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Connecting Vision Boards w Daily Action Steps

i’m sharing a short video today to show you my new Vision Board and how i’ve lined it up with my Daily Actions chart.. I’m super excited to start!

i belong to a group that is working through an online 30 day Restart program.. if you’re interested in joining a community of like-minded people, just comment below here and i’ll get in touch with you

love and blessings xx

barbara

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new vision board + daily actions chart

i woke up early this morning and began assembling my new

vision board

it came together so naturally from magazine pictures and photographs i truly felt it

resonated

with me

i think the most startling

discovery

was the overarching tone for this board is so different

from my last vision board (see below..)

it came from a place where I seemed less aware of my purpose on earth, just beginning to learn about my gifts and a time where i seemed to be making a lot of impulsive mistakes.

it truly reflected a deep longing for more

healing energy

and a

search for self

it had a quiet, introspective, reflective feel

as though i was searching back through my past in order to learn and grow

as I thumbed through my new magazines this morning i felt an unexpected

surge of joy radiate through my heart

and was so inspired by the pictures and photographs
I felt drawn to

it was as if I had crossed over stormy ocean waves and at long last reached the sandy beaches of a tranquil shoreline…

I am now immersed in the lush landscape of my

present and future

it was so encouraging to realize how far i’d come since working with my last vision board and daily actions chart.. i’ve really changed

the first poem shows how i like to think of my day

morning meditation

midday work and productivity

healthy eating with  friends and family

and a night time spent dreaming of the future

this section characterizes journaling, meditating, visualizing, my mission statement, positive affirmations and writing.. it’s the quiet morning in my day

the top right section shows creativity and physical activity

i want to do more rock climbing this winter, paint and learn how to make ceramic plates

at the center is spirituality

i like to think it says “Enjoy God” but could also say “Enjoy,” God.

also at the center is a reminder of my newest big push.. my financial goals, it is a reminder to live a more frugal lifestyle in order to have financial freedom

the bottom left corner shows healthy sleeping, dreaming and clean eating

the bottom right hand side shows my love of the mountains, i hope to hike more this year, even if it’s just locally at our Douglas Fur Trail

i’m excited about the potential for traveling in the future

i’ve had many indicators that New Zealand should be in my future and I will work to make that happen

some travel will be alone

others with friends

i especially want to travel to Oregon where they have “wild feasting” in forests and on the beach

my daily action steps chart is divided into sections:

the first section “spirituality” may look like a lot, but i am already in the habit of doing these from my last Vision Board, i wake up early because i love it so much

i look forward to the daily discipline for the “creativity” section, writing, painting, finances and work

“self-care” will take a little more planning, cooking on Sundays for healthier meals and spending more consistent time connecting with my family and friends

my “dreams” and “projects” sections are for Sundays, time to dream and research about bigger goals or to create a “one off” project

i’ve also learned that combining daily actions is an efficient way to accomplish more in less time and it’s fun to enjoy the spiritual benefit it allows

for example – when i go for a long walk i listen to inspirational music, audio book or podcast –

i can take my camera or iphone along while hiking to do some photography –

cooking and food prep while listening to podcasts –

meditation just before falling asleep at night

wishing you all so much self-discovery and joy while making your own

vision board and daily action steps chart

and the thrill of creating real lasting change in your life.

love and blessings,

barbara

 

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this night

Love and blessings,

Barbara

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Fall Edit

a heady, scent of autumn musk filled the air yesterday

what had begun with such slow deliberation

arrived swiftly, carried in on decidedly brisk air

and with it came an expectant breath..

a prescience

of

someone newly set to appear,

of something close at hand

materializing

alongside the steadfast autumnal turning

of the northern hemisphere’s face

away from the intensity of the sun’s scrutiny..

the sky was filled with heavy molten clouds

and the earth.. rich with fragrant, rain-sodden leaves

and so it’s time to make changes..

in my life, my heart, my mind,

time to usher in a calm, inner settling peace

a softer, quieter focus..

a time to cull

a muted palette of grays and whites

seems fitting then,

gone are the watery colors of the lake and sea

for another year

simple patterns refresh

large cable knit blankets comfort

and crystals

restore..

energetically healing,

they are a beautiful addition to your space

clear quartz

is considered the master healer

it channels universal love, health and balance..

is perfect for meditation and protection..

links all chakras for balance, harmony and

helps to manifest intentions

amethyst

connects with deeper intuition..

a crystal of relaxation, purification,

a promoter of spiritual growth

it helps to offer insightful solutions

what better place to meditate

than this?

blessings and love,

barbara

 

on love

“We name mostly in order to control but what is worth loving does not want to be held within the bounds of too narrow a calling.”

– David Whyte

I believe that the true joy in all relationship is the slow unfolding of experience shared, the gradual process put in motion, undertaken with the tender and deliberate process of “knowing” the other person. (Do we ever really “know” another person?)

I’ve learned this year, that there is an infinite expression of relationship possible, that something new arrives each time we are in pursuit of this creative process. Not all are mere friendship or, at the other extreme, a committed, physically intimate relationship. There are illimitable levels of connection that exist in the continuum between the two that can be revealed and celebrated.

The intention, I think, could be to connect on some level of emotional and spiritual intimacy, a depth of resonance and feeling of being together and on the same page in those areas, even in a simple platonic friendship. This is how we honour, support and grow by virtue of the alloy of two unique beings looking out for the best in the other. To the outer world this can look like friendship or appear as devoted lovers, but I think it is possible to be intimately linked with someone on a deeper level, without being in a pedestrian alliance of “love” as defined by society.

I think this may be the true gift of love given, to connect and resonate with someone, to know and support them on a deeply intimate level with the selfless understanding that “the spirit in me sees the spirit in you”..

without restraint, without an “end date” or limiting beliefs..
but with a joyful savouring of the other’s soul.

namaste,

barbara

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