the present moment
- You find yourself striving to make things happen
- Rather than letting life emerge through you, you are contriving to control life
- You are driven by selfish-ambition
- All that you are creating would be meaningless if you found yourself in a life or death situation
- You can’t remember the last time you felt giddy
- You forgot how to receive
- You are propelled by self-effort rather than joy
- 10. You forgot love
If you’ve ever planted a garden and watched it grow strong and healthy you know that it began with good seed, fertile soil and the right nurture and care. Conversely if a garden has pour seed, soil or little care, you can be certain that even if what’s sown in it looks strong and healthy initially, it will eventually wither when exposed to the heat. Look around in the world and you will quickly discern the heat of many man-made and natural circumstances. Although it may be disappointing to have invested time and energy in a failed crop, it may actually be a blessing if you determine what your growing is contrary to your values.
Is what you are sowing in your life truly valuable? If not realign your priorities and activities to produce a harvest that is truly valuable.
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